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February 4, 1999
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
February 4,1999
10:30 a.m.
#4

On motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, the Governor and Executive Council voted to adjourn the meeting of January 20,1999. The Governor and Executive Council convened the February 3, 1999 meeting at 10:30 a.m., with all present.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono accepted the minutes of January 20, 1999 with the following amendment:

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 20, 1999 meeting.

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

The Governor nominated the following:

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS
Thomas F. Jordan, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 28, 2002

Anne C. May, Gonic
Public Member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 28, 2002

ATHLETIC TRAINERS GOVERNING BOARD
Carol Burney, Penacook
Public Member
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Ronald D. Stowers, Derry
Public Member
Succeeding: May Casten, Derry (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 28, 2003

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Daniel Dagesse, Gorham
Business and Industry
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Stephen Guyer, Gilford
High School Vocational Director
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Fritz Koeppel, Jackson
Business and Industry
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

James B. Snodgrass, Concord
Community Service Sector
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Thomas E. Wilhelmsen, Hollis
Business and Industry
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
William J. Schubert, Goffstown
Attorney
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 15, 2003

Timothy S. Wheelock, Portsmouth
Attorney
Succeeding: Peirre O. Caron, Bedford (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 15, 1999

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Charles P. Puksta, Claremont
Public Member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 22, 2002

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Ann M. Logan, Amherst
District 5
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 31, 2004

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Scott W. Carrigan, Exeter
Fire Instructors and Officers Association of NH
Succeeding: Henry Munroe, Pembroke
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 15, 2002

Charles Chalk, Merrimack
Fire Prevention Society
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 14, 2002

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
David N. Page, Nashua
Lay Person
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 1, 2002

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Mildred A. Beach, Wolfeboro
Rep. Tourism Industry
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 1, 2001

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Edward H. Moquin, Bedford
Public Member
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Three years from date of confirmation

NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY BOARD
Kenneth L. Cox, Hopkinton
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 9, 2003

WATER COUNCIL
Ray S. Cowan, Loudon
Recreational Interests
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 16, 2002

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

STATE COMMITTEE ON AGING
Joseph S. Handy, Bedford
District 4
Succeeding: Phyllis Katsakiores, Derry
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: June 24, 2001

ATHLETIC TRAINERS GOVERNING BOARD
Mark D. Legacy, Enfield
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: January 8, 2002

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM COMMISSION
Terence T. Henricks, Spofford
Pursuant to 1998 Chapter Law 33
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Dennis E. Adams, Hampton
Labor
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2003

Joyce L. Arel, Nashua
Public Member
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2003

Ronald F. Borelli, Bedford
Business and Industry
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2003

Claudette L. Mahar, Amherst
Health Services Profession
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2001

David C. Paquette, Suncook
Labor
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2001

Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Education
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2003

Ann. M. Torr, Dover
General Public
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: February 3, 2001

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Gail Paine, Bartlett
District 1
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: January 31, 2004

David B. Ruedig, Concord
District 2
Succeeding: R. James Steiner, Concord (resigned)
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: January 31, 2001

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
Douglas Patch, Concord
Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: July 22, 2001

William Wood, Bow
Bureau of Emergency Medical Services
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: July 22, 2001

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
George Dana Bisbee, Concord
Nominated by the Commissioner
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
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: February 3, 1999
TERM: July 8, 2003

COMMISSIONER: DEPARMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Donald L. Shumway, Hopkinton
Succeeding: Terry L. Morton, Hampton
Effective: February 3, 1999
Salary: Group T $80,832
TERM: February 3, 2003

MILFORD DISTRICT COURT JUSTICE
William R. Drescher, Amherst
Succeeding: J. Colin Lizotte, Milford
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: Until 70 years of age

NASHUA DISTRICT COURT ASSOCIATE JUSTICE
Thomas E. Bamberger, Amherst
Succeeding: Roger L. Gauthier, Hollis
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: Until 70 years of age

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD
Thomas A. Prince, Auburn
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
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: February 3, 1999
TERM: December 1, 2003

James F. Riley, Wilton
Optometrist
Succeeding: John F. Minteer, Jaffrey (reached term limit)
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: December 22, 2003

PHYSICAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD
Ann W. B. Greiner, Hooksett
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: January 8, 2002

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
John Buckley, Dover
Public
Succeeding: Edward Hazeltine, New London
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: September 12, 1999

Richard Roulx, Merrimack
Management
Succeeding: William Kidder, New London
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: September 17, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Robert Laflam, Sanbornton
Fishing
Succeeding: William Boucher, Londonderry
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: October 27, 2001

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS GOVERNING BOARD
James R. Daley, Lyme
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: January 8, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Andrea Amodeo-Vickery, Amherst
Non-member Trustee
Succeeding: John McLaughlin, Nashua
Effective: February 3, 1999
TERM: July 13, 2000

DIVISION OF PUBLIC WORKS AND TRANSPORTATION DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
James Marshall, Concord
Nominated by the Commissioner
Reappointment
Effective: February 3, 1999
Salary: Group P/Max $72,206
TERM: January 1, 2003

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to accept and expend $557,750 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for assistance with recovery from damage caused during the severe flooding which occurred on October 20-26, 1996 through June 30, 2002

#2 Authorized to enter into Agreement with the Town of Rye, NH in the amount of $177,297, through June 30, 2000. The funds for this project will allow the Town to assist The Housing Partnership, a non-profit housing developer, with the rehabilitation of a multi-family residential property known as the Parsonage Apartments located in the center of Rye.

#3 Authorized to enter into Agreement with the City of Claremont, NH in the amount of $210,020 through December 31, 2000. The City of Claremont will use these funds for the purpose of acquiring approximately two acres of land and constructing a Senior Center in downtown Claremont.

#4 Authorized to enter into Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, NH in the amount of $12,000 through December 31, 1999. The funds for this project will enable the Town to conduct a preliminary engineering study which will address infrastructure as well as site improvements in support of a sixty unit assisted-living elderly housing development as part of the revitalization of the Essex Mills complex located in downtown Newmarket.

#5 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Wilton, NH [initially approved on June 15, 1997 (Agenda 10)], by extending the completion date from December 31, 1998 to June 30, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

#6 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and expend supplemental disaster assistance funds in the amount of $401,693 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the period through June 30, 2001.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#7 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $2,600.00 from the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau) through September 30, 1999 for the operation of New Hampshire Army National Guard Store Front Recruiting Office lease. Store Front Recruiting operation costs for the Federal Government at 100% reimburses New Hampshire Guard.

#8 Authorized the Department to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $50.00 for the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

#9 Authorized the Department to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $500.00 for the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as listed on the attachment of letter of January 20, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

#9-A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono authorized to accept and place on file the Department of State's Annual Report for the period July 1,1997 through June 30, 1998.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#10 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $12,121.42 as indicated in letter of January 21, 1999.

#11 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized the Supplemental Resolution, as indicated in attachment of letter of January 21, 1999, providing for the issuance of Turnpike System Revenue Bonds, 1999 Series (the "Bonds") of the State under RSA 237-A:2 and RSA 237-A:7 in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $97,000,000 to be dated February 1, 1999, which will include $90,000,000 of new money bonds and may also include up to $7,000,000 of refunding bonds, and the sale of those bonds on a negotiated basis.
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin -Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - Yes.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#12 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Highlander Inn in the amount not to exceed $3,700.00 through March 15, 1999. This contract is for a one-day Workshop on Combating Underage Drinking scheduled for February 18, 1999.

#13 Authorized to enter into grants with the Portsmouth City Attorney in the amount of $27,359 through September 30, 2000 to allow for a Domestic Violence Advocate to be available to work with the City prosecutor in support of victims of domestic and sexual violence in the city.

#14 Authorized to enter into grant with the Administrative Office of the Courts in the amount of $297,757 to allow the NH judicial branch to complete the deployment of equipment into all the NH Courts so as to allow the courts full participation in the Criminal Justice Information System of the State of New Hampshire.

#15 Authorized to appoint M. Kristin Spath (Postion #9U488) as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at the salary level of $53,455, Step 4 in the range for Group M.

#16 Authorized to reappoint Michael S. DeLucia (Postion #9U258), as Director of Charitable Trusts, for a term ending March 22, 2004.

#17 Authorized Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, to accept a permanent loan of a Kodak DC 120 Digital Camera, a personal computer, and a seventeen inch color monitor with a total value of $900 from the Keene Police Department.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized Division of Libraries to reclassify Postion #16755, from Library Technician, Labor Grade 10 to a Systems Development Specialist I, Labor Grade 17 effective upon Governor and Council approval.

#19 Authorized Division of Libraries to budget and expend prior year unexpended federal grant award funds in the amount of $188,000 from the Library Service and Technology Act as indicated in letter of January 20, 1999.

#20 Authorized Division of Libraries to enter into a contract with Gaylord Information Systems in the amount of $14,018.00 through December 31, 1999 for the purpose of software maintenance on the Galaxy Computerized Library System.

#21 Authorized the Department of Education and the Department of Health and Human Services, in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement [initially approved on 6/25/97 (Item #46)], with the New Hampshire State Library to award additional funds in the amount of $8,562.00 to the Family Resource Connection through June 30, 1999.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Statewide Communications Inc., in the amount of $5,000.00 annually through June 30, 2001, for telephone services at the NHES Conway and Portsmouth Job and Information Centers.

#23 Authorized to enter into an AMENDED service agreement with New England Graph-Techs in the additional amount of $7,000.00 annually for contract total of $14,213.00 annually through June 30, 2000 for printing press maintenance service at NHES's Administrative Offices. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#24 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept, with thanks, the following equipment to the Information Processing Program I) AT computer case with power supply 2) 240 MB hard drive 3)101 keyboard from Jeff Burke, Education Department at the NH State Prison for Men, Concord, NH. The estimated value of the equipment is $100.

NEW HAMPSHIRE MUNICIPAL BOND BANK

#25 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#26 Authorized to pay the invoice attached to letter of January 18, 1999, with a total amount of $3,000.00, from Bellemore Healing & Oil, Inc., of Portsmouth, NH, for the emergency placement of the heating system in the caretaker's section of the Wentworth-Collidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH.

#27 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of Federal Funds for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1997-September 30, 1999 under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Section 7(b) 2 (Rural Fire prevention and Control) in the amount of $9,715.00.

#28 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to reallocate the balance of $20,140.25 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, PL 95-313, Cooperative Lands - Forest Health Monitoring.

#29 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal year October 1, 1997 - September 30, 1999, under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Forest Stewardship in the amount of $36,706.

#30 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal year October 1, 1997 - September 30, 1999 under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Uban Forestry Assistance in the amount of $44,172.24.

FISH & GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized to accept $8,250.00 in Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds through June 30, 1999.

#32 Authorized on behalf of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with The nature Conservancy (TNC) for the purpose of supporting land acquisition efforts within the Great Bay Estuary effective upon approval by the Governor and Executive Council.

#33 Authorized to enter into contract with R.A. Desmarais & Sons, Inc. of Concord, NH for $9,000.00. The purpose of this contract is for mechanical alterations/additions at the Headquarters Building located in Concord and is effective upon approval of Governor and Executive Council.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to accept $26,701 in federal funds received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through September 30, 1999.

#35 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement between the Department and the Town of Newington in the principal amount of $369,439.02 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 NS N.H. Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council.

#36 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and the Gunstock Village Water District in the amount of $112,000 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and N.H. Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council.

#37 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwest Region Planning Commission, 20 Central Square, Second Floor, Keene, NH for $11,030 to provide technical assistance, through September 30, 1999.

#38 Authorized request of a no-cost time extension to the contract between the Department and Sverdrup Environmental, Inc., 13723 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights, MO, from January 1, 1999 to full project completion, May 30, 1999.

#39 Authorized the Water Division to enter into a contract AMENDMENT with James S. Piscopo General Contractor, Inc., P.O. Box 130, Winnisquam, NH in the amount of $5,580.93. This amendment is an existing agreement [initially approved April 19, 1998 (Item #35)]. The total amount of the contract including this amendment is $401,150.93.

BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized approval of lease with McCarthy Properties for office space at 2 Industrial Park Drive for a 3 year period commending July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2002.

BOARD OF NURSING

#41 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized contract with Executive Court Conference Center, Manchester, NH to accommodate participants of a day-long conference entitled "Day of Discussion" to be held June 10, 1999. Total estimated cost for the facility would be $4,434.70, which will be funded by the 200 anticipated participant's registration fee of $50.00

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

  • OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION

    #42 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to RETORACTIVELY make a payment in the amount of $25,164 to Systems Management, Inc., 1001 Sampson Street, PO Box 118, New Castle, PA, effective upon approval of Governor and Council, for services retroactive to January 1, 1999 through February 28, 1999 for the provision of cleaning and janitorial services for the Department's Concord leasehold property located at 115, 117 and 129 Pleasant Street in Concord, NH.

  • OFFICE OF FINANCE

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #43 Authorized the Department as administrator of the Social Security Program to AMEND the agreement between the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire, to extend Social Security and Medicare coverage to the employees of Allenstown Sewer Commission whose positions are covered by the New Hampshire Retirement System-Group I. Effective date of coverage is January 1, 1995.

    #44 Authorized the Department as administrator of the Social Security Program to AMEND the agreement between the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire, to extend Social Security and Medicare coverage on behalf of the Town of New Hampton, 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.

    #45 Authorized Office of Community and Public Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to accept and expend $25.00 in donations to the Sudden Infant Death Sysdrome Program, through June 30, 1999.

  • OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #46 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to AMEND an existing agreement with Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia, NH, [initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #120)], to provide Long Term Care Assessment and Counseling services to Medicaid applicants to nursing facilities in Belknap County, by increasing the amount by $27,000.00 from $27,000.00 to $54,000.00, and to extend the termination date to December 31, 1999.

    #47 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Elderly and Adult Services to AMEND an existing agreement with Tucker Alan, Inc., Seattle, WA, by modifying the scope of work and increasing the total amount of the contract by $299,407 to $1,073,073, from $773,666, and extending the termination date to December 31, 2000. The original contract was approved on April 24, 1996 as Replacement Item #66 (originally table on March 20, 1996), amended on September 18, 1996 (Late Item #L), amended on March 6, 1977 (Late Item #B), amended on May 14, 1997 (Late Item #D), and most recently amended on June 10, 1998 (Item #64). SOLE SOURCE

    #47A Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Elderly & Adult Services to RETORACTIVELY enter into an agreement with Peter Case, West Ossipee, NH in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00 effective retroactive to January 6, 1999 through December 31, 1999 to provide assistance in the writing and production of "Aging Issues". SOLE SOURCE (2) Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with New England Senior Beacon, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $13,200.00 effective retroactive to January 6, 1999 or date of Governor and Council, whichever is later, through December 31, 1999 to provide printing services. SOLE SOURCE

    #48 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to award a one-time grant in the amount of $10,920.00 to Appalachian Mountain Teen Project, PO Box 1597, Wolfeboro, NH, through June 30, 1999.

    #49 Authorized the Glencliff Home for The Elderly to accept quarterly monetary donations for the time period of October 1, 1998, to December 31, 1998, in the amount of $255.00, and deposit same into the Patient's Welfare Fund.

    #50 Authorized the Glencliff Home for The Elderly to accept a monetary donation from the Episcopal Churchwomen, Church of Messiah, PO Box 382, North Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $200.00, and deposit same into the Patient's Welfare Fund.

    #51 Authorized the Glencliff Home for The Elderly to accept a monetary donation from the Ross Wood Post 20, American Legion, 119 Central Street, Woodsville, NH, in the amount of $100.00 and deposit same into the Patient's Welfare Fund.

    #52 Authorized the Glencliff Home for the Elderly to accept a monetary donation from the Haverhill Women's Fellowship, Haverhill, NH in the amount of $100.00, and deposit same into the Patient's Welfare Fund.

    #53 Authorized the Glencliff Home for the Elderly to accept a monetary donation from Miss Olive Rand, 32 High Street, Plymouth, NH in the amount of $100.00, and deposit same into the Patient's Welfare Fund.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #54 Authorized a sick leave of absence without pay to Donna Sartorelli, Nursing Assistant II for a period of three months RETROACTIVE from December 25, 1998 through March 25, 1999.

    #55 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $750.00 from Patricia Gerhan, Treasurer of the Concord Female Charitable Society, PO Box 2611, Concord, NH to deposit $500.00 into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund and $250.00 into the Anna Philbrook Center Account.

    #56 Authorized to AMEND the Consultant List [initially approved on August 12, 1998, (Item #163)], by adding Warren D. Fitzgerald, Ph.D., 2 Ridge Road, Concord, NH and Michael A. Schneider, PsyD., RR

    #1, Box 226 Roberts Hill Road, Claremont, NH, at the rate of $85.00 per hour through June 30, 1999.

    DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

    #57 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized the extension of leave of absence without pay for Pauline McDonald, a Youth Counselor I at the Youth Development Center, from February 8, 1999 through December 31, 1999.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

    #58 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized, with thanks, to accept the list of monies, as specified in attachment of letter of January 18, 1999, totaling $13,503.53 received during the period of October 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions. These monies are placed in the Veterans Home Benefit Fund.

    STATE VETERANS COUNCIL

    #59 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept rent-free office space from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office, Norris Cotton Federal Building, 275 Chestnut Street, Manchester, NH effective upon Governor and Council approval.

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #60 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds $6,682.45 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, through June 30, 1999.

    #61 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $2,191,933.47 from the U.S. Department of Education during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

    #62 Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from the U.S. Department of Education in the amount of $8,264,588.69 through June 30, 1999.

    #63 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an out-of-state travel request for two employees to travel to Baltimore, Maryland for three days from January 12-14, 1999 [initially approved on December 16, 1998 (Item #143-C), by increasing the total travel cost s by $831.00 to an amount not to exceed $1,689.00 and to increase the total number of attendees from two to four.

    #64 Authorized HIV/Health Program, Professional Development Bureau, to grant funds in accordance with the terms of a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of Health and Human services, Atlanta, Georgia and the New Hampshire State Department of Education to the eligible non-profit recipients and in the amounts as indicated in letter of January 19, 1999 through November 30, 1999.

    #65 Authorized to AMEND the existing grant to provide basic math and reading instruction to New Hampshire Employment Program Clients, to Second Start, Concord, NH [initially approved on June 24, 1998, (Item #203), by increasing the grant amount from $35,057.00 by $2,248.00 to an amount not to exceed $37,305.00 through June 30, 1999.

    NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #66 Authorized NHCTC-Manchester to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Postsecondary Education Commission in the amount of $3,800.00 through June 30, 1999.

    #67 Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Postsecondary Education Commission in the amount of $2,500.00 through June 30, 1999.

    #68 Authorized NHCTC-Berlin to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Postsecondary Education Commission in the amount of $2,000.00 through June 30, 1999.

    #69 Authorized the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium to extend the service period of Ms. Joan Vetter as the Director of Marketing and Corporate/Public Relations (Postion #8T015), classification Program Specialist IV, Grade 24, A000 for a period of 3 months. This extension period will be from April 25, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

    #70 Authorized Nashua Community Technical College to extend a full-time temporary position of Executive Secretary, (Postion #8T030), classification 416500, Grade 10, A00 for a period of 4 more months. This extension period will be from March 10, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

    #71 Authorized the New Hampshire Community Technical College System to extend the service period of Ms. Marjorie Durkee as a temporary full-time Account Clerk III, (Postion #8T036) classification 001300, Grade 08, A000 for a period of 5 more months. This extension period will be from February 16, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

    DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #72 Authorized to accept and expend a $20,000 grant from the State of Department of Justice entitled "Enchanced DV Training" through December 31, 1999.

    #73 Authorized to accept and expend the sum of $62,478 from the Office of the U.S. Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice entitled "Operation Street Sweeeper/Violent Crime'.

    #74 Authorized to accept and expend the sum of $25,585.54 entitled "State Police Sobriety Check Points-99" from the NH Highway Safety Agency.

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #75 Authorized to accept the Contemplated Award List for the period of December 30, 1998 through January 12,1999.

    #76 Authorized to appoint a new Layout Commission for the Portsmouth, I-95-1(2)12, P-5875 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 W. Curti, 21 Spur Road, Dover; Leroy H. Syphers, 405 Portsmouth Street, Greenland; Clifford N. Taylor, 8 Nixon Park, Portsmouth.

    #77 Authorized the Department to continue its membership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Department 5051, Washington, D.C. for calendar year 1999, and to participate in three programs during Federal Fiscal Year 1999.

    #78 Authorized to sell 0.13 of an acre of State owned land in the Town of Hooksett to Edward A. Donnelly for $7,130.00.

    #79 Authorized to accept and expend private and local funds in the amount of $563,000 for the purchase of transit vehicles and capital equipment.

    #80 Authorized contract with S.U.R. Construction, Inc., Rochester, NH on a basis of a low bid of $386,977.95. This contract provides for design improvements to the vertical and horizontal geometry of NH Route 12-A (Deadman's Curve).

    #81 Authorized contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc. on the basis of a low bid of $763,306.20. This contract consists of bridge replacement and approach work of Berlin Bridge No.225/038 and Gorham Bridge No. 028/183 on Cascade Hill Road over St. Lawrence & Atlantic Railroad.

    #82 Authorized to increase the contingency by an amount of $4,730.00 with G.A. Laflamme, Inc., PO Box 5706, Manchester, NH for a total contingency of $11,544.00 for the purpose of new electrical service at the Laundry Building, NH Hospital Campus, Concord, NH.

    #83 Authorized to enter into a contract with G.A. Laflamme, Inc., PO box 5706, Manchester, NH for a lump sum price of $131,600.00 for the purpose of Heating and Ventilating Renovations, Bureau of Traffic, Concord, NH.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    #84 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized request of Kenneth Shefcik to construct a breakwater with a cantilevered dock and other associated structures on Barndoor Island at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

    #85 TUITION REQUESTS

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

    A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay the University of New England, Biddeford, ME, the sum of $1,020.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kevin Barry, Professor, in the courses entitled "Curriculum Design" and Authentic Assessment", and "Including Students with Special Needs in the Classroom."

    B. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Gilford, NH, the sum of $459.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pauline Doucette, Accountant, in the course entitled "Statistics."

    C. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debra Bourbeau, Business Administrator, in the course entitled "Real Estate."

    D. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,417.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roland Sparks, Project Manager, in the courses entitled "Multinational Business Strategy", Seminar in "Multinational Business", and "International Negotiations", ALSO to pay New Hampshire College, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Paul Anctil, Financial Manager, in the courses entitled "Short Term Financial Management", and Multinational Corporate Environ", ALSO to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $472.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kyle Fox, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Human Behavior in Organizations" ALSO to pay New Hampshire College, Hooksett, NH, the sum of $472.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kyle Fox, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Human Behavior in Organizations", ALSO to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $472.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diana Smested, Accountant, in the course entitled "Business Education", ALSO to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $358.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mike Curley, Engineer Tech., in the courses entitled "Statistics", and "Intro to Programming", ALSO to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $247.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Brown, Supervisor, in the course entitled "Intro to International Business."

    #86 TRAVEL REQUESTS

    The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on items Q, R & S, approved the following travel requests:

    A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission for Steve L'Heureux, Supervisor, and Bobby Silvestriadis, Call Reviewer, or designee, to travel to Salt Lake City, UT, on March 17-21,1999 to attend the 1999 EMD Instructor Update Seminar. Total Cost: $2,142.00. Source of Funds: $696.00 will be paid by Medical Priority & $1,446.00 is 100% Surcharge.

    B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission for Tom Martin, Comptroller, and Sheri Walter, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Portland OR, on March 11-14, 1999 to attend the National Association of State Comptrollers Annual Conference. Total Cost: $2,250.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

    C. BANKING - Requests permission for David Bryan, and Robert Fluery, Bank Examiners, or designee, to travel to Portland, OR, on March 20-26, 1999 to attend The State Bank Supervisors 1999 Trust Forum Conference. Total Cost: $4,176.00. Source of Funds: 100% Bank Exams and Assessment Fees.

    D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Thomas Wisbey, Deputy Commissioner, Lucille Jordan, President, and Glen DuBois, Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on February 20-23, 1999 to attend the Community College National Legislative Seminar. Total Cost: $4,122.44. Source of Funds: 60% Tuition & 40% General Funds.

    E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Patricia Klein, and Mary Oswald, Learning Specialists, or designee, to travel to Saratoga Springs, NY, on March 21-23, 1999 to attend the 22nd Annual Symposium on Developmental Education. Total Cost: $1,013.75. Source of Funds: 58% General Funds & 42% Tuition.

    F. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Gaye Fedorcheck, and Keven Stephenson, Psych. Associates, William McGonagle, Education Director, and Randy Hunneyman, or designee, to travel to Longmont, CO, on February 7-12, 1999 to attend the National Institute of Corrections (NIC) Seminar 99-I001, Effective Interventions with Offenders: What Works & Why. Total Cost: $2,464.00. Source of Fund: $2,224.00 will be paid for by NIC. The balance of $240.00 is 93% General Funds & 7% Federal Funds.

    G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Chrys, Bouvier, Katherine Rannie, and Constance Manchester-Bonefant, Education Consultants, Virginia Irwin, and Michele Munson Administrators, or designee, to travel to Newton, MA, on February 11, 1999 to attend the Effective Facilitator Training. Total Cost: $385.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    H. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Paul Leather, Director, Amy Porter, and Joan Holleran, Program Specialists, or designee, to travel to Boston, MA, on February 16-17, 1999 to attend the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Social Security Task Force. Total Cost: $732.99. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    I. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Virginia O'Brien Irwin, Administrator, Joan Schwartz, Education Consultant, and Tom Wisbey, Deputy Commissioner to travel to Kansas City, MO, on February 3-5, 1999 to attend the Conference on Accountability and Core Performance Measurement. Total Cost: $471.48. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    J. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Elizabeth Twomey, Commissioner, and Nicholas Donahue, Deputy Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Los Angeles, CA, on February 13-15, 1999 to attend the Milken Educators Award Program. Total Cost: $1,393.45. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

    K. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Requests permission for Michael Nawoj, Chief, and Robert Pariseau, Asst. Chief, or designee to travel to Baton Rouge, LA, on March 27-31, 1999 to attend the 9th Annual National Radiological Emergency Prepardness Conference. Total Cost: $2,104.00. Source of Funds: 100% Utility Funds.

    L. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Requests permission for Woodbury Fogg, Director, and Nancy Smith Assistant Attorney General, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on February 4-10, 1999 to attend the 1999 National Emergency Management Association Mid-Year Conference. Total Cost: $3,245.50. Source of Funds: The Bureau of Justice Assistance will pay $260.50. The balance of $2,985.00 is 100% Federal Funds.

    M. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Robert Varney, Commissioner, and Kenneth Colburn, Air Director, or designee, to travel to Hershey, PA, on February 10-11, 1999 to attend the Winter Meeting of Ozone Transport Commission. Total Cost: $2,010.00. Source of Funds: 100% Title V Fees.

    N. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Nancy McGrath, and Grace Levergood, Engineers, or designee, to travel to Emmitsburg, MD, on February 17-19, 1999 to attend the Piping and Seepage Associated with Conduits through Embankment Dams Seminar. Total Cost: $750.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

    O. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for John Bowyer, and Craig Pearson, Project Managers, and Robert Talon, Engineering Tech., or designee, to travel to Brighton, MA, on January 28, 1999 to attend the Northeast States Boating Access Agenda Meeting. Total Cost: $100.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish and Game Funds.

    P. HIGHWAY SAFETY - Requests permission for Stephen Sargent, and Freeman Bowley, Field Representatives, or designee, to travel to Seattle, WA, on March 20-24, 1999 to attend the Lifesavers 17 Meeting. Total Cost: $3,300.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    Q. LABOR - Requests permission for Heather Fairchild, and Valerie Hamilton, Safety Inspectors, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on February 22-23, 1999 to attend the Electrical Safety Requirements and Procedures course. Total Cost: $1,866.00. Source of Funds: 100% Workers' Compensation.

    R. SAFETY, Division of Fire Standards and Training - Requests permission for Richard Mason, Director, and Eric Wilking, Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Indianapolis, IN, on March 16-19, 1999 to attend the National Fire Department Instructor's Conference. Total Cost: $1,844.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

    S. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for Melisa Weber, and Susan Withey, Criminalists, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on February 16-21, 1999 to attend the 51st Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,880.00 IS REQUESTED for Melisa Weber. Total Cost: $2,870.00. Source of Funds: 100% Lab Enhancement.

    T. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for James Moore, Administrator, and Christopher Waszczuk, Project Engineer, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on March 13-19, 1999 to attend the American Concrete Institute 1999 Spring Convention. Total Cost: $2,996.00. Source of Funds: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials will pay for $1,493.00. The balance of $1,493.00 is 80% Federal & 20% Highway Funds.

    U. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Tom French, and Keith Cota, Engineers, to travel to Potsdam, NY, on February 8-10, 1999 to attend the Engineering Training Program. Total Cost: $565.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    V. TREASURY - Requests permission for Georgie Thomas, State Treasurer, and Paul Ruse, Chief Deputy Treasurer, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on February 6-10, 1999 to attend the National Association of State Treasurers Legislative Conference. Total Cost: $3,000.00. Source of Funds: 47% Genera, 33% Northeast State Treasurer, and 20% Abandoned Property.

    ITEM REMOVED from TABLE

    ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    #30 The Governor and Executive council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to remove Item #30 which was tabled on January 20, 1999 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, voted to approve 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.

    NO PARDON HEARINGS

    The Governor set the next regular meeting of Governor and Executive Council for February 17, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

    The Honorable Board then adjourned.

     

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