GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, NH

August 10, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Reverend Lynn Winter of Lisbon Methodist Church offered the prayer.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Councilor Burton and Hailey Bowie, Miss Berlin-Gorham Outstanding Teen .

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, accepted the minutes of July 13, 2011.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the July 13, 2011 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Associate Justice of the Manchester District Court

Norman E. Champagne, Manchester                                                              Effective:  September 1, 2011

 

Justice of the Plymouth District Court

Stephen U. Samaha, Littleton                                                                           Effective:  August 10, 2011

 

NH Municipal Bond Bank

(Municipal Government)

Steve S. Panagoulis, Plymouth                                                                         Effective:  September 1, 2011

 

Unemployment Compensation Advisory Council

(Employers)

Carolyn H. Benthien, Goffstown                                                                     Effective:  August 10, 2011

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Carroll County)

Kathryn C. Cauble, Effingham                                                                        Effective:  August 10, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 24, 2013

 

State Committee on Aging

(Hillsborough County)

Marcia Ober, New Ipswich                                                                                Effective: August 10, 2011

Succeeding: Rhona Charbonneau, Hudson                                                   Term: June 24, 2013

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Board

(Dir. Of Regional Career and Technical Center)

Marianne D. Dustin, Nashua                                                                             Effective:  August 10, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  August 10, 2014

 

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics

(Barber)

Aaron C. Losier, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2016

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Private Financial Institution)

Michael J. Long, Plymouth                                                                                Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 10, 2016

 

Board of Dental Examiners

Marshall A. Baldassarre, Bedford                                                                    Effective:  August 12, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 12, 2016

 

Board of Engineers

(Public Member)

Ronald E. Cook, Canterbury                                                                            Effective:  August 21, 2011

Succeeding:  Carmela Amato-Wierda, Durham (term limited)                  Term:  August 21, 2016

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Public Member)

Richard A. Bernard, Durham                                                                            Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 22, 2014

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Nominated by FairPoint)

Karen Mead, Bedford                                                                                        Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 8, 2014

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Nominated by the NH Telephone Association)

Marc A. Violette, Warner                                                                                   Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 8, 2014

 

NH Motor Vehicle Industry Board

Lawrence J. Blaney, Manchesster                                                                    Effective:  August 10, 2011

Succeeding:  William F. Perry, Swanzey (deceased)                                     Term:  January 9, 2013

 

Nashua Police Commission

Robert E. Valade, (d), Nashua                                                                          Effective:  September 1, 2011

Succeeding:  William H. Barry III, Nashua                                                    Term:  September 1, 2014

 

Pease Development Authority Board of Directors

Arthur H. Nickless Jr., Rochester                                                                      Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  May 23, 2014

 

Pharmacy Board

Helen C. Pervanas, Bedford                                                                              Effective:  September 6, 2011

Succeeding:  Ronald L. Petrin, Bedford (term limited)                                 Term:  September 6, 2016

 

Pharmacy Board

Michael Daniel Bullek, Plymouth                                                                    Effective:  September 6, 2011

Succeeding:  Kristina Genovese, Swanzey (term limited)                            Term:  September 6, 2016

 

Traffic Safety Commission

Aiden J. Moore, Greenland                                                                                Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 16, 2015

 

State Veteran’s Council

John H. Jacobsmeyer Jr., Northwood                                                              Effective:  August 10, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2014

 

Wetlands Council

(Nom. by the NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists)

James S. Kennedy, Etna                                                                                    Effective:  August 10, 2011

Succeeding:  Lawrence E. Morse, Somersworth (resigned)                          Term:  September 3, 2012

 

 

CONFIRMATION TABLED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the following confirmation:

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Clinical Mental Health Counselor)

Howard A. Goodman, Londonderry                                                               Effective:  August 10, 2011

Succeeding:  Gail Mears, Ashland (resigned)                                                 Term:  October 31, 2013

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

Richard Flynn, Dover                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Alan Coburn, Manchester                                                          Term:  July 1, 2016

 

Adult Parole Board

Donna Sytek, Salem                                                                                           Effective:  September 29, 2011

Succeeding:  Gregory Crompton, Dunbarton                                                 Term:  September 29, 2016

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Prevention)

Timothy R. Rourke, Bedford                                                                            Effective:  September 20, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 20, 2014

 

Boxing and Wrestling Commission

Robert Stephen, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 15, 2014

 

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizens Committee

Paul A. Doscher, Weare                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 14, 2014

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

Nominated by the Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

Robert Ball, Jefferson                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  January 22, 2014

 

State Conservation Committee

(Rockingham/Strafford)

James S. Raynes, Rye                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 1, 2015

 

Director of the Division of Instruction within the Department of Education

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Education

Joseph J. Miller, Lyme                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kathleen A. Murphy, Salem (resigned)                                   Term:  December 11, 2011

Salary:  Grade GG; step 4: $86,131

 

Electrician’s Board

(Public Member)

Patricia A. Tormey, Derry                                                                                  Effective:  August 26, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 26, 2016

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the NH Municipal Association

David R. Caron, Belmont                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 12, 2014

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Nominated by the Secretary of State

James A. Normand, (d), Manchester                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 30, 2014

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member of Planning Board)

Nominated by the NH Municipal Association

Frederic C. Murphy, Hillsborough                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 1, 2014

 

Board of Landscape Architects

(Public Member)

Ronald F. Poltak, Auburn                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 9, 2016

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(New Car Dealer)

Peter R. Mans, Sunapee                                                                                     Effective:  August 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 28, 2014

 

Physical Therapy Governing Board

(Public Member)

Lea Bruch, Keene                                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James H. Bradley, Goffstown (deceased)                               Term:  September 16, 2013

 

Director of the Division of Parks and Recreation within the Department of Resources and Economic Development

Philip A. Bryce, Deering                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                                Term:  April 1, 2014

Salary:  Grade GG; step 4:  $86,131

 

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nom. by the National Education Association – New Hampshire

Samuel Giarrusso, Amherst                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Michael Macri, Concord (resigned)                                          Term:  July 1, 2012

 

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Non-Member Trustee)

Richard A. Gustafson, Bedford                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                                Term:  2 years from confirmation

 

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Non-Member Trustee)

Danny O’Brien, Rye                                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2012

 

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Non-Member Trustee)

Lisa Shapiro, Canterbury                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2013

 

Skyhaven Airport Advisory Council

Richard C. Jackson, Rochester                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 14, 2014

 

Skyhaven Airport Advisory Council

William S. Richard, Durham                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 14, 2014

 

Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Christopher D. Clement, Sr., Durham                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  George N. Campbell, Jr., Portsmouth (resigned)                     Term:  December 3, 2011

Salary:  LL - $116,170

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                New Hampshire Hospital

A.      Authorized to accept nonmonetary donations received April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

        New Hampshire Hospital

B.      Authorized to accept donations from April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011 in the amount of $1,242.27.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

        Office of Improvement and Integrity

C.      Authorized to accept a donation from the National Association of Medicaid Program Integrity, in the amount of $3,000 for travel expenses for two employees to attend an out-of-state training program.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

D.      Authorized to accept the list of monies totaling $36,515.09 received during the period of April 1, 2011 through June 30, 2011 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

E.       Authorized to accept a gift of $335,000 from the Business Finance Authority of NH, Concord, NH.

 

 

#2           POSITION RECLASSIFICATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.      Authorized a waiver of the list of classification decisions as detailed in letter dated July 28, 2011.

 

 

#3           TRAVEL REQUEST:

 

A.      BANKING – Request permission for one (1) employee, Kevin Pinard, Bank Examiner, or his designee, to travel to Mountain View, CA for six (6) days from August 14, 2011 through August 19, 2011 to attend an out of state examination for compliance with State and Federal Statutes.  A cash advance of $1,500.00 is requested for Kevin Pinard.  Total Cost: $1,630.00. Source of Funds: 100% Other-Examination Fees.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to retroactively amend a grant agreement in the amount of $300,000 with the City of Somersworth, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-24-10, item #1), to allow for finalization of rehabilitation work to be completed on Somersworth Housing Authority property, Charpentier Apartments, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2011 from June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to award a grant to the City of Keene, in the amount of $500,000, for the purpose of assisting in site development to support 35 units of affordable housing.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized to amend a contract with the Town of Plymouth, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #9, in the amount of $468,267),  to change the scope of services to allow for an increase to the direct support with an offsetting reduction in marketing/outreach efforts, for an advance payment amount not to exceed $268,267.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds – ARRA. 

 

#7           Authorized to amend a contract with the City of Berlin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-10, item #8, in the amount of $468,268), to change the scope of services to allow for an increase to the direct support with an offsetting reduction in marketing/outreach efforts, for an advance payment amount not to exceed $268,268.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds – ARRA. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized to nominate Lieutenant Colonel Michael J. Mawson, Miramar, FL, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#9           Authorized to nominate David A. Stevenson, Manchester, NH, for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Daniel St. Hilaire with regard to the financing of certain construction, renovation and equipment and the refinancing of certain outstanding indebtedness in connection with Penacook Assisted Living Facility, Inc., d/b/a John H. Whitaker Place, Penacook, NH.

 

#11         Authorized the Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management to retroactively amend a sole source contract with D&V Landscaping LLC, Belmont, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #33), for lawn care services at the Laconia Lakes Region Facility, by decreasing the price in the amount of $7,500 from $28,800 to $21,300.  Effective May 12, 2011 through October 31, 2011.  No Additional Funding.

 

#11A      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #14, for a total price not to exceed $700,000), to establish a contingency line for utility conflicts and other unknown subsurface conditions at the Bow Brook Drainage Improvement and Dolloff Building Drainage Improvement (Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park South), in the amount of $50,000 to $750,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Capital – General Funds. 

 

#11B      Authorized the request that $111,579,765 be lapsed from the Working Capital Warrant for the months of April, May, and June.  (2)Further authorized the Working Capital Warrant for the month of July be amended to the new amount of $380,115,959 to cover payment of expenditures for the month, an increase of $5,115,959 from $375,000,000.  (3)Further authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of September.

 

#11C      Authorized to enter into a contract with Lawson Software Americas Inc., St. Paul, MN, for the implementation services required to implement Enterprise Resource Planning Phase II modules including but not limited to Human Resources, payroll, Strategic Sourcing and Asset Management, at a cost not to exceed $3,877,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  90% Capital General, 10% Capital Highway Funds. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

#12         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $118,847 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $118,846.70 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#13         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to NH Fish and Game in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2012.  100% Conservation Plate Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14         Authorized to sub grant, and to accept and expend $50,000 from the 2009 ARRA, Victims of Crime Act to the Department of Justice for the purpose of continuing to enhance the adult sexual assault services and expanding the Sexual Assault Response Teams in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 28, 2011, in the total amount of $523,350, from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013.  100% Federal ARRA Funding. 

 

#16         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to budget and expend a prior year end balance in the amount of $11,893.14 from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Federal Fiscal Year 2008; Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program to be utilized in support of law enforcement efforts to reduce underage drinking in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into sub grants with Head Start, Belknap-Merrimack CAP, in the amount of $36,000, from the Victims of Crime Act federal grant to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime and training to direct service providers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#18         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a sub grant with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, in the amount of $9,000 from a grant received from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, entitled “Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program”, to fund programs providing training services and strategic planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#19         NOT USED

 

#20         Authorized to reappoint Brian R. Graf as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $92,027.52 for a five year term effective August 31, 2011 through August 31, 2016.

 

#21         Authorized to reappoint Janice K. Rundles as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $85,499.96 for a five year term August 31, 2011 through August 31, 2016.

 

