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February 9, 2000
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
February 9, 2000
10:30 a.m.
#1

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, accepted the minutes of January 19, 2000.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 19, 2000 meeting.

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

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

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

ATHLETIC TRAINERS BOARD
Linda Zoller-McKibbin, West Lebanon
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: January 8, 2003

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Richard J. Daschbach, Westmoreland
(Labor)
Succeeding: Roger Gagnon, Manchester
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: February 9, 2004

Susan A. Jeffery, Milford
(Employer/Insurers)
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: February 9, 2004

Daniel P. Manning, Manchester
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: February 9, 2004

SENIOR DIVISION DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Richard A. Chevrefils, Concord
(Nominated by Commissioner of Health & Human Services)
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
Salary: Group M: Maximum, $81,046
TERM: January 31, 2004

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
William E. Ross, Dover
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: February 2, 2003

STATE HISTORICAL RESOURCES COUNCIL
David H. Watters, Dover
Succeeding: David Andrew, Durham
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: December 10, 2004

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH
Judith Coleman, Henniker
(Clinical Mental Health Counselor)
Succeeding: Richard T. Slater, Manchester (resigned)
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: October 31, 2001

MOORINGS APPEALS BOARD
John Bridges, Wolfeboro
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: October 28, 2002

BOARD OF NATURAL SCIENTISTS
William C. Flint, Warner
(Public member)
Succeeding: Mary A. Currier, Kingston (reached term limit)
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: November 1, 2004

PHYSICAL THERAPY BOARD
Margaret Donohue, Canterbury
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: January 8, 2003

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kenneth D. Kimball, Gorham
(Recreation interests)
Reappointment
Effective: February 9, 2000
TERM: December 28, 2002

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS
John A. Ahman, Keene
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 28, 2003

James P. O'Hearn, Landaff
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 28, 2003 HEALTHY KIDS SUB-COMMITTEE
Martha K. Monahan, Lancaster
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 30, 2000

NH COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Arthur L. Hilson, Portsmouth
Succeeding: Evelyn Hubal, Keene
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 1, 2004

BOARD OF LAND SURVEYORS
Douglas Burnell, Conway
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 3, 2005

NH MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY BOARD
William S. Fenollosa, Hopkinton
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 9, 2004

Walter F. McCarthy, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 9, 2004

OIL FUND DISBURSEMENT BOARD
David F. Harrington, New Boston
(Petroleum Refiners)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 1, 2003

James E. Robertson, Spofford
(Petroleum Distributor)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 1, 2003

Kevin A. Sheppard, Manchester
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 1, 2003

PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD
Philip P. Bonafide, Sanbornton (d)
(Alternate)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 24, 2001

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADIVSORY COMMISSION
George K. Lagassa, North Hampton
(Granite State Hydro Association)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 5, 2003

ADIVSORY COMMITTEE ON SHORE FISHERIES
Peter E. Tilton, Jr., Hampton
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 31, 2002

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY GOVERNING BOARD
Regina M. Keating, Nashua
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 4, 2003

Susan Wright, Farmington
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 4, 2003

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WORKER'S COMPENSATION
Gary Woods, Concord
(Health Care Provider)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 12, 2003

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 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 Granite Bank to The E. F. Lane Hotel, LLC in Keene, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve as a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Colantuono - Yes: Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 9, 2000 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 10:55 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 Granite Bank to E.F. Lane Hotel, L.L.C. 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 Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Peter K. Hazel, Vice President of Granite Bank, Bill Elliott of Granite Bank, Jack Dugan of Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, and Daniel Mahoney of Someplace(s) Different, Inc. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Streeter 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 GRANITE BANK TO E.F. LANE HOTEL, L.L.C." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin. 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, Councilor Colantuono, and Councilor Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM GRANITE BANK TO E.F. LANE HOTEL, L.L.C.

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 $1,880,000 from Granite Bank to E.F. Lane Hotel, L.L.C. 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 9, 2000.

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

#2 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized the measurable goals and objectives as submitted by the Office of the Governor's letter and attachments dated September 1, 1999 on behalf of the Commissioners of the Departments' of Environmental Services and Transportation. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, in the amount of $2,961.74 for a period through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of carrying out activities under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program.

#4 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the US Gulf of Maine Association, Administered by DES, 6 Hazen Drive, NH in the amount of $13,500 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program through June 30, 2000. The purpose of this Agreement is three fold: (1) to fund staff support for the Secretariat for another year. (2) to fund the Institute Without Walls, a special project of the Gulf of Maine; and (3) to assist with the Undersea Chart Supplement.

#5 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an Agreement with the County of Grafton, New Hampshire, in the amount of a total of $300,000.00, distributed after periodic compliance review in one-year increments, through June 30, 2002. This agreement allocates a portion of the Community Development Block Grant to the Gratin County Economic Development Council to effectively serve the economic development needs of the 39 communities during the 36 months of funding which retroactively starts on July 1, 1999.

#6 Authorized the Office and the Department of Transportation to AMEND an existing Memorandum of Agreement by increasing the amount from $155,000 to $168,375, and additional $13,375. [Initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #19) and amended on November 10, 1999 (Item #15).] The requested additional funds will be used to conduct a detailed study for the Chocorua Village on Route 16.

#7 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an Agreement with the Town of Wakefield, 2 High Street, Sanbornville, NH [Initially approved on March 24, 1999 (Item #2)], by changing the completion date from December 31, 1999 to June 30, 2000.

#8 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the City of Manchester Planning Department, One City Hall Plaza, Manchester, NH [Initially approved on March 3, 1999, (Item #8)], by changing the completion date from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2000. No new federal or state funds are required for this amendment.

#9 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with Cheshire County, New Hampshire, [Initially approved on November 10, 1999 (Item #7)], by increasing the price limitation by $215,000 for a new total of $340,000. No change in the end date of December 31, 2001 is required.

#9A Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Claremont, 58 Tremont Square, Claremont, NH through December 31, 2000 to complete the design and construction of Phase I of an interpretive center and will provide funds for the design, production and installation of interpretive materials for the site.

#9B Authorized to enter into an Agreement with James W. Sewall, Co., in the amount of $3,000 under the provision of the New Hampshire Coastal Program through June 30, 2000 to take aerial photographs of Great Bay and its immediate vicinity.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#10 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $103,000 through June 30, 2000. (2) Authorized to enter into a contract with the City of Manchester Health Department, 795 Elm Street, Suite 302, Manchester, NH for the amount of $25,000 through June 30, 2000.

#11 Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $20,000 with Earth Tech, 53 Regional Drive, Concord, NH through June 30, 2000 to assist with an update to the State Energy Emergency Response Plan.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#12 Authorized to enter into a RETROACTIVE educational tuition agreement and to pay said costs in the amount of $389.00 to the New Hampshire Technical Institute, for William D. Shurbert, Technical Support Specialist, for the course Internetworking II. The course date is January 26-May 26, 2000.

#13 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilors Colantuono and Streeter voting NO, authorized to execute a sole source contract agreement with Jane E. Hubbard in the amount of $10,000 through June 30, 2000 to assist Project Impact Communities and Regional Planning Commissions in developing local hazard mitigation plans. SOLE SOURCE

#14 Authorized to hold the "Resource Management Course" on February 22 and 23, 2000 at Yoken's Restaurant and Comfort Inn, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The total cost of the course shall not exceed $3,500.00.

#15 Authorized to execute a grant agreement with the Town of Stewartstown, NH in the amount of $60,060 through August 9, 2001 to construct and/or install drainage structures to mitigate the results of flood conditions at 14 locations within the town as explained on the project descriptions in the grant agreement.

#16 Authorized a Grant Agreement between the Office and the Souhegan Mutual Aid Response Team in the amount of $6,800.00 through March 31, 2000 to develop a terrorism incident annex (to update their current emergency response plan) and associated standard operating guidelines.

GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#17 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with the Granite State Independent Living of Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $184,500 through June 30, 2001 to distribute telecommunications equipment to eligible individuals, to teach, evaluate and otherwise assist applicants in accordance with the Telecommunications Assistance Program. SOLE SOURCE

ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized the confirmation of Andrew A. Bevington, PO Box 404, Moultonboro, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#19 Authorized the confirmation of David P. Rolando, 120 Old Granite Road, Ossipee, NH to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#20 Authorized the Department to issue payments in the amount of $6,002.00 for emergency repairs to J.S. Heating Service, 19 Dodge Street, Rochester, NH ($2,250.00) and G.F. Young Building and Contracting, PO Box 17, Strafford, NH ($3,752.00).

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#21 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Vitts Networks, Inc., 77 Sundial Avenue, Manchester, NH for a total of $73,925.00 through April 10, 2001 to provide Internet Connectivity to the New Hampshire State Unified Network.

#22 Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Susan C. Gunther in an amount not to exceed $5,000. through June 30, 2000 to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies.

#22A Authorized to extend the approval for unpaid leave to Louise Emmons from February 25, 2000 to April 30, 2000 due to illness.

#22B Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $455,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of March 2000.

#22C Authorized NH Office of Volunteerism to accept and expend donations from various contributors to assist in the funding for the Year 2000 New Hampshire Conference on Volunteerism Scheduled for May 22, 2000.

#22D Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2000 during the month of January 2000.

#22E Authorized Bureau of Purchase and Property to enter into a statewide agreements with the vendors as specified in Attachment A of letter of January 28, 2000, effective the date of Governor and Council approval as well as grant permission to implement these agreements under an approval process. These agreements have a 6-year term, ending June 30, 2005 contingent upon performance reviews to occur every two years.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue a check in the amount of $304.23.

#24 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $9,230.98.

#25 Authorized to accept and place on file the Quarterly Report relative to the cash position of the State as of December 31, 1999.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#26 Authorized to appoint Rorie P. Hollenberg, (Position #9U059), as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $44,408, minimum step in the range for Group M. Ms. Hollenberg's commission will expire September 30, 2004.

#27 Authorized to appoint Beth Fowler, (Position #9U049), as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $55,060, Step 4 in the range for Group M. Ms. Fowler's commission will expires October 31, 2000.

#28 Authorized to appoint Michael A. Delany, (Position #9U054), as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $53,397, Step 3 in the range for Group M. Mr. Delaney's commission will expire August 31, 2002.

#29 Authorized Department of Justice to enter into grants from the period of Governor and Council approval to March 31, 2001 for all grants except that to the Community Diversion Program as specified in letter of January 24, 2000.

#29A FAILED-On a roll call vote, with the results as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Colantuono - No: Councilor Streeter - Yes, the Executive Council voted to schedule a pardon hearing for Gary Place but the action was negated by the Governor.

#29B FAILED- On a roll call vote, with the results as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Colantuono - No: Councilor Streeter - Yes, the Executive Council voted to schedule a pardon hearing for Anne Marie Reynolds but the action was negated by the Governor.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#30 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Division of Plant Industry, to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $4,999 from the NHDAMF, Division of Pesticide Control, Integrated Management through December 31, 2000 to fund a project entitled "Community Purple Loosestrife IPM Project."

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#31 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Division of Arts to grant Opera North of Hanover, NH an Annual Advancement Grant in the amount of $6,000.00 upon Governor and Council approval to assist with arts programming and projects that are being presented by the organization during the period of August 1, 1999-July 31, 2000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

#32 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to enter into a contract with Experior Assessments, LLC, Salt Lake City, Utah in an amount not to exceed $92,000 for testing services from February 9, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $404,529.00 through September 30, 2000 from the US Department of Labor.

#34 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the New Hampshire Job Training Council in the amount of $50,000.00 through September 30, 2001 for services related to assisting the State of NH in the planning and implementation of the Workforce Investment Act including the continued implementation and expansion of the One-Stop System.

#35 Authorized to enter into an agreement with BPS Realty, LLC for purchase of land and a 9,560 square foot office building at 426 Union Avenue, Laconia, NH the current location of the NHES Laconia One-Stop Career Center, at a cost of $475,000.00 plus prorated property taxes estimated to be under $2,000.00, from available NHES Penalty & Interest Funds.

#36 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Capital Glass & Mirror Co., Inc., in the amount of $1,500.00 annually through June 30, 2002, for glass repair & replacement services at NHES's offices statewide.

#37 Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Key Road Associates for rental of 4,800 square feet of office space located at 109 Key Road, Keene, NH through January 31, 2002 at a total cost of $52,320.00 with an option to extend for one additional two year term.

#38 Authorized to enter into a short-term extension of it's current lease agreement with Prime Circle, LLC AMENDING the term of it's lease for a period of up to six additional months from March 1, 2000 and ending on August 31, 2000 at a cost of $5,833.33 monthly for a six months total of $35,000.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#39 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to allocate unbudgeted utility assessment fees in the amount of $50,649.83 through June 30, 2000 for the purpose of paying unanticipated increases in retiree's health insurance payments.

DEPARMENT OF LABOR

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to budget and expend Worker's Compensation Safety Inspection Fund from account 08, prior year unexpended revenues, in the amount of $57,789.00 through June 30, 2000.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission for the period ending June 30, 1999.

#42 Authorized to utilize the banking services of various New Hampshire Banks, as listed on Exhibit A of letter of January 24, 2000, as the depositories of funds for the 72 New Hampshire State Liquor Stores.

#43 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an agreement for janitorial services for the Commission's Office Building, 50 Storrs Street, Ste. 3, Concord, NH with FoxFire Management Co., Inc., 29 Green Street, Concord, NH. This amendment extends the contract period for two years, from December 1, 1999 to November 30, 2001, and increases the contract from $15,000.00 to $43,800.00, an increase of $28,800.00. [Initially approved on November 18, 1998 (Item #38).

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#44 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $3,017.10 from the NH Department of Justice through February 28, 2000 to decrease victimization by providing more effective and consistent judicial enforcement and victim response services, and to develop an efficient organizational way to deal with domestic violence cases, one that could be replicated throughout the state.

#45 Authorized to reclassify Position #13030 from Institutional Safety Officer, salary grade 22, to Supervisor I, salary grade 18, effective upon Governor and Council approval.

#46 Authorized to add Linda L. Taymore, 25 Windsor Way, Barnstead, NH and Roxanne L. Lawrence, PO Box 114, Belmont, NH to the approved list of Dental Consultants.

#47 Authorized to add John M. Hill, M.D., 6 Briarwood Lane, Amherst, NH to the approved list of Medical Consultants.

#48 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Royalty Inn, 130 Main Street, Gorham, NH in the amount of $4,999.00 through March 1, 2000 to provide lodging for Department of Corrections employees.

#49 Authorized to enter into a contract with Androscoggin Valley Hospital Inc., 59 Page Hill Road, Berlin, NH, at an estimated cost of $20,000 per year for a period of 2 years after approval of Governor and Council to provide physical therapy services at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility.

#50 Authorized to enter into AMENDMENT #1 to Contract #211515-00 with Joyce Dental Laboratory, 373 Court Street, Laconia, NH to provide dental laboratory services, by extending the contract period for 2 years from February 18, 2000 to February 18, 2002 and increases the contract amount from $62,000 to $128,000, an increase of $62,000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#51 Authorized Bureau of Ski Operations to accept and place on file the report regarding package plan programs and season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending December 31, 1999.

#52 Authorized to accept and place on file the informational item "Detailed Analysis of Park Revenue and Expenditures including Cannon Mountain Ski Area".

#53 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept donations as specified in letter of January 3, 2000 for restoration of the Odiorne Farm Property with Odiorne Point State Park.

#54 Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept funds not to exceed $10,000.00 from New Hampshire Employment Security in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding approved by Governor and Executive Council on January 5, 2000.

#55 Authorized Division of Forests and Land to enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Arborists Association in the amount of $50,000 for an arborist education program to better prepare them for dealing with trees during natural disasters through June 30, 2001.

#56 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Economic Development to expend $140,000 from the Economic Development Fund. (2) Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Manufacturing Extension Partnership to Expend the above funding for a twelve-month pilot New Hampshire Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program according to the items outlined in the agreement. SOLE SOURCE

#57 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Business and Industrial Development to contract with Softshare Information Services for bid matching computer services in the amount of $8,250.00. SOLE SOURCE

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#58 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $16,000 from the Great Bay Stewards to support activities related to the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.

#59 Authorized to accept a $5,250.00 donation from the Lakes Region Inland Fishing Association, Inc., to be deposited into the accounts as specified in letter of January 25, 2000.

#60 Authorized to enter into a contract with SEA Consultants, Inc., 10 Ferry Street, #7, Concord, NH for an amount not to exceed $75,000 per year for two years to provide environmental consulting and engineering services.

#61 Authorized to enter into a contract with MBNA Marketing Systems, Inc., Rodney Square, Wilmington, Delaware through December 31, 2004. There is no cost to the State of New Hampshire.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#62 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a lease AMENDMENT with Associated Enterprises, inc., 136 North Main Street, Concord, NH in the amount of $23,274.99 retroactive to July 1, 1999 to September 30, 1999.

#63 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to accept $77,900 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Performance Partnership Grant carryover funds through June 30, 2001. (2) Authorized to enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, 2 1/2 Beacon Street, Concord, NH in the amount of $10,000 through December 31, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#64 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a service agreement with Kathy Fallon Lambert, PO Box 185, Hanover, NH in an amount not to exceed $4,000 through September 1, 2000. The purpose of the contract is to review and comment on DES analyses of instream aquatic habitat in relation to instream flow for the purpose of formulating a basis for consumptive water use restrictions as an element of the instream flow rules being developed pursuant to RSA 483, Rivers Management and Protection Act. SOLE SOURCE

#65 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to AMEND the existing contract with the University of Maine, Orono to increase the contract amount by $1,200 (from $11,996 to $13, 1996) retroactive to November 30, 1998 through September 30, 2000 to continue to provide paleolimnoligical research activities. SOLE SOURCE

#66 Authorized Water Division to enter into a contract with Dufresne-Henry, Inc., 175 Canal Street, Manchester, NH in the amount of $23,470.00 for professional services as described in Exhibit "A" of the proposed contract.

#67 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Pennichuck Water Works, 4 Water Street, Nashua, NH in the amount of $14,940 through December 31, 2000. This project addresses training recommendations in the 1998 Pennichuck Watershed Management Plan.

#68 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Pennichuck Water Works, 4 Water Street, Nashua, NH in the amount of $11,850 through December 31, 2000. This grant will employ the use of workshops in the Pennichuck Watershed.

#69 Authorized to continue the use funds from account 025-044-9012 in the amount of $80,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency through January 1, 2001.

#70 Authorized Water Resources Council, under RSA 481:3-9 to budget additional water user fees in the amount of $37,800.00 as specified in letter of December 30, 1999, through June 30, 2000.

#71 Authorized to accept $9,132 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program through June 30, 2000.

#72 Authorized approval of $140,000 amendment of the approved grant to the Town of Bedford for the Unlined Landfill.

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE

#73 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, Authorized to enter into a contract with Foxfire Management for a two-years RETROACTIVE to January 1, 2000 in an amount not to exceed $5868 per year.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of Administration

#74 Authorized Medicaid Administration Bureau to reclassify position 41069 from Case Aide, salary grade 13, to Medical Service Technician, salary grade 16.

#75 Authorized Public Health Laboratories, to reclassify position 30565 from Laboratory Scientist I, salary grade 15, to Program Specialist II, salary grade 20.

#76 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with JEN Associates, Inc., 5 Bigelow Street, Cambridge, MA in an amount not to exceed $25,000 through June 30, 2000 to update the database to be able to perform analysis of the 1996-1997 Medicare and Medicaid claims data of the elderly and adult disabled.

Office of Finance

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#77 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with Bell & Howell Mail and Messaging Technologies Company d/b/a Bell & Howell Mail and Messaging Technologies Company, Inc., PO Box 60730, Charlotte, NC in an amount not to exceed $11,512.50 through June 30, 2000 to disassemble, move, reassemble and recalibrate the Department's Automated Inline Mailing System. SOLE SOURCE

#78 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an RETROACTIVE agreement with Pitney Bowes, Inc., PO Box 85390, Louisville, KY in the amount of $12,431.86 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#79 Authorized to enter into an RETROACTIVE agreement with Triumph Trailer Leasing, 194 Ayer Road, Littleton, MA in the amount of $13,650.00 retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 for the continued rental of seven ground level storage containers and seven storage trailers.

Office of Information Systems

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#80 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to accept an unsolicited, no-cost offer with a value of $37,608.00, from Vitts Network, Inc., Manchester, NH for the purpose of demonstrating a cost-effective, high-bandwidth communication network in support of the Vital Records Vision 2000 project. The demonstration will be for a 90-day time period, beginning approximately February 1, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#81 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the Proginet Corporation, Garden City, New York, in an amount not to exceed $83,241.64 for the purpose of software licensing and maintenance support fee. This agreement will be retroactive to July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2003.

#82 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement [Initially approved on June 19, 1996, (Item #151)] and amended on March 18, 1998 (Item #66)], with Bull HN Information Systems, Inc., Billerica, MA by increasing the total price limitation by $180,000 from $935,862 to $1,115,862, effective retroactive to June 30, 1999 through December 31, 1999.

#83 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement [Initially approved on June 19, 1996 (Item #150), amended on March 18, 1998 (Item #67) and again on February 17, 1999 (Item #60)], with Wang Laboratories, Inc., Billerica, MA, by increasing the total price limitation by $82,000 from $821,596 to $903,596, effective retroactive to June 30, 1999 through December 31, 1999.

#84 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement [Initially approved on July 10, 1996 (Item #86), amended on March 18, 1998 (Item #68)] with NIPSON Printing Systems, a BULL HN owned company located in Billerica, MA, by increasing the total price limitation by $20,000 from $133,824 to $154,824, effective retroactive to June 30, 1999 through December 31, 1999.

#85 Authorized to AMEND agreements with the vendors listed in letter of December 14, 1999. [Initially approved on January 28, 1998 (Item #101), amended on June 22, 1999 (Item #159A) and amended on December 15, 1999 (Item #60)].

Office of Family Services

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#86 Authorized Division for Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with Michael F. Kalinowksi, Ed. D., Newmarket, NH in an amount not to exceed $44,133.00 through August 31, 2000 to perform a market rate survey that reflects the rates charged for child care services by the full market range of early child care and education providers who service children within New Hampshire.

#87 Authorized Division for Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with The Right Question Project, Inc., Cambridge, MA in an amount not to exceed $3,200 through September 15, 2000 to provide the Community Resource Coordinators with training on a specific methodology for empowering parent groups.

#88 Authorized Division for Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with the Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $24,000.00 through June 30, 2000 to support a variety of activities intended to enhance the delivery of child care services throughout the State.

#89 Authorized Division for Children, Youth and Families to award grants in the amount of $18,000 to the Head Start agencies as specified in letter of January 25, 2000, through October 20, 2000.

Office of Community & Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#90 Authorized Public Health Laboratories to pay the enrollment fees for a Proficiency Testing Program offered by AOAC International, 481 North Frederick Avenue, Suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD. The total cost of this program is $930.00.

#91 Authorized Bureau of Health Risk Assessment, to enter into a contract with Alpha Lead Consultants, Inc., Bedford, NH in the amount of $14,999 through June 30, 2000 to develop a four-hour course for training renovators in lead safe work practices.

#92 Authorized to enter into a contract with John Ford, M.D., Norwalk, Ohio for an amount not to exceed $40,000, through June 30, 2001 for loan repayment.

#93 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau, to AMEND an existing contract with Cynthia A. Kahn, MD, Londonderry, NH. [Initially approved on May 26, 1999 (Item #85)], by increasing the price limitation by $6,690 from $159,555 to $166,245, through June 30, 2000.

Elderly & Adult Services

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#94 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with Community Services Council of New Hampshire, Concord, NH to continue funding the "Statewide Coalition of State Programs' Health Care Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Community Volunteer Demonstration Project", [Initially approved on January 28, 1998 (Item #93) and amended on June 24, 1998 (Item #165) and on April 28, 1999 (Item #80) and November 10, 1999 (Item #88)], by increasing the contract amount by $188,000.00 from $356,536.00 to $544,536.00, retroactive to September 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

#95 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Institute on Gero-technology, Peterborough, NH [Initially approved on February 18, 1998 (Item #85) and amended on February 2, 1999 (Item #66)], by increasing the contract by $16,297.00 from $67,458.00 to $83,755.00 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2000.

#96 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia, NH [Initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #120) and amended on February 3, 1999 (Item #46)] to provide Long Term Care Assessment and Counseling Services to Medicaid applicants to nursing facilities in Belknap County, by increasing the amount by $40,500.00 from $54,000.00 to $94,500.00, and to extend the termination date to June 30, 2001.

Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Recovery

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#97 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Franklin Pierce Law Center Corporation, 2 White Street, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $54,400.00 through June 30, 2000 to develop two databases.

#98 Authorized to enter into an agreement with SAU #7, 3 Academy St., Colebrook, NH in an amount not to exceed $21,800.00 through June 30, 2000 to provide for the continuation of a Student Assistance Program in the Colebrook SAU.

Behavioral Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#99 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Manchester Emergency Housing, Inc., 11 Liberty Street, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $76,000.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide temporary emergency shelter and services to homeless families.

#100 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Friends of Veterans, Inc., Gilman Office Complex #2, White River Junction, VT in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide services to homeless veterans and those at risk of homelessness by helping to solve financial or physical stresses that cannot be met by mainstream veterans organizations.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#101 Authorized to accept and expend $3,353.84 in federal funds, as specified in letter of January 4, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#102 Authorized to accept and expend $750 from the Concord Female Charitable Society as specified in letter dated December 23, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#103 Authorized to accept and expend $250 from The Rt. Rev. Douglas Theuner, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, as specified in letter dated December 23, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#104 Authorized to accept and expend $2,500 from John McCormack, Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester as specified in letter dated December 23, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#105 Authorized to accept and expend $1,230.69 from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation as specified in letter dated December 23, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#106 Authorized to accept an expend $250 from the Arlington School Activities Funds, as specified in letter dated December 23, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#107 Authorized to AMEND contract with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, 401 Cypress Street, Manchester, NH [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #139)], by increasing the price limitation by $127,624 from $1,443,618 to $1,571,242 through June 30, 2000.

#108 Authorized to AMEND contract with Northern New Hampshire Mental Health and Developmental Services, 87 Washington Street, Conway, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #253)], by increasing the price limitation by $201,003, from $402,654 to $603,657 through June 30, 2000.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

#109 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized Youth Development Center and Youth Services Center to accept material and donations according to the list in letter of January 21, 2000 for the period 10/01/99-12/31/99.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#110 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to accept, with thanks, the list of monies totaling $13,061.17 received during the period of October 1, 1999 to December 31, 1999 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions. These monies are placed in the Veterans Home Benefit Fund.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#111 Authorized to reclassify Position #13126, (Education Consultant I, Salary Grade 25) to Systems Development Specialist IV, Salary Grade 25.

#112 NOT USED

#113 Authorized to accept and expend additional revenue in the amount of $163,434.24 in Account Number 025-056-6031 Apprenticeship Training through June 30, 2000 to provide apprenticeship programs where possible in cooperation with local school districts and/or other agencies.

#114 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds from the US Department of Labor in the amount of $1,727,498.00 during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2000.

#115 Authorized to pay FY 2000 participation fee for Assessing Special Education Students to the Council of Chief State Officers in the amount of $12,000.00.

#116 Authorized to enter into a contract with Dina A. Traniello, sole proprietor, Lexington, MA in the amount of not to exceed $106,905 to provide management and technical assistance for the State Improvement Plan/State Improvement Grant through June 30, 2001.

#117 Authorized to enter into a contract with Mary J. Ford, sole proprietor, Chester, NH in an amount not to exceed $104,359 through June 30, 2001 to assist in management and provide technical assistance for the State Improvement Plan/State Improvement Grant.

#118 Authorized to enter into a contract with RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $35,000 through June 30, 2000 to develop a Peer Review Network within the New Hampshire School-Based Service Learning Program.

#119 Authorized to enter into a contract with Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000 through October 30, 2000 to conduct program development, instructional and dissemination activities related to the New Hampshire Character Education Pilot Project.

#120 Authorized HIV/Health Program, Professional Development Bureau to grant funds, in the amount of $47,026, in accordance with the terms of a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia and the Department to the eligible non-profit recipients as specified in letter January 20, 2000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#121 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $30,000.00 for the period of September 1, 1999 through February 18, 2000.

#122 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY continue an agreement with New Hampshire Employment Security and to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $10,000.00 for the project period of February 5, 2000 through June 30, 2000.

#123 Authorized NHCTC-Concord to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Postsecondary Education Commission in the amount of $2,400.00 through June 30, 2000.

#124 Authorized NHCTC-Manchester to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Postsecondary Education Commission in the amount of $2,000.00 through June 30, 2000.

#125 Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Postsecondary Education Commission in the amount of $2,000.00 through June 30, 2000.

#126 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, 2000.

#127 Authorized NHCTC-Laconia to enter into an agreement with Dave's Motorboat Shoppe LLC, 229 Intervale Road, Gilford, NH in the amount of $36,000 through June 30, 2004 for the purpose of leasing space for marine engine training.

#128 Authorized NHCTCS to RETORACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training in the amount of $28,800.00 through May 22, 2000 to provide instructional services to students enrolled in the Fall 1999 semester for two sections of Firefighter IA.

NEW HAMPSHIRE POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#129 Authorized to accept and place on file copies of the Biennial Report for the NH Postsecondary Education Commission.

#130 Authorized to award a $32,000 grant to the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the technical colleges on the basis of financial need or merit.

#131 Authorized to award a $18,000 grant to Franklin Pierce College for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

#132 Authorized to award a $38,000 grant to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

#133 Authorized to award a $29,000 grant to Plymouth State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

#134 Authorized to award a $7,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

#135 Authorized to award a $7,000 grant to University of New Hampshire for the purpose of granting nursing scholarships to full-time and part-time nursing students who are New Hampshire residents and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

#136 Authorized to award a $6,000 grant to Daniel Webster College for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#137 Authorized to accept and expend and additional $15,371.00 from The Federal Department of Transportation Safety Agency for the continuing grant entitled "Fatal Accident Reporting System."

#138 Authorized to AMEND the "Operation Streetsweeper" grant [Initially approved on December 1, 1999 (Item #113)], as specified in letter of January 26, 2000.

#139 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Janitorial contract for the Dover Point Substation, from December 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000. This amendment increases the current contract from $10,838 to $14,184, an increase of $3,346.00.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#140 Authorized to reclassify the vacant positions located in the Highway Maintenance Districts, as specified in letter of January 18, 2000, to Program Assistant II, Labor Grade 14.

#141 Authorized Petition for a hearing on alteration to US Route 3 in the Town of Stratford with the suggested committee.

#142 Authorized Petition for a hearing on alterations to the Oak Street intersection with Broadway and Rollins Road in the City of Dover and Town of Rollinsford with the suggested committee.

#143 Authorized Petition for a hearing on alteration to the US Route 3 intersection with Parade Road (NH Route 106) including the relocation of Parade Road and signalization of the intersection in the Town of Meredith with the suggested committee.

#144 Authorized to accept and place on file the Information Item "Equipment Acquisition Plan Status Report" for the period ending December 31, 1999.

#145 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period December 28, 1999 through January 18, 2000.

#146 Authorized to continue the membership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Department 5051, Washington, DC for the calendar year 2000.

#147 Authorized to Quitclaim whatever interest the State of New Hampshire may have in the Old US Route 3 and NH Route 25 Highway Easement that is more than seventy-five feet Northerly of the US Route 3 construction center line, as now traveled, in the Town of Holderness to Emily Crane where it abuts other land of said Crane.

#148 Authorized to contract with Post, Buckley, Schuh & Jernigan, Inc., 5999 Summerside Drive, Suite 202, Dallas Texas in an amount not to exceed $525,070.00 for preliminary design and engineering of the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting training facility to be constructed adjacent to the New Hampshire Fire Training Academy in Concord, NH.

#149 Authorized to Quitclaim to the Town of Gilford the portion of the old Blaisdell Avenue layout that was part of the Route 11 relocation and reconstruction completed in 1958. The Town proposes to have the section of Blaisdell Avenue relocated at its intersection with Route 11 to make a safer intersection. For this reason the Department does not need any title to the old layout of Blaisdell Avenue.

#150 Authorized to enter into a consolidated purchase with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 444 N Capitol St., NW, Suite 248, Washington, DC of the 2000 Census Transportation Planning Package. The total amount of this agreement shall not exceed $13,464.00.

#151 On a roll call vote, Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - No: Councilor Griffin - No: Councilor Colantuono - Yes: Councilor Streeter - Yes, the Executive Council authorized to establish an additional encumbrance for an existing contract with Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc., 135 College Street, New Haven, CT for an amount not to exceed $152,753 for the purposes of providing specific Turnpike System studies proposed by the Department relative to the New Hampshire Turnpike Expansion Program. SOLE SOURCE

#152 Authorized to enter into Agreement with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, 12 Cross Street, Penacook, NH for a fee not to exceed $348,000.00 to develop a long-range vision plan for the City of Concord.

#153 Authorized to increase the contingency for Contract #336183 with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH by an additional $121,000.00 from $429,595.29 to $559,595.29. This changes the September 27, 1999 resolution encumbrance totaling $3,423,813.79 to a new total of $3,544,813.79.

#154 Authorized to lease 6,250 square feet of State owned land in Holderness to Brian Shields and Mary Ellen Shields for 2 years at $500.00 per year with an option for an additional 5 years at current market value plus an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#155 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH for a total lump-sum fee of $208,240.00 for engineering services for final design of improvements of US Route 3/NH Route 28 Bypass Intersection in the Town of Hooksett.

#156 Authorized to enter into an agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Inc., 10 Ferry Street, Suite 210, Concord, NH for a total lump-sum fee of $187,169.00 for engineering services for final design for replacement of NH Route 28 Bypass Bridge over Lake Massabesic in the Town of Auburn.

#157 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH for a total lump-sum fee of $95,189.00 for engineering services for final design of improvement of US Route 3/Alice Avenue Intersection in the Town of Hooksett.

#158 Authorized to enter into contract with Miller Construction, Inc., Windsor, VT on the basis of a low bid of $728,751.80 for the bridge rehabilitation on NH 10 over the Ashuelot River.

#159 Authorized contract with H&C Landscape Consultants & Service, Inc., d/b/a Outside Unlimited, Meredith, NH on the basis of a low bid of $124,652.90. This contract consists of the landscaping and wildflower establishment at The Seabrook Rest Area/Welcome Center on I-95 Northbound.

#160 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Keith Hemingway, Architect for a Lump Sum Price of $115,000.00 for the purpose of Professional Architectural/Engineering Services, Carroll County Courthouse, Ossipee, NH.

#161 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tennant/Wallace Architects, AIA, PA, West Merrimack Street, Manchester, NH for a Lump Sum Price of $104,250.00 for the purpose of Professional Architectural Services, Design of Troop 'D' Barracks, Concord, NH, Bureau of Public Works' Project Number 97827-R, Contract A.

#162 Authorized to enter into a contract with Eclipse Construction, Inc., 27 Harvey Road, Bedford, NH for a lump sum price of $460,950.00 for the Construction of a Maintenance Building, NH State Veteran's Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.

#163 Authorized to enter into a contract with D. R. Cassidy Electric Company, Inc., 146 Londonderry Turnpike, Hooksett, NH for a lump sum price of $178,400.00 for the purpose of Generators for Building Emergency Power, Youth Development and Youth Services Centers, Statewide, NH.

#164 Authorized to enter into a contract with North Branch Builders Construction, Inc., 50 Western Avenue, Henniker, NH for a lump sum price of $6,580,000.00 for the purpose of an Addition and Renovations, John O. Morton Building, Concord, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIORNMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#165 Authorized request of John A. Coulp to construct a permanent pier to associated structures. Rip rap eroded shoreline at the base of the pier; and replace in-kind existing deteriorated marine launch rails on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

#166 Authorized request of Michael & Sally Boyer to construct a breakwater in an "L" configuration with associated structures on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Guilford.

#167 Authorized requests of James & Ellen McCormick to construct concrete pad behind a vertical plane and attach a seasonal hinged dock. Install a seasonal walkway to the new pier creating a "U-shaped" seasonal docking system on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

#168 TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,145.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Schafer, Professor English, in the course entitled "Human Development".

B. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Gilford, NH, the sum of $489.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorien G. Wilson, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled "College Composition II".

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., Concord, NH, the sum of $275.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher E. Locke, Carpenter II, in the course entitled "Understanding Construction Documents".

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - Request permission to pay McIntosh College, Dover, NH, the sum of $1,720.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roger M. Descheneau, Financial Analyst, in the courses entitled "Advanced Accounting" and "Cost Accounting".

E. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $787.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tracey Wells, Counseling Assistant, in the courses entitled "Accounting II" and "Introductory Algebra".

F. SWEEPSTAKES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,050.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Accountant III, in the courses entitled "Senior Business Seminar" and "Senior Liberal Arts Seminar".

G. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $288.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Brown, Toll Operations Supervisor, in the course entitled "Intro to Operations Management", also to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,392.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roland J. Sparks, Project Manager, in the course entitled "Advanced Research Methods II", also to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $499.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diana Smestad, Accountant IV, in the course entitled "Human Behavior in Organizations", also to pay College for Life Long Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $322.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeff Kibbee, Geotech I, in the course entitled "Behavior in Organizations".

#169 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel request:

A. EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Kathleen Schoeneman, Statistical Assistant, or designee, to travel to Phoenix, AZ, on February 26 - March 3, 2000, to attend the MIS Conference 2000. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $908.32 IS REQUESTED FOR Kathleen Schoeneman. Total Cost: 1,277.82. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. No Registration Fee.

B. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (2) employees, Daniel Dudley, Civil Engineer IV and Nancy McGrath, Engineering Technician IV, or designee, to travel to Skokie, IL, on March 12-17, 2000, to attend the Solutions to Concrete Field Problems and Repair Methods and Materials workshop. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $795.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Daniel Dudley. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $795.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Nancy McGrath. Total Cost: 4,930.00. Source of Funds: 100% General. Registration Fee: 2,840.00.

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (2) employees, Dale Guinn, Civil Engineer III and Daniel Mattaini, Civil Engineer III, or designee, to travel to Denver, CO, on April 29 - May 5, 2000, to attend the Short Course on Embankment Dams. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $969.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Dale Guinn. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $969.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Daniel Mattaini. Total Cost: 5,878.00. Source of Funds: 100% General. Registration Fee: 2,990.00.

D. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (2) employees, Gary Sloper, Colonel and Kevin O'Brien, Major, or designee, to travel to Alexandria, VA, on February 25 - March 1, 2000, to attend IACP State & Provincial Police Midyear Conference. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,270.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Kevin P. O'Brien. Total Cost: 2,370.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway and 19% Turnpike Funds. Registration Fee: 300.00.

LATE ITEMS

A. NEW HAMPSHIRE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, requested to table the item. On a roll call vote, Councilor Burton - No: Councilor Spaulding -Yes: Councilor Griffin - No: Councilor Colantuono - No: Councilor Streeter - Yes, the tabling motion failed. On motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, authorized to enter into a six-year contract with two optional two year renewals for an on-line gaming system with Autotote Lottery Corporation, Rocky Hill, CT beginning July 1,2000.

B. - H. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Authorized to accept and expend federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program Funds in the amount of $5,325,000 and increase fuel assistance contract as follows:

C. Southern NH Services, Inc., at $2,284,396.
D. Southwestern Community Services, Keene at $1,754,592.
E. Strafford County Community Action Committee, Dover at $1,157,274.60
F. Rockingham County Community Action, Portsmouth at $1,476,778.
G. Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc. at $827,825.
H. Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. at $2,909,580.

I. NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized enter into agreement with BBN Corporation for Internet Access at $37,324.16. SOLE SOURCE

J . DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend federal funds of $257,570 from the US Dept. of Labor Employment and Training Adm. Division as part of the Quality Child Care Apprenticeship Initiative grant awards.

K. DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - NH Health and Education Facilities Authority
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Thomas Colantuono with regard to NH College, Manchester.

L. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION - BUREAU OF PUBLIC WORKS
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized approval of renovations to the Dwinell Building, Laconia for Bureau of Emergency Communications.

The Governor set the next meeting of Governor and Executive Council for Wednesday March 8, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hamsphire.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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