GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES

                                                                                Rochester City Hall, Rochester, New Hampshire

                                                                                September 5, 2007, 10:00 a.m.

 

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

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The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of August 22, 2007 as amended as follows:

 

#84          Authorized to amend a retroactive sole source contract with Rockingham County Commissioners, Brentwood, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-21-05, item #67) in the amount of $35,145.50 to operate an Academy Case Management Program in Rockingham County from June 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

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The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the August 22, 2007 meeting.

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

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CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

 

Adult Parole Board

Pierre J. Morin, Berlin                                                                                          Effective: September 29, 2007

Succeeding:  Amy Vorenberg, Concord (reached term limit)                        Term:  September 29, 2012

 

State Committee on Aging

(Merrimack County)

Stephen Gorin, (d), Canterbury                                                                          Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Sean Lyon (i), Springfield                                                           Term:  June 24, 2010

 

State Committee on Aging

(Hillsborough County)

Barbara A. Salvatore, (d), Bedford                                                                    Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Kenneth Brooks (i), Bedford                                                      Term:  June 24, 2010

 

Agricultural Advisory Board

(Belknap County)

Andrew Howe, Gilford                                                                                        Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Charles Moulton, New Hampton                                               Term:  August 18, 2012

 

Air Resources Council

(Steam, Power Generating Industry)

William H. Smagula, Bedford                                                                             Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  John MacDonald, Amherst (resigned)                                     Term:  October 24, 2009

 

Atlantic States Marine Fisheries

G. Ritchie White, Rye                                                                                          Effective:  September 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 24, 2010

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Hillsborough County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Sandra D. Hogan, Nashua                                                                                  Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Division of Children, Youth and Families Advisory Board

(Strafford County)

Nominated by the Commissioner of Health and Human Services

Beth Setear, Dover                                                                                               Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 1, 2010

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

John D. Boyden II, Bedford                                                                               Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 24, 2012

 

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

W. Keith Parrish, Gilford                                                                                     Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Kevin S. Moriarty, Nashua (reached term limit)                      Term:  August 24, 2012

 

Community College System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees

(Community Service Sector)

William A. Marcello, Keene                                                                               Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  June 30, 2008

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Roberta J. Berner, Lebanon                                                                                Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Kelly A. Clark, Webster                                                                                      Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Sonke Dornblut, Newmarket                                                                              Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Beverly Raymond, Berlin                                                                                    Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Fred Roberge, Manchester                                                                                 Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

State Coordinating Council for Community Transportation in New Hampshire

Clyde E. Terry, Concord                                                                                     Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

 

Compensation Appeals Board

(Labor)

Dennis E. E. Adams, Deerfield                                                                           Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  February 9, 2009

 

Education & Training Officer:  Division of Personnel

Nominated by the Director of Personnel

Dennis T. Martino, Hopkinton                                                                          Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Monika A. Bissell, Plymouth (resigned)                                   Term:  March 22, 2009

Salary:  DD Step 4 $64,486

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Propane Gas Distribution)

Brian B. Boudreau, Rochester                                                                            Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 2, 2012

 

State Board of Fire Control

(Insurance)

William L. Mead, Sr. , Franconia                                                                        Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Donna W. Knighton, Lisbon                                                      Term:  July 8, 2012

 

Fire Standards and Training Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Municipal Association

R. Gary Stenhouse, Rochester                                                                           Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Peter Russell, Meredith                                                               Term:  November 16, 2009

 

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority

Mary W. McLaughlin, Bedford                                                                         Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Acting Commissioner: Department of Health and Human Services

Nicholas A Toumpas, Rye                                                                                 Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  Serves at G&C pleasure

Salary:  MM: $108,990

 

Health Services Planning and Review Board

Nominated by the New Hampshire Health Care Association

Scott M. Wojtkiewicz, Bedford                                                                          Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  April 19, 2010

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Member Representing Science Community)

James F. Haney, Milton                                                                                      Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 22, 2010

 

New Hampshire Land and Community Heritage Authority

(Natural Resources)

Jack R. Bronnenberg, Strafford                                                                          Effective:  September 6, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 6, 2011

 

Board of Landscape Architects

Roberta N. Woodburn, Durham                                                                        Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 23, 2012

 

Occupational Therapy Governing Board

(Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)

Roberta A. Daw, Sunapee                                                                                  Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  March 4, 2010

 

Pari-Mutuel Commission

Anthony B. Urban, Berlin                                                                                   Effective:  September 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 24, 2010

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

(Public Member)

Stephanie Caldon, Tilton                                                                                    Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 4, 2012

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

James H. Dolan, North Hampton                                                                       Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Hal B. Goolman, Lancaster                                                          Term:  April 27, 2009

 

Board of Registration of Podiatrists

Kenneth R. Limburg, New London                                                                   Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 25, 2012

 

Police Commission

Thomas J. Pappas, (d), Nashua                                                                         Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Robert E. Valade, Nashua                                                           Term:  September 1, 2010

 

Pre-Engineering Technology Advisory Council

(Public Member)

Jennifer Ng, Merrimack                                                                                       Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  Brenda Quinn, Manchester (resigned)                                     Term:  September 4, 2008

 

Real Estate Appraisers Board

(Certified Residential Appraiser)

Kristen A. Eldridge, Meredith                                                                            Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 12, 2010

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

(New Hampshire Local Government Center)

Keith R. Hickey, Bedford                                                                                    Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 5, 2009

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Representative of a local river management advisory committee)

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services

Kathryn P. Nelson, Nashua                                                                                Effective:  September 5, 2007

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  September 5, 2010

 

Department of Transportation: Director of the Division of Aeronautics, Rail and Transit

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

Jack W. Ferns, Loudon                                                                                       Effective:  September 5, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 20, 2010

Salary:  FF Max $75,857

 

Department of Transportation: Director of Project Development

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

William J. Cass, Laconia                                                                                     Effective:  September 5, 2007

Succeeding:  James A. Moore, Bow                                                                 Term:  February 18, 2011

Salary:  Group II Step 3 $80,399

 

 

 

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

 

State Committee on Aging

(Coos County)

Robert A. Loven, (r), Dummer                                                                            Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Margaret McClellan, Berlin (reached term limit)                      Term:  June 24, 2010

 

Air Resources Council

(Fuel Oil Industry)

David G. Collins, Bedford                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 6, 2011

 

Air Resources Council

(Natural Gas Industry)

Debra I. Hale, Hooksett                                                                                       Effective:  October 4, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  October 4, 2011

 

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission

(Drug Abuse Prevention)

Betsy Abrahams, Merrimack                                                                              Effective:  September 20, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 20, 2010

 

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission

Richard Ashooh, Bedford                                                                                  Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 19, 2010

 

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission

Karen N. Bianco, Gilford                                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 19, 2010

 

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission

Antoinette B. Galvin, Hampton                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 19, 2010

 

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission

Daniel I. St. Hilaire, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 19, 2010

 

Christa McAuliffe Planetarium Commission

William H. Lambrukos, Concord                                                                        Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 19, 2010

 

Director: Division of Historical Resources/Department of Cultural Resources

Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources

Elizabeth H. Muzzey, Concord                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  James McConaha, Concord                                                        Term:  October 14, 2010

Salary:  DD Maximum $66,830

 

Current Use Advisory Board

(Forest Landowner)

David W. Tellman, Whitefield                                                                           Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 9, 2009

 

Economic Development Matching Grants Program

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Counties

Cathy Ann Stacey, Salem                                                                                   Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

Nominated by the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police

James S. Valiquet, Newbury                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 8, 2010

 

Enhanced 911 Commission

(Police Officer)

George Valliere, Gorham                                                                                      Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  July 22, 2010

 

Fish & Game Commission

(Coos County)

Theodore A. Tichy, Milan                                                                                  Effective:  Upon comfirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  June 29, 2012

 

Lakes Management Advisory Committee

(Representing Conservation Community)

Lawrence B. Sunderland, Deering                                                                     Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 19, 2010

 

Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries

David T. Goethel, Hampton                                                                                Effective:  September 29, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 29, 2010

 

Advisory Committee on Marine Fisheries

Esther E. Kennedy, Portsmouth                                                                        Effective:  September 29, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 29, 2010

 

Midwifery Council

(Midwife)

Adrian E. Feldhusen, New Ipswich                                                                   Effective:  September 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 28, 2011

 

Municipal Records Board

(Professional Historian)

David R. Proper, Keene                                                                                       Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  August 18, 2010

 

New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Industry Board

Archie C. Burnett III, Milford                                                                             Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  January 9, 2011

 

Board of Nursing

(RN)

Dorothy A. McLain, Raymond                                                                          Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Kristine A. Day, Alexandria                                                        Term:  May 10, 2010

 

Personnel Appeals Board

(Alternate)

Philip P. Bonafide, Sanbornton                                                                          Effective:  September 24, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 24, 2010

 

Postsecondary Education Commission

(Upon recommendation of the New Hampshire College and University Council)

Daniel M. Nelson, Hanover                                                                                Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  Stanley A. Colla, Jr. , Hanover                                                   Term:  June 30, 2012

 

Real Estate Commission

(Non-broker)

Barbara Heath, Hampton                                                                                    Effective:  Upon confirmation

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 15, 2012

 

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees

Nominated by the New Hampshire Police Association

Stephen J. Arnold, Portsmouth                                                                         Effective:  Upon confirmation

Succeeding:  David W. Kelley, Hampton                                                         Term:  July 1, 2009

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Representing Public Water Works)

Robert G. Beaurivage, Auburn                                                                          Effective:  September 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 28, 2010

 

Rivers Management Advisory Committee

(Representing the Business and Industry Association)

Allan G. Palmer, Manchester                                                                              Effective:  September 28, 2007

Reappointment                                                                                                     Term:  September 28, 2010

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(Residential Telecom User)

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

Martha McLeod, Franconia                                                                               Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

Telecommunications Planning and Development Advisory Committee

(Industry)

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

Maura M. Weston, Concord                                                                              Effective:  Upon confirmation

Vacancy                                                                                                                 Term:  3 yrs from confirmation

 

 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1            The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Shea and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Shea – yes, Councilor Hollingworth – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for, Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. located in Tamworth, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

 

 

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE

GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2007

ROCHESTER CITY HALL,

ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

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                  At 10:25 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority (“Authority”) for Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced.  He said that he and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project.  The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject.  Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and explained that a public hearing had been held in Concord, the State capital, earlier that morning in compliance with Federal law and that no one had attended.  The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; [there being none], Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $2,150,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, INC. IN TAMWORTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Shea.  After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion.  Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Shea, Councilor Hollingworth, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s):  None.  The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

 

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $2,150,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE A COMMERCIAL FACILITY FOR TRI-COUNTY COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM, INC.

IN TAMWORTH, NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. (the "Borrower"), in Tamworth, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $2,150,000 in revenue bonds (the "Bonds") under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the "Act"); and

 

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all of the documentation and information with respect to the proposed transaction that they have requested; and

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

 

Section 1.               Findings.  On the basis of the Authority’s recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

 

(a)           Special Findings.

 

(1)           The project to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of: (i) re-financing certain commercial real estate loans issued in connection with the construction and renovation of property owned by the Borrower located at 448 White Mountain Highway in Tamworth, New Hampshire (the “Property”); (ii) financing certain real estate related costs associated with the Property, including, but not limited to, appraisal, environmental, title and survey costs; (iii) financing the purchase of certain dental equipment and other miscellaneous furniture, fixture and equipment costs; and (iv) financing issuance costs including a debt service reserve fund  (collectively, the "Facility" or the "Project").  The Facility is within the definition of "Commercial Facility" in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

 

(2)           The establishment and operation of the Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the "State") and will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

 

(b)           General Findings.

 

(1)           The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

 

(2)           The Borrower has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

 

(3)           The Mortgage, Security, Loan and Trust Agreement and the other documents to be executed in connection with the issuance of the Bonds (collectively, the "Financing Documents"), contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

 

(4)           The Financing Documents do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act.

 

(5)           The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State’s citizens.

 

Section 2.               Ultimate Finding and Determination.   The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit and determine that the Authority’s financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

 

Section 3.               Approval.  The Governor and Council hereby approve the Authority’s taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction involving the Facility, the Project and the Bonds as may be required.

 

Section 4.               Effective Date.  This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

 

Passed and Agreed to:  September 5, 2007

 

 

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#2            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Barrington, NH, for the purpose of evaluating the quality of an existing water supply and recommend alternatives in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#3            Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Rindge, NH, to conduct a study that will evaluate a town owned parcel of land for development of up to 30 affordable elderly housing units in the amount of $12,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#4            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Hollingworth, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to retroactively accept a donation of Media advertising from the Employment Times of Dover in the amount of $2,936 to be used for the regional advertising of the 2nd Annual Concord / Lakes Region Job Fair to be held on September 5, 2007.

 

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL

#5            The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to pay retroactively the roster of cases (as detailed in letter dated August 17, 2007) accepted by Attorney William J. Hurley, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $32,031.25 for provision of representation of indigent defendants pursuant to a contract entered into for the period July 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004.  100% General Funds. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#6            Authorized Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey G. Vorce, Windham, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

 

#7            Authorized Captain Dean Y. Rancourt, Portsmouth, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#8            Authorized Major Don C. Starkweather, Concord, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

 

#9            Authorized Carol M. Barba, Rye, NH, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

 

#9A        Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $136,909 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) as part of the five-year Federal-State Master Cooperative Agreement in support of the Centralized Personnel Plan from October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  (2)Further Authorized to establish one full-time temporary Financial Analyst position, salary grade 28, from October 1, 2007 through June 30, 2009.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#9B         Authorized to accept an expend additional federal funds in the amount of $300,000 from the National Guard Bureau for the purpose of Joint Family Support Assistance Program for the period of G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized to enter into a Inter-Agency agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services for this Joint Family Support Assistance Program.  Effective upon September 20, 2007 through September 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#10          Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to pay Irving Oil Corporation, Lewiston, ME, the amount of $2,034.56 for delivery of 951.4 gallons of #2 fuel.

 

#11          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to amend a retroactive contract with Park Lane Construction & Development, Clyde, NY, (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #26), for unanticipated excavation and replacement of unsuitable materials under the Salt Storage Shed, Enfield, NH, by increasing the amount by $15,320 from $1,159,573 to $1,174,893.  100% General Funds. 

 

#12          Authorized to grant to Unitil Energy Systems Inc., and Verizon New England Inc., a permanent utility easement to install electrical and communication facilities to three state owned facilities located on the Governor Hugh Gallen Office Park in Concord, NH.

 

#13          Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., Manchester, NH for HVAC renovations at several Department of Transportation rest areas located throughout the state, for a total price not to exceed $397,431.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2008.  75% Federal & Private Local, 25% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#13A      Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Eckman Construction Company Inc., Bedford, NH, for design/build M&S Office Building Renovations, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $10,928,370.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2008.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $817,379.85 for unanticipated expense brining the total to $11,745,749.85.  (3)Further Authorized a transfer of $54,641.85 to the State Arts Fund within the Department of Cultural Resources for the sole purpose of purchasing art for the new M&S Office Building Renovations, for a total of $11,800,391.70.  100% General Funds. 

 

#13B       Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Delta Dental Plan of NH Inc., Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #28), for fully-insured dental coverage for active state employees and eligible spouses and dependents, to provide for the additional dental coverage and additional premium payments associated with those benefit changes that were collectively bargained in the just-ended labor management negotiation.

 

#13C       Authorized to pay the National Association of State Budget Officers, Washington, DC, for Fiscal Year 2008 membership dues.

 

#13D       Authorized to reclassify position #10128 Mail Clerk II, labor grade 9, to an Accountant IV, labor grade 23.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

                                TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#14          Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $40,620.57 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

 

#15          Authorized to reclassify position #11589, Accountant III, labor grade 21 ($34,671) to Program Specialist II at the same labor grade and salary.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#16          Authorized to make a one time payment to Northeast Document Conservation Center, Andover, MA, for a series of Preservation Workshops and Surveys of the Preservation Needs of public libraries in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#17          Authorized Division of the Arts to award an Art in Residence Grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Henniker Community School, Henniker, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#18          Authorized Division of Arts to award Cultural Facility grants totaling $20,400 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 16, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#19          Authorized Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend a Johanna Favrot Fund Grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for the Neighborhood Conservation Districts Project in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.  100% Private Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#20          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Michele L. Tremblay, d/b/a Naturesource Communications, Boscawen, NH, to provide administrative services for the State Conservation Committee in the amount of $121,128.  Effective October 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2009.  14% General, 86% Other Funds. 

 

#21          Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#22          Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tarah Snee, Nashua, NH to conduct legal research, preparing legal memoranda and providing general support and assistance to the Governor’s Crime Commission and the Office of the Attorney General in the amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#23          Authorized to conduct a daylong pre-conference Child Advocacy Center Summit for the county multidisciplinary child abuse investigative teams, currently scheduled for October 24, 2007, and a two-day advanced conference scheduled for October 25-26, 2007, entitled the Fifteenth Annual Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect.  Both events are to be held at the Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center, Waterville Valley, NH, at a cost not to exceed $85,558.20.  This amount will be paid in part from registration fees, paid by up to 300 attendees.  (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees for the two-day advanced training conference, in the amount of $135 from an estimated 300 participants, for a total not to exceed $40,500 to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Waterville Valley Conference and Event Center in an amount not to exceed $70,685.20 for necessary conference facilities and food services for the daylong pre-conference summit and the two-day advanced training conference.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2007.  52.6% Federal, 43.4 % Agency Income Funds. 

 

#24          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Hollingworth voted to deny the petition of William John Blanchard requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Burglary and Theft by UnAuthorized Taking.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment until May 15, 2008.

 

#25          DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Shea, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek voted to deny the petition of Michael Cummings requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Criminal Threatening.  The petitioner is eligible to seek an annulment after April 24, 2011.

 

#25A      Authorized to continue the one part-time consultant (previously approved by G&C on 1-17-07), for the provision of legal advice to the NH Secretary of State to support the preparation of an up-to-date manual on the privileges, duties, and responsibilities of Notaries Public and Justices of the Peace in NH.  (2)Further Authorized a memorandum of understanding with the Secretary of State which sets forth the terms and conditions whereby the Secretary of State will fund a contract attorney in the amount of $15,000 to provide legal research, prepare memoranda of law, and draft a Notary Public/Justice of the Peace plicy and procedure manual from July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds from for the contract attorney in the amount of $15,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  (4)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dianne Martin of Concord, NH, to provide legal research, prepare memoranda of law, and draft a Notary Public/Justice of the Peace policy and procedure manual on behalf of the Secretary of State in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

#26          NOT USED

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#27          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to enter into an agreement with Mountain News Corporations, Orinda, CA, for distribution of ski reports for the 2007-2008 ski season in the amount of $4,850.  100% Ski Area Funds. 

 

#28          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a 20 year lease, renewable for two additional ten-year terms, with the New England Handicapped Sports Association at Mount Sunapee State Park to continue operations in the existing facility and cover the construction of and transition into a new and larger facility closer to the beginner ski trails.  (2)Further Authorized to accept a $1,100 administrative fee for this action, and approve the deposit of $1,100 into DRED State Park Funds.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#29          Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with F.A. Gray inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide repairs and painting of the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion in the amount of $84,925.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 27, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#30          Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to Hearths & Hillsides d/b/a Country Inns in the White Mountains for the 2007/2008 out-of-state marketing project in the amount of $3,188.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% General Funds. 

 

#31          Authorized Trails Bureau to award an emergency grant to the OHRV clubs as detailed in letter dated September 5, 2007, in the total amount of $200,879.65 for the repair of storm related trail damage.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2007.  96.81% Transfer, 23.19% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#32          Authorized to retroactively amend a $498,491 grant from the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (previously approved by G&C on 11-10-04, item #56, amended on 12-12-06, item #80), to complete projects related to variable milfoil research, by extending the completion date from May 31, 2007 to March 31, 2008.

 

#33          Authorized to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-04, item #37, amended on 10-11-06, item #43), to complete the Water Management Plan for the Souhegan Instream Flow Pilot Program, by extending the end date to March 31, 2009 from October 1, 2007.  100% General Funds. 

 

#34          Authorized to amend a Loan Agreement with the Town of Exeter, by increasing the amount by $900,000 from $3,000,000 to $3,900,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#35          Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Pemi-Baker Solid Waste District, Bethlehem, NH to fund a Household Hazardous Waste collection project in the amount of $4,087.82.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#36          Authorized to approve an Original Loan Agreement with Newfields Water & Sewer District to finance water system improvements in the amount of $1,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#37          Authorized Water Division to enter into an agreement with Underwood Engineers Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for professional engineering services associated with an evaluation of regional septage treatment with satellite dewatering systems in the amount of $134,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#38          Authorized to amend a loan with the Town of Pittsfield, NH, to complete the construction of a septage receiving facility by increasing the amount by $810,740 from $1,566,994 to $2,377,734.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Capital Funds. 

 

#39          Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, to finance the Bartlett Area Sewer Separation in the amount of $3,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Capital Funds. 

 

#40          Authorized to amend a loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, to finance the construction of wastewater treatment plant upgrades by increasing the amount by $6,000,000 from $1,307,154.34 to $7,307,154.34.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#41          Authorized Edgar Crothers’ request to construct a tidal dock including a permanent pier, connecting to a ramp, connecting to a float, providing two undersized slips on the Piscataqua River.

 

#42          Authorized Marke Uhlar’s request to amend the permit to construct a permanent pier connecting to a ramp, connecting to two floats, providing one undersized slip on the Cocheco River in Dover (previously approved by G&C on 5-3-06).

 

#43          Authorized Karen Beane’s request to construct two seasonal piers northwesterly of an existing breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered dock on Cow Island, on Lake Winnipesaukee.

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

                                Office of Business Operations

#44          Authorized to provide retroactive travel reimbursement for Dr. Clint Koenig, State Medical Director, in the amount of $18.00 for expenses incurred on February 4, 2007. 

 

#45          Authorized Bureau of Finance to reclassify position #12317 from Internal Auditor III, salary grade 23 to Program Specialist III, salary grade 23.

 

                                Division of Family Assistance

#46          Authorized to award a two year grant totaling $48,328 to the Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, fiscal agent for North Country Transportation Implementation Project, to provide matching funds for the Job Access Reverse Commute grant awarded by the Federal Department of Transportation.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Medical Services

#47          Authorized Disability Determination Section to amend a retroactive agreement with Arthur J. Walsh, MD, Pembroke, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #330, amended on 10-25-06, item #72A), to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer, by increasing the amount by $22,000 from $96,796.68 to $118,796.68 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                Bureau of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#48          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $85,206.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#49          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in the amount of $129,707.60.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#50          Authorized to enter into an assignment and assumption agreement with Anthem Health Plans of NH Inc., d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Manchester, NH, and National Government Services Inc., Portland, ME to transfer, convey and assign all of Anthem Health Plans of NH Inc., rights and obligations under the existing contract to National Government Services Inc.  (2)Contingent upon approval above, further Authorized to amend a sole source contract with National Government Services Inc., Portland, ME (previously approved by G&C on 6-7-06, item #144), to perform certain auditing and rate-setting functions, by increasing the price by $150,000 from $100,000 to $250,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2007 to June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#51          Authorized to enter into an agreement with Medical Review and Consulting LLC d/b/a Health Strategies Review Inc., Las Vegas, NV, to provide independent clinical review services for the Medicaid pharmacy program in the amount of $20,726.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

#52          Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH, (previously amended by G&C on 9-21-05, item #111), to implement SFY ’08 and SFY ’09 budget initiatives through provision of technical assistance and consultative services, in the amount of $559,681.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds. 

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital

#53          Authorized to reclassify position #15981 from Mental Health Worker III, salary grade 13 to Registered Nurse III, salary grade 23.  75% Federal, 21% General, 4% Other Funds. 

 

#54          Authorized Siobhan Foley to receive tuition assistance for Enhanced Nurse Development and Training in the amount not to exceed $13,121.  Effective for the Fall 2007 term through the completion of all course requirements for the Institute’s Registered Nurse Associate Degree Program.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

#55          Authorized Jessica Scurdo to receive tuition assistance for Enhanced Nurse Development and Training in the amount not to exceed $10,899.  Effective for the Fall 2007 term through the completion of all course requirements for the Institute’s Registered Nurse Associate Degree Program.  69% General, 30% Federal, 1% Other Funds. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#56          Authorized to enter into a contract with Pro Technologies LLC, Manchester, NH, for fire alarm system testing and maintenance in the amount of $40,810.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010.  100% General Funds. 

 

#57          Authorized to retroactively pay Donna Lamprey, Health Facilities Cleaner Supervisor II, prior year reclassification increase wages that were not processed from April 19, 2007 to June 7, 2007 in the amount of $156.74, which includes holiday pay.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds. 

 

#58          Authorized to enter into a contract with TWL Knowledge Group Inc., Carrollton, TX, for satellite-based training program for obtaining on-site long-term care accredited education and information for NH Veteran’s Home employees.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2012.  37% Agency, 38% Federal, 25% General Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#59          Authorized to process mileage reimbursement payments to Barbara Cohen, Ruth Littlefield, Santina Thibedeau, and Sarah Fox for FY 2007 instate travel in the amount of $1,646.20.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60          Authorized to grant funds to the HUB Family Resource Center, Dover, NH, to offer extended day programming for youth and their families in Somersworth, NH for an amount not to exceed $125,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#60A      Authorized to budget and expend unexpended carry forward funds in the amount of $1,475,527.48 for the State Assessment Programs.  (2)Further Authorized to extend one full time – temporary Program Specialist II position.  Fiscal Committee approved. 

 

                                POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#61          Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Richard Ayres of Fredericksburg, VA, to provide instruction in a three-day session of Law Enforcement Leadership and a two-day session of Manageing the Marginal Employee to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord at a cost of $9,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#62          Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Human Dynamics of Concord, NH, to provide instruction in two one-day sessions of Conflict Resolution through Effective Communication and two one-day sessions of Vicarious Traumatization and Compassion Fatigue, to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord at a cost of $6,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#63          Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Charles Hemp of Kansas City, MI, to provide instruction in one five-day session of Homicide Investigation, and one three-day session of Internal Affairs Investigation, to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord at a cost of $9,075.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#64          Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Shiloh Trail, Inc., Bowie, MD, to provide instruction in two-day session of Property and Evidence Management, and a two-day session of Contemporary Gangs in the US, to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord at a cost of $7,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#65          Authorized to enter into a service agreement with University of North Florida d/b/a Institute of Police Technology and Management, Jacksonville, FL, to provide instruction in two five-day sessions of Field Training Officer, two five-day sessions of First Line Supervision, a two-day session of Concealment Areas in an Vehicle, a ten-day session of At-Scene Crash Investigation, a ten-day session of Technical Crash Investigation, and a five-day session of Sex Crimes Investigation, to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord at a cost of $85,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

#66          Authorized to enter into a service agreement with NAMI-NH, Concord, NH, to provide instruction in one one-day session of Suicide Prevention and Postvention and one two-day session of Mental Health Response, to be held at the Arthur D. Kehas Law Enforcement Training Facility and Campus in Concord at a cost of $5,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Other Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#67          Authorized Division of Administration retroactive approval to pay annual membership dues of $5,616 to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, for membership dues for SFY08.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#68          Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Integra Technologies International Inc., Minneapolis, MN, for a maintenance/service contract for the AGFA d-lab photo processor and printer in the Forensic Laboratory in the amount of $55,416.  Effective September 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2011.  72% Federal, 28% Transfers from Other Agencies. 

 

#69          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to pay annual membership dues in the amount of $6,331 to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Arlington, VA.  Effective October 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#70          Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to pay annual membership dues in the amount of $13,900 to the International Registration Program, Arlington, VA.  Effective October 1, 2007 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#71          Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively pay the National Emergency Management Association, Lexington, KY, for 2008 membership dues in the amount of $3,200 for the period of July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  30% Federal, 59% Private & Local, 11% Revolving Funds. 

 

#72          Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the community/organizations as detailed in letter dated August 14, 2007, for the purpose of enhancing local all-hazard planning in a total amount of $141,924.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#73          Authorized Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Department of Transportation for the purpose of activities associated with enhancing local all-hazard planning in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#74          Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with 106 Commerce Park Mini Storage, Pembroke, NH, for the rental of three storage units in an amount not to exceed $4,104.  Effective July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Forfeiture Funds. 

 

#75          Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Motorola Company Inc., Anaheim, CA, for maintenance of the Crime Reporting Information System in the amount not to exceed $72,957.  Effective January 27, 2007 through January 31, 2010.  100% Revolving Funds. 

 

#76          Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Joe Brigham Inc., Pembroke, NH, to provide helicopter lift work for State Police Communications Maintenance in the amount of $4,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#77          Authorized Division of Safety Services, Marine Patrol Bureau, to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Riveredge Marina on Squam Lake, Ashland, NH, for the rental of two boat slips for the 2007 boating season for two Marine Patrol vessels in the amount of $3,725.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2007.  100% Navigation Safety Funds. 

 

#78          Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a $3,422 agreement with Allen A. Thomason, Hanover, PA, to provide instructional services for a program offered in NH, for NH Fire Instructors, on a date yet to be determined.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

 

#79          Authorized to amend a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-11-06, item #82), to develop a Regional Safety Plan, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2007 to December 31, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#80          Authorized to amend a contract with Edwards & Kelcey Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #149), to complete field monitoring for a project under construction by extending the completion date from September 8, 2007 to September 8, 2008.

 

#81          Authorized to reclassify position #21859 Engineering Technician V, labor grade 22, to Program Specialist IV, labor grade 25.

 

#82          Authorized to enter into a contract with North Country Plumbing & Heating, Colebrook, NH, for heating system service at District One Highway Maintenance facilities in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon GC approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#83          Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., South Burlington, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 2-22-06, item #64), for the final engineering design for replacement of the NH Route 28 bridge over the Merrymeeting River in the Town of Alton, by extending the completion date from August 22, 2007 through October 22, 2007.

 

#84          Authorized Bureau of Finance & Contracts to enter amend a contract with Robert Half International Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-2-07, item #144), for temporary accounting services by increasing the amount by $36,000 from $29,120 to $65,120, and by extending the end date to June 30, 2008 from December 31, 2007.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#85          Authorized to enter into a contract with Gemini Electric Inc., d/b/a Power Up Generator Service Co., Auburn, NH, for Generator Inspection, Maintenance and Emergency Repair in the amount of $56,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Turnpike Funds. 

 

#86          Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with the State of Vermont for the rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Newbury Road over the Connecticut River between Haverhill, NH and Newbury, VT.

 

#87          Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter amend a contract with Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc., Manchester, NH, for providing uniforms to an increased number of Bureau employees, by increasing the amount by $12,948 from $18,252 to $31,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009.  100% Highway Funds. 

 

#88          Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-5-03, item #154), for addressing transportation needs along the I-93 corridor in the Town of Bow and the City of Concord, NH, by extending the completion date from September 3, 2007 to December 31, 2007.

 

#89          Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the Town of Charlestown, NH, to compensate the Town $160,000 for road rehabilitation work related to the floods of October 2005.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2007.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#90          Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority, for AIP-34 to purchase property within the Runway Protection Zones to Runway 16 at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease in the amount of $777,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2012.  95% Federal, 5% General Funds. 

 

#91          Authorized Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Concord, NH, for AIP-21, to acquire land located within the Runway Protection Zone to Runway 17 in the amount of $666,998.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2012.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds. 

 

#92          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Park Construction Corp., Fitzwilliam, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-15-06, item #176), for the reconstruction of the NH 101/Winchester Street intersection and other improvements in the City of Keene, by increasing the amount by $430,000 from $6,386,989.80 to $6,816,989.80.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#93          Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-13-06, item #159), for pavement widening and reconstruction of NH 11 and the replacement of the Ram Brook Bridge in Claremont and Newport, by increasing the amount by $500,000 from $12,133,272.80 to $12,633,272.80.  Effective upon G&C approval.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#94          Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R. J. Olszak Construction Inc., d/b/a All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH, for building demolitions in Keene, and Hinsdale as detailed in letter dated July 13, 2007, on the basis of a low bid of $78,525.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 26, 2007.  (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $11,778.75 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction project.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds. 

 

#95          Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a retroactive contract with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH (previously amended by G&C on 5-24-06), for further data collection and completion of the technical study, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2008 from June 30, 2007.  83% Federal, 17% General Funds. 

 

#96          Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a lease agreement with Paul & Emiliette Beaudoin, Meredith, NH, for a parcel of land on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Meredith for $1,925 per year and a one-time administrative fee of $1,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 5, 2008.

 

#97          Authorized with Councilor Shea recusing, the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an operating agreement with Jalbert Leasing Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide intercity bus service between Dover, Durham and Exeter and Boston-North Station to complement intercity passenger rail service between NH and MA for an amount not to exceed $270,894.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2010.  100% Federal Funds. 

 

#98          Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of David Vachon, Candia, NH, in the amount of $20,485.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007. 

 

#99          Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Hollis, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Andrew Harris, East Kingston, NH, in the amount of $26,925.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.

 

#100        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company, Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Daniel Richardson, Wolfeboro Falls, NH, in the amount of $21,077.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007.

 

#101        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) to enter into a contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons, Walpole, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Karen Menge, Lyme, NH in the amount of $19,402.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007. 

 

#102        Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Handy House Inc., Foxboro, MA, for providing and maintaining portable chemical toilets at Rumney Rest Area in the amount of $15,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2009. 

 

#103        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a sewer easement, two drainage easements and a flowage easement over State owned land in Londonderry, to Stonyfield Farms Inc., for $58,000, plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#104        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 2.3 acre parcel in Londonderry to Stonyfield Farms Inc., for $175,000, plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.

 

#105        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to pay various owners $7,830,578 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from July 31, 2007 through August 14, 2007.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#106        Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into four pre-qualified, low bid, cost-based contract for a combined total of $500,000 with the following firms: (1)Preservation Company, Kensington, NH, for $155,000; (2)Lisa B. Mausolf, Preservation Consultant, Reading, MA, for $135,000; (3)URS Corporation, Burlington, NJ, for $115,000; and (4)Historic Documentation Company Inc., Portsmouth, RI, for $95,000 to undertake certain cultural resource investigations for transportation pruposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2009.

 

#107        Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.6 acre parcel in Henniker to Dennis Sturms for $6,000 plus a $1,100 administrative fee.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#108        TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Shea voted to table the request to enter into a contract with Rolka Loube Saltzer Associates, Silver Spring, MD, to provide expert testimony and other services related to a pending docket at the NH Public Utilities Commission in the amount not to exceed $17,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 30, 2008.  100% Utility Assessment Funds. 

#109                                          TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli and with Councilor Wieczorek voting no on letter I, authorized the requests:

A.      ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Concord, NH, the sum of $656.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Loretta M. Head, Administrative Supervisor, in the courses entitled “Principles of Economics” and “American Experience”.

B.       EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,142.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melvin LaClair, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Counseling Theories”.

C.       ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant IV, in the course entitled “Communications Skills for Managers”.

D.      ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Hesser College - Manchester, Manchester, NH, the sum of $771.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Almorinda M. Samson, Administrative Supervisor, in the course entitled “Principles of Marketing”.

E.       DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Office Of Business Operation - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,684.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shanthi Venkatesan, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Capstone Project Part II”.

F.       DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES – Tobey School - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $897.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Brian J. Pauling, Teacher I, in the course entitled “Identification of Emotional Behavioral Disorder”.

G.       NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $567.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Audrey Wells, Nurse Coordinator, in the course entitled “Contemporary Ethical Issues”.

H.      INSURANCE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University Distance Education, Manchester, NH, the sum of $798.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Wenners, Program Assistant, in the on-line course entitled “Humanities I”.

I.         RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $3,950.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Torene Tango-Lowy, Program Specialist IV, in the courses entitled “Foundations of Paralegal Studies”, “Employment Seminar”, “Causes of Action in Contracts and Torts”, “Legal Research” “Litigation and Trial Preparations”, “Real Estate”, “Business Organizations and Bankruptcy”, “Family Law”, “Probate, Estates and Trusts”, “Criminal Law”, and ”Legal Writing”.

J.        TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $385.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karla Kemp, Program Assistant II, in the course entitled “Western Civilization I”.

K.      TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $631.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alexis Martin, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Organizational Management & Leadership”.

 

  1. Requested Tuition Total :  $12,232.00

 

 

#110                                                       TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

 

A.      ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (1) employee, Sharon A. Yergeau, Administrator III, or designee, to travel to Atlantic City, NJ, from September 19, 2007 until September 21, 2007 to attend the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association Quarterly Directors’ Meeting.  Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by personal vehicle.  Total Cost: $662.26. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.  Registration Fees: $80.00.

 

 

 

 

 

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 19, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Salem High School, Salem, NH.

 

The Honorable Board then Adjourned