GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                September 13, 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 August 23, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the August 23, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Public Member)

Kathleen N. Taylor, Franconia                                                                           Effective:  September 20, 2006

Succeeding:  Scott Fuller, Manchester                                                             Term:  September 20, 2009

               

Current Use Advisory Board

(Representing assessing official from town with less than 5,000 population)

Normand G. Bernaiche, Acworth                                                                       Effective:  September 13, 2006

Succeeding:  Robert J. Berti, Rumney                                                               Term:  December 23, 2007

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(NH Sheriffs Association)

James D. Linehan, Jr., Danville                                                                          Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 22, 2009

 

Commissioner: Department of Environmental Services – Councilor Burton, and Councilor Wiezorek voted no.

Thomas S. Burack, Hopkinton                                                                           Effective: November 1, 2006

Succeeding: Michael Nolin, Canterbury                                                          Term: July 7, 2010

Salary: KK Maximum $102,365

 

Equalization Standards Board

Nominated by the NH School Board Association

R. Dean Michener, Durham                                                                                Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 10, 2008

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Chief of Municipal Fire Department)

Thomas S. Lambert, North Hampton                                                                Effective:  September 13, 2006

Succeeding:  Richard J. Pauley, Jr., Milford                                                     Term:  July 8, 2010

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

Nominated by the NH Hospital Association

Erin K. Almeda, Nashua                                                                                      Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 19, 2009

 

Lakes Management Advisory Board

(Member of Fish & Game Commission)

Mitch Kalter, Durham                                                                                          Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 22, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Men – Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Pignatelli voted no.

Michael J. Geanoulis, Sr., New Castle                                                               Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 1, 2007

 

State Commission on the Status of Men

Marshall D. Hickok, Meredith                                                                            Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 1, 2007

 

Pharmacy Board – Councilor Griffin voted no.

Kristina Genovese, East Swanzey                                                                     Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 6, 2011

 

Pharmacy Board

Ronald L. Petrin, Bedford                                                                                   Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 6, 2011

 

Director of the Division of Ports and Harbors

Geno J. Marconi, Stratham                                                                                 Effective: September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term: July 1, 2011

 

NH Real Estate Commission

(Broker)

Nancy G. LeRoy, Laconia                                                                                   Effective:  September 15, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 15, 2011

 

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the NH Police Association

Dean Crombie, Somersworth                                                                              Effective:  September 13, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2007

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Board of Conciliation and Arbitration

(Employees)

R. Bruce Gagnon, Chester                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Office of Consumer Advocate: Consumer Advocate

Meredith A. Hatfield, Concord                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  F Anne Ross, Salisbury (resigned)                                           Term:  November 5, 2007

Salary:  FF/maximum $75, 857

 

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council

(Public Member)

Carol R. Droznick, Nashua                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James Brown, Newport                                                                Term:  September 17, 2009

 

Electricians’ Board

(Public Member)

Ronald Anstey, Jr., Manchester                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Joan M. Delorie, Pembroke (reached term limit)                      Term:  August 26, 2011

 

Electricians’ Board

(Public Member)

Deborah A. Pendergast, Gilford                                                                        Effective:  October 28, 2006

Succeeding:  R Peter Chierechetti, Wentworth (reached term limit)            Term:  October 28, 2011

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Sharon Drake, Loudon                                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 26, 2008

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Kevin Farrell, Bristol                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Eleanor H. Amidon, Hancock                                                     Term:  August 26, 2008

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(New Hampshire Federation of Mutual Aid)

Paul A. Szoc, Keene                                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 22, 2009

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

John J. Barthelmes, (i), Hopkinton                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2008

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

John E. Blair, (r), Barnstead                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2009

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Deborah Schachter, (d), Concord                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2007

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

(National Level License)

(Recommended by the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)

Shannon Grundy, Pittsfield                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Julia Barnwell Emley, Concord                                                   Term:  October 10, 2009

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public Member)

Thomas Boulter, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Police Commission (Nashua)

Thomas A. Maffee, (r), Nashua                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 1, 2009

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Christopher L. Wells, Wilmot                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the Nature Conservancy

Mark Zankel, Hopkinton                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Seacoast United Soccer Club for facilities located in Epping, Fremont, and Hampton, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD SEPTEMBER 13, 2006

IN THE BELKNAP MILL, LACONIA, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                At 10:35 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority (“Authority”) for Seacoast United Soccer Club and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that a hearing had been held in Concord that morning and no one had attended. He then briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved .  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR SEACOAST UNITED SOCCER CLUB IN EPPING, FREMONT AND HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were:  the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $3,700,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR SEACOAST UNITED SOCCER CLUB

 IN EPPING, FREMONT AND HAMPTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 

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

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for Seacoast United Soccer Club (the "Borrower"), in Epping, Fremont and Hampton, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $3,700,000 in revenue bonds (the "Bonds") under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the "Act"); and

 

foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

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

 

(a)           Special Findings.

