GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Glencliff Home, Warren, New Hampshire

September 23, 2009 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of September 9, 2009.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 9, 2009 meeting.

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

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RESIGNATIONS

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

 

Electricians’ Board

(Public Member)

Dennis Hager, Concord                                                                                      Effective:  September 23, 2009

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Nominated by the New Hampshire College and University Council)

Daniel M. Nelson, Hanover                                                                               Effective:  September 23, 2009

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Rockingham County)

Richard D. Simpson, Portsmouth                                                                     Effective:  September 23, 2009

Succeeding:  Caroline S. Robinson, Stratham                                               Term:  June 19, 2014

 

Assessing Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Scott W. Bartlett, Manchester                                                                           Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2011

 

Assessing Standards Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Robert J. Gagne, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2011

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Assessing official of a town with population of less than 5,000)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Todd Haywood, Bow                                                                                         Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2011

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Municipal official of a city with population of more than 5,000)

Fred B. Keach, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  September 23, 2009

Succeeding:  Frank C. Guinta, Manchester                                                    Term:  March 24, 2011

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Assessing official of a town with population of more than 5,000)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Joseph W. Lessard Jr., Salem                                                                            Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2011

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(Education)

Esteban Lopez, Goffstown                                                                                Effective:  September 23, 2009

Succeeding:  Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough                                             Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(Alumni Member)

Amy Rice, New Boston                                                                                      Effective:  September 23, 2009

Succeeding:  Joshua E. Menard, Hillsborough                                               Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Department of Corrections:  Commissioner

William L. Wrenn, Hampton                                                                             Effective:  October 10, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2013

Salary:  Grade LL - $116,170

 

Department of Corrections:  Director of Professional Standards

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

Colon K. Forbes Jr., Hampton                                                                          Effective:  September 23, 2009

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term: at Commissioners pleasure

Salary:  Grade FF, Step 3 - $71,492

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Forest Landowner)

David W. Tellman, Whitefield                                                                          Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 9, 2011

 

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council

(Public Member)

Carol R. Droznick, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 17, 2011

 

Equalization Standards Board

(Assessing official of a city with population of more than 5,000)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Robert J. Gagne, Manchester                                                                            Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2011

 

Equalization Standards Board

(Experienced with Equalization Process)

John W. McSorley, Nottingham                                                                       Effective:  October 10, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 10, 2011

 

Equalization Standards Board

(Assessing official of a town with population of less than 5,000)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Assessing Officials

Jim Michaud, Hooksett                                                                                      Effective:  September 23, 2009

Succeeding:  Robert A. Estey, Rochester                                                        Term:  September 19, 2011

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Skiing)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Kathleen Bennett, Madison                                                                              Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2012

 

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee

(Regional Associations)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Travel Council

Jayne S. O’Connor, Franconia                                                                          Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 13, 2012

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member of Fish & Game Commission)

Eric P. Orff, Epsom                                                                                             Effective:  September 23, 2009

Succeeding:  Mitchell Kalter, Durham                                                            Term:  August 22, 2012

 

Traffic Safety Commission

Richard G. Tuck, Franklin                                                                                 Effective:  September 23, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 16, 2014

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Public Member)

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 19, 2011

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(General Public)

Katharine Bogle Shields, Canterbury                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2012

 

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

(Recommended by the New Hampshire Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf

Jodi H. Lefort, Manchester                                                                                Effective:  October 10, 2009

Succeeding:  Cindy Wallace, Londonderry                                                    Term:  October 10, 2012

 

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

Nominated by the New Hampshire Registry of interpreters for the Deaf

Maureen D. Lundergan, Raymond                                                                  Effective:  October 10. 2009

Succeeding:  Shannon Grundy, Pittsfield                                                        Term:  October 10, 2012

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Forest Fire Warden)

John DeSilva, Bow                                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 27, 2014

 

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

(Residential Mortgage Banking)

Stephen W. Ensign, (r), New London                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Harold R. Acres. Nashua                                                            Term:  July 1, 2014

 

New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority

Stephanye Schuyler, (i), Portsmouth                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Sandra Ziehm, Nashua                                                               Term:  July 1, 2014

 

Invasive Species Committee

(Representing Horticultural Interests)

Glenn L. Caron, Raymond                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 9, 2012

 

Board of Medicine

Nick P. Perencevich, MD, Concord                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James A Sise, Keene (resigned)                                                 Term:  April 21, 2010

 

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board

Clarence E. Bourassa, Bow                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 28, 2012

 

Public Employee Labor Relations Board

J. David McLean, Rochester                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 2, 2015

 

New Hampshire Real Estate Commission

Daniel S. Jones, North Conway                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 15, 2014

 

New Hampshire Retirement System

Nominated by the New Hampshire Police Association

Jill C. Rockey, Dover                                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Stephen J. Arnold, Sr., Portsmouth                                           Term:  July 1, 2011

 

Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the Nature Conservancy

Douglas A. Bechtel, Penacook                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mark Zankel, Hopkinton                                                           Term:  September 27, 2012

 

Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists

Nancy B. Rendall, Gilmanton                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 11, 2012

 

Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commission

Rick Van de Poll, Center Sandwich                                                                 Effective:  October 11, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 11, 2012

 

Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the Society for Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Christopher L. Wells, Wilmot                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 27, 2012

 

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors

Ralph Littlefield, North Hampton                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Wetlands Council

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists

Lawrence E. Morse, Somersworth                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 3, 2012

 

Commission on the Status of Women

L. Ann Farnsworth, Bradford                                                                            Effective:  October 20, 2009

Succeeding:  Linda M. Landry, Exeter (resigned)                                         Term:  October 20, 2012

 

Commission on the Status of Women

Marilyn T. Mahoney, Goffstown                                                                     Effective:  October 20, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2012

 

Commission on the Status of Women

A. Ronnie Sandler, Easton                                                                                 Effective:  October 20, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2012

 

Commission on the Status of Women

Debra Simmons, Whitefield                                                                              Effective:  October 20, 2009

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 20, 2012

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#1           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Gorham, NH, for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study to analyze the relocation needs for the Coos County Family Health Services facility in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#2           Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Stewartstown, NH, for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study of the water distribution system in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3           Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, for the purpose of establishing financing mechanisms for purchase and redevelopment of foreclosed upon homes and residential properties; purchasing and rehabilitating homes and residential properties that have been abandoned or foreclosed upon, in order to sell, rent, or redevelop such homes and properties; demolishing blighted structures; and redeveloping demolished or vacant properties in the amount of $4,300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 9, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $52,311.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program in the amount of $62,061.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6           Authorized to accept and expend $207 in SFY 2010 of additional other funds available from the Board of Manufactured Housing for procurement of information technology.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#7           Authorized for the benefit of the Board of Tax and Land Appeals, to amend a sole source contract with Real Data Corporation, Manchester, NH, for electronic market sales and assessment data, in the amount of $35,875, increasing the funding from $45,000 to $80,875, and by extending the end date from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency Class 27 funds used by BTLA to reimburse DoIT for the contract are 84% General, and 16% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#8           Authorized to amend a contract with the Department of Health and Human Services (previously amended by G&C on 6-17-09, item #22A), for the Joint Family Support Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $1,198,800 to $1,498,800, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized Major Patrick J. Racz, Bristol, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#10         Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Nicole L. Desilets-Bixler, Hampton, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#11         Authorized to purchase 214 acres of land located in Pembroke, NH from Riverwood Commercial Properties Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $3,005,138 for the purpose of constructing a new Regional Training Institute.  100% General - Capital Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#12         Authorized Bureau of General Services to make a sole source/retroactive payment to Virgin Construction Corporation, Franklin, NH, for emergency water line repairs that were performed at the John O Morton Building on Hazen Drive in August of 2009 in the amount of $5,245.  100% General Funds. 

 

#13         Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with D. L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for Veterans’ Home Exterior Painting, Tilton, NH, in the amount not to exceed $46,484.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#14         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a twelve-month holdover amendment with the County of Cheshire, (previously amended by G&C on 6-3-09, item #15), for courtroom space in Keene, NH, in an amount not to exceed $399,611.04.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#15         Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a nine-month holdover agreement with the Town of Colebrook, NH (previously amended by G&C on 4-1-09, item #13), for courtroom space in Colebrook, NH, in an amount not to exceed $9,144.45.  Effective October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#16         Authorized Centralized Mailing Distribution to enter into a service contract with NH Mailing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to coordinate and provide presort flat mailing services for the State of NH, in an amount not to exceed $400,000.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2011, with the option to extend for an additional two-year period.  100% Other (Centralized Mailing Services) Funds. 

 

#17         Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services to enter into a contract with Xerox Corporation, South Waltham, MA, for full repair service and maintenance to high reproduction equipment, for a base charge of $86,354.40.  (2)Further Authorized $77,245.60 over a two year period to cover the estimated cost of copies over and above the copy allowance.  Effective October 1, 2009 to September 30, 2011.  100% Agency Income (Graphic Services). 

 

#17A      Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from SFY 2010 funds to David Goulet, Public Works Project Manager III in the amount of $10,332.11 for wages that were not paid for SFY 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.  87% General, 13% Other (Agency Fee) Funds. 

 

#17B      Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $806,725,000 to cover expenditures for the month of October 2009.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $424,350,000 to cover expenditures for the month of November 2009.  (3)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $754,975,000 to cover expenditures for the month of December 2009.

 

#17C      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction and Bureau of Court Facilities to establish permanent State Vehicle use for the employees as detailed in letter dated September 11, 2009.

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $49,438.85 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#19         Authorized NH School Building Authority to award a state guarantee of bonds or notes to be issued by the Concord School District in the amount not to exceed $2,760,000 which is 75% of the total Authorized principal borrowing of $3,680,000. 

 

#20         Authorized NH School Building Authority to award a state guarantee of bonds or notes to be issued by the City of Somersworth in the amount not to exceed $14,948,092 which is 75% of the total Authorized principal borrowing of $19,930,790. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#21         Authorized to grant permanent assignment of the non-law enforcement vehicles as detailed in letter dated September 10, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21A      Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Real Data Corporation, Manchester, NH (previously amended by G&C on 6-7-06, item #37), for computer software maintenance, reporting, and technical assistance, by increasing the amount by $340,000 from $1,204,000 to an amount not to exceed $1,544,000, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2009 to September 30, 2011 with the option to renew for up to an additional two year period.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#22         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request of the Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services in the amount of $11,175.96, to conduct surveillance activities that will provide specific information to the Cooperative, APHIS, and other interested parties for the Notifiable Avian Influenza Live Bird Market program to protect animal resources and to carry out educational programs or special studies to improve the safety of the state’s food supply.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#23         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to retroactively amend a contract with Windhill Design, Gilford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-6-09), to extend the end date of the G&C approval from June 1, 2009 to the end date specified in the contract, August 1, 2009.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#24         Authorized to reappoint Catherine L. Bernhard as a Senior Assistant Attorney General for a term effective September 30, 2009 through September 30, 2014. 

 

#25         Authorized to reappoint David A. Rienzo as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective September 30, 2009 through September 30, 2014. 

 

#26         Authorized to reappoint Richard W. Head as an Associate Attorney General for a five year term effective September 28, 2009 through September 28, 2014.

 

#26A      Authorized to conduct a daylong training entitled “Solution Focused Therapy” scheduled for November 17, 2009 to be held at Nonni’s CHI, LLC, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $7,906 paid in part by registration of up to 85 attendees.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the advanced training above in the amount of $40 from each of an estimated 85 attendees, for a total not to exceed $3,400 to help defray the cost of the training and facility expenses.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nonni’s CHI LLC, for necessary conference facilities and food services for the advanced training conference as part of the cost above.  Effective through December 31, 2009.  43% Agency Income, 57% Federal Funds. 

 

#26B      Authorized to accept and expend a $2,500 stipend from Westat Research Corporation, Rockville, MD, for abstracting OCME data regarding deaths related or associated with drugs that will be incorporated into an annual report from the Drug Abuse Warning Network.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#26C      Authorized to enter into a new sub-grant, with Child and Family Services of NH, in the amount of $50,000 from the FFY 2009 ARRA Edward Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2013.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#26D      Authorized on behalf of the Adjutant General to transfer title to the real property and buildings known as the Woodsville Armory, located in the Woodsville section of the Town of Haverhill, as described in the Deed, to the Town of Haverhill.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#27         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to retroactively accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $558,591.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of September 29, 2009. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#28         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to amend a retroactive sole source contract with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 3-5-08, item #36), for additional maintenance and support services of the Enhanced Remote Initial Claim Application web-based application portion of the NH Unemployment Insurance System, by increasing the amount by $8,300 from $276,600 to $284,900.  Effective April 20, 2009 through February 28, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#29         Authorized to accept retroactive donations of goods and supplies with a total value of $1,138.50 from various contributions from June 2009 through August 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#30         Authorized to enter into a contract with FM Generator Inc., Canton, MA, to provide Generator services for the NH Department of Corrections Northern NH Correctional Facility, Berlin, NH, in the amount of $27,435.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31         Authorized to enter into a contract with Ray’s Electric Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide refrigeration maintenance and repair services for the Northern NH Correctional Facility, Berlin, NH in the amount of $18,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#32         Authorized approval for the permanently assigned state-owned vehicle issued to Larry Blaisdell, Warden.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#33         Authorized approval for the permanently assigned state-owned vehicle issued to Joanne Fortier, Warden.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#34         Authorized to enter into a contract with Correctional Eyecare Network Services Inc., d/b/a Troy Correctional Eyecare Network Services, East Greenbush, NY, to provide optometry services in the amount of $122,167.20.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized approval for the permanently assigned state-owned vehicle issued to Richard Gerry, Warden.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#36         Authorized approval for the permanently assigned state-owned vehicle issued to William L. Wrenn, Commissioner.  (2)Further Authorized an exemption to Adm. Rule 305.05(a)(b)(c) which requires standard identification of all state-owned vehicles, for the vehicle assigned to William L. Wrenn, Commissioner.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#37         Authorized approval for the permanently assigned state-owned vehicle issued to Christopher Kench, Director.  (2)Further Authorized an exemption to Adm. Rule 305.05(a)(b)(c) which requires standard identification of all state-owned vehicles, for the vehicle assigned to Christopher Kench, Director.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                RACING AND CHARITABLE GAMING COMMISSION

#38         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the report of activities for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2009.

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#39         Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $16,250 to the Town of Jaffrey, NH, for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissons.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $4,875, 30% of the total grant award.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

 

#40         Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $43,850 to North Country Resource Conservation and Development Area Council Inc., for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissons.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $13,155, 30% of the total grant award.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

 

#41         Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $148,927 to Stonyfield Farm Inc., for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissions.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

 

#42         Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $51,354 to Chosen Vale Inc., d/b/a Enfield Shaker Museum, for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissons.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $15,406, 30% of the total grant award.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

 

#43         Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $8,500 to the Town of Hancock, NH, for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissons.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $2,550, 30% of the total grant award.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

 

#43A      Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $49,885 to Propell Energy, for the purpose of lowering energy costs and reducing CO2 emissons.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $14,966, 30% of the total grant award.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2010.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

 

#43B      Authorized to award grant funds in the amount of $1,500,000 to the NH Community Development Finance Authority, for the purpose of establishing a revolving loan fund to assist NH’s municipalities in implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advance payment of $750,000, 50% of the total grant award.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Funds.

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#44         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a contract with Synapse Energy Economics Inc., to monitor the activities of the New England Power Pool and ISO New England and represent the OCA within those organizations in the amount of $88,000.  Effective September 23, 2009 through September 30, 2011.  100% Other (Utility Assessment) Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#45         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend a donation of $500 form the Teamsters Local No. 633, Manchester, NH, to be used towards the purchase of a beach wheelchair for Hampton Beach.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#46         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to make a payment to NH Campground Owners’ Association, Epsom, NH, for membership renewal, brochure distribution, advertising via their guide and through the web in the amount of $5,749.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation’s Bureau of Historic Sites to accept and expend a donation of $10,000 from the Hampton Hotels of Memphis, TN for the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#47A      Authorized to assign vehicle D1 on a 24 hour, seven day a week basis to the DRED Commissioner.

 

#47B      Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a Lease Agreement with Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, NH, for a portion of the Sherman Adams Building on the summit of Mount Washington, Sargent’s Purchase, NH, in the amount of $285,000 plus 50% of summit museum admissions earned annually in excess of $120,000 and 5% commission on gross fees, sales, or other charges collected by the Observatory for services performed or material sold on the summit.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2014, with the option to renew for up to an additional five-year term.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#48         Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with NH Electric Cooperative Inc., Plymouth, NH, to support the purchase of a hybrid material handling bucket truck in an amount not to exceed $62,570.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Pass-Thru Federal Funds. 

 

#49         Authorized to award a grant to the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to assess the potential for expansion of commercial shellfish aquaculture in coastal NH and to provide technical assistance to prospective shellfish aquaculturists in the amount of $324,086.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to enter into an memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development to perform specialty mowing services at State-owned flood control dams at a cost not to exceed $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2009.  100% Dam Maintenance Program Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Rochester, which lowers the Original Loan Agreement by $134,880.37 from $1,470,000 to $1,335,119.63, and finalizes the loan amount used to finance the South Main Street Sewer Replacement/Solar Bee Pilot Study project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% State Revolving Loan Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to approve a supplemental loan agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, which lowers the original loan agreement by $1,768,765.58 from $7,589,400 to $5,820,634.42, and finalizes the loan amount used to finance the Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade/Lehner Street Pump Station Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Loan Repayment Funds. 

 

#53         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Nobis Engineering Inc., Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 7-15-09), to conduct environmental site assessments and cleanup planning at Brownfields sites, by increasing the amount by $355,400 from $1,269,700 to $1,625,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  72% Federal, 28% Other – Hazardous Waste Remediation Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Sanborn, Head and Associates Inc., Concord, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 12-18-08), to conduct environmental site assessments and cleanup planning at Brownfields sites, by increasing the amount by $355,400 from $2,364,262 to $2,719,662.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  72% Federal, 28% Other – Hazardous Waste Remediation Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to amend a sole source contract with The H.L. Turner Group Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-4-05, item #60), for as needed structural engineering services for the Franklin wastewater treatment plant by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $10,000 to $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% WRBP Funds. 

 

#56         Authorized to award grants to the Town of Lancaster and the Town of Walpole, NH, for the purpose of used oil collection in the total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2010.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds. 

 

#57         Authorized loan agreements with the Public Water Systems as detailed in letter dated August 26, 2009, to finance water system improvement projects in the amount of $3,357,600.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% DWSRF Repayment Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#58         Authorized loan agreements with the Public Water Systems as detailed in letter dated August 27, 2009, to finance water system improvement projects in the amount of $1,709,087.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% DWSRF Repayment Funds, 50% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#59         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Dover, NH, to complete the City of Dover Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study Project in the amount of $27,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized to award a grant to the Town of Durham, NH, to assess principal questions associated with the potential repair or removal of the Oyster River Dam in the amount of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61         Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Soda Brook Cooperative Inc., Northfield, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination in the amount of $13,777.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61A      Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to retroactively assign the vehicles to the individuals as detailed in letter dated August 10, 2009, on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis, for the Spill Response and Complaint Investigation Section to response to  hazardous materials spills and complaints.  (2)Further Authorized to retroactively assign the vehicles to the individuals as detailed in letter dated August 10, 2009, on a 24-hour, 7 days per week basis, for maintenance of state-owned dams.  Effective July 1, 2009.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#62         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2010 funds to Bobbi Douquette, Mental Health Worker II, Transitional Housing Services in the amount of $345.97 to compensate for wages that were not paid in SFY 2009.  17% Federal, 83% General Funds. 

 

#63         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2010 funds to David Zygmont, Social Worker III, NH Hospital, in the amount of $170 to compensate for wages that were not paid in SFY 2008.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2010 funds to Geraldine Gowlis, part-time Nurse Coordinator, NH Hospital, in the amount of $1,890.24 to compensate for wages that were not paid in SFY 2009.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized to make a one-time retroactive payment from State Fiscal Year 2010 funds to Jeffrey Reno, Youth Counselor II, Division of Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $255.67 to compensate for wages that were not paid in SFY 2009.  97.64% General, 2.36% Other Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#66         Authorized to enter into a contract with Gulf South Medical Supply Inc., Jacksonville, FL, to provide disposable incontinence products for non-institutional Medicaid recipients in an amount not to exceed $3,465,043.98.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  54.4% Federal, 45.6% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#67         Authorized to retroactively pay a membership fee to the Judge Baker Children’s Center, Boston, MA, in the amount of $19,000 for annual membership in the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized to enter into an agreement with the NH Children’s Trust Fund, Concord, NH, for the provision of community-based family support continuous quality improvement and technical assistance services in an amount not to exceed $205,311.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Children Unlimited Inc., Conway, NH, for the provision of Comprehensive Family Support Services in the Conway district office catchment area in the amount of $140,890.  Effective October 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#70         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Reverend R. Raymond Gauthier Jr., Boscawen, NH, to provide spiritual services as a Chaplain Assistant at the Sununu Youth Services Center in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#71         Authorized to amend a contract with JP Morgan Electronic Financial Services Inc., Chicago, IL, (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-06, item #77), to provide Electronic Benefit Transfer services, by increasing the amount by $371,655 from $3,844,085 to $4,215,740.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2013.  53% Federal ARRA Funds, 47% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#72         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Program, to exercise a contract renew and amend option with the City of Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-13-07, item #237), to provide TB Prevention and Control Services to the Nashua area, by increasing the amount by $70,000 from $70,000 to $140,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2011 retroactive to July 1, 2009.  89% General, 11% Federal Funds. 

 

#73         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services/Rural Health and Primary Care Section/Oral Health Program to amend a sole source agreement with Bi-State Primary Care Association, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-4-09, item #70), to develop a strategic oral health workforce plan for NH, by extending the project period to June 30, 2010 retroactive to September 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to distribute funds to towns, cities, and mosquito control districts to supplement resources for local mosquito activities in an amount not to exceed $240,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2011.   100% General Funds. 

 

#75         Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Monica Ann Ball, licensed Physician Assistant, Londonderry, NH, to receive reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program in an amount not to exceed $22,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% General Funds. 

 

#75A      Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,729,357 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the preparation for swineflu (H1N1) influenza public health response activities at the state and regional level.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010.  (2)Further Authorized to establish one fulltime temporary position, utilizing funds from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s grant “Public Health Emergency Response”.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  (3)Further Authorized to accept additional transfers from other agencies funds in the amount of $104,577.77.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of September 29, 2009. 

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services

#76         Authorized to enter into an agreement with JSI Research & Training Institute Inc., d/b/a Community Health Institute, Boston, MA, to establish the Center for Excellence 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 $566,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#77         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with NH Legal Assistance, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-3-09, item #176A), to increase access to Legal Services, by increasing the amount by $89,152 from $148,630.71 to $237,782.71.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         NOT USED 

 

                                Division of Community Based Care Services

#79         Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 8-19-09, item #128), to continue providing support services to NH reserve military families and military members deployed or returning from combat, by increasing the amount by $299,700, to a revised amount not to exceed $1,498,500 and to extend the end date from September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services

#80         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to severely mentally ill homeless individuals who are being discharged from an institution after 180 days or graduating or timing out of transitional housing in an amount not to exceed $759,156.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  73% Federal ARRA, 27% General Funds. 

 

#81         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Cross Roads House Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $317,850.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $170,765.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $1,119,195.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#84         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $109,502.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2011.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $545,249.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Council of Nashua d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center, Nashua, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $199,458.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Way Home, Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $374,970.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $921,879.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through July 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, ARRA of 2009, to provide services to homeless individuals and families or individuals and families at risk of homelessness in an amount not to exceed $184,494.  Effective September 30, 2009 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF PODIATRY

#90         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the annual report for FY08 and FY09.

 

                                POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#91         Authorized to award a $24,000 grant to Southern NH University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to award a $11,000 grant to Franklin Pierce University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                MCAULIFFE-SHEPARD DISCOVERY CENTER

#93A      The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Louis Karno and Company LLC, Concord, NH, for marketing services in an amount not to exceed $9,016.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  36% General, 64% Agency Revenue-Admissions Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#94         Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Northeast Mailing Systems LLC, West Lebanon, NH, for maintenance of mailing equipment in the amount of $7,615.77.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#95         Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source agreement with Interstate Emergency Unit Fire Mutual Aid of Stratham, NH, to provide one Firefighter certification course in Rockingham County, in an amount not to exceed $39,360.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% Fire and EMS Funds. 

 

#96         Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a 31-month contract with New England Document Systems Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide microfilm processing and developing services for an amount not to exceed $16,205.25.  Effective December 1, 2009 through June 30, 2012.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#97         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $241,190.64.  (2)Further Authorized to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $542,183.80.  (3)Further Authorized to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $16,219.89.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#98         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend the local grant agreements as detailed in letter dated August 27, 2009, (previously amended by G&C on 6-3-09, item #197), by changing the completion dates from September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to expend State Matching Funds for Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Grants in the amount of $501,759.43.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#100       Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Desert Brook Enterprises d/b/a Thirty Pines Self Storage, Penacook, NH, for the purpose of renting storage units in an amount not to exceed $8,172.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a retroactive contract renewal with Xerox Corporation, New York, (previously approved by G&C on 11-28-07, item #175), for maintenance of the Xerox Docutech NP 135R copier/printer in an amount not to exceed $48,000.  Effective July 1, 2009 through June 30, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#102       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a grant agreement with the City of Claremont, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-17-09, item #296M, by changing the completion date from September 30, 2009 to December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#103       Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services Geological Survey (previously approved by G&C 1-14-09, item #36), for the purpose of activities associated with all-hazard mitigation planning, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2009 to September 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#104 - #110          Authorized permanent assignment of the non-law enforcement vehicles as detailed in letter dated September 9, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#110A    Authorized to retroactively pay James Shepard $1,927.05 for step increase pay and State’s portion of benefits $327.60, for a total of $2,254.65 using SFY 10 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  89.3% Highway, 10.7% Agency Income. 

 

#110B    Authorized Division of Fire Safety to enter into a contract with NH Association of Fire Chiefs, Litchfield, NH, for the research and development study for emergency service capabilities in the State of NH in an amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110C    Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, the Division of State Police to reclassify position #42559 from Word Processor Operator I, labor grade 9 to Program Assistant I, labor grade 12 in Troop G.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#111       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $12,360 as documented in the Contemplated Awards for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 25, 2009 through September 3, 2009.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#112       Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a State owned 0.9-acre parcel of land located on the easterly side of NH Route 114 in Weare to Hope M Lockrow for $54,000 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Furhter Authorized to compensate Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $3,240 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#113       Authorized Office of Stewardship & Compliance to amend a contract with Aries Engineering Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-31-07, item #158A), to complete a multi-media environmental compliance audit of its Division of Operations’ facilities, by increasing the amount of the current contract by $125,000 from $500,000 to $625,000.  Effective through October 31, 2010.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#114       Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to amend a sole source retroactive contract with North Country Plumbing & Heating, Colebrook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-5-07, item #82), for unforeseen heating system service and storage tank replacement to the District One Highway Maintenance facilities, by increasing the amount by $2,496.82 from $6,000 to $8,496.82.  Effective February 3, 2009 through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#115       Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, to purchase transit vehicles and transit-related equipment for an amount not to exceed $1,810,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2011.  91.3% Federal, 8.7% General Funds. 

 

#116       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with New England Signal Systems Inc., Northwood, NH, for installation of traffic signals on US Route 4 at the intersection with NH Route 107 and North Road in the Town of Epsom.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $23,990.40 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010.  90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

 

#117       Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Visi-Flash Rentals Eastern Inc., West Bridgewater, MA, for upgrading existing warning signs located on local roadways throughout the Towns of New Boston and Swanzey, and the City of Concord to improve safety on the basis of a low bid of $129,107.05.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $19,366.06 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 20, 2009.  90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds. 

#118                                                                       TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         LIQUOR – Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $906.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cherie L. Sirrianna, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.  Source of funds:  100% Liquor

 

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $906.00

 

 

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE

 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove item #25 - which was tabled at the January 4, 2009 Meeting

 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

#25         DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to deny the petition of Wayne Allen Robbins requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Utterance Bad Checks, Forgery and Assault by Prisoner in Merrimack County.  The Petitioner is eligible for annulment, however, prefers seeking a pardon.

 

                               

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

A.            Authorized approval for the permanently assigned state-owned vehicles issued to Lorraine S Merrill Stephen K Crawford, Richard B Uncles, Gail McWilliam Jellie, Thomas Durkis and Richard P Cote.

 

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

B.            Authorized approval for the permanently assigned state-owned vehicles issued to George Copadis and David Wihby.

 

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

C.            Authorized the Department to enter into an agreement with FIAI, Inc. of Manchester, NH to purchase Register of Deeds Fidelity and Faithful Performance Bond coverage at an annual cost of $5,560.00.  This authorizes the purchase of insurance from Oct. 1, 2009 through Oct. 1, 2014 for a total cost of $27,800 effective upon G&C approval.  The annual premium of $5,560 is guaranteed for five-year term of the bond.  100% General Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

D.            Authorize the Department, Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics, Disease Control Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $4,251,978 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the preparation  for swine flue (H1N1) influenza public health response activities at the state and regional level. 2) Further authorize the DHHS, DPHS to establish three fulltime temporary (class 095) positions, utilizing funds from the Centers from the CDC and 3) Further authorize the Department of Safety to accept additional transfer from other agencies funds in the amount of $87,675.13 from DHHS.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval of Sept. 29, 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the, Mountain View Hotel, Whitefield, New Hampshire.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 12:05 p.m.