GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Boys and Girls Club, Nashua, New Hampshire

September 28, 2011, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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Dr. Paul Berube of the Nashua Grace Fellowship Church offered the prayer as follows:

 

Good morning gentlemen,

 

Please bow your heads with me as we look to the Almighty together this morning:

 

Vain is the acknowledgement of a Supreme Being unless we allow Him to genuinely influence our decisions and practice.

 

Our expressions of homage should include the element of humbling ourselves before Him, for we genuinely need his grace and mercy.

 

Before looking to Him for favor and blessings, we should first look to him in confession and repentance.  Many are men's offenses, many our transgressions. Our prayer must be that "He give us a true spirit of repentance", that the hearts of men be made right with God.

 

Our aim in praying these prayers is that the Almighty would be pleased with us. That He would be pleased to bless the people and institutions of this great state. That He would be pleased to grant His Holy Protection and Grace on our Legislature, on our Judiciary, and on our Governor and Council.

 

Our prayer further is that a spirit of emulation, industry, economy, and frugality would cover this state. That the people of New Hampshire would be disposed to lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty.

 

We look to You, the Almighty this morning, asking You to bless our seasons. Asking You to increase our yield, asking You to grant favor on all the labors of our hands.

 

My ultimate prayer is that You would rain down righteousness on New Hampshire. That You would revive religion and spread the knowledge of the true God, the Savior of men throughout New Hampshire.

 

Bold prayer – maybe not politically correct – but heartfelt and genuine, and needed in this hour.

 

This is not the first time these words have been spoken at a New Hampshire Governor's Council meeting. The first time they were delivered at the Council Chamber in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on the 28th day of February 1786. Delivered by then New Hampshire Governor John Langdon.

 

May the Almighty grant us the same favor and grace He granted Governor Langdon and his Council.

 

"Given at the Boys and Girls Club in Nashua, this twenty-eighth day of February, in the year of our LORD, two thousand eleven, and in the two hundred and thirty-fifth year of the Sovereignty and Independence of the United States of America."

 

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The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the Governor.

 

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, accepted the minutes of September 14, 2011.

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 14, 2011 meeting.

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

 

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The Governor and Executive Council swore into office the following Representative-elect:

 

Hillsborough County District No. 3.

Peter R. Leishman, d, Peterborough (39 Birch Road) 03458

 

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RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following resignation:

 

Advanced Manufacturing Education Advisory Board

(Superintendent)

Jacqueline E. Guillette, Claremont                                                                   Effective: Upon acceptance

 

 

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Consumer Interests)

Claudia Boozer-Blasco, Litchfield                                                                   Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Helen Brody, Grantham (term limited)                                   Term:  May 22, 2016

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Food Distribution Industry)

Jenny Chartier, Weare                                                                                        Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Mary Ann Kristiansen, Roxbury (term limited)                     Term:  June 19, 2015

 

Air Resources Council

(Fuel Oils Industry)

David G. Collins, Bedford                                                                                  Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 6, 2015

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Committee

(Drug Abuse Treatment)

Stephanie A. Savard, Derry                                                                               Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 20, 2014

 

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Use Professionals

(MLADC)

Barry S. Timmerman, Newmarket                                                                   Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Joseph P. Harding, Chester (resigned)                                      Term:  January 28, 2013

 

Board of Architects

Richard M. Monahon Jr., Peterborough                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 9, 2016

 

Board of Auctioneers

(Public Member)

Roy W. Tilsley, Jr., Lyndeborough                                                                   Effective:  September 28, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  March 1, 2016

 

Division for Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Belknap County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Sandra T. McGonagle, Gilford                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 1, 2014

 

Community College System of New Hampshire

(Business and Industry)

Geraldine E. Ilukowicz, Grantham                                                                   Effective:  September 28, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  June 30, 2013

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Labor

Pierre O. Caron, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 16, 2014

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Attorney)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Labor

Joseph A. Dickinson, Concord                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  March 17, 2014

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member/Agriculture)

Wayne A. Mann, Canterbury                                                                           Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Rebecca Nelson, Newport                                                          Term:  November 16, 2012

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Public Member/Forest Land Owner)

David W. Tellman, Whitefield                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 9, 2013

 

Board of Dental Examiners, Dental Hygienists’ Committee

(Dental Hygienist)

Nominated by the NH Dental Hygienists’ Association

Joan K. Fitzgerald, Manchester                                                                        Effective:  September 28, 2011

Vacancy (New Committee established by 2011 HB 565, Chapter 172)  Term:  September 28, 2014

 

Board of Dental Examiners, Dental Hygienists’ Committee

(Dental Hygienist)

Nominated by the NH Dental Hygiene Education  Community

Lisa J. Malfait, Concord                                                                                    Effective:  September 28, 2011

Vacancy (New Committee established by 2011 HB 565, Chapter 172)  Term:  September 28, 2014

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Manufacturing Industry)

John D. Ela, Concord                                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  July 8, 2016

 

Midwifery Council

(Midwife)

Adrian E. Feldhusen, New Ipswich                                                                   Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 28, 2015

 

Midwifery Council

(Obstetrician)

Sylvia Horsley, Nashua                                                                                      Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 28, 2015

 

New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank

Thomas Silvia, Amherst                                                                                     Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Steve S. Panagoulis, Plymouth (resigned)                               Term:  July 1, 2015

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of Environmental Services

Nelson L. Thibault, Nottingham                                                                       Effective:  September 30, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 30, 2015

 

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission

Nominated by the Commissioner of Environmental Services

Robert W. Varney, Bow                                                                                     Effective:  September 30, 2011

Succeeding:  Will Abbott, Holderness                                                              Term:  September 30, 2015

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Thelma J. Brown, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 4, 2014

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Daniel W. Caron, Melvin Village                                                                      Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 4, 2014

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Walter Zanchuk, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 4, 2014

 

Public Walter Access Advisory Board

(Hunting)

Mary Ellen Pfeifle, Bradford                                                                             Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Joseph A. Norton, Henniker                                                       Term:  October 27, 2013

 

Public Walter Access Advisory Board

(Public Member – Chairperson)

Thomas Quarles Jr., Brookline                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 27, 2013

 

Public Walter Access Advisory Board

(Non-Power Boating)

R. Andrew Robertson, Deerfield                                                                       Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 27, 2013

 

Public Walter Access Advisory Board

(Public Member)

Jayne E. Spaulding, Bedford                                                                             Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Mary Ellen Pfeifle, Bradford (resigned)                                   Term:  October 27, 2012

 

New Hampshire Real Estate Commission

(Broker)

William E. Barry, Merrimack                                                                            Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Nancy G. LeRoy, Laconia (term limited)                                Term:  September 15, 2016

 

New Hampshire Real Estate Commission

(Public Member)

Paul Lipnick, Nashua                                                                                         Effective:  September 28, 2011

Succeeding:  Pauline Ikawa, Manchester (term limited)                              Term:  September 15, 2015

 

Deputy Director of the Division of MotorVehicles within the Department of Safety

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety

William R. Joseph, Bristol                                                                                  Effective:  September 28, 2011

Vacancy                                                                                                                Term:  August 9, 2012

Salary:  Grade FF; step 1 $63,231

 

Transportation Appeals Board

(Alternate/Prof. Engineers)

Todd D. Connors, Manchester                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  June 23, 2014

 

New Hampshire Water Well Board

(Pump Installer)

Stephen R. Smith, Dunbarton                                                                           Effective:  September 28, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 15, 2014

 

NOMINATED & CONFIRMED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to nominate and confirm the following:

 

Public Utilities Commission, Special Commissioner

Bruce B. Ellsworth, Hopkinton                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Per RSA 363:20                                                                                                   Term:  Upon finanl order of Docket 11-184

(PSNH et al joint petition for approval of power purchase and sale agreement and settlement agreement.)

Salary:  Per Diem:  $423.21

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts

Roger C. Brooks, Concord                                                                                 Effective:  October 14, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2016

 

Assessing Standards Board

(Municipal official of town with population less than 5000)

Eric G. Stohl, Colebrook                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 17, 2013

 

Community Development Finance Authority

(Labor)

Joseph J. Donahue, Derry                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Raymond Trueman, Newfield                                                  Term:  July 1, 2014

 

State Conservation Committee

(Hillsborough/Merrimack)

Nominated by the Hillsborough County Conservation District

John A. Parker, Greenfield                                                                                 Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  August 1, 2015

 

County-State Finance Commission

Richard D. Crocker, Plymouth                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Bruce Clow, Gilford                                                                     Term:  September 21, 2013

 

Board of Dental Examiners, Dental Hygienists’ Committee

(Dental Hygienist)

Nominated by the New Hampshire Dental Society

Carolyn M. Boisvert, Milford                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy (New committee established by 2011 HB 565, Chapter 172)   Term:  3 years from confirmation

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Firefighter)

Nominated by the Professional Firefighters of New Hampshire

Derek J. Martel, Concord                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Brett R. Scholbe, Auburn                                                           Term:  September 16, 2014

 

Judicial Council

(Lay Person)

Dianne Kearns Duncan, Walpole                                                                     Effective: Upon confirmation

Succeeding: David N. Page, Sunapee                                                              Term: January 1, 2014

 

Board of Medicine

(Public Member)

Edmund J. Waters Jr., Contoocook                                                                 Effective:  October 14, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2016

 

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board

(Represents interests of persons of low-income)

Joseph L. Costello, Conway                                                                              Effective:  October 14, 2011

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  October 14, 2014

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Representative of Agricultural Community)

Roger F. Noonan, New Boston                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Alan S. Bartlett, Concord                                                           Term:  March 22, 2012

 

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation

(Employers)

Connie M. Roy-Czyzowski, Bedford                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Carolyn H. Benthien, Goffstown (resigned)                           Term:  March 26, 2013

 

Waste Management Council

(Representative of community which recycles or recovers solid waste)

Michael W. Durfor, Sunapee                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                    Term:  September 7, 2015

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS:

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

A.      Authorized to accept the donation of one 2-year old female yellow Labrador retriever from Fire Investigator Stacey Dubois, valued at $20,000.  The canine meets the criteria for a hydrocarbon detection canine, and is replacing another retired canine.  Effective retroactive to August 14, 2011.

 

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

B.      Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of 21 umbrellas valued at $282 from Jean McElrath of Billerica, MA, for the lifeguard chairs along Hampton Beach.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ASMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

C.      Authorized, on behalf of the NH General Court, to accept a hand engraved brass etching of the NH State House, being donated by the estate of Lionel D. Jolly of Edmonds, WA, with a value of $5,000.

 

DEPARTMENT OF ASMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

D.      Authorized to accept a gift for travel reimbursement, not to exceed $1,400 from the National Association of State Budget Offices to allow one employee to attend the NASBO Fall Meeting October 13-15, 2011 in Arlington, VA.

 

#2           TRAVEL REQUEST:

 

A.      BANKING – Request permission for one (1) employee, Kathleen Sheehan, Bank Examiner, or her designee, to travel to Jacksonville, FL for six (6) days from October 2, 2011 through October 7, 2011 to attend a training seminar at the Money Transmitter Regulators Association.  A CASH ADVANCE of $535.00 is also requested for Kathleen Sheehan. Total Cost:  $1,069.00; 100% Other Funds-Examination Fees.  No Registration Fees.

 

B.      BANKING – Request permission for one (1) employee, Anna-Maria Tremblay, Bank Examiner, or her designee, to travel to Indianapolis, IN for six (6) days from October 2, 2011 through October 7, 2011 to attend Examiners Training School with the National Association Consumer Credit Administrators and the American Association Residential Mortgage Regulators.  A CASH ADVANCE of $975.00 is also requested for Anna-Maria Tremblay.  Total Cost:  $1,463.00; 100% Other Funds-Examination Fees.  No Registration Fees.

 

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#3           Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to enter into a contract with Tighe & Bond, Westfield, MA, & Portsmouth, NH, for work to be accomplished as part of the ARRA – State Energy Program – Feasibility Studies, in the amount of $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds. 

 

#4           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the 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 $82,119.  (2)Further authorized to advance to the vendor $14,781.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#5           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the 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 $78,753.  (2)Further authorized to advance to the vendor $14,177.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#6           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Community Action Program 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 $81,036.  (2)Further authorized to advance to the vendor $14,586.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#7           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 $195,951.  (2)Further authorized to advance to the vendor $35,271.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#8           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 $62,141.  (2)Further authorized to advance to the vendor $11,185.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#9           Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $14,576,791.  (2)Further authorized to advance $1,453,236.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#10         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 $5,236,696.  (2)Further authorized to advance $519,651.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#11         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,686,201.  (2)Further authorized to advance $363,971.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#12         Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $5,956,985.  (2)Further authorized to advance $590,575.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#13         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 $3,074,327.  (2)Further authorized to advance $303,683.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#14         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, authorized the request to enter into an agreement with the Capital Hotel Company I LLC, d/b/a Courtyard Marriott/Grappone Conference Center, to serve as the host site for the 2011 Annual Drunk and Drugged Driving Awareness Month lunch scheduled for November 21, 2011, in the amount of $4,185.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#15         Authorized to nominate John W. Logsdon Jr, Laconia, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#16         Authorized to confirm Lieutenant Colonel Laurie M. Farris, Andover, MA, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#17         Authorized to amend the fee schedule related to the operation of the NH State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #33), by adding a $200 relocation fee for the removal of cremains from one columbarium niche (grave) to another.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#18         Authorized a waiver as per Chapter 224:315, Laws of 2011, and RSA 21-I:56 I, to reclassify positions, as detailed in letter dated September 20, 2011.

 

#19         Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award a net sum of $700 to Ryan Stevens of the Department of Information Technology.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#20         Authorized the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award $175 to Richard Druding and $175 to Malcom Gentley, Department of Environmental Services.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#21         Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor David Wheeler with regard to the construction, furnishing and equipping of new continuing care retirement community facilities in connection with Peterborough Retirement Community at Upland Farm Inc., d/b/a Rivermead of Peterborough, NH.

 

#22         Authorized the Departments of Administrative Services, Safety, Transportation and Justice to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Community College System of NH, for the purpose of setting forth an agreement for access to records, the inclusion in certain State administrated services and to clarify their relationship.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 309, 2013.

 

#23         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a service contract with Allen & Coles Moving Systems, Hudson, NH, for moving the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse North from Nashua, NH to Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $5,710.  Effective October 17, 2011 through October 18, 2011.  100% Transfer from AOC. 

 

#24         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a twelve-month holdover agreement with the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, for courtroom and office space for the Cheshire County Superior & Probate Courts, in an amount not to exceed $399,612.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

#25         Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Use of Premises Agreement with the County of Hillsborough, for the leasing of state owned property located in the Hillsborough County Superior Courthouse, Manchester, NH, for an amount not to exceed $345,248.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 31, 2014.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#26         Authorized the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Beloin Construction Inc., Rochester, NH, for the NHARNG HVAC Renovations Army Air Support Facility, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $619,000.  (2)Further authorized the amount of $6,200 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $625,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 26, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#26A      Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Lease Agreement with the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #36), to extend the financing, construction and occupancy dates for the design-build construction of the new Keene Courthouse for Office and courtroom space to house the Keene District and Cheshire County Superior Court, by revising the dates of February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2028, to July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2028.  No Additional Funding.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27         Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $129,719, and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $129,718.78 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#28         Authorized the State Treasurer to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $150 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive process, negotiated sale or private placement.  Effective through June 30, 2012.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#29         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to enter into a “Firm Fixed Price” agreement with Fairfax Imaging Inc., a VA Corporation, for a fee not to exceed $1,845,295, inclusive of a $300,000 contingency to procure an additional ImageTrac 5445 (or similar) in the event other state agencies leverage DRA’s imaging and data extraction capabilities and whose volumes dictate that an additional scanner be purchased.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2014, with the option to renew for two additional one-year terms.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#30         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the Town of Newington, in the amount of $12,350.  Effective September 30, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#31         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to enter into a contract with ConsultEcon Inc., Cambridge, MA, for an assessment of the economic viability and community benefits of various interpretation/reuse options for the Old State House, in the amount of $28,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#32         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to enter into a sole source contract with TMS Architects, Portsmouth, NH, for continued participation in tasks related to the Old State House EDI grant project, in the amount of $3,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#33         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to enter into a sole source contract with Cultural Heritage Research Services Inc., North Wales PA, for continued participation in tasks related to the Old State House EDI grant project, in the amount of $3,902.35.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#34         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Keene, in the amount of $8,500.  Effective September 30, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#35         Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to award a Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Concord, in the amount of $10,075.  Effective September 30, 2011 through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#36         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, the Division of Arts to award a Partnership Initiative Grant for the Poetry Out Loud Project in the amount of $23,000 to the NH Writers Project, Manchester, NH, for a collaborative partnership initiative for NH Schools.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#37         Authorized to amend a $173,000 grant received from the NH Charitable Foundation (originally approved by G&C on 1-13-10, item #46), to be utilized to support offender reentry, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#38         Authorized to enter into a sole source License for Use of Premises renewal agreement with Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation, Concord, NH, for the Medical Examiner’s use of 2,150 square feet of morgue and autopsy lab space located in the Concord Hospital, for an amount not to exceed $789,821.12.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2016.  100% General Funds. 

 

#39         Authorized to reappoint Nicholas P. Cort as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective October 9, 2011 through October 9, 2016. 

 

#40         Authorized to nominate Martin Boldin to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission for three years from the date of G&C approval.

 

#41         Authorized to enter into a new sub grant with the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $74,748.50 from the FFY 2011 Paul Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Act Grant Program, which provides funding to support forensic laboratory services in NH.  This sub grant will support activities in the NH State Police Forensic Crime Lab.  Effective October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#42         Authorized to enter into a renewal lease with the Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation, Concord, NH, for the rental of 3,451 square feet of space located at the Memorial Medical Building, for the Chief Medical Examiner, in the amount of $472,165.80.  Effective October 1, 2011 through September 30, 2016.  100% General Funds. 

 

#43         Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $10,116.75 from the NH Safety Agency for the purpose of hosting a two-day Motor Vehicle Homicide Training Seminar.  Effective October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Transfer from other agency. 

 

#44         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $55,080, with the Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (originally approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #45), for the purpose of funding personnel to participate in the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  34% Federal, 66% Agency Income (Matching funds from Charitable Foundations). 

 

#45         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $9,500, with MHM Services (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #72), for the purpose of providing medication assistance through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#46         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $5,000, with the Goodwill Industries of Northern New England (originally approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #45), for the purpose of funding personnel to participate in the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#47         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $84,361 with the National Association for Mental Illness of NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-10-10, item #46), utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Grant to fund personnel for the Division of Community Corrections’ Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the period from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  46% Federal, 54% Agency Income (Matching funds from Charitable Foundations). 

 

#48         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $92,140 with Child and Family Services of NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #32), for the purpose of providing comprehensive risk assessments, intensive outpatient substance abuse treatment and family counseling through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 20912.  54% Federal, 46% Agency Income (Matching Funds from Charitable Foundations). 

 

#49         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $121,536, with MHM Services (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #28), for the purpose of providing medication assistance and psychotropic medication prescribing and monitoring through the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#50         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $20,125, with the NH Department of Corrections (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #27), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#51         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $28,470, with the NH Department of Corrections (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #66), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#52         Authorized to amend a sub grant in the amount of $52,758.13, with the NH Department of Corrections (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #32), for the purpose of providing comprehensive case management and oversight of the Second Chance Act Demonstration Project, by extending the end date from September 30, 2011 to March 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#53         Authorized to continue six positions in a temporary status for one year.  The estimated fiscal impact to SFY 2012 to extend these positions is $156,162.  These positions will be funded through existing federal funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#54         Authorized to retroactively continue one position in a temporary status for one year.  The estimated fiscal impact to SFY 2012 to extend these positions is $20,224.  These positions will be funded through existing federal funds.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#55         Authorized to secure workers’ compensation insurance coverage from Riverport Insurance Company for participants in the Return to Work Program, for an amount not to exceed $25,000.  Effective October 13, 2011 through October 12, 2012.  (2)Further authorized to pay the National Council on Compensation Insurance Inc., (NCCI) in their capacity as administrator of the NH Workers’ Compensation Insurance Plan, a workers’ compensation insurance deposit premium in an amount not to exceed $4,905, forwarded by NCCI to Riverport – this is a one-time administrative payment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#56         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and expend funds in the amount of $99,361 from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, State Criminal Alien Assistance Program for expenses related to the care and custody of criminal aliens in the NH Corrections system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

                                RACING AND CHARITABLE GAMING COMMISSION

#57         The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and place on file the report of activities for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#58         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, to accept and place on file the report regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain during fiscal year 2011.

 

#59         Authorized the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 10-20-10, item #32), for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act On-the-Job employment and training services, by increasing the amount from $878,025 to $1,539,839, an increase of $661,814, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2012 to June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Workforce Investment Act Funds. 

 

#60         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to retroactively amend a grant from the US Department of Commerce, (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #38A); to carry forward and budget grant funds in the amount of $1,458,365.14 in FY 2012, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2012 from June 30, 2011.  80% Federal, 20% Other (Agency Income) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#61         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to retroactively amend a grant from the USDA Forest Service, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #81), for the Hazardous Fuel Reduction at the Pine River State Forest and Ossipee Pine Barrens project, by increasing the amount of $44,298 to $122,476 an increase of $78,178 in SFY 2012 and 2013, and by extending the completion date to July 31, 2012 from June 30, 2011.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011.  

 

#62         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands to accept the donation of approximately 57 acres of undeveloped forestland abutting Honey Brook State Forest in the Town of Lempster, from Mr. Marco Gagnon, Trustee of the “Devonshire Farm Trust 2002”.  No Cost to the State.

 

#63         FAILED – With Councilor St. Hilaire abstaining, and Councilors Sununu, Wieczorek and Wheeler voting no, the Governor and Council failed to authorize the request of the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with D. Nicholson Construction Services, Hampton, NH, for vinyl composition floor tile replacement at the North Country Resources Center in Lancaster, NH, in the amount of $19,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 18, 2011.  100% Capital Funds. 

 

#64         Authorized the Division of Forests and Lands in partnership with the NH Fish and Game Department, to amend a retroactive sole source contract with SumCo Eco-Contracting LLC, Salem, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 3-30-11, item #46), for the Riverbank Restoration Project at the Mascoma Wildlife Management Area in Canaan, NH, by increasing the amount by $23,622.50 from $156,600 to $180,222.50, and by extending the completion date to September 30, 2011 from August 31, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#65         Authorized the Division of Economic Development to enter into a sole source contract with Fran Allain, Merrimack, NH, to provide technical assistance and oversight in the continued development of a Customer Relationship Management database for business recovery, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#66         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to enter into a contract with Stultz Electric Motor and Controls Inc., Portland, ME, for the Tram Motor overhaul at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $6,935.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2011.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#67         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to enter into a membership with the Loon Mountain d/b/a NH Ski Group, Lincoln, NH, for the 2011-2012 ski season, in the amount of $16,006.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#68         Authorized with Councilor Sununu recusing himself, the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to renew a 2-year membership with Ski NH Inc., Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $7,251.48 for the 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Cannon Funds. 

 

#69         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report for transfer of funds for the quarter ending June 30, 2011.

 

#70         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report of the transfer of funds for the Bureau of Historic Sites for the quarter ending June 30, 2011.

 

#71         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report of the transfer of funds for the Bureau of Trails for the quarter ending June 30, 2011. 

 

#72         Authorized to accept and place on file the Division of Parks and Recreation’s report of the transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending June 30, 2011. 

 

#73         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to renew a two–year membership with the White Mountains Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000 which includes advertisements, brochure distribution, brochure display, public relations, and board representation for the Flume and Mt. Washington during the 2011/2012 and 2012/2103 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Park Funds. 

 

#74         Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to exercise a two year agreement renewal with ReserveAmerica Inc., Delaware, a subsidiary of The Active Network Inc., San Diego, CA, (originally approved by G&C on 10-3-07, item #30), for the continuation of the Division’s campground reservation system for the period of November 1, 2011 through October 31, 2013.  No Additional Cost. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#75         Authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the fiscal years 2010 and 2011.

 

#76         Authorized to accept and expend $192,078 in federal funds through a grant from the USFWS and $6,114 in agency income (Conservation License Plate) for a total of $198,192, to conserve Blanding’s turtles and associated wetland species.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  97% Federal, 3% Agency Income (Conservation Plate) Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

 #77        Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, to coordinate conservation planning documents for Blanding’s turtle and associated wetland species, in the amount of $246,627.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#78         Authorized to enter into a contract with J.W.C. Enterprises Inc., Milford, NH, to perform wastewater monitoring chemical analysis of water samples from our six fish hatchery facilities, in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

#79         Authorized to enter into two, twenty year no cost Lease Agreements with the City of Franklin and the NH Department of Transportation, for the purpose of reconstructing and maintaining the boat access facility to Webster Lake, Franklin.  Effective upon G&C approval through two years based on completion of terms of occupancy by NH Fish and Game.

 

#80         Authorized to enter into a contract with Blaktop Inc., West Lebanon, NH, for the removal and replacement of asphalt pavement located at the Twin Mountain State Fish Hatchery, in the amount of $22,746.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Fish and Game Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#81         Authorized to complete repairs to Horn Pond Dam in Wakefield, in an amount not to exceed $22,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Dam Maintenance Program Funds. 

 

#82         Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Manchester Highway Department, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #106), to support the purchase of replacement plow/dump trucks, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2011 from September 30, 2011.  No Additional Funds.  100% ARRA Federal Funds. 

 

#83         Authorized a supplemental loan agreement with the Town of Seabrook, in the amount of $5,000,000, which finalizes the loan amount used to finance the water system improvements project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% ARRA, 39.6% Federal, 10.4% DWSRF State Match. 

 

#84         Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting no, to retroactively pay membership dues to the Coastal States Organization, Washington, DC, in the amount of $8,544.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#85         Authorized to enter into a contract with Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, to assist the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund loan program in underwriting services for privately owned public water system, in the amount of $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#86         Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District, totaling $3,486 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects.  Effective November 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds. 

 

#87         Authorized to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Deerfield, NH, in the amount of $367,750 to protect 1,015 acres of land in Strafford to include wetland restoration work.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds. 

 

#88         Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to assist with the update and revision of the State drought management plan, in the amount of $152,361.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#89         Authorized Robert & Sandra Merchant’s request to perform work on an average of 100 ft of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management

#90         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Jessica Scordo, Registered Nurse II, NH Hospital in the amount of $250.27, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  70% General, 30% Federal Funds. 

 

#91         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Judith Godbout, Quality Control Reviewer, Office of the Commissioner, in the amount of $228.48, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

#92         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Corey Dearborn, Youth Counselor II, Juvenile Justice Services, in the amount of $740.13, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  100% General Funds. 

 

#93         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Christopher Cullinan, Program Specialist IV, Division of Public Health, in the amount of $1,144.13, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#94         Authorized to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2012 funds to Peter Bacon, Supervisor IV, Office of the Commissioner, in the amount of $511.34, to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2011.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#95         Authorized to retroactively pay a membership fee to the National Association of Medicaid Directors, Washington, DC, in the amount of $7,350 for annual membership dues.  Effective July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  51% Federal, 49% General Funds. 

 

                                Division of Child Support Services

#96         Authorized to enter into an agreement with Protech Solutions Inc., Littlerock, AR, for the purpose of enhancing and upgrading the Division’s New England Child Support Enforcement System in an amount not to exceed $7,500,000.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2015.  FY 2012 & 2013 – 100% Other (Child Support Incentives), FY 2014, 2015, 2016 – 25.5% General, 25% Other (Child Support Inc), 49.5% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#97         Authorized to accept and expend Project Grant Funds of $50,050 awarded by the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services, to promote Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Participation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#98         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 $384,912.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized advance payment in the amount of $60,776.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#99         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 $415,074.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized advance payment in the amount of $63,880.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#100       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 $638,188.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized advance payment in the amount of $100,767.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#101       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 $1,499,337.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized advance payment in the amount of $228,053.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#102       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 $460,561.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  (2)Further authorized advance payment in the amount of $72,720.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs

#103       Authorized to amend a contract with Lutheran Social Services of New England Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-13-11, item #74), to provide direct services to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families recipients and other low-income adults through the NH Health Profession Opportunity Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2015.  No Additional Costs.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF PODIATRY

#104       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor St. Hilaire authorized the request to accept and place on file the biennial report for FY10 and FY11.

 

                                OFFICE OF LICENSED ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

#105       The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor St. Hilaire, seconded by Councilor Sununu authorized the request to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year 2011.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#106       Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $605,624 of Federal Education Jobs Funds for education aid to local educational agencies, from the US Department of Education, federal fiscal year 2012, Education Jobs Fund Public Law 111-226.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#107       Authorized to exercise a renewal option with the Plymouth State University College of Graduate Studies (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #203), to support the Title IIA State Agency for Higher Education initiative to support Rural School Districts in NH, in an amount not to exceed $347,084.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#108       Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide dropout prevention and recovery activities in an amount not to exceed $220,000.  (2)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 September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#109       Authorized to contract with Allyson Vignola, Center Barnstead, NH, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent, who will be responsible for providing management and support for trained and certified volunteer education surrogate parents and accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#110       Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $173,854.  (2)Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.  Effective October 1, 2011 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2012.  20% General, 80% Federal Funds. 

 

#111       Authorized to enter into a contract with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $59,218.  (2)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 September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#112       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 $51,410.  (2)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 September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#113       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Declaration Assistance Funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#114       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend major Disaster Assistance Funds in the amount of $20,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#115       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Disaster Assistance Funds in the amount of $5,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#116       Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to budget and expend $353,925 of the prior year carry forward balance in the Fire Standards Instruction Account to fund additional personnel and travel expenses for the part-time instructors and evaluators.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#117       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance Funds in the amount of $2,447,569 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#118       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Disaster Assistance Funds in the amount of $1,784,265 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#119       Authorized the Division of State Police to transfer $15,600 within the account entitled FFY 2010 Backlog Reduction Program, to realign appropriated funds that will be used by the Forensic Laboratory to provide funding for supplies needed for the purchase and installation of proximity locks and to upgrade the latest version of CODIS.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#120       Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $283,887 within the account “2010 NH Licensing Security Project”, to realign appropriations for the purpose of applying federal funds received to the appropriate classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#121       Authorized the Division of State Police to amend item #79 approved by G&C on 2-16-11, by reallocating grant funds from the Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs due to the reallocating of the indirect cost as directed by the Federal agency.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 23, 2011. 

 

#122       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to transfer Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds in the amount of $28,457 within the account titled HMGP DR 1892 Feb 2010 Windstorm, to realign the appropriations with the obligations from FEMA.  (2)Further authorized to accept and expend HMGP funds from FEMA in the amount of $175,497 for the implementation of cost effective flood mitigation projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#123       Authorized  the Division of Emergency Services and Communications to enter into a contract extension with Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a Fairpoint Communications NNE, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #153), to provide telephone network services for the Enhanced 9-1-1 system, in an amount not to exceed $625,272.12.  Effective October 11, 2011 through October 11, 2012.  100% Agency Income – Telephone Surcharge for 911. 

 

#124       Authorized the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the grant agreement for the Town of Lancaster, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-18-09, item #70), to complete the Williams Street Drainage Project, by extending the completion date from August 31, 2011 to August 31, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#125       WITHDRAWN – The Agency withdrew the request to authorize the Equipment Acquisition Plan for FY 2012 – FY 2013.  (2)Further authorized to expend, encumber or obligate funds for appropriations in accordance with the amounts appropriated for Fiscal Years 2012 and 2013.

 

#126       Authorized the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims for individual amounts less than $600 from October 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#127       Authorized the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-15 for the acquisition of snow removal equipment at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $595,851.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#128       Authorized the Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $317,298.52 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 24, 2011 through September 8, 2011. 

 

#129       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to renew an Operating Agreement with the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad Corp., Lincoln, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-30-01, item #120), to provide rail passenger excursion services on a portion of the state-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad line between Northfield and Lincoln.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2021.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#130       Authorized the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Thurston Enterprises Inc., for a parcel of land 9,200 square feet in size in Laconia for $4,250 plus a $1,100 one-time administrative fee.  Effective September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2016. 

 

#131       Authorized the Office of Stewardship & Compliance to enter into a contract with RPF Environmental, Northwood, NH, to provide industrial hygiene air quality testing services to the Department of Transportation districts and bureaus on an as needed basis, for an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013, with the option to renew for an additional two-year period. 

 

#132       Authorized the Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Unifirst Corporation, Nashua, NH, to provide uniforms to certain employees, on the basis of a low bid of $19,356.48.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2013.  100% Agency Income. 

 

#133       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Northeast Earth Mechanics Inc., Pittsfield, NH, for rehabilitation of an existing 8’ structural plate pipe, which carries an unnamed stream under NH 11 and outlets into Sunapee Lake, on the basis of a low bid of $229,669.  (2)Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $22,966.90 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 1, 2012.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#134       Authorized the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co Inc., Concord, NH, for replacement of existing 72”x41 LF under Baptist Road in the Town of Canterbury, approximately ¼ mile west of Shaker Road, on the basis of a low bid of $116,770.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 18, 2011.  100% Betterment Funds. 

 

 

 

 

LATE ITEMS

 

 

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A1.          Authorized the department award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority to relocation and extend Runway 14-31, Phase I at Boire Field, Nashua NH.  State and Federal Participation in the amount of $9,212,107.89.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014. 97.44% Federal Funds, 2.56% General Funds.

 

A2.          Authorized the department to retroactively enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc. of Conway, NH on the basis of a low bid of $471,191 for emergency roadway repairs along approx. 9.6 miles of NH Route 16 in Jackson near Pinkham Notch and north of the Great Gulf Wilderness Parking Area at Cowboy Brook/ Camp Dodge in Green’s Grant from Sept. 13, 2011 through Oct. 14, 2011 unless extended by the Department.  100% Betterment Funds.

 

A3.          Authorized the department to retroactively enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc. of Conway, NH on the basis of a low bid of $759,737 for emergency roadway and bridge repairs in Landaff on NH Route 112, and Bartlett on NH Route 16A, and river channel stabilization in the vicinity of the various bridges throughout the State, from Sept. 20, 2011 through Nov. 18, 2011 unless extended by the Department.  100% Betterment Funds.

 

A4.          Authorized the department award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority to fund mitigation efforts and for the relocation and extension of Runway 14-32 at Boire Field, Nashua NH.  State and Federal Participation in the amount of $1,987,050.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014. 97.44% Federal Funds, 2.56% General Funds.

 

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

B1.          Authorized the Office to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH in the amount of $149,999.28 for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100%  Federal Funds

 

B2.          Authorized the Office to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin NH, in the amount of $198,221 for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100%  Federal Funds

 

B3.          Authorized the Office to enter into a sole source contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $472,993.70 for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100%  Federal Funds

 

B4.          Authorized the Office to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $195,607.27 for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100%  Federal Funds

 

B5.          Authorized the Office to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH in the amount of $190,098.13 for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012. 100%  Federal Funds.

 

 

 

 

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Next regular Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 12, 2011, at the Milford Town Hall, Milford, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned at 1:00 p.m.