 

(1)           The project to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of: (i) re-financing amounts previously expended in connection with the construction of a complex that includes four full-sized soccer fields on approximately 35 acres of land on Shirkin Road in Epping and Fremont, New Hampshire, including infrastructure improvements such as parking, pathways, rest room facilities and equipment, and also including reimbursement of amounts previously expended therefore by the Borrower, (ii) re-financing the Borrower's facilities located at 31 Winnacunnet Road in Hampton, New Hampshire, and (iii) financing issuance costs, possibly including credit enhancement costs (collectively, the "Facility" or the "Project").  The Facility is within the definition of "Commercial Facility" in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

 

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

 

(b)           General Findings.

 

(1)           The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

 

(2)           The Borrower have the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

 

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

 

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

 

(5)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State’s citizens.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

Passed and Agreed to:  September 13, 2006

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Merrimack, Concord, NH, for the purpose of assisting in the creation of a child care center in the amount of $242,990.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized 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 June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4            Authorized with Councilor Griffin and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a contract with Computer Associates International Inc., Islandia, NY (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #AA), to reflect the name change to CA Inc., Islandia, NY.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with CA, Inc., to include support and maintenance of the proprietary Spectrum utility licenses and software at the OIT data center, by increasing the amount by $59,593 from $1,485,000 to an amount not to exceed $1,544,593.  Effective retroactive to March 1, 2006 through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized to amend a sole source contract with The Library Corporation, WV, for annual software maintenance and support, including phone support, software fixes and patches, and all upgrades for the Department of Health and Human Services at NH Hospital/Division of Community Based Care Services Library System for the Dorothy M. Breene Library, by increasing the amount by $5,911 to $11,541.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6            Authorized to enter into a contract with Petroleum Place Energy Solutions LP, San Antonio, TX, to perform Aerial Imagery & Contour Mapping 2006 to provide data on the NH Army National Guard sites in Concord, Hillsborough, Keene, and Somersworth for updating information on existing sites and environmental assessment  of proposed construction and training activities in the amount of $21,828.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 27, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized Mary L. Hennessey, Hampton, NH, be nominated for promotion 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.

 

#8            Authorized Duane E. Foster, Portsmouth, NH, 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, and professionally qualified.

 

#9            Authorized James P. Ryan, Stratham, 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, and professionally qualified.

 

#10          Authorized to increase the fleet vehicles allocated to the Adjutant General by one vehicle.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, for Moth and Butterfly Identification in the amount of $2,945.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized to enter into a contract with Marshall Miller & Associates Inc., Ashland, VA, for an environmental assessment of proposed site of a new National Guard training facility in Pembroke in the amount of $55,965.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#13          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Bauen Corporation, Meredith, NH, for Sweeney Hall snack bar, patio, and auditorium renovations, NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to a total price not to exceed $1,246,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $54,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.

 

#14          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D.C. Designs, Architects, PLLC, Concord, NH, for professional Architectural services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, for an amount not to exceed  $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#15          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D.L. King & Associates, Nashua, NH, for Low Bid replacement of Heating System with Office Renovations, Hooksett Turnpike Maintenance #825, Hooksett, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $357,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $15,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided.

 

#16          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a one-year extension of lease with the Town of Plaistow, NH, for office and courtroom space on Elm Street, Plaistow, NH, for a cost not to exceed $7,061.60 annually.  Effective January 19, 2007 through January 18, 2008. 

 

#17          Authorized to accept and place on file the agency’s quarterly allotments for the period through June 30, 2006.

 

#18          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with The Louis Berger Group Inc., Manchester, NH, for professional Civil/Structural services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#19          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Plant and Property Management, to amend a contract with Public Communications Services, Los Angeles, CA, (previously approved  by G&C on 12-15-99, amended on 8-9-00, amended on 11-13-02, amended on 8-13-03), for inmate calling services at the Northern NH Correctional Facility.  Effective retroactive to August 23, 2006 through August 22, 2007.

 

#20          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no,  Division of Plant and Property Management to amend a contract with Public Communications Services, Los Angeles, CA, (previously approved  by G&C on 8-23-00, amended on 1-24-01, amended on 8-13-03), for inmate calling and public pay telephone services at the NH State Prison for Men in Concord, the NH State Prison for Women in Goffstown, the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia, and the Youth Development Center in Manchester.  Effective retroactive to August 23, 2006 through August 22, 2007.

 

#21          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Lee F. Carroll Associates, Gorham, NH, for professional Electrical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department in the amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#22          Authorized to contract with Nortech Systems from Barrington, NH, for fire alarm testing and maintenance services at two state facilities for a total not to exceed $43,485.  Effective November 1, 2006 through October 31, 2009. 

 

#23          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for low bid Water Damage Repair of the Brown Building located at the Glencliff Home for Elderly, Benton, NH., for the lump sum price of $535,023.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 13, 2007.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue a check totaling $41.38 to Orton H. Hicks Jr.  100% General Funds. 

