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Minutes
January 19, 2000
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
January 19, 2000
10:30 a.m.
#2

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:30 a.m., with all members present.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, accepted the minutes of January 5, 2000 with the following amendments:

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 5, 2000 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council accepted with regret the following resignations:

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
John B. Kuhns, Etna
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Reason: Personal

ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION
Steven J. Driscoll, Hampton
Effective: February 10, 2000
Reason: Personal

NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
Aphrodite Georgopoulos, Newington
(Non-broker)
Effective: February 1, 2000
Reason: Personal

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
John MacDonald, Amherst
(Steam Power Generating Industry)
Succeeding: Robert Pickering, Concord
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: October 24, 2001

AMERICAN & CANADIAN FRENCH CULTURAL EXCANGE COMMISSION
Georgette L. Hippauf, Nashua
Succeeding: Pauline Bergevin, Manchester
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: July 17, 2004

CANNON MOUNTAIN ADVISORY COMMISSION
Susan McLane, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: January 1, 2003

Jere A. Peabody, Franconia
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: January 1, 2003

DIVISION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Jamie Gallagher, Grantham
(Sullivan County)
Succeeding: Rodney Minckler, Claremont
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: December 16, 2002

Donna McAdam, Dover
(Strafford County)
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: December 2, 2002

Sandra T. McGonagle, Gilford
(Belknap County)
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: July 1, 2002

Howard J. Weber, Colebrook
(Coos County)
Succeeding: Terri Peterson, Lancaster
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: July 1, 2002

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Albert G. Karam, Manchester
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: January 1, 2004

Frances LeFavour, Newmarket
(Employer-Insurer)
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: January 1, 2004

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Ann McArdle, Manchester
(At large)
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: January 31, 2004

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES: HEALTHY KIDS SUB-COMMITTEE (1999 CHAPTER LAW 324)
Bayla S. Weisbart, Contoocook
(Consumer)
Vacancy
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: November 30, 2000

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
Anne T. Packard, Ellsworth
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: December 6, 2002

MARITAL MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION BOARD
Thomas L. Mugford, Goffstown
(Public member)
Succeeding: Deborah L. Coffin, West Springfield (resigned)
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: April 10, 2003

CHESHIRE COUNTY JUDGE OF PROBATE
Albert H. Weeks, Keene
Succeeding: Peter S. Espiefs, Keene (resigned)
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: Until seventy years of age

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS
Carl J. Rod, Lancaster
Reappointment
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: January 8, 2003

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF OPERATIONS: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Lyle W. Knowlton, P.E., Northfield
(Nominated by Commissioner of the Department of Transportation)
Succeeding: John Clement, Concord
Effective: January 19, 2000
Salary: Group P, Step 3, $67,712
TERM: January 7, 2004

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

On a roll call vote, the Executive Council confirmed the following: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - No: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Colantuono - No: Councilor Streeter - Yes,

Lynn M. Presby, Freedom
Succeeding: Alfred J.T. Rubega, East Sullivan
Effective: January 19, 2000
TERM: September 17, 2002

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION
G. Ritchie White, Rye
Succeeding: Steven J. Driscoll, Hampton (resigned)
Effective: February 10, 2000
TERM: September 24, 2001

ATHLETIC TRAINERS BOARD
Linda Zoller-McKibbin, West Lebanon
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 8, 2003

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Richard J. Daschbach, Westmoreland
(Labor)
Succeeding: Roger Gagnon, Manchester
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2004

Susan A. Jeffery, Milford
(Employer/Insurers)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2004

Daniel P. Manning, Manchester
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2004

SENIOR DIVISION DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Richard A. Chevrefils, Concord
(Nominated by Commissioner of Health & Human Services)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group M: Maximum, $81,046
TERM: January 31, 2004

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
William E. Ross, Dover
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 2, 2003

STATE HISTORICAL RESOURCES COUNCIL
David H. Watters, Dover
Succeeding: David Andrew, Durham
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 10, 2004

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH
Judith Coleman, Henniker
(Clinical Mental Health Counselor)
Succeeding: Richard T. Slater, Manchester (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 31, 2001

MOORINGS APPEALS BOARD
John Bridges, Wolfeboro
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 28, 2002

BOARD OF NATURAL SCIENTISTS
William C. Flint, Warner
(Public member)
Succeeding: Mary A. Currier, Kingston (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 1, 2004

PHYSICAL THERAPY BOARD
Margaret Donohue, Canterbury
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 8, 2003

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
Joseph P. Nadeau, Durham
Succeeding: William R. Johnson, Hanover
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Until seventy years of age

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
Linda Stewart Dalianis, Nashua
Succeeding: Joseph P. Nadeau, Durham
Effective: Upon confirmation of Justice Nadeau to the Supreme Court
TERM: Until seventy years of age

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to accept and expend $240,177.31 in federal funds available from the US Environmental Protection Agency through December 31, 2000.

#2 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of Interior from the Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge, 38 Ave A, Turners Falls, MA to accept and expend new funds in the amount of $243,250 for the purposes outlined in the Memorandum of Agreement among the Northeast Region, US Fish and wildlife Service, The NH Department of Transportation and OSP through June 30, 2000.

#3 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Salem, NH in the amount of $450,000.00 through June 30, 2001. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town will use the funds to acquire a manufactured housing park and the relocation of approximately 24 households.

#4 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH in the amount of $322,665.00 through June 30, 2001. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town will use the funds to make water system improvements in the Maple Street neighborhood.

#5 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the County of Coos, NH in the amount of $12,000.00 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the County will enable the County to study the feasibility of constructing and operating a Single Point of Contact facility to house public agencies, non-profit organizations and community meeting space in the Upper Connecticut Valley Region.

#6 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, to increase the Agreement amount by adding $8,500 for a new total of $68,500. [Initially approved on July 21, 1999 (Item #19)].

#7 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Rye, NH [Initially approved on February 3, 1999 (Item #2)], increasing the amount by $16,500 to a new total of $193,797. This increase will be effective upon approval by the Governor and Executive Council.

#8 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Fremont, NH [Initially approved on March 4, 1998 (Item #A)], to extend the time period to complete the project from December 31, 1999 to June 30, 2000. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#9 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Program on Consensus and Negotiation, [Initially approved on April 28, 1999 (Item #3)], to modify the work tasks and reporting requirements, change the end date from December 31, 1999 to June 30, 2000, and provide additional financial consideration of $7,500 for a new total of $20,000. SOLE SOURCE

#10 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Office of Sponsored Research, Service Bldg., Durham, NH, [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #4)], to modify the end date of the project from December 31, 1999 to June 30, 2000 at no additional cost.

#11 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Lorraine Stuart Merrill, PO Box 176, Stratham, NH [Initially approved on September 15, 1999 (Item #9)], to modify the work tasks and reporting requirements, change the end date from December 31, 1999 to June 30, 2000, and provide additional financial consideration of $3,500 for a new total of $14,500. SOLE SOURCE

#12 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, 3 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH [Initially approved on April 28, 1999 (Item #4) and amended on July 21, 1999 (Item #28)], to modify the work tasks and reporting requirements, change the end date from December 31, 1999 to June 30, 2000, and provide additional financial consideration of $24,044 for a new total of $104,194. SOLE SOURCE

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

#13 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $26,000 with the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, through December 31, 2000 to produce and air radio public service announcements on energy and community services topics. SOLE SOURCE

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#14 Authorized to execute a contract with Edward R. Murdough, PE, Keene, NH in the amount of $50,000 through December 31, 2000 to provide for additional staffing for specialized systems design, engineering and project management.

#15 Authorized to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $399,401.00 through December 31, 2000.

ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#16 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $266,660.00 from the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau) through September 30, 2000 to pay for the operation and maintenance of New Hampshire Army National Guard Training Site, Center Strafford, NH and minor construction projects at selected departmental facilities. Operation and Maintenance costs for the New Hampshire Army National Guard Training Site and minor construction shall be reimbursed 100% by the federal government.

#17 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $257,964.00 from the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau) through September 30, 2000 to pay for environmental training and remediation projects at departmental facilities. The costs of the projects shall be reimbursed 100% by the Federal Government.

#18 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $60,000.00 from the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau) through September 30, 2000 for Surface Petroleum activities for the Army National Guard within the State of New Hampshire. The costs of the Surface Petroleum shall be reimbursed 100% by the Federal Government.

#19 Authorized to transfer funds from the Emergency Fund in the amount of $403.31 to the State Active Service Account.

#20 Authorized the confirmation of Major Peter F. Sullivan, Jr., 7 Coffin Drive, Hampton, NH to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#21 Authorized the nomination of Captain Andrew A. Bevington, PO Box 404, Moultonboro, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#22 Authorized the nomination of Lieutenant Colonel David P. Rolando, 120 Old Granite Road, Ossipee, NH tot he rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $260,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of February 2000.

#24 Authorized list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2000 during the month of December 1999.

#25 Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with D. L. King Associates, Inc., Amherst, NH with the total amount not to exceed $7,681.00 through February 29, 2000 for asbestos removal and disposal services at the State House Annex in Concord, NH.

#26 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with the Wooden Nichols Restaurant in an amount not to exceed $7,500 through June 30, 2000 to provide meals to government employees participating in training programs at the National Guard Training Facility, Center Strafford, NH. SOLE SOURCE

#27 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications to enter into a contract with Harry-O Electrical Corporation, Rte. 129, Loudon, NH for a lump sum price of $51,753.00 through March 22, 2000 for the purpose of a new electrical service entrance, Dwinell Building, Laconia, NH.

#28 Authorized to accept and place on file the informational item containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of October 1, 1999 through December 28, 1999.

#28A Authorized to appoint Thomas P. Colantuono as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with The Derryfield School, Manchester, New Hampshire.

#28B Authorized to appoint Thomas P. Colantuono as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with New Hampshire College, Manchester, New Hampshire.

#28C Authorized to appoint Thomas P. Colantuono as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, New Hampshire.

#28D Authorized to appoint Raymond S. Burton as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with Kendal at Hanover, Hanover, New Hampshire.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#29 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $9,527.70.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized Department of Justice to enter into a grant with the Hillsborough County Attorney in the amount of $32,487 through March 31, 2001 to provide an additional victim/witness advocates working in the Superior Court.

#31 Authorized Department of Justice to enter into a grant with the Newmarket Police Department in the amount of $17,577 through June 30, 2000 for one police officer so that one of their experienced officers may participate as an undercover operative with the New Hampshire Drug Task Force.

#32 Authorized Department of Justice to enter into a grant with the NH Teen Institute in the amount of $49,788 through March 31, 2001 to continue youth and community awareness activities that were approved and started last year.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#33 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Division of Libraries to enter into a contract with Datalex Corp., d/b/a New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Nashua in the amount of $11,920 through January 31, 2001 for software training.

BANKING DEPARMENT

#34 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to budget and expend funds from account 008; prior year unexpended revenues, in the amount of $38,907.81 through June 30, 2000.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#35 Authorized to accept and expend two grants totaling $8,273.05 from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency for the projects entitled "NH Liquor Commission-Cops in Shops and Preliminary Breath Test Devises," through June 30, 2000.

#35A Authorized to RETROACTIVELY continue a Tobacco Compliance Officer position through September 29, 2000 as specified in letter of December 20, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#35B The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to RETROACTIVELY continue a Record Control Clerk position through June 30, 2001, as specified in letter dated November 29, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#36 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of Federal Funds for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1998-September 30, 2000 under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Section 7(b) 1 (Rural Fire Prevention and Control) in the amount of $18,021.00.

#37 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to reallocate the balance of $6,141.57 which was unexpended as of September 30, 1999 from a two year federal allotment for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1998-September 30, 2000 under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Section 5, Cooperative Lands-Forest Health Management, Annual Pest Detection & Evaluation Surveys (NA-99-0235).

#38 Authorized to accept, with sincere thanks, a $44,078.77 donation from the Estate of Richard C. Hebert of New Hampton to be deposited into the Aquatic Education Center Donation Account 020-075-2123-005 Private/Local Funds.

#39 Authorized to enter into a contract with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc., 288 South River Road, Building C, Bedford, NH for an amount not to exceed $75,000 per year for two years to provide environmental consulting and engineering services.

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract for $6,000.00 wit the Audubon Society of New Hampshire through June 30, 2000 to identify and work with landowners and land managers to voluntarily protect important winter habitat in the Merrimack River Watershed. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Forests and Lands to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, to continue the Land Cover Mapping Project by revising the scope of activities, changing the completion date from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2001 and increasing the amount by $75,000 from $85,000 to $160,000. SOLE SOURCE

#41A Authorized to expend $36,080 from excess OHRV registration fees as specified in letter dated December 13, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#41B Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to expend $1,041,162 of parks fund revenue for park openings, as specified in letter dated November 22, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#42 Authorized to accept $40,026 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Section 604 (b) Water Quality Planning through June 30, 2000.

#43 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement [Initially approved on September 29, 1998] with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, PO Box 1856, Pembroke Rd., Concord, NH, retroactive to January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#44 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Waste Management Division to AMEND an existing contract with Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc., Ten Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA in the amount of $367,502 from $1,030,044 to $1,397,546 through June 30, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#45 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a contract with New Hampshire Foundation of Sustainable Communities, 221 Stark Highway South, Dunbarton, NH through December 31, 2000. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#46 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of New Hampshire Office of Sponsored Research, Service Building, Room 109, 51 College Road, Durham, NH in the amount of $40,000 through October 1, 2000 to provide for completion of research tasks outlined in item B of the memorandum of agreement between DES and UNH.

#47 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Dover, 288 Central Avenue, Dover, NH in the amount of $2,770 through June 30, 2000 to reimburse for laboratory and analytical services.

#48 Authorized the loan agreement with the City of Berlin in the amount of $2,010,000 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing the design and construction of a water main replacement and improvement project.

#49 Authorized the loan agreement with the City of Berlin in the amount of $$796,280 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing the design and construction of a water main upgrade project.

#50 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter ABSTAINING, authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua in the principal amount of $388,412.35 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council to finance the City's Combined Sewer Overflow facilities plan by amending the amended original loan agreement [Initially approved on December 6, 1995 (Item #82) (amendment approved on August 12, 1998 (Item #116)]. This agreement reduces the principal loan amount of $492,500 as indicated in the amended original loan agreement by $104,087.65.

#50A Authorized to establish an Air Pollution Control Engineer III position through June 30, 2001, as specified in letter dated November 16, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#50B Authorized to continue 2 Engineering Technician I position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated December 2, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#50C Authorized to continue 1 Civil Engineer IV position and 1 Technical Support Specialist II position through June 30, 2000, as specified in letter dated November 23, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Children, Youth & Families

#51 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with Nextel Communications, Mid Atlantic, Bedford, MA through June 30, 2002 in the amount of $187,415 through June 30, 2002 to provide 160 field staff with one instrument that will function as a radio, cellular telephone, pager and an all-call alert system. SOLE SOURCE

Division of Child Support Services

#52 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to RETROACTIVELY make unencumbered payments estimated to be up to $3,200.00 to Fleet Bank, Boston, MA effective retroactive October 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999 for maintenance of the child support lock-boxes and handling of child support payments for forwarding to the current lock-box vendor.

Office of Community & Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#53 Authorized to enter into a RETROACTIVE agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA in an amount not to exceed $269,814 retroactive to October 1, 1999 through September 30, 2001.

#54 Authorized to enter into a contract with Stephen Regan, M.D., Jefferson, NH in an amount not to exceed $40,000. through June 30, 2002 for loan repayment.

#54A Authorized Division of Family and Community Health, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to accept and expend funds in the amount of $122,770 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and establish a Public Health Nurse position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter of November 5, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

Office of Family Services

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#54B Authorized Division of Developmental Services to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend a new grant in the amount of $200,000 in federal funds, retroactive to September 1, 1999, through June 30, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#54C Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to accept and expend a new grant in the amount of $980,024.00 in federal funds through September 29, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#54D Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to accept and expend a new grant in the amount of $464,284.00 from the United States Social Security Administration through September 30, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#55 Authorized reclassification of position 30832 from a Mental Health Worker I/EMT salary grade 9, to a Stock Control Supervisor, salary grade 11.

#56 Authorized to accept and expend $100 from Claire and Bruce Bairstow, Concord, NH as specified in letter dated December 9, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#57 Authorized to accept and expend $100 from Utility Club of Lyme, NH as specified in letter dated December 9, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#58 Authorized to accept an expend, with thanks, $100 from the Women's Fellowship, First Congregational Church, Haverhill, NH as specified in letter dated December 9, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#59 Authorized to accept an expend, with thanks, $500 from Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., as specified in letter dated December 9, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#60 Authorized to accept and expend $249,490 from the Corporation for National Service through June 30, 2000.

#61 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with CELT Corporation in an amount not to exceed $60,000.00 through September 21, 2000 to provide educational technology consultant services for "Project New Teachers".

#62 Authorized to grant funds to New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $7000 through September 21, 2000 to infuse 21st century technology into the teacher preparation programs.

#63 Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College, Nashua, NH in an amount not to exceed $7000 through September 21, 2000 to infuse 21st century technology into the teacher preparation programs.

#63A Authorized to establish a Program Specialist III position through September 21, 2000, as specified in letter dated December 13, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#64 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Smart Associates, 72 North Main Street, Concord, NH in amount not to exceed $8993.93 through June 30, 2000 for the purpose of conducting eight environmental compliance audits at NHCTC Campuses as specified in letter of December 20, 1999.

#65 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to extend the consulting services and contract with Dr. Jane P. Kilcoyne for the development of the NHCTCS Foundation and Alumni Association. The extension period of this contract shall be effective February 1, 2000 through July 28, 2000 for an amount no to exceed $27,700.00 ($26,200.00 consulting fees at forty hours per week for six months and $1,500 travel expenses). SOLE SOURCE

#65A Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northeast Energy Services, Inc., d/b/a NORESCO, 111 Speen Street, Farmingham, Ma in the amount of $15,768.00 to perform a comprehensive Energy Audit. This contract shall be effective upon Governor and Council approval.

NEW HAMPSHIRE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION

#66 FAILED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, and Councilor Colantuono all voting NO, FAILED to authorize to enter into a six year contract with two optional two year renewals for an on-line gaming system with Autotote Lottery Corporation, 50 Inwood Road, Rocky Hill, CT beginning July 1, 2000. The two optional two-year renewals are subject to Governor and Executive Council approval.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#67 Authorized to reclassify position #18677 titled Counter Clerk IV, labor grade 11 to Inventory Control Supervisor, labor grade 13.

#68 Authorized Division of State Police to restore 102.23 hours sick leave to Trooper Theodore A. Korontjis.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#69 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized the appointment of a special committee to conduct a public hearing on alterations to be made to the NH Route 25 bridge over the Bearcamp River in the Town of Ossipee. The Governor appointed Councilor Burton to serve as Chairperson, and Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Griffin to serve as the other members of the special committee.

#70 Authorized Petition for hearing on alternation to NH Route 1A in the Town of Rye.

#71 Authorized to reclassify the position of Account Clerk III, Labor Grade 8, which is located in District One, are reclassified to Senior Radio Dispatcher, Labor Grade 8.

#72 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period December 15, 1999 through December 28, 1999.

#73 Authorized to accept on behalf of the State of New Hampshire a total of 10.05+acres. One parcel of 7.1+ acres from Manchester Sand, Gravel & Cement Co., Inc., PO Box 16425, Hooksett, NH and one parcel of 2.95 + acres from Everett J. Prescott, Inc., PO Box 600, Gardiner, ME for the purpose of constructing an Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting training facility adjacent to the New Hampshire Fire Training Academy.

#74 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Civil Engineering Department, Durham, NH for a fee not to exceed $667,802.00 for the continuation of the Local Technical Assistance Program and the Crash Location Improvement Program.

#75 Authorized to enter into a contract for the lease of uniforms with Alltex Uniform Rental Service Inc., 324 Taylor Street, Manchester, NH in the amount of $16,637.40 through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of providing uniforms for certain Bureau employees through June 30, 2001.

#76 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the State of Vermont for the rehabilitation of NH Route 25A bridge over the Connecticut River between Orford, New Hampshire and Fairlee, Vermont. The Agreement covers the construction of the project. The estimated cost for New Hampshire is $2,300,000 and Vermont's estimated share is $870,000.

#77 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the State of Vermont for the rehabilitation of the Bridge Street Bridge over the Connecticut River between Stratford, New Hampshire and Bloomfield, Vermont. The Agreement covers the construction of the project. The estimated cost for New Hampshire is $2,310,000 and Vermont's estimated share is $340,000.

#78 Authorized contract with Great Bay Contracting, Inc., Hooksett, NH on the basis of a low bid of $211,050.00. The project consists of establishment of new wildflower fields and the maintenance of existing fields in various locations along the highways throughout the State.

#79 Authorized contract with R.J. Olszak Construction d/b/a DEMOS NE of Bridgewater, NH on the basis of a low bid of $16,599.00. This contract consists of building demolition on Derry Road in Litchfield.

#80 Authorized to enter into an AMENDED agreement with JSA Inc., 361 Hanover Street, Portsmouth, NH. This agreement amends the prior existing agreement dated June 22, 1999 and increases the Lump Sum Fee by $15,250.00 from $17,000.00 to $32,250.00.

#81 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Mehren Freeman Architects, 434 Old Post Road, Newbury, NH for a Lump Sum Price of $25,000.00 for the purpose of Professional Architectural Services for a study to determine the adequacy of the Philbrook Center for Delivery of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services, Concord, NH.

#82 Authorized to enter into a contract with DH Pinnette and Sons d/b/a Maine Roofing Service, PO Box 307, Oakland, ME for a lump sum price of $82,000.00 for the purpose of Cafeteria Roof Replacement, NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH.

#83 Authorized to accept and place on file the Quarterly Capital Budget Project Schedule.

#83A Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to transfer and expend an amount not to exceed $22,500 from the special Railroad Fund for weed control on various portions of the State-owned railroad corridors as specified in letter dated December 10, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#83B Authorized to transfer excess engineering services revenue as revenue becomes available, $20,000 for overtime costs, $61,500 for equipment and $11,000 for in-state travel costs, as specified in letter dated December 27, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#84 Authorized request of Frances S. Mallon to AMEND permit to construct an upper landing and lower landing connected by stairs. Construct stairs to the shore and a seasonal ramp to a float on property located on the Piscataqua River in New Castle.

#85 Authorized request of William Cooley to replace and construct a permanent pier to a ramp and to a float on property located at Little Bay in Durham.

#86 Authorized request of NH Department of Transportation to widen NH Route 108 approach to bridge and retain after-the-fact temporary impacts for the installation of a temporary sheet pile cofferdam on the upstream side of the existing dam on property located at Beard's Creek in Durham.

#87 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on Items C and K, approved the following tuition requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $640.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynn Kilchenstein, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, in the course entitled "Form and Theory of Poetry".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, the sum of $1,231.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Shay, Director of Admissions & Enrollment Management, in the course entitled "Legal Issues in Higher Education".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, the sum of $400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laurel Clute, Associate Professor Physical Therapy Assistant, in the course entitled "Master's Thesis Research".

D. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $389.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laurie Chase, Secretary II, in the course entitled "Database Management Systems I".

E. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $810.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Chrys Bouvier, Educational Technology Consultant, in the course entitled "Contemporary Social Trends".

F. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $375.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael J. Wimsatt, Supervisor VII, in the course entitled "Civil Engineering Seminar".

G. FISH & GAME - Request permission to pay Keene State College, Keene, NH, the sum of $573.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kim Tuttle, Biological Technician, in the course entitled "Introductory Statistics: Math-141-6C".

H. FISH & GAME - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $504.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Delayne Brown, Biological Technician/Geographic Information Systems, in the course entitled "Visual Basic Programming".

I. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office Health Management - Request permission to pay Springfield College School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $664.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Parisi Meuse, Program Coordinator, in the course entitled "The Political History of the Struggle for Humane Human Services".

J. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Concord Community Education, Concord, NH, the sum of $283.10 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael McGuire, Pipefitter, in the course entitled "Welding I".

K. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Foley-Belsaw Institute, Kansas City, MO, the sum of $749.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Daniel Hutchison, Carpenter II, in the course entitled "Locksmithing".

L. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Concord Community Education, Concord, NH, the sum of $283.10 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas Roberts, Plumber Supervisor II, in the course entitled "Welding I".

M. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila Monaghan, Account Technician, in the course entitled "Accounting I".

N. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, the sum of $628.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Paul Keller, Utility Analyst III, in the course entitled "Organizational Dynamics in Regional Development".

O. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $787.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Angelyn D. Duffy, Accounting Technician, in the courses entitled "Intermediate Accounting II" and "Microeconomics".

#88 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. CORRECTIONS - Request permission for (1) employee, William Wilson, Probation/Parole Officer, or designee, to travel to Nashville, TN, on February 12-16, 2000, to attend the American Probation & Parole Winter Training Seminar. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $500.00 IS REQUESTED FOR William Wilson. Total Cost: 1,339.00. Source of Funds: 100% Other Funds. Registration Fee: 240.00.

B. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (2) employees, Kevin Babcock, Lieutenant and Michael Marshall, Sergeant, or designee, to travel to No. Falmouth, MA, on February 8-11, 2000, to attend Police Accreditation Training. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $350.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Michael Marshall. Total Cost: 985.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway and 19% Turnpike Funds. Registration Fee: 350.00.

C. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (2) employees, Melisa Weber, Assistant Forensic Lab Director and Mary Dawson, Criminalist II, Lab, or designee, to travel to Reno, NV, on February 21-26, 2000, to attend 52nd Meeting of American Academy of Forensic Sciences. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,790.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Melisa Weber. Total Cost: 3,955.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: 390.00.

LATE ITEMS

A. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Pursuant to RSA 195-D:21, appointed Peter J. Spaulding as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with Capital Note and Revenue Anticipation Note Program-Statewide.

B. INSURANCE DEPARMENT
Authorized to enter into a contract with the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass & Green, Manchester, NH in the amount of $30,000.00 to provide legal services with respect to receivership proceedings affecting Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England, through June 30, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

The Governor set the next meeting of Governor and Executive Council for Wednesday, February 9, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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