GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Science Center at Keene State College, Keene, NH

                                                                                August 9, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of July 19, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the July 19, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret and thanks, accepted the following:

 

Consumer Advocate

F. Anne Ross, Salisbury                                                                                     Effective:  August 14, 2006

 

Board of Dental Examiners

Debra A. Albrecht, Keene                                                                                  Effective:  Upon acceptance

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Consumer Interests)

Helen Brody, Grantham                                                                                       Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  Mary Choate, Monroe (reached term limit)                              Term:  May 22, 2011

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Food Retailing Industry)

David S. Floyd, Conway                                                                                     Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  Herve P. Samson, Goffstown (reached term limit)   Term:  June 19, 2011

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Hillsborough County)

Matthew R. LeClair, Mason                                                                               Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  Noreen O’Connell, Milford (reached term limit)      Term:  June 19, 2011

 

Assessing Standards Board

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

Cheryl-Ann Bolouk, Salem                                                                 Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 14, 2008

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Employer/Insurer)

Maureen E. Dwyer-Henrichs, Kingston                                                           Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  Edward J. Walsh, Merrimack (resigned)                   Term:  January 1, 2007

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Representing assessing official in a city)

Laura Thibodeau, Sullivan                                                                                 Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  David Woodward, Milan                                                            Term:  March 15, 2008

 

Board of Dental Examiners

Marshall A. Baldassarre, DMD, Bedford                                                         Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  Marjorie Chema, Hampton Falls (reached term limit)              Term:  August 12, 2011

 

Board of Engineers

(Public Member)

Carmela Amato-Wierda, Durham                                                                       Effective:  August 21, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 21, 2011

 

Board of Fire Control

Joseph F. Landers, Meredith                                                                             Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 8, 2011

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Richard N. Cunningham, Alton Bay                                                                 Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2011

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Peter F. Imse, Bow                                                                                               Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2011

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

Nominated by the NH Ambulatory Surgery Association

Nicholas Vailas, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 1, 2008

 

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

(Experienced in construction of single family real estate)

David Frydman (i), Concord                                                                               Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Ron Meade, Canterbury                                                                                     Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 13, 2009

 

Juvenile Parole Board

Mary Ann Melizzi-Golja, Nashua                                                                      Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  Ernie Towne, Woodsville (resigned)                                        Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Board of Landscape Architects

Anne Cruess, Amherst                                                                                       Effective:  August 9, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  August 9, 2010

 

Board of Landscape Architects

(Public Member)

Ronald F. Poltak, Auburn                                                                                   Effective:  August 9, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  August 9, 2011

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(State Conservation Committee)

Michele Tremblay, Boscawen                                                                            Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  Joanna Pellerin, Exeter                                                 Term:  August 1, 2009

 

Personnel Appeals Board

Robert J. Johnson (r), Hillsborough                                                  Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 2, 2009

 

Water Council

(Granite State Designers)

Kenneth A. Bradley, Concord                                                                           Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 13, 2010

 

Water Council

(Treatment Plant Operator)

Malcolm R. Butler, Hillsborough                                                                       Effective:  August 22, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 22, 2010

 

Water Council

(NH Association of Septage Haulers)

Robert S. Phillips, New Boston                                                                          Effective:  August 9, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 27, 2010

 

Water Council

(Agriculture)

Stanley J. Rastallis, Unity                                                                                   Effective:  August 9, 2006

Succeeding:  George R. Glines, Canterbury                                                     Term:  April 26, 2010

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

Alan Coburn, Manchester                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas Winn, Ashland (reached term limit)                           Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Adult Parole Board

Donald Laroche, Berlin                                                                                       Effective:  September 29, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 29, 2011

 

Board of Dental Examiners

Stacy Plourde, Hooksett                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Debra A. Albrecht, Keene (resigned)                                       Term:  July 26, 2008

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

(NH State Firemen’s Association)

Alfred W. Burbank, Jr., Thornton                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 1, 2009

 

Invasive Species Committee

(Environmental Interests)