 

#25          Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $52,996.76 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26          Authorized Melinda Dupre, Field Audit Team Leader, unclassified position #9U152, be placed to Group DD, step one, ($51, 391).  Effective retroactive to December 12, 2005.  100% General Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized a salary increment of $4,469 to Assistant Commissioner Margaret Fulton, effective November 4, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#28          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Historical Resources to retroactively amend a lease agreement with Exacom Inc., d/b/a HKH Associates, Concord, (previously approved by G&C on 10-14-99, item #21, amended on 7-28-04, item #19), for the lease of a storage facility, by extending the end date from June 30, 2006 to December 30, 2006 and by increasing the amount by $8,200 from $32,800 to $41,000.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#29          Authorized Division of the Arts to award a Community Arts Grant to the City of Portsmouth in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized Division of the Arts to award Friends of the Arts, Plymouth, NH, grants totaling $20,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized Division of the Arts to award two Organizational Support Grants totaling $11,300 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 28, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32          Authorized Division of the Arts to grant FY 2007 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards totaling $30,000 to the artists as detailed in letter dated August 25, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized Division of the Arts to award one year Operating Grants totaling $58,795 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 25, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#34          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive agreement with Screenvision Direct, Rochester, NY, to develop an advertisement that will be seen on movie theater screens in six NH movie theaters for the purpose of promoting the state’s agricultural industry and products during the harvest and holiday shopping seasons in the amount of $5,940.  Effective August 4, 2006 to May 31, 2007.  93.98% General, 6.02% Other Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the amount of $15,800 to be used to provide financial assistance to the State in conducting risk assessments, testing, surveillance, training and education for the Johnes Disease Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#36          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Mr. Robert LaPree, Contoocook, NH, for the preparation of a permanent photography exhibit chronicling the NH National Guard mission in Iraq from January 29, 2005 through February 13, 2005 in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#37          Authorized to enter into a contract with AMEC Earth and Environmental Inc., Plymouth Meeting PA, for environmental services in the amount of $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#37A      Authorized to enter into an agreement with Noresco LLC, Westborough, MA, to implement energy and resource conservation measures throughout various NH National Guard readiness center locations across the state, for a total amount of $1,494,793.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38          Authorized to conduct a daylong pre-conference Child Advocacy Center Summit for the county multidisciplinary child abuse investigative teams, currently scheduled for October 25, 2006, and a two-day advanced conference scheduled for October 26-27, 2006 entitled the Fourteenth Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Both events are to be held at the Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center, Waterville Valley, NH, at a cost not to exceed $79,604.20.  This amount will be paid in part from registration fees, paid by up to 300 attendees.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the two-day advanced training conference above in the amount of $125 from an estimated 300 participants for a total not to exceed $37,500 to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center in an amount not to exceed $67,705.20 for the necessary conference facilities and food services for the daylong pre-conference summit and the two-day advanced training conference above.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2007.   47.1% Other (participant fees), 52.9% Federal Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to amend a federal grant received from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #71), by extending the termination dated from September 30, 2006 to December 31, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a sub-grant with the NH Department of Corrections (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #71), to assist the Department of Corrections in interfacing their computer system with other NH Justice Computer Systems, by extending the termination date from September 30, 2006 to December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to amend a federal grant of the FY 2003 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program (previously approved by G&C on 11-19-03, item #20), by extending the end date from September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further Authorized to amend a sub-grant with Health and Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services (previously approved by G& Con 6-22-05, item #47), for residential substance abuse treatment programming, by extending the end date upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (3) Further Authorized to amend a sub-grant with Belknap County Department of Corrections (previously approved by G& Con 9-21-05, item #53), for residential substance abuse treatment programming, by extending the end date upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (4) Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with Strafford County Department of Corrections for residential substance abuse treatment programming in the amount of $9,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  (5) Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with Strafford County Department of Corrections for residential substance abuse treatment programming in the amount of $9,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 

 

#41          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reappoint Wynn E. Arnold as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective August 31, 2006 through August 31, 2011.

 

#42          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively reappoint N. William Delker as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective August 28, 2006 through August 28, 2011.

 

#43          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Program Innovations, Inc., Gloucester MA, to provide specialized training and technical assistance on the issue of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse and neglect in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#44          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table the request to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Thomson-West, Eagan, MN, for on-line legal research services in the amount of $16,501.20.  Effective August 1, 2006 through July 31, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#45          Authorized to enter into a contract with Reden & Anders to provide research and reporting services in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46          Authorized to retroactively reallocate position #30346 Physician’s Assistant from labor grade 22 to labor grade 27, step 3 with a 20% salary increment enhancement effective July 21, 2006 through June 30, 2007.

 

#47          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Ronald Reinstein, Phoenix, AZ, for the provision of consulting and presentation services in an amount not to exceed $4,745.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Robert McGrath, Middlebury, VT, for the provision of consulting and presentation services in an amount not to exceed $5,718.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized a retroactive Education Tuition Agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, so that Gary Arceci may participate in the course entitled Quantitative and Research Techniques, GM542 between September 2, 2006 and December 6, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,395.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

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

#51          Authorized to enter into a contract with Flexi-Door Corporation d/b/a The Awning Center, Epping, NH, for the sole purpose replacing worn awnings at the following retail store locations: #25 – Coliseum Avenue, Nashua and #69 – 28B Portsmouth Avenue, and Stratham Liquor Stores, for a total price limitation of $4,875.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized to enter into a contract with NH Blacktop Sealers Inc., Auburn, NH, for the sole purpose of parking lot striping at various Liquor Commission locations throughout NH, for a total price limitation of $4,416.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#53          Authorized to accept and place on file the report detailing the activities of the Cannon Mountain Capital Improvement Fund for fiscal year 2006.

 

#54          Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $35,269 from the US Department of Agriculture for the Forest Land Enhancement Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, for portable toilet services at Bear Brook Campground in the amount of $4,500.  Effective July 1, 2006 through October 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#56          WITHDRAWN – The agency withdrew the request of the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Thomas S. McAllister Poured Foundation, Fremont, NH, for construction of a concrete foundation and walls at the Bear Brook State Park Campground in the amount of $23,518.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept the donation of a bench from the Warlop Family, New York, NY, in memory of Jerry Warlop for installation at Franconia Notch State Park.  Estimated value if $4,100.

 

#58          Authorized to accept a donation from Kezar Lake Protective Association, North Sutton, NH, for an opening reception for their fund raiser on August 23, 2006 in the amount of $100.

 

#59          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation from Keene State College Golden Circle Alumni in the amount of $10 for use of electricity at Wadleigh State Park.

 

#60          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation from the Seacoast Science Center, Rye, NH, of a John Deere utility/golf cart valued at $9,013.50 for use by the Odiorne Point staff on the Seacoast.

 

#61          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation from the Fish House Foundation, Lynnfield, MA, of a jet ski trailer and ATV accessories valued at $2,883.63 for use by the lifeguard staff on the Seacoast.

 

#62          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a 1,000 sq ft expansion to an existing state owned facility at Odiorne Point State Park from the Seacoast Science Center Inc., at an estimated value of $1,000,000.

 

#63          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to retroactively pay the invoice as detailed in letter dated September 13, 2006, for emergency septic pumping with Dave’s Septic Service Inc, Bedford, NH, in the amount of $1,440 for septic pumping and disposal at Moose Brook State Park on June 16, 2006.  100% Other Funds.  Sole Source. 

 

#64          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a contract with Silver Technologies Inc., Manchester, NH, for DRED Web Site hosting, redesign and development in the amount of $278,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#65          Authorized to accept and expend $4,000 in National Shooting Sports Foundation funds for a promotional campaign, publications and follow-up research with recent graduates of hunter education to be conducted by the Department.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with Hong Environmental Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide building demolition services at the proposed Water Street Boat Access Facility in Laconia, NH in the amount of $19,650.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Trust for Public Land in the amount of $100,000 for the Webster Farm Project, Franklin, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with John Brown & Sons Inc., to conduct habitat enhancement for the federal, and state endangered Karner blue butterfly at the Concord Municipal Airport in the amount of $3,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#69          Authorized to approve an Original Loan Agreement between the Department of Environmental Services and the Town of Lancaster in the amount of $2,460,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% General Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Newbury in the principal amount of $1,700,000 to finance wastewater system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds.

 

#71          Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the City of Dover totaling $6,748 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement, with the Town of Croydon, NH, for the closure of the Town of Croydon’s Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $49,582.17.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to amend an Original Loan Agreement between DES and Mt. Washington Condominium Association (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #64, amended on 5-18-05, item #48), to finance the upgrade of an existing public water system serving the Mt. Washington Condominium Association in the Town of Jackson subject to conditions as detailed in letter dated August 23, 2006.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively amend a contract with Metcalf and Eddy, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #58), for professional engineering services to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of a regional interceptor system in the seacoast area, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2007 from July 25, 2006.  100% Capital General Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized to award a retroactive Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Bow, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $4,500.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized to pay membership dues to the Coastal States Organization, Washington, DC in the amount of $7,426.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, for the development of subwatershed management plans for the Exeter River Watershed in the amount of $7,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester, NH to complete the Nutts Pond Watershed Improvement Project in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79          Authorized to enter into a contract with Eastern Pipe Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, for remote videotape inspection services of interiors of pipes at ten flood control dams in an amount not to exceed $12,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH to develop and conduct a stormwater education workshop series for municipal officials in the amount of $7,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized to amend a contract with James S. Piscopo General Contractor Inc., Winnisquam, NH, for emergency replacement of approximately 960 linear feet of sewage force main in Gilford, by increasing the amount by $$120,000 from $428,840 to $548,840.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized DES to establish an contingency amount of $54,900 to cover unforeseen work that may occur during construction of the force main including response to pipe failure.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to accept and expend $2,784.41 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for a program to reduce heavy-duty diesel vehicle emissions at truck stops in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to reclassify position #42223, Air Pollution Control Engineer III, labor grade 24, from the Permitting and Environmental Health Bureau to an Administrator III, labor grade 31.

 

#84          Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Winnstock Condominium Association to finance the upgrade of an existing public water system serving the Winnstock Condominium Association in the Town of Gilford in the amount of $250,000.  100% Other Funds. 

 

 

#85          Authorized Alfred & Marjolaine E Mitchells request to permanently remove two existing seasonal docks and construct piling piers connected by a walkway in a “W” configuration accessed by a piling supported walkway, install three 3 piling ice clusters, install two tie off piles adjacent to the northern and southern slips, install two seasonal canopies over the center two slips, and install two seasonal PWC lifts on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia. 

 

#86          Authorized Messmore Family Interests Limited Partnership’s request to construct two pilings piers connected by a permanent walkway in a “U” configuration accessed by a walkway over the bank and install two, 3 piling ice clusters on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton Bay.

 

#87          Authorized Debra Bergeron Revocable Trust’s request to modify an existing tidal docking structure by reducing a section of the existing permanent pier; replace existing deteriorated L-shaped ramp/floats with a ramp to a float attached in a L-shape to the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

#88          Authorized Michael & Robin Patenaude’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float providing one slip on property located on the Cocheco River in Dover.

 

#89          Authorized Janet Butler’s request to reconstruct a deteriorated permanent pier to a ramp to a float on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

 

#90          Authorized David T. Della Penta’s request to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float, providing 2 slips on property locate don the Cocheco River in Dover.

 

#90A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively enter into an agreement with Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, to purchase property insurance in the amount of $119,780.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2009.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Glencliff Home for Elderly

#91          Authorized to accept monetary donations for the time period of April 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006 in the amount of $80.

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#92          Authorized to reimburse Valerie King the amount of $89 from current year funds for in-state travel related expenses incurred in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#93          Authorized to extend the lease agreement with Peak Three Associates, Littleton, NH, in the amount of $450,022.56.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through twenty-four months thereafter on September 30, 2008.  41% Federal, 59% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home for the Elderly

#94          Authorized to reclassify position #40338 Program Specialist III, salary grade 23 to the level of Registered Nurse III, salary grade 23, position #12170 Statistical Assistant, salary grade 14 to the level of Nursing Assistant III, salary grade 14, position #12379 Payroll Officer, salary grade 14 to the level of Nursing Assistant III, salary grade 14, and position #41023 Security Officer, salary grade 12 to the level of Nursing Assistant III, salary grade 14.

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#95          Authorized to reclassify position #41037 Family Services Specialist I, salary grade 15 to the level of Supervisor II, salary grade 21.

 

#96          Authorized to reimburse Ann Marie Ring, Family Service Specialist, from state fiscal year 2007 appropriations, $52.51 for travel expenses incurred on May 30, 2006, which should have been paid from SFY 2006 funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#97          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Alcohols and Other Drug Treatment Section to retroactively amend a agreement with the City of Manchester, Office of Youth Services, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #121), to provide substance abuse treatment and prevention services, by increasing the amount by $40,000 from $40,000 to $80,000.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to distribute funds to towns, cities and mosquito control districts to supplement resources for local mosquito control activities in the state amount of $158,625.  (2)Further Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to spend $60,000 for the purposes of funding mosquito surveillance activities. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized to reimburse Robert Brodeur from current year funds for in-state travel expenses incurred on 5/4, 5/9, 5/10, 5/11, and 5/12/06 in the amount of $201.48 while in the performance of official state business during the last fiscal year.

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Department Section to grant the public health emergency preparedness funds, as detailed in letter dated August 6, 2006, to the associated All Hazards Regions fiscal agents in the amount of $47,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Section, Comprehensive Cancer Control Program to enter into agreement with Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC to provide the Evaluation Design of the NH Cancer Control Plan in an amount not to exceed $49,889.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 29, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#102        Authorized to award two child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $4,000 per recipient from licensed child care centers for a total of $8,000.  Effective September 13, 2006 or upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#103        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,206.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,747.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $129,707.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $37,593.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $37,796.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $714,780.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $86,390.  Effective retroactive to April 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Open Arms Outreach Inc., Laconia, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $20,000.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NH VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#111        Authorized to enter into a contract with Power Products Systems LLC, Wakefield, MA, for generator preventative maintenance and service with a price limitation of $34,277.03.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  34% Federal, 41% Other, 25% General Funds. 

 

#112        Authorized to reclassify position #42636, Maintenance Mechanic II, labor grade 12, to an Electrician Supervisor II, labor grade 17.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#113        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively pay the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC $27,923 for FY 2007 dues.  100% General Funds. 

 

#114        Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively pay the Education Commission of the States $58,200 for the annual State Assessment for FY 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#115        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Emergency Battery Maintenance Inc., Concord, NH, for the purpose of emergency lighting maintenance in the amount of $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  71% Other, 29% General Funds. 

 

#116        Authorized to retroactively pay membership dues to NH College & University Council, Concord, NH, in the amount of $23,613.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  45% General, 55% Other Funds. 

 

#117        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and with Councilor Burton voting no, voted to table the request of NHCTC – Laconia to enter into an agreement with John’s Kitchen Refacing, Laconia, NH, for the purpose of renovating a nursing classroom in the amount of $19,704.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2006.  42% General, 58% Other Funds. 

 

#118        Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northeast Door Corporation, Concord, NH, for the purpose of providing door and lock repair services in the amount of $36,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  23% General, 77% Other Funds. 

 

#119        Authorized NHCTC – Manchester to amend a sole source contract with JaniTech Inc., Lawrence, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #155), for janitorial services, by increasing the amount by $13,871 to $92,555.  53% Other, 47% General Funds. 

 

                                CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#120        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with H.B. Stubbs Inc., Warren, MI, to design and fabricate exhibits for the Alan Shepard Discovery Center, in an amount not to exceed $1,260,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment in the amount of $126,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#121        Authorized to enter into a contract with New England Scaffolding Inc., Brockton, MA to provide and erect scaffolding that will enable painters to repaint the Planetarium theater’s 40-foot dome in an amount not to exceed $6,274.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

#122        Authorized to enter into a contract with SkySkan, Nashua, NH, to vacuum, clean and repaint the Planetarium theater’s 40-foot dome with non-bridging paint in an amount not to exceed $7,995.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#123        Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Shiloh Trail Inc., Bowie, MD, to provide instruction in five-day sessions of Sex Crimes Investigation and Crime Scene Processing; two-day sessions of Property and Evidence Management, Contemporary Gangs in the US and Improving Professional Performance; and a one-day session of Legal Issues in Law Enforcement at a cost of $34,324.72.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#124        Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Organizational Resilience International of Concord, NH, to provide instruction in a session of Personal (and Personnel) Impact Disaster Planning at a cost of $9,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#125        Authorized to enter into a service agreement with University of North Florida Training and Service Institute Inc., d/b/a Institute of Police Technology and Management, Jacksonville, FL, to provide instruction in sessions of Advanced Techniques for Unresolved Death Investigations, Hostage Negotiations, At-Scene Traffic Crash Investigation, Traffic Crash Reconstruction, First Line Police Supervision and two sessions of Field Training Officer at a cost of $76,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#126        Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Crawford Polygraph Services of Center Harbor, NH, to provide instruction in a three-week session of Detective Training, and two, five-day sessions of Interview and Interrogation at a cost of $17,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#127        Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Richard Ayres of Fredericksburg, VA, to provide instruction in a three-day session of Law Enforcement Leadership and a two-day session of To Lead, To Learn, To Leave a Legacy at a cost of $9,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#128        Authorized Division of State Police to amend a grant received from the Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #132, amended on 3-9-05, item #79A), called “Operation Street Sweeper” for partnering with local law enforcement to address gang and drug related problems by extending the end date from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#129        Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Neopost, New England Executive Park, Burlington, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06), for the rental and maintenance of mailing equipment by increasing the contract by $2,605 from $7,119.13 to $9,724.13.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#130        Authorized Division of Fire Standards, Training & Emergency Medical Services to pay $496.47 from State Fiscal Year 2007 funds to Bot-L-Gas Inc., Nashua, NH, for propane gas used as part of a training exercise on April 13, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Fire & EMS Funds. 

 

#131        Authorized to retroactively reimburse the individuals, as detailed in letter dated August 22, 2006, for costs incurred prior to June 1, 2006 out of State Fiscal Year 2007 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#132        Authorized Division of State Police to pay $6,500 to the SEARCH Group Inc., Sacramento, CA, for annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#133        Authorized a grant agreement between the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the sub-grantees, as detailed in letter dated August 24, 2006, for $100,000 for recovery activities associated with the May 2006 floods.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007. 

 

#134        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source agreement with Cecil V. Martinette, Hanover, VA, to provide instructional services at the Fire Academy in the amount of $4,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#135        Authorized Division of State Police to amend a grant received from the US Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #124, amend on 6-7-06, item #191&#200),entitled “Forensic Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program FY 2004 by realigning the grant funds, as detailed in letter dated August 23, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#136        Authorized Division of Safety Services to retroactively pay $333.75 to Bill Bernard, Electricians Board, for reimbursement of a one-day workshop for Electric Sign designing on May 24, 2006 in Manchester, NH.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#137        Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an $8,897 agreement with North Country Health Consortium of Littleton, NH, to provide training in CPR, including the use of defibrillators in the North Country.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#137A    Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $34,579.11 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency, for the purpose of the collection and reporting of fatal accident information in the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#138        Authorized to accept and place on file the Equipment Acquisition Plan Status report for the period ending July 31, 2006.

 

#139        Authorized to sell to Michael Morabito, West Rindge Basket Company, a parcel of land 4600 square feet in size in Rindge for $3,000 and a one-time administrative fee of $1,100.

 

#140        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Parsons Transportation Group of Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03, item #179), for additional final design for the Conway Bypass project in the Towns of Madison, Conway and Bartlett, by increasing the amount by $328,818 from $4,321,171 to $4,650,535, and by extending the completion date from December 14, 2006 to December 31, 2007.

 

#141        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into a Municipal Agreement with the Town of Peterborough, NH, to construct a section of a multi-use recreational trail that was requested by the Town to be included in the Department’s project for the reconstruction of US 202 in the Town of Peterborough.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2006.

 

#142        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-5-03, item #154), for transportation needs along the I-93 corridor in the Town of Bow and City of Concord, by retroactively extending the end date from August 4, 2006 to April 2, 2007.

 

#143        Authorized to reclassify the position #’s 17206, 20353, 21452, 21454, and 21463 Bituminous/Concrete Plant Inspector II, labor grade 16 to Engineering Technician IV, labor grade 19 and position #’s 19833, 21450, 21451, 21453, and 21589 Bituminous/Concrete Plant Inspector I, labor grade 13 to Engineering Technician III, labor grade 16.

 

#144        Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH, for chainsaw usage and safety training for an amount not to exceed $17,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#145        Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a contract with Newport Hospital, Newport, RI, for the purpose of providing drug and alcohol testing services totaling $92,085.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional three-year period upon G&C approval.  85% Highway, 15% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#146        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell 2.14 acres of surplus State owned property to the Windham Cooperative Kindergarten.  This transfer is proposed as part of the right-of-way negotiations for the Salem-Manchester, 10418-C project.

 

#147        Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $3,029,523.02 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amount greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 2, 2006 through August 24, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#148        Authorized Bureau of Right Way to sell a .09 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Whitefield to Robert Stiles Revocable Trust, Robert Stiles and Lois Stiles, Trustees for $20,754 and also quitclaim a portion of the Old NH Route 116 Highway Easement to Robert Stiles Revocable Trust where it abuts other land of said Robert Stiles Revocable Trust.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#149        Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to amend an agreement with The Louis Berger Group, Incorporated, Manchester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 2-7-01, item #181), for additional preliminary design for replacement of the bridges carrying NH Route 119 over the Connecticut River between Hinsdale, NH and Brattleboro, VT, by increasing the amount by $56,892.62 from $524,722.34 to $581,614.96, and by extending the complete date from September 29, 2006 to June 30, 2008.

 

#150        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with S.U.R Construction Inc., Rochester, NH (previously approved by G&C on 5-18-05, item #95), for additional work associated with the interim safety improvement within the Spaulding Turnpike, Exit 4 interchange in Newington, by increasing the amount by $398,000 from $4,280,000.01 to $4,678,000.01, and by extending the completion date from July 21, 2006 to October 27, 2006.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#151        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 4-19-06, item #118B), for roadway resurfacing of 9.5 miles of the Central Turnpike in Nashua, Merrimack, and Hooksett, by increasing the amount by $80,000 from $1,838,135 to $1,918,135, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2006 to September 29, 2006.  100% State Highway Funds. 

 

#152        Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #223), for pavement rehabilitation and bridge work along Route 9 in Sullivan and Stoddard, by increasing the amount by $335,000 from $2,247,807.25 to $2,582,807.25.  80% Federal, 20% State Highway Funds. 

 

#153        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin voted to table the request of the Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #224), for pavement rehabilitation and roadway work along NH Route 125 in the Towns of Epping, Lee and Stratham, by increasing the amount by $210,000 from $2,624,075 to $2,834,075.  68.9% Federal, 31.1% State Highway Funds. 

 

#154        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Clough Harbour & Associates, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-21-01, item #323), for additional final design for the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike from Exit 11 to Exit 16 in the City of Rochester, by increasing the amount by $159,060.15 from $6,505,596.80 to $6,664,656.95, and by extending the completion date from August 27, 2006 to August 27, 2008.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#155        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to release any rights the State may have in a 0.32 acre parcel of land in Colebrook.

 

#156        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin voted to table the request of the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-33 airport noise program project to sound insulate residences in the vicinity of the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $832,800.  Effective upon G&C approval.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#157        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Nashua Airport Authority, for AIP-27 to purchase snow removal equipment in the amount of $263,250.  Effective upon G&C approval.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#158        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Laconia Airport, for AIP-16 to reconstruct, mark and light Runway 8-26; construct, mark and light declared distance runway portion; construct runway safety area; and construct, mark and light a parallel taxiway in the amount of $7,935,901.  Effective upon G&C approval.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#159        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for pavement widening and reconstruction over a four mile segment of NH 11 beginning in the City of Claremont and ending in the Town of Newport including the replacement of the Ram Brook Bridge on the basis of a low bid of $12,133,272.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 5, 2008.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#160        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into a sole source agreement with the Audubon Society of NH, to be used for the research, field work and report writing for the US Route 2 & NH Route 115 Wildlife Crossing Investigation in the Towns of Jefferson and Randolph for $15,017.10.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 

 

#161        Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Victor Virgin Construction Corp., West Franklin, NH, for embankment stabilization and drainage work on NH Route 16 (Spaulding Turnpike) on the basis of a low bid of $344,315.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 20, 2006.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#162                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.            ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,822.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie Hamilton, Risk Manager, in the courses entitled “Legal Issues in Health Care” and “Capstone Project I”.

B.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Evaluation of Educational Software”.

C.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Emerging Technologies”.

D.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Authoring with HTML”.

E.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Educational Leadership and Technology”.

F.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Assessment and Technology”.

G.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled “Technology and Special Needs”.

H.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin University, Columbus, OH, the sum of $1,020.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Fall, Program Assistant, in the on-line course entitled “Global Cultures”.

I.              COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin University, Columbus, OH, the sum of $1,020.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Fall, Program Assistant, in the on-line course entitled “Strategies for Motivation”.

J.             COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin University, Columbus, OH, the sum of $510.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Fall, Program Assistant, in the on-line course entitled “Virtual Communication Strategies”.

K.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay California State University, Hayward, CA, the sum of $505.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Megan Wilson, Teacher Assistant, in the on-line course entitled “Designing Curriculum for Online Instructions”.

L.            COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay California State University, Hayward, CA, the sum of $995.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Megan Wilson, in the on-line course entitled “Technology Tools for Online Instruction”.

M.           EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $2,220.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Graduate Project IV” and “Human Service Delivery Systems”.

N.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $2,220.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Graduate Project IV” and “Human Service Delivery Systems”.

O.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, School of Human Services, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melvin LaClair, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the partially on-line course entitled “Rehabilitation Counseling: Theories and Techniques”.

P.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “Issues in Women’s Health”.

Q.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $832.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “Introduction to Anthropology”.

R.            EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $1,947.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Warner, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Transformation through the Arts”.

S.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Introduction to Political Science”.

T.            ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Introduction to Psychology”.

U.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Boston University, Tyngsboro, MA, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shannon Guilfoyle, Child Protective Services Worker II, in the courses entitled “Social Welfare Policy I” and “Social Welfare Policy II”.

V.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,220.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jannery Lara, Secretary II, in the courses entitled “Project IV” and “Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services I”.

W.           HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $857.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa A. Merrill, Family Service Specialist II, in the course entitled “Behavior in Organizations”.

X.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joy Tyrrell, Family Services Specialist, in the courses entitled “Introduction to Social Work” and “Reason and Romanticism”.

Y.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $745.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeanne Benjamin, RN, Medical Service Consultant I, in the course entitled “Social Psychology”.

Z.            HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Daniels, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled “Group Counseling Skills”.

AA.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,332.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Daniels, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled “Family Counseling”.

BB.         INSURANCE - Request permission to pay the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $774.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Wenners, Program Assistant, in the distance education course entitled “Introduction to Humanities II: Baroque through Modern”.

CC.         NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay St. Joseph’s College of Maine, Windham, ME, the sum of $975.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Winnona Vachon, Administrator, in the internet course entitled “Quality Management and Performance Improvement”.

DD.         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 Administration” and “Public Health Economics”.

EE.          TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $416.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ronald Crickard, District Environmental Coordinator, in the course entitled “Interpersonal Communication”.

FF.          TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Rochester, NH, the sum of $416.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Dow, Account Clerk III, in the course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

 

Requested Tuition Total :  $40,236.50

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

A.            Authorized of donation from AIM, Inc. for travel expenses in the amount of $1,500.00 for Commissioner Van McLeod to travel to Salzburg, Austria, from September 20-25, 2006 to attend the UCI Road World Championships.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

B.            Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $46,300.00 for the purpose of providing financial support to regional organizations working on issues related to air quality, effective upon Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other funds

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

C.            Authorized to enter into a sole source Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire Office of Sponsored Research in the amount of $27,000.00 to perform research that examines the economic impact on NH of a State Renewable Portfolio Standard, effective upon Governor and Council approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Other Funds

 

 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

                                Division of Family Assistance

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to remove item #59 - which was tabled at the August 9, 2006 Meeting.

 

After discussion Councilor Spaulding made a motion, seconded by Councilor Griffin to table item #59, with Councilor Burton, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli voting no – this motion failed.

 

On motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, and with Councilor Griffin voting no, The Governor and Council voted to approve 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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned