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Minutes
January 28, 1998
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
January 28,1998
10:30 a.m.
#1

On the motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Normand, the Governor and Executive Council voted to adjourn the meeting of January 8, 1998. The Governor and Executive Council convened the January 28, 1998 meeting at 10:30 a.m., with all present.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of the January 8, 1998 meeting with the following amendment:

#40 Authorized the Department of Resources and Economic Development to amend payment to Electric Motor Servicenter, Dover in the amount of $5,768.56, (not $3,649.42) for emergency repair services of the Spruce triple chair lift at Mr. Sunapee Ski Area, Newbury.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 8, 1998 meeting.

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

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

STATE BOARD FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF PLUMBERS


Theodore W. Bartlett, Milford
Effective: February 18, 1998

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS


John A. Ahman, Keene
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 28, 2000

Denise Devlin, Kingston
(Representing the Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention)
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 28, 2001

Thomas F. Jordan, Manchester
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 28, 1999

Anne C. May, Gonic
(Public member)
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 28, 1999

James P. O'Hearn, Landaff
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 28, 2000

Geraldine Sylvester, Dover
(Public member)
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 28, 2001

Mary Ryan Woods, Manchester
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 28, 2001

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS


Tim Sappington, Randolph
Succeeding: Richard Wiebusch, Concord
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: November 23, 2002

STATE BOARD OF AUCTIONEERS


James J. St. Jean, Manchester
Succeeding: Ronald Bourgeault, Hampton (resigned)
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: March 1, 1999

CONNECTICUT RIVER BRIDGE ADVISORY COMMISSION


Robert P. Secord, West Swanzey
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: December 10, 2000

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION


W. Michael Dannehy, Woodsville
Reappointment
TERM: February 10, 2000
Effective: January 28, 1998

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION


Jeffrey M. Pollock, Bedford
(at large)
TERM: January 31, 2003
Succeeding: Pamela S. Lindberg, Keene
Effective: January 31, 1998

HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITING BOARD


Milton Meyers, Goffstown
Reappointment
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: December 28, 2000

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS


Elizabeth D. Lown, Amherst
Succeeding: Beverly T. Rodeschin, Newport
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: January 1, 2003

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE


Robert W. Crichlow, M.D., Hanover
Reappointment
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: December 3, 2000 BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE Mary Ellen Forrestall-Nicholls, Bow (Certified Clinical Social Worker)
Succeeding: James R. MacKay, Concord
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: October 26, 2000

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL


G. Bradley Richards, Rye
Reappointment
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: November 10, 2001

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand confirmed the following confirmation with Councilors Burton and Streeter voting no.

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION


G. Ritchie White (I), Rye
(Coastal Commission Member)
Reappointment
Effective: January 28, 1998
TERM: September 13, 2002

The Governor and Executive Council nominated the following:

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION ADVISORY COMMISSION


Thomas E. Bamberger, Amherst
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 30, 2000

John F. Bunker, Stratham
Succeeding: Eric Wilson, Nashua
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 12, 2000

Paul H. Dean, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 12, 2000

Susan W. Haas, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: October 30, 2000

Nancy A. Wiggin, Meredith
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 12, 2000

ARTIST LAUREATE


Gerry Williams, Goffstown
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: 2 years from date of confirmation

NH STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS


Carlesta Henderson-Spearman, Nashua
Succeeding: Elizabeth Verney, Hancock (resigned)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 23, 2001

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION


Robert Ritchie, Piermont
(Agriculture)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 10, 2001

EMERGENCY SHELTER COMMISSION


Maria Skaperdas, Manchester
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 20, 1999

STATE COORDINATOR OF HIGHWAY SAFETY


Peter M. Thomson, Orford
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 3, 2003

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD


Gilbert S. Center, Laconia
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: January 2, 2001

Philip N. Cronenwett, Ph. D., Enfield
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: January 2, 2001

Richard E. Winslow, III, Rye
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 6, 2000

DIRECTOR: DIVISION OF LIBRARIES (STATE LIBRARIAN)


Kendall F. Wiggin, New Boston
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 12, 2002

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE


Kevin R. Costin, Manchester
(Paramedical Professional)
Succeeding: Maureen Knepp, Londonderry (resigned)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 21, 1998

BOARD OF NURSING


Constance E. Theberge, L.P.N., Rochester
Succeeding: Elaine M. Holland, Milton
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 16, 2000

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD


H. James Forbes, M.D., Concord
(Physician knowledgeable in the practice of occupational therapy)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: 3 years from date of confirmation

STATE BOARD FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF PLUMBERS


Alfred Meyer, Hooksett
(Public Member)
Succeeding: Theodore W. Bartlett, Milford (resigned)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: July 1, 1998

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE


Paul E. Finn, Ph. D., Manchester
(Teacher of Psychology)
Succeeding: Philip Kinsler, Keene (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: August 26, 2000

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS GOVERNING BOARD


D. Thomas Akey, M.D., Concord
(Physician knowledgeable in the practice of respiratory care)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: 3 years from date of confirmation

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE


Frank G. Clark, Lisbon
(Representing Fish & Game Commission)
Succeeding: John Hansel, Harrisville
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 28, 2000

SKYHAVEN AIRPORT OPERATION COMMISSION


Richard Jackson, Rochester
Succeeding: David Richards, Greenland (resigned)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 9, 1998

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION


Marie Kiely, Concord
Succeeding: Karin Morin, Litchfield
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2000

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION


Carol A. Murray, Epsom
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective: February 28, 1998
TERM: February 28, 2002

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, 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 First Alliance Bank & Trust to Ronald and Joyce Doucet in Manchester. 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 as requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes; Councilor Spaulding - No; Councilor Griffin - No; Councilor Normand - Yes; Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JANUARY 28, 1998 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 10:45 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 First Alliance Bank to Ronald and Joyce Doucet 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 and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Frank J. Lass, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Ronald Doucet, owner, and Tony Chismark of First Alliance 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 Normand 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 FIRST ALLIANCE BANK TO RONALD AND JOYCE DOUCET." 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 Councilors Burton, Streeter, and Normand; those abstaining were Councilor(s) None; and those voting against were Councilor(s) Spaulding and Griffin. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM FIRST ALLIANCE BANK & TRUST TO RONALD AND JOYCE DOUCET

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 eighty percent (80%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $3,400,000 from First Alliance Bank & Trust to Ronald and Joyce Doucet 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 eighty percent (80%) 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.

#2 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Key Packaging Industries, Inc. located in Salem, NH. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine a financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.. A roll call vote as requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes; Councilor Spaulding - Yes; Councilor Griffin - Yes; Councilor Normand - Yes; Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD JANUARY 28, 1998 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:55 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Key Packaging Industries, Corp. in Salem and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Dorrance Davies and John Arico of Key Packaging Industries, Corp. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR KEY PACKAGING INDUSTRIES, CORP. IN SALEM" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Normand. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Griffin, Normand, and Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s) None; and those voting against were Councilor(s) None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR KEY PACKAGING INDUSTRIES, CORP. IN SALEM

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for Key Packaging Industries, Corp. (the "Borrower") in Salem by the Authority's making of a loan (the "Loan") of up to $2,100,000 under RSA 162-I (the "Act");

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

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special findings:

(1) The Project (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of the acquisition and installation of four (4) pieces of equipment at 14 Garabedian Drive in the Town of Salem which will be used by the Borrower for the manufacture of high density polyethylene bags. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will create and preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire.

(b) General findings:

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

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

(3) The Loan Agreement and Escrow Agreement (the "Agreements") contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from Loan proceeds or from funds received under the Agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

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

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

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

Section 3. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

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

Passed and Agreed to January 28, 1998

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to except and expend $105,528.91 in additional federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and to extend the funding period through September 30, 1998 to support activities listing in the NH Estuaries Project Year Two work plan.

#4 Authorized agreement with the Town of Walpole in the amount of $40,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to help municipalities solve development problems.

#5 Authorized agreement with the City of Berlin in the amount of $500,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to help municipalities solve development problems.

#6 Authorized agreement with Town of Winchester in the amount of $12,000.00, through December 31, 1998 to help municipalities solve development problems.

#7 Authorized agreement with the Town of Ashland in the amount of $350,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to help municipalities solve development problems.

#8 Authorized agreement with the Town of Lisbon in the amount of $12,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to help municipalities solve development problems.

#9 Authorized to enter into Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Program on Consensus and Negotiation in the amount of $24,500.00, in federal funds, through December 31, 1998, to develop a management plan to address the environmental problems affecting the state's Estuarine systems.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#10 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contract with the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters in the amount of $26,000.00, through December 31, 1998 to produce and air radio public service announcements on energy and community services topics. SOLE SOURCE

#11 Authorized contract with the Northeast Energy Efficiency Council of Boston, MA in the amount of $64,290.00, through January 31, 1999 to implement the Federal Energy Management Program Special Project known as Energy Management in National Guard Facilities and Operations.

GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITYM

#12 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to accept and expend grant from the New England ADA Technical Assistance Center in the amount of $16,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide information dissemination, public outreach, training and State coalition building regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act to the business and disability community throughout New Hampshire.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#13 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, Water Division in the amount of $23,855.00, through December 31, 1998 to enhance the State's response preparedness for natural disasters.

#14 Authorized agreement with the NH Fire Standards and Training Commission in the amount of $5,785.00, through May 1, 1998 for the purposes of presenting a one week course entitled "Rescue Systems I".

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERALT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#15 Authorized the nomination of Captain Henry H. Brandt of Somersworth to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#16 Authorized the nomination of Captain Mark A. McKenzie of Brewster, MA to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#17 Authorized the nomination of Captain Robert J. Cordery of Nashua to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#18 Authorized the nomination of Captain Marc S. Schwartz of Cambridge, MA to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#19 Authorized the nomination of Captain David C. Peterson of North Berwick, ME to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#20 Authorized the confirmation of Major William N. Reddel III of Londonderry to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICEST

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#21 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with American Management Systems in the amount of $776,800.00, through June 30, 1999 for Phases Three and Four of Administrative Services project to support the Year 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#21A Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Bureau of General Services to contract with Honeywell, Inc., Manchester in the amount of $60,00.00, through January 31, 2003 to provide maintenance services for an existing Honeywell Delta 1000 Energy Management System that controls heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment in various State facilities in Concord. SOLE SOURCE

#22 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to transfer funds in the amount $35,000.00 in FY 1998 and $60,000.00 in FY 1999 to cover unanticipated expenses related to the maintenance of nine state owned court facilities located in Concord, Nashua, Manchester, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rochester and Brentwood. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#23 Authorized Working Capital Warrant be authorized in the amount of $260,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the month of February 1998.

#24 Authorized to appoint Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr. 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 Rivier College, Nashua.

#24A Authorized to appoint Councilor 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 Colby-Sawyer College, New London.

#24B Authorized to appoint Councilor Peter J. Spaulding as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal of the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord.

#24C Authorized to appoint Councilor 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 Lakes Region Hospital, Laconia.

#24D Authorized to appoint Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr., 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 St. Anselm College, Goffstown.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRST

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized the Division of Libraries to enter into a Retroactive Lease Agreement with the American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester in the amount of $52,500.00, through June 30, 2002.

#26 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, the Division of Libraries to enter into a retroactive contract with Gaylord Information Systems in the amount of $13,350.00, effective from January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1999 for the purpose of software maintenance on the Galaxy Computerized Library System. SOLE SOURCE

#27 Authorized the Division of the Arts to make an award in the amount of $10,000.00, through August 30, 1998 to help support the NH Music Festival Orchestra, Gilford for their 1998 season.

#28 Authorized the Division of the Arts to make an award in the amount of $6,480.00, through August 30, 1998 to help support the Sharon Arts Center, Sharon.

#29 Authorized the Division of the Arts to make an award in the amount of $27,100.00, through June 30, 1998 to New England Foundation for the Arts, Boston, MA to perform activities that are more appropriate on a regional basis.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized approval of documents and contracts to establish the vehicle for acceptance and investment of contributions received by the State on behalf of beneficiaries for the New Hampshire College Tuition Savings Plan established under RSA Chapter 195-H.

#31 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and to issue check to Rite Aid Corporation in the amount of $240.44.

#32 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and issue checks in the amount of $36,006.90 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICET

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $65,809.00, through September 30, 1999 from the United States Department of Health and Human Services to support the Attorney General's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect. SOLE SOURCE

#34 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $172,727.00, through December 31, 1998 from the United States Department of Justice to be granted to the New Hampshire State Police to assist in certain specialized systems dealing with the identification of individuals.

#35 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $410,000.00, through December 31, 1999 to the New Hampshire State Police to improve criminal record keeping for criminal investigations, licensing, permitting, and employment purposes.

#36 Authorized to grant funds to Dover P.D. ($31,810), Nashua P.D. ($25,000), Rockingham City Attorney ($85,750) and Rochester P.D. ($28,686), through September 30, 1999, to support programs that provide police officers as a resource in the schools.

#37 Authorized to grant funds to NH Mediation Program in the amount of $30,288 and SHARPP, UNH in the amount of $5,000, through September 30, 1999 to support juvenile victim offender mediation programs.

#38 Authorized to pay an additional amount of $897.82 for the relocation of Dr. Thomas Andrew, Chief Medical Examiner.

#39 DENIED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, denied the petition of xxxxxx xxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx xx. for a pardon hearing for the offenses of Reckless Operation, Disorderly Conduct, Shoplifting, Criminal Liability, Driving Under Suspension/Revocation (2 counts), Operation After Suspension, and Possession with Intent to Sell Marijuana.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCYT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#40 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Pasquale F. Alosa to renew lease of 2,200 square feet of office/storage space in Concord, in the amount of $10.00/square for years 1-2 and $10.50/square foot for years 3-5, with an option to renew for additional two years at $11.00/square foot, through January 31, 2003. SOLE SOURCE

#41 Authorized to carry forward $541,489.66 in federal prior year funds for expenditure during state fiscal year 1998.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#42 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to amend contract with High Point Communications Group, Inc. in the amount of $124,000.00 [initially approved on August 6, 1997] by increasing the amount to $153,040.00 and extending the termination date from February 1, 1998 to April 30, 1998.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#43 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to utilize the banking services of Bank of Boston, Shaw's Shopping Center, Merrimack, as the depository of funds for the New Hampshire State Liquor Store #59, Merrimack.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONST

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#44 Authorized, retroactively approve to February 1997, a "Computers in the Schools Program" with New Hampshire Correctional Industries to solicit and accept new and used computers, parts, peripherals and monetary donations to be extended for the operation of this program.

#45 Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding made a motion to deny, with Councilor Burton, Councilor Normand and Councilor Streeter voting NO. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton then voted to authorize with Councilor Griffin and Councilor Spaulding voting NO, to accept, with thanks, 12 training books, from Mr. Howie Dickerman, Program Manager, Redmond, WA, and Microsoft Matching Gifts Program, Princeton, NJ, at the estimated value of $263.30, to improve educational opportunities for inmates at the New Hampshire State Prison for Men.

#46 Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding made a motion to deny, with Councilor Burton, Councilor Normand and Councilor Streeter voting NO. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton then voted to authorize with Councilor Griffin and Councilor Spaulding voting NO, to accept, with thanks, fabric, yarn, a knitting machine, and sewing materials received from various donors at the estimated value of this material is $405.00, to the Sewing Program at the New Hampshire State Prison for Women.

#47 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $74,000.00 from the NH Department of Justice, through December 31, 1998 to develop and train a specialized team consisting of a prosecutor, victim witness advocate and a probation /parole officer targeting domestic violence crimes against women.

#48 Authorized to amend the rate of pay [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #78)] for John Moreau, Registered Pharmacist, Consultant from $20.00 per hour to $20.50 per hour for Fiscal Year 1998.

#49 Authorized to establish a Program Specialist III through October 31, 1998, in the amount of $44,382.00 (Labor Grade 22). FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#50 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $2,216,000.00 from the US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, through September 30, 1998.

#51 Authorized agreement with Amerigas Propane, LP in the amount of $7,712.00, through June 30, 1998 for purchase and installation of a 1,000 gallon underground LP gas storage tank at the Conway Local Job and Information Office.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#52 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contracts with Sodexho USA, Inc., and Leonard Lee Rue III in the amount of $6,600.00, for the purpose of conducting a recognition dinner and seminar for volunteer hunter education instructors at Plymouth State College on March 28, 1998. SOLE SOURCE

#53 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contract with Normandeau Associates, Inc. in the amount of $13,185.00, through May 29, 1998 to authorize the analysis of benthic and plankton samples in conjunction with the Provence Oil Spill Resource Assessment Study by NAI. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#54 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, the Division of Forest and Lands to enter into agreement in the amount of $15,000.00, through June 30, 1998, with the University of New Hampshire for development of GIS databases and computer generated maps for forest research analysis of statewide forest insect and disease damage from 1965 to 1994. SOLE SOURCE

#55 Authorized the Division of Economic Development to award grants in the amount of $13,647.50 to the Town of Londonderry for Londonderry Web Page, and $9,901.50 to the City of Claremont, for recruitment outreach, through June 30, 1998.

#56 Authorized the Division of Economic Development to award grants in the amount of $63,904.79, through June 30, 1998 under the Joint Promotional Program to recipient listed in Item dated January 12, 1998.

#57 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into a Grant-in-Aid winter trail maintenance contract with Umbagog Sports Association in the amount of $1,600.00, through May 1, 1998.

#58 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into a Grant-in-Aide equipment contract with Uncanoonum Mountaineers in the amount of $306.90, through March 31, 1998, for aiding clubs in obtaining trail grooming equipment.

#59 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into a Grant-in-Aid construction contracts in the amount of $5,506.65, through March 31, 1998 with Weare Winter Wanderers in the amount of $1,035.50, Twin Ridge Mountaineers in the amount of $238.65 and Uncanoonuc Mountaineers in the amount of $4,232.50 for aiding clubs in the construction and maintenance of OHRV trails.

#60 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid winter trail maintenance contracts in the amount of $14,919.00, through May 1, 1998 with Henniker Trail Travelers in the amount of $2,592.00, Pemigewasset Valley SMC in the amount of $4,502.00, Squam Trailbusters in the amount of $3,425.00 and Tri-Town Trailblazers in the amount of $4,400.00 for aiding clubs in the construction and maintenance of OHRV trails.

#61 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to pay North American Lift Services of Charlestown in the amount of $15,545.00 for emergency services to the Sunbowl lift, Mt. Sunapee Ski Area, Newbury. SOLE SOURCE

#62 Authorized the Department of Resources and Economic Development Office of the Commissioner to extend the temporary employment of Arthur Marston beyond the one year anniversary date of full-time employment as a Carpenter I within the Design, Development and Maintenance Section.

#63 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to retroactively pay Associated Electric Co., Inc., of Hillsborough in the amount of $2,687.00 for emergency repair services of the 200 HP snowmaking motor at the Cannon Mt. Ski Area, Franconia. SOLE SOURCE

#64 Authorized to renew annual membership in the National Association of State Development Agencies in the amount of $9,500.00 for 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#65 Authorized to accept $23,968.00, through June 30, 1998 in Federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and to enter into an agreement with Comprehensive Environmental Incorporated in the amount of $23,944.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide the Department with plan development.

#66 Authorized, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, agreement with North County Council, Inc., Bethlehem in the amount of $80,000.00, Northeast Rural Water Association, Colchester, VT in the amount $81,000.00, and Northeast Rural Community Assistance Program, Winchendon, MA in the amount of $82,892.00, through September 30, 1998 to assist public water systems.

#67 Authorized to accept $29,000.00 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the provisions of the federal Superfund Program for conduction a Remedial Investigation at the Beede Waste Oil/Cash Energy Site in Plaistow.

#68 Authorized the Water Division to accept $56,246.00, through January 1, 2000 in Federal funds from the State of Vermont, Department of Environmental Conservation to help fund the Assessment of Mercury in Lake-bed Sediments of Vermont and New Hampshire Lakes.

#69 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to accept $206,754.00, through December 31, 2000 from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, and enter into a one year contract with the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters in the amount of $68,918.00, through December 31, 1998 to produce and air radio and television non-commercial sustaining announcements dedicated to transportation related air quality issues throughout the state. SOLE SOURCE

#70 Authorized agreement with Susan M. Gouchoe, Pollution Prevention Planning Guide Contractor, Concord in the amount of $10,000.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide assistance in the development and implementation of a Pollution Prevention Planning Guide for small, New Hampshire manufacturers.

#71 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contract with Great Bay Marina, Inc. in the amount of $24,000.00, retroactive to July 1, 1997 to June 30, 2001 for dock and trailer lot rental. Councilor Griffin recused herself from voting on this item. SOLE SOURCE

#72 Authorized to amend an existing contract with the University of New Hampshire-Environmental Research Group, [initially approved on April 24, 1996] by extending the completion date from January 31, 1998 to August 31, 1998 to complete research into bioremediation of No. 2 fuel oil spills in soils.

#73 Authorized the Water Division to enter into agreement with Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., Sutton, MA in the amount of $21,890.00, for the purpose of aquatic weed control.

#74 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission, Penacook in the amount of $6,295.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide technical assistance and staff support to the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee as well as the Contoocook and North Branch Rivers Local Advisory. SOLE SOURCE

#75 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene in the amount of $9,592, through September 30, 1998 to provide technical assistance and staff support to the Wantastique Local River Subcommittee of the Connecticut River Joint Commissions and the Ashuelot River Local Advisory Committee. SOLE SOURCE

#76 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua in the amount of $8,080.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide technical assistance and staff support to the Lower Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee. SOLE SOURCE

#77 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter in the amount of $7,500.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide technical assistance and staff support to the Exeter River Local Advisory Committee in the completion of the Corridor Management Plan. SOLE SOURCE

#78 Authorized to amend the existing contract with the University of New Hampshire to extend the completion date from December 31, 1997 to May 31, 1998 to complete an accurate compliance manual to assist small New Hampshire businesses.

#79 Authorized to amend existing contract [initially approved on May 22, 1996] with Merrimack River Watershed Council, Concord to extend the completion date from December 30, 1997 to June 30, 1998 to provide additional time to complete the agreed upon scope of services.

#80 Authorized loan agreement with the Town of Hampton in the amount of $147,777.00, from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of financing the design and construction of gas remediation procedure at Hampton's recently closed solid waste landfill.

#81 Authorized approval of grant to the Town of Dummer in the amount of $3,789.69 for the Berlin East Milan Road Landfill Closure.

#82 Authorized approval of State Grants to the Town of Merrimack in the amount of $302,054.00 for Continental Boulevard Interceptor, and to the Town of Hooksett in the amount of $4,164.00 for Improvements to Pump Stations.

#83 Authorized approval of State Grant to the Town of Claremont in the amount of $477,998.00 for the Hanover Street Sewer Project.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#84 Authorized the Division of Transitional Assistance to enter into agreement with MAXIMUS, Inc, McLean, VA in the amount of $521,400.00, through October 31, 1998 for the transfer and enhancement of a computer based eligibility and benefit determination system.

#85 Authorized lease renewal agreement with Gerald Q. Nash, Nashua, commencing April 1, 1998, for six months with a three percent rate increase from $11.25 to $11.59 per square foot.

#86 Authorized lease amendment with Tana Properties LP, Nashua, commencing February 1, 1998 or the date of the Governor and Council approval, whichever is later and ending coterminous with the lease for an additional 4,000 square feet current gross lease rate is $10.50 square foot, the additional space is a gross lease rate of $15.00 per square foot.

#87 Authorized to extend a leave of absence without pay for Sharon Kelty, Child Protective Service Worker, Division for Children, Youth and Families, Office of Family Services, effective retroactive to November 15, 1997 through May 15, 1998.

#88 Authorized, as administrator of the Social Security Program, to amend agreement between the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Walpole for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.00.

#89 Authorized, as administrator of the Social Security Program, to amend agreement between the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Andover for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.00.

#90 Authorized, as administrator of the Social Security Program, to amend agreement between the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Orford for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.00.

#91 Authorized, as administrator of the Social Security Program, to amend agreement between the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the City of Fitzwilliam for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.00.

#92 Authorized the Division of Family Assistance to enter into an agreement with University of New Hampshire, Durham in the amount of $255,331.00, through September 30, 1998 to study the impacts, processes and outcomes of the New Hampshire Employment Program.

ELDERLY & ADULT SERVICES

#93 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized agreement with Community Services Council of New Hampshire, Concord in the amount of $178,268.00 through June 30, 1998 to fund the "Statewide Coalition of State Programs' Health Care Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Community Volunteer Demonstration Project".

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#94 Authorized to accept and expend a new grant in the amount of $33,865.00 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for a twenty four month support of the Department's participation in the Foundation's Medicare/Medicaid Integration Project and to accept and expend Medicaid matching funds in the amount of $33,865.00, through June 30, 1999.

#95 Authorized the Glencliff Home for the Elderly to accept a donation from Ms. Olive E. Rand, Plymouth in the amount of $100.00.

#96 Authorized the Glencliff Home for the Elderly to accept monetary quarterly donations for the time period of October - December 1997, in the amount of $395.00.

#97 Authorized agreement with Makin' It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth, Manchester in the amount of $28,200.00, through June 30, 1998 to provide partial support for a model community based, city-wide, substance abuse prevention program in Manchester.

PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#98 Authorized educational agreement with Jill Power, Laboratory Assistant III, and to grant leave of a total of 290 hours, to attend a course titled Pathogenic Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire, Durham.

#99 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to accept a donation of $50.00 from the Special Medical Services Bureau's Epilepsy Program in memory of Jim Conde, Northfield to provide assistance to needy families living in New Hampshire.

#100 Authorized Bureau of Family and Community Health to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $30,000.00, through September 30, 1998 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Family and Community Health, to fund the New Hampshire Oral Health Project. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#101 Authorized Office of Information Systems to enter into agreements with Info. Tech. Consultants ($654,000.00), New HEIGHTS ($700,000.00), Managed Care ($785,000.00), NECSES ($800,000.00), Behavioral Health ($300,000.00), Health Management ($400,000.00) and NH Bridges ($100,000.00), (totaling $3,739.000.00), through June 30, 1999.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#102 Authorize to accept, with thanks, a donation in the amount of $100.00 from Michael F. Kulbacki, Laconia to be deposited into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

#103 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $100.00 from Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Milford to be deposited into the New Hampshire Hospital Benefit Fund.

#104 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $500.00 from the Hitchiner Manufacturing Co., Inc., Milford to be deposited into the New Hampshire Hospital Benefit Fund.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

#105 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to pay overtime in the amount of $23,162.68, for the period June 6, 1997 - November 6, 1997 for permanent personnel for overtime hours for positions that are vacant due to sickness, extended leaves of absence or pending recruitment.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#106 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $1,449,202,22, from the U. S. Department of Education during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 1998.

#107 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Janice A. Williams Associates in the amount of $8,000.00, through June 30, 1998 to identify with consumers and representatives from other service providing organizations, those specific work disincentives that exist and a means by which they can be reduced.

#108 Authorized Department of Education, HIV/AIDS Program, Professional Development Program Management Team, to grant funds in the amount of $38,000.00, through November 30, 1998 for the development of AIDS education programs.

#109 Authorized to establish an Education Consultant I ($33,150.00), through June 30, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#110 Authorized to amend existing grant [initially approved on August 6, 1997 (Item #133)] by increasing grant amount by $1,461.00 from $15,938.00 to the amount of $17,399.00, through June 30, 1998 to be used for expansion of hours for the English as a Second Language classes at the Latin American Center, Manchester.

#111 Authorized out of state travel, in the amount of $2,078.12, for three employees to travel to Washington, DC for two days, January 26, 1998 to January 27, 1998 to attend a meeting of states to explore ways to work together to measure and improve student performance.

#112 Authorized blanket out of state travel to New England States using State owned vehicles, for employees participating in approved training programs, conferences, and workshops through March 31, 1998.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#113 Authorized NH Community Technical College System, Concord to retroactively accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $17,500.00, from September 1, 1997 to August 31, 1998 from the Hagerstown Junior College, Hagerstown, Maryland to assist in the work of bringing students 22 generic standards for an associate degree in high performance manufacturing.

#114 Authorized amended request to establish a Program Specialist IV position and a Technical Support Specialist II position, and two consultant through June 30, 1999, not September 30, 2000 as specified in leter dated December 23, 1997. Fiscal Committee Approved.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#115 Authorized to award a $9,000.00 grant to Hesser 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.

#116 Authorized to accept the Biennial Report for the N.H. Postsecondary Education Commission.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#117 Authorized the Division of Aeronautics to accept and expend $30,790.00 in the Skyhaven Airport, Rochester to assume interim responsibility for day to day operation.

#118 Authorized agreement with Dennis Mires, The Architects, P.A., Manchester in the amount of $317,000.00, for the purpose of design of the John O. Morton Building Renovations, Concord.

#119 Authorized contract with R & T Electric, Inc, Concord in the amount of $70,990.00 for the purpose of Electrical and Fire Alarm Systems Upgrade at the N.H. Storrs Street Warehouse, Concord.

#119A Authorized agreement with Corzilius Matuszewski Krause Architects, P.A., Manchester in the amount of $225,000.00 for the purpose of Design of New Library and Learning Center at the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord.

#120 Authorized contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry in the amount of $713,326.00, through June 30, 1998 for approximately five and quarter miles of final one inch wearing course pavement for NH route 101 from the Raymond/Epping townline, east to a point west of the North Road enterchange in Brentwood.

#121 Authorized contract with J & M Donahue, Inc., Lincoln in the amount of $965,640.00, through October 30, 1998 for the widening of a portion of Main Street and replacing the bridge over the Baker River.

#122 Authorized contract with L. G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole in the amount of $5,098.00 for the installation of a 6-inch drilled well and pump at Patrol Facility 515, 244 Depot Road, Hollis.

#123 Authorized contract with Capital Well Company, Inc., Dunbarton in the amount of $18,134.00 for a drilled well & pump on the property of Ernest Litch, Lee.

#124 Authorized contract with New England Signal Systems, Inc., Northwood in the amount of $42,105.00, through August 26, 1998 for dismantling existing traffic signals and installing new traffic signals and control equipment at the intersection of NH Route 202 and Conval School Drive.

#125 Authorized contract with East Coast Signal, Inc., Rochester in the amount of $43,648.00, through August 26, 1998 for the upgrading of existing traffic signals and equipment at the intersection of NH 28 bypass and NH 27.

#126 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to renew agreement with North Winds Weather, Center Sandwich in the amount of $6,798.00 for weather forecasting services. SOLE SOURCE

#127 Authorized joint Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $258,442.50 over a three year period to implement a three year radio and television non commercial sustaining announcement campaign dedicated to transportation related air quality issues.

#128 Authorized Petition for a Hearing on alterations to Route 108 in the towns of Newfields and Stratham.

#129 Authorized exchange of parcels of State owned property for land needed for the reconstruction of the Interstate 93, Exit 13 ramps in the City of Concord.

#130 Authorized to transfer, at no cost, a parcel of State owned land containing seventy-eight hundredths acre improved with a Fire Pond in the Town of Exeter.

#131 Authorized to increase the salary step for Douglas Scamman, Director of Administration, from Group P, Step 4, ($65,690.00) to Group P, Max ($68,768.00) effective January 9, 1998.

#132 Authorized the Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend $13,950.00 from the Special Railroad Fund to purchase new railroad crossties and other track materials to be installed on the state owned Concord to Lincoln railroad line. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#133 Authorized a three-month extension on a leave of absence, without pay, for Carol Corriveau, effective February 8, 1998 through May 8, 1998.

#134 Authorized to accept the Contemplated Award List for the period of December 17, 1997 through January 6, 1998.

#135 Authorized to continue membership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C. in the amount of $17,201.00, for the calendar year 1998.

#136 Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes to continue its membership with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington, D.C. in the amount of $11,907.00 for the calendar year 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#137 Authorized the Director of the Division of State Police to restore 149.31 hours sick leave to Trooper Jeffrey Caulder due to a duty related injury which resulted in Trooper Caulder's inability to perform his normal or routine duties from August 19, 1997 through December 8, 1997.

#138 Authorized to adjust the class codes located in a Department of Safety, Division of State Police grant entitled "Local Law Enforcement Block Grant"[initially approved on August 20, 1997 (Item #146)] it has been determined that Indirect Cost should not be applied to this grant.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#139 Authorized request of Allen Parker to reduce the existing wharf and construct an "F" shaped dock with a seasonal hinged dock on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

#140 Authorized request of Hampton River Boat Club to remove deteriorated structural components to facilitate installation of rip-rap bank stabilization; replace structural components to secure building which is shifting. Replace ramp #1; remove pedestrian ramp #2 with two floating dock sections and reconfigure five floating docks on property located on the Taylor River in Hampton.

#141 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, approved the following Tuition Request:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $693.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebecca Hebert-Sweeny, Director, in the course entitled "Collaborative Leadership."

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay Harvard University, Boston, MA, the sum of $1,435.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Guy Schafer, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "Understanding and Developing Multimedia."

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, the sum of $415.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Bethany Card, Program Planner, in the course entitled "Industrial Waste Treatment."

D. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Nashua Graduate Center, Nashua, NH, the sum of $831.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling James Zeppieri, Hydrogeologist, in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology."

E. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay NH College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Blacker, Administrator, in the courses entitled "Short Term Financial Management" and "Production and Operations Management." ALSO permission requested to pay NH College, Manchester, NH, the sum of 445.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nickie Hunter, Civil Engineer, in the Course entitled "Quantitative Analysis." ALSO permission requested to pay NH College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $445.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kyle Fox, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Quantitative Analysis." ALSO permission requested to pay Keene School District, Community Education, Keene, NH, the sum of $75.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alfred Aldrich, Maintainer I, in the course entitled "GED Preparation."

#142 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the following Travel Request:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission for Virginia Lamberton, Director of Personnel, and Thomas Manning, Manager of Employee Relations, or designee, to travel to San Diego, CA, on March 3-7, 1998 to attend the National Association of State Directors of Employee Relations (NASDER) Spring Conference. Total Cost: $1,848.00. Source of Funds: All costs will be paid for by NASDER.

B. AGRICULTURE, Markets & Foods - Requests permission for Elida Danaher, Peter Paveglio, and Robert Wolff, Environmentalist; Wendy Chapley, Certification Coordinator, Claire Nadon, and Diana Beauchain, Pesticide Inspectors; or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on February 2-5, 1998 to attend the Regional Pesticide Inspector/Certification Training Workshop. Total Cost: $2,736.00. Source of Funds: $2,736.00 will be paid by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

C. BANKING - Requests permission for David Bryan, Kevin Hobbs, and Steven Gregoire, Bank Examiners, or designee, to travel to Arlington VA, on February 22-26, 1998 to attend the Capital Markets School. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300 mile radius by personal vehicle. Total Cost:: $1,900.00. Source of Funds: Bank Exams and Assessment Fees.

D. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Gerald Haney, and Louis Currier, Correctional Officers, or designee, to travel to Tysons Corner, VA, on February 6-7, 1998, to attend the 5th Round Table Conference of the Corrections and Criminal Justice Coalition. Total Cost: $874.00. All Costs to be paid for by the NH State Employees Association.

E. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Pamela Flynn, and Michele Munson, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to Los Angeles, CA, on January 28 - February 3, 1998, to attend the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards in the Arts (SCASS), and a Goals 2000 Arts Assessment meeting. Total Cost: $2,617.33. SCASS will pay $2,317.33. The balance of $300.00 - 100% Federal Funds.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Art Ellison, Administrator, and Dorothy Oliver, Consultant, or designee, to travel to Providence, RI, on March 12, 1998 to attend the Board of Directors of the New England Literacy Resource Center meeting. Total Cost: $88.75. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Art Ellison, Administrator, and Dorothy Oliver, Consultant, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on June 9, 1998 to attend a meeting of the Board of Directors of the New England Literacy Resource Center. Total Cost: $118.91. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

H. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Pamela Flynn, and Michele Munson, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to Des Moines, IA, on April 22-26, 1998 to attend a meeting of the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) in the Arts. Total Cost: $2,657.33. All expenses will be paid for by SCASS.

I. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Art Ellison, Administrator, and Dorothy Oliver, Consultant, or designee, to travel to Hightstown, NJ, on February 25 - 26, 1998 to provide a keynote presentation and workshop for the New Jersey Adult Education. Total Cost $1,079.69. Source of Funds: $540.00 will be paid by the New Jersey State Department of Education. The balance of $539.69 - 100% Federal Funds.

J. EDUCATION - Requests permission for John Flannery, Supervisor, and Mary Lou Mion, Disability Specialist, or designee, to travel to Charleston, SC, on February 23-26, 1998 to attend a Versa Users Group Meeting. Total Cost: $2,901.49. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

K. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Requests permission for Woodbury Fogg, Director, and Richard Tuck, Assistant Director, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on February 6-11, 1998 to attend the 1998 National Emergency Management Association Mid-Year Conference. Total Cost: $2,732.00. Source of Funds: 50% Federal & 50% General Funds.

L. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission for Barbara Carr, Supervisor, Patricia Vincent, Systems Development Specialist, and Jean Longval, Manager, or designee, to travel to Bethesda, MD, on January 31-February 5, 1998 to attend the Information Technology Support Center Training Seminar. Total Cost: $3,200.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

M. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Robert Varney, Commissioner, and Kenneth Colburn, Director, or designee, to travel to Wilmington, DL, on February 9-10, 1998 to attend the Winter Meeting of Ozone Transport Commission. Total Cost: $1,620.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

N. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Stephanie D'Agostino, Coordinator, Thomas Niejadlik, Engineer, Melinda Treadwell, Manager, Thomas Noel Deputy Director, Robert Estabrook, Administrator, and Paul Lockwood, Specialist, or designee, to travel to Portland ME, on February 11-13, 1998 to attend the Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Workshop on Acid Rain and Mercury. Total Cost: $925.00. Source of Funds: 100% Air Pollution Emission Fees.

O. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Steven Dolloff, Superintendent, Ken Noyes, Supervisor, Dave Yeo, and Bob Bean Plant Operators, or designee, to travel to Waterbury, VT, on January 22, 1998 to attend the Anaerobic Digestion Technology Transfer Workshop. Total Cost: $275.00. Source of Funds: 100% Restricted Income User Fees.

P. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Edward Robinson, Wildlife Biologist, and Julie Robinson, Wildlife Bio-Technician, or designee, to travel to Absecon, NJ, on February 23-28, 1998, to attend the Atlantic Flyway Waterfowl Technical Section Meeting. Total Cost: $1,050.00. Source of Funds: 100% Duck Stamp Fees.

Q. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Patricia Fleurie, Information Representative, Victor Young, Artist, Duncan McInnes, Programs Supervisor, Scott Decker, Biologist, Eva Noonan, Data Entry Clerk, Irving Joseph, Consulting Officer, Eric Aldrich, Public. Information Officer, and Lisa Bell, Counter Clerk, or designee, to travel to West Springfield, MA, on February 18-23, 1998 to attend the OSEG Springfield Sportsman's Show. Total Cost: $1,280.00. Source of Funds: 90.1% Fish and Game, 5.0% Federal Funds & 4.9% Donations.

R. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Patricia Fleurie, Information Representative, Eric Aldrich, Public Information Officer, Victor Young, Artist, Lisa Bell, Counter Clerk, Eric Orff, Biologist, Eva Noonan, Data Entry Clerk, Duncan McInnes, Programs Supervisor, Judy Stokes, Public Affairs Chief, Judy Silverberg, Education Program Coordinator, and Ed Robinson, Biologist, or designee, to travel to Worcester, MA, on February 4-9, 1998 to attend the Eastern Fishing and Outdoor Exposition. Total Cost: $1,565.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish and Game Funds.

S. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Charles Bridges, Administrator, John Lanier, and Will Staats, Biologists, or designee, to travel to Smyrna, DE, on February 3-5, 1998 to attend the Upland Habitat Technical Committee meeting. Total Cost: $280.00. Source of Funds: 25% Fish and Game Fund & 75% Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Funds.

T. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Charles Miner Jr. Coordinator, and Richard Cunningham, Administrator, designee, to travel to Williamsburg, VA, on February 9-13, 1998 to attend the Audit/Fiscal Workshop. Total Cost: $1,207.00. Source of Funds: 75% Federal & 25% Fish & Game Funds.

U. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for John Bowyer, Project Manager, Richard Tichko, Program Coordinator, and Carol Henderson, Program Ecologist, or designee, to travel to Brighton, MA, on February 10, 1998 to attend the Northeast States Boating Access Agenda Meeting.

V. HIGHWAY SAFETY - Requests permission for Peter Thomson, Coordinator, and Freeman Bowley, Field Representative, or designee, to travel to Cambridge, MA, on February 11-12, 1998 to attend the Moving Kids Safely - Strengthening Safe Communities Conference. Total Cost: $450.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

W. LABOR - Requests permission for Valerie Hamilton, and Daron Hanson, Safety Inspectors, or designee, to travel to Rosemont, IL, on February 16-19, 1998 to attend the Construction Safety Conference. Total Cost: $2,058.00. Source of Funds: 100% Workers' Compensation Funds.

X. REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD -Requests permission for Theresa Simkevich, Board Member, and Sally Sullivan, Administrative Assistant, or designee, to travel to Savannah, GA, on March 7-11, 1998 to attend the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials Region I Conference. Total Cost: $2,500.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

Y. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Kat Gray, and Jill Roy, Managers, to travel to Boston, MA, Stratton VT, and Las Vegas, NV, on February 9 - March 25, 1998 to attend the New England Ski Representatives Ski & Snowboard Show: Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Show: Boston Gift Show. Total Cost: $2,561.98. Source of Funds: 100% Parks Funds.

Z. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Trooper Peter Merkes, or designee, to travel to Huntsville, AL, on February 14-15, 1998 to attend the Hazardous Devices Bomb Technician Training School. Also permission is requested to exceed the 300 mile radius by state vehicle. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $2,400.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Trooper Merkes. Total Cost: $2,600.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway & 19% Turnpike Funds.

AA. SAFETY - Requests permission for Frank Powell, Criminalist, or designee, to travel to Sacramento, CA, on February 21 - March 8, 1998 to attend a training course in Firearms and Toolmark Identification. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $754.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Mr. Powell. Total Cost: $2,554.00. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

BB. SAFETY - Requests permission for Thomas Goldthwait, Data Processing Project Manager, or designee, to travel to Orlando FL, on March 8-10, 1998 to attend the IUA Workshop 98: Boot Camp for Developers and DBAS. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $648.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Mr. Goldthwait. Total Cost: $923.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

CC. SAFETY - Request permission for Audrey Martel, and Abigail Blanchard, Road Toll Auditors, or designee, to travel to Little Rock, AR, on January 10-14, 1998 to attend the 10th annual IFTA Audit Workshop. This trip request had previously been approved by G & C on 12/3/97, Item

#131-G. $200.00 increase in airfare - reservation were not made in ample time. Total REVISED Cost: $2,420.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

DD. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Douglas Rowden, Audit Manager, and Janice Curtis, Staff Auditor, or designee, to travel to Newport, RI, on February 12-13, 1998 to attend the New England Intergovernmental Audit Forum. Total Cost: $470.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

EE. TREASURY - Requests permission for Georgie Thomas, State Treasurer, and Rody Preble, Program Administrator, or designee, to travel to Charleston, SC, on February 7-9, 1998 to attend the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators Holder Education Seminar. Total Cost: $1,632.00. Source of Funds: Abandoned Property Funds.

FF. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Requests permission for Ronald Adams, Administrator, Linda Mackey, Psychological Associate, and Patricia Turko, Case Technician, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on February 9-12, 1998 to attend Assessing the Effectiveness of Corrections Programs. Total Cost: Estimated $3,000.00. Source of Funds: All costs will be paid for by the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs.

LATE ITEMS

A: HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Educational Tuition Agreement, in the amount of $655.00 for a NH Hospital staff member to enroll in the course, Introduction to Interpretation at UNH/Manchester.

B. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized agreement with New Technology Partners, Manchester, in the amount of $97,680, through June 30, 1999 to provide systems integration services in support to the Administrative Services departmental local area network. SOLE SOURCE

C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized agreement with the City of Concord, in the amount of $30,000.00, through June 30, 1998 to undertake a Parking Shuttle Feasibility Study.

D. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized appointment of Dr. Thomas P. Gilson as Deputy Medical Examiner, (Position #9U221), in the amount of $89,527.10, Group R2, through January 28, 2003, and approved to pay for the relocation, in the amount of $10,250.00.

The next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. in Concord at the State House.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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