GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                The Student Conservation Association, Charlestown, NH

                                                                                August 22, 2007, 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 Pignatelli, accepted the minutes of July 18, 2007 as amended as follows:

 

Tabled Item #29 from the June 27, 2007 meeting:

                                               

                                                ADJUTANT GENERAL

#29       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, and further on a roll call vote of: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworthno, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, Councilor Pignatellino, voted to approve the request to enter into an agreement with Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., of Portland, ME to provide security services at the State Military Reservation in Concord, NH during the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2010 with the option for two one-year renewals, in the amount of $786,843.30 per year for a total cost of $2,360,529.90.  A contingency is included in the contract amount.  100% Federal Funds.

 

Councilor Hollingworth voted no on this item and submitted the following comments:  My no vote is not against providing security; however, I do not believe Securitas Security Services USA Inc is the most qualified and they had the highest cost to carry out the $2,360,529.90 contract.  Several correspondence I received informed me that the company and comments recorded for bids was not recorded as stated, and one company that bid on the contract charged that they did not receive the total bid package which resulted in a lowering of their score.  I believe we need the most qualified security and a process that is open and fair to find the most qualified security company.

 

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the July 18, 2007 meeting

 

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

 

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The Governor and Executive Council swore into office the following Representative-elect:

 

Rockingham District 14 (Kensington, Seabrook, South Hampton, Hampton Falls)

James B. Webber, d, Kensington (5 Wild Pasture Rd) 03833

 

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The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to set the date for a special election for state representative in Rockingham County District No.10 (Brentwood).

 

The filing period will begin on August 27, 2007 and end on September 4, 2007.  The primary election will be October 9, 2007.  The special election will be November 13, 2007.

 

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret, accepted the following

 

Air Resources Council

Steam Power Generating Industry

John MacDonald, Amherst                                                                                Effective:  August 1, 2007

 

Education and Training Officer: Division of Personnel

Monika A. Bissell, Plymouth                                                                             Effective:  August 3, 2007

 

Commissioner: Department of Health and Human Services

John A. Stephen, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  August 14, 2007

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

(Public Member)

Donald Dickey, West Lebanon                                                                         Effective:  August 22, 2007

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Brenda Quinn, Manchester                                                                                Effective:  August 22, 2007

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Local Government)

Robert J. Landman, North Hampton                                                                 Effective:  August 22, 2007

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Hillsborough County)

Rhona Charbonneau, (r), Hudson                                                                     Effective:  August 22, 2007

Succeeding: Robert H. Montgomery (i), Goffstown (reached term limit) Term:  June 24, 2010

 

State Committee on Aging

(Rockingham County)

Alfreda A. Smith, (d), Salem                                                                               Effective:  August 22, 2007

Succeeding:  Robert Forsing (r), Raymond (reached term limit)   Term:  June 24, 2010

 

Boxing & Wrestling Commission

Rudolph E. Urban, Berlin                                                                                    Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 15, 2010

 

Division of Children, Youth & Families Advisory Board

(Rockingham County)

Bruce Boley, Portsmouth                                                                                    Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Thomas G. Cooper, Concord                                                                              Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 18, 2010

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Ronald E. Ludwig, Manchester                                                                         Effective:  August 22, 2007

Succeeding: James T. Keefe, Portsmouth (resigned)                                     Term:  February 13, 2009

 

State Conservation Committee

(Rockingham/Strafford County)

James S. Raynes, Rye                                                                                          Effective:  August 22, 2007

Succeeding:  Eileen Miller, Lee                                                                          Term:  August 1, 2011

 

Board of Engineers

Lee F. Carroll, Gorham                                                                                         Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 21, 2012

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Fire Chiefs

Douglas M. Aiken, Moultonborough                                                              Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 8, 2010

 

State Library Advisory Council

Stephen M. Kennedy, (r), Concord                                                                   Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 26, 2010

 

Department of Justice: Chief Medical Examiner

Nominated by the Attorney General

Thomas A. Andrew, Contoocook                                                                     Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 20, 2012

Salary: QQ Step 5:  $131,174.64

 

Midwifery Council

(Pediatrician)

Daniel J. Brown, Portsmouth                                                                              Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 9, 2011

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

(Knowledgeable in Auto Mechanics)

Robert N. Stephen, Franklin                                                                               Effective:  August 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 28, 2010

 

Board of Optometry

Keith A. Emery, Derry                                                                                         Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2012

 

Passenger Tramway Safety Board

(Public Member)

Stanley Judge, Shelburne                                                                                   Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 20, 2011

 

New Hampshire Real Estate Commission

Daniel S. Jones, North Conway                                                                         Effective:  August 22, 2007

Succeeding:  Arthur Slattery, Amherst (resigned)                                         Term:  September 15, 2009

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

(Nominated by the NH Education Association)

Samuel J. Giarrusso, Amherst                                                                            Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Stefany A. Shaheen, Portsmouth                                                                      Effective:  August 27, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 27, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

(Rep of Insurance Interests of Commercial Worker’s Compensation Carriers)

Margaret M. Crouch, Bedford                                                                           Effective:  August 22, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 13, 2010

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

Pierre J. Morin, Berlin                                                                                          Effective: September 29, 2007

Succeeding:  Amy Vorenberg, Concord (reached term limit)                        Term:  September 29, 2012

 

State Committee on Aging

(Merrimack County)

Stephen Gorin, (d), Canterbury                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sean Lyon (i), Springfield                                                           Term:  June 24, 2010

 

State Committee on Aging

(Hillsborough County)

Barbara A. Salvatore, (d), Bedford                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kenneth Brooks (i), Bedford                                                      Term:  June 24, 2010

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Belknap County)

Andrew Howe, Gilford                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Charles Moulton, New Hampton                                               Term:  August 18, 2012

 

Air Resources Council

(Steam, Power Generating Industry)

William H. Smagula, Bedford                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  John MacDonald, Amherst (resigned)                                     Term:  October 24, 2009

 

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries

G. Ritchie White, Rye                                                                                          Effective:  September 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 24, 2010

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Hillsborough County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Sandra D. Hogan, Nashua                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Strafford County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Beth Setear, Dover                                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

John D. Boyden II, Bedford                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 24, 2012

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

W. Keith Parrish, Gilford                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kevin S. Moriarty, Nashua (reached term limit)                      Term:  August 24, 2012

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

(Community Service Sector)

William A. Marcello, Keene                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2008

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Roberta J. Berner, Lebanon                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Kelly A. Clark, Webster                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Sonke Dornblut, Newmarket                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Beverly Raymond, Berlin                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Fred Roberge, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Clyde E. Terry, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Dennis E. E. Adams, Deerfield                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Education & Training Officer:  Division of Personnel

Nominated by the Director of Personnel

Dennis T. Martino, Hopkinton                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Monika A. Bissell, Plymouth (resigned)                                   Term:  March 22, 2009

Salary:  DD Step 4 $64,486

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Propane Gas Distribution)

Brian B. Boudreau, Rochester                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 2, 2012

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Insurance)

William L. Mead, Sr. , Franconia                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Donna W. Knighton, Lisbon                                                      Term:  July 8, 2012

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

R. Gary Stenhouse, Rochester                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Peter Russell, Meredith                                                               Term:  November 16, 2009

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Mary W. McLaughlin, Bedford                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Acting Commissioner: Department of Health and Human Services

Nicholas A Toumpas, Rye                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

Salary:  MM: $108,990

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Health Care Association

Scott M. Wojtkiewicz, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 19, 2010

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member Representing Science Community)

James F. Haney, Milton                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 22, 2010

 

New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Authority

(Natural Resources)

Jack R. Bronnenberg, Strafford                                                                          Effective:  September 6, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 6, 2011

 

Board of Landscape Architects

Roberta N. Woodburn, Durham                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 23, 2012

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Roberta A. Daw, Sunapee                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  March 4, 2010

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

Anthony B. Urban, Berlin                                                                                   Effective:  September 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 24, 2010

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

(Public Member)

Stephanie Caldon, Tilton                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 4, 2012

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

James H. Dolan, North Hampton                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Hal B. Goolman, Lancaster                                                          Term:  April 27, 2009

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

Kenneth R. Limburg, New London                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 25, 2012

 

Police Commission

Thomas J. Pappas, (d), Nashua                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert E. Valade, Nashua                                                           Term:  September 1, 2010

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Jennifer Ng, Merrimack                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Brenda Quinn, Manchester (resigned)                                     Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Certified Residential Appraiser)

Kristen A. Eldridge, Meredith                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 12, 2010

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

(New Hampshire Local Government Center)

Keith R. Hickey, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Representative of a local river management advisory committee)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Kathryn P. Nelson, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Department of Transportation: Director of the Division of Aeronautics, Rail and Transit

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Jack W. Ferns, Loudon                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 20, 2010

Salary:  FF Max $75,857

 

Department of Transportation: Director of Project Development

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

William J. Cass, Laconia                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James A. Moore, Bow                                                                 Term:  February 18, 2011

Salary:  Group II Step 3 $80,399

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea 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 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for The Student Conservation Association, Inc. located in Charlestown, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 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 ONAUGUST 22, 2007

THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION,

CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At 10:25 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority (“Authority”) for The Student Conservation Association, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and explained that a public hearing had been held in Concord, the State capital, earlier that morning in compliance with Federal law and that no one had attended.  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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION, INC. IN CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE" 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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $2,600,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION, INC.

IN CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council 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 a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for The Student Conservation Association, Inc. (the "Borrower"), in Charlestown, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $2,600,000 in revenue bonds (the "Bonds") under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the "Act"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all of the documentation and information with respect to the proposed transaction that they have requested; and

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Section 1.               Findings.  On the basis of the Authority’s recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

(a)           Special Findings.

 

(1)           The project to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of: (i) financing a portion of the costs of the renovation and expansion of the Borrower's headquarters building located in Charlestown, New Hampshire, including the refinancing of an existing mortgage on such property; and (ii) financing issuance costs (collectively, the "Facility" or the "Project").  The Facility is within the definition of "Commercial Facility" in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

 

(2)           The establishment and operation of the Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the "State") and will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

 

(b)           General Findings.

 

(1)           The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.(2)      The Borrower have the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

 

(3)           The Loan and Trust Agreement and the other documents to be executed in connection with the issuance of the Bonds (collectively, the "Financing Documents"), contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

 

(4)           The Financing Documents do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act.

 

(5)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social 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.

 

Section 2.               Ultimate Finding and Determination.   The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit and determine that the Authority’s financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

 

Section 3.               Approval.  The Governor and Council hereby approve the Authority’s taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction involving the Facility, the Project and the Bonds as may be required.

 

Section 4.               Effective Date.  This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

 

 

 

Passed and Agreed to:  August 22, 2007

 

 

 

#2            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea 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 with respect to the financing of a loan to Derry Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Derry Depot Square Holdings, LLC in Derry, NH.  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 AUGUST 22, 2007

THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION,

CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At approximately 10:28 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Derry Economic Development Corporation to finance the purchase of property at 6 West Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire 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 loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and explained that a public hearing had been held in Concord, the State capital, earlier that morning in compliance with Federal law and that no one had attended.   The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wieczorek introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO DERRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  There being no discussion, 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 LOAN

UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF

THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO DERRY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

                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 a loan by the Authority to Derry Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $230,000 to provide financing to complete the purchase of property located at 6 West Broadway, Derry, New Hampshire. (the "Loan")

 

                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 authorize and approve the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; 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 Determination.  On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

                                (i)  The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

(i)            The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

(ii)           The Loan that the Authority has proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred, by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

(iii)          The Loan that the Authority has 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 Loan that the Authority has proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                2.             Approval.              Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

 

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

 

 

Passed and agreed to August 22, 2007.

 

 

#3            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-a with respect to a loan from Chittenden Bank and Rochester Shoe Tree Company, Inc. in Ashland, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I: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 AUGUST 22, 2007

THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION,

CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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             At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Chittenden Bank to Rochester Shoe Tree Company, 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 Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the project and explained that a public hearing had been held in Concord, the State capital, earlier that morning in compliance with Federal law and that no one had attended.  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 CHITTENDEN BANK TO ROCHESTER SHOE TREE COMPANY, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  There being no discussion, 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-a

WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM

CHITTENDEN BANK TO

ROCHESTER SHOE TREE COMPANY, 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 $2,000,000 from Chittenden Bank to Rochester Shoe Tree Company, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG 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 to ensure 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.

 

Rochester Shoe Tree Company, Inc.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to August 22, 2007.

 

 

#4            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea 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 with respect to the contract (“Capital Access Program:  Lender Participation Agreement”) with Salem Co-Operative Bank.  Action will Authorized Resolutions under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ONAUGUST 22, 2007

THE STUDENT CONSERVATION ASSOCIATION,

CHARLESTOWN, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At approximately 10:31 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the proposed contract entitled “Capital Access Program: Lender Participation Agreement” with the following bank: Salem Co-Operative Bank 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 execution of the agreement.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the proposed contract and explained that a public hearing had been held in Concord, the State capital, earlier that morning in compliance with Federal law and that no one had attended.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Hollingworth introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED ‘CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM : LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT’ OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY SALEM CO-OPERATIVE BANK” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  There being no discussion, 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

APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED

"CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM:  LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT"

OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

BY  SALEM CO-OPERATIVE BANK 

 

                      WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have previously, upon recommendation of the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority"), approved the Authority's standard contract entitled "CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM:  LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT" (the "Standard Contract") by resolution dated September 2, 1992 (the "Approving Resolution"); and

 

                      WHEREAS, at the time of such approval of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council made, upon recommendation of the Authority, certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the approval of the Standard Contract, which findings and determinations are stated in the Approving Resolution;

 

                      WHEREAS, in the Approving Resolution, the Governor and Council authorized the Authority to take necessary and appropriate steps to cause the execution of the Standard Contract with qualifying State banking institutions; and

 

                      WHEREAS, acting pursuant to the direction of the Authority, the Executive Director of the Authority has received interest from Salem Co-Operative Bank (the "Specific Bank") to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Authority's Capital Access Program through such execution; and

 

                      WHEREAS, the Executive Director of the Authority has examined such information as he has deemed necessary and appropriate and has determined that the Specific Bank is a duly organized bank or trust company authorized to make loans and accept deposits in the State of New Hampshire and accordingly is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Capital Access Program;

 

                      WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed execution of the Standard Contract which they have requested;

 

                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 assuming (1) the execution of the Standard

Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council hereby find:

 

                                        (a)  The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

 

                                (b)           The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                                (c)           The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract 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.

 

                                (d)           The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

 

                                (e)           Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that a the Specific Bank participating under the terms of such Standard Contract makes only loans which meet the requirements of RSA 162-A:12, IV.

 

                                (f)            The Standard Contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, III.

 

                                (g)           Reasonable precautions have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to any reserve fund which is established under the terms of the proposed Standard Contract.

 

                                (h)           The Specific Bank is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and to participate under the terms of such Standard Contract and the applicable provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A.

 

                      2.  Approval.  Subject to (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council approve the proposed execution of the Standard Contract by the Authority 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.

 

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

 

Passed and Agreed to August 22, 2007.

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Raymond, NH, to address a public health emergency by replacing septic systems that serve eight units of housing in the Lilac Drive Cooperative manufactured housing park in the amount of $140,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Grafton, N. Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating an early education center in Littleton, in the amount of $400,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Raymond, NH, for the purpose of connecting the 18-unit Lamprey River Cooperative manufactured housing community to Raymond’s municipal water system in the amount of $418,603.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, for the purpose of supporting infrastructure improvements and the further development of the Hinsdale Commercial and Industrial Development Corporation in the amount of $240,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Merrimack, Concord, NH, to complete a study to develop preliminary plans for twenty to forty units of specialized housing in Concord, NH, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Concord, NH, for site improvements for the development of 41 units of affordable elderly housing in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham County, Brentwood, NH, to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of developing affordable rental housing for seniors in Rye, NH, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#12          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to accept and expend $875 in Federal Funds for the Client Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13          Authorized to enter into a contract with Northern Comfort Diagnostics, Woodhull, NY, to conduct on-site training for Weatherization Assistance Program installation crews and contractors in the amount of $44,880.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14          Authorized to conduct a one day conference on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at The Mountain Club on Loon – Resort, Spa & Conference Center to provide training to locals land use board members in the amount not to exceed $10,120.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fess to help defray the costs of the conference above.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Mountain Club on Loon – Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Lincoln, NH, to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, morning breakfast, refreshments, and lunch for the conference in the amount not to exceed $8,520.  (4)Further Authorized to advance The Mountain Club on Loon $1,000 in the form of a non-refundable security deposit.  (5)Further Authorized up to $1,600 for reimbursement of expenses related to speakers and conference materials including by not limited to handout reproduction, printing, mailings, and supplies, overnight stay, etc.

 

#15          Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with the Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, to provide preventive health services to NH refugees in the amount of $18,874.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION

#16          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissioners, Charlestown, NH, to provide administration, management and program assistance in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Allen Systems Group Inc., Naples, FL, for licenses, maintenance of utility software used to manage mainframe computing resources and technical support services for a firm fixed price amount of $332,304.  Effective August 31, 2007 through August 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized to reclassify position #20439 Systems Development Specialist V, labor grade 28 ($46,624.50) to IT Manager III, labor grade 31 ($53,059.50) a difference of salary of $6,435.

 

#19          Authorized to reclassify position #10227, Computer Operator III, labor grade 16 ($27,378) to Technical Support Specialist IV, labor grade 27 ($43,380) a difference of $16,302.

 

#20          Authorized to reclassify position #12483 IT Manager II, labor grade 30 ($50,836.50) to Technical Support Specialist VI, labor grade 32 ($55,575) a difference of $4,783.50.

 

#21          Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Software House International Incorporated, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs in the amount of $49,969.50.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#22          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with International Business Machines Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA, for planning and implementing three new web-based document management systems in the amount of $55,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23          Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey G. Vorce, Windham, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#24          Authorized Captain Dean Y. Rancourt, Portsmouth, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#25          Authorized Major Don C. Starkweather, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#26          Authorized Carol M. Barba, Rye, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#27          Authorized Colonel William N. Reddel III, Londonderry, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Air National Guard.

 

#28          Authorized Major Gary J. Walker, Hampden, ME, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#29          Authorized to pay an unencumbered, retroactive invoice from Maxwell Medals in the amount of $1,200 for military coins.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized to amend a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc., East Orange, NJ (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #21, amended on 6-13-07, item #30), to perform an Integrated Cultural Resource Management Plan Revision, by extending the end date from August 24, 2007 to January 25, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized to accept donations of brick & monument engraving, computer services, two hard drive upgrades and irrigation parts in the amount of $3,344.98 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#32          Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $1,000 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

#33          Authorized to amend the fee schedule related to the operation of the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-14-01, item #34).

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34          Authorized Division of Accounting Services to enter into a sole source contract with Municipal Resources Inc., Meredith, NH, for profession and technical assistance in the recording of financial transactions and the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2007 during the month of July.

 

#36          Authorized the Salary Adjustment Fund and the Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund and in conformance with the G&C action of January 4, 2007, the agency transfers Authorized for the month of July.

 

#37          Authorized to reclassify position #10280 Program Assistant II, labor grade 15, to Human Resources Technician, labor grade 17. 

 

#38          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Bureau of General Services to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Target New England, Wolfeboro, NH, for the repair of floor sags on the firs floor of the Walker Building in an amount not to exceed $21,100.  Effective June 27, 2007 through July 30, 2007.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized Bureau of General Services to enter into a contract with Janitech Inc., Lawrence, MA, for window cleaning services in an amount not to exceed $83,934.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2010.

 

#40          Authorized to accept a donation of up to $45,000 from CIGNA Healthcare to fund the Wellness Program.

 

#41          Authorized to partially waive the State’s workers’ compensation lien related to James W. White, Liberty Mutual, serving as the State’s insurer of the State Employees’ Workers’ Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that partial lien waiver be granted.  Approval of this action will allow $8,333.33 to be returned to the State funds.

