GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
July 29, 2008, 10:45 a.m.
The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:45 a.m. with Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli present, and Councilor Burton was present via teleconference.
The Governor read the following statement:
First I would like to ask those Councilors participating by telephone to identify themselves and identify anyone else who is physically present with them at the location from which they are participating.
Councilor Burton joined the meeting via telephone from the Grafton County Commissioners office and stated that he was alone.
Second, some councilors are participating by telephone because imminent action is imperative for consideration of this agenda item. The item must be considered on or before August 1, 2008 to allow the state treasurer to process bills and payroll during the month of August.
The physical appearance of some councilors was not reasonably practical because of their prior commitments at locations away from the State House; and because the meeting had to be scheduled on very short notice to meet the August 1st deadline.
These reasons constitute an emergency condition under the Right to Know Law.
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
#1 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, and further on a roll call voted as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $540,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of August 2008. (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $364,252,663.31 for the Month of June and recommend the balance of $105,747,336.69 be lapsed.
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 11:00 a.m.