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January 12, 2005
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
January 12, 2005 10:00 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, accepted the minutes of December 15, 2004.

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to amend the minutes of November 10, 2004 to correct the term end date of Mary Elizabeth McNeil to the Board of Education to January 31, 2005 rather than January 31, 2009.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the December 15, 2004 meeting.

A moment of silence was observed for George “Pop” Andrew Langley, Jr. who passed away. He was a member of the Sweepstakes Commission for eighteen years.

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
January 12, 2005 10:00 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, accepted the minutes of January 6, 2005.

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

RESIGNATIONS

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

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizens Commission
Alice Chamberlin, Warner Effective: January 12, 2005
 
Ports and Harbors Advisory Council
Debbie Jordan, Eliot, Maine Effective: January 12, 2005

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

Enhanced 911 Commission
Nominated by the NH Association of Chiefs of Police
James S. Valiquet, Newbury Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: July 8, 2007
 
Marital Mediator Certification Board
Attorney
Karen Borgstrom, Lyme Effective: Upon Confirmation
Replacing: Alan Cantor, Concord Term: October 11, 2006

Water Management Planning Area (WMPA) Advisory Committee for the Lamprey River

Local River Management Advisory Committee representatives :
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
James Fosburgh, Boston, MA Effective: Upon Confirmation
Brian Giles, Lee
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Affected business Water Users in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Victoria Del Greco, Exeter Effective: Upon Confirmation
Linda Fernald, Nottingham
Ann Caron, Raymond
Michael King, Epping
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Conservation commission member from a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Kevin Webb, Durham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Government official representatives from a town or city in the WMPA :
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Mike Lynch, Durham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Thomas Fargo, Dover
Richard Wellington, Lee
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Recreational use representative from the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Judith Spang, Durham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Community citizen representative from a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
James Duprie, Lee Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Representative of conservation interests in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Jay G. Odell, Newfields Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Representative of business in a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Frank Rheinhold, Lee Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
State senator in a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Senator John S. Barnes, Jr., Raymond Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
State representative in a town or city in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Representative Frank Bishop, Raymond Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Representative of a lake association in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Town of Nottingham/Pawtuckaway Lake Advisory Committee
Therese Thompson, Nottingham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Public water supplier in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Wesley East, Durham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Affected dam owner in the WMPA:
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Robert Levesque, Durham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Affected agricultural water user in the WMPA :
Nominated by the Commissioner in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Glen Caron, Raymond Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Lamprey River Water Management Plan
 
Water Management Planning Area (WMPA) Advisory Committee for the Souhegan River
Representative of business in a town or city in the WMPA
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Services in consultation with the River Management Advisory Committee:
Jay Chrystal, Milford Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: Through completion of the Souhegan River Water Management Plan

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the amendment of industrial facility bonds previously issued by the State of New Hampshire to Teleflex, Incorporated located in Jaffrey, 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 JANUARY 12, 2005
IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

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At 10:10 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be amending the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Teleflex Incorporated in Jaffrey 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. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE AMENDMENT OF (1) $2,000,000 THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE INDUSTRIAL FACILITY REVENUE BOND (TELEFLEX INCORPORATED – 1981 JAFFREY SERIES) DATED DECEMBER 1, 1981 AND (2) $500,000 THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE INDUSTRIAL FACILITY REVENUE BOND (TELEFLEX INCORPORATED – 1982 JAFFREY PROJECT 1 COMPLETION SERIES) DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 1982” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek. 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 Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, 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 APPROVING THE AMENDMENT OF (1) $2,000,000 THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE INDUSTRIAL FACILITY REVENUE BOND (TELEFLEX INCORPORATED – 1981 JAFFREY SERIES) DATED DECEMBER 1, 1981 AND (2) $500,000 THE INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE INDUSTRIAL FACILITY REVENUE BOND (TELEFLEX INCORPORATED – 1982 JAFFREY PROJECT 1 COMPLETION SERIES) DATED SEPTEMBER 1, 1982

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have been requested by the Business Finance Authority to approve the amendment of (1) $2,000,000 The Industrial Development Authority of the State of New Hampshire Industrial Facility Revenue Bond (Teleflex Incorporated – 1981 Jaffrey Series) dated December 1, 1981 (the “1981 Bond”) and (2) $500,000 The Industrial Development Authority of the State of New Hampshire Industrial Facility Revenue Bond (Teleflex Incorporated – 1982 Jaffrey Project 1 Completion Series) date September 1, 1982 (the “1982 Bond”), the proceeds of which were used to finance the acquisition, construction, and equipping of an industrial facility located off Squantum Road in the Town of Jaffrey, New Hampshire, which facility was thereafter used for the manufacture of fluroplastic extrusions and high temperature corrosion resistant coating of wire for use in the computer and aerospace industries.

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received materials setting forth the background for the Authority’s request.

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

Section 1. Approval. In response to the Authority’s request, and after a public hearing, the Authority’s amendment of the 1981 Bond and the 1982 Bond, all as provided in the Authority’s resolution passed December 20, 2004, is hereby approved.

Section 2. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to

January 12, 2005

#2 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Ocean National Bank to Eastern Olympic Sports, LLC in Milford, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JANUARY 12, 2005
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 10:15 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Ocean National Bank to Eastern Olympic Sports, LLC, and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Rick Holder of Eastern Olympic Sports, LLC., and Heather Leach, Vice President of Ocean National Bank. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM OCEAN NATIONAL BANK TO EASTERN OLYMPIC SPORTS, LLC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek . There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, 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-A:18
AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13
WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM
OCEAN NATIONAL BANK TO EASTERN OLYMPIC SPORTS, LLC.

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy percent (70%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $2,023,000 from Ocean National Bank to Eastern Olympic Sports, LLC., ( “the Borrower”), pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy percent (70%) of the proposed financing;

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

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

(ii) Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and insure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

(b) General Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

(ii) The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(iii) The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

(iv) The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

2. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

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

Passed and Agreed to January 12, 2005.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant Program, to retroactively amend an existing agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03, item #201), for the purpose of rehabilitating 14 housing units, by changing the end date from December 31, 2004 to June 30, 2005.

#4 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing agreement with Rockingham County, Brentwood, NH, to purchase equipment for Port City Air, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #7, amended on 12-17-03, item #20A), to extend the time period to complete the project from December 31, 2004 to December 31, 2005.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#5 Authorized to reclassify position #10207, Supervisor of Production Control, salary grade 18, to a Technical Support Specialist VI, salary grade 32.

#6 Authorized to reclassify position #9T130 Systems Development Specialist II, salary grade 21, to a Technical Support Specialist VI, salary grade 32.

#7 Authorized a salary increment of $2,856 to Kim Taylor Miller, effective retroactive to December 10, 2004.

#8 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $56,775 from the NH Fish and Game Department, to pay for the conversion of the Fish and Game Department’s wildlife management database through a cooperative effort. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
#9 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to apply for, receive and administer federal military aid funds in compliance with applicable state and Federal laws and regulation.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
#10 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized with thanks, to accept in the name of the State of NH a granite bench valued at $700 from the employees of NH Department of Corrections, and the Ossipee District Office, Ossipee, NH.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
#11 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton and with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe LLP, Los Angeles, CA, (previously approved by G&C on 11-9-00, item #29, amended on 6-30-04, item #39), for the purpose of providing arbitrage rebate compliance services for the State of NH Turnpike System revenue bonds, in an amount not to exceed $75,000 per year. Effective retroactively to June 30, 2004 through June 30, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
#11A The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS, & FOOD
#12 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into an agreement with George Deenihan, West Springfield, MA, to provide year-round custodial and general maintenance work a the Eastern States Exposition NH Building, West Springfield, MA, in the amount of $5,400. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2005. 100% General Funds.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
#13 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized to appoint Katherine Cooper as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $55,000 to occupy a position with a four year term that expires January 1, 2009. Effective upon G&C approval.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#14 Authorized Division of Arts to award a two year Operating Grant to NH Music Festival Center Harbor, totaling $18,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#15 Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support Project Planning Grant in the amount of $5,500 to Library Arts Center, Newport. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#16 Authorized Division of Arts to award an Organizational Support Cultural Facility Grant totaling $11,445 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated December 10, 2004. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
#17 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to accept and expend Sweepstakes Incentive Award Funds from the Tri-State Lotto Commission, c/o the Vermont Lottery Commission, Berlin,- Barre VT, in the amount of $600. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY
#18 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with Gloria A. Alosa Revocable Trust in the amount of $121,000 for the continued lease of 2,200 square feet of office/storage space in the Pine Inn Plaza, Concord, NH. Effective February 1, 2005 through January 31, 2010. 16% Federal, 84% Highway Funds.

NH FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#19 Authorized to accept a donation of labor valued at $2,922 by the NH Trappers Association for their assistance in building a trappers cabin at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness.

#20 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing sole source agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #114), for the purpose of providing high bandwidth internet services for the Region 3 Office, Marine Fisheries Division, by increasing the contract price from $7,512.50 to an amount not to exceed $8,304.43. Effective upon G&C approval. F&G Funds.

#21 Authorized to accept and expend additional Wildlife Conservation and Restoration program funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service in the amount of $19,125 for the purchase of a conservation easement. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to purchase a conservation easement on 228+/- acres of land in Effingham, NH from The Nature Conservancy for the sum of $25,500. The parcel of land known as the “Wilkinson Brook – Moulton Tracts” is located just north of Pine River State Forest and South of Wilkinson Brook.

#22 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Brett Rand dba Artistic Expressions of Epsom, NH, to provide custom framing for the year 2004 limited edition Atlantic salmon stamp and fly artwork in the amount of $2,171.70. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. F&G Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized to accept and expend up to $12,000 in application fees for the Community Reinvestment and Opportunity Zone program. 100% Other Funds.

#24 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Deirdre Brickner-Wood, Durham, NH, for the coordination of land protection activities under the Federal Forest Legacy Program for an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#25 Authorized Trails Bureau to accept and expend federal funds of $520,389 from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration for the Recreational Trails Program. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.

#26 Authorized Trails Bureau to accept and expend additional federal funds of $155,042 from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration for the Recreational Trails Program. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007.

#27 Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into a Grant-In-Aid Trail Maintenance contract with the Wolfeboro Snowmobile Club, Wolfeboro, NH, in the amount of $1,131.50. Effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#28 Authorized with Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a retroactive agreement with County Communications, Kensington, NH, for sublease to operate from the Summit of Mt. Washington from July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2007 for a fee of $10,800.

#29 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter a sole source agreement with the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England, Bedford, NH, for the exclusive right to distribute soft drinks and related beverages in NH State Parks, for a cash commitment of $15,000 and other advertising valued over $90,000 annually to be used for mutually agreed upon promotion projects. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2007, with a renewal option for an additional three years.

#30 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with SED Valuation, LLC, Bow, NH, to complete specific appraisal work for the purchase of “T.R. Dillon Lands” in Berlin, NH, for an amount not to exceed $2,900. Effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#30A Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation re-authorization of the revolving account established for the receipt and disbursement of federal funds from the Land Water Conservation Fund paid to communities for outdoor recreation facilities, as approved by the G&C on November 30, 1967.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $40,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund, for repairs to Milton Three Ponds Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#32 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $25,000 to fund FY 2005 Dam Safety Program expenses. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Riverside Technology, Inc., Fort Collins, CO, to maintain existing flood forecasting and reservoir operations computer systems, in the amount of $13,000.

#33 Authorized to accept and expend $10,000 in federal funds from the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund to cover the cost of audit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

#34 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Dover, NH, for an oyster reef restoration project, in the amount of $14,490. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#35 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive cooperative agreement with the University System of NH through the Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the purpose of conducting a watershed and resident survey at Ashuelot Pond, Washington, in the amount of $2,502. Effective July 30, 2004 through February 28, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#36 Authorized to enter into an agreement wit the University of NH, Durham, NH, to coordinate the Natural Resources Outreach Coalition, in the amount of $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#37 Authorized to enter into a contract with Transformer Service, Inc., Concord, NH, for repair of an electrical transformer, in the amount of $1,589. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#38 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to conduct a re-vegetation project on Awcomin Marsh in Rye, NH, in the amount of $8,985. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#39 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Newmarket, NH, to construct the second phase of the Newmarket Riverwalk and Waterfront Park, in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#40 Authorized a loan agreement amendment with the City of Lebanon, NH, for phase I and II Wastewater Treatment Facility Improvements, by increasing the loan by $2,402,000 from $2,695,000 to $5,097,000.

#41 Authorized to retroactively extend a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ozone Transport Commission, Washington DC (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03, item #85), to support ozone modeling performed by DES. Effective April 30, 2004 to April 30, 2005.

#42 Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Town of Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #67), for drainage system mapping and modeling, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from December 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#43 Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, (Previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03, item #I), to construct pedestrian overlooks and interpretive signs along New Castle Avenue, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from December 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#44 Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH, (Previously approved by G&C on 1-21-04, item #2), to replace the failing retaining wall at the Yankee Fish Cooperative, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from December 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#45 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an existing agreement with Resource Management, Inc., Ashland, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-7-04, item #51), for turnkey management services for bio-solids generated at the Franklin Wastewater Treatment Facility, by increasing the contract by $1,057,750 from $1,160,895.64 to $2,218,645.64, and extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to June 30, 2010. 100% Other Funds.

#46 Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Trout Unlimited, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #74), for a topographic survey and corridor restoration design of Black Brook, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2004 to December 31, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

Office of Business Operations Bureau of Finance
#47 Authorized to amend an agreement between the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the State of NH on behalf of the Town of Enfield, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage for the services performed by election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,200.

Division of Public Health Services
#48 Authorized Maternal Child Health Section to enter into an agreement with Mills Consulting Group Inc., dba Mills Consulting Group, Concord, MA, to develop a state plan addressing early childhood comprehensive systems, in the amount of $140,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Developmental Services
#49 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a sole source contract with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #231), to support the Traumatic Brain Injury Post-Demonstration Grant Program by increasing the price limitation by $99,203 from $305,000 to $404,203. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services
#50 Authorized to compensate Gary Magnuson, a Teacher in the Youth Services Center, for time lost while recovering from a work related injury in accordance with Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

Division for Children, Youth & Families
#51 Authorized to retroactively amend and extend an existing agreement with Molly Colman, South Berwick, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-02, item #109), for adoption recruitment specialist services, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2006 and by increasing the price limitation to $34,116. 100% Federal Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health
#52 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend a contract with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-23-04, item #200), to reimburse the contractor for providing support services to BBH by increasing the price limitation by $20,396 from $257,732 to $278,128. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#53 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source agreement with Center for Life Management, Salem, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $740,160. Effective upon G&C approval through August 26, 2009. 100% Federal Funds.

New Hampshire Hospital
#54 TABLED – The Governor and Councilor on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Burton voting no, voted to table the request to enter into an agreement with Norris Inc., So. Portland, ME, to provide fire alarm, nurse call station and security system test and inspection services in an amount up to $20,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004. 96% General, 4% Other Funds.

#55 Authorized to continue a contract with the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc., Alexandria, VA, in the amount of $6,950. Effective March 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through February 28, 2006. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#56 Authorized to accept and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $884,462 and budget as detailed in letter dated October 20, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $562,500 from the US Department of Education to provide centralized support for charter schools within the State of NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#57 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended funds in the amount of $329,003 from the US Department of Education to assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve high academic standards during the year ending June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#58 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Jobs for NH Graduates, Manchester, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training, in Claremont and Manchester in an amount not to exceed $133,259. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules. 100% Other Funds.

#59 Authorized to exercise the renewal option on the grants with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, and the Alliance for Community Supports, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #103, amended on 10-8-03, item #111, amended on 2-11-04, item # Late Item A), to provide training and service to those who are supporting educationally disabled students who are at risk of school dropout, in the amount of $226,524.91. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grants with internal accounting control. 100% Federal Funds.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
#60 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. 100% General Funds.

NH LOTTERY COMMISSION
#61 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized to reclassify position #18353, Accountant I, Labor grade 16, to a Chief Security Officer, Labor grade 16. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#62 Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the state agencies as indicated in letter dated January 6, 2005, in the total amount of $363,452 to be used to increase the ability of state agencies to mitigate a “weapons of mass destruction” type incident through specifically enhancing interoperable communication abilities. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2005.

#63 Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the State agencies as indicated in letter dated January 6, 2005, in the total amount of $2,847,336 for the First Responder portion of the Homeland 2004 grant promotion and $795,311 for the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention portion of the Homeland 2004 grant program, to increase the ability of State agencies to prepare for, respond to, or mitigate a “weapons of mass destruction” or a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, or Explosive type incident. 100% Federal Funds.

#64 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with ACS State & Local Solutions, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, for the continuance of system maintenance on the VISTA/RS and PRISM systems, in the amount of $750,060. Effective January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2009.

#65 Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a retroactive agreement with Joe Brigham Inc., Pembroke, NH, to provide helicopter rental service, in an amount up to $2,850. Effective December 3, 2004.

#66 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with JEOL USA Inc., Peabody, MA, to provide preventative maintenance service for the scanning electron microscope in the amount of $38,333.64. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

#67 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into an agreement with Kimberly S Fredrickson dba Winslow Enterprises, Concord, NH, for snowplowing at Troop D Station in Concord, NH, in the amount of $8,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

#68 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with J.P. Chemical Co., Milford, NH, to provide pest control services at Troop A – Epping, Troop B – Milford, and Troop C – Keene, the Major Crime Unit and the Safety Building, up to the amount of $8,000. Effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005.

#69 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively extend a grant in the amount of $132,988 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration from July 10, 2004 through September 30, 2005.

#70 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of State Police to retroactively correct and extend the COPS Technology Grant in the amount of $397,400, by extending the end date to February 19, 2005.

#70A Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a retroactive contract with Primedia Business, dba Primedia Price Digests, Overland Park, KS, for a license agreement for motor vehicle data files needed for the Municipal Agent Automation Project, in the amount of $399,460. Effective January 1, 2005 through December 30, 2008.

#70B FAILED – The Governor and Council, with Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, and Councilor Wieczorek voting no, voted to deny the request to accept and expend $525,000 from the Florida Light and Power Energy - $300,000 and Entergy Nuclear Vermont Yankee, LLC - $225,000 to help support the construction of the Emergency Operations Center. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#71 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay the sum of $58,904 to the Manchester Transit Authority, Manchester, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus replacement.

#72 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of December 3, 2004 through December 27, 2004.

#73 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the time period extending from July 1, 2004 through September 30, 2004. This list complies the contemplated awards below $5,000 that have been processed by the Department and paid to the property owners and displacees during this time period.

#74 TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to table the request to the February 9, 2005 meeting, to accept and expend US Department of Homeland Security Port Security Grant funds in FY 05, administered through the Department of Safety in the amount of $100,000 for the purchase and installation of security cameras, alarms and fencing on the I-95 bridge over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME. (2)Further Authorized to accept an amount not to exceed $100,000.

#75 Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into an agreement with Control Technologies, Inc., Manchester, NH, for the purpose of providing a total maintenance contract for the Bureau of Materials & Research laboratory HVAC climate control system, for an amount not to exceed $13,641. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

#76 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to transfer a 0.24 of an acre Utility Easement on State owned land to the Conway Water conjunction with the Conway 11339I project.

#77 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.17 of an acre parcel of land located in the Town of Bedford to Mark E. Carignan and Ann Marie Carignan for $3,500.

#78     TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,131.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Arredondo, Professor, in the course entitled “Gas Dynamics”.

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,131.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Arredondo, Professor, in the course entitled “Statistical Thermodynamics”.

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Leslie University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,275.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher Crowley, Assistant Professor, in the on-line course entitled “Integrating Technology into the School Cirriculum”.

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, the sum of $839.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nancy Labore, Professor, in the course entitled “Theoretical Foundations for Health Promotion”.

E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,120.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Saylor, Associate Professor, in the course entitled “Educating for Adult Literacy”.

F. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $648.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrea Stickney, Systems Development Specialist, in the course entitled “Moral Decision-Making”.

G. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosanne Curry, Internal Auditor III, in the course entitled “Managerial Accounting”.

H. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, Springfield, MA, the sum of $2,800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Drayer, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations”, “Project II” and “The Use of Empowerment in Counseling”.

I. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,251.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Jackson Gaudette, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Public Health Law”.

J. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, Springfield, MA, the sum of $2,800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Geaumont, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations and Communities”, “Project II” and “Child and Family Services III: Assessment and Intervention”.

K. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College Graduate School, Springfield, MA, the sum of $2,800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen Martin-Brown, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations and Communities”, “Project II” and “Grant Writing”.

L. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila Miller, Human Resources Technician, in the course entitled “Human Resource Management”.

M. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Kieronski, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled “Public Human Resources Management”.

N. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, the sum of $1,387.80 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellis Wongsearaya, Toxicologist III, in the course entitled “Research Synthesis for Environmental Health Policy”.

O. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Boisvert, Assistant Administrator, in the courses entitled “Project Phase II” and “Human Nature, Development & Assessment”.

P. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,227.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Brien, Child Protective Services Worker Coordinator, in the course entitled “Advanced Psychology of Human Development”.

Q. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Collins, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Leadership: A Lifelong Journey”, “Child and Family Services: Assessment and Intervention”, “Project 1” and “The Use of Empowerment as a Counseling Tool”.

R. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $1,359.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Deborah Cook, Fiscal Specialist, in the courses entitled “College Composition”, “Introduction to Psychology” and “Cost Accounting”.

S. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Keith, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Building Multicultural Organizations”, “Organizational Transformation” and “Project II”.

T. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristen Neil, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Leadership: A Lifelong Journey”, “Project Phase I”, “Strategic Planning” and “Staffing and Supervision”.

U. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tracey Pare, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Leadership: A Lifelong Journey”, “Child and Family Services: Assessment and Intervention”, and “Project 1: The Use of Empowerment as a Counseling Tool”.

V. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anna Phinney, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Strategic Planning” and “Organizational Transformation”.

W. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Wheelock College, Boston, MA, the sum of $3,091.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dawn Rouse, Program Specialist, in the course entitled “Leadership in Early Childhood Education and Human Service Settings”.

X. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Sharp, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Leadership: A Lifelong Journey”, “Child and Family Services: Assessment and Intervention”, “Project 1” and “The Use of Empowerment as a Counseling Tool”.

Y. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Skill Med Services, Inc., Tilton, NH, the sum of $2,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cynthia Goslant, Nursing Assistant II, in the course entitled “Licensed Practical Nurse Program”.

Z. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Care Services - Request permission to pay Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA, the sum of $1,445.10 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sarah Lester, Nursing Coordinator, in the Internet courses entitled “Group Process in Nursing and Health Care” and “Nursing Care of the Older Adult”.

AA. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,251.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling MaryAnn Cooney, Director, in the course entitled “Field Study”.

BB. JOINT BOARD - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Julie Levesque, Senior Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Intermediate Accounting II”.

CC. LOTTERY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $453.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tonya Loving, Data Control Clerk II, in the course entitled “Human Resource Management”.

DD. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Holly Armstrong, Training & Development Therapist, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

EE. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Beaudoin, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

FF. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $1,870.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Irene Laventure, Nurse Specialist, in the courses entitled “Advanced Pharmacology” and “Psychopharmacology for Advanced Practice”.

GG. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $632.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Briana Miller, Mental Health Worker III, in the course entitled “English Composition”.

HH. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $474.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Paddock, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “PC Applications”.

II. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $793.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Thoroughgood, Program Assistant II, in the course entitled “Small Group Communications”.

JJ. OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $518.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeanne St. Pierre, Information Technology Manager, in the course entitled “Operating Systems”.

KK. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wesley Golomb, Energy Conservation Coordinator, in the course entitled “Economics of Sustainable Development”.

LL. SAFETY, Division of Fire Standards and Training & EMS - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $648.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mathew Yeaton, Maintenance Mechanic II, in the courses entitled “Related Electricity 2 Theory” and “Related Electricity 2 Lab”.

MM. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $338.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Grogan, Bridge Maintainer II, in the course entitled “Statics & Strengths of Materials”.

NN. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $237.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Grogan, Bridge Maintainer II, in the course entitled “Communication and the Literature of Science and Technology”.

OO. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $364.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellen Harrington, Program Assistant I in the course entitled “Human Biology”.

PP. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $364.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellen Harrington, Program Assistant I, in the course entitled “Social Problems”.

QQ. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA, the sum of $625.68 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ashok Kakadia, Civil Englineer II, in the course entitled “Structural Dynamics”.

RR. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Keene State College, Keene, NH, the sum of $617.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ryan Lavoie, Safety & Environmental Coordinator, in the courses entitled “Life Processes” and Life Processes Lab”.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
A. Acceptance of the State of New Hampshire’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the State’s Annual Report to the Citizens for the year ended June 30, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
B. Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,159,794 from the Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund Program.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
C. Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the state Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $97,174.52 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds that have escheated to the general fund.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at The State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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