GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site, Cornish, NH

August 3, 2005 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek,

accepted the minutes of July 13, 2005.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Spaulding

approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the July 13, 2005 meeting. 

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following; with regret:

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Forest Fire Warden)

Jeffrey Brown, Seabrook                                                                                     Effective: August 3, 2005

 

Special Justice: Nashua District Court

James H. Leary, Amherst                                                                                    Effective: August 3, 2005

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

Hannah M. McCarthy, Amherst                                                                        Effective: July 1, 2005

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Airport Authority)

Joseph R. Alosa, Sr., Concord                                                                           Effective: August 3, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 25, 2009

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer & Chronic Disease

(Director of State Cancer Registry)

Judith R. Rees, PhD, Hanover                                                                            Effective: August 3, 2005

Succeeding: Marguerite Stevens, Claremont                                                  Term: December 6, 2007

 

Division for Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Board

Betsy Wilder, Keene                                                                                           Effective: August 3, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2008

 

Board of Dental Examiners

Gerald A. Smith, DMD, Bow                                                                              Effective: August 3, 2005

Succeeding: Stephen Sewall, DDS, Greenland (reached term limit)             Term: July 15, 2010

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Architect)

Martin Michaelis, Amherst                                                                                Effective: August 3, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 8, 2010

 

Board of Hearing Care Providers

(Public Member)

Joel Saren, East Hampstead                                                                               Effective: August 3, 2005

Succeeding: Arthur Jillette, Goshen (reached term limit)                               Term: April 23, 2007

 

NH Commission for Human Rights

Marta E. Rodriguez, Nashua                                                                              Effective: August 3, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: November 1, 2006

 

Joint Promotional Screening Committee

Nominated by the NH Travel Council

(Camping)

Robert A. Bradley, Epsom                                                                                  Effective: August 3, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 13, 2008

 

Midwifery Council

Daniel Brown, MD, Portsmouth                                                                        Effective: August 3, 2005

Succeeding: Suzanne Powell, MD, Nashua                                                     Term: August 9, 2007

 

Railroad Appeals Board

(Expert on railroad matters)

Wayne Gagne, Nashua                                                                                       Effective: August 3, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: May 7, 2008

 

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees

(Business and Industry)

Harvey Hill, Charlestown                                                                                    Effective: August 3, 2005

Succeeding: Carl Lindblade, Stow, ME                                                            Term: February 17, 2009

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Chairman)

Lee C. Nyquist, New Boston                                                                              Effective: August 3, 2005

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: March 26, 2008

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Legal Profession)

Eric G. Falkenham, Hopkinton                                                                            Effective: August 3, 2005

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: May 7, 2008

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Religions Community)

Richard Shannon, Manchester                                                                          Effective: August 3, 2005

Succeeding: David Lamarre-Vincent, Concord                                               Term: October 10, 2008

 

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee

Nominated by the NH Water Works Association

Theresa Crawshaw, Tilton                                                                                  Effective: August 3, 2005

Succeeding: Bruce Lewis, Litchfield                                                                 Term: June 25, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Air Resources Council

(Practicing Physician)

Robert Hickey, M.D., New Castle                                                                      Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Robert McLellan, M.D. Stratham (resigned)                             Term: October 24, 2006

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Disease

Joanne Fadale Wagner, Concord                                                                      Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: March 6, 2008

 

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Disease

(NH Lung Association)

Diane Smogor, Manchester                                                                                Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: December 3, 2005

 

Compensation Appeals Board

Pierre O. Caron, Bedford                                                                                     Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: David J. Rogers, Hooksett (resigned)                                        Term: September 16, 2008

 

Board of Engineers

Marc W. Morin, Bow                                                                                          Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: August 21, 2010

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Public Member)

Richard A. Bernard, Durham                                                                              Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 22, 2008

 

State Board of Fire Control

John DeSilva, Bow                                                                                               Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Jeffrey Brown, Seabrook (resigned)                                           Term: September 27, 2009

 

Board of Registration of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Cynthia M. Rogers, Bristol                                                                                 Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: June 13, 2010

 

NH Health and Education Facilities Authority

Thomas R. Horgan, Amherst                                                                             Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: June 30, 2010

 

NH Health and Education Facilities Authority

Deanna S. Howard, Etna                                                                                     Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: June 30, 2010

 

NH Housing Finance Authority

Gregory M. Dickinson, Gilford                                                                           Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2010

 

Justice: Franklin District Court

Edward M. Gordon, Bristol                                                                                 Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term: Until 70 years of age

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

Nominated by the Local Government Center

(Member of Planning Board)

Frederic Murphy, Hillsborough                                                                         Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: August 1, 2008

 

State Library Advisory Council

Frances M. Wiggin (d), Bedford                                                                       Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 26, 2008

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(On recommendation of NH College and University Council)

(Representing Saint Anselm College)

Jonathan DeFelice, Manchester                                                                        Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: June 30, 2010

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Representing a college not a member of the NH College and University Council)

