GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Franklin City Hall, Franklin, New Hampshire

                                                                                July 16, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. with all members present.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of June 25, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the June 25, 2008 meeting.

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The Governor placed in nomination the several persons who applied for Civil Commissions.

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CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

George J. Khoury, Salem                                                                                   Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

State Apprenticeship Advisory Council

(Labor)

John P. Jackson, South Berwick, Maine                                                         Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 25, 2012

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Municipal official of town with population greater than 5,000)

Cheryl-Ann Bolouk, Salem                                                                               Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 14, 2010

 

Athletic Trainers Governing Board

(Physician/Practice of Sports Medicine)

Douglas J. Moran, MD, Concord                                                                      Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  John J. O’Connor, Concord (reached term limit)                   Term:  March 18, 2010

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Manicurist)

Deborah A. Booth, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Belknap County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

Marilyn R. Lynch, Laconia                                                                               Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

 (Belknap County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

Sandra T. McGonagle, Gilford                                                                          Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

 (Rockingham County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

Kathleen M. Olson, Windham                                                                          Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Board of Licensing of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(Non-deaf public member)

Elizabeth V. Brown, Keene                                                                               Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  Richard Cohen, Concord                                                           Term:  October 10, 2010

 

Board of Dental Examiners

(Dental Hygiene Member)

Stacy A. Plourde, Hooksett                                                                               Effective:  July 26, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 26, 2013

 

Associate Justice:  Manchester District Court

John C. Emery, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  July 16, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Associate Justice:  Nashua District Court

Michael J. Ryan, Goffstown                                                                             Effective:  July 16, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  Until 70 years of age

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Member of the Disabled Community)

Scott C. Rice, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  Deborah McKinney, Derry (resigned)                                      Term:  February 22, 2009

 

Board of Foresters

(Director of Forests and Lands)

Philip A. Bryce, Deering                                                                                      Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment

Term:  August 22, 2011 or upon separation from service as the Director of Forests and Lands

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

(Health Care Insurer)

James R. Tollner, Nashua                                                                                  Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  Beth-Ann Roberts, Lodonderry (reached term limit)            Term:  April 19, 2011

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Audiologist)

William Flanders, Hampton                                                                              Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  Peggy Sheets, Nashua (reached term limit)                             Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Hearing Aid Dealer)

Norman P. Fournier, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  David P. Dachowski, Bedford (reached term limit)               Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Public Member)

Elizabeth F. Valway, Londonderry                                                                  Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  Joel Saren, East Hampstead                                                      Term:  April 23, 2009

 

Medical Review Subcommittee

(Public Member)

Nominated by the Board of Medicine

Debra D. Stohrer, Concord                                                                                Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 27, 2011

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Daniel W. Morrissey, O.P., North Hampton                                                   Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  David Miccichi, Amherst (resigned)                                         Term:  December 18, 2011

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Dairy Farmer)

Debora A. Erb, Landaff                                                                                     Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 19, 2010

 

Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission

(Dairy Processor)

Bethany Hodge, Hinsdale                                                                                 Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 19, 2011

 

Passenger Tramway Safety Board

(Insurance Industry)

Selden Hannah, Rochester                                                                                                Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 1, 2012

 

Recreational Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

John J. Preve, Concord                                                                                       Effective:  July 16, 2008

Succeeding:  Michael Pagan, (resigned)                                                          Term:  October 25, 2009

 

State Veterans’ Council

John H. Jacobsmeyer, Jr., Northwood                                                             Effective:  July 16, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2011

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Nominated by County Government

Gregory D. Robbins, Barrington                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas G. Cooper, Concord (resigned)                                  Term:  August 18, 2010

 

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizens Committee

Paul A. Doscher, Weare                                                                                      Effective:  August 14, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 14, 2011

 

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizens Committee

Beverly Lord, Pittsburg                                                                                       Effective:  August 14, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 14, 2011

 

Board of Dental Examiners

Charles E. Albee, DMD, Pembroke                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ronald J. Hrinda, Derry (reached Term limit)                        Term:  July 15, 2013

 

Board of Engineers

William H. Smagula, Bedford                                                                           Effective:  August 21, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 21, 2013

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Public Member)

Richard A. Bernard, Durham                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 22, 2011

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Petroleum Industry)

Floyd W. Hayes, Bedford                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 8, 2013

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Chemical Engineer)

James J. Todd, Laconia                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 8, 2013

 

Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Thomas G. Janosz, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Daniel J. Healey, Manchester                                                    Term:  June 13, 2013

 

Deputy Commissioner: Department of Health and Human Services

Appointed by the Commissioner of DHHS  – subject to approval of Governor and Council

Mary Ann Cooney, Manchester                                                                       Effective:  August 18, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 18, 2012

Salary:  KK Max $106,977

 

Health Services Planning & Review Board

Representative of County Government

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Counties

Robert M. Chase, Laconia                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  December 15, 2010

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Donald R. Nary II, Dover                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Alan S. Greene, Dover (reached term limit)                            Term:  July 1, 2013

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

 (Municipal Officer of a Lakefront Community)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

Dennis J. Pavlicek, Newbury                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Lynn Christensen, Merrimack                                                   Term:  August 1, 2009

 

State Liquor Commission

Richard E. Simard, Bedford                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Anthony C. Maiola, Newport (resigned)                                  Term:  July 1, 2009

Salary:  GG:  Step 4 $81,642

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Robert C. Sinclair, Plymouth                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Marshall Hickok, Meredith                                                        Term:  September 1, 2010

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Real Estate Appraiser)

Peggy Gallus, Berlin                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Steven H. Berg, Portsmouth                                                      Term:  August 12, 2011

 

New Hampshire School Building Authority

Jane M. Bergeron-Beaulieu, Litchfield                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2010

 

New Hampshire School Building Authority

Donald P. Bliss, Hampton                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Theresa B. Scott, Cornish                                                           Term:  July 1, 2009

 

New Hampshire School Building Authority

Thomas E. Garfield, Belmont                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2011

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the State Employees’ Association

Charles C. Koontz, Hopkinton                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2010

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the New Hampshire State Permanent Fire Fighters Association

Brian W. Morrissey, Nashua                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Waste Management Council

(Licensed sanitary or environmental engineer from private industry)

Arthur J. Cunningham, Bow                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  April 21, 2012

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank and Littleton Consumer Cooperative Society, Inc. in Littleton, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A: 18 to determine the financing will serve a public use provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JULY 16, 2008

FRANKLIN CITY HALL-OPERA HOUSE, FRANKLIN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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             At approximately 10:40 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Littleton Consumer Cooperative Society, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Carol Walker, Vice President of Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13  WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO LITTLETON CONSUMER COOPERATIVE SOCIETY, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE

UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO LITTLETON CONSUMER COOPERATIVE SOCIETY, INC.

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $2,400,000 from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Littleton Consumer Cooperative Society, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

 

                WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to award the recommended guarantee upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

 

                WHEREAS, further action by the Authority with respect to the proposed transaction is subject to the passage of this resolution and cannot be taken until after its passage;

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

                1.             Findings and Determinations.  On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

                                (a)           Special Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

 

                                                (ii)           Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and insure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

 

                                (b)           General Findings.

 

                                                (i)            The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                                (ii)           The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                                (iii)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

 

                                                (iv)          The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.  The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

 

                3.             Effective Date.  This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Passed and Agreed to July 16, 2008.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2           Authorized to enter into agreement with the Town of Littleton, 125 Main Street, Suite 200, Littleton, NH, to assist the Littleton Consumer Cooperative Society, Inc. (the Co-op), a NH Non-Profit corporation, with the construction of a retail grocery store at 269 Cottage Street in Littleton, NH, in the amount of $500,000.   Effective upon G&C approval until June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#3           Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, 10 Goodnow Street, Jaffrey, NH, to replace electrical service connections including meters, pedestals and wiring in the Forest Park Tenants Association Cooperative manufactured housing park in the amount of $130,000.    Effective upon G&C approval until December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#4           Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter in an agreement with the City of Laconia, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH, for the purpose of assisting Laconia Area Community Land Trust in the preservation and rehabilitation of twenty-one units of housing in the McIntyre Building, in downtown Laconia, NH in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval until June 30, 2010.   100% Federal Funds.

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to prepare and conduct flood study workshops in the amount of $7,500.  Effective upon G&C approval from July 1, 2008 through September 30, 2008.  75% Federal Funds, 25% General Funds.

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, for planning assistance and training to municipalities on local, municipal and regional planning issues in the amount of $27,048.   Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds.

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with UNH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to continue implementation of GRANIT, the state’s computerized geographic information system in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds.

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, Concord NH, to provide monitoring services for the State’s interests in privately owned conservation lands, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2010.  89% Federal, 11% General Funds.

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH, for the continued operation of the Business Energy Efficiency Program in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval to August 15, 2009.  25% Federal Funds, 75% Other Funds.

 

#10         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $68,673.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds.

 

#11         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $55,521.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds.

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $59,816.   Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#13         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $81,954.10 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#14         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the Division of Arts to enter into a service agreement with Ralph Lewis, Concord, NH, for the construction of a shelving unit at the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts to protect and store pieces in the State’s Collection in the amount of $3,225.   Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds.  (2)Further Authorized Division of the Arts to make an advance payment to Ralph Lewis before work is commenced in the amount of $1,612.50.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the reclassification of Position Number 10056, Building and Grounds Utility Person, Labor Grade 8, to a Maintenance Mechanic II, Labor Grade 12.  This position became vacant on June 1, 2008 by reason of retirement of the incumbent.  98.73 General Funds, 1.27% Federal Funds.

 

#16         Authorized Robert J. Howe, Newburyport, MA, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found physical, mentally, morally and professionally qualified. 

 

#17         Authorized Major Christopher E. Cieurzo, Freeport, ME, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#18         Authorized Major Nicholas S. Adler, Portland, ME, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#19         Authorized Davis K. Ulricson, Ashland, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

 

#20         Authorized Bryan C. Gray, Concord, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard. 