#22         Authorized to conduct four one-day trainings for the NH Network of Trauma Informed Mental Health Providers to be held at the NH Police Standards and Trainings Gregg Public Safety Academy in Littleton and will be broadcast live to the Police Standards and Training Facility in Concord, at a cost not to exceed $9,258.  Effective retroactive to July 12, 2011 through October 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to conduct a daylong pre-conference Child Advocacy Center Summit for the county multidisciplinary child abuse investigative teams, scheduled for September 14, 2011, and a two-day advanced conference scheduled for September 15-16, 2011, entitled the Nineteenth Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, to be held at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH, at a cost not to exceed $62,623.40.  43% Agency Income, 57% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the conference, for a total amount not to exceed $27.000, to help defray the cost.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Agency Income.  (3)Further authorized to enter into an agreement with JPA III Management Company Inc., for the purpose of providing necessary conference facilities and food services at the Radisson Hotel, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $53,173.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 16, 2011.  51% Agency Income, 49% Federal Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into sub-grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated July 15, 2011, for the total amount of $208,515, from the Victims of Crime Act federal grant to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime and training to direct services providers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#25         Authorized to retroactively amend a sole source contract with National Medical Services, Willow Grove, PA, to continue to provide toxicology testing services for the State Medical Examiner, by increasing the price by $60,000 from $300,000 to $360,000, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2011 to October 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#26         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a subgrant with Community Council of Nashua, to support the Greater Nashua Supervised Visitation Center, in the amount of $35,000, from the Violence Against Women Act grant program for the purpose of providing services for women and children in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27         Authorized to make a retroactive payment to Frank Thibeault, Grant Sidney and Matthew McCormack for a temporary upgrade.  These were delayed in administrative processing and thus not processed in SFY 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized to enter into a contract with Capitol Alarm Systems Inc., Penacook, NH, for electrical fire alarms and sprinkler testing, repairs and maintenance at NHES’s offices statewide, in an amount not to exceed $17,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#29         Authorized to expend available federal funds payable to the US Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS), to reimburse VETS facilities and administrative support costs incurred in the operation of the VETS state office, for an estimated total of $72,000.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to enter into a contract with Bob Ailes Roofing, Inc., St. Johnsbury, VT, for roof replacement services at NHES’s Conway local office building, in the amount of $40,825.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to enter into a contract with RBS Citizens N.A., d/b/a Citizens Bank, Manchester, NH, to unemployment compensation trust fund banking services, in an amount up to $1,137,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2016.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., Manchester, NH, for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning preventative maintenance and repairs at NHES’s two Concord offices, in the amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized to amend a contract with Goldstar Blacktop Sealcoating, Belmont, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #78), in the available amount of $7,570 remaining from the original request amount of $11,957 for parking lot crack-filling, seal-coating and striping services at NHES Concord and Somersworth local offices, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2011 from June 30, 2011.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33A      Authorized to exercise an option to extend an agreement with Gerald Winn, Littleton, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 2-2-11, item #23A), in the amount of $3,000 for the continued operation of the Workers Assistance Center, Colebrook, NH, through February 28, 2012.  (2)Further authorized to accept an in-kind donation from Gerald Winn in the form of a reduced monthly rental fee at an estimated value of $6,000 for the additional six month term.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#34         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to establish the salary for the Department’s newly appointed Health Policy Analyst (Group FF) at Step 4 ($79,776).  Effective retroactively upon appointment (July 6, 2011).  100% Insurance Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#35         Authorized the renewal option to contract with Correctional Eyecare Network Services Inc., d/b/a Troy Correctional Eyecare Network Services, East Greenbush, NY, (originally approved by G&C on 9-23-09, item #34), for the provision of Optometry & Optical Services, by increasing the amount by $122,167.20 from $122,167.20 to $244,344.40,.  Effective September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized to enter into a contract with Cobb Hill Construction, Inc., d/b/a Cobb Hill Builders, Concord, NH, for the provision of construction and renovation services at the NH State Prison for Men, Concord, NH, for the Family Connections Center, in the amount of $23,980.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Inmate Recreation Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized to amend a contract with Century Mechanical Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #34B), for the provision of HVAC Maintenance and Repair services to the Secure Psychiatric Unit, by increasing the amount by $50,000 from $102,440 to $152,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized to continue membership and participation in the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, for an amount of $8,508.57.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to continue membership and participation in the National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors, for an amount of $5,532.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#40         Authorized to continue membership and participation in the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, for an amount of $9,053.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds (Utilities Assessments). 

 

#41         Authorized to continue membership and participation in the National Regulatory Research Institute, for an amount of $17,250.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds (Utilities Assessments). 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42         Authorized with Councilor Sununu abstaining, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew a 2-year membership with White Mountain Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000 which includes advertisements, brochure distribution, brochure display, public relations and board representations for Cannon Mountain during the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Ski Area Fund. 

 

#43         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Brian J. Barrett, Henniker, NH, for painting, siding and chimney restoration of the Franklin Pierce Homestead Historic Site, in the amount of $79,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds (Agency Income). 

 

#44         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Historic Sites to enter into a contract with Jeffery A. Thurston LLC, Concord, for the Covered Walkway Reconstruction at White Island Light Station, Isles of Shoals, Rye, NH, in the amount of $340,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized with Councilor Sununu abstaining, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with William C. Wallace Prefab, Danbury, NH, for construction of the shell structure for the Brookside addition at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $44,286.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized with Councilor Sununu abstaining, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with McGee Company Inc., Lancaster, NH, for installation of the heating system, the air handler unit, roof drains and all plumbing plus fixtures for the bathrooms located in the Brookside addition at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $15,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with MTS Associates of Londonderry LLC, Hooksett, NH, for utility vehicle rentals for use within various parks, in the amount of $21,582.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2011 through October 28, 2011.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated July 20, 2011, in the total amount of $418,073.65 for their 2011/2012 in-state and out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with JR Pepper Electric Inc., Chester, NH, for lighting replacement in the pavilion at Hampton Beach State Park, in the amount of $16,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 2, 2011.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Moosewood Ecological, Chesterfield, NH, for ecological services, in the amount of $13,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds (Agency Income). 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Office of Energy and Planning, Concord, NH, to provide monitoring and stewardship services of the State’s interest in privately owned conservation lands held by NHFG, in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to purchase 38+/- acres in Enfield, NH, from the Verena R. Bohlen Trust, Karl E. Bohlen Trustee, for the amount of $82,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (originally approved by G&C on  11-19-08, item #87), for bobcat management-related research, by increasing the amount $21,850 from $226,245 to $248,095.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a wildlife habitat improvement agreement with Mac’s Happy Acres of Plainfield, NH, for the management of 17.5 acres of agricultural land in the Town of Lebanon.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2021.  No Funding. 

 

#55         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, for the continuation of an urban wildlife education outreach effort from Amoskeag Fishways, in the amount of $11,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other Funds (Conservation License Plates). 

 

#56         Authorized to enter into a sole source cooperative project agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects between the State of NH and the University System of NH, to reconstruct Adams Point Road, Durham, NH, in the amount of $187,334.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% Other (Statewide Public Boat Access). 

 

#57         Authorized to enter into a sole source cooperative project agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects between the State of NH and the University System of NH, for continuation of the Extension Wildlife Conservation Program for a total of $314,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  92% Federal, 8% Conservation License Plate Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Resource and Economic Development for the purpose of maintaining and updating the NH Natural Heritage rare species and exemplary natural community database and to assist with implementation of the NH Wildlife Action Plan, for a total of $96,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58A      Authorized with Councilor Sununu abstaining, to enter into a lease agreement with Ragged Mountain Pacific LLC, for the Danbury Bog Dam and the installation and operation of a waterline across a portion of the Danbury Bog Wildlife Management Area, totaling $63,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#59         Authorized to assign Ray Reimold to vehicle ID # ES 50, on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis, to respond to oil and hazardous materials spills and complaints.  (2)Further authorized to assign Alan Williams to vehicle ID # ES 30, on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis, and permanently assigned to the Lake Francis-Murphy Dam.

 

#60         Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Water Works Association Inc., Concord, NH, to provide training classes for certified drinking water operators and contract services for NH’s Drinking Water Week Festival, in the amount of $109,500, with an advance payment in the amount of $54,750.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a contract with New England Water Works Association Inc., Holliston, MA, to provide training classes for certified drinking water operators and contract services for NH’s Drinking Water Week Festival, in the amount of $66,500, with an advance payment in the amount of $33,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.      100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to enter into a contract with GeoInsight Inc., Manchester, NH, to perform site investigations, Brownfields assessments, cleanup planning and remediation services at contaminated sites and Brownfields sites, in the amount of $1,985,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  71% Federal, 29% Other Funds (Hazardous Waste Cleanup, Gasoline Remediation & Elimination of Ethers and Oil Pollution Control). 

 

#62         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and with Councilor St. Hilaire recusing himself, voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Eastmount Environmental Services LLC, Newburyport, MA, for emissions measurement testing of an internal combustion engine located at Meadowbrook Farms LLC, Gilford, NH, in an amount not to exceed $8,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2012.  100% Air Permit Fee Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Woodard & Curran Environmental Services Inc., Portland, ME, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #104), for the operation and maintenance of the groundwater treatment facility at the Keefe Environmental Services Superfund Site in Epping, by extending the completion date from August 31, 2011 to December 31, 2012 and increasing the amount by $148,396 from $4,676,310 to $4,824,706.  78% General, 22% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #48), to cover additional activities at the OK Tool/Salvage Well Superfund Site in Milford, NH, by increasing the amount by $5,000 from $4,058,729 to $,4,063,729.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to amend an agreement with Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Rochester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-13-11, item #55), in support of the fluvial erosion hazard program, by extending the completion date to October 31, 2011 from August 31, 2011.  No Additional Funding.  100% Other (Interagency Pass-Thru Federal) Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Dover, to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects totaling $6,537.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Peter J. Thompson, Durham, NH, for bedrock geologic mapping services, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Franklin, NH, to complete the Webster Lake – Lake Shore Drive Community Septic System Design and Design/Implementation of Lake Shore Drive Stormwater BMP Measurer project, in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the City of Franklin, NH, to conduct wetland restoration work, construct a stormwater treatment system, and protect land located adjacent to Webster Lake, in the amount of $113,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#70         Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Trust for Public Lands, Portland, ME, to protect 176 acres of land on the Oyster River in Durham, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#71         Authorized to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects, totaling $10,637.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#72         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects, totaling $4,381.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Exeter, to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects, totaling $5,645.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with W.C. Cressey and Sons Inc., Kennebunk, ME, to provide fuel operated heaters in school buses operating in seven NH counties, in an amount not to exceed $165,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized NH Department of Transportation’s request to repair existing rip rap slopes along roadway, replace guardrail, formalize the typical road section impacting tidal wetland and buffer zone in New Castle.

 

#76         Authorized Goodhue Hawkins Navy Yard LLC’s request to perform work within an existing marina providing 79 slips on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#77         Authorized Thomas D. Bell’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

#78         Authorized Lake Shore Park Corporation’s request to dredge from within the entrance to a man made basin, and dredge within the man made basin, on Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford.

 

#78A      Authorized the US Coast Guard’s request to perform work near the mouth of the Piscataqua River in New Castle.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Licensing and Certification

#79         Authorized to reclassify position #14664 Licensing and Evaluation Coordinator, salary grade 20, to Program Assistant II, salary grade 15.  78.06% Federal, 21.94% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#80         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to retroactively continue an increase in hourly rate by 30% for recruitment and retention purposes for the Pharmaceutical Service Specialist classification, position #12433 (originally approved by G&C on 8-16-09, item #118).  Effective June 23, 2011 through May 27, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#81         Authorized the Bureau of Laboratory Services, Public Health Laboratories, to enter into a sole source agreement with DiaSorin Inc., Stillwater, MN, to provide repair and service for the ETI-MAX 3000 Microplate Analyzer, in an amount not to exceed $32,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through thirty-six months.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#82         NOT USED

 

#83         Authorized to amend a sole source grant with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #165), as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, by increasing the price by $487,624 from $1,045,360 to $1,532,984.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83A      Authorized to give retroactive reimbursement to Albert Willis, Employment Counselor Specialist, from SFY 2012 appropriations, $77.52 for travel expenses incurred from May 13, 2011 and May 26, 2011 which should have been paid from SFY 2011 funds.  53% Federal, 47% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families

#84         Authorized to retroactively amend an award for four grants for the provision of Title I programs, by increasing the amount by $40,828.25 from $357,569 to $398,397.25.  Effective July 1, 2011 through August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#85         Authorized with Councilor St. Hilaire recusing himself, to make a one-time unencumbered payment in the amount of $1,202 to Attorney Steven P. Bunker, Concord, NH, for legal services provided in excess of his contract with the Bureau during SFY 2011 using SFY 2012 funds.  100% General Funds.

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#86         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Herbert W. Crosby Jr., Ph.D., Concord, NH, to provide services as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $18,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#87         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau and the Office of Client and Legal Services to enter into an agreement with Scott Shepherd, Keene, NH, to provide complaint investigator services to conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and right violations, in an amount not to exceed $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Other (Complaint Investigator Revenue) Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to support initiatives that increase the capacity to serve persons with brain injuries in the community in an amount not to exceed $783,042.  (2)Further authorized to make a minimum advance payment of up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  Effective September 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2013.  87.37% General, 12.63% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#89         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into an agreement with Geovision Inc., d/b/a Geovision Communications, Watertown, MA, to utilize their technical expertise to host, maintain and support the alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention, intervention and treatment public awareness and best practice website, in an amount not to exceed $42,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#90         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $18,105.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $32,512.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $41,534.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Salvation Army, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $39,351.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $286,254.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $121,562.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $275,434.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $102,858.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Salvation Army, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $118,922.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#99         Authorized to increase the annual salary of Jodi F. Marshall, MD, Physician in Charge by $3,000 for being board certified in Psychiatry.  69.4% General, 30.6% Federal Funds. 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#100       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for FY 2010 and FY 2011.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#101       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to retroactively pay RTH Mechanical Services Inc., Brentwood, NH, for the installation of a water control valve at the Veterans Home in May of 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#102       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to reclassify position #13230 Account Clerk III, labor grade 9, to Rehabilitation Technician, labor grade 12, in the Manchester Regional Vocational Rehabilitation Office.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into an agreement with the Governor’s Commission on Disability, Concord, NH, to house the Statewide Independent Living Council, in an amount not to exceed $83,955.55.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to secure the services of Community & School Partners LLC, Rye, NH, for the purpose of continued assistance with the Educator Information System, in an amount not to exceed $94,908.  Effective September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012.  100% Teacher Credentialing Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a contract with Elaine McNulty Knight, Exeter, NH, to provide assistance to NH schools and districts in creating the infrastructure and common understanding necessary to implement an RtI (Response to Intervention) system and provide professional development to NH educators, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012, with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a contract with Data Driven Enterprises Inc., to conduct a program evaluation and quality assurance to evaluate the effectiveness of the program approval and monitoring systems, to ensure activities are carried out in an efficient manner, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through eight months.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a contract with Kim Stiles, Rumney, NH, to coordinate the NH Accessible Instructional Materials library, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to contract with Creative Educational Consulting LLC, Hollis, NH, to provide technical assistance to districts regarding the implementation of the NH Preschool Outcome Measurement System, in an amount not to exceed $55,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to utilize the services of the individuals as detailed in letter dated June 22, 2011, to conduct Special Education Impartial Due Process Hearings, State Board of Education Hearings, Vocational Rehabilitation Hearings, and Alternative Dispute Resolution sessions at an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  80% General, 20% Federal Funds. 

 

                                MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER

#110       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilor St. Hilaire recusing himself, authorized the request to retroactively amend a sole source contract with Edquist-Davis Exhibits Inc., Seattle, WA, (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #204), to create a project concept design for donor acknowledgement exhibit, finalize the design for this donor acknowledgement exhibit, create design documents, assist the Discovery Center in disseminating and RFP for exhibit fabrication, and assist in overseeing the fabrication and installation of the exhibit, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2010 to November 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#111       Authorized to reclassify position #41847 Systems Development Specialist IV, LG 26, to Administrator II, LG 29.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Agency Income (E911 Surcharge). 

 

#112       Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to amend a lease with the Town of Salem, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-4-00, item #91), by increasing the price in an amount not to exceed $13,092, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 through March 31, 2012. 

 

#113       Authorized the Division of State Police to exercise a retroactive renewal option to contract with Anvab Inc., d/b/a Concord Aviation Services, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #112E), to provide scheduled maintenance and inspection of the Cessna Aircraft, by increasing the amount from $60,000 to $74,000, an amount not to exceed $14,000.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a sole source  contract with the NH Association of Broadcasters, Manchester, NH, for non-commercial sustaining announcements on emergency management and preparedness in the amount of $66,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  32% Federal, 57% Private & Local, 11% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Newbury, NH, for the reimbursement of project cost overruns associated with the project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $10,324.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Warner, NH, for the reimbursement of project cost overruns associated with the project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $33,638.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Kalkomey Enterprises Inc., Dallas, TX, for on-line Boater Certification, upgrade the timer features and the 14 Day Temporary Certification test and to add an Event Management function, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $540,700 to $580,700, and by extending the end date upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the Town of Epsom, and the Town of Kingston, for a total amount of $219,293 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the Towns of Danbury, Hill, and Stewartstown in a total amount of $15,000, for updating their local hazard mitigation plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of New Durham, NH, for a hazard mitigation project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $19,091.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Barnstead, NH, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $15,355.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Greenville, NH, for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $64,173.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#123       Authorized the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with Troxler Electronic Laboratories Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC, for the purposes of providing repair, calibration, maintenance, and services required to support the Department’s use of two Troxler 4140 Gyratory Compactors, totaling $12,900.  Effective upon G&CJ approval through November 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with Uretek USA Inc., Tomball, TX, to perform transportation research construction services, for a lump sum fee of $11,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#125       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, for resurfacing 2.9 miles of roadways in District V and in Hillsborough and Merrimack counties, on the basis of a low bid of $610,282.50.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $61,028.25 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for construction of three new reinforced concrete box culverts conveying Dalton Brook and local site runoff under NH 28 bypass and US 3, on the basis of a low bid of $4,444,622.65. (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $444,462.27 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 17, 2013.  92% Federal, 8% Other municipal and private funds. 

 

#127       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $2,811,546.39 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from June 22, 2011 through July 18, 2011. 

 

#128       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.7+/- acre parcel of State owned land located on the easterly side of Bailey Road in the Town of Chichester directly to the abutter, Chuckster’s LLC, for $21,100, which includes an administrative fee of $1,100.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#129       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 1.36-acre parcel of State owned land improved with a single family residence in the Town of Windham to Erick Nickerson for $130,500 plus a $1,100 administrative fee.  (2)Further authorized to compensate Century 21 D’Amico and Munoz from the proceeds of the sale in the amount of $5,220.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#130       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell an approximately six acre parcel of State owned land improved with a 2-story wood-frame New England-style single-family house with a detached two-car garage in Bath to Patricia Reilly Thorpe and Peter Thorpe for $42,160 which includes a $1,100 administrative fee.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#131       AMENDED  - The Governor and Council authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to appoint a Commission for a hearing on an alteration to the US 3 Intersection with Industrial Park Drive in the Town of Franklin, with a suggested budget of $6,931.20, as amended: to replace commission member James Cailler, with Dick Lemieux.    

 

#132       Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #118), for plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning for services at the Bureau of Traffic facilities, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority, to acquire aviation easements in the approaches to Runway 14-32 at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $784,808.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2015.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with the City of Concord to provide funding and services under the Federal Bridge Aid Program through a local project administration process, totaling $12,080,000.  Effective upon G&C approval, for fiscal years 2012 and 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#135       Authorized the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Manchester, NH, for the final design for the reconstruction and widening a 2.7 miles section of NH 12 in the Towns of Walpole and Charlestown, in the amount of $1,443,075.97.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay an amount not to exceed $17,800 to Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, Dover, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus acquisition.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#137       Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Town of Plaistow, NH, to assign responsibilities for work related to an extension of commuter rail service from Haverhill, MA to Plaistow.

 

#138       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.533 acre parcel of State owned land improved with a single family residence in Salem to Jessica Lumb for $239,500 plus $1,100 administrative fee.  (2)Further authorized to compensate Better Home and Gardens / The Masiello Group from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $11,975 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#139       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation along 1.1 miles of US 3 in Pittsburg, on the basis of a single bid of $923,684.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#140       Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction’s summary of active projects that may require contingencies use report for the period through June 30, 2011.

 

#141       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Surface Preparation Technologies Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA, for milling rumble strips in the shoulders at various locations within the State, on the basis of a single bid of $199,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 18, 2011.  92% Federal, 8% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#142       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with C.L.H. & Son Inc., Auburn, ME, for the sliplining of twin 48” culverts on NH Route 116 at the Littleton-Bethlehem town line and the replacement of a 15” corrugated metal pipe on NH Route 16 in Bethlehem, on the basis of a low bid of $167,159.87.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $16,715.99 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#143       Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Greenman-Pedersen Inc., Stoneham, MA, for on-call consulting, engineering, and construction inspection services for various painting projects for bridges and structures located throughout the State, for an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2014. 

 

#144       Authorized the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with each of three consulting firms: (1)TUV Rheinland Industrial Solutions Inc., Caledonia, MI, for an amount not to exceed $500,000; (2)TRC Environmental Corporation, Export, PA, for an amount not to exceed $450,000; and (3)HRV Conformance Verification Associates Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, for an amount not to exceed $400,000, for on-call structural steel inspection services for the fabrication of bridges and structures.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014. 

 

 

#145       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement resurfacing and guardrail improvements on 4.9 miles of US Route 3 from Interstate 93 in Franconia to the Gale River in Bethlehem, on the basis of a low bid of $1,950,906.43.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $97,545.32 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #86- which was tabled at the July 13, 2011 Meeting

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#86         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to approve the request to enter into an agreement with Veteran Homestead Inc., Fitchburg, MA, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $19,766.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, 2011, at the Goodwin Community Health Center, Rochester, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:30 p.m.