Ronald P. Murro, Littleton                                                                                  Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: June 30, 2010

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(On recommendation of NH College and University Council)

(Representing Chester College of New England)

William A. Nevious, Derry                                                                                 Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Hannah M. McCarthy, Nashua                                                   Term: June 30, 2007

 

Regional Community Technical College Board of Trustees

Thomas E. Wilhelmsen, Jr., Hollis                                                                     Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: February 17, 2009

 

State Veterans’ Council

John H. Jacobsmeyer, Jr., Northwood                                                              Effective: Upon Confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: June 30, 2008

 

Board of Managers of the New Hampshire Veterans’ Home

(Disabled American Veterans)

Junious B. Owens, North Hampton                                                                  Effective: Upon Confirmation

Succeeding: Joseph B. Vitale, Westmoreland                                                 Term: March 1, 2010

 

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1            Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with North Country Council, Inc., Bethlehem, NH, to oversee the Byways Council under the provisions of the Federal Highway Administration Scenic Byway grant, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective October 1, 2004 through December 31, 2005.  100% Federal Funds.

 

#2            Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to conduct a one day conference on Saturday, November 5, 2005 at The Mountain Club on Loon Unit Owners Association dba The Mountain Club on Loon – Resort, Spa & Conference Center to provide training to local land use board members, for an amount not to exceed $6,506.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the above referenced conference, to help to defray the costs of the conference.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Mountain Club on Loon – Resort, Spa & Conference Center, Kancamagus Highway, Lincoln, NH, to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, morning breakfast, refreshments, and lunch for the conference at a total cost not to exceed $5,556.  (4)Further Authorized the Office of Energy and Planning to advance The Mountain Club on Loon $1,000 in the form of a non-refundable security deposit.  (5)Further Authorized one overnight stay in the amount of $200, for two overnight rooms for four staff.  (6)Further Authorized up to $750 for partial reimbursement of expenses related to speakers, conference facilities and materials including but not limited to handout reproduction, printing, mailings, and supplies, etc.  88% Other, 12% Highway Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to enter into an agreement with Jeffrey H. Taylor & Associates, Inc., Concord, NH, for the purpose of developing new ordinance language and/or other mechanisms that will help communities, who are interested in a broader approach to regulating floodplain development, in the amount of $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#3A        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to reclassify position #19195, Computer Operator III, labor grade 16, salary $26,306.50, to a Human Resources Technician, labor grade 17, salary $27,417.

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #5), for the purpose of assisting the Keene Housing Authority in the development of the Stone Arch Village workforce housing project by changing the end date from June 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006 and increasing the price limitation by $500,000 for a new total of $980,000.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#5            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to amend an agreement with the Town of Antrim, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #3), for the purpose of assisting Antrim Girls’ Shelter in the renovation and expansion of the existing facility by extending the completion date from June 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007 and increasing the price limitation by $350,000 for a new total of $700,000.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#6            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, for the purpose of acquisition and rehabilitation of the Oscar Brown Block, in the amount of $211,806.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

 

#7            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH to study the feasibility of expanding Coos County Family Health Services, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#8            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Plymouth, NH, for the purpose of evaluating infrastructure improvements in the area of South Main Street in downtown Plymouth, in the amount of $9,738.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 

 

#9            Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, Berlin, NH, for the purpose of preparing the site to construct affordable elderly housing and retail/commercial space in Downtown Berlin, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#10          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Plymouth, NH, for the purpose of assisting in the expansion of a private company, in the amount of $440,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.

 

#11          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Newmarket, NH, to extend the municipal sewer to an affordable housing project, in the amount of $408,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.

 

#12          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, to assist a non-profit business, the NH Community Loan Fund, with costs associated with providing the Micro-Credit-NH program statewide, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.

 

#13          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the City of Concord, NH, to rehabilitate at least 30 residential housing units occupied by low and moderate income households, in the amount of $496,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

 

#14          Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Merrimack, NH, to assist a private business, as part of the financing for their expansion costs at their facility in Merrimack, in the amount of $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

 

#15          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the Town of Hinsdale, NH, for the purpose of replacing the existing sewer main along Canal Street, in the amount of $218,672.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

 

#16          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the County of Merrimack, Concord, NH, for the purpose of studying the potential for expanding the Concord Housing Authority’s After School Program, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#17          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the City of Concord, NH, to address the health and safety issue, in the amount of $80,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

 

#18          Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program, to enter into an agreement with the County of Merrimack, Concord, NH, for the purpose of assisting Fellowship Housing Opportunities, Inc., in the development of the “Pleasant Street Project” in Concord, NH, in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#19          Authorized Diane L. Smith, Springvale, ME, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

 

#20          Authorized Justin T. Chumak, Concord, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#21          Authorized Kristin J. Skinner, Concord, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#22          Authorized Andrew C. Anderson, Nottingham, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#23          Authorized Charles A. Hackett, Portsmouth, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

 

#24          Authorized John J. Czachor, Methuen, MA, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#25          Authorized William F. Burns II, Hampton, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#26          Authorized Richard J. Hamilton, Methuen, MA, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#27          Authorized Raymond R. Valas, Bow, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Connecticut General Life Insurance dba Cigna Health Care, Hooksett, NH, to administer health benefits from September 1, 2005 to June 30, 2007 for active state employees, retirees and their families, for the cost of $13,477,002.

 

#29          Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the renovation of certain facilities, the purchase of certain equipment and the refinancing of existing debt in connection with Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH.

 

#30          Authorized to pay the National Association of State Budget Officers, Washington, DC $9,900 for Fiscal Year 2006 membership dues.

 

#31          Authorized an annual salary step increase for Sheri L. Rockburn from Grade HH, Step 3 (Salary $77,327) to Grade HH, Step 4 (Salary $81,622) effective August 18, 2005.

 

#32          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2005 during the month of June.

 

#33          Authorized in conformance with the G&C action of January 6, 2005, the agency transfers, as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2005, that were Authorized for the month of June.

 

#34          Authorized to accept and place on file a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005.

 

#35          Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with Pelmac Industries, Inc., Auburn, NH, for security monitoring/burglar alarm and access system services, for a total amount not to exceed $92,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#36          Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with Casella Waste Management Inc., White River Junction, VT, for solid waste collection and removal services, for a total amount not to exceed $14,610.70.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#37          Authorized Bureau of General Services, to contract with York International Corporation, Norwood, MA, for maintenance and service of HVAC mechanical equipment at the Health & Human Services building, Concord, NH, for an amount not to exceed $32,670.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 

 

#38          Authorized to enter into a contract with The Jordan Institute, Inc., Concord, NH, to function as High Performance Schools Circuit Rider to assist schools in the reduction of energy use and costs, for a total amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.

 

#39          Authorized to amend a current contract with Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless of Bedminster, NJ, (previously approved by G&C on 10-23-02, item #19), for wireless cellular services, by extending the contract from August 18, 2005 to February 17, 2006.

 

#40          Authorized to amend a contract with United States Cellular Operating Company of Manchester-Nashua, Incorporated, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #37A), for wireless cellular services, by extending the contract from August 18, 2005 to February 17, 2006.

 

#41          Authorized to amend a contract with Verizon New England dba Verizon NH, Boston MA, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #33A, amended on 11-10-04, item #14), for communications network services, by decreasing the per minute toll charge rates from $.052 per minute to $.036 per minute, saving the State an estimated total of $380,000 over the remaining 26 months of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 9, 2007.

 

#42          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, covering office and courtroom space in Keene, NH, for the amount of $753,414.48.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.

 

#43          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with the Town of Goffstown, NH, for office and courtroom space in Goffstown, NH, for the amount of $34,316.28.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#44          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept and place on file the Pesticides Training Program Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2004.

 

                                STATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a grant with the Town of Effingham Conservation Commission to prepare a wetlands inventory and protection prioritization in the amount of $19,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#46          Authorized to enter into a grant with the City of Portsmouth Conservation Commission to restore one or two wetland buffer sites on public land to be used as a demonstration site for property owners, in the amount of $16,465.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized to enter into a grant with the Rockingham County Conservation District to construct an all weather horse paddock to NH conditions in order to create a standard practice to be used for cost share programs, in the amount of $20,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to enter into a grant with the Town of Fremont Conservation Commission to assist with the acquisition of approximately 313 acres under a conservation easement, in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49          Authorized Division of Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $39,375 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated July 19, 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Bromelkamp Company, Minneapolis, MN, for technical support maintenance, improvements, and training of the Pearl software system, in the amount of $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized Division of Historical Resources, to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Jaffrey, for the project “Jaffrey Center Walking Tour and History” in the amount of $6,169.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Concord, for the project “Concord Old North Cemetery Survey” in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Durham, for the project “Durham Historic District Guide” in the amount of $2,960.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Hollis, for the project “Hollis Town-wide Area Form” in the amount of $8,805.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Somersworth, for the project “Training and Technical Assistance” in the amount of $6,775.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a Preservation Grant to the NH Preservation Alliance, Concord, NH, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2005.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#57          Authorized to set the salary of Mr. Brad Jacobson for appointment to the position of Deputy State Treasurer at step 4, group GG ($74,861), effective August 22, 2005.

 

#58          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $37,112.50 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#59          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 $16,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to deny the petition of Jarrod Sanville Tirrell requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Theft by UnAuthorized Taking.  Mr. Tirrell is eligible for an annulment.

 

#61          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to deny the petition of Gary W. Howard requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Second Degree Assault and Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault (5 counts).  Mr. Howard is not eligible for an annulment.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#62          Authorized to amend a contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item # N), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Sullivan County, by increasing the price limitation by $336,000 from $336,000 to $672,000, and by extending the end date retroactive from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to amend a contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item #O), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Southern Hillsborough County, by increasing the price limitation by $169,399.92 from $169,399.92 to $338,799.84, and by extending the end date retroactive to June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to amend a contract with the Strafford County Commissioners, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item #P), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Strafford County, by increasing the price limitation by $124,800 from $124,800 to $249,600, and by extending the end date retroactive to June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized to amend a contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item #R), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Northern Hillsborough County, by increasing the price limitation by $331,600.08 from $331,600.08 to $663,200.16, and by extending the end date retroactive to June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to amend a contract with Community Improvement Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item #M), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Cheshire County, by increasing the price limitation by $264,000 from $264,000 to $528,000, and by extending the end date retroactive to June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to amend a contract with the Merrimack County Department of Corrections, Boscawen, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item #T), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Merrimack County, by increasing the price limitation by $147,400.08 from $147,400.08 to $294,800.16, and by extending the end date retroactive to June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to amend a contract with Volunteers of America, Brunswick, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, Late Item #L), to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Grafton County, by increasing the price limitation by $165,600 from $165,600 to $331,200, and by extending the end date retroactive to June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#69          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spualding authorized the request to revise the salaries of its Commission Veterinarians; Greyhound, Harness and Thoroughbred appointed to serve at the various racetracks, as detailed in letter dated July 14, 2005.  Effective July 8, 2005.

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#70          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to grant an annual salary increment to Roger A. Sevigny, Commissioner, effective August 18, 2005, from Group II, step 4, $86,368 to Group II, step 5, $90,911.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#71          Authorized to enter into a retroactive amended service agreement with Waste Management of NH, Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #70), for trash removal services at NHES’s in Claremont, Concord, Manchester, Laconia, Portsmouth, Nashua, Salem and Somersworth, NH, by increasing the amount by $2,000 from $15,299 to $17,299.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pelmac Industries, Inc., for fire alarm equipment and sprinkler electrical testing and repairs at NHES’s offices statewide, for a total price not to exceed $55,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#73          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for calendar year ending December 31, 2004.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#74          Authorized to accept a donation for two tradeshows from PSNH valued at $14,640.  The two tradeshow are the Roundtable in the Desert Conference in Tucson, AZ, October 18-21, 2005 and CoreNet Global Real Estate Symposium in Las Vegas, NV, October 22-26, 3005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend donations totaling $1,400 received for the State Park Memorial Benches program.  (2)Further Authorized to budget donations totaling $1,926.12 that were previously accepted by the G&C.

 

#76          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement for the Weather Channel and SnoCountry Ski Conditions reports and pay annual membership dues with the New England Ski Areas Council, Lebanon, NH, for the 2005/2006 ski season in the amount of $8,596.92.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to renew a contract with Holmes Lewis Inc., Concord, NH, for advertising and promotion services, involving broadcast and print media and literature design and production for Cannon Mountain in the amount of $400,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to New London Lakes Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce under the Joint Promotional Program in the amount of $10,900 for Visit the Lake Sunapee Region marketing project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants, as detailed in letter dated August 3, 2005, under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants, as detailed in letter dated August 3, 2005, under the Joint Promotional Program.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#80A      Confirm telephone poll of the Executive Council held July 19, 2005 to remove and approve item No.54 from the table on a vote of Councilor Burton – no contact; Councilor Spaulding – yes; Councilor Griffin – yes; Councilor Wieczorek – yes; and Councilor Pignatelli - yes.  This item Authorizeds the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to exercise a one year renewal contract with Rumbletree Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for domestic and international advertising along with promotional services in the amount of $2,900,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#81          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to accept and expend $23,250 in federal funds for use in upgrading forage fish assessment equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to enter into a contract with Richard D. Bartlett & Associates, LLC, Concord, NH, for boundary survey work, including witness of boundary lines and corners of the Faltin/Dumpling Brook Conservation Easement, for a cost not to exceed $9,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to enter into a contract with Carrie Pilkenton and Hope A. Goutremont dba H&C Commercial Cleaning, Concord, NH, to provide janitorial services at the Department’s Headquarters in Concord, NH, in the amount of $35,200.  Effective September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007 with the option to extend for an additional two years.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#84          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no,  to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Lakes Association, for a volunteer “Lake Host” program that educates boaters regarding the accidental spread of invasive aquatic species and their control.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.

 

#85          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development for the continuation of the cooperative program of upland habitat improvement on state managed lands.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to enter into a retroactive Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects between the State of NH and the University System of NH, for continuation of the Extension Wildlife Conservation Program for a total of $190,000.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  47% Fish and Game, 50% Federal, 3% Other Funds. 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87          Authorized the payment of moving expenses in an amount not to exceed $2,500 for professional moving and personal travel costs to relocate Ms. Beth Lambert from Tillamook, OR, to NH.  Ms. Lambert has been selected to fill a Principal Planner position in the Coastal Program.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized to pay membership dues to the Coastal States Organization, Washington, DC in the amount of $7,426.  Effective upon G&C approval.  18% General, 82% Federal Funds. 

 

#89          Authorized to pay SFY 2006 membership dues to the Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators, Washington, DC, in the amount of $8,059.80.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized to expend $13,399 for annual dues toward the operating expenses of the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission for State FY 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized to amend a contract with Northeast Laboratory Services, Waterville, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #56), for laboratory services for additional testing for biosolids and septage, and to increase the price limitation by $620 from $7,704 to $8,324.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Cocheco River Watershed Coalition, Dover, NH to conduct biological water quality monitoring in the Cocheco River watershed, in the amount of $5,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated June 29, 2005, totaling $37,241.40 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated June 29, 2005, totaling $57,636.80 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated June 29, 2005, totaling $11,435.40 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste Grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated June 29, 2005, totaling $13,254.20 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized an Original Loan Agreement with Stagecoach Farms Homeowners Association to finance the development of backup ground water supply and installation of arsenic treatment subject to conditions as outlined in documents substantially in the form presented, in the amount of $87,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Raymond, to finance the development of a drinking water well and construction of a storage tank, in the amount of $2,500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% General Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Bristol for a town recreational path across land owned by DES.

 

#100        Authorized to enter into a contract with Hampton River Marina II, LLC, Hampton, NH, to install a boat sewage pumpout station for $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized The State of NH, Department of Resources and Economic Development’s request to recover eroded sand from 2000 sq ft of lake bottom during a draw down to replenish 3000 sq ft of a public beach and add new sand to the remainder 1000 sq ft of beach on property located at Beaver Pond in Deerfield.

 

#102        Authorized Charles Bates’ request to fill to construct a dog-leg configured breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier connected to two piling piers by a piling supported walkway accessed by wood steps; install two seasonal canopies and two boatlifts within the two slips on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

#103        Authorized Daniel & Pamela Holts’ request to construct an all-tide docking facility consisting of a elevated wooden walkway to a permanent timber pier with a aluminum gangway to an anchored seasonal float on shoreline frontage on property located at Seavey Creek in Rye.

 

#103A    Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with ChemFree Aquatics LLC, for the purpose of performing diver-assisted suction harvesting for the removal of growths of variable milfoil in Lake Massasecum, Bradford.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $5,000 to ChemFree Aquatics LLC in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement.

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

#104        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept the monies, as detailed in letter dated July 18, 2005, totaling $22,511.45 received during the period of April 1, 2005 to June 30, 2005, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

                                NH BOARD OF MEDICINE

#105        The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request retroactive lease agreement with McCarthy Properties, Concord, NH, for office space for the six boards, as detailed in letter dated July 12, 2005, in the amount of $183,750.24.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2010.  99% General, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Finance

#106        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Bowe Bell and Howell, Durham, NC, for preventive maintenance services, in an amount not to exceed $117,342.  Effective August 3, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  42% Federal, 58% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#107        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Control Technologies Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Preventive Maintenance Service for the Brown Building and Parking Garage, Concord, NH, in the amount of $73,675.15.  Effective August 8, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008.  41% Federal, 59% General Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized to enter into a lease renewal agreement with 154 Main Street LLC, Salem, NH, in the amount of $1,210,938.36.  Effective August 7, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 6, 2010.  41% Federal, 59% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#109        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 $1,697,236.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#110        Authorized Special Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, to develop a network of family centered, community-based, diagnostic evaluation and consultation services for children birth through 9 years of age suspected of or at risk for altered developmental progress, totaling $386,000.  Effective retroactive to July1, 2005 through June 30, 2007.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds. 

 

#111        Authorized Special Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Colleen A. Sullivan, PT II, PCS, Bow, NH, to provide pediatric physical therapy services to the Special Medical Services’ specialty clinics for children with neuromotor disabilities, totaling $37,120.26.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Peter B. Delfausse, Doctor of Medicine, Concord, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for the Disability Determination Unit, totaling $66,377.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#113        Authorized Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Leonard D. Emond, Doctor of Medicine, Manchester, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for the Disability Determination Unit, totaling $57,526.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Lewis N. Stieglitz, Doctor of Medicine, Concord, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for the Disability Determination Unit, totaling $6,903.12.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#115        Authorized Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Rebecca Rogers, Registered Nurse, Stark, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, totaling $54,468.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized Disability Determination Unit to enter into an agreement with Janet K. Smith, Registered Nurse, Concord, NH, to function as a Disability Determination Reviewer, totaling $54,468.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#117        Authorized to conduct an organized meeting for the 2005 DCYF Annual Teen Conference on August 27, 2005.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with FosterClub, Inc., Seaside, OR, for conference facilitation services, in the amount of $7,912.  Effective August 3, 2005 through August 27, 2005.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117A    Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03, item #119A), for the provision of time-limited family reunification services, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2006, and increasing the price limitation by $939,729 to $2,501,574.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#118        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 Laboratory Director for laboratories performing high complexity testing, totaling $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized Maternal and Child Health Section to support the delivery of curriculum-based, abstinence-only education programs in schools and community agencies throughout the state, for a maximum total of $206,000.  (2)Further Authorized to pay up to 50% of the total payment in advance of each implementation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#120        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health & Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Office of Sponsored Projects, Hanover, NH, to expand the number of primary care physicians working in rural underserved areas of the state, totaling $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Section, to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester, Office of Youth Services, Manchester, NH, to provide substance abuse treatment services, totaling $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized Bureau of Disease Control & Health Statistics, Environmental Public Health Tracking to retroactively amend an agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #175), for the collection and analysis of respiratory function test data among NH residents, by extending the end date form June 30, 2005 to December 31, 2005. 

 

#123        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Susan M. Hare, MD, Tilton, NH, to provide services through the physician loan repayment program, totaling $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services to enter into an agreement with the Town of Derry, NH, to enhance capacity to respond to public health emergencies and provide core public health services, totaling $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124A    Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section to enter into an agreement totaling $358,454 with NH Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association, Manchester, NH, to plan, coordinate and monitor a multi-component training and workforce development initiative.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  73% Federal, 22% General, 5% Other Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#125        Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Rushmore Group LLC, Vermillion, SD, to provide programmatic assistance in reviewing methods and procedures within the Food Stamp Program with the goal of improving Food Stamp payment accuracy and enhancing error prevention procedures, in an amount up to $131,965.  Effective August 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing, and Transportation Services

#126        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Friends of Veterans, Inc., White River Junction, VT, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $85,747.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#128        Authorized Housing and Transportation Services to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $642,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  51% General, 49% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#129        Authorized to compensate Linda Theodore, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#130        Authorized to accept donations for the quarter from April 1, 2005 through June 30, 2005 from contributors in the amount of $310 and deposit same into the NH Hospital Resident Benefit Fund. 

 

#131        Authorized to compensate Kevin Barnum, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#132        Authorized to compensate Ryan Pantelis, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

 

#133        Authorized to enter into an inter-agency agreement with the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, (to provide educational tuition for NHH employees who have been accepted into the NHTI Registered Nurse Association Degree Program, in the amount of $70,000.  Effective September 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  45% General, 36% Other, 19% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#134        Authorized Rebekah Keysar, Associate Nursing Director, to enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement with the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, to attend a course entitled Statistical Applications, from July 12, 2005 through August 15, 2005, and to pay said costs retroactively in the amount of $1,200.

 

#135        Authorized to enter into a contract with Inland Divers, Inc., Lancaster, NH, to provide fire suppression system inspections and cleaning of the range hood services, in an amount not to exceed $4,754.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#136        Authorized to enter into a contract with ASCO Healthcare Inc., dba NeighborCare Inc., to provide oxygen services in an amount not to exceed $18,720.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  1005 General Funds. 

 

#137        Authorized to enter into a contract with Southworth Milton, Hopkinton, NH, to provide diesel generator maintenance and repair services, in an amount not to exceed $8,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#138        Authorized to enter into a contract with Fenn Way Builders, LLC, North Haverhill, NH, to provide roof repair services, in an amount not to exceed $17,048.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#138A    Authorized to enter into a contract with Lincare Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide oxygen services, in an amount not to exceed$6,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2005 to June 30, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#139        Authorized to pay the FY 2006 Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation annual dues in the amount not to exceed $8,152.  68% General, 32% Federal Funds. 

 

#140        Authorized to enter into a contract with the Crowne Plaza Nashua in Nashua, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities and food services for the Habits of Professional Excellence Institute during the period August 8-12, 2005 in an amount not to exceed $87,316.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#141        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to table to the August 31, 2005 meeting, the request of NHCTC-Berlin to enter into a contract with Gerry Pons, Whitefield, NH, for the purpose of developing a strategic plan for the Berlin Campus in the amount of $18,501.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2005.  41% General, 59% Other Funds. 

 

#142        Authorized to enter into a contract with Waste Management Inc., Gonic, NH, for the purpose of weekly rubbish removal in the amount of $107,444.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  9% General, 91% Other Funds. 

 

#143        Authorized to enter into a contract with NBH Solutions, Inc., Ormond Beach, FL, for the purpose of upgrading various enterprise software programs, migrate to a UNIX operating system and to install a new financial management system in the amount of $1,759,000.  Effective upon G&C approval thorough July 31, 2010.  78% Capital, 9% General, 13% Other Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#144        Authorized to amend a contract with DellaGatta Contracting Company Inc., Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #473), by revising the payment schedule.

 

#145        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Compass Group USA dba Chartwells Dining Services, Rye Brook, NY, for the provision of meals through the NH Technical Institute dining hall to recruit and in-service officers attending programs at the Council facility, for a total amount of $204,585.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#146        Authorized a transfer from the Highway Surplus account to the Division of Motor Vehicles in the amount of $77,500.

 

#147        Authorized to accept and expend a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Technical Assistance grant from The National Association of State Fire Marshals in the amount of $3,000 for support and training.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 

 

#148        Authorized Division of Fire Safety to accept and expend a $2,166 grant titled “Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act” to be used to train State Fire Marshal staff on how to identify the presence of hazardous materials.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006. 

 

#149        Authorized Bureau of Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, for the purpose of administering and executing a mitigation sub-grant, in the amount of $12,527.  (2)Further Authorized to execute a grant agreement in the amount of $13,862 with the Town of Washington, to upgrade culverts in four locations on King Street to accommodate a 25-year storm event.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 15, 2006. 

 

#150        Authorized Division of Safety Services to amend a contract with Waste Management, Hampton, NH, to include 3 Higgins Drive in Belmont, and an extra trash pick up for the Glendale (Marine Patrol) for trash removal services, by increasing the contract by $4,200 from $13,248 to $17,448.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#151        Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into sub-grant agreements with the Regional Hazardous Materials Teams and Emergency Services as detailed in letter dated July 20, 2005, for a total of $53,059.50, for activities associated with the development and implementation of emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Right-to Know Act.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 

 

#152        Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive contract with G.B.P. Maintenance, Ashland, NH, to clean Troop E in Tamworth, totaling $28,200.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 

 

#153        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source $55,860 Maintenance Agreement with Transformer Service, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide annual transformer maintenance at the Fire Academy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

 

#154        Authorized to renew a sole-source contract with the NH Hospital Association, Concord, NH, for hospital emergency preparedness planning services, in the amount of $2,754,164.  Effective August 31, 2005 or upon G&C approval through August 30, 2007.

 

#155        Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Neopost, New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA, for the rental and maintenance of mailing equipment in the amount of $8,241.70.  Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#156        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a lease with Wilton Main Street Association, Wilton, NH, for office space for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services office.  Effective September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2010.

 

#157        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a lease with 22 Main Street LLC, Berlin, NH, for office space for the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services office, totaling $108,898.32.  Effective November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2010. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#158        Authorized to transfer $257,438 from the Highway Surplus Account to fund Director of Public Works and Transportation as detailed in letter dated July 7, 2005. 

 

#159        Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right-of-Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of June 22, 2005 through July 15, 2005.

 

#160        Authorized Division of Aeronautics to disburse the sum of $1,306,427.10 to the City of Berlin, to reconstruct, mark, and light Runway 18-36 at the Berlin Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#161        Authorized Bureau of Municipal Highways to modify a contract with the Town of Haverhill, (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #249), for designing and construction of sidewalks in the Woodsville Village, by substituting the Woodsville Fire District in place of the Town of Haverhill.

 

#162        Authorized Bureau of Bridge Maintenance to enter into a contract with Capital Alarm Systems of Penacook, NH based on a single bid in the amount of $6,444 for annual inspection, testing, monitoring and maintenance for five state owned covered bridge fire alarm systems.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#163        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Casella Waste Management, Allenstown, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $6,270 for the purpose of providing container rental and rubbish removal services at one location within District three, for a period of two fiscal years.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30-, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#164        Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept and expend $8,034 in Federal Funds for this AIP-13 airport development project.  (2)Further Authorized to provide additional participation with the City of Claremont, NH, in the amount of $446.33, for the AIP-13 airport development project for easement acquisition at the Claremont Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#165        Authorized Division of Aeronautics to award a State grant to TAB Aviation, Inc., owner of the Moultonboro Airport, in the amount of $17,500 for runway rehabilitation.  Effective upon G&C approval.  68% General, 32% Other Funds. 

 

#166        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $3,383,566.50 for pavement rehabilitation and roadway work on NH Route 106 and US Route 3.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2008.

 

#167        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New England Signal Systems Inc., Northwood, NH on the basis of a low bid of $158,361.50 for replacing signal hardware and software and coordinating three traffic signals on NH Route 111 in Windham beginning at the intersection of NH Route 111 with Hardwood Road and Lowell Road proceeding easterly to the intersection of NH Route 111 with Village Green Plaza and the US Post Office.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 5, 2006.

 

#168        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company of Henniker, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $14,970 for construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Arthur Martin, Epsom, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005.

 

#169        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons Inc., Walpole, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $23,382 for construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Diane Smith, Brookfield, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 

 

#170        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Norwell, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $663,587.78 for removing and replacing signs, sign posts and sign bases along Interstate 89 in Enfield and Lebanon.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

 

#171        Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer the amount of $2,100,000 from the Turnpike Retained Earnings Fund to the Toll Collection Equipment Account as detailed in letter dated July 19, 2005.  (2)Further Authorized to purchase approximately 85,000 electronic toll collection transponders, in the amount not to exceed $2,100,000 in compliance with the terms of the InterAgency Group’s agreement approved by G&C on 8-22-01, item #317.

 

#172                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

 

A.         ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellen Charron, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Intermediate Algebra”.

 

B.         ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $642.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Raymond, Administrator IV, in the course entitled “20th Century”.

 

C.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $2,961.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Graduate Project I”, “Leadership: A Lifelong Journey”, and “Counseling Theories”.

 

D.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $2,961.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Graduate Project I”, “Leadership: A Lifelong Journey”, and “Counseling Theories”.

 

E.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,961.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Drayer, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Human Nature, Development and Assessment”, “Project Phase IV”, and “Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy”.

 

F.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Littleton, NH, the sum of $1,170.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants and Contracts Technician, in the courses entitled “Real Property & Real Estate Transactions”, “Family Law” and “Estate Planning, Probate & Taxation”.

 

G.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elaine Hennessy, Program Assistant I, in the on-line course entitled “Human Biology”.

 

H.         EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,056.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Lane, Educational Consultant II, in the course entitled “Planning in Education and Human Services”.

 

I.          EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician Trainee, in the course entitled “The Writing Process”.

 

J.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Kieronski, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Theories of International Relations”.

 

K.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $699.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda Lester, Clerk III, in the course entitled “Accounting I”.

 

L.         ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Maria Michel, Data Processing Supervisor, in the course entitled “Macroeconomics”.

 

M.        ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,813.24 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia North, Air Pollution Control Engineer V, in the courses entitled “Public Health Finance and Budgeting” and “Public Health Administration”.

 

N.         JOINT BOARD - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Julie Levesque, Senior Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Cost Accounting”.

 

O.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,263.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Brien, Child Protective Service Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Abnormal Psychology”.

 

P.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $842.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Brien, Child Protective Service Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Career and Lifestyle Development”.

 

Q.        HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,115.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Boisvert, Assistant Administrator, in the courses entitled “Project Phase IV” and “Grant Writing”.

 

R.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,807.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Healey, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the courses entitled “Leadership: A Lifelong Journey”, “Program Evaluation”, “Project I” and “Grant Writing”.

 

S.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Services - Request permission to pay Castleton State College, Castleton, VT, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cori Elliott, Nursing Assitant II, in the course entitled “Nursing Child / Adult I”.

 

T.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Services - Request permission to pay Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, the sum of $722.55 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sarah Lester, Nurse Coordinator, in the Internet course entitled “Delivery of Nursing Care In a Managed Care Environment/Clinical”.

 

U.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assitance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Bow, NH, the sum of $793.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Systems Analysis and Design”.

 

V.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Medicaid Business and Policy - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,628.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Brenda Lovely, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Nursing IIB”.

 

W.       HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Medicaid Business and Policy - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,670.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Snow, Dental Director, in the courses entitled “Public Health Ethics” and “Public Health Economics”.

 

X.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,358.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Reichel, Senior Management Analyst, in the course entitled “Regression Analysis”.

 

Y.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,578.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Holly Armstrong, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Nursing I”.

 

Z.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Beaudoin, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health”.

 

AA.      NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Teresa Bryant, Social Worker III, in the course entitled “Counseling Internship I”.

 

BB.      NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,829.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elizabeth Carlotto, Mental Health Worker II, in the courses entitled “Illness, Wellness and Healing” and “Cultural Diversity in American Society”.

 

CC.      NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Paddock, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health”.

 

DD.      NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,368.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Viger, Infection Control Practitioner, in the course entitled “Social and Behavioral Health”.

 

EE.       NURSING, Bd of- Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $920.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, RN, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Statistics in Psychology”.

 

FF.       SAFETY - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $4,005.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle Duchesne, Program Specialist III, in the courses entitled “Public Health Ethics”, “Public Health Administration” and “Nutrition Epidemiology”.

 

GG.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nagavalli Vyakaranam, Engineering Technician I, in the course entitled “Organizational Behavior”.

 

#173                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission for (1) employee, John Burtt, Associate Professor & Dept Chair of Business Studies, or designee, to travel to Ithaca, NY on August 3 – 5, 2005, to attend the Entrepreneurial College Conference.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $991.48.  Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fee: $425.00.

 

B.         EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Justina Hale, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Harrisburg, PA on September 28 – October 1, 2005, to attend the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education (NASDCTEc) Fall Meeting.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle.  Total Cost: $1,215.38.  Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fee: $350.00.

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

A.            Authorized to enter into a contract with Hoyle, Tanner and Associates, Inc. Manchester, NH, in the amount of $63,224.73 for professional services associated with the investigation and correction of pollutant discharges from the Lakes Regional Facility to the Governor Park Stream, Laconia, NH, for the period from Governor and Executive Council approval through June 30, 2006.  100% General Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

B.            Authorized to purchase land and buildings for boat repair/storage as well as boater education classes at 3 Higgins Drive, Belmont, NH, for the price of $855,000.00 plus closing costs.  100% Capital Funds.

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Late item #C- which was tabled at the July 13, 2005 Meeting.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

C.    The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to approve the request of The Department of Transportation to enter into a low bid contract with Eckman Construction Company, Bedford, NH, for the construction of an Emergency Operations Center for the lump sum price of $10,904,000, 00.  Further Authorized for payment to the NH Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $170,000.00.

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned