GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Spaulding Youth Center, Tilton, New Hampshire

September 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Reverend Carol Shaw-Asher offered the prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance was let by the Students of the Spaulding Youth Center.

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu, accepted the minutes of August 22, 2012.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the August 22, 2012 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

(General public)

Robert L. Mallet, Jr., Keene                                                                               Effective: September 19, 2012

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Community Development Organization)

Racheal L. Stuart, Berlin                                                                                    Effective: September 19, 2012

 

Judicial Council

(Lay person)

Richard F. Winters, Hanover                                                                             Effective: September 19, 2012

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(represents interests of low-income housing)

Otis E. Perry, Dover                                                                                             Effective: September 19, 2012

 

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board

(Public member)

Julie A. Introcaso, Manchester                                                                         Effective: September 19, 2012

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board - RSA:  170-G:6

(Carroll County)

Christine MacDonald, Ossipee                                                                          Effective:  September 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  May 8, 2014

 

Board of Court Reporters - RSA:  310-A:163

Camille M. Palladino-Duffy, Somersworth                                                    Effective:  October 3, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  October 3, 2017

 

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council - RSA:  189:59

(Public Member)

George A. Cushing, Milton                                                                                 Effective:  October 8, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  October 8, 2015

 

Department of Education - RSA:  21-N

(at-large)

Gary Groleau, Laconia                                                                                       Effective:  September 19, 2012

Succeeding:  Fredrick J. Bramante, Durham                                                  Expiration:  January 31, 2015

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee - RSA:  21-G:29

(Nominated by the Secretary of State)

Dale S. Kuehne, Manchester                                                                             Effective:  September 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  June 30, 2015

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - RSA:  326-I

Nominated by the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Paula Collins, Pembroke                                                                                    Effective:  October 10, 2012

Succeeding:  Maureen D. Lundergan, Raymond                                          Expiration:  October 10, 2015

 

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - RSA:  326-I

(Recommended by the NH RID)

Nominated by the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Jodi H. Lefort, Manchester                                                                                Effective:  October 10, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  October 10, 2015

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee - RSA:  12-A

(Skiing)

Kathleen Bennett, Madison                                                                              Effective:  September 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  July 13, 2015

 

Railroad Appeals Board - RSA:  21-L:16

(Expert on Railroad Matters)

Wayne M. Gagne, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  September 19, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  May 7, 2014

 

Site Selection Committee - RSA:  482-A

Nominated by the NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists

Nancy B. Rendall, Gilmanton                                                                           Effective:  October 11, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Expiration:  October 11, 2015

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board - RSA: 425:22

(Food retailing industry)

Andrew M. Harris, Marlborough                                                                      Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: David S. Floyd, Conway (term limited)                                    Term: June 19, 2016

 

Agricultural Advisory Board - RSA: 425:22

(Hillsborough County)

Roger F. Noonan, New Boston                                                                         Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Matthew R. LeClair, Mason (term limited)                              Term: June 19, 2016

 

Agricultural Advisory Board - RSA: 425:22

(Sullivan County)

Sarah M. Sprague, Plainfield                                                                             Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Robert N. Beaudry, Charlestown (term limited)                     Term: January 31, 2017

 

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee - RSA: 432

Jane A. Presby, Concord                                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Ruth I. Clough, Elkins                                                                  Term: October 10, 2015

 

State Council on the Arts - RSA: 19-A

Emile Birch, Canaan                                                                                          Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Dorothy J. Yanish, Peterborough                                               Term: November 23, 2016

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners - RSA: 316-A

Sofia Haffenreffer, North Hampton                                                               Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: John D. Boyden, II, Bedford (term limited)                             Term: August 24, 2017

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees - RSA: 188-F

(Business & Industry)

Alison Stebbins, Portsmouth                                                                             Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Ronald J. Rioux, Exeter (resigned)                                            Term: June 30, 2015

 

Community Development Finance Authority - RSA: 162-L

(Community Development Organization)

Christine Walker, Warner                                                                                   Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Racheal L. Stuart, Berlin (resigned)                                           Term: December 18, 2016

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission - RSA: 227-E

(Forest Products/ Timberland Owners)

Nominated by the Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

Brendan Prusik, Colebrook                                                                               Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: February 10, 2014

 

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission - RSA: 227-E

(Public member)

Nominated by the Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission

Mary Edgerton Sloat, Hanover                                                                        Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: William E. Roberts, Hinsdale                                                      Term: February 10, 2015

 

Commissioner of the Department of Employment Security – RSA: 282:9

George N. Copadis, Manchester                                                                       Effective: Upon Confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: April 1, 2014

Salary: Grade II; maximum $104,364

 

Family Mediator Certification Board - RSA: 328-C

Nominated by the NH Conflict Resolution Assoc.

Candace F. Dochstader, Hollis                                                                         Effective: November 4, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: November 4, 2015

 

Health Exchange Advisory Committee - RSA: 420-N

(rep. employer)

Nancy Clark, Intervale                                                                                       Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 3 years from confirmation

 

Health Exchange Advisory Committee - RSA: 420-N

(rep. individual coverage)

Russell B. Grazier, Jr., Portsmouth                                                                   Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 3 years from confirmation

 

Health Exchange Advisory Committee - RSA: 420-N

(rep. navigators)

Lisa M. Morris, Gilford                                                                                       Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 2 years from confirmation

 

Division of Higher Education  - RSA: 21-N:8-a

(Lay public)

James M. Fitzgerald, Laconia                                                                           Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: June 30, 2017

 

Division of Higher Education  - RSA: 21-N:8-a

(Rep. Dartmouth College)

Nominated by the NH College and University Council

Lindsay J. Whaley, Lebanon                                                                            Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: June 30, 2017

 

Judicial Council - RSA: 494

(Attorney)

Ellen Gordon, Intervale                                                                                      Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: Wendy Roberts, Whitefield                                                         Term: October 18, 2013

 

Chief Medical Examiner at the Department of Justice - RSA: 4:1

Nominated by the Attorney General

Thomas A. Andrew, MD, Contoocook                                                           Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: August 20, 2017

Salary: QQ $144,289

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

(Dealer/ retailer)

Nominated by the NH Manufactured Housing Assoc.

James L. Baird, Claremont                                                                                Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 2 years from confirmation

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

 (Fire Chief)

Nominated by the NH Assoc. of Fire Chiefs

Kevin J. Breen, Salem                                                                                        Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 1 year from confirmation

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

(Owner/ Operator more than 100 lots)

Nominated by the NH Manufactured Housing Assoc.

Kenneth R. Burgess, Hooksett                                                                          Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 2 years from confirmation

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

(Engineer)

Nominated by the Board of Professional Engineers

Fred Emanuel, Stratham                                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 1 year from confirmation

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

(Owner/ Operator 100 or fewer lots)

Nominated by the NH Manufactured Housing Assoc.

Gary Francoeur, Hudson                                                                                   Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 3 years from confirmation

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

(Building code official)

Nominated by the NH Building Officials Assoc.

Wayne H. Moore, Epsom                                                                                  Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 2 years from confirmation

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

(Owner/ Operator 100 or fewer lots)

Nominated by the NH Manufactured Housing Assoc.

Linda J. Rogers, Exeter                                                                                       Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 1 year from confirmation

 

Installation Standards Board - RSA: 205-D:2

(Installer)

Nominated by the NH Manufactured Housing Assoc.

Craig Therrien, Wolfeboro                                                                                 Effective: Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: 3 years from confirmation

 

Board of Mental Health Practice - RSA: 330-A:3, II

(Public member)

Jane Power Kilcoyne, Portsmouth                                                                   Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: September 27, 2015

 

Nashua Police Commission – RSA: 105-C:2, II

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

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: September 1, 2015

 

Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Transportation - RSA: 21-L:5-a

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Michael P. Pillsbury, Henniker                                                                          Effective: October 8, 2012

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: October 8, 2016

Salary: JJ; step 4 $104,589

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation - RSA: 282-A:128

(Employees)

Mark S. MacKenzie, Manchester                                                                    Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: March 26, 2015

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors - RSA: 19-H

Patricia Morris, Center Barnstead                                                                    Effective: October 7, 2012

Succeeding: Ralph Littlefield, North Hampton                                             Term: October 7, 2015

 

Site Selection Committee - RSA: 482-A

Nominated by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Christopher L. Wells, Wilmot                                                                            Effective: Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term: September 27, 2015

 

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

A.      Authorized to accept donations of an overseeder for lawn care and brick engraving in the amount of $2,211 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

B.      Authorized to accept a donation from the US Census Bureau in the form of payment for travel-related expenses for an NHES employee to attend a Local Employment Dynamics Partnership Steering Committee meeting in Arlington, VA.  The estimated value of the donation is $1,700.

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

C.      Authorized the Division of State Police to accept the donation of two large storage containers with a value of approximately $2,000 from the Defense Logistics Agency.

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

D.      Authorized to accept a donation of lumber and hardware from Seacoast Mills Inc., Brentwood, NH, valued at $2,614.94 for a covered shooting pavilion at Barry Conservation Camp.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Glencliff Home

E.       Authorized to accept monetary donations for the period of July 1, 2012 through August 17, 2012 with a value totaling $225, to deposit into the Patient’s Welfare Fund.

 

 

#2           CONSENT CALENDAR - TRAVEL:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

A.      Authorized two Troopers to travel over 300 miles one way in a State Police issued unmarked state vehicle, rather than by air, to attend the 12th Annual Pennsylvania State Reconstruction Seminar, in State College, PA, during the period of September 24-27, 2012, in the amount of $1,457.50.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#3           The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor St. Hilaire – yes, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Wheeler – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation for a project located in Raymond, NH.  Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2012

SPAULDING YOUTH CENTER, TILTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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                At approximately 11:10 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation to finance a line of credit for expansion and retention of businesses and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan.  The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wieczorek introduced a resolution entitled:  "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7  FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO ROCKINGHAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Sununu.  There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor St. Hilaire, Councilor Sununu, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler;  those abstaining were Councilor (s):  None; and those voting against were:  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO ROCKINGHAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $300,000 to partially finance the construction of a 5,000 square foot Business Development Center in Raymond, New Hampshire (the "Loan");

 

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to authorize and approve the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

 

                WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; and

 

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

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

 

                1.             Findings and Determination.  On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

                a.             Special Findings.

 

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

 

                b.             General Findings.

 

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

 

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

 

(iii)          The Loan that the Authority has proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

                Passed and agreed to September 19, 2012.

 

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Gorham, NH, for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Plymouth, NH, to conduct a study of the infrastructure systems located in the Whip-O-Will Cooperative manufactured housing park in Plymouth, NH, in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  10% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#6           The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request a contract renewal option with Deep River LLC/dba Deep River Traffic Records Management, Old Saybrook, CT (originally approved by G&C on 4-13-11, item #9), to manage and administer the Section 408 Traffic Records Program, by increasing the amount from $75,000 to $180,588, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#7           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,163,453.  (2)Further authorized to advance $314,677.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $4,994,232.  (2)Further authorized to advance $498,211.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $13,922,291.  (2)Further authorized to advance $1,395,679.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $5,902,623.  (2)Further authorized to advance $588,750.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,576,903.  (2)Further authorized to advance $355,122.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the NH Weatherization Assistance Program, in the amount of $109,600.  (2)Further authorized to advance $19,728.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, for the NH Weatherization Assistance Program, in the amount of $48,600.  (2)Further authorized to advance $8,749.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the NH Weatherization Assistance Program, in the amount of $188,500.  (2)Further authorized to advance $33,929.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the NH Weatherization Assistance Program, in the amount of $67,550.  (2)Further authorized to advance $12,159.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the NH Weatherization Assistance Program, in the amount of $85,750.  (2)Further authorized to advance $15,435.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#17         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to exercise a sole source contract extension with International Business Machines, Pittsburgh, PA (originally approved by G&C on 6-6-06), to provide Business Recovery Services for the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Support Services and the Division of Family Assistance, by increasing the amount by $141,540 from $535,042 to $676,582, and by extending the completion date from September 20, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds: the agency class 27 funds used by DHHS to reimburse DoIT for this service is of 42% Federal, 58% General Funds. 

 

                                ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS

#17A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request of the judicial branch $500,000 of additional funding for the fiscal year that ends June 30, 2013, from funds not otherwise appropriated.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized nomination of Lieutenant Colonel Scott R. Manahan, Westerville, OH, of the Ohio Army National Guard, for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and promotion to Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for these grades, having been found to be physically, mentally and professionally qualified.

 

#19         Authorized nomination of Peter J. Degnan, Exeter, NH, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#20         Authorized nomination of Captain Scott M. Treadwell, Dover, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#21         Authorized to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $2,602,600 between Army Guard Facilities and Deployment Cycle Support PGM, of the appropriation warrant for fiscal year 2013, to compensation for expected shortfalls and to adjust the budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

 

#22         Authorized to amend a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #20), for the Deployment Cycle Support Program, by extending the end date to September 30, 2013 from September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the financing of certain capital improvements in connection with the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic of Lebanon, NH.

 

#24         Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $600,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of October.

 

#25         Authorized the Bureau of Plant and Property Management, to transfer funds in the amount of $10,220 in the State Administrative Expense account, to re-align appropriations for the purpose of applying federal funds received to the appropriate classes.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $220,250 from the US Department of Agriculture, State Administrative Funds for the purpose of implementing an inventory module in the Food and Nutrition Services Program.  (3)Further authorized to establish a class 046 Consultant to support the Inventory Module for use in the Food and Nutrition Service Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

 

#26         Authorized the Division of Personnel and the Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Program, the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to Eric Allen, Christopher Basha, Armond Joplin, Russell Gerttula, Michael Gallagher, Kellie Currier, Mike Blatsos and David Best of the Department of Information Technology, for efforts substantially above and beyond standard performance expectations. 

 

#27         Authorized the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#28         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a seventeen month holdover amendment with Cheshire County, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #40), in an amount not to exceed $566,115.64 to provide courtroom and office space for the Cheshire County Superior & Probate Court, comprised of approximately 32,545 square feet.  Effective October 1, 2012 through February 28, 2014.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#29         Authorized the Surplus Distribution Section to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-19-09, item #34), for the provision of services for the coordination and distribution of USDA commodity foods, by increasing the amount by $357,840 from $639,000 to $996,840, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#30         Authorized amendments to two chapters of the Department of Administrative Services Manual of Procedures DAS MOP 1800 “Telephone and Postage Systems”, and DAS MOP 1600 “Purchasing Requirements”.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#31         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a retroactive sole source contract amendment with Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #33), for NH State Police Troop D Lower Level Renovation, by increasing the base contract amount by $7,456 from $330,052 to $337,508.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Pine Brook Corporation, Kittery, ME, for the NHARNG Armory Renovations, Rochester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $757,603.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $48,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $805,603.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Mark Carrier, Construction Inc., Manchester, NH, for the NHARNG Design/Build EST Buildings, Ctr. Strafford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,297,785.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $60,000 to provide for additional unanticipated expenses related to sanitary sewer system modifications or power supply and connection issues, bringing the total to $1,357,785.  (3)Further authorized the amount of $71,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,428,785.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 7, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with J.C.N Construction Co Inc., Manchester, NH, for the NHARNG Bathroom HVAC Upgrade and Overhead Doors at the Army Air Support Facility, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $497,000.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $24,600 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $521,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 19, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Security Construction Services Inc., Hudson, MA, for the NHARNG Lebanon Armory Window and Latrine Renovations, Lebanon, NH, for a total price not to exceed $239,699.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $14,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $253,699.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 18, 2013.  50% Federal, 50% General-Capital Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Twin State Utilities Corp., Bristol, NH, for drainage repairs at various sites, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $89,914.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $9,200 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $99,114.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2012.  100% Other-Transfer Funds. 

 

#37         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with A&M Roofing Services LLC, Andover, MA, for the NHARNG Army Aviation Support Facility Re-roofing Replacement, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $415,000.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $12,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $427,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 2, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme Inc., Londonderry, NH, for the NHARNG vault and electrical upgrades Building “L”, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $171,300.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $10,850 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $182,150.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38A      Authorized to accept a gift of a complimentary registration fee with a value of $900 from EnerNOC Inc., to allow the State Energy Manager to attend the EnergySMART 2012 Conference that will be hosted by EnerNOC Inc., at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA from October 1-3, 2012.

 

#38B      Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a FairPoint Communications NNE of Charlotte, NC, (originally approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #33A), for Communications Network Services, by extending the completion date from October 9, 2012 to October 8, 2013, with the option to extend for up to one additional year.  Funding provided through individual agency expenditures.

 

#38C      Authorized to enter into a contract with Capital Appraisal Associates Inc., Concord, NH, for a market value appraisal of the State-owned land and buildings located at 247-249 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $3,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 19, 2012.  100% General Funds. 

 

#38D      Authorized to amend a contract with Lawson Software Americas Inc., St. Paul, MN (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #11C), for the provision of additional consulting services, including services to help design, configure and implement the inventory control module of the State’s ERP financial accounting system, first in the Department’s Surplus Distribution Section, and eventually to other State Agencies requiring the functionality; and to provide specific services related to data mapping between the State’s ERP and mission critical data warehouses at certain agencies, by increasing the amount by $260,182 from $3,877,000 to $4,137,182.  Effective upon G&C approval.  90.3% Federal, 9.7% General Funds. 

 

#38E      Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for the NHARNG Addition and Renovation to the Readiness Center, Milford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,790,000.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $90,000 to provide for additional unanticipated expenses related to sanitary sewer system modifications or power supply and connection issues, bringing the total to $1,880,000.  (3)Further authorized the amount of $60,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,940,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $362,547 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $362,546.91 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#40         Authorized to enter into a contract with Xerox State & Local Solutions Inc., Quincy, MA, for holding marketable securities, transferring securities, and the liquidation of securities, for a price based on a fee schedule.  Effective October 1, 2012 to September 30, 2017.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#41         Authorized as Trustee of the NH Higher Education Savings Plan Trust, to amend the “Restated Management and Administrative Services Agreement” document relating to the NH College Tuition Savings Plan.  Effective October 1, 2012.  There is not financial impact to the State.  All compensation of Fidelity and all administrative costs incurred by the Trust are paid by means of an administrative fee collected directly from the investment portfolios of participants in the Savings Plan.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#42         Authorized to amend the memorandum of agreement with the NH State Library (originally approved by G&C on 8-8-12, item #27), to continue the Family Resource Connection, by increasing the amount from $14,192 to $18,192, additional federal funds in the amount of $4,000 are available.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to award a Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $8,500 to Arts Alliance of Northern NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#44         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to enter into a retroactive agreement with Beverly Kelley, Albion, ME, to provide janitorial services, in the amount of $8,500 for the NH Building at the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, MA.  Effective September 11, 2012 through October 1, 2012.  100% Other Funds – Big E. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to deny the petition of Barbara R. Isenberg (age 56) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Habitual Offender.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#46         DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to deny the petition of Elizabeth Cilley (age 53) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Theft by Unauthorized Taking.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

 

#47         Authorized to enter into a sub grant with the Merrimack County Task Force Against Domestic Violence d/b/a Crisis Center of Central NH, in the amount of $40,000 from a grant received from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, entitled “Enhanced Training and Services to End Violence Against and Abuse of Women Later in Life Program”, to provide training to law enforcement and service providers as well as direct services to victims of elder abuse including domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#48         Authorized to amend the sub grant with Keystone Hall (originally approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #65), in the amount of $262,860 from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Family-Based Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Discretionary Grant Program, to support substance abuse treatment for justice-involved women with children, by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to amend the sub grants as detailed in letter dated August 29, 2012, totaling $180,534 (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #30), by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013 from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Programs for the purpose of providing residential substance abuse treatment programs in local and state facilities.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to amend a sub grant to the Seacoast Mental Health Center, in the amount of $312,000 made from the 2010 Discretionary Adult Drug Court Program awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice (originally approved by G&C on 11-17-10, item #68), for the purpose of funding an adult drug court program at Rockingham County Superior Court, by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51         Authorized to enter into a cooperative project agreement with the University of NH, to update the database used to store and display NH Health Cost data, in the amount of $31,569.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Insurance Assessments Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to amend a contract with ReportingMD (originally approved by G&C on 5-9-12, item #24), for the provision of consulting services to evaluate options for improving the rate review process, by extending the end date from September 30, 2012 to November 30, 2012, and by adding a provision to protect the confidentially of date to which the Contractor is given access.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#53         Authorized to accept and expend Other funds in the amount of $651,707 from the NH Insurance Department, to assist in the funding of the NH Comprehensive Health Information System data consolidation effort agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other (Transfer from Other Agency – 100% Federal Funds at origin) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

 

#54         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Insurance Department, Concord, NH, to provide assistance in funding of the NH Comprehensive Information System data consolidation effort service agreement, totaling $651,707.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other (NH Insurance Department) Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#55         Authorized to enter into a no cost Interstate Agreement with the State of Arkansas Office of Child Support for the purpose of continuing NH’s membership in the Arkansas Medical Support Services Consortium to offer a wide range of medical support services.  (2)Further authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Health Management Systems Inc., New York, NY, to provide Medical Support Services in an amount not to exceed $10,800.  Effective October 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2015.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

#56         Authorized to enter into a contract with Lamprey Health Care – Southern NH Area Health Education Center, Raymond, NH, to implement the Minority Nursing Student Support Program, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective October 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#57         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, Home Visiting Program, to enter into an agreement with Social Solutions Global Inc., Baltimore, MD, to provide the State with a hosted, secure, web-based Home Visiting software system and support and maintenance services, in an amount not to exceed $257,277.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized to exercise a contract renew and amend option with Community Health Access Network, Newmarket, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-6-10, item #79), to provide, coordinate and implement capacity-building interventions for improving workforce development, quality of health care, and public health initiatives specific to asthma, diabetes and tobacco control under the programs joint Chronic Disease Prevention, Education and Clinical Quality Project, by increasing the price by $447,767 from $552,307 to $1,000,074, and by extending the completion date to August 31, 2014, effective retroactive to September 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized the Infectious Disease Control, Immunization Section to exercise a contract renew and amend option with JSI Research and Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #101), to provide marketing services to assist the Immunization Section in creating, communicating, and evaluating health messages using science-based strategies to protect and promote the health of NH’s diverse populations, by increasing the price by $148,000 from $296,000 to $444,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  

 

#60         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Geraldine Lau, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Freedom, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $33,200.  Effective October 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2015.  100% General Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Kimberly Fader, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Meredith, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective October 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#62         Authorized the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care Section, to enter into an agreement with Janice Vaughn, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Northwood, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $17,000.  Effective October 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2014.  100% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, to provide home visiting services, in an amount not to exceed $59,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, to provide home visiting services, in an amount not to exceed $59,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Central NH VNA & Hospice, Laconia, NH, to provide home visiting services, in an amount not to exceed $59,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with The Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham, NH, to provide home visiting services, in an amount not to exceed $59,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, to provide home visiting services, in an amount not to exceed $238,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  68.54% Federal, 31.46% General Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section, to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council, NH, to provide home visiting services, in an amount not to exceed $59,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#69         WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to accept and expend Balancing Incentive Payment Program Federal Funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $4,730,040.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

 

#69A      Authorized with Councilor St. Hilaire recusing himself, to amend an agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-24-10, item #88), to continue to manage the statewide Deployment Cycle Support Program that provides support services to NH National Guard, Reserves and Active Duty service members and their families who are deployed or returning from combat, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  No Additional Funds.  100% Other – Transfers from Adjutant General. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#70         Authorized to enter into an agreement with JSI Research & Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Bow, NH to provide technical assistance to providers for systems improvements and ongoing advancements in adopting evidence-based practices, policies and programs in an amount not to exceed $322,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  53.4% General, 46.6% Other Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#71         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $92,250.  Effective November 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through October 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Disability Determination Unit

#72         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Glenda Chase, RN, Tilton, NH, to provide services as a Disability Determination Reviewer in an amount not to exceed $18,720.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#73         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Neighborcare of NH LLC, d/b/a Omnicare of NH, to provide pharmacy services consisting of intravenous medications, IV therapy and related staff services, and education related to IV certification at the Hospital in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  69% General, 31% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#73A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler authorized the request to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Pharmasource Healthcare Inc., Covington, KY, to provide onsite pharmacy services to the Homes residents, in the amount of $38,899.  Effective July 1, 2012 through July 31, 2012.  55% Federal, 45% General Funds. 

 

                                BANKING DEPARTMENT

#74         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for calendar year ending December 31, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#75         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to renew a 2-year membership with National Governors Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $13,800 for the fiscal years 2013 and 2014.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#76         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Preservation Company, Kensington, NH, for the research and preparation of a Historic District Area Form for Bear Brook State Park – Bear Hill Camp, in the amount of $9,716.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2012.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#77         Authorized the Bureau of Trails to enter into a Land Use Agreement with Yankee Forest LLC c/o Wagner Forest Management LTD Lyme, NH, to provide access to a certain system of groomed snowmobile, all-terrain vehicle and utility vehicle trails for recreational purposes.  (2)Further authorized to make an initial payment of $3,600 and to make a yearly payment of $1,800 thereafter, for a total payment amount of $9,000 over the four year period to Yankee Forest LLC, Lyme, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Agency Income (OHRV and Snowmobile Fund). 

 

#78         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to amend a grant from the USDA Forest Service (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #81), to budget and expend carry forward grant funds in the amount of $60,092, in FY 2013, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

 

#79         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend $8,729.88 of funds from the Caroline A. Fox Trust Fund for maintaining and enhancing the programs at the Caroline A. Fox Research and Demonstration Forest.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Trust Funds. 

 

#80         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Transportation to oversee the harvest of timber from the Rochester Maintenance Area.  Effective upon G&C approval, expiring with the conclusion and final close out of the timber sale.

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#81         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into a sole source agreement with Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, and to reimburse NHFG up to $25,096 for collection of information on catch by NH marine recreational anglers.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend an estimated $10,953 for the above performed services.  This portion of the $25,096 is funds in excess of the amount included in the 020 class of the FY13 budget in anticipation of receiving these monies.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#82         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to pay 2013 membership dues to the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials, Washington, DC, in the amount of $4,000, for the period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  25% Oil Pollution Control Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation to perform survey services for the access road to Shehan Pond Dame in Clarksville at a cost not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Capital (General) Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Claremont in the amount of $2,200,000 to finance the Washington Street and Elm Street Pump Station Improvements Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  41.5% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8.5% Capital (General) Funds, 50% CWSRF Repayment Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua, (originally approved by G&C on 7-15-09, Late Item B), which finalizes and lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $2,848.90 from $500,000 to $497,151.10.  Effective upon G&C approval.  42% Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 8% Capital (General) Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to enter into grant agreements with Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $3,407, and with Pemi-Baker Solid Waste District, Bath, NH, in the amount of $5,306, totaling $8,712 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects.   Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized to award a grant to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, in the amount of $25,060 to map oyster bed boundaries in the Great Bay Estuary.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with the City of Dover, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #99), for the Berry Brook Watershed Management Plan Implementation Phase I Project, by increasing the amount by $25,115 from $147,200 to $172,315.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized to award a Water Supply Land Protection Grant to the Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Deerfield, NH, in the amount of $66,500 to purchase land in a source water protection area to protect water supply land.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Interagency Funds. 

 

#90         Authorized Jay and Kathryn Leach’s request to amend their permit to change the supports for the approved wharf from piles to two cribs and perform work on the Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

 

#91         Authorized Caroline/Paul G Amazeen’s request to perform work on the Piscataqua River in New Castle.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#92         Authorized the Division of Instruction to renew a contract with Elaine McNulty Knight, Exeter, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #105), to provide assistance to NH schools and districts in creating the infrastructure and common understanding necessary to implement an Response to Intervention system and provide professional development to NH educators, in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to exercise the additional two year renewal option services of Audrey Ald, Sole Proprietor, Hopkinton, NH, to provide research and training to Institutions of Higher Education on new federal reporting requirements in the amount of $7,980.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Teacher Credentialing Revenue Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to exercise a retroactive contract renewal option with NH Project Learning Tree, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-30-11, item #76), to continue Phase II of the Mathematics and Science Partnership Project entitled Building Vertical Science Literacy Through Environmental Themes and Field Investigations, by providing professional development to build the capacity of participating schools to transform their teaching practices such that they achieve genuine science literacy for all students through environmental topics and field investigations, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013, with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized the Office of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired to enter into an agreement with the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, to provide vending services at the Canterbury and Sanbornton Rest Area facilities on Interstate 93, and Sutton, Springfield and Lebanon Rest Area facilities on Interstate 89, in consideration of a flat monthly fee of $2,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Vending Revenue Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the membership to the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education & Certification, Whitinsville, MA, to provide access to the national clearinghouse on teacher discipline in the amount of $4,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Teacher Certification Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the membership to the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, Washington, DC, in the amount of $4,291.81.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Teacher Certification Funds. 

 

#97A      Authorized to secure the services of Community & School Partners LLC, Rye, NH, for the purpose of continued development, enhancement and expansion of the Educator Information System, in an amount not to exceed $94,615.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013.  100% Teacher Certification Funds. 

 

#97B      Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide independent living services, in an amount not to exceed $41,914.  Effective October 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#97C      Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services, in an amount not to exceed $179,597.  Effective October 1, 2012 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2013.  19% General, 81% Federal Funds. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL

#98         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for SFY12.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#99         Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend an additional $465,212 into the account entitled NH Licensing Security Program in order to fund installation, setup, and integration of a video security monitoring system in the DMV office in Concord as well as all substations located throughout the state.  (2)Further authorized to contract for consultant services to formulate information system, develop operational procedures and controls in the effort to prevent fraudulent driver licensing transactions.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

 

#100       Authorized the Division of State Police to accept and expend $146,306 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled Highway Safety Equipment and Training Grants for the purpose of covering the monthly cost of 250 wireless air cards.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

 

#101       Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to pay annual membership dues to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Arlington, VA, in an amount not to exceed $6,331, for the period of October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized to restore 125 hours and 56 minutes of sick leave to Trooper Bruce E. Laroche who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from March 18, 2011 through April 30, 2011. 

 

#103       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services (originally approved by G&C on 4-13-11, item #101), to ensure completion of the design phase of the Suncook River infrastructure protection project, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Plaistow (originally approved by G&C on 5-9-12, item #126), for the implementation of an Emergency Management Performance Grant project to purchase and outfit a mobile Emergency Operations Center command vehicle, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the City of Claremont (originally approved by G&C on 5-7-12, item #70), for the implementation of an Emergency Management Performance Grant project to purchase and install a generator, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#106       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the City of Claremont (originally approved by G&C on 5-23-12, item #92), for the Phase I development of a viable Emergency Operations Center and upgrade of the facility’s elevator, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#107       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the City of Manchester (originally approved by G&C on 5-9-12, item #122), for the purchase and installation of an emergency generator at the Central Fire Station, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Hampstead (originally approved by G&C on 4-18-12, item #119), for the implementation of an Emergency Management Performance Grant project to purchase and install an emergency generator at the Town Office/Emergency Operations Center, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the North Country Resource Conservation and Development Area Council Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 5-7-12, item #64), for the implementation of an Emergency Management Performance Grant project to provide technical and planning assistance to rural communities, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Lyman (originally approved by G&C on 1-25-12, item #76), to purchase and install an emergency generator and underground propane tank for the Town’s Emergency Operations Center, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the City of Manchester (originally approved by G&C on 12-14-11, item #108), for the upgrade of the City’s Emergency Operations Center, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with Newfields Village Water & Sewer District (originally approved by G&C on 3-7-12, item #66), for the implementation of an Emergency Management Performance Grant project for the Hervey Court wastewater treatment facility, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#113       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with Newfields Village Water & Sewer District (originally approved by G&C on 3-7-12, item #68), for the implementation of an Emergency Management Performance Grant generator project for the Otis Street wastewater pumping station, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with Newfields Village Water & Sewer District (originally approved by G&C on 3-7-12, item #67), for the implementation of an Emergency Management Performance Grant generator project for the Swampscott Road pumping station, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with Rochester School Department (originally approved by G&C on 5-9-12, item #115), for an electrical engineering design for the emergency shelter area of the Rochester Middle School, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2012 to September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, to provide planning assistance to the Town of Epping for the update of their local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Conway, for updating their local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#118       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Woodstock, for updating their local hazard mitigation plan, for a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Alton, for the reimbursement of project cost overruns associated with the project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $31,196.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#119A    Further authorized the Division of State Police to exercise a sole source contract with Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies Inc., d/b/a SANS Institute, Bethesda, MD, for the provision of cyber security training, in an amount not to exceed $20,588.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#120       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $2,685,602.61 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from July 3, 2012 through August 23, 2012.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#121       Authorized the Bureau of Traffic to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation, Ames, IA, to provide the State’s share of the operational costs totaling $127,000 for the 511 Travel Information web services.  Effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#122       Authorized the Bureau of Mechanical Services to amend a sole source contract with Consolidated Utility Equipment Services Inc., Amherst, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-25-12, item #90), for repairs to a critical crane truck, by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $40,000 to $60,000 and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to November 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized retroactive payment in the amount of $6,873.81 (which is part of the $20,000 increase) for work that has already been completed to a Bridge Maintenance crane truck in FY 2012 using FY 2013 funds.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with the Greater Derry-Salem Cooperative Alliance for Regional Transportation, Londonderry, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-8-11, item #175), for coordinated transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities, by increasing the amount by $68,770 from $68,770 to $137,540.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#124       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Connecticut River Transit Inc., Rockingham, VT, to support transportation services connecting Hinsdale, NH to Brattleboro, VT, for an amount not to exceed $18,592.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#125       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Visi-Flash Rentals Eastern Inc., West Bridgewater, MA, for installing and upgrading warning signs along horizontal curves on state maintained roadways throughout the Maintenance District VI area, on the basis of a low bid of $330,633.55.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#126       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with A.J. Coleman & Sons Inc., Conway, NH, for the design-build bridge replacement and roadway reconstruction of US Route 302 over Sawyer River in Harts Location, for a lump sum bid of $2,387,240.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $238,724 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  (3)Further authorized $40,000 for stipend payments to the unsuccessful bidders; R.M. Piper Inc., R.S. Audley Inc., E.D. Swett Inc., and SPS New England Inc ($10,000 each).  Effective upon G&C approval through September 27, 2013.  80% Federal, 20% Betterment Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Laconia Airport Authority to design and permit a perimeter wildlife fence at the Laconia Municipal Airport, in the amount of $80,167.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  97.30% Federal, 2.70% General Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Keene, NH, to replace the Precision Approach Path Indicators on Runway 2 and to replace one hazard beacon on Forbush Hill at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport, in the amount of $386,187.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  97.30% Federal, 2.70% General Funds. 

 

#129       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for eligible operating expenses for public transit services in the North Country region, for an amount not to exceed $15,764.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2013.  100% ARRA Funds. 

 

#130       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, for eligible operating expenses for Advance Transit public transportation services in the Hanover-Lebanon area, for an amount not to exceed $31,862.  Effective upon GT&C approval through January 31, 2013.  100% ARRA Funds. 

 

#131       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for eligible operating expenses for Concord Area Transit and Winnipesaukee Transit System public transit services in the Concord and Laconia areas, for an amount not to exceed $23,646.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2013.  100% ARRA Funds. 

 

#132       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, for eligible operating expenses for public transportation services in the City of Keene, for an amount not to exceed $15,764.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2013.  100% ARRA Funds. 

 

#133       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract with the Community Alliance of Human Services, Claremont, NH, for eligible operating expenses for Community Alliance Transportation Services public transportation services in the Claremont-Newport Charlestown areas, for an amount not to exceed $7,882.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2013.  100% ARRA Funds. 

 

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LATE ITEMS

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL- DEPT. OF JUSTICE

A1.          Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the department to accept and expend funds in the amount of $6,504,769 from the National Mortgage Settlement for the purposes of providing direct and indirect assistance to distressed homeowners and for increased law enforcement resources within DOJ related to the investigation and prosecution of financial fraud effective with the approval of the Fiscal Committee and the Governor and Council through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds (Mortgage Settlement Funds).  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on October 26, 2012

  

ATTORNEY GENERAL- DEPT. OF JUSTICE

A2.          Authorized the department to enter into contracts with the following for the purpose of providing greater access to legal services for homeowners facing foreclosures: New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Concord in the amount of $1,558,084; Legal Advice Referral Center, Concord, in the amount of $1,172,407; and New Hampshire Bar Assoc. Legal Services, Concord, in the amount of $769,509. Effective the date of G&C approval for a 12-month period, with an option for two subsequent annual renewals, subject to G&C approval, through Sept. 18, 2015. 100% Agency Income (Mortgage Settlement Funds)

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL- DEPT. OF JUSTICE

A3.          Authorized the department to enter into Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Manchester, in the amount of $2,500,000 which will be issued in the form of grants to HUD certified counseling agencies within the state to provide services related to foreclosure prevention, credit and debt counseling, and post-foreclosure issues effective the date of G&C approval through September 14, 2015.  100% Agency Income (Mortgage Settlement Funds)

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

B.            Authorized the department, Division of Forest and Lands to accept and expend$2,260,000 of a grant award of $2,752,000 from the Northeastern Areas State and   Private Forestry for the Department’s acquisition of a 1,260 +/- acre Conservation Easement in the Towns of Greenfield, Bennington, and Francestown in Hillsborough County, known as the “Crotched Mountain Forest Legacy Project” upon Fiscal Committee and Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2013. 100% Federal Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

C1.          Authorized an extension of time for the Bureau of Financial Reporting to complete the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the State fiscal year 2012, from September 28, 2012 to October 28, 2012.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

C2.          Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with DL King, Nashua, for a total price not to exceed $927,700 for the NHARNG Administration Building Renovations, Center Strafford.  Effective upon Governor and Council approval through July 12, 2013, unless extended in accordance with contract terms. 100% Federal Funds.  2) Further authorized the amount of $45,000 to be approved for payment to the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $972,700 100% Federal Funds.

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #9- which was tabled at the August 8, 2012 Meeting.

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

#9           WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to enter into a contract agreement with Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, Burlington, VT, for technical assistance in the development and implementation of a statewide plan to increase cost effective capture of energy efficiency, in the amount of $215,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to remove item #32A- which was tabled at the August 22, 2012 Meeting.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#32A      WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to accept and expend funds in the amount of $6,504,769 from the National Mortgage Settlement for the purposes of providing direct and indirect assistance to distressed homeowners and for increased law enforcement resources within DOJ related to the investigation and prosecution of financial fraud.  (2)Further authorized to create four new Full-Time Temporary positions to consist of an Attorney, an Investigator, a Managing Analyst-Financial, and a Paralegal II; also to create one classified Part-Time Legal Secretary III, for the purpose of increasing law enforcement resources to investigate and prosecute financial fraud, including banking, mortgage and securities fraud.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Other Funds (Mortgage Settlement).  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 14, 2012. 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #32B- which was tabled at the August 22, 2012 Meeting.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#32B      WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Housing Finance Authority, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $2,500,000 which will be issued in the form of grants to HUD certified counseling agencies within the state to provide services related to foreclosure prevention, credit and debt counseling, and post-foreclosure issues.  (2)Further authorized to enter into contracts for the purpose of providing greater access to legal services for homeowners facing foreclosures with: NH Legal Assistance, Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,558,084; Legal Advice Referral Center, Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,172,407; and NH Bar Association Legal Services (Pro Bono Referral Program), Concord, NH, in the amount of $769,509.  Effective September 15, 2012 through September 14, 2015.  100% Agency Income (Mortgage Settlement).  Contingent upon the approval of the acceptance and expenditure authority of funding by the Fiscal Committee. 

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ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, voted to remove item #41- which was tabled at the August 22, 2012 Meeting.

 

BANKING DEPARTMENT

#41         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire voted to approve the request to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Housing Finance Authority for the purposes or providing direct and indirect distribution of the funding from the National Mortgage Servicing Settlement, through sub-grants to HUD-certified housing counseling agencies throughout the state to provide pre-foreclosure intervention and counseling, post-foreclosure counseling and statewide public information and outreach to NH borrowers over a three year period.  (2)Further authorized to direct the Conference of State Bank Supervisors to transfer $1,000,000 in settlement funds to NHHFA to hold in trust and to distribute, as the primary program administrator, in the form of grants to HUD certified counseling agencies within the state to provide services related to foreclosure prevention, credit and debt counseling, and post-foreclosure issues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.

 

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The Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012, at the Hampton Beach State Park Seashell Complex, Hampton, NH.

 

 

Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:30 p.m.