 

#42          Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $480,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of September 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $327,919,299.89 for the Month of July and recommends the balance of $72,080,700.11 be lapsed.

 

#43          Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to contract with McIntire Business Products, Concord, NH, to provide repairs and maintenance to bindery equipment located at Graphic Services in an amount not to exceed $8,564.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $500 for each Fiscal year be approved for emergency repair services and materials not included in the basic scope of work.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#44          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Moulison North Corporation, Biddeford, ME, for replacement of old generators and transfer switches at Hampton, Dover and Rochester Tollbooths and a new generator at Hampton Turnpikes Maintenance Shed, Statewide, for a total price not to exceed $269,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 7, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $8,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, for a total of $277,200.  100% Turnpike R&R Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Kinsmen Corporation, Hooksett, NH, to Design/Build Trace Metals Clean Room, Concord, NH, for a price not to exceed $850,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $2,604 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, for a total of $852,604.  58% General, 42% Other Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Oak Point Associates, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-3-03, item #166, amended on 1-10-07, item #17), for additional consultant services to the STARC Armory – Concord (Readiness Center) Civil Support Team Ready Building State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $55,050.34 from $948,725.38 to $1,003,775.72.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a sum of $1,000 to Edward Parr of the Department of Resources and Economic Development.

 

#48          Authorized to accept and place on file the adjustments to agency’s quarterly allotments for the period through June 30, 2007.

 

#49          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Beverly A. Hollingworth with regard to the construction and improvements to plant and facilities, purchasing of certain equipment and the financing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH.

 

#50          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease renewal agreement with the Town of Hooksett, NH, providing office and courtroom space located on Merrimack Street, Hooksett, NH for an amount not to exceed $211,290.96.  (2)Further authorized a one-time payment for certain renovations to the premises to provide space for the Family Court Division.  Effective September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2010.  100% Escrow Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.

 

#51A      Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to financing the construction, furnishing and equipping of new facilities as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Kimball Union Academy of Meriden, NH.

 

#51B       Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the financing of construction, renovation, furnishing and equipping of certain new and existing facilities and the financing of certain routine capital expenditures as well as the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness in connection with Androscoggin Valley Hospital, Berlin, NH.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#52          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $172,482.25 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#53          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive contract with Affiliated Computer Services Inc., Dallas, TX, d/b/a ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse, Boston, MA, for the custody and processing of unclaimed and abandoned securities for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#54          Authorized to reclassify position #14480 Real Estate Appraiser, labor grade 23, step one ($35,889.50) to Accountant IV, labor grade 23, step one ($35,899.50) in the Administration Division.

 

#55          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive holdover lease amendment (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #23A), with Gerald P. McCarthy, W Wareham, MA, for office space located at Regional Drive, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $280,237.50 from $892,785 to $1,173,022.50 and by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#55A      Authorized to retroactively pay a Current Use Board Member, Thomas Thompson, $176.54 for travel expenses incurred for the January 8, 2007, May 1, 2007 and May 3, 2007 Current Use Board meetings.  100% General Funds. 

 

#55B       Authorized to retroactively pay the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, $8,424 for organizational dues from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#56          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend a Preserve America grant from the Department of Interior for the Historic Landmarks Program in the amount of $28,161.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized Division of Libraries to award a grant to the NH State Library Summer Reading Experience in the amount of $6,000.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $6,000 for the Summer Reading Experience.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.   100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized Division of the Arts to grant FY 2008 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards totaling $30,000 to the artists as detailed in letter dated July 26, 2007, for the period of G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized Division of Arts to renew membership with the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, Washington, DC in the amount of $7,245.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#59A      Authorized to budget and expend prior year funds in the amount of $7,554.03 for the purpose of meeting expenses to train students and volunteers to conduct archaeological surveys.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend additional donations up to $4,445.97 to the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program received during the State Fiscal Year 2008.  100% Other Funds.

 

#59B       Authorized Division of Historical Resources to enter into a contract with Cultural Resource Consulting Group, Highland Park, NH, for a condition survey of the remaining framework of the Old State House, in the amount of $14,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#60          Authorized to expand an existing 46 acre conservation easement in Lyme, NH, by amending the easement to include an additional 3.1 acres.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#61          Authorized purchase and payment of a new HP 8300 Scanjet Automatic Document Feeder, from Computer Hut of NE, Inc., in the amount of $700 for the Division of Animal Industry.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Beverly Kelley, Albion, ME, to provide janitorial services at the NH Building throughout the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA in the amount of $7,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2007.  95% General, 5% Other Funds. 

 

#62A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Digital Dye Designs, Derry, NH, to provide design, creation and installation of photo banners for exhibits at the NH Building at the Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, MA, in the amount of $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 10, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#62B       Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Farm to Restaurant Connection/NH Stories Inc., d/b/a NH Made, Andover, NH, to coordinate the development and central theme marketing of a new industry website where chefs, food service buyers and consumers can buy fresh produce, meat and other products on line directly from the farmer for shipment to the buyer in the amount of $10,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#63          Authorized to reclassify position #41885 from Criminal Justice Program Specialist, labor grade 24 to Supervisor V, labor grade 26, within the Grants Management Unit.

 

#64          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Program Innovations Inc., Gloucester MA, to provide specialized training and technical assistance on the issues of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse and neglect in an amount not to exceed $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Office of the Sheriff, Merrimack County, High Sheriff, Scott E. Hilliard, to provide a Deputy Sheriff to serve as a part-time investigator for the purpose of investigating allegations of voting fraud and other violations of state or federal law relating to federal elections. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to accept and expend a $8,655.37 grant from the NH Safety Agency for the purpose of hosting a one-day Motor Vehicle Seminar.  Effective October 1, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research to be used to allow UNH Justice works to support the ongoing efforts of the Governor’s NH Crime Commission.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to appoint Benjamin J. Agati as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $57,994 expiring October 14, 2009.

 

#69          Authorized to reappoint Kirsten B. Wilson as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective August 31, 2007 through August 31, 2012.

 

#70          Authorized an annual salary increment to Sandra Petell, Criminal Investigator from salary group BB step 4 ($58,510) to salary group BB step 5 ($61,536) effective upon G&C approval.

 

#71          Authorized an annual salary increment to Allison P. Vachon, Criminal Investigator from salary group BB step 4 ($58,510) to salary group BB step 5 ($61,536) effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#72          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Maine Health Information Center, Manchester, ME, to provide consulting services in an amount not to exceed $73,625.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#73          Authorized to enter into a contract with Peter Roberts Cleaning, Conway, NH, for janitorial services at NHES’s Conway local office in an amount not to exceed $25,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized to retroactively reclassify position #11024 Accounting Technician, salary grade 12 to Tax Auditor I, salary grade 16.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized to retroactively pay Fiscal Year 2007 travel expenses in the amount of $498.84 for Jeri A. Bourque using available Fiscal Year 2008 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to retroactively pay Fiscal Year 2007 travel expenses in the amount of $110.72 for Laura J. Byers using available Fiscal Year 2008 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to accept and place on file the 2006 Annual Report.

 

#78          Authorized to host the 2007 Annual National Unemployment Insurance (UI) Directors’ Conference and Legal Issues Forum on October 22-25, 2007 for an anticipated overall cost of $148,000 to be funded entirely through registration fees.  The total anticipated cost of this G&C request is $121,827 to cover services as identified in the letter dated August 3, 2007, and will be funded entirely from registration fees collected from attendees.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend up to an additional $48,000 in registration fees to fund the 2007 Annual National UI Directors’ Conference and Legal Issues Forum above.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Registration Fees. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#79          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #M, amended on 8-3-05, item #66) in the amount of $66,000 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Cheshire County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #N, amended on 8-3-05, item #62) in the amount of $84,000 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Sullivan County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Volunteers of America, Brunswick, ME (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #L, amended on 8-3-05, item #68) in the amount of $41,400 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Grafton County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #O, amended on 8-3-05, item #63) in the amount of $42,349.98 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in South Hillsborough County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #R, amended on 8-3-05, item #65) in the amount of $82,900.02 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in North Hillsborough County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Rockingham County Commissioners, Brentwood, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #67) in the amount of $35,145.50 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Grafton County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Merrimack County Department of Corrections, Boscawen, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, late item #T amended on 8-3-05, item #67) in the amount of $36,850.02 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Merrimack County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized to enter into a contract with MAS Medical Staffing Corporation, Manchester, NH, for temporary nursing services in the amount of $24,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to pay a onetime payment to Carolyn Greenwood in the amount of $531.44 for travel expenses incurred during the period of June 19, 2007 through June 22, 2007 with State fiscal year 2008 funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment of wages and benefits to Brian Coulombe, Supervisor I, in the amount of $3,155.88 for the period of June 9, 2006 through April 27, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized to pay a onetime retroactive payment to James Daly in the amount of $285 for travel and registration expenses incurred during the period of May 21, 2007 through May 23, 2007 with State fiscal year 2008 funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#90          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to continue membership and participation in the Conference of State Bank Supervisors in the amount of $6,736.57.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Bank Exams & Assessment. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91          Authorized to enter into a contract with A.S.A.P Fire & Safety Corporation, Tyngsboro, MA, for fire extinguisher and sprinkler inspecting, testing and servicing at various liquor stores locations throughout NH in the amount of $53,835.  Effective upon G&C approval through augu 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Door Corporation, Concord, NH, for providing automatic door repair and replacement services at various liquor store locations throughout NH in the amount of $255,277.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to enter into a contract with Carriage Care Inc., Dover, NH, for providing shopping cart maintenance and services at various liquor store locations throughout NH in the amount of $62,070.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#94          Authorized to accept and expend $20,000 bond escrow funds from The Hartford Insurance Company on behalf of the New England Fund Raising Co Inc., a games of chance operator licensee to repay the charitable organizations a portion of the proceeds they were due but did not receive from games of chance that New England Fund Raising Co Inc., held on behalf of their charitable cause.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized to retroactively increase the salary rate for the state-appointed veterinarians to reflect the salary increases being given to all classified employees in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement for July 6, 2007 through June 30, 2009.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#96          Authorized to retroactively appoint Mr. John M. DeVivo, Bethel, ME, to the unclassified position of Mountain Manager at Cannon Mountain.  Effective July 13, 2007 at the starting salary of $66,830 (Group DD, Maximum).

 

#97          Authorized to accept and place on file the report detailing the activities of the Cannon Mountain Capital Improvement Fund for fiscal year 2007.

 

#98          WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY

 

#99          Authorized Division of Economic Development to budget and expend $90,000 from the NH Economic Development Fund in Fiscal Year 2008.  100% Economic Development Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#100        Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept a donation of four (4) tradeshows from Public Service of NH valued at $40,540. 

 

#101        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Rindge, NH, to facilitate the wireless network in the Town of Rindge in the amount of $9,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Cyberpine Cooperative Inc., Center Sandwich, NH, to expand the wireless network in the amount of $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further authorized the payment of $2,700 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Dalton, NH, to expand the wireless network in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2007.  (2)Further authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce, Portsmouth, NH, to expand wireless Internet service in the city in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the City of Dover, NH, to expand the wireless network in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Jefferson, NH, to expand the wireless network in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Lancaster, NH, to expand the wireless network in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce, Nashua, NH, to launch free wireless Internet service in downtown Nashua in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Northumberland, NH, to expand the wireless network in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Pittsfield, NH, to expand the wireless network in the downtown area in the amount of $4,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $4,050 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#111        Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the Town of Whitefield, NH, to expand the wireless network in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the payment of $9,000 upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Travel and Tourism Development report on activity within the Travel and Tourism Revolving Fund.

 

#113        Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to the organization as detailed in letter dated August 22, 2007, in the total amount of $232,564.10 for their 2007-2008 out of state marketing projects .  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award a retroactive grant to the League of NH Craftsmen in the amount of $8,448 for the 74th Annual Craftsmen’s Fair.  Effective July 11, 2007 through August 12, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to grant awards to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 22, 2007 in the total amount of $6,048 for their 2007/2008 in state marketing projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a retroactive contract with Debra Ryder, d/b/a Thisbe & Shmoop Cleaning Company, Lancaster, NH, for cleaning services for the North Country Resource Center in the amount of $22,800.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#117        Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation and Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend an additional $7,730.80 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency via the State office of Emergency Management in order to reimburse eligible expenses for mitigating flood-related damages suffered on DRED-managed lands.  100% Transfer O.E.M – Fema. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#118        Authorized the new Acting Director Donald S. Clarke, to be placed in Group HH, step 4, $85,913, a compensation level higher than the minimum.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized to enter into a 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 the creation of a Wildlife Sightings Database for a total of $31,650 for implementing Wildlife Action Plan strategies.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2008.  21% Federal, 79% Other Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Macro International Inc., Burlington, VT, and to reimburse NHFG up to $26,442.52 for collection of information on catch by NH marine recreational anglers.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend an estimated $11,442.52 for the above performed services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.   100% Agency Income Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Weare for the Ferrante Property, Weare, NH, in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to accept a Contingent Grantee Interest in a Conservation Easement Deed for the Ferrante Property with the primary easement holder being the Piscataquog Watershed Association.  100% Dedicated Habitat Funds.  

 

#122        Authorized to accept and expend an additional $25,000 in other agency income from the Maine Department of Marine Resources for the purpose of monitoring studies on rainbow smelt.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Agency Income Funds. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#123        Authorized to enter into agreements with the entities as detailed in letter dated August 9, 2007, for the total amount of $439,992 in order to implement the 2008-2009 Regional Environmental Planning Program.  (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $5,000 to each of the nine RPAs in accordance with the terms of the grant agreements; for a total of $45,000 in advance payments.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Sutron Corporation Inc., Sterling, VA, to upgrade an existing proprietary computer application and perform limited modifications to related applications in the amount of $14,196.  Effective August 1, 2007 through August 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized to retroactively approve payment to Fastenal Industrial & Construction Supplies, Concord, NH, for the purchase of hardware needed to carry out emergency repairs to two sluice gates at the Buck Street Dam in the amount of $2,492.24.  Effective June 15, 2007 to June 19, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized to retroactively enter into a time extension with Riverside Technology Inc., Fort Collins, CO, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #87), for maintenance, support and improvement to the existing computer system for flood forecasting and reservoir operations – systems that Riverside has developed of the last five years, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to October 1, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized to award a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the Merrimack Village District, Merrimack, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $4,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128        Authorized to amend a contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #122), to oversee remediation at contaminated sites by increasing the amount by $100,000 from $1,864,262 to $1,964,262.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#129        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, to fund a Household Hazardous Waste Collection project in the amount of $15,341.82.  Effective July 27, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#130        Authorized to award a grant to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to provide planning technical assistance to member coastal communities in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized to award a grant to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to support the Great Bay Coast Watch phytoplankton and water quality monitoring program in the amount of $21,499.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#132        Authorized to award a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the Town of Hancock Water Works, Hancock, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $2,475.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#133        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Greenland, NH, to complete the Town of Greenland’s “Doo” Be a Responsible Pet Owner” Pet Waste Education and Outreach Project, in the amount of $4,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Tamworth, NH, to complete the Chocorua Village Area Bio-Retention Stormwater Treatment Project in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#135        Authorized to amend a state aid grant to the City of Somersworth, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-07, item #72), for the water pollution control project, by increasing the grant by $60,880 from $3,282,004 to $3,342,884.    100% General Funds. 

 

#136        Authorized to award a grant to the Cocheco River Watershed Coalition, Dover, NH, to conduct three water quality monitoring projects in the Cocheco River Watershed in the amount of $5,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#137        Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $419,878 for water pollution control projects as detailed in letter dated July 26, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#138        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the State of VT Department of Environmental Conservation to expand the State’s current ambient air toxics monitoring network.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $45,754 of funding from VT DEC as stipulated in the agreement for expansion of the current ambient air toxics monitoring network.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#139        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pat Jackson Inc., Augusta, ME, for grease removal and disposal services in the amount of $62,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#140        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Limerick Steeplejacks Inc., Limerick, ME, for industrial painting services in the amount of $36,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#141        Authorized to pay 2006 membership dues to The Climate Registry, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Permit Fee Accounts. 

 

#142        Authorized to amend a grant received from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (previously approved by G&C on 2-25-05, late item #A, amended on 3-2-07, item #47), for consultant studies for the Lamprey River Pilot and to support DES staff and administration of the NH Instream Flow Program, by extending the end date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with Normandeau Associates Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #68, amended on 1-10-07, item #67), for the Lamprey Instream Flow Pilot Program, by increasing the contract amount by $18,500 from $289,000 to $307,500, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2008 to add another stream survey to the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#143        Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the entities as detailed in letter dated July 24, 2007, totaling $22,146.33 to fund Household Hazardous Waste Collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#144        Authorized to retroactively enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, for streamflow gaging in the amount of $100,480.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  96% Other, 4% General Funds. 

 

#145        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association, Boston, MA, to provide funding approved by USEPA for the Northeast Regional Pollution Prevention Information Center, in the amount of $102,897.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#146        Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Seabrook, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#147        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waterville Valley Ski Resort Inc., Waterville Valley, NH, to provide necessary conference facilities and food services for a one-day training conference entitled “2007 Fall Solid Waste Operator Conference” at a cost not to exceed $7,444.  (2)Further Authorized to provide travel and hotel stipend for the keynote speaker at a cost not to exceed $720 to provide necessary round-trip flights from Toronto, Canada to Manchester, NH, and one night accommodations at the Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#148        Authorized to reclassify position #18136 Laboratory Scientist V, labor grade 27 to Administrator III, labor grade 31.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80.96% General, 19.04% Transfer Funds. 

 

#149        Authorized to reclassify position #18760 Electrician Supervisor I, labor grade 16, to an Electronic Technician II, labor grade 20.  (2)Further Authorized to reclassify position #18141 Electrician Supervisor II, labor grade 17, to an Electronic Technician II, labor grade 20.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#150        Authorized to accept and expend $20,000 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the development of a wadeable stream classification system for NH.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Tetra Tech Inc., Montpelier, VT, for the purpose of data analysis and report preparation relative to work necessary to develop a wadeable stream classification system for NH for $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#151        Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $14,000 with The Nature Conservancy-New Hampshire Chapter for tasks associated with the removal of the Homestead Woolen Mills Dam.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-07, item #65A), to perform a Phase IB Archaeological Survey for the Homestead Woolen Mill Dam river restoration project, by increasing the amount by $18,275 from $14,410 to $32,685, and by extending the completion date from October 31, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  58.3% Federal, 41.7% Other Funds. 

 

#152        Authorized to accept and expend $10,000 in federal funds from the US Department of Energy via Research and Development Solutions, LLC, for data collection reporting, and assessment for the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition, and for Coalition technical assistance and activities support.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $2,100 in federal funds from the US Department of Energy for education, outreach and other activities related to the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend a $1,000 incentive award from General Motors Corporation to be used for activities related to functions of the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#153        Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Franklin which lowers the original loan agreement used to finance the Route 3 & 11 Sewer Project by $25,648.60 from $810,000 to $784,351.40.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds.

 

#154        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to complete the Beach Scoop: Tracking and Reducing Pet Waste on NH Coastal Beaches Pet Waste Education and Outreach Project, in the amount of $2,802.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#155        Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Gunstock Acres Village Water District, Gilford, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $14,225.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#156        Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Moriarty Management Company, Campton, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $14,865.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#157        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to complete the Implementation of the Watershed Restoration Plan for Hodgson Brook in the amount of $85,020.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#158        Authorized to contract with O’Brien Oil Pollution Service Inc., Slidell, LA, for oil spill protection strategy development and testing for the Great Bay Estuary in the amount of $61,035.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#159        Authorized to amend a contract with Woodard & Curran Environmental Services Inc., Portland, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #137), for funding groundwater treatment operations, by increasing the amount by $118,274 from $3,880,440 to $3,998,714, and by extending the end date from September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#160        Authorized Michael Cleary’s request to construct a tidal dock including a permanent pier to a ramp to a float, providing 2 slips on frontage on Little Bay in Durham; install rip rap on severely eroded and undercut bank on property shoreline.

 

#161        Authorized South Point Sands Investment’s request to construct two docking structures each consisting of three seasonal docks connected by a seasonal walkway in a “W” configuration accessed by a seasonal walkway, and construct three individual seasonal docks on frontage on Ossipee Lake in Ossipee.

 

#162        Authorized Ellen M. Noreen’s request for a name change on the permit to repair an existing breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and replace two plies supporting an existing pier connected to a piling pier by a walkway in a “U” configuration, and install a permanent, piling supported boatlift in the center slip of an existing “U” shaped docking facility on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

 

#163        Authorized Windjammer Realty Trust’s request to repair an existing previously permitted breakwater in an “L” shaped configuration with a cantilevered dock and a crib dock accessed by a cantilevered walkway in a “F” configuration, and install a 3 piling ice cluster east of the docking structure on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#164        Authorized Andrew Goeghegan’s request to remove existing permanent docking structure and add a permanent dock finger to the existing breakwater docking facility; construct a seasonal dock on the westerly side of the property and construct a perched beach with less than 10 cu yds of sand on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

 

#165        Authorized Richard & Lucy Lucier’s request to fill to construct breakwater in an “L” configuration, with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier attached to a cantilevered pier with a crib supported pier in an “F” shaped configuration accessed by a walkway; install a seasonal boat lift in the northern slip and a seasonal canopy over the center slips; install a personal watercraft lift in the center slip on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#166        Authorized Manor Estate Condo Association’s request to amend the permit to permanently remove an existing seasonal dock, permanently reduce an existing grandfathered deck by removing a section over the water, and construct a seasonal dock with six seasonal fingers providing 10 boat slips on frontage on Newfound Lake, Bristol (previously approved by G&C on 12-21-05, item #75).

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#167        Authorized Office of Operations Support entering into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Justice (DOJ) for the purpose of assigning an existing DHHS Attorney I position to the DOJ for dedicated legal support services for DHHS.

 

#168        Authorized to make an unencumbered payment to the New England States’ Consortium Systems Organization, Shrewsbury, MA, to provide Medicaid technical support services in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective January 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#169        Authorized Emergency Services Unit to accept and expend other funds in the amount of $87,800 awarded by the NH Department of Safety.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#170        Authorized to pay the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC, $14,102 annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  45% General, 55% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Improvement and Integrity

#171        Authorized to reclassify position #12191 Medical Services Technician, salary grade 17 to the level of Program Specialist II, salary grade 21.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#172        NOT USED

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#173        Authorized to pay an amount not to exceed $5,576 for memberships renewal costs to the “National Association of State Units on Aging” Washington, DC for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.  37% Federal, 33% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#174        Authorized to reimburse Kathleen Dunn, Assistant Medicaid Director, from current year funds for in-state travel related expenses incurred in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#175        Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Electronic Data Systems Corporation, Plano, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 4-28-93, item #81, amended on 3-8-07, item #79), to provide fiscal agent systems and operational support to NH’s legacy Medicaid Management Information System, by increasing the amount by $10,347,244 from $119,432,803 to $129,780,047, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2008 to June 30, 2009.  78% Federal, 22% General Funds. 

 

#176        Authorized to enter MaryGaye Grizwin into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with the University of NH at Manchester, to participate in the course entitled Public Health Finance & Budgeting during the period of August 14, 2007 through October 2, 2007, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,548.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#177        Authorized to enter MaryGaye Grizwin into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with the University of NH at Manchester, to participate in the course entitled Applied Topics-Essential Services of Public Health during the period of August 16, 2007 through October 4, 2007, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,548.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#178        Authorized to amend an agreement with Crotched Mountain Foundation, Greenfield, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #59), to develop a medical home system of care for children with special health care needs and their families, by increasing the amount from $75,206 to $240,369, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009 retroactive to July 1, 2007.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds. 

 

#179        Authorized Bureau of Medical Services, Disability Determination Section, to amend an agreement with Nancy M. Oglebay, Registered Nurse, Rumney, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #98), to function as a Children’s Disability Review Coordinator, by increasing the price from $54,468 to $82,104, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#180        Authorized Bureau of Medical Services, Disability Determination Section to enter into an agreement with Bejoy B. Kundu, Doctor of Medicine, Bow, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer totaling $112,500.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#181        Authorized to pay a membership fee to the Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA, for annual membership in the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors in the amount of $19,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#182        Authorized to award twenty-seven child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $4,000 per recipient from licensed child care centers and two child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $1,500 per recipient from family/family group care programs for a total of $111,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#183        Authorized to reclassify position #12149 Program Planner III, salary grade 25 to Administrator II, salary grade 29.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#184        Authorized to make a one-time unencumbered payment in the amount of $706 to Attorney Merin Chamberlain, Manchester, NH, for legal services provided in excess of her contract with the Bureau during SFY 2007 using SFY 2008 funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#185        Authorized to pay the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Alexandria, VA, $8,979 annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  1005 General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#186        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,390.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2007 through March 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#187        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $190,635.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#188        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to support initiatives which increase the capacity to serve persons with brain injuries in the community in an amount not to exceed $953,450.  (2)Further Authorized to make a minimum advance payment up to a maximum of one twelfth of the contract price.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  27% Federal, 73% General Funds. 

 

#189        Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, through the Hood Center for Children and Families, Hanover, NH, to continue the support of the integrated service delivery system for children with chronic illness and their families in an amount not to exceed $848,618.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#190        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with KIT Solutions LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, to provide a data management system and related services in an amount not to exceed $171,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#191        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with United Way of Merrimack County, Concord, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $708,638.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to United Way of Merrimack County in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#192        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., Laconia, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $583,434.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to the Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#193        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $587,946.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to Monadnock Collaborative in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#194        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with United Way of Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $643,244.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to United Way of Greater Nashua in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#194A    Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into a sole source agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH, to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial startup costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated programs costs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#194B     Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into a sole source agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial startup costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated programs costs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#194C     Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to enter into an agreement with Catholic Medical Center/Poisson Dental Facility, Manchester, NH, to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the community-based dental program in an amount not to exceed $74,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Federal, 19% General Funds. 

 

#194D     Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to enter into an agreement with Claremont School District, Claremont, NH, to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Federal, 19% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#195        Authorized to enter into a contract with Good News Garage – LSS Inc., Burlington, VT, to provide affordable car ownership opportunities to low income individuals in an amount not to exceed $800,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#196        Authorized to amend a sole source contract with the University System of NH, Durham, NH,  (previously approved by G&C on 11-29-06, item #75), to provide nutrition education programs, by increasing the amount by $10,520 from $761,699 to $772,219.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#197        Authorized to reclassify position #12647 Program Specialist I, salary grade 19 to Training Coordinator, salary grade 21.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#198        Authorized to reclassify position #40323 Health Promotion Advisor, salary grade 23, to Case Technician Trainee, salary grade 12; and position #42950 Audit Technician, salary grade 11 to Case Technician Trainee, salary grade 12.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#199        Authorized to award a grant totaling $259,304 to the City of Nashua Transit System, Nashua, NH, to provide matching funds to the City of Nashua’s Federal Department of Transportation’s Job Access Reverse Commute grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#200        Authorized to reimburse Dr. Fengxiang Gao for relocation expenses based upon actual expenses incurred in an amount not to exceed $7,000.  1005 Federal Funds. 

 

#201        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, and the office of Medicaid Business and Policy to enter into an agreement with Bi-State Primary Care Association, Concord, NH, to recruit healthcare professionals to medically underserved areas of NH and to provide oral health professional recruitment services in an amount not to exceed $358,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  38% Federal, 62% General Funds. 

 

#202        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, Oral Health Program to enter into an agreement with Health First Family Care Center, Franklin, NH, to provide access to preventive and restorative dental treatment for individuals participating in the school-based dental program in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  815 Federal, 19% General Funds. 

 

#203          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to retroactively amend an agreement with North Country Health Consortium, Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, late item #D, amended on 6-21-06, item #179), to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies in three Public Health Network regions and disaster behavioral response coordination, by increasing the contract by $298,788 from $900,000 to $1,198,788, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2008.  Effective July 1, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#204        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to enter into a retroactive agreement with Southern Strafford Community Health Coalition, Dover, NH, to provide regional public health system improvements, including planning for public health emergencies in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further authorized an advance payment in SFY 2008, not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial startup costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a salaried executive director, administrative assistant and associated program costs.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#205        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into an agreement with the Prevention Certification Board of NH, Concord, NH, to provide a certification procedure for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention practitioners in NH in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#206        Authorized Public Health Laboratories to enter into an agreement with Pathways Professional Association, Concord, NH, to provide pathologist services to satisfy the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments requirements for a Laboratory Director for laboratories performing high complexity testing in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#207        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth, Manchester, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $611,500. (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to Makin’ It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#208        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with United Way of Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $1,331,846.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to United Way of Greater Seacoast in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#209        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $464,504.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to Sullivan County in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#210        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with Health Family Care Center, Franklin, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $528,510.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to Health Family Care Center in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#211        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Strategic Prevention Framework Program, to enter into an agreement with North Country Health Consortium, Littleton, NH, to develop and implement a community level prevention infrastructure in an amount not to exceed $564,161.  (2)Further Authorized to provide an advance payment to North Country Health Consortium in SFY 2008 not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for initial start-up costs for projects within the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#212        Authorized to increase the salary of Debra McQuade, MD, Physician In Charge by $3,000 for being board certified.

 

                                Glencliff Home for the Elderly

#213        Authorized to make a retroactive single payment to Southworth Milton, Hopkinton, NH, for emergency diesel generator repair in the amount of $8,402.67.  100% General Funds. 

 

#214        Authorized to reclassify position #14863 Account Clerk III, salary grade 9 to Finance Assistant, salary grade 16; and position #14843 Account Clerk III, salary grade 9 to Audit Technician, salary grade 11.

 

#215        Authorized to reclassify position #14860 Maintenance Mechanic Foreman, salary grade 15 to Plant Maintenance Engineer IV, salary grade 24.

 

                                Tobey School

#216        Authorized to accept and expend $15,066.81 of Other Funds.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#217        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth authorized the request to enter into an agreement with Douglas M. Black, M.D., Concord, NH, to serve as administrator of the Medical Review Subcommittee in an amount not to exceed $28,800.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#218        Authorized to retroactively pay Helene M. Gassett, Nursing Assistant II, increment wages that were not processed from March 19, 2007 to June 21, 2007 in the amount of $303.06, which includes holiday pay.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#219        Authorized to retroactively pay Sarah A. Galimberti, Nursing Assistant III, increment wages that were not processed from March 31, 2007 to June 21, 2007 in the amount of $294.53, which includes holiday pay.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

#220        Authorized to accept monies totaling $21,727 as detailed in letter dated July 16, 2007, received during the period of April 1, 2007 to June 30, 2007, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

                                NH POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#221        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to reclassify position #13326 Program Assistant I, labor grade 12 ($24,297), to a Program Specialist I, labor grade 19 ($31,941) in the Postsecondary Education Commission.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#222        Authorized to reclassify position #13093 Claims Processor I, labor grade 9 ($21,723), and position #13090 Claims Processor II, labor grade 12 ($24,297) to Case Technician, labor grade 14 ($26,227.50).  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#223        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Carol Tolman, Spofford, NH, to present at a two-day workshop on September 6&7, 2007, for Reading First Site coordinators and Coaches in using the Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling.  This “trainers of trainers” session is to provide deeper insight and knowledge of reading instruction to reading personnel in the fifteen Reading First sites in an amount not to exceed $4,380.57.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#224        Authorized to contract with Chris Anderson, Manchester, NH, to provide targeted technical assistance services to school districts around the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  (3)Further Authorized a renewal option for up to one additional fiscal year.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#225        Authorized to reclassify position #18183 and #13236 Secretary II, labor grade 9 ($26,227.50) to Rehabilitation Technicians, labor grade 12 ($27,280.50).  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#226        Authorized to amend the grant to Strafford County Department of Corrections for men (originally approved by G&C on 12/12/06 #93) to assist in the operation of their approved Career and Technology or Apprenticeship programs by extending the termination date from September 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007. No cost.

 

#227        Authorized to amend the grant to Strafford County Department of Corrections for women (originally approved by G&C on 12/12/06 #94) to assist in the operation of their approved Career and Technology or Apprenticeship programs by extending the termination date from September 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007. No cost.

 

#228        Authorized to pay the General Educational Development Testing Service Annual Per Person Fee in the amount of $17,816.  General Educational Development Testing Service is the sole proprietor of the service.  100% General Funds. 

 

#229        Authorized to grant funds through a cooperative project agreement, on a sole source basis, to the Institute on Disability, UNH, Office of Sponsored Research to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families to develop leadership skills at a cost not to exceed $20,000. Further Authorized the unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of total value of contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#230        Authorized the reclassification of position #13163, Administrator II, Salary Grade 29 ($47,677.50) to Education Consultant III, Salary Grade 28 ($45,680.00) in the Bureau of Credentialing, Division of Program Support. 100% Other Funds.

 

#231        Authorized the reclassification of position #42285, Education Consultant I, Salary Grade 26 ($41,788.50) to Program Specialist IV, Salary Grade 25 ($39,975.00) in the Bureau of Credentialing, Division of Program Support. 100% Federal Funds.

 

#232        Authorized to enter into a contract with the Early Education and Intervention Network of New Hampshire, Concord, NH to provide professional development to those who specialize in early childhood activities in the amount of $33,000. for the period of G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

 

#233        Authorized to enter into a contract with Class Measures, Stoneham, MA., to provide qualitative and quantitative evaluation of New Hampshire charter Schools and provide the structure for continuous documentation in the development the charter school movement in New Hampshire. Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2007, in an amount not to exceed $17,600.  100% Federal Funds

 

#234        Authorized to enter into a contract with Christina Felix, Lee, NH, School Improvement Coach, to provide support and technical assistance in English Language arts to schools and districts designated as in need of improvement and provide professional development to New Hampshire educators, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  2) Further Authorized the department to exercise a renewal option for up to two additional fiscal years.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% General Funds.

 

#235        Authorized to enter into a contract with Bernard R. Davis, Contoocook, NH, in the amount of $10,000. for the purpose of assisting the Bureau of School Approval and Facility Management from the date of G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 2) Further Authorized the department to exercise a renewal option for up to three additional years. 3) Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the value of contract. 100% General Funds.

 

#236        Authorized to grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsborough, NH, in the amount of $28,670.85 for the period of G&C approval through June 30, 2008 to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#237        Authorized to grant funds to the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $39,188.00 for the period September 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the International Institute of Boston-NH.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#238        Authorized to grant funds to Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. Hispanic/Latino Community Services Program, Manchester, NH in the amount of $60,688.00 for the period September 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the Latin American Center, Manchester, NH.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#239        Authorized to amend contract with Measured Progress, Inc., Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12/1/4 #78; renewed on 8/3105 #137; and renewed 11/15/06 #138) by increasing the cost by $41,980. for web design services to be provided in an amount not to exceed $1,057,167.00. 100% General Funds.

 

#240        Authorized the Division of Program Support, Bureau of Nutrition Programs and Services to amend a MOA with the NH Dept. of HHS, Division of Family Assistance for $300,000. to develop software required to provide the Authorized file of food stamp recipient children in schools.  Effective from G&C approval through December 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#241        Authorized to amend contract with the New Hampshire Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, Inc., d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C 4/4/07 #93) by extending the end date from August 31, 2007 to December 31, 2007 at no cost.   The extension is needed so the contractor can schedule and provide parent and family involvement trainings and materials connected to other SIG II support school projects during the beginning of the next school year.

 

#242        Authorized to grant fund to Hillsborough County, Department of Corrections, in the amount of $28,668.98  from date of G&C approval through June 30, 2008, to provide instruction in the areas of upper level adult basic education and GED test preparation at the  Hillsborough County House of Corrections. 100% Federal Funds.

 

#243        Authorized to retroactively pay FY2008 Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation annual dues in an amount not to exceed $8,679.00. 69% General Funds 31% Federal Funds.

 

#244        Authorizedr to pay the Schools Interoperability Framework, Washington, DC, an FY08 assessment fee in the amount of $2,500. effective from date of G&C approval through August 2008.  100% Federal Funds

 

#245        Authorized to contract with MAGI Services of New York, White Plains, NY, to collect parent involvement surveys from parents of students with disabilities. 2) Further Authorized the department to exercise a renewal option for up to two additional years. 3) Further Authorized the unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the value of contract.  Effective from G&C approval through June 30, 2008, at a cost not to exceed $123,018.00.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#246        Authorized to grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide training and assigning of surrogate parents for educational disabled students. Effective from G&C approval through six months after G&C approval, in an amount not to exceed $43,540.20. 100% Federal Funds.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#247        Authorized reclassification of vacant position #42341, of Program Specialist IV, Labor Grade 25 to a Technical Support Specialist III, Labor Grade 25 at the NH Technical Institute-Concord. 47% General Funds 53% Other Funds.

 

#248        Authorized reclassification of position #42370, of Supervisor III, Labor Grade 23 to a Business Administrator III (Chief Officer of Financial and Administrative Services), Labor Grade 27 at the NH Technical Institute-Manchester. 47% General Funds 53% Other Funds

 

#249        Authorized reclassification of vacant position #40939, of Secretary II, Labor Grade 9 to a Program Specialist III (Academic Program Coordinator-Criminal Justice Program), Labor Grade 23 at the NH Technical Institute-Berlin. 54% General Funds 46% Other Funds.

 

#250        Authorized reclassification of vacant position #13560, of Building Service Worker, Labor Grade 5 to a Security Officer, Labor Grade 12 at the NH Technical Institute-Berlin. 54% General Funds 46% Other Funds.

 

                                CHRISTA McAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#251        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a contract with Kenyon HVAC, LLC, Newbury, NH for maintenance on the HVAC system, effective from G&C approval through June 30, 2009 at a cost of $21,012 for FY07, $10,506 for FY08 and $10,506 for FY09.  58% General Funds 42% Other Funds.

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#252        Authorized to enter into an agreement with David Crawford of Center Harbor, NH to provide instruction in a three-week session of Detective Training and three, five-day sessions of Interview and Interrogation. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008, at a cost of $21,000.00  100% Other Funds.

 

#253        Authorized to enter into a MOA with the NH Technical Institute to provide partial reimbursement for the costs of temporary facilities for food preparation and service while the renovations to the Little Hall cafeteria space is being completed, from G&C approval through December 31, 2007. Costs are not expected to exceed $13,400.00. If any extensions to this agreement are necessary due to further delays, they will not exceed $5,250. per month. 100% Other Funds

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#254        Authorized to enter into a contract with Johnson & Hill Staffing Services, Inc., Springfield, MA, for personnel to staff the Lottery booth at the Eastern State Exposition from September 14-30, 2007, with two optional one year extensions.  Estimated cost is $8,435.70.  100% Other Funds.

 

#255        Authorized retroactive payment of FY08 membership dues in the amount of $16,000. to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. 100% Other Funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#256        Authorized to accept donation of three Heckler and Koch UMP .45 caliber UMP tactical weapons from Mr. James W. Teetzel, Newington, NH. Donation has a value of $15,000.00

 

#257        Authorized to accept a donation of a thermal imaging system from Andrew C. Teich, owner of FLIR Commercial Vision systems, Wilsonville, OR. The value of the donation is $8,000 and will be used for the purpose of enhancing the safety of night patrol operations and rescues on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

#258        Authorized to make sole-source access fee payments to American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrations, Arlington, VA in the amount of $45,000. (which includes a retroactive payment of $955.88 for July and then $955.88 payments through Sept. 2007 followed $3,750 monthly). Effective upon approval by G&C through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds.

 

#259        Authorized to reclassify position #18443 from Executive Secretary, LG11 to Clerk IV, LG12 in the Bureau of Highway Patrol and Enforcement. 100% Highway Funds.

 

#260        Authorized Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the communities listed in letter dated August 3, 2007 for a total amount of $299,641.05. Funds will be used for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.   100% Federal Funds.

 

#261        Authorized the State Police Aviation Unit to enter into a sole source, retroactive contract (originally approved 7/13/05 #130) with Port City Air, Inc. by increasing the contract amount by $16,259.01 from $28,000. to $44,259.01 for unanticipated helicopter repairs.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#262        Authorized to retroactively reimburse Claude Ouellette, Merrimack, NH for travel expense in the amount of $2,894.66 for out of state travel June 23-28, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Highway Funds.

 

#263        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with L&B Tailoring, Concord, NH, to provide alterations to law enforcement uniforms in an amount not to exceed $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Highway & Turnpike Funds. 

 

#264        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively amend a grant from the NH Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-07, item #123), to purchase new instrumentation, maintain existing equipment and train laboratory personnel, by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to September 30, 2007.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#265        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicle to accept a donation of one Dutch Shepherd K-9 dog, with an estimated value of $5,000 from DMV officer Vinton Wallace to be used in the DMV Bureau of Highway Patrol & Enforcement by handler office Wallace.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#266        Authorized Division of State Police to amend a sole source retroactive contract with 12 East Ridge Property Maintenance of Freedom NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-2-05, item #91), to cover the unanticipated cost of late winter snow removal at the Troop E building in Tamworth, by increasing the amount by $1,880 from $14,000 to $15,880.  Effective March 14, 2007.  Highway & Turnpike Funds. 

 

#267        Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to appropriate the sum of $125,000 to pay the State share of individual assistance benefits provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency for victims of the April 2007 flood event.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#268        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively exercise a sole source contract renewal with JSI Telecom, Kanata, Ontario, Canada, for the JSI Voice Box Telephone Monitoring System (wire tap system) utilized by the State Police Narcotics Investigation Unit in the amount of $21,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Forfeiture. 

 

#269        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with E&R Laundry & Dry Cleaners Inc., Manchester, NH, for the provision of rental and laundering the lab coats for Forensic Laboratory personnel in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  General & Highway Funds 

 

#270        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Jay McKenna Cleaning Inc., Merrimack, NH, to provide janitorial services for the Manchester DMV office in the amount of $21,420.  Effective September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#271        Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively reimburse William T. Dilegge, Chesterfield, NH, for in-state travel expense in the amount of $225 for travel on May 17, 2007 through June 6, 2007 using SFY08 funds for expenses incurred in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#272        Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a federal grant known as “2007 High Priority Grant” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $30,871 to provide an increased presence and positive impact in the reduction of the commercial motor carrier accident rate.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#273        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Concord Aviation Services of Concord, NH, to provide scheduled maintenance and inspections plus unscheduled maintenance and parts for the Cessna 182 aircraft in an amount not to exceed $32,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#274        Authorized Division of Fire Safety to accept a donation from Pete Christman, owner of Black Dawg Sealcoat, Windham, NH for the purpose of providing and caring for canine accelerant detection canines.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#275        Authorized Division of Safety Services to retroactively pay John Nicholson for hours works from May 25, 2007 through May 31, 2007 in the amount of $482.63 for both salaries and benefits using SFY08 funds for services provided in SFY07.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Navigation Safety Fund. 

 

#276        Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively pay annual membership dues of $10,000 to the International Fuel Tax Agreement Inc., Chandler, AZ.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#277        Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $3,504 grant from the NH Department of Justice entitled “Project Safe Neighborhoods” for the purpose of purchasing a portable bullet recovery chamber for the Forensics Lab.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#278        Authorized to renew a sole source contract with the NH Hospital Association, Concord, NH, for hospital emergency preparedness planning services in the amount of $2,321,440.  Effective August 31, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 30, 2009.  100% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#279        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with JBI Helicopter Services, Pembroke, NH, to provide scheduled and unscheduled maintenance and inspections of the Bell 407 helicopter as well as recurrence training of two pilots in an amount not to exceed $76,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#280        Authorized Divisions of State Police and Motor Vehicles to enter into an agreement with Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac Inc., Concord, NH, to recondition police cruisers prior to surplusing them to Administrative Services for Auction, for an amount not to exceed $58,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Highway & Turnpike Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#281        Authorized to amend a federal award received from the Federal Aviation Administration (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #178), utilized in support of the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, by extending the end date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.  

 

#282        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $204,000 to the City of Nashua, Manchester Transit Authority, and Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, to provide a portion of the grant funds required to match Federal Transit Administration funds for operating expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#283        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Concord, NH, to conduct an obstruction analysis and to design and construct a perimeter safety/security fence (Phase I) in the amount of $275,810.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#284        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-36 to conduct an obstruction analysis and general aviation development study at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $150,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#285        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the Laconia Airport Authority, for AIP-15 to construct a new parking apron (Phase I approximately 24,000 sq ft), and the design and permitting for the reconstruction of Runway 8/26, the runway safety areas, and the construction of a new parallel taxiway in the amount of $122,252.69.  Effective upon G&C approval.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#286        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Lebanon, NH, for AIP-32 to conduct an Airport Master Plan Update (Phase I) for an airport safety improvement analysis in the amount of $341,250.  (2)Further Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Lebanon, NH, for AIP-34 to conduct an Airport Master Plan Update (Phase II) for an airport safety improvement analysis in the amount of $157,658.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2012.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#287        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Nashua Airport Authority, for AIP-28 to conduct an Environmental Assessment study for the future construction of a runway relocation and extension in the amount of $390,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#288        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Town of Whitefield, NH, for AIP-16 an Airport Master Plan Update to analyze the feasibility of the installation of an Instrument Landing System in the amount of $122,415.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2012.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#289        Authorized Bureau of Traffic to reclassify position #20626 Maintenance Supervisor, LG 21 to Telecommunications Technician II, LG 19.

 

#290        Authorized Bureau of Traffic to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Management of MA Inc., d/b/a Casella Waste Services, Salem, NH, to provide rubbish removal services on site at the Bureau of Traffic, Concord, NH, in the amount of $8,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#291        Authorized Bureau of Traffic to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with High Leah Electronics Inc., d/b/a Diamond Traffic Products, Oakridge, OR, for a maintenance contract, not to exceed $20,000 to service automatic traffic recorders, purchase spare parts, and to provide firmware changes or upgrades.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#292        Authorized to retroactively amend the statewide agreement with TRC Environmental Corp, Windsor, CT, (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #149), for cultural resource investigations, for transportation project purposes, by extending the completion date to October 1, 2007 from July 13, 2007.

 

#293        Authorized to accept and place on file the Equipment Acquisition Plan for FY 2008-FY 2009.

 

#294        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Surface Preparation Technologies Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA,  for milling rumble strips in the shoulders and centerline at various locations within the State on the basis of a single bid of $358,555.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $35,855.50 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 19, 2007.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#295        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CPM Constructors of Freeport, ME, for replacing the existing double-faced beam guardrail with concrete barrier in the median of I-93 north of the Hooksett Toll Plaza and also south of the Dover Toll Plaza on the basis of a low bid of $2,412,670.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $168,886.90 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#296        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with James S. Piscopo General Contractor Inc., Winnisquam, NH, for replacing a drainage pipe on NH 3A south of the Hooksett rest area on the basis of a low bid of $333,106.75. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $33,310.68 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through September 21, 2007.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

#297        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Enpro Services Inc., Pembroke, NH, for excavating and stockpiling of contaminated material in the City of Lebanon on the basis of a low bid of $73,000.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $10,950 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#298        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with SPS New England Inc., Salisbury, MA, for the replacement of the Exit 1 SB on/off ramp bridges over the I-93 NB and SB barrels, as well as the rehabilitation of the ramp bridges over South Policy Street on the basis of a low bid of $22,245,777.16.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,112,288.86 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through October 2, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#299        Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to amend a contract with NH Borings Inc., Londonderry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #138), for on-call subsurface exploration services by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to September 30, 2009.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#300        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $3,225,761.97 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period of June 6, 2007 through July 26, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#301        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to accept and place on file the Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $102,446.62 during the period of April 1, 2007 through June 30, 2007.

 

#302        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned homestead on a 0.23 acre parcel of land located at 1412 Faith Lane in Manchester to Kirt Janelle and Denis Pinard for $166,900 plus $1,100 administrative fee.  (2)Further Authorized to compensate Tami Pelletier Real Estate LLC, Weare, NH, from the proceeds of the subject sale, in the amount of $8,345 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#303        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a permanent right-of-way easement in Lyme to Albert W. Pushee, Trustee of the Albert W. Pushee Trust, for $7,600, which includes an Administrative Fee of $1,100.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#304        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into three qualifications-based contracts with: 1)Sanborn, Head & Associate Inc., Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $500,000; 2)ATC Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $500,000; and 3)Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $500,000, to undertake certain hazardous materials investigations for transportation purposes.  (2)Further Authorized the contract with Sanborn, Head & Associates be retroactively approved to July 23, 2007 for work previous to the contract approval date.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2010.

 

#305        Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to pay membership fees in the amount of $102,000 to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC, for Fiscal Years 2008-2009.  (2)Further Authorized to pay various programs costs in the amount of $78,000 to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC, for Fiscal Years 2008-2009.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#306        Authorized to amend a contract with Brevitz Consulting Services (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #41A), for professional services, to provide expert testimony and related services to assist in the NH Public Utilities Commission docket concerning the proposed acquisition by FairPoint Communications Inc., of the NH landline business of Verizon New England, by increasing the amount by $14,900 from $25,000 to $39,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Assessment. 

 

#307        Authorized to enter into a contract with Synapse Energy Economics Inc., for professional services, to monitor the activities of the New England Power Pool and ISO New England and represent the Office of the Consumer Advocate within those organizations.  Effective September 5, 2007 through September 4, 2009.  100% Assessment. 

#308                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $746.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Beverly R. Kowalik, Project Manager III, in the courses entitled “Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II  and “Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning II Lab”.

B.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay University of Massachusetts Boston, Worcester, MA, the sum of $1,419.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ricardo Amesquita, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the on-line courses entitled “Foundations of Rehabilitation”, ”Family Therapy Theories” and “Internship in School Counseling”.

C.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon B. DeAngelis, Business Administrator II , in the on-line course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

D.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $880.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carole Dennis, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Critical Thinking”.

E.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Assumption College, Worcester, MA, the sum of $1,061.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Gammon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the on-line course entitled “Seminar in Medical Rehabilitation”.

F.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elaine Hennessey, Program Assistant I, in the course entitled “Cognition and Learning”.

G.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Lee, Program Planner I, in the on-line course entitled “Financial Accounting”.

H.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $953.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jane Levesque, Program Assistant I, in the on-line course entitled “Creative Writing”.

I.               EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $880.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila M. Miller, Human Resources Technician, in the course entitled “Principles of Management”.

J.              EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Assumption College, Worcester, MA, the sum of $1,031.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Petrella, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the on-line course entitled “Seminar in Medical Rehabilitation”.

K.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “Software Tools”.

L.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,367.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Skidmore, Disability Adjudicator, in the courses entitled “Human Biology” and “Medical Terminology”.

M.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,179.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Owen David, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Social and Behavioral Health” and “Public Health Administration”.

N.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $557.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond T. Gordon III, Environmentalist IV, in the course entitled “Legislative Process”.

O.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $557.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond T. Gordon III, Environmentalist IV, in the course entitled “Communications for Public Managers”.

P.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the courses entitled “Ancient & Medieval Worlds” and “Challenges of Business & Society”.

Q.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,225.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia H. Gruttemeyer, Public Information Representative, in the course entitled “Foundations of Paralegal Studies”, “Causes of Action in Contracts and Torts” and “Legal Research”.

R.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Grace Levergood, P.E., Dam Safety Engineer, in the course entitled “Timber and Steel Design”.

S.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,518.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Yvette Meunier, Water Pollution Sanitarian I, in the course entitled “Engineering Hydrology”.

T.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Laconia Adult Education, Laconia, NH, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Thoroughgood, electronic Technician II, in the course entitled “Electrical II”.

U.             GOVERNOR’S COMM. ON DISABILITY- Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $655.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gayle P. Baird, Senior Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Accounting I”.

V.             HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Business Operations - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl A. Connor, Program Specialist I, in the course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

W.           HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Business Operations - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey F. Whitney, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Microeconomics”.

X.             HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $4,074.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Regan Beauchesne, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Social Work Practice III” and “Social Work Research”.

Y.             HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,476.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebekah Dougherty, Fiscal Specialist, in the courses entitled “Western Civilization: Renaissance to the Present” and “Social Environment of Business”.

Z.              HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $4,216.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shannon Guilfoyle, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Field Education I”, “Differential Social Work with Groups” and “Introduction to Clinical Social Work”.

AA.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,996.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Stacy Lareau, Supervisor II, in the courses entitled “Race & Justice”, “Planning, Advocacy, Administration of Addiction”, “Creative Writing for Social Change” and “Confronted by Violence”.

BB.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,996.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kendra McCauley, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Human Nature: Development & Assessment”, “Economics of Change”, “Organizational Transformation”, and “Graduate Project II”.

CC.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Keene, NH, the sum of $2,601.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristiane Schott-Jakubowski, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Group Approaches to Mental Health Counseling”, “Psychopathology: An Ecological Approach” and “Practicum in Counseling Psychology I”.

DD.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Commissioner’s Office - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,086.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alice M. Leeming, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Leadership”, “Economics of Change”, “Organizational Transformation” and “Graduate Project I”.

EE.         HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Commissioner’s Office - Request permission to pay Antioch University New England, Keene, NH, the sum of $5,200.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lori A. Weaver, Administrator II, in the courses entitled “Intro to Organizational Development”, “Organization Entry, Contracting & Assessment” and “Self Development for Effective OD Practice”.

FF.         HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Commissioner’s Office - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,101.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Wurtz, Institutional Staff Development Coordinator, in the courses entitled “Intro to Exceptionalities” and “Principles of Management”.

GG.       HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,157.70 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen Kimball, Administrator III, in the on -line course entitled “Management Information Systems”.

HH.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charlene Noyes, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Operations Management for Leaders”.

II.             HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Community Based Care - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora E. W. Vallery, Financial Agent II, in the course entitled “Operations Management for Leaders”.

JJ.          HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Employee Assistance Program - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $482.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda M. Brewer, Employee Assistance Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Direct Practice III”.

KK.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Employee Assistance Program - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,518.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda M. Brewer, Employee Assistance Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Mental Health Practice and Policy”.

LL.         HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara A. Barney, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “Human Relations in Administration”.

MM.      HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $880.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Frank Beck, Fraud Investigator, in the course entitled “Vietnam War: An Historical Perspective”.

NN.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Organizational Transformation”.

OO.       HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Human Nature, Development and Assessment”.

PP.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Strategic Planning”.

QQ.       HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Project Phase II”.

RR.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Laconia, NH, the sum of $639.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura LeMien, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “Human Relations in Administration”.

SS.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay NH Community Technical College Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $507.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle McCarty, Supervisor III, in the course entitled “Learning and Behavior”.

TT.         HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $908.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Patrick McGowan, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Organizational Transformation”.

UU.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay , Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Patrick McGowan,  Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Project Phase II”.

VV.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $880.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa A. Merrill, Supervisor III, in the course entitled “Human Biology”.

WW.    HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay, New Hampshire Community Technical College, Littleton, NH, the sum of $540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Plante, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “College Composition”.

XX.        HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Littleton, NH, the sum of $540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Plante, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “Spreadsheets Project”.

YY.         HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $912.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Humanities in an Age of Technology”.

ZZ.          HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $912.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Principles of Economics”.

AAA.    HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, West Lebanon, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin White, Family Services Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Child Abuse and Neglect”.

BBB.    HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, West Lebanon, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin White, Family Services Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Introduction to Paralegal Studies”.

CCC.    HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Juvenile Justice Services - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,250.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eric Artus, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Technology in Education”.

DDD.    HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Juvenile Justice Services - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,250.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eric Artus, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Students with Learning Disabilities”.

EEE.     HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Public Health Services - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,182.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Dutch, Program Assistant III, in the course entitled “Foodways: Where Food, History and Culture Meet”.

FFF.     HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Public Health Services - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $2,526.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jill Power, Laboratory Scientist IV, in the courses entitled “Organizational Management and Leadership” and “Origins of American Democracy”.

GGG.  HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Public Health Services - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire Graduate School, Durham, NH, the sum of $3,377.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Reichel, Senior Management Analyst, in the courses entitled “Design of Experiments II” and “Master’s Project”.

HHH.    HEALTH & HUMAN SVCS, Tobey School - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,275.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roberta Avery, Teacher II, in the course entitled “Abnormal Psychology”.

III.           LOTTERY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,434.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Chief Accountant, in the course entitled “Advanced Topics in Financial Reporting Graduate Class”.

JJJ.       NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,072.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathleen Cummings, Nurse Specialist, in the course entitled “Introduction to Music”.

KKK.    NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anne Marie Durant, Registered Nurse II, in the on-line course entitled “Nursing Leadership/Management & the Organizational Context”.

LLL.     NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,584.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Snjezana Korasic, Mental Health Worker II, in the courses entitled “Introduction to Literature”, “Human Growth and Development” and “Math for Allied Health”.

MMM. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,512.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jenna Paquette, Mental Health Worker II, in the courses entitled “Contemporary Ethical Issues” and “Pre Algebra”.

NNN.    NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institure, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynda S. Ricker, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Individual Counseling”.

OOO.  OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $611.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Randy C. Arrant, Jr., Systems Development Specialist, in the course entitled “Windows Server Operating Systems”.

PPP.    OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $611.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosanne A. Curry, Business Administrator III, in the course entitled “Personal Computer Hardware & Software”.

QQQ.  OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mikyung C. Hughes, Accountant II, in the course entitled “Business Law I”.

RRR.    OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECH - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH, the sum of $3,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Leslie Mason, Information Technology Manager IV, in the course entitled “Contracts”.

SSS.    OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECH - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,518.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vicki Tinsley, Information Technology Manager, in the course entitled “Interactive Data Visualization”.

TTT.     OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECH - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $756.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Constance Weisberg, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting I”.

UUU.    PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robyn Descoteau, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled “Leadership in Times of Change”.

VVV.    REVENUE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Guyer, Internal Auditor, in the course entitled “Principles of Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination”.

WWW.   SAFETY - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,080.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Phillips, Administrator I, in the courses entitled “Foundations of Public Administration” and “Collective Bargaining”.

XXX.    TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,148.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheena Clara Connolly, Toll Attendant I, in the courses entitled “Communication and Power”, “Communication Media Production” and “Research Methods in Media “.

YYY.     TRANSPORTATION- Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $880.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ronald Crickard, District Environmental Coordinator, in the on-line course entitled “Psychology of Adulthood”.

ZZZ.       TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $738.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Renee Dupuis, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Finite Mathematics “ and “Principles of Physical Science I”.

AAAA.    TRANSPORTATION- Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $880.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Sanders, Account Clerk III, in the courses entitled “Money and Banking” and “Financial Management”.

BBBB.    TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $717.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David S. Smith, Senior Consultant Supervisor, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

CCCC.    TREASURY- Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $655.35 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sylvia Yeaton, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “Career & Image”.

 

REQUESTED TUITION TOTAL:  $112,953.80 

 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to remove item #125 - which was tabled at the June 26, 2007 Meeting

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#125        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to approve the request to enter into a Loan Agreement with Pittsfield Aqueduct Company, Inc., in the amount of $1,800,000.00 to finance water system improvements to the Birch Hill water system in North Conway, subject to conditions as outlined in documents substantially in the form presented, under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and N.H. Admin. Rules Env-DW 1100, effective upon Governor and Council approval.

 

 

LATE ITEMS

                               

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.            Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with North Branch Construction Inc., Henniker, NH, for building and construction of the new Londonderry Bus Terminal – Maintenance and Storage Facility, Londonderry, NH, for a total price not to exceed $6,594,000.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $329,700 for unanticipated expense for the Londonderry Bus Terminal – Maintenance and Storage Facility, bringing the total to $6,923,700.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $65,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $6,988,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2008.  98.02% Highway, 1.98% Private Local Funds. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at The Rochester City Hall, Rochester, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned