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February 6, 2002
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
February 6, 2002
10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin seconded by Councilor Wheeler, accepted the minutes of January 23, 2002.

The following representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:
Merrimack County District No. 14
Carol T. Burney, d, Concord (77 Village Street) 03301

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

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MOTOR VEHICLES: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
Wayne A. Peasley, Henniker
Effective: February 8, 2002

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council Confirmed the following:

AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD
William B. Bartlett, Newport
Sullivan County
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: January 31, 2007

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS
Raymond McGarty, Durham
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: January 28, 2005

AMERICAN AND CANADIAN FRENCH CULTURAL EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Ronald O. Mailhot, Manchester
Vacancy
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: February 6, 2003

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Helen Shaw, Keene
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: December 3, 2005

BOARD OF LICENSED DIETITIANS
Mary Lavanway, Gilford
Succeeding: Jeanne S. Brown, Goffstown
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: December 6, 2004

BERLIN DISTRICT COURT SPECIAL JUSTICE
Peter H. Bornstein, Berlin
Succeeding: Arthur H. K. Davis, Gorham (resigned)
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: Until 70 years of age

GORHAM DISTRICT COURT JUSTICE
Peter H. Bornstein, Berlin
Succeeding: Arthur H. K. Davis, Gorham (resigned)
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: Until 70 years of age

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
Kate Bailey, Bow
Designee of the Chairman of the Public Utilities Commission
Succeeding: Douglas Patch, Concord
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: July 22, 2004

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Corey J. Landry, Greenland
Nominated by the Fire Prevention Society
Succeeding: Charles Chalk, Merrimack
Effective: February 14, 2002
Term: February 14, 2005

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD
Glenn R. Saunders, North Conway
Hazardous material manufacturing or distributing industry
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: January 30, 2005

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
Paul R. Bergeron, Hudson
Succeeding: John F. Page, Concord
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: January 2, 2005

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
Edouard L. Desrochers, Exeter
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: December 19, 2004

BOARD OF LAND SURVEYORS
Linda Capuchino, Manchester
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: February 3, 2007

OIL FUND DISBURSEMENT BOARD
Thomas J. Frawley, Lyme
Petroleum Refiners
Vacancy
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: January 1, 2003

BOARD OF OPTOMETRY
Joyce E. Egge, Danbury
Public member
Succeeding: William Leber, Andover
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: January 20, 2007

PENALTY APPEAL BOARD
Edward F. Patch, Bow
Attorney - Chairman
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: December 20, 2004

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Ted Jastrzembski, Hanover
Small Business Telecommunications User
Reappointment
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: October 18, 2004

COMMISSIONER OF THE TREASURY
(RSA 6:20)
Michael A. Ablowich, Durham
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: Until a treasurer is elected and qualified
Salary: $78,640

NEW HAMPSHIRE WATER WELL BOARD
Andrew Singelakis, Hampton
Public member
Succeeding: Russell Sullivan, Auburn
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: September 15, 2004

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Ronna F. Wise, Contoocook
Succeeding: Judith Hynes, Concord (resigned)
Effective: February 6, 2002
Term: October 20, 2003

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Richard W. Ayers, Sanbornton
Succeeding: Inez McDermott, Concord
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 10, 2006

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Edward J. McLear, Meredith
Succeeding: T. Holmes Moore, New Hampton
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 23, 2006

CANNON MOUNTAIN ADVISORY COMMISSION
Kenneth B. MacLeod, Franconia
Succeeding: Philip T. Gravink, Jackson
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 1, 2003

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Mary Ann Ashcroft, Derry
Employers/Insurers
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 9, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Teresa B. Jones, Dover
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 9, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 9, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro
Employers/Insurers
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 9, 2006

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Charles P. Puksta, Claremont
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 22, 2005

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Sheila A. Satzow, Claremont
Commercial Tourism Industry
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 22, 2005

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Henry Swan, Lyme
Forest Products/Timberland Owners
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 10, 2005

SPECIAL JUSTICE OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT COURT
Daniel M. Cappiello, Barrington
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: Until 70 years of age

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Joseph Butts, Allenstown
NH Permanent Firemen's Association
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 15, 2005

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
John B. Hammond, Canaan
Lay person
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 1, 2005

DIVISION OF LIBRARIES DIRECTOR (STATE LIBRARIAN)
Michael York, Goffstown
Nominated by the Commissioner
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 12, 2006
Salary: GG - 5 -$75,740

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
Robert P. Cervenka, M.D., Manchester
Nominated by the Board of Medicine
Succeeding: Stanley S. Paras, M.D. , Manchester (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 1, 2005

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
Nick P. Perencevich, M.D., Concord
Nominated by the Board of Medicine
Succeeding: Robert J. Englund, M.D., Keene (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 1, 2005

MOUNT WASHINGTON COMMISSION
Guy Gosselin, Gorham
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: July 2, 2004

DIVISION OF PORTS AND HARBORS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Anthony P. Aslanian, Greenland
Succeeding: Kathleen K. Salisbury, Exeter
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 16, 2006

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
Susan Wante, Keene
Succeeding: Marie Kiley, Portsmouth (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 16, 2005

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, 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 Bank of New Hampshire to 505 Sheffield Holdings, LLC in Manchester, New Hampshire. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 6, 2002 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:10 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 Bank of New Hampshire to 505 Sheffield Holdings, LLC, 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 loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Gail Fisher, of 505 Sheffield Holdings, LLC, and Lori Piper, Vice President of Bank of New Hampshire. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding 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 BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO 505 SHEFFIELD HOLDINGS, LLC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton. There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, and Councilor Wheeler; 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-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO 505 SHEFFIELD HOLDINGS, LLC

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,223,500 from Bank of New Hampshire to 505 Sheffield Holdings, LLC pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

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

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special Findings.

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

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

(b) General Findings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passed and Agreed to February 6, 2002.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized agreement with the New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management, Concord, NH to provide $5,000 for maintenance and support of the GRANIT geographic information systems project at the University of New Hampshire, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#3 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Community and Public Health, Concord NH in the amount of $35,190 in federal funds intended to assist DHHS in accomplishing implementation of specific actions outlined in the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#4 Authorized agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Department of Civil Engineering, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH in the amount of $57,275 to implement activities of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project under the provisions of the US Environmental Protection Agency, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#5 Authorized to amend Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 22, 2001 Item #7, amended December 19, 2001 Item #5), to provide increased funding in the amount of $5,000 for a new total of $95,000 to continue the development and maintenance of the GRANIT web site, data base archiving functions and providing data access services to participating agencies, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#6 Authorized agreement with the Town of Plymouth, NH in the amount of $392,880 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#7 Authorized agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH in the amount of $9,625 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#8 Authorized agreement with the Town of Lisbon, NH in the amount of $12,000 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#9 Authorized agreement with the Town of Troy, NH in the amount of $250,000 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#10 Authorized agreement with the Town of Northfield, NH in the amount of $12,000 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#11 Authorized to amend agreement with the Town of Tamworth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 20, 2000 Item #8), by increasing the price limitation by $350,000 for a new total of $700,000 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant as specified in letter dated January 8, 2001.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

#12 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized sole source contract with the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $26,000 to produce and air radio public service announcements on energy and community services topics, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#13 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, Authorized to hold "Basic Public Information Officers Course", from February 19-21, 2002 at the Best Western Sovereign Hotel in Keene, NH in an amount not to exceed $6,200 as specified in letter dated January 23, 3002.
(2) Further authorized contract with the Best Western Sovereign Hotel, the low bidder, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $6,200 effective upon G&C approval through February 21, 2002.

#14 Authorized the New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management (NHOEM), New Hampshire Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (NHEMS), and the New Hampshire Fire Academy to execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), to enhance the evacuation and mass casualty response capability of the State of New Hampshire.
(2) Further authorized to provide NHEMS with $5,500 for the purchase of equipment to support the implementation of this MOU, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(3) Further authorized NHEMS to accept and expend $5,500 from NHOEM for the purchase of evacuation equipment.

#15 Authorized sole source contract with Dr. Wilbur F. Roberge in the amount of $13,200 to provide school emergency planning assistance effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2003.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#16 Resolved to Confirmed to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Daniel T. Wilson, Concord, NH.

#17 Resolved to nominate for the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Francine I. Swan, Bristol, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities retroactive agreement with the Rockingham County Sheriff Department in an amount not to exceed $17,500 for security services at the Rockingham County Courthouse. Term of agreement commenced January 1, 2002 for one year term ending December 31, 2002.

#18A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, Authorized contract with Lou-Ann Klose, Canterbury, NH in an amount not to exceed $15,000 to provide consulting services for the Federal Surplus Food Program, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#19 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities retroactive agreement with the Coos County Sheriff Department in an amount not to exceed $20,500 for security services at the Coos County Courthouse. Term of agreement commenced January 1, 2002 for one year term ending December 31, 2002.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#20 Authorized to accept and expend $150,000 of Unique Plan Administration Fee revenues, as well as $18,738 of carry-forward funds, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002.

#21 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant in the amount of $10,000.94 from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amounts as specified in letter dated January 24, 2002.

#22 Authorized contract to identify, recover and remit unclaimed or abandoned assets through audit or examination of records, with Kelmar Associates, L.L.C., Wakefield, MA upon a contingent fee of 12% of the "gross amount identified", and remitted to the state, as specified in letter dated January 23, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS AND FOOD

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $6,000 from the USDA National Animal Health Emergency Management System for animal disease emergency response planning and preparedness, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#24 Authorized Division of Plant Industry to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $4,435 from the Division of Pesticide Control, Integrated Pest Management to fund a project used to teach beekeepers and interested non-beekeepers about Integrated Pest Management honey bee concepts and programs, for the period March 1, 2002 through October 31, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized to reappoint Kevin J. McCarthy as a Criminal Justice Investigator in the Drug Task Force, at a salary of $55,930 the Maximum for Group BB. His current term expired in May and his new term will expire on May 27, 2006.

#26 Authorized to reappoint G. Michael Bahan as a Criminal Justice Investigator in the Criminal Bureau at a salary of $61,740 the Maximum for Group DD. His current term expired in May and his new term will expire on May 27, 2006.

#27 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $62,684 from the Administration for Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services to improve the criminal justice system's response in regards to child abuse or neglect, and exploitation, as specified in letter dated January 24, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#28 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized Division of Libraries retroactively, to exercise lease extension agreement with Chadwick-BaRoss Inc., Westbrook, ME (originally approved at G&C meeting of January 6, 1999 Item #21A), in the amount of $38,880 for provision of 1500 sq. feet of office space at 244 Main Street, in Lancaster. Extension period is from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2003.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#29 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $420,260 from the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration as specified in letter dated January 23, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#30 Authorized service agreement with Rod Pearl & Sons in the amount of $9,975 for office renovation services at NH Works Job & Information Center located in Laconia, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#31 Authorized retroactively to expend available federal funds payable to the US Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service in reimbursement of VETS facilities and administrative support costs incurred in the operation of the VETS state office currently located in Concord. The estimated monthly amount is $3,000 effective October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2003.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#31A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized entrance salary for Mr. Roger Sevigny, Assistant Commissioner be established within Group EE at the Maximum Step ($65,470).

JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#32 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized sole source contract with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying with a price limitation of $75,000 for preparation and scoring of the national Engineering and Land Surveyors examinations, effective April 1, 2002 through March 31, 2004.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized retroactively amendment #1 to contract with Foxfire Property Management Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of March 8, 2000 Item #53), increasing the price limitation by $16,200 to $31,800 and to extend the termination date from January 31, 2002 to January 31, 2004 to provide continued janitorial services at the Bureau of Enforcement, Concord, NH.

#34 Authorized to utilize the banking services of Lake Sunapee Savings Bank, Centerra Parkway, Suite 10, Lebanon, NH as the depository of funds for the New Hampshire State Liquor Store #11, Lebanon, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#35 Concurred with the Director of Personnel and approved the retroactive request of the Bureau of Human Resources to reclassify position #9T680, Associate Psychologist I, LG 23 to Teacher III, LG 21, effective January 25, 2002.

#36 Authorized to add Henry Lemieux DMD, Manchester, NH to previously approved (at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #75), list of Dental Consultants. Funds are available to support request.

#37 Authorized to accept donations of various sewing materials and notions with a total value of $2,002.50 made from October 18, 2001 through December 17, 2001 from various individuals as listed on attachment to letter dated January 22, 2002.

#38 Authorized to accept donations of various sewing materials and notions with a total value of $2,220 made from July 11, 2001 through September 30, 2001 from various individuals as listed on attachment to letter dated January 22, 2002.

#39 Authorized to accept a donation of $100 to the New Hampshire State Prison for Women from the Women's Union of Brookside Congregational Church in Manchester, NH.

#40 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester in the amount of $3,000 effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#41 Authorized amendment #2 to contract with Joyce Dental Laboratory, Laconia, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of February 18, 1998 Item #53),to increase the price limitation from $124,000 to $127,000 to provide dental laboratory services.

#42 Authorized retroactively amendment #2 for contract with Sentinel Monitoring Corporation, Irvine, CA (originally approved at G&C meeting of October 14, 1998 Late Item #C, and amended September 6, 2000 Item #37),to allow for Sentinel to install and remove all transmitters and monitoring units, with contract pricing for electronic monitoring increases from $3.96 per day to $6 per day; breath alcohol testing and electronic monitoring combined is added to this contract at a cost of $9 per day, price changes will be in effect until the program population meets or exceeds 60 units for a period of 90 consecutive days. These changes will be in effect for all new clients with current clients remaining at the former rates, as specified in letter dated January 22, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into a Recreational Trails Program grant (for development and maintenance of recreational trails, and trail-related projects), totaling $7,500 with the Town of Haverhill Recreation Commission, North Haverhill, NH, effective upon G&C approval with a completion date of September 30, 2003.

#44 Authorized Division of Parks & Recreation to accept with thanks, and expend donations received for the State Park Benches program from: Martha N. Destefano in the amount of $150; Gordon & Sidney LaBonte in the amount of $150; Richard & Susan Ryaby in the amount of $150; and $1,350 in miscellaneous anonymous donations.

#45 Authorized Division of Economic Development contract with the City of Claremont/Claremont Industrial Development Authority in the amount of $25,000 in financial support (grant), for completing preliminary planning and marketing towards improving the physical condition of their building (known as "Saucier Block"), effective upon G&C approval.

#46 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants under the Joint Promotional Program, effective upon G&C approval to: Lincoln-Woodstock Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $14,746 for Printing, Designing and Distribution of a Brochure, completion date of June 30, 2002; Ski, New Hampshire, Inc., in the amount of $2,450 for Advertising in the Media and on the Internet, completion date of April 30, 2002; and White Mountains Attractions Association in the amount of $45,999.75 for Printing, Designing and Distribution of the Map and Guide, completion date of June 30, 2002.

#47 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands agreement with the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association in the amount of $40,000 for a Ice Storm Safety Education and Training Program effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#48 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a $1,400,000 federal grant under the State Grant Option of the Forest Legacy Program and assign the grant directly to Chocorua Forestlands to pay the purchase price (as specified in letter dated January 23, 2002), in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for acquisition of Conservation Easements on 5,372 acres in Tuftonboro, Ossipee, Moultonboro and Tamworth. Any unused balance of this grant will revert to the Forest Legacy Program funding pool for use on other projects, at the discretion of the USDA Forest Service.
(2) Further authorized to accept the 5,372-acre Ossipee Mountain Conservation Easement from Chocorua Forestlands and enter into a Snowmobile Agreement to insure continued access to the property for this use.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#49 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and place on file the 2001 Annual Report of the Water Council.

#50 Authorized retroactively to amend contract with Arthur Nelson, Consulting Geologist, Wheaton, MD (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 #69), to extend the end date from June 30, 2001 to December 30, 2001 to allow more time to complete surficial geological mapping. Request involves no new funds.

#51 Authorized retroactively to amend contract with Richard Goldsmith, Consulting Geologist, Marblehead, MA (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 #69), to extend the end date from June 30, 2001 to December 30, 2001 to allow more time to complete surficial geological mapping. Request involves no new funds.

#52 Authorized to amend contract with GZA Environmental, Inc., Manchester, NH (previous amendment approved at G&C meeting of April 11, 2001 Item #67), increasing the amount by $120,000 to $872,500 and extending the contract from June 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003 to conduct site investigations as specified in letter dated January 11, 2002.

#53 Authorized amendment #3 to contract with Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., Concord, NH (previous amendment approved at G&C meeting of March 28, 2001 Item #82), increasing the amount by $290,000 to $1,496,650 and extending the end date from June 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003 to conduct site investigations at selected contaminated sites in New Hampshire as specified in letter dated January 11, 2002.

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS

#54 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to provide travel and per diem reimbursement to Cynthia M. Rogers, Board Member in the amount of $415.74 and $600 respectively for the period of February 2001 through June 2001 as specified in letter dated January 14, 2002.

BOARD OF MEDICINE

#55 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to transfer the amount of $1,000 from the Current Expenses Account to the Organizational Dues Account, as specified in letter dated January 15, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of Community and Public Health

#56 Authorized Division of Family and Community Health to amend agreement with the City of Nashua, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 5, 2001 Item #69), increasing the dollar amount by $19,139 to $371,709 to provide additional Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#57 Authorized Division of Family and Community Health to amend agreement with AIDS Community Resource Network, White River Junction, VT (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 22, 2001 Item #190), increasing the dollar amount by $18,700 to $39,446 to provide additional Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#58 Authorized Division of Family and Community Health to amend agreement with AIDS Response of the Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 5, 2001 Item #65), increasing the dollar amount by $20,992 to $194,294 to provide additional Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#59 Authorized Division of Family and Community Health to amend agreement with Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #152), increasing the dollar amount by $20,204 to $85,119 to provide additional Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#60 Authorized STD/HIV Prevention Bureau to amend agreement with Creative Classrooms, Inc., Raymond, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #151), increasing the amount by $35,000 to $177,712 to provide HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

Office of Family Services

#60A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, Authorized agreement with the International Institute of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH in the amount of $84,000 to provide translation and interpretation services effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

Division of Family Assistance

#61 Authorized agreement with the University System of New Hampshire, Durham, NH in the amount of $680,962 effective retroactive to October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 to provide food stamp recipients with nutrition education.

#62 Authorized agreement with to make an unencumbered payment of $117,053.48 to the Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Basic Education, for costs incurred in the performance of the State Fiscal Year 2001 Memorandum of Understanding between the agencies for the provision of basic competency in academic skills training for DFA clients and the Jobs for New Hampshire Graduates program.

#63 ITEM NOT USED.

Division of Behavioral Health

#64 Authorized to reclassify position #17150 from Business Administrator III, SG 27 to Supervisor IV, SG 25 as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002.

#65 Authorized Educational Tuition Agreement retroactive to January 5, 2002 and to pay said costs in the amount of $618 to Franklin Pierce College for "Filing and Data Applications" course for Accounting Technician employee within the Billing Unit of New Hampshire Hospital.

#66 ITEM NOT USED.

#67 ITEM NOT USED.

#68 ITEM NOT USED.

#69 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from Mental Health Statistics Improvement Program Data Infrastructure Grant in the amount of $100,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 and $100,000 for SFY-03 effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#70 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $235,471 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 and $266,713 for SFY-03 effective through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#71 Authorized agreement with Strafford Guidance Center, Inc., Dover, NH in an amount not to exceed $122,682 to provide services to homeless individuals, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

Glencliff Home For The Elderly

#71A Authorized to accept a monetary donation with thanks, from the Cohase Lions Club, Woodsville, NH expressly made for the benefit of the Glencliff Home For The Elderly Patient's Welfare Fund in the amount of $200 to meet some of the special needs of patients. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#71B Authorized to accept a monetary donation with thanks, from the Episcopal Churchwomen, Church of the Messiah, North Woodstock, NH expressly made for the benefit of the Glencliff Home For The Elderly Patient's Welfare Fund in the amount of $200 to meet some of the special needs of patients. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#71C Authorized to accept a monetary donation with thanks, from the Haverhill Women's Fellowship, Haverhill, NH expressly made for the benefit of the Glencliff Home For The Elderly Patient's Welfare Fund in the amount of $100 to meet some of the special needs of patients. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Division of Children, Youth and Families

#72 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, Authorized agreement with Centennial Inn, Concord, NH in the amount of $17,111 for lodging, conference hall rental and meals services, as specified in letter dated January 7, 2002 and effective through June 30, 2002.

#73 Authorized agreement with Ending the Violence (Mr. Scott Hampton), Dover, NH in the amount of $6,000 to provide a statewide program to improved judicial, social services, and health systems responses to domestic violence, effective upon G&C approval or February 20, 2002 (whichever is later), through June 30, 2002.

#74 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, Authorized to award 20 stipends in the amount of $1,500 per licensed family and family group child care provider for a total amount not to exceed $92,000 for successful completion of the 5 day Graduate Infant/Toddler Seminar, as specified in letter dated January 7, 2002 and effective upon G&C through June 30, 2002.

New Hampshire Hospital

#75 Authorized to reclassify position #16121 from Institutional Safety Officer, SG 23 to Program Specialist IV, SG 25 as specified in letter dated January 17, 2002.

#76 Authorized Division For Juvenile Justice Services to pay $58,825 in overtime for permanent personal services, out of salaries for vacant positions, due to extended sick leave and pending recruitment for the period from July 1, 2001 to December 14, 2001 as specified in letter dated January 7, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#77 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, Authorized sole source contract with Sherman, Greiner, and Halle' LTD, Concord, NH in the amount of $5,000 for a feasibility study of the expansion of the Administrative Offices at the Fire Academy, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#78 Authorized sole source contract with Neopost Inc., Burlington, MA in the amount of $5,481 for maintenance of postage machines, meters, etc., effective upon G&C approval through October 6, 2002.

#79 Approve , request for renewal of YMCA Camp Belknap Inc., on Lake Winnipesaukee, Tuftonboro, NH for a total of sixteen moorings, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67.

#80 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO approved request of permit application of Grouse Point Club, on Lake Winnipesaukee, Meredith, NH, for 20 moorings, with the condition that no boat over 14 ft. in length be attached to mooring #17 and #20 as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety for a congregate mooring field, under the authority of RSA 270:67.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#81 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend Item #112, originally approved at the G&C meeting of December 19, 2001 by increasing the salary level of Dr. Paul F. Ezen, Office of the Commissioner, from Grade II, Step 4 ($83,010), to Grade II, Step 5 ($87,380), retroactive to January 2, 2002 as specified in letter dated January 18, 2002.

#82 Authorized to amend Item #113, (originally approved at the G&C meeting of December 19, 2001 by increasing the salary level of Dr. Joanne Baker, Division of Instruction, from Grade GG, Step 4 ($71,950), to Grade GG, Step 5 ($75,740), retroactive to January 15, 2002 as specified in letter dated January 18, 2002.

#83 Authorized to budget and expend additional carry-forward funds in the amount of $91,900 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002.

#84 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $13,500 in GED testing fee income during the current Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated January 18, 2002.

#85 Authorized agreement with the Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation contract with Eugene A. Blumkin, Marblehead, MA in an amount not to exceed $21,191 to provide rehabilitation technology consultant services, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003.

#86 Authorized to amend contract with Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 19, 2001 Item #212), increasing the price from $60,000 to an amount not to exceed $65,641 to provide series of community forums for the State Board of Education, as specified in letter dated December 28, 2001 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#87 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, Authorized contract with RMC Corporation, Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $79,600 to conduct a formative evaluation of the NH Best Schools Leadership Institute effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#88 Authorized to amend grant to Hillsborough County, Department of Corrections (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 22, 2001 Item #275), increasing the amount by $1,424 to an amount not to exceed $24,609.93 to provide additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time for classroom teacher that provides upper level adult basic education and GED test preparation to inmates, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#89 Authorized to amend grants (increasing the amounts), for classes in: English as a Second Language (by $1,276 to an amount not to exceed $42,620), and English Language/Civics Education (by $386 to an amount not to exceed $12,317), to SNHS Hispanic/Latino Community Services Program, Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 22, 2001 Item #276), providing additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time of classroom teachers, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2001 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#90 Authorized to amend grant to Rockingham County Community Action Program, Portsmouth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 22, 2001 Item #268), increasing the amount by $1,569 to an amount not to exceed $50,391 for providing additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time of classroom teachers for Adult Basic Education Program and English as a Second Language classes, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#91 Authorized to amend grant to Lutheran Community Services, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 19, 2001 Item #213), increasing the amount by $1,588 to an amount not to exceed $31,293 to provide additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time for classroom teacher that provides English as a Second Language classes to newly arriving refugees in the Franklin and Laconia communities, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#92 Authorized to amend grants (increasing the amounts), for courses in: Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language Program (by $5,380.44 to an amount not to exceed $147,511.44), and Staff Development (by $30,124.02 to an amount not to exceed $132,027.02), to Second Start, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #269), providing additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time of classroom teachers, as specified in letter dated January 8, 2001 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#93 Authorized to amend grant to Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #270), increasing the amount by $14,226 to an amount not to exceed $370,794 for providing additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time of classroom teachers for Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language Program, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#94 Authorized to amend grant to Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 19, 2001 Item #217), increasing the amount by $442 to an amount not to exceed $11,970 for providing additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time of classroom teacher for pilot program for basic educational services to deaf and hard of hearing adults in the Concord/Portsmouth communities, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#95 Authorized to amend grants (increasing the amounts), for classes in: English as a Second Language (by $916 to an amount not to exceed $22,665), and English Language/Civics Education (by $9,905 to an amount not to exceed $10,214), to the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 19, 2001 Item #214), providing additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time of classroom teachers, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2001 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#96 Authorized to amend grant to NH Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 19, 2001 Item #218), increasing the amount by $176 to an amount not to exceed $5,176 for providing additional federal funds needed for instructional planning time of classroom teacher for English Language/Civics Education classes, as specified in letter dated January 16, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#97 Authorized amendment of the Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program grant from the US Department of Commerce Claremont/Nashua Campus (previously approved at G&C meeting of March 8, 2000 Item #130 and Fiscal Committee Approved on February 9, 2000 Item #00-028), by extending the authority to expend the grant from August 31, 2002 to August 31, 2003.

#98 Authorized agreement with The Smart Associates-Environmental Consultants, Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $6,818.28 for conducting hazardous waste training and a follow-up visit, effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2002.

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#99 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized contract with Hashimoto Consulting, Sandy, UT in the amount of $4,250 to perform preventive maintenance on the Planetarium's Digistar computer projection system, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#100 Authorized to reclassify position (previously approved by the Director of Personnel), from Maintenance Supervisor, SG 20, (located in Highway Maintenance, District Two), to Civil Engineer II, SG 20, as specified in letter dated January 9, 2002.

#101 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept and place on file the Department of Transportation's Equipment Acquisition Plan Status Report for the period ending December 31, 2001.

#102 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept and place on file the Department of Transportation's Contemplated Award List for the period December 15, 2001 through January 15, 2002.

#103 Authorized to accept and place on file the Department of Transportation's Contemplated Awards List for amounts less than $5,000 for the time period extending from October 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001. The list compiles the contemplated awards, below said amount, that have been processed by the Department and paid to the property owners and displacees during this time period for the purpose indicated, in list attached to letter dated January 11, 2002.

#104 Authorized to amend agreement with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC, Bedford, NH and Burlington, MA (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 14, 1994 Item #94), increasing the total amount by $437,479.08 to $2,537,554.37 for engineering and environmental services, for study to improve access to and from Spaulding Turnpike (Dover, Somersworth, Rochester), with particular consideration given to location of an Exit 10, and to increase the encumbrance by an amount not to exceed 10%, as specified in letter dated January 4, 2002 for payment of additional services that may be required during the prosecution of work.

#105 Authorized to extend an ongoing service in the form of a Reimbursable Agreement between the National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD and the New Hampshire Department of Transportation for the one-half-time services of a Resident Geodetic Advisor, to extend the period from February 1, 2002 through September 30, 2006 with the estimated total of the Department of Transportation's share ($158,267), split as follows: FHWA Surface Transportation Funding in the amount of $79,133.50 and State Matching Funds in the amount of $79,133.50. Further authorized to increase the encumbrance by an amount not to exceed 10% for contingency payments to be considered part of the original authorization, as specified in letter dated December 27, 2001.

#106 Authorized to amend contract with McFarland-Johnson, Inc., Concord, NH and Binghamton, NY (originally approved at G&C meeting of November 15, 1995 Item #157), increasing the total amount payable under the Agreement by $90,000 to $340,000 for consultant engineering services for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality and Transportation Enhancement projects Statewide, as specified in letter dated December 31, 2001 and amending the final completion date to November 15, 2002.

#107 Authorized amendment to the Statewide Agreement with New England Testing Company, (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 23, 2001 Item #374), increasing the total contract by an amount not to exceed $75,000 to $275,000 as specified in letter dated January 8, 2002 for Materials Inspection and Testing, effective upon G&C approval through Completion date of December 31, 2002.

#108 Authorized consultant service agreement (Open-End Architectural), with Keith P. Hemingway, Plymouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for professional services for design and construction documents, on-site observation, and inspection services for various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#109 Authorized consultant service agreement (Open-End Civil/Structural), with Foley & Buhl Engineering, Inc., Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for professional design and construction documents, on-site observation, and inspection services for various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#110 Authorized consultant service agreement(Open-End Civil/Structural), with Vollmer Associates, LLP, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for professional design and construction documents, on-site observation, and inspection services for various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#111 Authorized consultant service agreement(Open-End Architectural), with Lavallee Brensinger, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for professional design and construction documents, on-site observation, and inspection services for various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#112 Authorized consultant service agreement(Open-End Architectural), with Platt/Hichborn Architects, NH in an amount not to exceed $500,000 for professional design and construction documents, on-site observation, and inspection services for various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#113 Authorized contract with GEM Environmental, Inc., North Adams, MA for a lump sum price of $174,423 for Westboro Yard Asbestos Abatement, West Lebanon, NH as specified in letter dated December 7, 2001. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $17,442 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#114 Authorized to increase the contingency for contract #622937 with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of March 28, 2001 Item #124), by $20,000 to $262,453.08 to complete additional restoration to abutments found to also need repair while doing deck repair work on Bridge #146/140 that carries Route 114 over the West Branch of the Warner River, as specified in letter dated December 13, 2001.

#115 Authorized contract with R.M. Piper, Inc., Plymouth, NH on the basis of low bid of $258,363.25 for replacement of the bridge that carries Grist Mill Hill Road over Recreational Trail in the Town of Canaan, NH, effective upon G&C approval with final date for completion of September 20, 2002 . Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $25,836.33 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during the execution of the project, as specified in letter dated January 22, 2002.

#116 Authorized contract with United Rentals Highway Technologies, Inc., Kingston, MA on the basis of a single bid of $73,563 to install two strain poles, span wire, signs and associated work on US Route 3 north of the intersection of NH Route 26 and US Route 3 in Colebrook, NH, effective upon G&C approval with final date for completion of June 14, 2002. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $11,034.45 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during the execution of the project, as specified in letter dated January 22, 2002.

#117 Authorized contract with Kidder Building & Wrecking, Inc., Plaistow, NH on the basis of a low bid of $32,985.96 for building demolition at the intersections of NH Route 10 and 116 and NH 112 and Porter and Cemetery Roads, effective upon G&C approval with final date for completion of May 17, 2002. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $4,947.89 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during the execution of the project, as specified in letter dated January 9, 2002.

#118 Authorized contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH on the basis of a low bid of $109,550.50 for reconstruction work, effective upon G&C approval through the final date for completion of May 24, 2002 in Andover, NH at the intersections of Channel Road and NH Route 11 and Channel Road and Channel Road extension. Also included in this project is the replacement of guardrail along Channel Road. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $16,432.58 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during the execution of the project, as specified in letter dated January 9, 2002.

#119 Authorized contract with Nicom Coatings, Inc., Barre, VT on the basis of a low bid of $105,100 to involve crack sealing a segment on I-93, including the interchange ramps and paved crossovers, beginning at the north abutment of the railroad bridge south of Exit 24 in Ashland and proceeds north to the crossover just north of the Route 3 under pass in Plymouth, NH effective upon G&C approval with final date for completion of June 7, 2002. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $15,765 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during the execution of the project as specified in letter dated December 17, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#120 Approved the request of Richard R. Esson to extend and straighten existing permitted breakwater and extend associated cantilevered dock on property located at Barndoor Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, NH. File #2001-00991.

#121 Approved the request of Richard A. Rollins to construct a hinged seasonal dock with a concrete pad on property located at Perch Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH. File #01-02052.

#122 TUITION

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on Item #I approved the following Tuition Requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $588.88 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna L. Raymond, Administrator I, in the course entitled "Statistics".

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,260.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eileen M. Bernard, Administrator IV, in the course entitled "Consulting".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Guy T. Schafer, Associate Professor, in the internet course entitled "Communication Protocols and Internet Architectures".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrea Stickney, Technical Training and Support, in the course entitled "Human Relations in Administration".

E. CULTURAL RESOURCES - Request permission to pay Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Education and Training, Concord, NH, the sum of $2,050.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marta Boyle, Systems Development Specialist I, in the course entitled "Technical Support Specialist Training Program".

F. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Concord Center, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,260.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Harper, Exercise & Anti-Terrorism Program Coordinator, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics".

G. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,152.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Shurbert, Technical Support Specialist II, in the courses entitled "Intro to Marketing" and "Small Business Management".

H. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Vaillancourt, Senior Field Representative, in the course entitled "Energy & Society".

I. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $576.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janice Wing, Business Administrator I, in the course entitled "Public Speaking".

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Theohare M. Tsihlis, Human Resources Assistant III, in the course entitled "Senior Human Resources Management".

K. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,260.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Kosowicz, Management Analyst, in the course entitled "Managerial Accounting".

L. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $588.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Curtis, Account Technician, in the course entitled "Intermediate Accounting II".

M. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Information Systems - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,260.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Hoover, Information Technology Manager, in the course entitled "Accounting Information Systems".

N. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $2,619.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tina Kasim, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled "Promoting the Organization's Image", "Seminar in Organizational Communication" and "Strategic Communication".

O. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $630.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diana Smestad, Accountant IV, in the course entitled "Training and Development".

P. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $309.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Spinney, Bridge Construction Supervisor, in the course entitled "Principles of Accounting".

Q. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $309.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Spinney, Bridge Construction Supervisor, in the course entitled "Principles of Economics".

#123 TRAVEL

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on Item #C approved the following Travel Requests:

A. EDUCATION - Request permission for (2) employees, Rosemary Prescott, Program Coordinator, and Cheryl Johnston, Program Assistant, or designee, to travel to Washington DC on March 4, 2002 to March 8, 2002 to attend the Eleventh Annual Program Managers Conference Independent Living Services for Older Individuals Who Are Blind. ALSO CASH ADVANCES OF $1,105.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Rosemary Prescott and $1,005.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Cheryl Johnston. Total Cost: $2,884.00. Source of Funds: 100% Revolving. Registration Fee: $550.00.

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission for (4) employees, Walter Hooker, IT Manager IV, Scot Mecum, System Development Specialist VI, Andrea Stickney, Technical Support Specialist II, and Alicia Boynton, System Development Specialist III, or designee, to travel to Anaheim, CA on March 21, 2002 to March 28, 2002 to attend the System and Computer Technologies (SCT) Summit Training and Conference. ALSO CASH ADVANCES OF $2,010.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Walter Hooker, $2,010.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Scott Mecum, $2,110.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Andrea Stickney and $2,102.37 IS REQUESTED FOR Alicia Boynton. Total Cost: $15,028.17. Source of Funds: 59% General Funds; 41% Tuition & Fees. No Registration Fees.

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission for (7) employees, Jane Cooke, TI/College Professor, Deborah Holland, TI/College Professor, Richard Kingston, TI/College Professor, Mary Loyd-Evans, TI/Associate College Professor, Melanie Martel, TI/College Professor, Mehrdad Meskoob, TI/College Professor, and Perry Seagroves, TI/College Professor, or designee, to travel to Kissimmee, FL on February 14, 2002 to February 19, 2002 to attend the 2002 First-Year Experience Annual Conference. ALSO REQUEST AN ADVANCED PAYMENT OF $3,136.00, THIS REQUEST IS FOR Five Room Reservations At The Hyatt Orlando Hotel, 6375 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, Fl 34747, Vendor Code

#112734. Total Cost: $11,385.50. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fees $4,220.00.

Item removed from Table

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#23 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to remove from Table, Item #23: the request of Robert Edward Haines for a pardon hearing for the offenses of Felonious Use of Body Armor and Reckless Conduct, which was tabled at the January 9, 2002 Governor and Executive Councilor Meeting. The item was withdrawn at the petitioner's request.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting for Wednesday, February 20, 2001 at 10:30 a.m., at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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