 

#20A      Authorized Major Michael A. Domingue, Barrington, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table the request of the Risk Management Unit, to enter into a contract with the Segal Company Eastern States, 116 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, to perform a HIPAA Compliance Assessment of the State Employee and Retiree Health Benefit Program and for services related to the development of a remediation plan.  The total amount of the contract is not to exceed $49,000.  Segal to begin the assessment within 30 days of the date of G&C approval and deliver the final reports within 7-10 months.  Funds are available in the Employee and Retiree Benefit Fund.

 

#22         Authorized Bureau of General Services to enter into a contract with PJD Striping, 20 White Birch Road, Barnstead, NH, for parking lot striping services, total cost not to exceed $10,750.  Effective upon G&C approval for a two-month period commencing July 16, 2008 and expiring on September 16, 2008.  97%Transfer Funds, 3% General Funds.

 

#23         Authorized to enter into a statewide agreement with Paymentech, LLC of Dallas, Texas to provide financial card processing services.  The contract will begin on July 16, 2008 and end on June 30, 2013.  Funding for this service shall be paid through a nominal transaction fee as detailed in the contract that is deducted from the gross revenue of each respective transaction.

 

#24         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into an agreement with TF Moran, Inc., 48 Constitution Drive, Bedford, NH, for professional Civil/Structural services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Woks’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  This type of consulting agreement will be funded from the monies for each project.  The majority of projects needing this type of Civil/Structural consultant work are maintenance and capital funded projects.

 

#25         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Federal Construction Corporation, 50 Salem St., Building A, Lynnfield, MA, for upgrades to the latrines at the Army National Guard located in Milford, NH in an amount not to exceed $216,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the contract documents.  (2) Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $32,520.00 be approved for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $249,320.00.  (3)   Further Authorized the amount of $9,600 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bring the total to $258,920.00.  50% General Funds, 50% Federal Funds.

 

#25A      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Westfield Construction Company, Inc., PO Box 129, Swanzey, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $20,702 from $1,128, 283 to $1,148,985 for additional work to the office and maintenance garage renovations and additions, at the District 4 Office Building, Swanzey, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2008.  100% Highway Funds

 

#25B      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design & Construction to enter into a contract with James J. Welch and Co., Inc., 27 Congress Street, Salem, MA, for renovations at the Eastern States Exposition Building, West Springfield, MA, for a total price not to exceed $140,027.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2008, unless extended by the Department in accordance with the contract documents.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $8,507 be approved for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $148,534.  100% General Funds

 

#25C      Authorized to contract with Johnson Controls, Inc., Manchester, NH, to rent and install a temporary chiller to provide cooling for the Health and Human Services Building in a total amount not to exceed $43,200.  Effective upon G&C approval and end on October 15, 2008.  100% Other Funds (Contractual Maintenance)

 

#25D      Authorized to enter into a contract with Pellowe Construction, Alton, NH, for renovations to the State House Dining room for a not to exceed price of $105,926.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008, unless extended by the Department in accordance with the contract documents.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $10,500 be approved for unanticipated expenses related to the renovations to the dining room bringing the total to $116,426.   100% General Funds

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized Division of Animal Industry, to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to be used to identify, educate, assist, test and document groups of birds that are presently unidentified and at risk for undetected Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#27         Authorized Division of Plant Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Cooperative Agriculture Pest Survey to be utilized for pest detection survey in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#28         Authorized Division of Plant Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, to be used to provide financial assistance to the State for Scrapie Disease surveillance, flock certification, education for flock owners and veterinarians, and supporting the fairs in maintaining isolation pens and education to maintain a Scrapie Disease free environment in the amount of $3,000.   Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#29         Authorized to accept and expend funds from the UNH, Durham, NH, to assist NHDAMF in the maintenance and expansion of its computer website to include a section about farm risk management and crop insurance, along with other marketing activities and improvements, coordinating/sponsoring two risk management workshops for New Hampshire producers, and News Alerts in the Weekly Market Bulletin in the amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.   100% Agency Inc.

 

#30         Authorized the NH State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Green Mountain Conservation Group, Effingham, for the Ossipee Watershed Source Water Protection Project in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Conservation Number Plate Funds.

 

#31         Authorized NH State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance, Union, NH, for the Acton Wakefield Watersheds Alliance Youth Conservation Corps Streams Project in the amount of $46,387.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Conservation Number Plate funds. 

 

#32         Authorized NH State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Trust for Public Land, Boston, MA, for the Isinglass River Conservation Initiative Project, Town of Strafford in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Conservation Number Plate funds.

 

#33         Authorized NH State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Town of Greenland, NH, for the Winnicut River Dam Removal Project in Greeland in the amount of $50,000.   Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Conservation Number Plate funds.

 

#34         Authorized NH State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Chocorua Lake Conservation Foundation, Providence, RI,  for the Remediation of shoreline retreat and soil erosion in the Grove at Chocorua Lake Project in the amount of $22,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% State Funds.

 

#35         Authorized the NH State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Town of Freedom, NH, for the Freedom Town Forest, Trout Pond Project in the amount of $10,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Conservation Number Plate Funds.

 

#35A      Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to be used to provide financial assistance to the State in conducting an evaluation of the existing surveillance systems as well as sample collecting, surveillance, training and education for the Animal Health Monitoring System in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.

100% Federal Funds.

 

#35B      Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to be used to provide financial assistance to the State in conducting risk assessments, testing, surveillance, training and education for the Johnes Disease Program in the amount of $21,174.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#35C      Authorized the New Hampshire State Conservation Committee to enter into a grant with the Town of Brookline, NH, in the amount of $16,759 for the Brookline Trails Improvement Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Conservation Number Plate Funds.

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#36         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Alexander Chirkov, MD, PhD of Lincoln, RI, to conduct autopsies as needed in the absence of the State Medical Examiner and the Deputy Chief Medical Examiner for an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective July 1, 2008 or the date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2008.  100% General Funds.

 

#37         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reappoint Stephen G. LaBonte as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $55,437.46.  Effective May 21, 2008 through May 21, 2013. 

 

#38         Authorized to enter into a subgrant with All “R” Kids Visitation Center from the previously accepted 2006 Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program, designed to provide services for women and children in NH who are victims of violent crimes in the amount of $3,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal funding.

 

#39         Authorized Department of Justice to enter into subgrants totaling $17,333 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated June 30, 2008, from the previously accepted 2006 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, designed to provide services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#40         Authorized to reappoint Glenn A. Perlow, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $68,494.66.  Effective July 31, 2008 through July 31, 2013. 

 

#41         Authorized to reappoint Esther Bixler Piszczek, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $67,576.86.   Effective July 31, 2008 through July 31, 2013.

 

#42         Authorized to grant a salary raise to Peter Hinckley, Attorney of $2,000, making his salary $72,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#43         Authorized to appoint Evan J. Mulholland as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $59,994.34.  Effective July 17, 2008 through July 17, 2013.

 

#44         Authorized Department of Justice to amend the federal award received from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance for 2005 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program, (previously approved by G&C on June 22, 2005, by extending the end date only, from September 30, 2008, to a new end date of September 30, 2009 with no increase in funding) utilized in support of residential substance abuse treatment programs for adult and juvenile state offenders incarcerated at the Sununu Youth Services Center and at four county jails.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#45         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to deny the petition of Bruce Edward Houle, requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Criminal Threatening should be granted.  Please be advised that, pursuant to RSA 651:5, the petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until January 2, 2018.

 

#45A      Authorized Department of Justice to conduct a daylong pre-conference Child Advocacy Center Summit for the county multidisciplinary child abuse investigative teams, scheduled for September 24, 2008, and a two-day advanced conference scheduled for September 25-26, 2008, entitled the Sixteenth Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Both events to be held at the Attitash Grand Summit Hotel, Bartlett, NH, at a cost not to exceed $80,039.40.  This amount will be paid in part from registration fees, paid by up to 300 attendees through December 30, 2008.  52% Agency Income, 48% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized the Department of Justice to accept and expend registration fees for the two-day advanced training conference, noted in request action #1 above, in the amount of $135 from each of an estimated 300 participants, for a total amount not to exceed $40,500 to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2008.

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#46         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to accept and place on file the Departments 2007 Annual Report.

                               

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#47         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request of the Division of Administration to retroactively reclassify filled position, number 12934, Corrections Sergeant, Labor Grade 18 ($47,440.64) to a Hearings Officer, Labor Grade 26 ($51,480).  Effective upon G&C approval retroactive to March 28, 2008.  Funding for this position will be absorbed through hiring lags and/or vacancies of additional PAU’s.

                               

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#48         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request for the reclassification of Position number 14046, Retail Store Manager II, labor grade 17 to Advertising Specialist, labor grade 25 in the Marketing and Merchandising Department at NHLC headquarters in Concord, NH.  100% General Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to retroactively enter into contract with the Town of Bristol Police Department, Bristol, NH, for traffic control at Wellington Lake State Park in the amount of $3,600.  Effective from July 1, 2008 through August 31, 2008.  100% Park Funds.

 

#50         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract amendment with Bolen’s Septic, Stewartstown, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $1,000 from $3,846 to $4,846 to add portable toilet service at Jericho Mountain State Park.  (previously approved by G&C on May 7, 2008, Item #32).  100 % Trails Funds.

 

#51         Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance and Equipment Contracts with OHRV clubs in the amount of $258,569.30 as detailed in letter dated July 16, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  100% Trails Bureau Funds.

 

#52         Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in Aid Trail Maintenance and Equipment Contracts with the Snowmobile Clubs in the amount of $2,038,028.75 as detailed in letter dated July 16, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  100% Trails Bureau Funds.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#53         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Audubon Society of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, for the continuation of an urban wildlife education outreach effort from Amoskeag Fishways in the amount of $11,000.

Effective from G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds (Conservation License Plate).

 

#53A      Authorized Ms. Katherine E. Mills, Biologist II, Research Coordinator in our Marine Division, an unpaid leave of absence beginning August 15, 2008 through January 1, 2009.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Weston Solutions, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on January 16, 2008, Item #48) to cover additional cleanup activities at the OK Tool/Savage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $753,846, from $589,383 to $1,343,229, and extending the completion date to September 30, 2009 from December 31, 2008.  90% Federal Funds and 10% Capital Funds.

 

#55         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Fay’s Boat Yard, Inc., Gilford, NH, to pay for operation and maintenance costs for the boat sewage pumpout station in the amount of $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to complete a preliminary analysis of water level trends in the amount of $5,000.  Effective from August 15, 2008 to September 30, 2009.  100% Drinking Water Federal State Revolving Loan Fund.

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Public Health Laboratories, Concord, NH, to perform laboratory services in the amount of $58,640.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds.

 

#58         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Granite Lake Association Inc., Bennington, NH, to complete the Granite Lake Watershed Management Plan Project in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#59         Authorized to approve Original Loan Agreement between the Department and Pennichuck East Utility, Inc., to finance water system improvements at the Maple Hills Development in Derry, in the amount of $595,000.  Subject to conditions as outlined in letter of July 2, 2008, under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin Rules Env-Dw 1100.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% State Revolving Loan Funds.

 

#60         Authorized NH Department of Transportation’s request to replace an existing timbered bridge by increasing the width by 14 ft and the span from 148 to 160 ft, reconstruct 485 ft of road using stone fill and provide a gravel walkway for kayakers and canoeists impacting a total of 53,966 sq ft of previously disturbed tidal buffer zone, estuarine intertidal unconsolidated shore and estuarine emergent wetlands in Seavey Creek in Rye.  This approval is contingent on receipt by DES of a onetime payment of $14,216.22 to the DES Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund.

 

#61         Authorized Richard R. Easson’s request to repair an existing breakwater, 4 ft x 45 ft cantilevered pier, and a 4 ft x 36 ft walkway along the shore, remove two 4 ft x 30 ft seasonal docks, install a 6 ft x 40 ft seasonal dock at the northeast end of the walkway, and construct 4 ft wide wooden lake access stairs on 249 ft of frontage on Barndoor Island in Alton on Lake Winnipesaukee. 

 

#62         Authorized Stephen Skoglund’s request to add an 8 ft x 20 ft float section to an existing 8 ft x 30 ft floating dock and relocate two existing pilings to the end of a new float section to accommodate docking a larger boat at this existing fixed timber pier located on 310 ft of shoreline frontage on Little Harbor in Rye. 

 

#63         Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Loverud-Wolfeboro Realty Trust’s request to replace an existing 2 slip, 40 ft 2 in x 40 ft 6 in boathouse and associated crib supported docking structures with a 38 ft x 38 ft boathouse with 2 interior slips supported by a “W” shaped, crib supported docking facility consisting of a 16 ft x 66 ft pier, a 6 ft x 34 ft pier and a 12 ft x 52 ft pier connected by a 55 ft walkway measuring 18 ft in width at its widest point accessed by a 6 ft x 17 ft walkway on an average of 350 ft of frontage in Winter Harbor on Lake Winnipesaukee, in Wolfeboro.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#64         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #16130 from the level of Clerk IV, salary grade 12, to the level of an Administrative Secretary, salary grade 14.  68% General Funds, 32% Federal Funds.

 

                                Division of Children, Youth & Families

#65         Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with NFI North, Contoocook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on November 10, 2004 Item #88, June 21, 2006 Item #149 and June 27, 2007 Item #276), by increasing the price limitation by $1,359,696, from $4,621,557 to $5,981,253 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009, for the provision of a 15-bed male short-term staff secure shelter care facility.  50% General Funds, 24% Federal Funds, 26% Other Funds.

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#66         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into an agreement with Bi-State Primary Care Association, Inc., 3 South Street, Concord, NH, to provide technical assistance in order to strengthen state-funded community health centers’ capability and capacity to respond to emergencies in an amount not to exceed $39,922.   Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  74% Federal Funds, 26% General Funds.

 

#67         Authorized Kathryn Frey, Division of Public Health Services to participate in Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2009, further Authorized payment to Leadership New Hampshire, 2 Delta Drive, Suite 302, Concord, NH, to cover tuition for period July 17, 2008 to June 30, 2009 in the amount of $3,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#68         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Sullivan County, 14 Main Street, Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on June 27, 2007, Item #245), by increasing the Price Limitation by $38,000 from $38,000 to $76,000 to provide substance abuse prevention services, and extend the Completion Date to June 30, 2009.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% General Funds.

 

#69         Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into a sole source agreement with Mascoma Valley Health Initiative, PO Box 102, Canaan, NH, to provide  tobacco prevention and control initiatives in an amount not to exceed $17,250.  Effective July 1, 2008 or date of G&C approval whichever is later, through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

Division of Juvenile Justice Services

#70         Authorized to enter into a contract with Annette Escalante, LADC, 29 Haig Street, Manchester, NH, to provide drug and alcohol counseling to indentified youth and their families in an amount not to exceed $38,340.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#71         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to enter into a contract with Northeast Turf Services, Inc., PO Box 339, Barrington, RI to furnish and install synthetic grass within the secure courtyard at the John H. Sununu Youth Services Center in an amount not to exceed $37,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Capital Appropriation.

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#72         Authorized to amend contract with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, (Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School), One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on February 8, 2006, Item #56),  to provide mental Illness Management and Recovery Services by increasing the price limit by $50,272 from $385,120 to $435,392.  Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  (2)Further Authorized extending the original contract date from June 30, 2008, through June 30, 2009 and the Trustees of Dartmouth College be allowed to carry over any unexpended funds from SFY 2008 to SFY 2009.   Effective July 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Federal Funds.

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#73         Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract renewal option with My Friend’s Place, 368 Washington Street, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on June 27, 2007 Item #188), to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $40,193 from January 1, 2008, through December 31, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#73A      Authorized to enter into a retroactive Agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., PO Box 603, Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,390, retroactive to April 1, 2008, through March 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION              

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#74         Authorized to amend a contract with Performance Pathways, Mechanicsburg, PA, (previously approved on February 7, 2007, Item #98) in an additional amount not to exceed $122,800, a total contract cost not to exceed $994,133, for the period of August 1, 2008 through July 31, 2009, to purchase a statewide license for Assessment Builder as priced in contract dated May 22, 2008 and to purchase twelve regional trainings for Assessment Builder,

100% Federal Funds.

 

#74A      Authorized to grant funds to the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $50,748.95 for the period of September 1, 2008 or date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2009 and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education.  The funds granted by this action will be used to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the International Institute of Boston-NH, 315 Pine Street, Manchester, NH.

100% Federal Funds.

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL              

#75         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to retroactively enter a service agreement with Zero Waste, Inc. for trash pick-up service at the NH Police Standards and Training Council from July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009 in the amount of $2808.  100% Other (penalty assessment fund).

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#76         Authorized Division of Safety Services to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with DG Roofing, Inc., St. Johnsbury, VT, for emergency roof repair of the Safety Services  Building, Gilford, NH, in the amount of $4,320.  Effective upon G& C approval, retroactive to March 6, 2008.  100% Navigation Safety Fund.

 

#77         Authorized Division of Fire Safety to grant a total amount of $47,763 to the Regional Hazardous Materials Teams and Emergency Services as detailed in letter of July 3, 2008, for activities associated with the development and implementation of emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Right-To-Know Act.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#78         Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to retroactively amend the agreement, (previously approved by G&C August 31, 2005, Item #191), with Simplex Grinnell, LP, by increasing the contract amount by $2,003.46 from $69,824.31 to $71,827.77, to cover the cost of unanticipated emergency repairs for the Division of Fire Standards and Training & Emergency Medical Services and the Division of State Police.  Effective upon G&C approval retroactive to December 27, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  74% Fire & EMS Fund, 8% General Fund and 18% Highway Fund.  (2)Further Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to retroactively pay $1,473.01 and the Division of State Police to retroactive pay $530.45 for a total of $2003.46 to Simplex Grinnell, LP from SFY09 funds for a SFY08 obligation.  Effective upon G&C approval.  74% Fire & EMS Fund, 8% General Fund and 18% Highway Fund.

 

#79         Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend an agreement from the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration, to defray costs relating to the eradication and suppression of illicit marijuana in the amount of $19,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#80         Authorized to open a regular checking account with the Passumpsic Savings Bank, Lancaster, NH for use as a holding account for revenues collected by the Lancaster, Dalton, Jefferson, Carroll and Whitefield Municipal Agents.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#81         Authorized to open a regular checking account with the Profile Bank, Sanbornville, NH for use as a holding account for revenues collected by the Wakefield Municipal Agent.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#82         Authorized Division of Fire Safety to retroactively enter into a no cost contract amendment with National Infrastructure Institute, Center for Infrastructure Expertise, Portsmouth, NH, by extending the end date only of the contract from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009 (concurs with grant end date of June 30, 2009), for the research and development study of emergency service capabilities in the State of New Hampshire.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#83         Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a two-year contract with R & T Electric, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide electrical maintenance services for the Division in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Fire and EMS Fund.

 

#84         Authorized the Departments of Safety, Environmental Services and the Office of Information Technology to enter into a five year agreement with ZyTax, One Greenway Plaza, Suite 310, Houston, TX, for the procurement, implementation and maintenance of a Commercial Off The Shelf software package to replace the current Road Toll System in the amount of $1,613,693.  Effective upon G&C approval thorough June 30, 2013, with the option to extend for an additional period through December 31, 2014.  66.67% Highway Fund and 33.33% Oil Funds.

 

#84A      Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to retroactively pay Peter J. Donovan, 61 Jodrie lane, Milan, NH, for payroll, benefits and mileage totaling $616.64 for work performed as a part-time instructor on May 27, & 31; June 1, 3 & 5, 2008, using SFY09 funds to pay SFY08 obligation.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Revolving Fund (Fire and EMS Fund)

 

#84B      Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay Trooper Jesse Sherrill the two grade increase for assignment as a troop detective at Troop F, in the amount of $413.94 for salary and $52.36 for benefits.  Effective May 2, 2008 the date of assignment, through June 5, 2008, using SFY09 funds, for services provided in SFY08.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#85         Authorized to accept and place on file the Department’s Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending June 30, 2008. 

 

#86         Authorized to enter into agreements with Central NH Regional Planning Commission, 28 Commercial Street, Concord, NH, Southern NH Planning Commission, 438 Dubuque Street, Manchester, NH, Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water Street, Exeter, NH, and Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, Nashua, NH for the purpose of providing continued planning assistance to the 26 communities participating in the Community Technical Assistance Program through the I-93 Expansion project in the amount of $1,101,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2010.  80% Federal Funds, 20% Highway Funds.

 

#87         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the reclassification of Position’s 21808 & 21811, Engineering Technician I, Labor Grade 10, to Transportation Management Communications Specialist I, Labor Grade 12.  Funding to support this increase is available in the Bureau of Traffic-TMC budget for 2009.

 

#88         Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way to pay various owners $7,180 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amount greater than $5,000 for the period extending from June 11, 2008 through June 30, 2008.    Effective upon approval by G&C.

 

#89         Authorized to grant a permanent septic loading easement consisting of eight and thirty-three hundredths (8.33) acres to Alexander Ray, abutting property owner, to meet septic loading requirements for the continued operation of the Common Man Restaurant and historic buildings located on the property.  This easement is being requested as part of the negotiations for the acquisition necessary for the Salem-Manchester 10418-C project.

 

#90         Authorized to sell 2,000 square foot parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Windham to James and Norma Hines for $6,000 plus $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#91         Authorized to enter into a contract with The Scott Lawson Group Ltd, Environmental, Health & Safety Consultants, 20 Chenelle Drive, Concord, for preliminary site examinations to sample and quantify suspect Asbestos-Containing Building Materials, and visually indentify and quantify other hazardous or regulated wastes associated with the statewide acquisition program based on unit bid prices for a total cost not to exceed $300,000 or the expiration of 3 years from the date of G&C approval through August 30, 2011.  80% Federal Funds, 20% Highway Funds.

 

#92         Authorized to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.68 acre parcel of land located at 11 Elizabeth Lane, Salem to Vyachesrav Tymchenko and Olena Tymchenko for $300,000 plus $1,100 for Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate The Masiello Group from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $15,000 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#93         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority to purchase property on Little Bay Road, Newington, NH, State and Federal participation in the amount of $477,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  95% Federal Funds, 5% State Funds.

 

#94         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, for the terminal apron repairs at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  State and Federal participation in the amount of $1,045,957.  Effective up G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  93.75% Federal Funds, 6.25% General Funds.

 

#95         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to  provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, for the second phase of sand and snow-removal equipment storage building construction, fuel storage replacement, and deicing fluid storage at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.  State and Federal participation in the amount of $193,237.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  93.76% Federal Funds, 6.25% General Funds.

 

#96         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Lebanon, NH, for AIP-35 to procure an ADA boarding ramp; procure snow-removal equipment; and install enhanced taxiway-centerline and runway-hold position markings.  State and Federal participation in the amount of $135,639.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  97.44% Federal Funds, 2.56% General Funds.

 

#97         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics of amend a grant to City of Lebanon, NH, to cover costs for environmental mitigation associated with the construction of the South General Aviation Parking Ramp and connecting taxiway.  State and Federal participation in the amount of $168,187.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  97.44% Federal Funds, 2.56% General Funds.

 

#98         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to enter into contract with Sealcoating, Inc, Hingham, MA, to seal and repair pavement cracks at Boire Field, Nashua and Dillant-Hopkins Airport, Keene in an amount not to exceed $97,795.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  95% Federal Funds, 5% General Funds.

 

#99         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table this request, with Councilor Burton and Councilor Wieczorek voting no, and Councilor Shea abstaining the motion failed.  Authorized with Councilor Hollingworth voting no, and Councilor Shea abstaining the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an operating agreement with Jalbert Leasing, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide daily commuter bus service between Dover, NH and Boston, MA and to manage and operate a bus terminal and park and ride lot at Indian Brook Drive, Dover in an amount not to exceed $997,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018 with the option to renew for an additional five-year period subject to G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#100       Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Company, Andover, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $148,932.50 for repair of damaged beam guardrail on the Blue Star, Central and Spaulding Turnpike system, from July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010, with option to renew for an additional two-year period subject to G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds.

 

#101       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Brox Industries, Inc, Dracut, MA, by increasing the contract amount by $240,000, from $1,714,022.50 to $1,954,022.50 for roadway resurfacing of 7.52 miles of the Blue Star Turnpike in Seabrook and Hampton Falls and Spaulding Turnpike, Dover and Rochester.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds.

 

#102       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter a contract amendment with Brox Industries, Inc., Dracut, MA, by increasing the contract amount by $475,000 from $3,983,701 to $4,458,701 for pavement rehabilitation and bridge rehabilitation along I-93/I-293/NH101 in the City of Manchester and I-293/NH 101 in the Town of Bedford.  Effective upon G&C approval.  90% Federal Funds and 10% State Highway Funds under the Interstate Pavement Preservation Program for the work on I-93 and I-293 and 80% Federal Funds and 20% State Highway Funds under the Federal Resurfacing Program for the work on NH Route 101.

 

#103       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Modern Protective Coatings, Inc., Hudson, NH, by increasing the contact amount by $150,000, from $424,418 to $574,418 for the repainting of two steel through-plate girder bridges on NH Rte 49 and US Rte 3 in Campton, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% State Highway Funds.

 

#104       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Pike Industries, Inc, Belmont, NH, by increasing the contract amount by $200,000 from $2,772,847 to $2,972,847 for roadway rehabilitation on US Route 202/NH 9 beginning east of Rush Road in Henniker proceeding east 7.3 miles to Putney Hill Road, Hopkinton.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal Funds, 20% State Highway Funds.

 

#105       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Lane Construction Corp, Cheshire, CT, by increasing the contract amount by $250,000 from $2,837,003 to $3,087,003 for roadway and bridge rehabilitation on NH Route 12 in Keene and Surry.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal Funds, 20% State Highway Funds.

 

#106       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with The Gorman Group, LLC, Albany, NY, on the basis of a low bid of $1,049,331 for pavement rehabilitation on I-93 in the Towns of Thornton and Woodstock between Exits 29 and 30.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 12, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  90% Federal Funds, 10% Highway Funds.   (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $104,933.10 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.

 

#107       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Company, Andover, NH, on the basis of low bid of $432,071 for guardrail replacement along the F. E. Everett Turnpike, Nashua and Merrimack and along I-93 northbound from Bow to Concord.  Effective from G&C approval through October 3, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  100% Turnpike Funds.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $43,207 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.

 

#108       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of low bid of $2,134,582 for pavement rehabilitation on I-93 between Exit 18 in Canterbury and Exit 19 in Northfield.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2008 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  90% Federal Funds, 10% Highway Funds.

 

#109       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R. S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, on the basis of low bid of $1,099,916.75 for rehabilitation of NH Route 127 bridge over a spillway channel in Hopkinton.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 24, 2009 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  100% Bonded Betterment Funds.  (2)/Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $109,991.68 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.

 

#110       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci, Inc., Franklin, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,554,885.25 for rehabilitation of the bridge that carries US 301/N 10 over the Ammonoosuc River.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2009 unless extended by the Department in accordance with the Standard Specifications.  100% Betterment Funds.  (2)Further Authorized that a contingency in the amount of $155,488.53 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  The contingency requested is 10% of the contract amount and is reasonable for projects of this type.

 

#111       Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Clough Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene, NH, for on-call engineering and design services for various transportation projects throughout the State in the amount of $500,000.

Effective upon G&C approval, through August 31, 2011.  This type of consulting agreement will be funded from the monies allocated to specific transportation-related projects. 

#112                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea, authorized the requests:

 

A.            EDUCATION – Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants & Contracts Technician, in the course entitled “Governmental Policy Makers I-Congress, State & Local Government”.

 

B.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Business Operations – Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $582.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tricia Foster, Supervisor I, in the course entitled “Accounting I”.

 

C.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Business Operations – Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $582.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pamela W. Moulton, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Supervision”.

 

D.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – New Hampshire Hospital – Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $688.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cynthia Chapman, Nurse Manager, in the course entitled “College Writing I”.

 

E.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – New Hampshire Hospital – Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,164.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vjekoslava Jokic, Mental Health Worker III, in the courses entitled “Intro to Psychology” and ”Math for Allied Health”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $4,279.50

TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea, authorized the requests:

 

  1.  LOTTERY - Request permission for (3) employees, Lisa Nadeau, Lottery Representative II, Karen Catsoulis-O’Brien, Lottery Representative I, and Kim Parker, Lottery Representative I, or their designees, to travel to Springfield, MA, for nineteen (19) days from September 11, 2008 through September 29, 2008 for the purpose of attending the Eastern States Exposition.  A CASH ADVANCE IS REQUESTED FOR LISA NADEAU IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,892.26.  A CASH ADVANCE IS REQUESTED FOR KAREN CATSOULIS-O’BRIEN IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,820.27.  A CASH ADVANCE IS REQUESTED FOR KIM PARKER IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,152.99.  Total Cost: $5,865.52. Source of Funds: 100% Lottery Fund.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:40 p.m.