GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire

                                                                                September 27, 2006, 10:00 a.m.

 

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. with Councilor Griffin being absent and all other members present.

 

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of September 13, 2006.

 

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 13, 2006 meeting.

 

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

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

State Board of Conciliation and Arbitration

(Employees)

R. Bruce Gagnon, Chester                                                                                  Effective:  September 27, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Office of Consumer Advocate: Consumer Advocate

Meredith A. Hatfield, Concord                                                                          Effective:  September 27, 2006

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

Salary:  FF/maximum $75, 857

 

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council

(Public Member)

Carol R. Droznick, Nashua                                                                                  Effective:  September 27, 2006

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

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Sharon Drake, Loudon                                                                                        Effective:  September 27, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 26, 2008

 

Emergency Shelter and Homeless Coordination Commission

Kevin Farrell, Bristol                                                                                            Effective:  September 27, 2006

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

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(New Hampshire Federation of Mutual Aid)

Paul A. Szoc, Keene                                                                                            Effective:  September 27, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 22, 2009

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

John J. Barthelmes, (i), Hopkinton                                                                    Effective:  September 27, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2008

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

John E. Blair, (r), Barnstead                                                                                Effective:  September 27, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2009

 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee

Deborah Schachter, (d), Concord                                                                      Effective:  September 27, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2007

 

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

(National Level License)

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

Shannon Grundy, Pittsfield                                                                                Effective:  September 27, 2006

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

 

Board of Mental Health Practice

(Public Member)

Thomas Boulter, Concord                                                                                  Effective:  September 27, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 27, 2009

 

Police Commission (Nashua)

Thomas A. Maffee, (r), Nashua                                                                         Effective:  September 27, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 1, 2009

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

Christopher L. Wells, Wilmot                                                                            Effective:  September 27, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 27, 2009

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the Nature Conservancy

Mark Zankel, Hopkinton                                                                                     Effective:  September 27, 2006

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 27, 2009

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

Board of Acupuncture Licensing

Alice G. Meattey, Dover                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 8, 2009

 

State Committee on Aging

(Sullivan County)

Jack Liberman, (i), Newport                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mendon MacDonald, Gilford                                                     Term:  June 24, 2009

 

Air Resources Council

(Practicing Physician)

Robert W. Hickey, MD, New Castle                                                                 Effective:  October 24, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 24, 2010

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Treatment)

Amelie Gooding, Keene                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Steven Arnold, Colebrook                                                          Term:  September 20, 2009

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Grafton County)

Melissa A. Gould, Woodsville                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Belknap County)

Marilyn Lynch, Laconia                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2008

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Carroll County)

Christine MacDonald, Ossipee                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Margaret Rieser, Freedom                                                           Term:  May 8, 2008

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Strafford County)

Beth Setear, Dover                                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Mother Paul Marie Santa Lucia, Rochester                             Term:  July 1, 2007

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

Recommended by the Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services

(Strafford County)

Steven H. Slovenski, Lee                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  December 2, 2008

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee

(Medical)

Charles Leutzinger, MD, Wilton                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2010

 

State Radiation Advisory Committee

(Public Member)

Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, Seabrook                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 14, 2010

 

Rivers Management Advisory Board

(Representative of the Agricultural Community)

Alan S. Bartlett, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James Robertson, Contoocook                                                  Term:  March 22, 2009

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Natural Resource Scientists

Nancy B. Rendall, Gilmanton                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Wetlands Site Selection Committee

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions

Rick D. Van de Poll, Center Sandwich                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Anne Broderick Botteri, Bedford                                                                       Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Janice N. Markey, Center Tuftonboro                                                              Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Pamela B. Remick, Lancaster                                                                              Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

State Commission on the Status of Women

Bonnie White, Hopkinton                                                                                  Effective:  October 20, 2006

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 20, 2009

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the City of Franklin, NH, for the purpose of rehabilitating 6 units of transitional housing and 10 units of affordable housing, in the amount of $485,000.  Effective upon G&C app4oval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#2            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to pay an outstanding terminal pay expense from State Fiscal Year 2006 in the amount of $2,775.06 using State Fiscal Year 2007 funds.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3            Authorized to conduct a one day conference on Saturday, October 28, 2006 at the Waterville Valley Ski Resort Inc., to provide training to local land use board members for a total cost not to exceed $8,505.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the conference above to defray the costs of the conference.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Waterville Valley Ski Resort Inc., Waterville Valley, NH to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, morning breakfast, refreshments, and lunch for the conference in an amount not to exceed $6,855.   100% Other Funds.  (4)Further Authorized up to $1,650 for reimbursement of expenses related to speakers and conference materials including but not limited to handout reproduction, printing, mailings, and supplies, overnight stay, etc.  81% Other, 6% Federal, 13% General Funds. 

 

#4            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 $1,797,260.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,340,723.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $3,405,664.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,309,572.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8            Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program in the amount of $1,065,083.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9            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 $2,151,957.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $82,873.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $11,809 of the above-references contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $65,201.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $9,291 of the above-references contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $132,824.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $18,927 of the above-references contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $62,837.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $8,954 of the above-references contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#14          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $56,894.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $8,107 of the above-references contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#15          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households receiving Weatherization services in the amount of $99,371.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to advance the vendor $14,160 of the above-references contract amount.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#16          Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental services, Concord, NH to provide monitoring services for the state’s interests in privately owned conservation lands in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  83% Federal, 17% General Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized to pay an invoice in the amount of $1,900 from the National Association of State Energy Officials for dues for the FY2005-2006 period with Fiscal Year 2007 funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18          Authorized James P. Ryan, Stratham, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#19          Authorized Duane M. Foster, Portsmouth, NH, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#20          Authorized Mary L. Hennessey, Hampton, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

 

#21          Authorized to accept donations of computer software, HP laser printer, computer services to include KIOSK update in the amount of $2,162.89 for the NH Veterans Cemetery.

 

#22          Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $910 for the NH Veterans Cemetery.  100% Other Funds. 

 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#23          Authorized the administrative directives to be issued as “Section 1100, Reimbursement of Travel, Meals, and Lodging Expenses,” for inclusion in the Department of Administrative Services Procedures Manuel.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#24          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the Rockingham County Bar Association for their use of space located in the Rockingham County Courthouse, Brentwood, NH.  Effective October 1, 2006 through February 28, 2009. 

 

#25          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease renewal agreement with the City of Laconia, NH, for 8,600 sq ft of space located in the Laconia District Court Building for a total amount not to exceed $39,929.98.  Effective July 1, 2005 through January 1, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B to test indoor air quality in this facility.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#26          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease renewal with Sal’s Kitchen Realty, Salem, NH, for office and courtroom space in Milford, NH, for a total cost of $219,920.49.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2009.  100% Transfer Funds. 

 

#27          Authorized to accept the donation of a Sargent Tina Crabapple tree and granite tree marker from the Friends of Bob Collins.  The tree and marker will be planted in the small area near the Division of Personnel entrance, in memory of Bob Collins.

 

#28          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Jacques Whitford, Portsmouth, NH, for professional environmental/geotechnical required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#29          Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2007 during the month of August.

 

#30          Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $670,000,000 to cover the expenditures for the Month of October 2006.  (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $421,866,786.70 for the Month of August and recommends the balance of $98,133,213.30 be lapsed.

 

#30A      Authorized to waive $7,979.68 of its recoverable worker’s compensation lien of $19,646.34 to Karen Koczela in accordance with the consented to petition as detailed in letter dated September 13, 2006.

 

#30B       Authorized to accept the donation of 1059 compact fluorescent light bulbs from Paradigm Nouveau Enterprises LLC, Boulder, CO, to be installed in the State House.

 

#30C       Authorized to exercise an option to renew an existing Actuarial, Claims Audit and Employee Benefits Consulting Services agreement with The Segal Company for an additional two years, ending September 30, 2008, for an amount not to exceed $680,000.

 

#30D       Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a contract with Palmer and Sicard Inc., Exeter, NH, for electrical renovations at the Merrimack Toll Plaza, Merrimack, NH, by increasing the amount by $96,214 from $1,008,000 to $1,104,214.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized an additional amount of $5,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, increasing the engineering fees from $40,000 to $45,000, brining the total contract from $1,104,214 to $1,109,214.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#31          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $19,754.40 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32          Authorized Division of Arts to renew the membership with the National Assembly of State Arts agencies, Washington, DC in the amount of $7,245.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33          Authorized NH State Library to make a retroactive payment of wages and benefits to Susan Palmatier, Librarian III, in the amount of $1,032.33, due to an incorrect increment date for the pay period ending March 16, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education grant to Toby School in the amount of $3,500.  (2)Further Authorized Tobey School to accept and expend an Arts in Education grant from the Division of Arts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35          Authorized NH State Council on Arts to award FY 2007 Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grants totaling $22,930 as detailed in letter dated September 13, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                NH RETIREMENT SYSTEM

#36          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and place on file the fiscal year 2005 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37          Authorized to reclassify position #18432, Reproduction Equipment Operator I, labor grade 8, to Records Control Clerk, labor grade 10.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#38          Authorized to designate Glenn A. Perlow as an attorney at a salary of $61,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#39          Authorized to designate Tracy M. Culberson as an attorney at a salary of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#40          Authorized to amend the Safe Havens federal grant award (previously approve by G&C on 9-22-04, item #22), supporting seven visitation centers serving NH which provide safe facilities for visitation and exchange of children in cases where domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault or stalking have been identified, by extending the termination date from September 30, 2006 to December 31, 2006.  (2)Further Authorized to amend the Safe Havens federal grant award above, (previously approve by G&C on 9-22-04, item #22), by extending the termination date only of all seven original sub-grantees made from the original end date of September 30, 2006 to a new end date of December 31, 2006.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized to enter into a sole source lease agreement with Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation, Concord, NH, for rental of 3,451 square feet of space located at the Concord Hospital for the office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the amount of $420,135.12.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#42          WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to amend a sole source contract with National Medical Services, Willow Grove, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-06, item #54C), to provide toxicology testing services for the State Medical Examiner, by increasing the amount by $130,000 from $65,000 to $195,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43          Authorized for the salary increase set out in Appendix A, for attorneys in the Department of Justice, effective October 1, 2006 as Authorized by RSA 94:1-a, I(c)(3)(Supp.2002).

 

#44          Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Rosemary Swain (previously approved by G&C on 7-19-06, item #39), to catalog evidence and provide general office support as well as maintaining the contractor’s current weekly work hours and hourly rate, by increasing the amount by $32,637.77 from $10,000 to a new total of $42,637.77, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#45          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to accept and expend federal funds for $39,285 from the US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, to administer, develop, and promote a successful mine-training program.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees in the amount of $35 from each participant in the mine training seminars as part of the federal program noted above totaling $10,700 to defray cost of facility expenses and to meet the required 25% non-federal matching fund.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.    100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#46          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to table the request to enter into an agreement with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Boston, MA, for consulting and software implementation services in an amount not to exceed $11,400,000.  Effective September 27, 2006 through June 30, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47          Authorized to reclassify position #40487, Programs Technician, salary grade 19 to Program Specialist III, salary grade 23.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#48          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request a waiver to exceed the 300-mile maximum travel radius by state vehicle in lieu of common carrier.  Investigations Corporal Tim Coulombe will travel to Egg Harbor Township, NJ on October 9, 2006 and returning on October 13, 2006 for the purpose of attending the Seventh Annual East Coast Gang Investigators Association Training Conference for a total estimated cost of $667.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#49          Authorized Bureau of Trails to award an emergency grant to the OHRV clubs as detailed in letter dated September 13, 2006, in the amount of $147,703.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.  78% Transfer, 22% Other Funds. 

 

#50          Authorized with Councilor Wieczorek voting no, Planning & Development to enter into a contract with Mayo Roofing Co., Concord, NH, for the repair of the State Forest Warehouse, Concord, NH, in the amount of $71,290.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2006.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#51          Authorized to enter into a contract with James M. LaClair d/b/a LaClair Electric, Gilmanton, NH, for new breakers, panels and new wiring throughout the superintendent’s house at the Powder Mill State Fish Hatchery in New Durham, NH, in the amount of $7,225.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized to accept and expend $40,000 in grant monies from the US Department of Agriculture, Animal Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, for the purpose of surveying wild bird populations in NH for avian influenza.  Effective retroactive to May 1, 2006 through April 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#53          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no to retroactively award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project totaling $11,025.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the entities as detailed in letter dated August 31, 2006, totaling $74,689.60 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $40,000 to cover the costs of a water quality and flow study of the Upper Merrimack River for planning public water and wastewater projects.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with the US Army Corps of Engineers, Concord, MA to complete tasks 1-4 & 9 of a water quality and flow study of the Upper Merrimack River for Planning public water and wastewater projects in the amount of $80,000.  (3)Further Authorized an advance payment in an amount not to exceed $80,000 to the Corps in accordance with the terms of the agreement.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#56          Authorized to amend a contract with Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc., Concord, NH, to extend the contract for completing the superfund Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study for the Beede Waste Oil Superfund Site in Plaistow from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#57          Authorized to amend an agreement with Richard L. Poulin, Berlin, NH, for office space in Berlin, NH in the amount of $42,087.75.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2006.  41% Federal, 59% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#58          Authorized Disability Determination Section to amend a sole source agreement with Peter B. Delfausse, MD, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-3-05, item #112), to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for the Disability Determination Section, by increasing the amount by $12,798.02 from $33,679 to $46,477.02.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% Federal 50% General Funds. 

 

#59          Authorized Special Medical Services Section to enter into an agreement with Crotched Mountain Foundation, Greenfield, NH, to develop a medical home system of care for children with special health care needs and their families in an amount not to exceed $75,206.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  32% Federal, 68% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Public Health Services

#60          Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to grant the list, as detailed in letter dated September 12, 2006, of pandemic preparedness funds to the associated All Hazards Regions Planning Groups in the amount of $109,675.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#61          Authorized Maternal and Child Health Section to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to obtain epidemiological expertise to provide analytic and research support in the amount of $256,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  49% Federal, 51% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#62          Authorized to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Rivier College, Nashua, NH, so that Eric Artus may attend the course entitled Spanish Culture through Film & Music I, during the period of September 1, 2006 through December 12, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,250.  25% Federal, 75% General Funds. 

 

                                Glencliff Home For Elderly

#63          Authorized to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, so that Sarah Lester may attend the course entitled Statistical Methods, during the period of August 28, 2006 through December 16, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $612.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families

#64          Authorized to reimburse the individuals, as detailed in letter dated August 31, 2006, from current year funds for in-state travel expenses incurred while in the performance of official state business during the last state fiscal year.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health

#65          Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $35,408.10 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, so that Debora E.W. Vallery may attend the course entitled Economics for Managers, during the period of September 5, 2006 through December 2, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,157.70.  25% Federal, 75% General Funds. 

 

#67          Authorized to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, so that Charlene E. Noyes may attend the course entitled Quantitative & Research Techniques for Leaders, during the period of September 5, 2006 through December 2, 2006 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,157.70.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#68          Authorized to retroactively reimburse Caroline Worster, Family Service Specialist, $35.60 for travel expenses incurred on May 26, 2006.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#69          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $487,408.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $69,583 to the grantee to enable the program to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C, whichever is later, through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $442,308.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $58,154 to the grantee to enable the program to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C, whichever is later, through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $397,122.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $61,124 to the grantee to enable the program to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C, whichever is later, through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $610,658.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $96,420 to the grantee to enable the program to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C, whichever is later, through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $989,029.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $140,325 to the grantee to enable the program to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C, whichever is later, through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families in an amount not to exceed $521,310.  (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $77,891 to the grantee to enable the program to operate during the period between monthly reimbursements from the State.  Effective October 1, 2006 or upon G&C, whichever is later, through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#75          Authorized to reclassify position #15833, Medical Records Technician, salary grade 11, to Registered Nurse III, salary grade 23, position #16075, Clerk III, salary grade 8, to Registered Nurse II, salary grade 23 and position #30893, Secretary Typist II, salary grade 8 to Registered Nurse III, salary grade 23.

 

#76          Authorized to reclassify position #16370, Health Facilities Cleaner Supervisor II, salary grade 15, to Supervisor I, salary grade 19.

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#77          Authorized to exercise the option of a one-year extension of the contract with McKesson Health Solutions, LLC, Broomfield, CO, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #108), to continue providing a Disease Management Program to NH Medicaid recipients by extending the completion date from September 30, 2006 to September 30, 2007 and by increasing the price from $2,385,701 to $3,885,701.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#78          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to retroactively pay Elsa Gonnella promotion wages that were not processed from June 2, 2003 to June 31, 2006 in the amount of $4,051.36 which includes holiday pay.  38% Federal, 25% General, 37% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#79          Authorized to enter into a contract with Community & School Partners LLC, Rye, NH, for the purpose of continued assistance with the Educator Information System in an amount not to exceed $60,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 with an option to renew for up to two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms therein and pending legislature approval for the next biennium budget.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to retroactively pay the Education Information Management Advisory Committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers an FY 07 annual assessment fee in the amount of $9,800.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#81          Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Pembroke, NH, for 2,500 sq ft of space in Concord, NH, for a total cost of $128,125.20.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#82          Authorized to grant funds through a cooperative project agreement on a sole source basis to the Institute of Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families to develop leadership skills for an amount not to exceed $30,000.  (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to budget and expend funds in FY 2007 in the amount of $12,161.98 for the purpose of providing training for a teacher recruitment program coordinated by Granite State College.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#84          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 $90,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $251,000.  (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86          NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#87          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Advantage Sign Inc., Concord, NH, to provide and install service exterior signs for the building in Concord in the amount of $4,551.80.  Effective upon G&C approval through completion of the work required, anticipated to be 30-60 days from date of approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized to pay annual membership dues to the multi-state organizations as detailed in letter dated September 12, 2006.

 

#89          Authorized Division of Administration to reclassify position #10398, Payroll Officer II, labor grade 16 to Supervisor I, labor grade 19.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with Maki Janitorial, New Hampton, NH, to provide janitorial services for the Belknap Mall, DMV offices, in the amount of $2,730.  Effective July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized Division of Administration to retroactively reimburse Graybar for a cost incurred prior to June 1, 2006 out of State Fiscal Year 2007 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#91A      Authorized Division of Fire Safety, Bureau of Electrical Safety & Licensing approval to enter into a lease extension with McCarthy Properties, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-99, item #147, amended on 11-19-03, item #102), for office space in Concord, NH at a cost of $4,166.65.  Effective October 1, 2006 through February 28, 2007. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#92          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Brox Industries Inc., Dracut, MA (previously approved by G& Con 4-19-06, item #118A), for roadway resurfacing of 8.5 miles of the Blue Star (I-95)and Spaulding Turnpikes in the Cities of Portsmouth, Dover and Rochester, by increasing the amount by $298,000 from $2,155,257.50 to $2,453,257.50.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way’s petition for a hearing on reconstruction of NH Route 123 beginning at the crossing of Warren Brook just downstream of Lake Warren dam and continuing approximately 4 miles west to Murphy Hill Rd.  A commission should be appointed to hold a hearing, and, if the necessity is found, to layout the highway at this location with a suggested budget of $6,112.50.

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way’s petition for a hearing on the construction of a park and ride facility on Indian Brook Drive just west of Exit 9 on the Spaulding Turnpike.  A commission should be appointed to hold a hearing, and, if the necessity is found, to layout the new facility at this location with a suggested budget of $722.50.

 

#95          Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to pay Manchester Transit Authority, Manchester, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus replacement in an amount not to exceed $214,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $248,859.73 as detailed in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 25, 2006 through September 8, 2006.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#97          Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600.  Effective October 1, 2006 through December 31, 2006.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Liddell Brothers Inc., Norwell, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-05, item #170), for removing and replacing signs, sign posts, and sign bases along Interstate 89 in Enfield and Lebanon, by increasing the amount by $15,000 from $690,587,78 to $705,587.78, and by extending the end date to October 27, 2006.  91% Federal, 10% State Highway Funds. 

 

#99          Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to continue membership with the National Association of State Aviation Officials, Silver Spring, MD, and pay membership dues of $7,857.74.   Effective October 1, 2006 through September 30, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Town of Whitefield, NH, for AIP-15 for the design only for a new partial parallel taxiway, taxilanes and the reconstruction of a general aviation ramp.  In addition, an Instrument Landing System feasibility study will be conducted as part of this project in the amount of $161,565.  Effective upon G&C approval.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#101        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Town of Whitefield, to amend a grant in the amount of $185,530.50 from $1,660,318.25 to $1,845,848.75 for AIP-14 to reconstruct, mark, light and extend Runway 10-28 at the Mount Washington Regional Airport.  Effective upon G&C approval.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#102        Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Keene, NH, for AIP-21 to reconstruct a general aviation ramp at the Dillant Hopkins Airport (Keene) in the amount of $803,590.  Effective upon G&C approval.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#103        Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated, Bedford, NH, and Watertown, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #139), for preliminary design for the widening of the Spaulding Turnpike in the Town of Newington, by retroactively extending the completion date from May 16, 2006 to December 31, 2007. 

 

#104        Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #537), for transportation services for the general public and elderly and disabled citizens in the Upper Valley region of NH, by increasing the amount by $350,900 from $1,848,176 to $2,199,076.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#105        Authorized Bureau of Bridge Maintenance to enter into a contract with Arstectum Inc., Scarborough, ME, for inspection and maintenance of bridge cameras and CCTV systems for an amount not to exceed $22,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008 with the option to renew for an additional two year period subject to G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#106                                                                        TUITION REQUESTS

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

 

A.         COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $894.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Lloyd, Program Planner, in the course entitled “Independent Study in Education Administration”.

B.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $741.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise M. Kitson, Accountant I, in the course entitled “Human Resource Management”.

C.         HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Excelsior College, Albany, NY, the sum of $1,460.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorene Reagan, Administrator II, in the on-line course entitled “Research and Evidence Based Practice”.

 

Requested Tuition Total:  $3,095.00

 

#107                                                                        TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.         CULTURAL RESOURCES - Request permission for (1) employee, Catherine O’Brian, Grants Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Albuquerque, NM, on November 7 - 10, 2006, to attend the State Arts Agencies Arts Education Managers Profession Development Institute.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Catherine O’Brian.  Total Cost: $987.52. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fees: $50.00.

B.         SAFETY, ROAD TOLL AUDIT BUREAU - Request permission for (1) employee, Eric Marshall, Road Toll Auditor II, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on October 23 - 27, 2006, to perform an audit.  ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $419.44 IS REQUESTED FOR Eric Marshall.  Total Cost: $619.44. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

A.            Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to transfer $250,000.00 in FY2007 appropriations to install an emergency generator and related emergency electrical systems at the Carroll County Courthouse in Ossipee.  100%transfers from other agencies.  Fiscal Committee Approved.

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

B.            Authorized to amend the federal award received from the National Institute of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-2-05, item #42), in support of forensic services in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorized to amend sub-grants (previously approved by G&C on 11-2-05, item #42), to the agencies as detailed in letter dated August 31, 2006, to support forensic services in NH, by extending the end dates from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funding.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

C.            Authorized to amend a sub-grant received in the amount of $63,032.00 (previously approved by G&C on 11-2-05, item #40), to support forensic services at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, by extending the end date from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funding.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

D.                  Authorized to amend a federal grant received from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, Item #64), by extending the termination date of from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorized to amend a federal grant received from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #64), to support SPOTS training, by extending the termination date from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  (3)Further authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Administrative Office of the Courts to be used to assist the Courts with Domestic Violence Order data entry, in the amount of $84,519.00.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funding.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

E.             Authorized to accept and expend a supplemental grant in the amount of $54,114.00 from the federal Bureau of Justice Assistance, to promote gun safety.  Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorized to amend the Project Safe Neighborhoods supplemental award (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #32), by extending the end date from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  (3)Further authorized to amend the sub-grant to the Laconia Police Department (previously approved by G&C on October 5, 2005, item #32), to promote gun safety, by extending the end date from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  (4)Further authorized to amend the sub-grants, as detailed in letter dated August 31, 2006 (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #32), by extending the end date to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funding.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

F.             Authorized to amend a grant received from the US Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 1-11-06, item #76), by extending the termination date from September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funding.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

G.            Authorized to amend a grant received from the US Department of Justice called “Operation Street Sweeper” (previously approved by G&C on 12-7-05, item #93), by extending the termination date from September 30, 2006 to June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

H.            Authorized to enter into a Sole Source agreement with Harry-O Electrical, Gilford, NH, for emergency repairs of the dock fueling system at the Gilford boathouse in the amount of $13,807.00.  100% Navigation Safety Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

I.              Authorized to retroactively accept and expend $90,075.00 from the NH Department of Justice for the NH State Police Crime to be used in the area of the Digital Evidence Section, effective on July l, 2006, through June 30, 2007.  (2)Further authorized to continue a Computer Forensic Analyst in the State Police Crime Lab.  Position originally approved by the Fiscal Committee on February 23, 2005 and subsequently approved on June 30, 2005.  This request will be effective with the dates of approvals through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

J.             Authorized to accept and expend a federal grant, “Border Enforcement Grant 2006” from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $829,189.00; further authorized the Department to extend and absorb positions approved by Fiscal Committee on February 23, 2005, July 20, 2005, and September 21, 2005.  These positions were approved for the protection of the state’s borders.  This request will be effective from the dates of approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

K.            Authorized to amend G&C Item #37, approved on 12-7-05, by extending the end date of the federal award administered through the NH Department of Justice as part of the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Criminal History Improvement Program in the amount of $300,000.00.  Effective September 30, 2006, to June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

L.             Authorized to accept and expend federal funds for the Community Based Sex Offender Management Program from the US Department of Justice in the amount of $166,565.27 from the date of Fiscal Committee and Governor and Council approval through March 31, 2007; further Authorized the Department to extend the part-time temporary position of Program Assistant and polygraph testing consultants for this program from the date of approval through March 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved.

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

M.           Authorized to retroactively accept and expend funds for the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth in Sentencing program from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $178,936.22 for the period beginning July 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006; further Authorized to retroactively extend two full-time temporary positions funded by the NH Dept. of Justice through this grant through September 30, 2006.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

N.            Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $107,906.48 from the US Department of Energy for state energy programs effective upon Joint Fiscal Committee and Governor and Council approval through June 30, 2007.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

O.            Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $271,183.20 from the US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, for equipment and flood victim payments related to the National Flood Insurance Programs through June 30, 2007, effective upon Joint Fiscal Committee and Governor and Executive Council approval.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee Approved

 

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.             Authorized to retroactively renew a contract with Measured Progress, Inc., Dover, NH, in an amount not to exceed $3,393,360.00 from August 12, 2006 until September 30, 2007, to administer the Tri-state New England Common Assessment Program for trades 3-8 and grade 11.  100% Federal Funds.

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Q.            Authorized to increase the contract amount with Brox Industries, Inc., Dracut, MA by $300,000.00 from $1,918,135.00 to $2,218,135.00 for roadway surfacing of the Central Turnpike in Nashua, Merrimack and Hooksett through October 6, 2006.  100% Turnpike Funds

 

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

R.            TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and with Councilor Burton voting no, voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Capitol Alarm Systems, Inc. Penacook, NH for the purpose of providing specialized burglar and fire alarm services in the amount of $137,383.00 through June 30, 2008.  45% General Funds 55% Other Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

S.             Authorized to accept a donation for the Trustees of the Robert Frost Farm of a security system for the Robert Frost Farm.  The value of the security system is $1,024.00

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

T.            Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Keystone Enterprises, Concord, NH in the amount of $29,670.00 to provide concrete foundation and framing for the campground bathhouse at Bear Brook State Park, Allenstown.  100% General Funds

 

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

U.            TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table Stonefence Acquisition LLC’s request to fill 5,168 of wet meadow to construct recreational facilities and fill 8,637 sq ft of palustrine forested wetland including culverting 239 ft of intermittent stream to provide parking for a commercial development and private recreational facilities, reconfigure and expand an existing 68 slip docking facility to provide a total of 73 slips and stabilize the shoreline exposed by the removal of the pre-existing docking facility on properties having 639 feet of frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.  This project is a modification of a major docking facility.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

V.            Authorization to contract with Janitech, Inc., Nashua, NH, for janitorial services at the Health and Human Services Building, Concord, NH. in an amount not to exceed  $545,712.00.  100% Rental Income

 

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

W.           Authorization to enter into a sole source contract with the Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program to provide statewide surplus food distribution for the Emergency Food Assistance Program for a total not to exceed $344,025.00.  100% Federal Funds

 

 

 

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to remove item #153 - which was tabled at the September 13, 2006 Meeting.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

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

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at The Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned