GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Peterborough Town Offices, Peterborough, NH

September 17, 2008, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea, approved the nonpublic session minutes of August 13, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth, accepted the minutes of September 3, 2008.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 3, 2008 meeting.

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

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the amendment of the minutes of January 30, 2008 G&C to change the terms of David Gruette and Dennis Harney of the Office of Victim/Witness Assistance in the Department of Justice to end January 30, 2011.  The reappointments of these two members should have been for three years from date of appointment pursuant to Department of Justice Rule JUS 604.01.

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CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Board of Accountancy

(Public Member)

Andrea J. Goldberg, Concord                                                                            Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 17, 2013

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Treatment)

Joseph Diament, Newfields                                                                               Effective:  September 20, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 20, 2011

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Prevention)

Valerie Herres, Lancaster                                                                                   Effective:  September 20, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 20, 2011

 

Aviation Users Advisory Board

(Corporate Aviation)

Wallace L. Trolan, Jr., Nashua                                                                          Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  T. William White, Manchester (reached term limit)              Term:  July 25, 2012

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(Public Member)

Robert A. Duhaime, Manchester                                                                      Effective:  September 17, 2008

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2010

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Community Development Organization)

Racheal L. Stuart, Berlin                                                                                    Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Klaas Nihuis, Nashua (resigned)                                               Term:  December 18, 2011

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Pierre O. Caron, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 16, 2011

 

Board of Dental Examiners

(Public Member)

Lynn Joslyn, Rye                                                                                                 Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Vivian J. Desmarias, Manchester (deceased)                         Term:  August 12, 2011

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Sharon Drake, Loudon                                                                                       Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 26, 2010

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Kevin J. Farrell, Bristol                                                                                       Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 26, 2010

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Rockingham County)

James W. Ryan, (r), Northwood                                                                       Effective: September 17, 2008

Succeeding: Stephen J. Nottonson, Derry                                                       Term: June 29, 2013

 

Board of Landscape Architects

Douglas H. Greiner, Salisbury                                                                           Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 23, 2013

 

Milk Sanitation Board

(Milk Plant Licensee)

Nancy Hirshberg, Wolfeboro                                                                            Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Timothy Button, Penacook                                                       Term:  November 1, 2013

 

Board of Nursing

(LNA)

Brenda J. Libby, Sanbornville                                                                           Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Brenda L. Howard, Stoddard                                                    Term:  October 24, 2010

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Thomas J. Brennan, Jr., New London                                                             Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Daniel W. Caron, Melvin Village                                                                      Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Dean S.J. Cascadden, Bristol                                                                            Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Michael Ludwell, Manchester                                                   Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Superintendent)

Michael J. Martin, Contoocook                                                                        Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Michelle Munson, Concord                                                       Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Walter Zanchuk, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Racing and Charitable Gaming Commission

Lynn M. Presby, Freedom                                                                                 Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 17, 2011

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the New Hampshire Police Association

Dean Crombie, Somersworth                                                                            Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2010

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the NEA of New Hampshire

Debra Hackett, Barrington                                                                                Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Joseph G. Morris, Bedford                                                         Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Water Council

(Conservation/Environmental Organization)

Joel M. Harrington, Concord                                                                             Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Barry Lussier, Manchester                                                         Term:  August 24, 2012

 

New Hampshire Water Well Board

(Water Well Contractor)

Peter W. Caswell, Temple                                                                                  Effective:  September 17, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 15, 2011

 

New Hampshire Water Well Board

(Pump Installer)

Stephen R. Smith, Dunbarton                                                                           Effective:  September 17, 2008

Succeeding:  Bart C. Cushing, Gilsum (reached term limit)                         Term:  September 15, 2011

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Council on Aging

(Hillsborough County)

Ally McNair, (i), Bedford                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Violet P. Constant, (i) Concord                                                 Term:  June 24, 2011

 

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee

Peter S. Helm, Contoocook                                                                               Effective:  October 11, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 11, 2011

 

Air Resources Council

(Recreation)

Terry L. Callum, Unity                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Thomas Sutton, Lincoln                                                             Term:  October 24, 2011

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(Technology Sector)

Jeremy Hitchcock, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Board of Court Reporters

(Attorney)

Thomas H. Richards, Sunapee                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 3, 2013

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by Fairpoint

Kevin M. Shea, Derry                                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Jill Healey Wurm, Londonderry                                                Term:  July 8, 2011

 

Board of Professional Geologists

Thomas C. Shevenell, Sandwich                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Paul M. Sanborn, Canterbury (reached term limit)               Term:  October 4, 2013

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Marriage and Family Therapist)

Joan Staigers Haley, New Boston                                                                    Effective:  October 31, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 31, 2011

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Thomas P. Ballestero, Madbury                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Robert A. Weimar, Meredith                                                     Term:  September 30, 2011

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Career School)

Nominated by the Council for Professional Education

Stephen M. Appleby, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  5 years from date of confirmation

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Judith E. Houston, Contoocook                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reapointment                                                                                                      Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Michele L. Munson, Concord                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Daniel McGuire, Epsom                                                             Term:  September 4, 2011

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

(Management)

Carol M. Granfield, Meredith                                                                            Effective:  October 15, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 15, 2014

 

Public Water Access Advisory Board

(Coastal and Marine Interests)

B. David Bryan, Newmarket                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 5, 2011

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of persons of low income)

Lawrence M. Kelly, Berlin                                                                                 Effective:  October 14, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of residents of low income housing)

Otis E. Perry, Dover                                                                                             Effective:  October 14, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2011

 

Telecommunication Planning and Development Advisory Board

(Municipal Government)

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

Robert D. Ciandella, New Castle                                                                      Effective:  October 18, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 18, 2011

 

Deputy Commissioner:  Department of Transportation

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

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

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  4 years from date of confirmation

Salary:  JJ - Step 4 - $99,137

 

Volunteer NH Board of Directors

(Religious Community)

Richard J. Shannon, Manchester                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Valerie Cunningham, Portsmouth                                                                    Effective:  October 20, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Linda Gathright, Nashua                                                                                   Effective:  October 20, 2008

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2011

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Linda M. Landry, Exeter                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Linda Johnson, Manchester (resigned)                                    Term:  October 20, 2009

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Walpole, NH, in the amount of $180,000 to help Andrus Associates LLC, to purchase Welcome Neighbor! U.S.A., a direct mail marketer that distributes promotional coupon packets to recent homebuyers in a region, and performing leasehold improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#2           Authorized to award a grant to Strafford County, Dover, NH, in the amount of $250,000 for the purpose of providing a loan to Agility Manufacturing, Inc., for working capital, leasehold improvements and equipment purchases to support moving from an 8,000 sq ft, sub-standard facility to a 25,000 sq ft space better suited to the company’s needs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3           Authorized to amend a sole source contract between NH Employment Security and Michael P. Conena, East Sandwich, MA, (previously amended by G&C on 9-19-07, item #10A), for mainframe software maintenance and support for ADABAS, NATURAL and PREDICT software at NH Employment Security, by increasing the amount by $133,150 from $200,500 to $333,650, and by extending the end date to December 31, 2010 from September 21, 2008.  100% Other (Agency Class 027) funds:  The Agency Class 027 used by the NH Department of Employment Security to reimburse OIT is 100% federally funded. 

 

#4           Authorized, for the benefit of the Department of Safety, to amend a contract with BearingPoint Inc., Boston, MA (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #10), for IT consulting services, by increasing the amount by $146,965 from $1,958,570 to $2,105,535, and by extending the end date to March 31, 2009 from September 30, 2008.  100% Other (Agency Class 027) funds:  The Agency Class 027 used by the NH Department of Safety to reimburse OIT is 100% Highway funded. 

 

#4A        Authorized to amend lease contract with Gerald Q. Nash, Nashua, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 9-21-05, item #20), for office space currently rented at 49 Donovan Street, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $189,678.36 from $1,896,783.60 to $2,086,461.96, and providing a 6-month hold over agreement.  56.4% General, 43.6% Other (multiple non-general fund sources) Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#5           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Nottingham, NH, in the amount of $18,229 through the Housing and Conservation Planning Program to acquire planning assistance related to future housing growth, land conservation and historic preservation issues.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment to the vendor in the amount of $6,076.  Effective September 17, 2008 through March 17, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Marlow, NH, in the amount of $19,796 through the Housing and Conservation Planning Program to acquire planning assistance related to future housing growth, land conservation and historic preservation issues.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment to the vendor in the amount of $6,598.  Effective September 17, 2008 through March 17, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Seabrook, NH, in the amount of $19,796 through the Housing and Conservation Planning Program to acquire planning assistance related to future housing growth, land conservation and historic preservation issues.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment to the vendor in the amount of $6,598.  Effective September 17, 2008 through March 17, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Salisbury, NH, in the amount of $15,990 through the Housing and Conservation Planning Program to acquire planning assistance related to future housing growth, land conservation and historic preservation issues.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment to the vendor in the amount of $5,330.  Effective September 17, 2008 through March 17, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Acworth, NH, in the amount of $17,189 through the Housing and Conservation Planning Program to acquire planning assistance related to future housing growth, land conservation and historic preservation issues.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment to the vendor in the amount of $6,729.  Effective September 17, 2008 through March 17, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Chichester, NH, in the amount of $9,000 through the Housing and Conservation Planning Program to acquire planning assistance related to future housing growth, land conservation and historic preservation issues.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment to the vendor in the amount of $3,000.  Effective September 17, 2008 through March 17, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#11         Authorized Major Robert C. Courtemanche, Londonderry, 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.

 

#12         Authorized Captain Paulo A. Morales, Brentwood, NH, be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#13         Authorized David R. Mattimore, Hampton, NH, for confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. 

 

#14         Authorized to accept and expend fund in the amount of $1,966.25 from the Fish and Game Department for expenses incurred on January 21 & 22, 2007 Aerial Serial and Rescue support in NH.  100% Transfer (Fish and Game) Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized to exercise a contract renewal with Jay McKenna Cleaning Services LLC, Merrimack, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-17-07, item #16), for the purpose of providing custodial services at the Joint Force Headquarters Building at the State Military Reservation in Concord in the amount of $55,600.  Effective October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#15A      Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $3,164.02 from the Department of Resources and Economic Development for expenses incurred on May 30 & 31, 2008 Fire Fighting mission in NH.  100% Transfer (Fire Training – Revolving) Funds. 

 

#15B      Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $1,000,000 from the National Guard Bureau for the purpose of Joint Family Support Assistance Program for the period of G&C approval through Jun 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a Inter-Agency agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services for this Joint Family Support Assistance Program.  100% Federal Funds.  Effective September 17, 2008 through September 30, 2009.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend Other Funds in the amount of $999,000 awarded by the Adjutant General’s Department for the continuation of this pilot project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond J. Wieczorek with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of the construction, renovation and equipping of certain facilities in connection with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH.

 

#17         Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $701,500,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of October 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $369,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of November 2008.  (3)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $656,500,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of December 2008.  (4)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $459,774,761.09 for the Month of August and recommends the balance of $80,225,238.91 be lapsed.

 

#18         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with KPMB Enterprises LLC for building renovations at four of the National Guard Reservations located throughout the state, for a total price not to exceed $667,500.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $20,000 for unanticipated expense for building renovations, bringing the total to $697,500.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $30,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $727,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#19         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Connie’s Septic Service Inc., Merrimack, NH, for construction of parking and fencing at the State Military Reservation in Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $568,275.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $85,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $653,275.  (3)Further Authorized the amount of $15,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $668,275.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#20         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with James S. Piscopo General Contractor, Inc., Winnisquam, NH, for sanitary sewer storm water drainage systems repairs located at the Lakes Region Corrections Facility, Laconia, NH, for a price not to exceed $188,000.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $35,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $223,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 7, 2008.  100% General (Capital) Funds. 

 

#21         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with KPMB Enterprises LLC, Bow, NH, for chiller replacement at the Hayes Building, for a price not to exceed $453,500.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $70,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $523,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  100% General (Capital) Funds. 

 

#22         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, for providing the Division of Juvenile Justice Services staff with office space located in the newly constructed Goffstown District Court for an amount not to exceed $86,400.48.  Effective December 1, 2008 through November 30, 2013.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

#23         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with KPMB Enterprises LLC, Bow, NH, for design/build sprinkler systems at Department of Safety, and Veteran’s Home, Tilton, for a total price not to exceed $683,000.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $40,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $723,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2009.  74% Highway, 12% Federal, 14% General Funds. 

 

#24         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Federal Construction Corp., Lynnfield, MA, for renovations and addition to Facility Maintenance Shop, Littleton, NH for a total price not to exceed $679,490.  (2)Further Authorized the amount of $25,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $704,490.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24A      Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with DCC Development Corporation, Hampton, NH, providing office and courtroom space for the Hampton District Court, Seabrook, NH, for an amount not to exceed $145,478.46.  97% Transfer from AOC 100% General Funds, 3% Rental Income. 

 

#24B      Authorized Surplus Distribution Section, to amend a contract with Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program of Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item W), providing statewide surplus food distribution for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $90,000 from $344,025 to $434,025, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2008 to December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#24C      Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a six month holdover amendment with the Town of Colebrook, NH, for office and courtroom space in an amount not to exceed $5,976.18.  Effective October 1, 2008 through March 31, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC – rent form other agencies. 

 

#24D      Authorized Bureau of Purchase and Property, Surplus Food to accept and expend Federal Reallocated Administrative Funds in the amount of $126,294 to be used for delivery vehicle purchases.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#25         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, 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 $37,028.33 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#26         Authorized  Division of Arts to award FY 2009 Individual Artist Fellowship Award totaling $10,000 to Clark Knowles, Portsmouth, in the amount of $5,000 and to Jennifer Militello, Goffstown, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval trough June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#27         Authorized Division of the Arts to award FY 2009 Individual Artist Fellowship Award totaling $5,000 to Lawrence Siegel, Westmoreland.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#28         Authorized Division of the Arts to award FY 2009 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards totaling $10,000 to Hillary Weisman Graham, Francestown, in the amount of $5,000, and to Hideaki Miyamura, Kensington, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29         Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the US Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, in the amount of $10,000, to be used for the preparation and execution of a Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation program compliant New England State Foot and Mouth Disease Test Exercise.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized to amend two grants with the University of NH Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH,  (previously approved by G&C on 3-21-07, item #21 and the other on 4-19-06, item #27), for providing assistance with planning and conducting risk management education training programs for farmers in NH, by extending the completion dates to December 31, 2009 .  100% Risk Management (UNH Grant) Funds. 

 

#30A      Authorized Division of Animal Industry to amend item #26 approved by G&C on 7-16-08, by reallocating funds in the amount of $2,300 from class 070 and establishing class 080 for best use of funds for the remaining spending authority.  Effective September 17, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30B      Authorized to retroactively amend a grant with the Town of Alton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #29), for the B&M Railroad Boardwalk project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2008 from June 30, 2008. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#31         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $11,438.57 from the NH Safety Agency for the purpose of hosting a two-day Motor Vehicle Homicide Seminar.  Effective October 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Transfer from another agency (Federal). 

 

#32         Authorized to accept a gift of 2,500 copies of a guidebook (“Guidebook for NH Charitable Nonprofit Organizations”) from Fidelity Investments and the NH Charitable Foundation with an approximate value of $4,000.

 

#33         Authorized to designate Kevin H. O’Neill, as an attorney at a salary of $70,000 effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#34         Authorized to appoint Peter Hinckley as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $75,000 effective October 3, 2008 through October 14, 2009. 

 

#34A      Authorized to accept and expend a $2,000 stipend from Westat Research Corporation, Rockville, MD, for abstracting OCME data regarding deaths related or associated with drugs that will be incorporated into an annual report from the Drug Abuse Warning Network.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                RACING & CHARITABLE GAMING COMMISSION

#34B      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to transfer $67,000 as detailed in letter dated August 19, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved.

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#35         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Anusuya Luckoor, to complete the training of the Insurance Department’s new business administrator and to assist the new business administrator with budget development and other financial processes in the amount of $7,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Insurer Assessment Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#36         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with Geographic Solutions Inc., Palm Harbor, FL, for a new Job Match and Labor Exchange System in the amount not to exceed $650,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#37         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a retroactive contract with Normandeau Trucking Inc., Groveton, NH, for rubbish removal and recycling services at the Northern NH Correctional Facility in Berlin, in the amount of $19,049.  Effective September 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#38         Authorized retroactive emergency repairs in the amount of $3,610 performed on the septic system located at the Hampton North store on Interstate 95.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized retroactive removal of the weathervane on top of the Hampton North retail store on Interstate 95 in the amount of $3,500.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#40         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea, and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, authorized the request to reclassify position #19593 Utility Analyst I, salary grade 24, to Hearings Examiner, salary grade 31.  100% Assessment Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#41         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a payment to NH Campground Owners’ Association, Epsom, NH, in the amount of $5,607 for membership renewal, distribute brochures, advertise via guide and through the web.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Parks Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to pay the retroactive invoices from Dave’s Septic Service Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $3,798.75 for emergency pumping and 12 portable toilet units delivered to Pawtuckaway State Park on July 2, 2008 and 6 portable toilet units delivered to Sunapee State Beach on July 18, 2008.  100% Parks Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#43         Authorized to pay $1,541.92 to the Wildlife Management Institute in support of the regional Northeast Wildlife Teamwork Strategy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#44         Authorized to pay annual dues in the amount of $300 to the Wildlife Management Institute for membership in the Atlantic Flyway Council.  (2)Further Authorized to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $4,626.46 for the 2008 NH assessment of project costs for Atlantic Population Canada Goose Research and Surveys.  (3)Further Authorized to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $7,000 for the 2008 NH assessment of project costs for Eastern Canada Cooperative Waterfall Banding.  (4)Further Authorized to pay the Wildlife Management Institute $1,192.65 for Administrative Fees.  100% Dedicated Game Management Funds. 

 

#45         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Donald L. Stevens, d/b/a Atlantic Aquasport, Rye, NH, to provide SSI Advanced Open Water Scuba training and certification to three new members of the Law Enforcement Division Dive Team, and Advanced Open Water refresher training for eleven members of the Law Enforcement Dive Team.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  60% Other (Search and Rescue), 40% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to accept fee title transfer of six properties from The Nature Conservancy as detailed in letter dated August 21, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to accept the assignment of conservation easement deed for one property from The Nature Conservancy.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#47         Authorized to award a Business United for Water Security Installation grant to the City of Portsmouth, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $4,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Rye, NH, to acquire a conservation easement for a 67 acre land parcel in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to retroactively amend a grant agreement from the US Fish and Wildlife Services (previously approved by G&C on 8-18-04, item #74A), to extend the completion date to September 30, 2008 from September 24, 2005.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pennichuck Water Works Inc., Merrimack, NH, to fund design and permitting activities associated with the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam in the amount of $19,803.56.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Claremont which lowers the Original Loan Agreement used to finance the Wastewater Treatment Facility Project by $115,266.07 from $2,823,000 to $2,707,733.93.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to enter into a contract with National Water Main Cleaning Company Inc., Canton, MA, to complete a video inspection of an outlet pipe at the Deering Reservoir in Deering, NH, at a cost not to exceed $3,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through Decmeber 31, 2008.  100% Capital/General Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized Rebecca McBeath Harvey’s request to construct a tidal docking structure consisting of a permanent pier, leading to a ramp, providing access to a float, providing two full-sized slips on the Back Channel of the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth. 

 

#53         Authorized Scott Chandler’s request to approve a permit to perform work along 147 linear feet of shoreline frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH.

 

#54         Authorized Robert & Mary Schwager’s request to perform work on an average frontage of 663 ft on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

 

#54A      Authorized to accept and expend $80,536 from the Department of Safety, Homeland Security and Emergency Management for stream gaging.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to amend an agreement with the US Geological Survey to add five streamflow gages to the existing Cooperative Stream Gaging Program and increasing the amount of the state’s share of the agreement by $80,500 to $200,500 from $120,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2009.  100% HSEM Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#54B      Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the NH Fish and Game Department for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam located on the Souhegan River in Merrimack.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council in the amount of $75,000 for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam located on the Souhegan River in Merrimack.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2009.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the NH Corporate Wetlands Restoration Partnership for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (4)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the NH Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  (5)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department in the amount of $50,000 for the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam located on the Souhegan River in Merrimack.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  (6)Further Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Pennichuck Water Waters Inc., Merrimack, NH, in the amount of $180,000 to fund the removal of the Merrimack Village Dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through Novmeber 30, 2009.  35% Fish and Game, 65% Private Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management

#55         Authorized to exercise the option to extend the lease agreement with Peak Three Associates, Littleton, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 9-13-06, item #93), in the amount of $450,022.56.  Effective October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2010.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#56         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $17,231 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized Bureau of Laboratory Services, Public Health Laboratories, to enter into a sole source agreement with Waters Technologies Corporation, Milford, MA, to provide repair and maintenance services for a Waters Liquid Chromatograph and Mass Spectrometer in an amount not to exceed $40,174.52.  Effective for twenty-four months upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section, to enter into an agreement with Southern Strafford Community Health Coalition, Dover, NH, to provide Public Health Network services with responsibility to improve the capacity and capability of public health response partners to mount a coordinated response to public health emergencies within a defined region in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in SFY 2009, not to exceed 25% of the agreement amount, for costs for projects within the agreement, which includes the burden of a program coordinator and associated program costs.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  74% Federal, 26% General Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized Office of Minority Health (OMH) to amend a sole source contract with Richard Hunt, Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-07, item #73), to provide consultation, technical assistance and development support services to OMH and to continue coordination of the Waolowzi Native American Youth Health and Wellness Program, by increasing the price limitation by $14,167 from $41,333 to $55,500, and by extending the completion date to August 31, 2009, retroactive to September 1, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to amend an agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-12-06, item #140), to provide expert medical disaster management planning services, by increasing the price limitation by $367,192 from $366,088 to $733,280, and by extending the completion date from August 30, 2008 to August 30, 2010.  Effective retroactive to August 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#61         Authorized to extend a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide support services to NH reserve military families and military members deployed or returning from combat, in an amount not to exceed $700,000.  Effective October 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#62         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, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#63         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, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $78,720.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Partners, Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $41,095.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $70,057.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Center for Life Management, Salem, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $241,391.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to amend an agreement with Helping Hands Outreach Ministries, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-27-07, item #190), to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $10,193.  Effective retroactive to January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#69         Authorized to retroactively pay a membership fee to the Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA, in the amount of $19,000 for annual membership in the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors.  Effective July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#70         Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, to provide overall case management of all cases brought before the juvenile drug court, extending the completion date from March 31, 2008 to June 30, 2008, and adding funding in the amount of $18,750.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70A      Authorized to accept and expend carryover balances from the previous fiscal year from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Congressional Earmark Program in the amount of $90,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#71         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Associated Concrete Coatings Inc., Manchester, NH, to repair the concrete stairs at the Howard Recreation Center, Hugh Gallen State Office Complex, in the amount of $19,194.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Transfer From Other Agency – Behavioral Health). 

 

                                BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#72         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to contract for legal and investigative services with Wadleigh, Starr & Peters, PLLC, Manchester, NH, for fiscal year 2009, with an option to extend the contract for one year upon the same terms and conditions.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#73         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a lease agreement with Granite State Management & Resources, for 192 square feet of office space in Concord, NH, increasing the total by $9,404.16.  Effective October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2012.  80% General, 20% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#74         Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $170,874.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective October 1, 2008 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2009.  25% General, 75% Federal Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized to pay the FY 2009 participation fee for the Health Education Assessment Consortium to the Council of Chief State School Officers in the amount of $15,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, to reclassify position #13104 Account Clerk III, labor grade 9, to Rehabilitation Technician, labor grade 12.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77         Authorized to process mileage, meals and hotel reimbursement payment to Angela Holt for FY 2008 out of state travel in the amount of $299.53 from FY 2009 funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#77A      Authorized to accept, budget and expend additional grant funds received form the US Department fo Education for required state assessments in the amount of $668,884.07.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#78         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the communities as detailed in letter dated August 18, 2008, for a total amount of $106,344.62 for activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Allenstown, NH in the amount of $2,000 for the purpose of providing a FEMA approved updated local multi-hazard mitigation plan.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with the Regional Planning Commissions as detailed in letter dated August 25, 2008, in the amount of $162,000 for the purpose of providing FEMA approved updated local multi-hazard mitigation plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to execute grant agreements with the Regional Planning Commissions as detailed in letter dated August 18, 2008, totaling $120,000 for the purpose of developing local multi-hazard mitigation plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized Division of State Police to accept a donation from Wal-Mart Inc., Wal-Mart’s Neighborhood Community Grant program, in the amount of $2,500 for the purpose of purchasing essential equipment for the State Police Canine Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#82A      Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively pay Trooper Rebecca Eder-Linell, Francestown, NH, for two 4 hour minimum details incurred between May 16, and May 22, 2008 using SFY09 funds for services provided in SFY08 in the amount of $430.76.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Private & Local Funds. 

 

#82B      Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $10,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#82C      Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#83         Authorized to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending August 31, 2008.

 

#84         Authorized to enter into contract agreements with eight Regional Planning Commissions as detailed in letter dated August 18, 2008, for a total of $368,392 for transportation planning activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2009.  97% Federal, 3% Highway Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike LLC, Bedford, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 3-8-07, item #150), for the final design of the reconstruction of the I-89 Exit 20 (NH 12-A) interchange in the City of Lebanon, by increasing the amount by $155,476.67 from $1,004,845.65 to $1,160,322.32, and by extending the end date from October 16, 2008 to March 27, 2009.  90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to amend a contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #488), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $48,000 from $301,541.60 to $349,541.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to pay an amount not to exceed $8,000 to the Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration funds for operating expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to grant a Right of Way across State of NH property, to be known as the Chesterfield Welcome Center, to PJB Real Estate LLC.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#89         Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $184,400 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 14, 2008 through August 27, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#90         Authorized Bureau of Right Way to amend an inter-agency agreement with the Adjutant General’s Department for the purpose of providing additional equipment storage space located at the Stickney Avenue Facility, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $4,166.70 from $48,000 to $52,166.70.  Effective October 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay an amount not to exceed $123,486 to the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, Dover, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus replacement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% General (Capital) Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to amend a contract with the Upper Valley-Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 2-13-08, item #72), for certain transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $41,248 from $345,400 to $386,648.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with PB Americas Inc., Manchester, NH, and Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #135), for the study of improvements to the US 1 Bypass in the City of Portsmouth, by extending the completion date from October 1, 2008 to February 1, 2009.

 

#94         Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with TransCore ITS LLC, New York, NY and Chicago, IL, (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #150), for on-call engineering and technical services for design of Intelligent Transportation System projects for various highways throughout the State, by extending the completion date from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#95         Authorized Bureau of Bridge Maintenance to exercise a contract renewal option with Arstectum Inc., Scarborough, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 9-27-06, item #105C), for inspection and maintenance of bridge cameras and CCTV systems in an amount not to exceed $22,500.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, AIP-74 for the third phase of sand and snow-removal equipment storage building construction, fuel storage replacement, and deicing fluid storage at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $523,527.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  93.75% Federal, 6.25% General Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Manchester, NH, for a runway approach study at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport in the amount of $147,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2012.  93.75% Federal, 6.25% General Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, to construct a general aviation aircraft parking ramp expansion, Taxiway “A” and perimeter road at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $978,924.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Town of Whitefield, NH, for SBG-17-01-2008, construct, mark, light and sign a partial parallel taxiway “A” at the Mount Washington Regional Airport, Whitefield, NH in the amount of $783,677.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2012.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for bridge rehabilitation/widening and safety improvements on the bridge carrying F.E. Everett Turnpike northbound and southbound over Souhegan River in the Town of Merrimack on the basis of a low bid of $13,588,454.21.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $679,422.71 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 24, 2011.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way petition for a public hearing on the replacement of the US Route 3 Bridge over the F.E. Everett Turnpike in the Town of Bedford and associated improvements to US Route 3.

 

#101A    Authorized to provide for retroactive compensation relating to the Collective Bargaining Agreement by using Fiscal Year 2009 funding as detailed in letter dated August 21, 2008.  Effective upon G&C approval.

#102                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,017.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon B. DeAngelis, Business Administrator II, in the course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

B.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $2,575.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the on-line course entitled “Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Phase 2”.

C.         EDUCATION – Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,017.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “Human Development”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $4,609.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 8, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the Tilton Veterans Home, Tilton, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 11:55a.m.