Douglas A. Bechtel, Concord                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 9, 2009

 

Invasive Species Committee

(Public Member)

Deborah Lievens, Londonderry                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 9, 2009

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Skiing)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Kathleen Bennett, Madison                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 13, 2009

 

Board of Landscape Architects

Douglas H. Greiner, Salisbury                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  2 yrs from confirmation

 

Board of Landscape Architects

R. Gordon Leedy, Jr., Amherst                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Board of Landscape Architects

Roberta N. Woodburn, Durham                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  1 yr from confirmation

 

State Library Advisory Council

Patricia M. Skinner (r), Windham                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 26, 2009

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

Nominated by the NH Conflict Resolution Association

Ellen Dinerstein, Hancock                                                                  Effective:  September 6, 2006

Succeeding:  Olivia A. Ruel, Keene                                                  Term:  September 6, 2007

 

Marital Mediator Certification Board

Nominated by the NH Conflict Resolution Association

Georgine M. Williams, Bedford                                                                         Effective:  September 6, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 6, 2007

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Certified General Appraiser)

George Brooks, Londonderry                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 12, 2009

 

Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission

(General Public)

Robert F. Preston (d), Hampton                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Douglas J. Pearson, Bedford                                                      Term:  April 1, 2011

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the State Employees’ Association

Charles Koontz, Hopkinton                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2008

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the National Education Association

Joseph G. Morris, Bedford                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2008

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the State Permanent Firefighters Association

Brian W. Morrissey, Nashua                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2008

 

Advisory Committee on Travel & Tourism

(Member at large)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development

Michelline Dufort, Concord                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Erick Leadbeater, Concord                                                          Term:  December 1, 2008

 

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee

(Representing consumers from a community with a population over 5,000)

Pierre C. Lavoie, Dover                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Ernest Cote, Jr., Hampton                                                           Term:  June 5, 2010

 

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee

(Representing consumers from a town with a population less than 5,000)

Sheldon E. Towne, Whitefield                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 25, 2010

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

(Management)

Thomas Callahan, Sunapee                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kathryn Ryan, Londonderry                                                      Term:  June 13, 2008

 

Advisory Council on Worker’s Compensation

(Health Care Provider)

Gary L. Woods, MD, Bow                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 12, 2009

 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#1            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Manchester School District, Manchester, NH, to address the educational, health and mental health needs of refugee children being resettled in the City of Manchester, in the amount of $120,000.  Effective August 15, 2006 through August 14, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Software House International, Paxton, MA, for software and peripheral services, including support services and maintenance, to sustain day-to-day operational needs of agencies within the State of NH in the amount of $9,118.  Effective February 24, 2006 through August 23, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to enter into a contract with Seneca Corporation, Vienna, VA, for help desk support services for DHHS in an amount not to exceed $1,954,789.20.  Effective September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2009 with the option to renew for two additional two-year periods upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized John C. Greenan, Quechee, VT, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#5            Authorized Jeffrey M. Denton, Newmarket, NH, be nominated for promotion 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. 

 

#6            Authorized Steven F. Greco, Portsmouth, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#7            Authorized Michael J. Busby, Dover, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#8            Authorized Daniel D. McMackin, Walpole, MA, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#9            Authorized Thaddeus V. Day, North Yarmouth, ME, be nominated for promotion 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. 

 

#10          Authorized David A. Fink, Manchester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a three-year lease agreement with the City of Concord for their use of space located on the first floor of the Concord District Court, Concord, NH.  Effective September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2009. 

 

#12          WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request of the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Oak Point Associates, Portsmouth, NH, for consultant services to oversee the design and construction of the Readiness Center Addition/Renovation and Civil Support Team Ready Building, NH State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $270,309.72 from $733,466 to $1,003,775.72.  (2)Further Authorized that an additional amount of $13,500 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services.  Increasing the engineering fees from $37,500 to $51,000, bringing the total contract from $1,003,775.72 to $1,054,775.72.

 

#13          Authorized an annual salary step increase for Sheri L. Rockburn from Grade HH, step 4 (salary $84,919) to Grade HH, step I (salary $89,388) effective August 18, 2006.

 

#14          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.

 

#14A      Authorized to retroactively pay The Melanson Company Inc., Bow, NH, $12,000 for emergency roof repairs that were performed at the state owned facility located at 19 Pillsbury Street, Concord in early July 2006.  89% General, 11% Other Funds. 

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#15          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $24,352.65 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#16          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of a salary increment of $4,469 to Audit Division Director John Mintken, effective September 8, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOODS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#17          Authorized Bureau of Weights & Measures to pay Fiscal Year 2006 travel expenses in the amount of $602.55 for Ernest Todd West using Fiscal Year 2007 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized Division of Plant Industry to pay Fiscal Year 2006 travel expenses in the amount of $216.27 for John Weaver using Fiscal Year 2007 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#19          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to deny the petition of Brian Theodore Zackowski requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Forgery.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until February 10, 2009. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#20          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to continue one Business Systems Analyst, position #8T009, salary grade 28 from August 23, 2006 through June 30, 2007, at an estimated cost of $40,887.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#21          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to amend a sole source contract with A-1 Fire Protection Inc., d/b/a All State Fire Equipment, Windsor, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-06, item #35), for maintenance, inspection, testing, recharging and repair for portable fire extinguisher and rand guard systems of the Northern NH Correctional Facility, Berlin, NH, by increasing the amount by $15,969.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the sole source contract above, for additional services and repairs to the fire extinguisher systems located at: the NH State Prison/Men, Concord; Lakes Region Facility, Laconia, NH; Shea Farm, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $7,958.50, and will also allow to purchase and test 20 additional fire extinguishers.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22          Authorized to accept and expend Sweepstakes Incentive Award Funds from the MUSL, Des Moines, IA, in the amount of $2,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized to enter into a uniform lease agreement with Unifirst Corporation, Nashua, NH, for the sole purpose of providing uniforms for Liquor Commission Store employees in the amount of $126,017.81.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#24          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to assign a state vehicle currently in the fleet to Paul M. Kelley, the director of the Pari-Mutuel Commission on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#25          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to amend a sole source contract with Synapse Energy Economics Inc., for professional services to monitor the activities of the New England Power Pool and ISO New England, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $44,000 to $84,000, and by extending the completion date from September 14, 2006 to September 14, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to pay for out-of-state travel that occurred in FY2006 with FY2007 funds for one employee who traveled to New Lisbon, NJ, for seven days of out-of-state travel status from March 19, 2006 to March 25, 2006 via State vehicle beyond 300 miles one way for the purpose of attending a wildland fire origin and cause determination training program, for a total amount of $304.65.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant to Isaacson Structural Steel Inc., Berlin, NH, in the amount of $48,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive contract with Casella Waste Service, Wolfeboro Falls, NH, for rubbish removal and disposal at four state parks in the amount of $23,200.69.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#29          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 9, 2006, for their 2006/2007 out-of-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program in the total amount of $312,346.61.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 9, 2006, for their 2006/2007 in-state marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program in the total amount of $4,823.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement amendment with the University of NH, for continuation of the Extension Wildlife Conservation Program, by increasing the amount by $26,004 from $95,000 to $121,004.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development for the purpose of updating the NH Natural Heritage rare species and exemplary natural community database and to complete habitat mapping and modeling initiated during Wildlife Action Plan development for a total of $67,938.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development to provide landowners with technical guidance in the amount of $77,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to reclassify position #18308, Executive Secretary, labor grade 11, to Program Assistant I, labor grade 12.  Effective retroactive to June 9, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized to purchase a Conservation Easement on 197 acres of wild forest land on the Mad River in the Town of Farmington, NH, from the Town of Farmington, for the sum of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized to enter into a contract for cleaning services with William Puls d/b/a Deyo’s Cleaning Service, West Brattleboro, VT, for professional cleaning services at the Region 4 Office in Keene in the amount of $5,460.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 with an option to renew for an additional two-year period upon G&C approval.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized the transfer of $49,300 from the NH Fish and Game Fund Reserve to the Fish and Game FY-2007 Operating Budget, to cover the unanticipated increase in cost for fish food.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fish and Game Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to enter into contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated June 21, 2006, for petroleum spill response and remediation in an aggregate amount not to exceed $1,600,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to amend an agreement with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Penacook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #138), by extending the completion date from December 31, 2006 to September 30, 2007, and changing the payment schedule for their FY2005 Water Quality Planning activities.

 

#40          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Green Mountain Conservation Group, South Effingham, NH, to complete the Development of a Natural Resource Planning Guide for the Ossipee Watershed Towns in the amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds 

 

#41          Authorized to pay FY2006 expenses with FY2007 funding in the amount of $190.75 to First Impressions Catering, Concord, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#42          Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants as detailed in letter dated July 19, 2006, in an aggregate amount of $542,993 for water pollution control projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized to amend an existing landfill closure grant, with the Town of Merrimack, NH, to increase the eligible amount of the grant by $317,244.19 from $521,040.87 to $838,285.06.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.

 

#44          Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement, with the Town of Durham, NH, for the closure of the Town of Durham’s Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $178,489.94.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, for the closure of the City of Berlin’s Cates Hill Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $144,321.15.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

 

#46          Authorized to amend a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #59, amended on 5-18-05, item #47, amended on 6-21-06, item #112 and #118), to conduct site investigations and remediation design, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $418,140 to $458,140.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized an exemption of the NH Plant and Property Management Rules to enable the DES to increase its fleet by one vehicle.  This new vehicle shall be assigned to the Water Division, Biology Section, Exotic Species Program.

 

#48          Authorized to enter into a contract with Haven Neal d/b/a Haven Neal Forestry Services, Berlin, NH, for management of a timber harvest on Water Resources Council property in Pittsburg, in an amount not to exceed $9,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source agreement with Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, for implementing chloride loading rate research to support the water quality studies of the Interstate 93 expansion plan, in the amount of $39,834.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#50          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to table the request to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Lee, NH, to purchase two conservation easements in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, in the amount of $171,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#51          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to table the request to award a Water Supply Land Grant to the Town of Lee, NH, to purchase a parcel of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, in the amount of $104,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized to amend a contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #82, amended on 8-18-04, item #71, amended on 5-18-05, item #47, amended on 6-21-06, item #99), to conduct site investigations and remediation design, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $1,911,400 to $1,951,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#53          Authorized to amend a contract with Weston Solutions Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-3-03, item #61), to conduct site investigations and remediation action implementation, by increasing the amount by $70,000 from $1,276,900 to $1,346,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  29% Federal, 71% Other Funds. 

 

 #54         Authorized Safedocks Association’s request to dredge approximately 987 cubic yards from 12000 sq ft of previously dredged inlet on the east side of the island used as a safe dock area for the exposed frontages on the western shore and repair 9 docks providing 18 slips within the inlet on property located on Barndoor Island at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#55          Authorized William & Edith Spencer’s request to construct a permanent dock connected to breakwater in a “dog-leg” configuration with a gap at the shoreline, and cantilevered pier extending from a cantilevered pier accessed by a stairway on frontage on property located on Long Island at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

 

#56          Authorized Robert & Joanne Dempsey’s request to permanently remove an existing permanent piling supported dock and fill to construct breakwater in an “I” configuration with a gap at the shoreline, and cantilevered pier with two pilings supported docks in a “W” configuration and install one 3 pile ice cluster on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#57          Authorized to pay the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Alexandria, NH, $8,979 annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#58          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  to amend a contract with Familystrength, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #158), to provide in-home family intervention services by extending the termination date of the contract from June 30, 2006 to September 30, 2006, and by increasing the cost by $160,835 from $467,229 to $628,064.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.  65% Federal, 35% General Funds. 

 

#59          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to table the request to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #311), to continue to provide employment and training services, to add the development of community work experience program host sites, and to expand job club services in support of the NH Employment Program, by increasing the amount by $1,694,032.36 from $2,113,603.10 to $3,807,635.46.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#60          Authorized to pay the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, D.C. $12,536 annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#61          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 three child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $1,500 per recipient from family/family group care programs for a total of $112,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to conduct an organized meeting for the 2006 DCYF Annual Teen Conference on August 19, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with FosterClub, Inc., Seaside, OR, for conference facilitation services in the amount of $9,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to provide Licensed Plus quality child care awards in the amount of $25,038.57 to a total of 7 Licensed Plus child care programs throughout the State of NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#64          Authorized to accept and expend additional federal child support revenues in the amount of $1,765,871.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for the Elderly

#65          Authorized to accept and expend Other Funds in the amount of $15,000 from the Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water sources from contamination.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of the Commissioner

#66          Authorized the transfer of $787,000 in state general funds and federal Medicaid matching funds between expenditure class lines.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#67          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention & Control Section, Asthma Control Program, to enter into an agreement with Glen Group Inc., North Conway, NH, to provide public awareness and marketing services in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Home Care Association of NH, Concord, NH, to strengthen the emergency response capacity and capability of agencies that provide in-home health care and supportive services to individuals throughout NH in an amount not to exceed $80,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY07, not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount for initial startup costs for projects within the agreement.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to amend an agreement with Scientific Technologies Corporation, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, item #54, amended on 12-7-05, item #69), to allow additional software enhancements for the Automated Hospital Emergency Department Data Pilot Project, by increasing the amount by $223,500 from $295,600 to $519,100, and by extending the completion date from August 30, 2006 to August 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services; Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Section; Tobacco Prevention and Control Program, to enter into an agreement with The Hitchcock Foundation, Lebanon, NH, to support local community coalition capacity focused on tobacco prevention and control initiatives at the local level in an amount not to exceed $46,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#71          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into an agreement with Granite State Federation of Families, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide technical assistance services for System of Care activities in an amount not to exceed $235,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment up to a maximum of one-twelfth of the contract price limitation.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services

#72          Authorized a memorandum of agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Developmental Services and the Department of Education, Division of Instruction, to support a co-funded agreement with the Institute on Disability at the University of NH in the amount of $50,000.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Durham, NH in the amount of $200,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  25% Other, 75% General Funds. 

 

                                NH BOARD OF MEDICINE

#73          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a contract with the NH Medical Society, Concord, NH, to manage and administer the Physician Health Program for FY07 and FY08 in the amount of $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

#74          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized with thanks, the request to accept a list of monies, as detailed in letter dated July 24, 2006, totaling $74,432.25 received during the period of April 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#75          Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide employment services in an amount not to exceed $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to enter into a contract with NH School Counselor Association to provide consultation and project reports in an amount not to exceed $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to grant funds to the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH in the amount of $26,933.  Effective September 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to pay the FY 2007 Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation annual dues in the amount not to exceed $8,036.  81% General, 29% Federal Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to enter into a contract with Third Day Solutions LLC, Mendenhall, MO, for the implementation and ongoing support of a new Educator Information System in an amount not to exceed $956,839.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved, withholding 10% of the total value of the contract to be paid upon successful completion of the warranty period.  37% General, 8% Federal, 55% Other Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#80          Authorized to reclassify position #16987, Cashier, labor grade 9, to an Account Clerk III, labor grade 9 at NHCTC – Manchester.

 

#81          Authorized NHCTC – Berlin to enter into a lease agreement with the Littleton Area Learning Center LLC, Littleton, NH, for the purpose of leasing space for the Littleton Academic Center, in the amount of $228,352.68.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009.  47% General, 53% Other Funds. 

 

#81A      Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, NHCTC – Nashua to amend a contract with Schiavi Leasing Corporation, Oxford, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #142, amended on 12-21-05, item #93), for the purpose leasing a third modular building containing two classrooms, for an additional amount of $74,016, a new total of $222,048.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2010.  36% General, 64% Other Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#82          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend $24,541 from the University System of NH for outreach efforts under the National Aviation and Space Administration Space Grant program.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#83          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $4,932 from the NH Highway Safety Agency to develop pocket-sized field manuals for pre-test screening of sobriety.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2006. 

 

                                NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#84          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to exercise the second of two one year contract options with Johnson & Hill Staffing Services, Inc., Springfield, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #169), for personnel to staff the Lottery booth at the Eastern States Exposition September 14, 2006 through October 2, 2006 at an estimated cost of $7,938.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#85          Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Printrak International, a Motorola Company Inc.,  Anaheim, CA, for the maintenance and support of the Automated Fingerprint Identification System in the amount of $106,482.  Effective August 15, 2006 to February 14, 2007.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Printrak International, a Motorola Company Inc., Anaheim, CA, for the conversion of inked ten print cards to digital storage in the Automated Fingerprint Identification System in the amount of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2008.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#87          Authorized to enter into a contract with URS Corporation, Salem, NH, to design, conduct and evaluate a series of exercises focusing on the State’s Strategic National Stockpile Plan, in the amount of $171,017.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a five-year lease renewal with the Flatly Company, Braintree, MA, to provide space for the DMV Laconia sub-station located in the Belknap Mall, Belmont, NH for a total cost of $84,127.44.  Effective September 1, 2006 through August 31, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#89          WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to grant the community applicants, as detailed in letter dated July 20, 2006, a total of $45,434.95 for Hazardous Materials Planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to pay annual dues in the amount of $5,300 to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Washington, DC.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#91          Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay an invoice from The Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH, in the amount of $80 from fiscal year 2007 appropriations for services provided on July 20, 2004 and March 16, 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay the invoice, as detailed in letter dated July 18, 2006, dated October 10, 2005 to Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth, NH, in the amount of $94.50 for blood testing.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Communications to amend a sole source contract with Orr & Reno Professional Association, Concord, NH, for consultant services relative to wireless providers, by increasing the amount by $25,000 from $15,000 to $40,000..  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Surcharge Revenue (Revolving). 

 

#94          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a sole source contract with Wright Communications, Inc., for rental space to maintain a repeater and associated equipment at Plauswa Hill, Pembroke, NH, in the amount of $3,600.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  35% Federal, 65% Other Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized with Councilor Burton, and Councilor Spaulding voting no, Division of Administration to transfer $100,194 from the Highway Surplus account for Fiscal Year 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to continue one FT Carpenter II position through FY 2007 and two Carpenter II positions through February 2007 (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #73).  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#95A      Authorized to pay prior year’s travel expenses in the amount of $1,741.22 (FY2006) from the current Fiscal Year appropriations (FY2007) for the individuals as detailed in letter dated July 31, 2006.  87.4% Other, 12.6% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#96          Authorized Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to designate the ten projects, as detailed in letter dated July 12, 2006, for improvements under the State Aid Construction Program for Class I, II, and III Highways in the amount up to $1,521,333.33.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#97          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no,  to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the period extending from April 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006.

 

#98          Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to amend a contract with Larry G. Cushing & Sons Inc, Walpole, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #228), for completion of a contract of a replacement water supply on the property of Josh DiJoseph, Barrington, NH, by increasing the amount by $5,428 from $22,635 to $28,063.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $2,226,374.69 for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from June 29, 2006 through July 21, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Middlesex Corporation, Littleton, MA, for road and bridge improvements at the Exit 5 interchange along the I-293 and Granite Street corridors in Manchester, by increasing the amount by $570,000 from $28,687,750 to $29,257,750.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Norwell, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-06, item #170), for additional costs related to a contract for removing and replacing signs, sign posts, and sign basis along Interstate 89 in Enfield and Lebanon, by increasing the amount by $27,000 from $663,587.78 to $690,587.78.  90% Federal, 10% State Highway Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no,  Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-31 for a planning effort to conduct an Air Service Study at the Pease International Tradeport in the amount of $138,900.  Effective upon G&C approval.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized to reclassify position #20903, 17293, 20613, 20933, 17325, Program Assistants II, labor grade 15 to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  (2)Further Authorized to reclassify position #18400, Program Assistant II, labor grade 15 to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  (3)Further Authorized to reclassify position #18277, Program Assistant II, labor grade 15, to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  (4)Further Authorized to reclassify position #18270, Program Assistant II, labor grade 15, to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  (5) Further Authorized to reclassify position #21816, Program Assistant II, labor grade 15, to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19.  Effective April 28, 2006. 

 

#104        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal Inc., Binghamton, NY on the basis of a low bid of $283,580.94 for crack sealing two portions of I-93, from Exit 5 in Hopkinton north 6.2 miles to Exit 7, and from Exit 12A in Sunapee north 16.6 miles to Exist 20 in Lebanon.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 27, 2006.  90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.J. Olszak Construction Inc., d/b/a All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $48,025 for demolition of buildings on two State owned parcels located in the City of Manchester and the Town of Bedford.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 20, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-8-06, item #106), for replacement of the bridge carrying NH Route 10 over Mink Brook and roadway improvements in Hanover, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $1,378,000 to $1,418,000.  100% Town Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with B.I.I. Fence & Guardrail Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $288,108.39 for permanently attaching snow screening and protective screening to bridge rail on 40 bridges along I-93 between Woodstock and Littleton, I-93 parkway, US Route 3 in Meredith and NH 16 in Ossipee.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-16-03, item #112), for additional final design for improvements to NH Route 26 in the Town of Colebrook, by increasing the amount by $179,268 from $494,094 to $673,362.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively amend the completion date from June 16, 2006 to November 30, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized to enter into a contract with Kittleson & Associates Inc., Baltimore, MD, to conduct Roundabout Design training for an amount not to exceed $12,500.  Effective August 15-17, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into agreement with the University of NH, NH Estuaries Program and the Gulf of Maine Council for the purposes of funding an environmental analysis for the Taylor River.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 for NHEP and March 15, 2007 for GOMC.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Louis Berger Group, Incorporated of Manchester, NH, and East Orange, NJ, to perform an environmental analysis and prepare the preliminary engineering design for the replacement of the I-95 Turnpike System bridge over the Taylor River in Hampton Falls and Hampton in the amount of $355,787.50.  Effective from Notice to proceed following G&C approval through January 31, 2008.  72% Turnpike, 28% Other Funds. 

 

#111        Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no,  Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Incorporated, Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #171), for additional final design for the Manchester Airport Access Road in the Towns of Bedford, Londonderry and Merrimack and the City of Manchester, by increasing the amount by $242,954.75 from $7,067,923.25 to $7,310,878.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized the Commissioner’s Office to amend a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #167), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $287,705 from $885,880 to $1,173,585.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into this contract amendment with the Nashua Regional Planning to expand the scope of the project to include smart growth planning, a regional plan update, and transit planning associated with the Lowell Commuter Rail Extension Project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway and Local Funds. 

#113                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

A.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Widener University, Chester, PA, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Churchman, Professor, in the on-line course entitled “Dissertation Advisement”.

B.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Fifield, Disability Examiner, in the on-line course entitled “Survey of American Literature”.

C.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Argosy University, Sarasota, FL, the sum of $2,175.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Educational Technology Consultant II, in the distance learning course entitled “Dissertation Course III”.

D.             EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,729.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila Miller, Human Resources Technician, in the courses entitled “Contemporary College Math” and “The Learning Workplace”.

E.             ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,988.40 for the sole purpose of enrolling Owen David, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Public Health Care Systems” and “Environmental Health”.

F.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,362.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kenneth Merrifield, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Quantitative and Research Techniques”.

G.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $4,210.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Brien, Child Protective Service Worker Coordinator, in the courses entitled “Clinical Assessment” and “Internship: Clinical Counseling”.

H.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,422.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling MaryGaye Grizwin, Long Term Care Policy Analyst, in the course entitled “Public Health Care Systems”.

I.               HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Employee Assistance Program - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $665.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda Brewer, Employee Assistance Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Research Methods II Statistics”.

J.              HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Employee Assistance Program - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda Brewer, Employee Assistance Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Child and Adolescent Risk Resiliency”.

K.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $774.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Monica Brady-DeRico, Family Services Specialist, in the course entitled “Introduction to Sociology”.

L.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Springfield College of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,212.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Fontneau, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled “Introduction to College Math”, “Project II: Community Development and Change II” and “Core III: Social Movements, Change and Alternative Visions”.

M.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Berlin, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tina LaPierre, Family Services Specialist II, in the course entitled “Human Services & Helping”.

N.             HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay the New Hampshire Community Technical College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $507.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michelle McCarty, Supervisor II, in the course entitled “Introduction to Psychology”.

O.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,458.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Reichel, Senior Management Analyst, in the distance learning course entitled “Spatial Statistics”.

P.             LOTTERY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,392.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Chief Accountant, in the course entitled “Financial Reporting II”.

Q.            NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $704.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Snjezana Korasic, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

R.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Lombard, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

S.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Paddock, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Anatomy & Physiology II”.

T.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $748.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy Smith-Call, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “Anatomy & Physiology II”.

U.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Darlene St. Laurent, Medical Coding Clerk, in the online course entitled “PC Applications”.

V.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $446.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sandra Steenbergen, Register Nurse II, in the course entitled “Microcomputer Applications”.

W.           NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debra Tucker, Medical Secretary II, in the online course entitled “PC Applications”.

X.             NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,844.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Viger, Manager of Infection Control, in the courses entitled “Public Health Ethics” and Public Health Finance and Budgeting”.

Y.             OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - 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 “Fundamentals of Intellectual Property”.

Z.              OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $548.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Constance Weisberg, Accountant III, in the course entitled “Database Management & Design”.

AA.        OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $572.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeanette White, Statistician I, in the course entitled “Database and Design Management”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $37,643.40

 

 

 

#114                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.             NH LOTTERY - Request permission for (2) employees, Helen Flanagan, Lottery Representative II, and Karen Catsoulis-O’Brien, Lottery Representative I, or designee, to travel to Springfield, MA on September 14 – October 2, 2006, to supervise the sales of Instant, Powerball, Pick 3/Pick 4, Tri-State Megabucks, Hot Lotto and Tri-State Triple Play tickets at the Eastern States Exposition. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $2,865.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Helen Flanagan and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $2,565.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Karen Catsoulis-O’Brien. Total Cost: $5,430.00. Source of Funds: 100% Sweepstakes Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

A.            Authorized to award a Library Outreach Grant to The Park Street Foundation, Concord, NH, in the amount of $69,640.00 for the period of Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

B.            Authorized to accept and expend $50,000.00 in federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency to provide start up funds for the new wetlands in-lieu fee mitigation program.  100% Federal Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

C.            Authorized to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,355.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marjorie Yin, Industrial Hygiene Engineer I, in the course entitled “PHP 906 – Public Health Finance & Budgeting.  100% Other Funds

 

 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE AND APPROVED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove item #68- which was tabled at the July 19, 2006 Meeting.

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#68          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the request of the Division of Parks and Recreation to exercise a two-year renewal contract option with Holmes Lewis, Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $50,000.00 for advertising and promotion services for the Conservation License Plate Advisory Committee August 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  (The original contract was approved by G&C on November 16, 2005, item #45).  100% Other Funds

 

 

                               

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned