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January 20, 1999
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
January 7,1999
10:30 a.m.
#3

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

The following representative-elect was sworn into office on this day:

Hillsborough County District No. 19
Donald Carlson, r, New Ipswich (PO Box 41) 03071

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of January 6, 1999.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of January 7, 1999.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 7, 1999 meeting.

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

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

BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
Sheila A. Kennedy, Somersworth
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Reason:: Personal

The Governor nominated the following:

STATE COMMITTEE ON AGING
Joseph S. Handy, Bedford
District 4
Succeeding: Phyllis Katsakiores, Derry
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: June 24, 2001

ATHLETIC TRAINERS GOVERNING BOARD
Mark D. Legacy, Enfield
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 8, 2002

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM COMMISSION
Terence T. Henricks, Spofford
Pursuant to 1998 Chapter Law 33
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Three years from date of confirmation

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Dennis E. Adams, Hampton
Labor
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Joyce L. Arel, Nashua
Public Member
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Ronald F. Borelli, Bedford
Business and Industry
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Claudette L. Mahar, Amherst
Health Services Profession
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

David C. Paquette, Suncook
Labor
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Education
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Ann. M. Torr, Dover
General Public
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Gail Paine, Bartlett
District 1
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 31, 2004

David B. Ruedig, Concord
District 2
Succeeding: R. James Steiner, Concord (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 31, 2001

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
Douglas Patch, Concord
Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 22, 2001

William Wood, Bow
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 22, 2001

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
George Dana Bisbee, Concord
Nominated by the Commissioner
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group R/maximum $76,532
TERM: January 8, 2003

STATE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL
James J. Todd, Portsmouth
Chemical Engineer
Succeeding: Elmer B. Lang, Berlin
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 8, 2003

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
Donald S. Clark, Claremont (r)
Sullivan County
Succeeding: George Disnard, Claremont (d) (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: June 29, 2000

COMMISSIONER:
DEPARMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Donald L. Shumway, Hopkinton
Succeeding: Terry L. Morton, Hampton
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group T $80,832
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

MILFORD DISTRICT COURT JUSTICE
William R. Drescher, Amherst
Succeeding: J. Colin Lizotte, Milford
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Until 70 years of age

NASHUA DISTRICT COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE
Thomas E. Bamberger, Amherst
Succeeding: Roger L. Gauthier, Hollis
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Until 70 years of age

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD
Thomas A. Prince, Auburn
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 8, 2002

JOINT PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULARY BOARD
Dorothy L. Hitchmoth, New London
Optometrist - Teacher of Optometry
Succeeding: Stephen P. Byrnes, Salem (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 1, 2003

James F. Riley, Wilton
Optometrist
Succeeding: John F. Minteer, Jaffrey (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 22, 2003

PHYSICAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD
Ann W. B. Grenier, Hooksett
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 8, 2002

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
John Buckley, Dover
Public
Succeeding: Edward Hazeltine, New London
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 12, 1999

Richard Roulx, Merrimack
Management
Succeeding: William Kidder, New London
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 17, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Robert Laflam, Sanbornton
Fishing
Succeeding: William Boucher, Londonderry
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 27, 2001

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS GOVERNING BOARD
James R. Daley, Lyme
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 8, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Andrea Amodeo-Vickery, Amherst
Non-member Trustee
Succeeding: John McLaughlin, Nashua
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 13, 2000

DIVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR:

  • DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    James Marshall, Concord
    Nominated by the Commissioner
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon confirmation
    TERM: January 1, 2003

    BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

    #1 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the proposed loan to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation for the development of an industrial park located in Exeter. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Not Available: Councilor Colantuono - Yes: Councilor Streeter - Yes.

    EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JANUARY 20, 1999 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

    At approximately 10:45 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation to finance the development of the Garrison Lane Industrial Park in Exeter, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Frank Lass, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Warren Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rockingham Economic Development Corporation. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO ROCKINGHAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Streeter . There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Streeter, Councilor Colantuono and Councilor Spaulding; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

    RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO ROCKINGHAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

    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 increase a loan by the Authority to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of $100,000 up to a principal amount of $200,000 to finance the development of a 340 acre industrial park located in Exeter, New Hampshire (the "Loan")

    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 authorize and approve the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

    WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; 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 Determination. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

    a. Special Findings.

    (i) The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

    b. General Findings.

    (i) The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

    (ii) The Loan that the Authority has proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred, by RSA Chapter 162-A.

    (iii) The Loan that the Authority has 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 Loan that the Authority has proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

    2. Approval. Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

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

    Passed and agreed to January 20, 1999.

    OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #2 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Derry, NH, in the amount of $245,400 through June 30, 2000. The funds from this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town will use these funds to upgrade deficient water, sewer, electrical and roadway systems within Frost Residents' Cooperative Mobile Home Park.

    #3 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Whitefield NH, in the amount of $162,800 through June 30, 2000. The funds from this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town will use these funds to connect the Hagan Mobile Home Park to the municipal sewer system.

    #4 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Somersworth, NH, in the amount of $12,000 through December 31, 1999. The funds from this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and will enable the City to assess the feasibility of rehabilitating the historic Great Falls School for use as a community center.

    #5 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Somersworth, NH, in the amount of $12,000 through December 31, 1999. The funds from this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and will enable the City to conduct the purposed housing rehabilitation study of the areas designated as the Franklin and Green Street neighborhood and the Hill Street Historic District.

    OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #6 Authorized to hold an "Emergency Operations Center Management and Operations Course" on February 9th, 10th, and 11th, 1999 at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, NH. The total cost of the course shall not exceed $5,500.00.

    #7 Authorized contract with EARTH TECH, INC. in the amount of $20,000.00 to provide Emergency Planning Support for the New Hampshire Radiological Emergency Response Plan for Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corporation during 1999.

    DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #8 Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Andrea Lear Kilpatrick in an amount not to exceed $7,500 through June 30, 1999 to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies.

    #9 Authorized Division of Personnel to contract with the New Horizons Computer Learning Center of NH in an amount not to exceed $20,000 through June 30, 1999 to provide training programs for government employees.

    #10 Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment Transfers for the month of December 1998.

    #11 Authorized list of agency transfers for the Fiscal Year 1999 during the month of December 1998.

    #11A Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $230,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of February 1999.

    #11B Authorized quarterly revised schedule and status report of Capital Budget Projects as specified in letter of January 13, 1999.

    TREASURY DEPARTMENT

    #12 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilors Streeter and Colantuono voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract from January 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999 for legal counsel between the New Hampshire Nuclear Decommissioning Financing Committee and Attorney Alexander J. Kalinski, of Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00. SOLE SOURCE

    DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #13 Authorized Division of Pesticide Control to accept and expend additional FY1999 federal grant funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $14,282, through June 30, 1999.

    #13A Authorized request to expend $56,583 of excess product/scale testing revenue as specified in letter of December 16, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

    #14 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Division of Libraries to award Library Service and Technology Act, Title III grants in the amount of $19,008.00 to the school and public libraries as indicated in letter of December 24, 1998, upon Governor and Council approval.

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    #14A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized request to expend $25,000 in Class 13, Salary for Assistant Attorney Generals for contract attorney services, as specified in letter dated December 22, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #15 Authorized the Agency to carry forward $485,786.10 in prior year funds for expenditure in FY 1999 as specified in letter of January 5, 1999.

    #16 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to enter into an agreement with the Concord Hospital in the amount of $12,035.00 through September 30, 1999 to serve as the administrator and coordinator of the Concord Chapter of Emergency Nurses Cancel Alcohol Related Emergencies (ENCARE). SOLE SOURCE

    PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

    #17 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to enter into a contract with Cyberservices America in an amount not to exceed $187,500.00 through October 31, 1999 to bring additional expertise to help determine whether the utilities have
    Reason:able plans to prepare for the Year 2000.

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #18 Authorized to accept, with thanks, an Apple Image Writer Printer along with 3-8 Meg excess memory chips from Peter McDonald, Director of T.I.E., NH Department of Corrections, total approximate worth is $200.

    #19 Authorized to accept, with thanks, one Troy Built Horse Roto-tiller, and one Briggs & Stratton Engine from Sears, Steeeplegate Mall, Concord, NH, approximate worth is $1,500.

    #20 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $45,515.00 from the NH Department of Justice through December 31, 1999.

    #21 Authorized to add Merton Dyer, Registered Pharmacist, 7 Morris Street, West Peterborough, NH to the list of pharmacy consultants for Fiscal Year 1999 as specified in the attachment of letter of January 6, 1999.

    #22 Authorized to add David M. Freedman, M.D., FAAFP, 9 Crescent Street, Derry, NH to the list of Internists Consultants for the Fiscal Year 1999 as specified in the attachment of letter of January 5, 1999.

    #22A Authorized the AMENDED request to establish 2 Probation/Parole Officer positions through June 30, 1999, not December 31, 1999 as specified in letter dated December 4, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    #22B Authorized to enter into AMENDMENT #1 with Simplex Time Recorder Company, 10 Commerce Park North, Unit 5, Bedford, NH to increase the yearly labor contract price of $31,767 by $633 to $32,400 through January 31, 2001 to provide for maintenance, testing, and repair of the Building Service and Fire Protection Equipment connected to the Detection, Alarm, and Communications Systems at the Department of Corrections facilities in Concord, Manchester, and Laconia.

    DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    #23 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized Division of Forests and Lands to reallocate the balance of $5,878.43 which was unexpended as of September 30, 1998 from a two year federal allotment for the Federal Fiscal Years October 1, 1997-September 30, 1999 under cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Cooperative Lands-Forest Health Management (NA-98-0427).

    FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #24 Authorized three Inland Fisheries personnel Duncan McInnes, Inland Fisheries Programs Administrator, Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist; Ken Sprankle, Fisheries Biologist, or their designees to travel to Massachusetts and/or Connecticut to attend up to six Connecticut River Technical Committee or special Connecticut River meetings through March 31 1999.

    #25 Authorized up to four Fisheries personnel Carleton Auer, Biological Aide; Robert Fawcett, Supervisor of Hatcheries; Jonathan Greenwod, Fisheries Biologist; Jay Hendee, Hatchery Biologist; or their designees to travel throughout the Northeast to pick up fish and/or fish eggs for use in hatcheries and stocking programs through March 31, 1999.

    #26 Authorized up to two Inland Fisheries personnel Steve Wheeler, Fisheries Biologist; Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist or their designees to travel to Maine to attend up to three Saco River Anadromous Coordination Committee meetings through March 31, 1999.

    #27 Authorized up to three Inland Fisheries personnel Duncan McInnes, Inland Fisheries Programs Administrator, Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist; Carleton Auer, Biological Aide; or their designees to travel to Massachusetts to participate in the Cooperative program to Restore Atlantic Salmon and American Shad to the Merrimack River through March 31, 1999.

    #28 Authorized up to five Department personnel Jeff Marston, Conservation Officer, Clare McBane, Marine Biologist; Douglas Grout, Marine Biologist; John I. Nelson, Chief of Marine Fisheries, or their designee assigned to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to travel throughout New England, mid-Atlantic and south Atlantic states to attend up to sixteen meetings through March 31, 1999.

    #29 Authorized two Department personnel Clare McBane, Marine Biologist; John I. Nelson, Chief of Marine Fisheries assigned to the New England Fishery Management Council to travel throughout New England to attend up to twelve meetings through March 31, 1999.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #30 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to TABLE the request to accept $157,359.00 from Portland Natural Gas Transmission System through December 31, 1999 for the purpose of continuing the environmental inspection program on the pipeline construction. (2) Authorized DES to AMEND an existing contract with Golder Associates, Inc. to increase the contract amount by $157.359.00 to allow Golder Associates, Inc. to continue the environmental inspection program on the natural gas pipeline through December 31, 1999.

    #31 Authorized Water Division to enter into an agreement with James S. Piscopo General Contractor, Inc., PO Box 130, Winnisquam, NH in an amount not to exceed $838.00 through April 30, 1999 for additional work that was necessary during construction of drainage improvements along a section of the Winnisquam interceptor sewer that the Department owns and operates under its Winnipesaukee River Basin Program.

    #32 Authorized, with Councilors Streeter and Colantuono voting NO, to continue a maintenance agreement with SPECTRO Analytical Instruments in the amount of $14,750.00 through June 30, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

    #33 Authorized to AMEND a contract with the City of Laconia, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH, through June 30, 1999. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

    #34 Authorized to AMEND a contract with New Hampshire Foundation for Sustainable Communities, 221 Stark Highway South, Dunbarton, NH, through December 31, 1999. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

    #35 Authorized AMENDMENT to the original loan agreement between the Department and Pease Development Authority in the amount of $300,000 effective upon approval by Governor and Council. This amendment is to Authorized the Pease Development Authority to increase their loan from $6,300,000 to $6,600,000 from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of financing the additional costs associated with the completion of the out-fall extension for the WWTP improvements.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH

    #36 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to TABLE the request to contract with the American Health Management and Consulting Corporation, Rochester, New York, in the amount of $119,520, through November 30, 2000. This request is for the evaluation of the Community Grant Program.

  • OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #37 Authorized Children, Youth & Families to enter into an agreement with Molly Colman, Sole Owner, South Berwick, ME in the amount of $18,000 through September 15, 1999. Ms. Colman who, under the direction of the Adoption Specialist in the Office of Family Services, Children, Youth and Families, shall provide adoption consultation services to identify children with special needs who are in the custody or guardianship of the Division and for whom adoption is the goal, and to recruit adoptive homes for these children.

    #38 Authorized Children, Youth & Families to enter into an agreement with Manchester Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), 30 Mechanic Street, Manchester, NH in the amount not to exceed $95,000.00 through June 30, 1999. This agreement will provide for the continuation of the Youth Opportunities Unlimited a substance abuse preventive strategies program that services K-12 students and their families from the center City of Manchester.

    #39 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Jennifer Selfridge, 134C Eastwood Drive, Clifton Park, NY in an amount not to exceed $2,520.00 through January 22, 1999. SOLE SOURCE 2 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Concord/Bow Hotel, Inc., 515 South Street, Bow, NH in an amount not to exceed $1,149.50 through January 22, 1999. The purpose of these contracts is to conduct a training entitled "Prevention Generalist Training" from January 18 through January 22, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

    #40 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Behavioral Health to award a one-time grant in the amount of $29,500.00 to PlusTime NH, 160 Dover Road, Chichester, NH through September 30, 1999. This grant will be used to augment the funding that PlusTime receives to provide the only statewide program that will improve the quality and quantity of after school programming in New Hampshire. SOLE SOURCE

    #41 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Behavioral Health to award a one-time grant to the New England Institute of Addiction Studies, 99 Western Ave., Suite 6, Augusta, ME in the amount of $45,000.00 through September 30, 1999. This grant will augment the CSAT grant to increase the New Hampshire Coordinator to full-time and the Administrative Assistant to halftime and provide funds for ancillary expenditures. SOLE SOURCE

  • OFFICE OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #41A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized the AMENDED request to establish a Laboratory Scientist III position through June 30, 1999, not September 30, 1999, as specified in letter dated December 8, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPTIAL

    #42 Authorized to AMEND the Consultant List [initially approved on August 12, 1998 (Item #163)], as specified in letter of December 17, 1998.

    #43 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from the Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Milford, NH and deposit the same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

    #44 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $1,500.00 from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester, 153 Ash Street, Manchester and deposit the same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

    #45 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $1,154.89 from the New Hampshire Charitable Trust, Iva Stone Fund, 37 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

    #46 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $225.00 from the Arlington School Activities Fund, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

    #47 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $250.00 from the Rt. Rev. Douglas E. Theuner, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, 63 Green Street, Concord, NH and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

    #48 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $100.00 from Frank and Majorie Estes, 145 Mountain Road, Concord, NH and deposit the same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    #49 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services to enter into a contract with Impact Strategies, Weare, NH in an amount not to exceed $27,400.00 through December 31, 1999 to conduct acceptance testing of software for the New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation Case Management System as developed by System Resource Corporation.

    POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #50 Authorized an award of $16,500.00 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting nursing scholarships to full-time and part-time nursing students who are New Hampshire residents and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.

    #51 Authorized an award of $5,000.00 grant to Daniel Webster College for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire 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.

    #52 Authorized an ward of $9,600.00 grant to the NH Technical Institute for the purpose of granting nursing scholarships to full-time and part-time nursing students who are New Hampshire residents and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

    NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #53 Authorized NHCTC-Laconia, Moultonborough and Ossipee branch campuses to enter into contract with David Dolan, RFD #4 Box 266A, Laconia, NH in the amount not to exceed $10,000.00 through June 30, 1999 to develop and coordinate the evening academic programs.

    #54 Authorized the Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges request for confirmation of John O'Donnell as Interim President of NHCTC Manchester/Stratham beginning February 1, 1999, at a salary level N, Step 5-$60,361, ending upon successfully filling the position with a permanent President. (2) Authorized the Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges/NHCTC Manchester-Stratham to expend up to $10,000 for the recruitment of a President for NH Community Technical College, Manchester/Stratham.

    POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

    #55 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized enhancement of the salaries of the job classifications of Law Enforcement Training Specialist and Assistant Director of Law Enforcement Training by 6.25%.

    DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #56 Authorized to accept and expend additional US Coast Guard Funds in the amount of $224,895 that have become available to the Department of Safety, Water Craft Safety.

    #57 Authorized to accept and expend a $100,000.00 grant from the State Department of Justice titled "NIBRS" (National Incident Based Reporting System) through September 30, 1999. The primary purpose of this grant is to provide funds for software enhancement to ensure a functioning NIBRS Repository of criminal history data.

    #57A Authorized request to transfer $150,000 from the Highway Fund Surplus to fulfill a vendors contract for driver license and ID card documents, as specified in letter dated December 17, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #58 Authorized to accept and place on file the Department's Equipment Acquisition Plan Report for the period ending December 31, 1998.

    #59 Authorized to accept the Contemplated Award List for the period December 9, 1998 through December 29, 1998.

    #60 Authorized agreement with the Town of Salem in constructing improvements to the I-93 Exit 2/Pelham Road/ Keewaydin Road intersection on a 40% State 60% Town matching basis with an agreed not to exceed State share of $64,000.

    #61 Authorized appointment of a new Layout Commission for the Keene, FU013-1 (7), P-3436 project for the purpose of adjusting the limits of the Limited Access Right-of-Way. The original members are either deceased or no longer available. The new Layout Commission will consist of: Raymond J. Desmarais, 10 Prospect Street, Jaffrey; John Coughlin, 66 Tater Street, Mont Vernon; and Thomas Grant, 7 Lincoln Avenue, Nashua.

    #62 Authorized to accept and place on file a Special Committee Report and a copy of the Commissioner's Report for the Troy, NHS-T-F-013-1 (35), 10434.

    #63 Authorized contract with Wilkins Mechanical Services, Inc., 28 Daniel Plummer Road, Goffstown, NH on the basis of a low bid which provides for 19 annual boiler inspections at a fixed fee of $130.00 per boiler, emergency repair service at a fixed hourly fee of $35.00 and repair part at 30% over dealer costs.

    #64 Authorized to AMEND the existing agreement with Strafford Regional Planning Commission. The amendment changes the amount of the contract from $55,402.00 to $56,673.92.

    #65 Authorized contract with Delucca Fence Company, Inc., Methuen, MA on the basis of a low bid $688,335.84. This contract provides for guardrail, bridge rail and incidental drainage improvements on NH Route 16 south of the Milton-Wakefield town line continuing north in Wakefield.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    #66 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized request of Joseph Mokos to install a water line across 20 feet of wetland and install a seasonal dock on 89 feet of shoreline frontage on property located at Pawtuckaway Pond in Nottingham.

    #67 TUITION REQUESTS

    The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on Items A & D approved the following tuition requests:

    A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay the University of Phoenix, On-Line Campus, the sum of $1,380.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Littlefield, Assistant Professor, in the course entitled "Project Management."

    B. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth NH, the sum of $696.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Chrys Bouvier, Educational Technology Consultant, in the course entitled "Curriculum Development and Assessment."

    C. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Health Management - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jacqueline Leone, Accountant, in the course entitled "Micro Economics."

    D. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Requests permission to pay St. Joseph's College, Standish, ME, the sum of $675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joan Klebes, Resident Services Supervisor, in the course entitled "Health Economics."

    E. STATE PLANNING - Requests permission to pay Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH, the sum of $55.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ted Diers, Principal Planner, in the course entitled "Wetlands."

    F. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $249.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Toby Reynolds, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Field Description of Soils", also to pay Keene State College, Keene, NH, the sum of $175.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Lawrence, Engineer Tech., in the course entitled "Managing Your Project."

    #68 TRAVEL REQUESTS

    The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

    BANKING - Requests permission for Charles O'Connor, Bank Examiner, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on March 18-19, 1999 to attend the Y2K Training Conference. Total Cost: $550.00. Source of Funds: 100% Bank Exams and Assessment Fees.

    A. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Edward Hendry, and Timothy Kurtz, Education Consultants, and Kathy Enguess, Business and Industry Association, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on January 27-28, 1999 to attend the Achieve State Assessment Partnership Meeting. Total Cost: $1,656.10. Source of Funds: 79% Federal Funds and 21% Achieve Inc.

    B. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Dr. G. William Porter, Administrator, Sandra Hyslop, and Beverly Muse, Systems Dev. Specialist, and Dr. Judith Fillion, Director, to travel to Biloxi, MS, on February 28-March 3, 1999 to attend the 12th Annual MIS Conference/Workshop. Total Cost: $3,405.78. Source of Funds: 75% Federal Funds & 25% National Center for Education Statistics.

    C. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Charles Miner Jr., Coordinator, and Teresa Vincent, Accountant, or designee, to travel to Northhampton, MA, on February 8-10, 1999 to attend the Federal Aid Policy Workshop. Total Cost: $522.00. Source of Funds: 75% Federal & 25% General Funds.

    D. REVENUE - Requests permission for John Lighthall, Auditor, Maurice Gilbert, Director, and Lori Anderson, Team Leader, or designee, to travel to Nashville, TN on February 27-March 5, 1999 to attend the FTA Compliance & Education Workshop and Data Security and Safeguards Session. Total Cost: $4,975.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

    E. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Joseph Flynn, Program Manager, and Cheryl Wilson, Program Assistant, or designee, to travel to San Antonio, TX, on March 21-26, 1999 to attend the 14th Annual National AGMAS Conference and Membership Meeting. Total Cost: $3,284.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    F. SAFETY- Requests permission for Lieutenant David Eastman, and Troopers Robert Estabrook and William Cantwell, or designee, to travel, to Culverton, MD, on January 25-27, 1999 to attend training for the New Computer Crime Unit. Total Cost: $502.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    LATE ITEMS

    NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES AUTHORITY

    A. Designation of Councilor Thomas Colantuono to conduct a hearing relative to construction, renovation and equipment project for Child and Family Services of New Hampshire.

    B. Designation of Councilor Bernard Streeter to conduct a hearing relative to renovation construction, and equipment project for Daniel Webster College.

    C. Designation of Councilor Peter Spaulding to conduct a hearing relative to construction, renovation and equipment for New England College.

    D. Designation of Councilor Bernard Streeter to conduct a hearing relative to construction, renovation and equipment project for St. Anselm College.

    E. Designation of Councilor Thomas Colantuono to conduct a hearing relative to construction, renovation and equipment project for New Hampshire College.

    The Governor and Executive Council voted to recess to the next Governor and Executive Council meeting on February 3, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

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