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February 14, 2001
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
February 14, 2001
10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of January 24, 2001.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the January 24, 2001 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

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

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
Christopher D. Tessier, M.D., Manchester
(Practicing Physician)
Effective: January 30, 2001
Reason: Personal

ATHLETIC TRAINERS BOARD
Mark D. Legacy, Enfield
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Reason: Personal

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY GOVERNING BOARD
Regina M. Keating, Nashua
(Public member)
Effective: January 24, 2001
Reason: Personal

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Gregory Larrabee, Merrimack
(Large business telecom user)
Effective: January 19, 2001
Reason: Moving from state

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
Linda L. Garrish, Manchester
(General Public)
Succeeding: Lois Spearman, Concord
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: December 6, 2002

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS
Mary Dube, Epsom
Succeeding: Denise Devlin, Kingston
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 28, 2004

Mary Ryan Woods, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 28, 2004

WARDEN, NORTHERN NH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Bruce Cattell, McNeal, AZ
(Nom. By Commissioner of the Department of Corrections)
Succeeding: Jane Coplan, Warner (Acting Warden)
Effective: February 14, 2001
Salary: Group O, Max - $67,473
TERM: Serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, accepted the following conformation:

ACTING WARDEN: NH STATE PRISON: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Jane Coplan, Warner
(Nom. By Commissioner of the Department of Corrections)
Succeeding: Richard Gerry, Bow (Acting Warden)
Effective: February 14, 2001
Salary: Group P, Step 2 - $66,314
TERM: Serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, accepting the following conformation:

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Joel C. Olbricht, Derry
(District 4)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 31, 2005

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, accepting the following conformation:

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
David B. Ruedig, Concord
(District 2)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 31, 2005

EMERGENCY SHELTER & HOMELESS COORDINATING COMMISSION
Helen C. Cohen, Kensington
Succeeding: Dorothy Kasik, Portsmouth
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: August 26, 2002

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
David R. Duquette, Somersworth
(Nom. By Professional Firefighters of NH)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: November 12, 2003

Peter Russell, Meredith
(Nom. By the NH Municipal Assn.)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: November 16, 2003

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: FISH & GAME DEPARTMENT
Wayne E. Vetter, Newmarket
(Nom. By Fish & Game Commission)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 1, 2005

BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS
Ronald E. Cook, Canterbury
(Public member)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: February 14, 2006

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD
Kendall Hughes, Ashland
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 30, 2004

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
Omer F. Beaudoin, Manchester
(Public at large)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

Kenneth M. Henrick, Salem
(Public at large)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

Donald E. Duff, Concord
(Rep. of NH propane gas supply company)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

Robert E. Garside, Kensington
(Recommended by Better Home Heating Council of NH)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

Joseph Jesso, Newburyport, MA
(Rep. of NH propane gas supply company)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

Alan R. Little, Concord
(Recommended by Commissioner of Regional Community Tech Colleges)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

Kenneth L. Taylor, Moultonborough
(Recommended by the NH chapter of the Propane Gas Assn. of New England)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

William R. Trombly, Manchester
(Recommended by the NH Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors Assn.)
Vacancy
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: September 1, 2002

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
Marcia Schmidt Blaine, Plymouth
Succeeding: Gilbert Center, Laconia
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 2, 2004

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
Joseph M. McDonough, Manchester
(NH Bar Association member)
Succeeding: Richard C. Gagliuso, Nashua
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: October 18, 2003

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
Richard E. Amidon, Hancock
(Public Member-Nom. By the Board of Medicine)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: December 3, 2003

Robert E. Eberhart, M.D., Portsmouth
(Nom. By the Board of Medicine)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: December 3, 2002

Robert Feder, M. D., Hollis
(Medical Director - Nom. By the Board of Medicine)
Succeeding: Robert Crichlow, Hanover
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: December 3, 2003

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION
Dearborn Wingate, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: January 21, 2004

DIRECTOR: NH STATE PORT AUTHORITY
Craig L. Wheeler, Greenland
Succeeding: Thomas Orfe, Rye
Effective: February 14, 2001
Salary: Group L, Max - $54,886
TERM: July 1, 2001

NH RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Brian W. Morrissey, Nashua
(Nominated by NH State Perm. Firemen's Assn.)
Succeeding: Arthur J. Beaudry, Manchester
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: July 1, 2002

Dale Robinson, Manchester
(Nom. By NH Police Association)
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: July 1, 2002

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Griffin abstaining, accepted the following confirmation:

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Reappointment
Effective: February 14, 2001
TERM: June 30, 2004

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
Robert K. McLellan, Stratham
(Practicing Physician)
Succeeding: Christopher D. Tessier, Nashua (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 24, 2002

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS
Edward W. Gude, Lebanon
(Public member)
Succeeding: Geraldine Sylvester, Dover
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 28, 2004

Raymond McGarty, Durham
Succeeding: Thomas Jordan, Manchester (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 28, 2002

ATHLETIC TRAINERS BOARD
Carol Burney, Penacook
(public member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 17, 2004

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Joseph A. Dickinson, Concord
(Attorney)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 17, 2005

David F. Foster, Northfield
(Employers/Insurers)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2005

Dennis Teravainen, Hooksett
(Employer/Insurer)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 13, 2005

George T. Wells, Derry
(Employers/Insurers
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2005

STATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
Jeffry B. Porter, Keene
(Cheshire/Sullivan)
Succeeding: Robert L. Ward, Sunapee (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 1, 2001

JUSTICE ROCHESTER DISTRICT COURT
Franklin C. Jones, Rochester
Succeeding: Robert A. Carignan, Rochester
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Until 70 years of age

ELECTRICIANS' BOARD
A. John Sacramone, Greenland
(Master Electrician)
Succeeding: George Maihos, Salem
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2005

STATE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL
Martin U. Michaelis, Amherst
(Architect)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 8, 2005

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Les A. Cartier, Candia
(Volunteer Fire Chief)
Succeeding: Harold Harbor, Northfield
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 12, 2003

Ricky A. Plummer, Portsmouth
(Full-time Fire Chief)
Succeeding: Brian Thibeault, Plymouth
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 12, 2003

HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITING BOARD
Maurice Arel, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 28, 2004

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEATING SYSTEM CERTIFICATION
Andrew Bernier, Nashua
(Rep. of Natural Gas Utility Company)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 1, 2002

Alan Davis, Contoocook
(NH Chapter of the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 1, 2002

Robert M. Lundergan, Raymond
(Rep. of Natural Gas Utility)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 1, 2002

MARITAL MEDIATORS CERTIFICATION BOARD
Honey Hastings, Milford
Succeeding: Eleanor Therrien, Nashua
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 21, 2003

MOUNT WASHINGTON COMMISSION
Harold Burns, Whitefield
(Senator)
Succeeding: Leo Fraser, Pittsfield
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 2, 2004

Gene G. Chandler, Bartlett
(Representative)
Succeeding: Paul LaMott, Haverhill
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 2, 2004

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ARBITRATION BOARD
Megan R. Benton, West Lebanon
(Consumer)
Succeeding: Warren A. Weitzman, Nashua
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 23, 2003

PESTICIDES CONTROL BOARD
William C. Collins, Manchester
(Pesticides Applicator)
Succeeding: Byron L. Kirby, North Hampton
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 6, 2003

James W. Young, Hillsborough
(Physician)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 5, 2004

PHYSICAL THERAPY BOARD
Judith Mary Cote, Newport
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 8, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Theodore Miller, Gorham
(Public member-Chairman)
Succeeding: William McAllister, Canterbury
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 27, 2003

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS
D. Thomas Akey, M.D., Concord
(Physician knowledgeable in the practice of respiratory care)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 18, 2004

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY GOVERNING BOARD
Miriam Dunn, Concord
(Public member)
Succeeding: Regina Keating, Nashua (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 4, 2003

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
Marie Kiley, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2005

Joel Nelson, Bow
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2005

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority and to approve an award of the State Guarantee for EPTAM Plastics, Ltd. and KEDOHA Realty, LLC located in Northfield, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. .
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Wheeler - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD FEBRUARY 14, 2001 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:50 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing and a 25% State guarantee of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for EPTAM Plastics, Ltd. (formerly EP Tool and Machine, Ltd.) and KEDOHA Realty, LLC in the Town of Northfield and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved except to the extent of the State guarantee and introduced Dick Dearborn and Jeff Hollinger of EPTAM Plastics and Kedoha Realty, LLC. 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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR EPTAM PLASTICS, LTD. AND KEDOHA REALTY, LLC IN THE TOWN OF NORTHFIELD AND THE AWARD OF A STATE GUARANTY OF $875,000 OF PRINCIPAL OF THE FINANCING," and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Burton, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, 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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR EPTAM PLASTICS, LTD. AND KEDOHA REALTY, LLC

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for EPTAM Plastics, Ltd. (formerly EP Tool and Machine, Ltd.) and KEDOHA Realty, LLC (the "Borrowers") in Northfield by the Authority's making of up to $3,500,000 in loans under RSA 162-I (the "Act") and the award of a State guarantee of $875,000 of principal under RSA 162-I:9b;

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

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special findings:

(1) The Project (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of the acquisition of approximately 9.076 acres of land and the construction and equipping of approximately 62,000 square feet of new manufacturing space located on Route 140, per Subdivision Plan 15186, Map R14, Lot 8-4 in the Town of Northfield, New Hampshire, which will be used by KEDOHA Realty, LLC and EPTAM Plastics, Ltd. in the manufacture of plastic products. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

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

(b) General findings:

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

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

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

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

(c) Findings with respect to the State guarantee:

(1) The award of the State guarantee will contribute significantly to the success of the financing; and

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

Section 2. Award of State Guarantee. The Governor and Council hereby award a guarantee of $875,000 principal of the financing pursuant to RSA 162-I:9-b and authorize the State Treasurer to execute by her manual or facsimile signature the endorsement appearing on the Loan Agreements to evidence such guarantee.

Section 3. Authorization of Guaranty Agreement. The State shall be a party to the Guaranty and Reimbursement Agreement among the Authority, the State and the Borrowers (the "Guaranty Agreement") and the Governor and State Treasurer are together authorized to execute and deliver the Guaranty Agreement on behalf of the State substantially in the form presented to this meeting (being the draft dated January 31, 2000) but subject to such changes as the Governor and State Treasurer may approve, their signatures being conclusive identification of the documents as the Guaranty Agreement (with approved changes, if any), authorized by this resolution.

Section 4. Ultimate Finding and Determination. The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the industrial Facility and the award of the State guarantee will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority's financing of the Project and the State's guarantee of $875,000 of principal of the financing will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

Section 5. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's, the Governor's and the State Treasurer's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

Section 6. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to February 14, 2001.

Late Item

D. BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Authorization to hold a hearing and make the statutory findings under RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the proposed extension of a guarantee of the State of NH with respect to certain loan from Laconia Savings Bank to Kevin Craffey or Mountain View House Development LLC. .
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Wheeler - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 14, 2001 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:00 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 Laconia Savings Bank to Kevin Craffey or Mountain View House Development, 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 Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM LACONIA SAVINGS BANK TO KEVIN CRAFFEY OR MOUNTAIN VIEW HOUSE DEVELOPMENT, LLC" 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 Spaulding, Councilor Burton, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, 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 LACONIA SAVINGS BANK TO KEVIN CRAFFEY OR MOUNTAIN VIEW HOUSE DEVELOPMENT, 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 $4,044,940 from Laconia Savings Bank to Kevin Craffey or Mountain View House Development 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 14, 2001.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $122,500.00 through November 30, 2001 to develop software for the statewide Fuel Assistance Program. SOLE SOURCE

#3 Authorized to enter into a contract with Cross Cultural Communication Systems, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $3,100 through September 31, 2001 to provide medical interpreter training for bilingual, refugee caseworkers.

#4 Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $5,000 with the NH Center for Pharmaceutical Care & Nutrition, Inc., owner of The Herbal Path, Dover, NH through June 30, 2001 to assist with the construction of a solar electric system at The Herbal Path Store in Dover.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#5 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community and Public Health in the amount of $22,080 in federal funds encumbered from account 025-002-3671-01-092-0294 and $8,500 in other funds, encumbered from account 025-002-3672-090-0294, for a total of $30,580 through December 31, 2001 for implementation of the NH Estuaries Project Management Plan to address the environmental problems affecting the State's estuarine systems.

#6 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an Agreement with the Southwest Regional Planning Commission, 20 Central Square 2nd Floor, Keene, NH [Initially approved on January 5, 2000 (Item #6)], by extending the end date from December 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001. No additional funds are required.

#7 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an Agreement with Glen Group Marketing and Advertising, 170 Kearsage Street, North Conway, NH [Initially approved on September 15, 1999 (Item #14) and amended August 9, 2000 (Item #1)], by extending the end date from December 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001. No additional funds are required.

#8 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the County of Coos, New Hampshire [Initially approved on January 19, 2000 (Item #5)], by extending the completion date from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#9 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Salem, NH [Initially approved on July 14, 2000 (Item #7)], by extending the time period from June 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003. No additional funds are required by this action.

GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#10 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to AMEND the budget for the ADA Training & Outreach Program [Initially approved on December 20, 2000 (Late Item #D)], and Authorized the Director Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of January 31, 2001.
(2) Authorized to enter into an agreement with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH in an amount of $9,200.00 through June 30, 2001 for a campaign to raise awareness about hiring disincentives in New Hampshire's workplace for people with disabilities.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#11 Authorized the nomination of Captain William J. Salvaggio, 21 Zona Drive, Brewster, MA to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#12 Authorized the confirmation of Lt. Col. Carolyn J. Protzmann, 22 Beaver Dam Road, South Berwick, ME to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#13 Authorized the confirmation of Captain Michael J. Blair, 9 Comac Road, Epping, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#14 Authorized the confirmation of Major Paul Hutchinson, 252 Rowley Bridge Road, Topsfield, MA to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#15 Authorized the confirmation of Jeanne B. Jones, 243 North Shore Road, New Durham, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#16 Authorized to enter into a contract with Renaud Bros., Inc., Vernon, Vermont in the amount of $16,020.13 through June 30, 2001 to perform the construction of architectural panels on Building "C", Project #330234, State Military Reservation, Concord, NH.

#17 Authorized to enter into a contract with Powers Electric Service, Spofford, NH in the amount of $50,490.00 through September 30, 2001 to perform the USPFO Building "A" Standby Generator, Project #330226, at the State Military Reservation, Concord, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICESM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized to appoint Raymond S. Burton as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness-senior living project in connection with The Taylor Home-Laconia/Wolfeboro, Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

#19 Authorized to appoint David K. Wheeler as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the construction, renovation, and equipment project in connection with Daniel Webster College, Nashua, New Hampshire.

#20 Authorized to appoint Raymond S. Burton as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal of the refinancing of existing indebtedness project in connection with the Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and The Hitchcock Clinic, Lebanon, New Hampshire.

#21 Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the project of replacement of an existing CT Scanner at Alice Peck Day Hospital-Lebanon, New Hampshire with the New Hampshire Health & Education Facility Authority.

#22 Authorized Bureau of General Services to accept two-memorial crabapple trees to be planted on the grounds at Spaulding Hall in Concord. This offer has been made by employees of the Department of Labor and the State Employees Association.

#23 Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2001 during the month of January 2001.

#24 Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment transfers for the month of January 2001.

#25 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into an agreement with Martin's Cleaning Service, PO Box 384, Littleton, NH in the amount of $8,736 through December 31, 2001 for janitorial services.

#26 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to RETROACTIVELY enter into a lease agreement with the Town of Exeter, 10 Front Street, Exeter, NH with an annual rent in the amount of $19,633, for the one year term July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

#27 Authorized to enter into a contract with Optical Image Technology, Inc., State College, Pa in an amount not to exceed $145,000 with an optional renewable annual maintenance, after warranty expiration of $27,490 through June 30, 2005 to make the IFS and GHRS production reports, current and historical, accessible electronically.

#28 Authorized to enter into a contract with CIGNA Healthcare, Concord, NH for a total estimated annual cost of $84,401,368 for the contract period of February 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002 for the provision of fully-insured managed health insurance coverage for active state employees and their eligible spouses and dependents in accordance with the provisions of RSA 21-I: 30 and the Collective Bargaining Agreements covering state employees.

#28A Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into the RETROACTIVE lease agreement with the City of Dover, 228 Central Avenue, Dover, NH. Retroactive from December 1, 2000 to November 30, 2002 with a total rent amount of $42,477.76. Funds are available in Account No. 010-014-2045-022-0248 as specified in letter of January 31, 2001.
(2) Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B because of the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency.

#28B Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L. Griffin with regard to a certain project for the refinancing of existing indebtedness project in connection with the University System of New Hampshire, Lee, New Hampshire.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#29 Authorized to accept and expend $5,000.00 in Fiscal Year 2001 additional program revenues (available in Abandoned Property (AP) Reserve account, General Fund Balance Sheet Account Number 0282) through June 2001 and direct the Director, Division of Account Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of February 1, 2001.

#30 Authorized the comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $5,545.60.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#31 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized Division of Libraries to reclassify position #11426, from Secretary II to Accounting Technician, Labor Grade 11 effective upon Governor and Council approval.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#32 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, and seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to DENY the petition of Eric Ramirez requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses, as specified in letter of December 14, 2000, should be granted.

#33 Authorized the Department of Justice to RETROACTIVELY enter into a sub-grant with the Administrative Office of the Courts in the amount of $188,095 retroactive from October 1, 2000 to September 30, 2001 and Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber same in account 025-020-1992-090. This sub-grant provides funding for personnel dedicated to working with the state's criminal justice information system and criminal history records improvements projects on behalf of the courts.

#34 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to TABLE the request of the Department of Justice to RETROACTIVELY enter into a sub-grant with the Strafford County Attorney in the amount of $18,000 retroactive from July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 and Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber same in account 025-020-1992-090. This sub-grant provides funding for a part-time prosecutor at the Strafford County Attorney's Office to prosecute drug-related cases arising from successful New Hampshire Drug Task Force investigations.

#35 Authorized the Department of Justice to enter into sub-grants with the agencies and in the amounts, from the period of Governor and Council approval through the dates as specified in letter of February 1, 2001. Further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber it in account 025-020-2002-090.

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#36 Authorized pursuant to section 305.02(c)(4) of the Manual of Procedures, the permanent assignment of a New Hampshire Retirement System vehicle to the Executive Director.

#37 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY pay an educational tuition cost for Norman Patenaude, Deputy Executive Director, for a course entitled "Cases in Public Management" in the amount of $621.00 from January 17, 2001 to May 9, 2001.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#38 Authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with the Safety & Health Council of New Hampshire in the amount of $4,600.00 through September 30, 2001 to enable the Council to coordinate and promote traffic safety activities for its membership. SOLE SOURCE

#39 Authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with the Safety & Health Council of New Hampshire in the amount of $10,000 through September 30, 2001 to conduct the "Operation Lifesaver" public relations and education campaign. SOLE SOURCE

BANKING DEPARTMENT

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to budget and expend funds from account 008, prior year unexpended revenues in the amount of $57,792 through June 30, 2001 and further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to adjust the FY 2001 budget for Account #010-072-2043, Consumer Credit Administration, as specified in letter of February 1, 2001.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#41 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to reclassify position #40489, Programs Technician, salary grade 18, to Technical Support Specialist I, salary grade 16. This position is currently vacant.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#41A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized the starting salary of the Health Care Policy Analyst Leslie J. Ludtke effective January 15, 2001 at Group O Maximum: $67,473.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#42 Authorized to accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $80.19 for travel expenses. Nancy Brockway, Commissioner will be traveling to Waltham, MA to attend the ISO New England, Inc., Joint Board of Directors/Advisory Committee meeting on March 7, 2001.

#43 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Colantuono and Wheeler voting NO, voted to accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $632.00 for travel expenses. Nancy Brockway, Commissioner, will be traveling to Miami, FL to attend the Institute for Infrastructure Finance, Americas Roundtable on March 8-9, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#44 Authorized to accept a donation of computer training books and materials from Mr. James Ramanek, State House Annex, Div. of Personnel, 25 Capitol Street, Concord, NH. The approximate value of the donation is $1,226.58.

#45 Authorized to add Lee R. Belanger Sr., 2 Wedgewood Circle #2, Hooksett, NH to the approved list of Correction Consultants. On June 21, 2000, Item #60, Governor and Council approved the total allocation for Corrections Consultants in the amount of $30,000 for Fiscal Year 2001.
(2) Further Authorized to adjust the total allocations for Corrections Consultants by increasing the allocation $4,500 for a new total of $34,500.

#46 Authorized to adjust the total allocation for Nurse Practitioner Consultants by $10,000 for a new total of $82,025. On December 20, 2000, Item #64A, Governor and Council approved the total allocation for Nurse Practitioner to be increased by $8,325 for a new total of $72,025. On June 21, 2000, Item 60, Governor and Council approved the total allocation for Nurse Practitioner Consultants in the amount of $63,700 for Fiscal Year 2001.
(2) Further Authorized to adjust the total allocation of or Substance Abuse Counseling Consultants by reducing the allocation by $10,000 for anew total of $-0-. On June 21, 2000, Item 60, Governor and Council approved the total allocation for Substance Abuse Counseling Consultants in the amount of $10,000 for Fiscal Year 2001.

#47 WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY

#48 Authorized to enter into a contract with Ray's Electric, 33 Jericho Road, Berlin, NH in the amount of $16,650 through April 1, 2001 for the installation of electrical wiring at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility.

#48A Authorized to pay $219,600.00 in overtime for permanent personal services out of salaries for vacant positions due to pending recruitment for the period October 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000. Funds have been expended from overtime allocations at a greater than anticipated rate and permission to transfer expenditures back to permanent personal services is requested.

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#49 Authorized to expend $40,825 collected from the uniform Certified Public Accountants examination for direct expenses of the examination. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to budget these expenses as specified in letter of January 30, 2001.

#50 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a agreement with Jeffrey Graham, CPA of Graham & Graham, 6 Main Street, Springfield, VT in an amount not to exceed $4,920.00 from October 1, 2000 to June 30, 2001 to investigate complaints of misconduct by certified public accountants and public accountants.

BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

#51 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to expend examination fees collected for examinations, related services, and supplies in the amount of $586.96 from Dental Board Licenses to Current expense as specified in letter January 29, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#52 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to issue a Special Use Permit to Hanscom's Truck Stop, Inc. for the sale of fuel to party boat operators at Rye Marine, Rye, New Hampshire through June 30, 2001 with a 2-year renewal option. The permit calls for a commission of $.08 per gallon on each gallon of fuel sold.

#53 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding with The Student Conservation Association, Inc./NH Parks AmeriCorps, through November 1, 2001 for the completing of various projects and assignments as assigned by the Department in exchange for the use of Spruce Pond Camp in Bear Brook State Park and the payment of $80,000.00. match for Federal Funding.

#54 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to reallocate the balance of $14,277.29 which was unexpended as of September 30, 2000 from a three year federal allotment for the Federal Fiscal Years October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002 under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Cooperative Lands-Forest Health Monitoring.
(2) Authorized the Division to receive and disburse these funds in the accounts as specified in letter of January 17, 2001 in the 2001 State Fiscal Year.

#55 Authorized to AMEND an agreement with The Nature Conservancy in the amount of $10,000.00 for a new total of $130,760.00 through June 30, 2001 to complete an assessment of the effects of the Ice Storm of 1998 on rare plant populations and natural communities.

#56 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to renew the membership for the 2000-2001 season with the White Mountains Attractions Association in the amount of $3,750.00. Further authorization is requested to participate in a co-op promotional program for an amount not to exceed $5,043.03. Total not to exceed $8,793.03.

#57 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to renew the membership for the 2001 season with the NH Campground Owner's Association in the amount of $6,152.00.

Item removed from Table

#83 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, voted to remove Item #83 which was tabled at the January 24, 2001 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, voted to approve the request of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award the grant under the Joint Promotional Program to the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Inc., in the amount of $25,000.00 with a completion date of June 30, 2001.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#58 Authorized to accept a $2,500.00 donation from Pemigewasset Fish and Game Club of Holderness, NH from the estate of Thomas B. Gadd.
(2) Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget these funds according to the exhibit in letter of January 23, 2001.

#59 Authorized to accept a $3,700.00 in-kind donation from Scot King (d/b/a King's Stone Masonry) for the Holderness Hunter Center.

#60 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $22,000.00 in federal funds and accept and expend a $5,000.00 donation from the Great Bay Stewards through June 30, 2001.
(2) Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget these according to the exhibit in letter of January 19, 2001.

#61 Authorized to enter into a contract with SEA Consultants, Inc., 10 Ferry Street,

#7, Concord, NH for an amount not to exceed $19,500.00 to provide architectural and engineering services. SOLE SOURCE

#62 Authorized to enter into a contract with AMSCO, Inc., Londonderry, NH for $4,425.00 effective upon approval of Governor and Executive Council for the purpose of constructing a cofferdam to enable the Department to construct a public boat access facility at Squam Lake in Holderness, NH. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#63 Authorized Air Resources Division to reclassify position #19737 from Air Pollution Control Engineer V, Labor Grade 27 to Administrator III, Labor Grade 30. The position is currently filled.

#64 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and the City of Manchester in the amount of $5,070,000 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Executive Council.

#65 Authorized the cancellation of the loan agreement between the Department and the Town of Peterborough in the amount of $400,000 approved by Governor and Council at their December 6, 2000 meeting.

#66 Authorized to accept $4,338 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the State Revolving Fund Program, through June 30, 2001. Authorized the use of $867 from account 030-044-9550-090 to provide the required 20% state match; these funds were appropriated by Chapter 309:1 Laws of 1995 for this purpose.
(2) Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget as specified in letter of January 18, 2001.

#67 Authorized Water Division to budget funds in account 010-044-4788 in the amount of $6,000 through June 30, 2001.
(2) Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget as specified in letter of January 18, 2001.

#68 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Gold Systems Inc., 2036 South, 1300 East Suite D, Salt Lake City, Utah in the amount of $5,000.00 through September 30, 2001 to import ambient and volunteer river data into the Environmental Protection Agency database called STORET. SOLE SOURCE

#69 Authorized Water Division to enter into a contract with the City of Laconia, 45 Beacon Street East, Laconia, NH in the amount of $5,950.00 through June 30, 2003 for cleaning siphon river crossing pipes and vactor service at 7 locations within the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program's sewerage system.

#70 Authorized to enter into a contract agreement with Belleau Lake Property Owners' Association for the purpose of aquatic weed control effective upon Governor and Council approval.
(2) Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber $6,400.00 from account 010-044-1430-090-0415.

#71 Authorized to enter into a contract agreement with Aquatic Control Technology, Inc. for the purpose of aquatic weed control effective upon Governor and Council approval.
(2) Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber $9,350.00 from account 010-044-1430-090-0515.

#72 Authorized to enter into a matching grant with Captains Pond Protective Association, Inc. for the purpose of aquatic weed control effective upon Governor and Council approval.
(2) Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber $7,425.00 from account 010-044-1430-090-0415.

#73 Authorized to enter into agreements with each of the nine Regional Planning Agencies in New Hampshire and the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, for a total of $54,191.00 through December 31, 2001 in order to implement water quality planning programs as required by Section 604(b) of the federal Clean Water Act.
(2) Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber funds for the grantees and in the amounts as listed in letter of February 2, 2001 from Account 025-044-2020-09200515.

#74 Authorized Water Division to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a grant agreement with Merrimack Village District PO Box 1949, Merrimack, NH through May 1, 2001. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#75 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, Department of Public Works, 680 Peverly Hill Road, Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $7,170.00 through June 30, 2001. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting services to encumber $7,170.00 from Federal Funds in Account #010-044-1511-090.

#76 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water Street, Exeter, NH in the amount of $9,600.00 through December 31, 2001 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber funds in the amount of $9,600.00 in account 025-044-4718-092-0515.

#77 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with LifeWise Community Projects, Inc., 124 Glade Path, Hampton, NH in the amount of $15,000.00 through June 30, 2002 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber funds in the amount of $15,000.00 in account 025-044-4718-092-0515.

#78 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a contract with Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, 438 Dubuque Street, Manchester, NH retroactive to December 31, 2000 through December 31, 2001. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#79 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement [Initially approved on September 29, 1998], with the New Hampshire Department of Resources and Economic Development, 172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH retroactive to December 31, 2000 through December 31, 2001. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#80 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a contract with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, Nashua, NH retroactive to December 31, 2000 through June 30, 2001. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Administration

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#81 Authorized to reclassify position 9T010 from Secretary II, salary grade 8, to Audit Technician, salary grade 10. This position is currently vacant.

#82 Authorized Office of Medicaid to enter into an Agreement with The Granite State Independent Living Foundation, Concord, NH in the amount of $402,800 through June 30, 2001 for health planning services.
(2) Authorized the Department to make payment of the agreement amount upon Governor and Council approval of this Agreement and upon actual receipt of the federal grant dollars. SOLE SOURCE

Office of Community & Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#83 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY pay SFY 2000 expenses from SFY 2001 funds for the employees: Daniel Hubbard $75.25/010-090-5230-070 Public Health Labs In State Travel and Dennis Penski $371.68/010-090-5497-070 Health Risk Assessment In State Travel.

#84 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the University of Massachusetts, Jamaica Plain, MA in an amount not to exceed $616,042 through June 30, 2003 for newborn metabolic screening.

#85 Authorized Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care to enter into a contract with Emily E, Beaulieu, Madison, NH in an amount not to exceed $20,000. through June 30, 2003 for nurse practitioner loan repayment.

#86 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to enter into a consultant agreement with John Bernard, Manchester, NH in the amount of $25,800 through June 30, 2002 for The Early Hearing and Detection Intervention Project and The Adolescent Health Strategic Planning Project.

Office of Family Services

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#87 Authorized to AMEND the contract number 620187 with Attorney Lauren Vallari, 244 North Main Street, Concord, NH [Initially approved on June 21, 2000 (Item #174)], by increasing the price limitation by $11,286.00 from $10,122.00 to $21,408.00 through June 30, 2001.

#88 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division of Children, Youth and Families to AMEND an agreement with the University of New Hampshire [Initially approved on May 10, 2000 (Item #87)], by increasing the contract amount by $42,089.00 to a new price limitation of $251,261.00 through June 30, 2002 for an educational partnership and AMEND the budget as submitted to reflect the increase as specified in letter of January 4, 2001.

#89 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with the University of New Hampshire to provide consultant services in the amount of $4,200.00 through June 30, 2001. Funds for this agreement are available in the SFY 2001 Account #025-048-9250-090-0285.

#90 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $89,090.00 through February 28, 2002 to provide Congregate Housing Services. Funds for these services are available as specified in letter of January 12, 2001.

#91 Authorized Glencliff Home for the Elderly to accept and expend $930 from donations for the time period October 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000, as specified in letter dated January 17, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#92 Authorized to accept and expend $5,000 from Most Reverend John McCormack, Roman Catholic Bishop, Manchester, NH as specified in letter dated January 5, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#93 Authorized to accept and expend $250 from the Episcopal Diocese of NH, Bishops Discretionary Account, Concord, NH as specified in letter dated December 29, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#94 Authorized to AMEND a contract with Northeast Energy Services, Inc., 111 Speen Street, Framingham, MA [Initially approved on November 9, 2000 (Item #120)], by changing the language in Exhibit 5, paragraph one from, "The unit energy cost applied to the energy savings will be based on the current utility rates, with floor energy prices set by the baseline rate information, presented in Section 2-B of the Detailed Energy Audit." to "The unit energy cost applied to the energy savings will be based on the baseline rate information, presented in Section 2 of the Detailed Energy Audit" through June 30, 2001. No additional funding is required with this request.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#95 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to accept, with thanks, the list of monies, as specified in letter of January 31, 2001, totaling $13,387.63 received during the period of October 1, 2000 to December 31, 2000, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#96 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $12,000 from the US Department of Education through June 30, 2001 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to establish Account No. 025-056-3273 with the budget, as specified in letter of January 29, 2001, according to the State Financial Year with authority to adjust through the Budget Office, if needed and justified, between the State Fiscal Year and the Federal Fiscal Year.

#97 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture in the amount of $397,181.83 through June 30, 2001 in account 025-056-4060 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to establish the budget as specified in letter of January 29, 2001.

#98 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to conduct a one-day Best Schools Leadership Institute Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 semi-annual progress meeting to be held at the Center of New Hampshire, Holiday Inn, Manchester, NH on March 15, 2001 at a total cost not to exceed $8,603.62 to be charge to account number 010-056-6019-097.
(2) Authorized to enter into a contract with The Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH to provide appropriate meeting space and meals for said training sessions on March 15, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $8,026.78 which is part of the total cost in the item above.

#99 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to conduct a one-day semi-annual Best Schools Leadership Institute Cohort 1 and Cohort 2 progress meeting to be held at the Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center, Waterville Valley, NH on March 6, 2001 at a total cost not to exceed $10,412.80 to be charge to account number 010-056-6019-097.
(2) Authorized to enter into a contract with the Waterville Valley Resort & Conference Center, Waterville Valley, NH to provide appropriate meeting space and meals for said semi-annual meeting on March 6, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $8,335.90 which is part of the total cost in the item above.

#100 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with Learning Innovations, a Division of WestEd, Stoneham, MA in an amount not to exceed $350,000.00 through June 30, 2002 to provide consultation and technical assistance to the NH Best Schools Initiative chargeable to account 010-056-6019-097.

#101 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with Sonia Caus Gleason, sole proprietor, Boston, MA in an amount not to exceed $9,500.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide facilitation services. SOLE SOURCE
(2) Authorized to exercise a renewal option of this contract for up to one additional fiscal year, subject to the contractors acceptable performance of the terms therein.
(3) Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.

#102 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services to enter into a contract with Impact Strategies, Weare, NH in an amount not to exceed $60,000 through September 30, 2002 to provide training and development of best practices for the Vocational Rehabilitation service delivery system.

#103 Authorized to enter into a contract with Judy T. Constatian in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00 through October 30, 2001 to provide legal consultative services in matters pertaining to the Bureau of Credentialing.

#104 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with New England College, Henniker, NH in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 through June 30, 2001 to conduct the student leadership development program for the Best Schools Initiative.

#105 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized HIV/Health Program, Professional Development Bureau, to grant funds in accordance with the terms of cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA, and the New Hampshire State Department of Education to Creative Classrooms, Inc., Raymond, NH in an amount not to exceed $20,422 through December 15, 2001.

#106 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized HIV/Health Program, Professional Development Bureau, to grant funds in accordance with the terms of a cooperative agreement between the Centers for Disease Control, US Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, GA and the New Hampshire State Department of Education through November 30, 2001 to the eligible non-profit recipients Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH in the amount of $7,750.00 and Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH in the amount of $14,690.00.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#107 Authorized to reclassify the position of Program Specialist III, position #40283, Labor Grade 22, A000, to a TDC Manager (Director of Training and Business Development), LG 28, A000, at the Manchester Community Technical College.

#108 Authorized to extend the program for the Space Grant Program funded by the University System of New Hampshire from February 28, 2001 to February 28, 2002.

#109 Authorized NHCTC-Nashua Campus to enter into a service agreement with Spectrum Floors, Inc., 1600 Candia Road, Suite #9, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $5,620.00 through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of installing new carpeting in room #100, Learning Center Classroom.

#110 Authorized NHCTC-Nashua Campus to enter into a service agreement with MD Wallboard Co., Inc., 195R Central Street, Hudson, NH in an amount not to exceed $9,600.00 through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of installing partitions in room #100, Learning Center Classroom.

#111 Authorized New Hampshire Technical Institute to AMEND contract #620237 with Northeast Energy Services, Inc., d/b/a NORESCO, 111 Speen Street, Framingham, MA [Initially approved on June 21, 2000 (Late Item #D)], by extending the construction date from February 22, 2001 to May 1, 2001. No additional funding is required with this request.
(2) Authorized to change the language in Exhibit 5, paragraph one from, "The unit energy cost applied to the energy savings will be based on the current utility rates, with floor energy prices set by the baseline rate information, presented in Section 2 of the Detailed Energy Audit." to "The unit energy cost applied to the energy savings will be based on the baseline rate information, presented in Section 2 of the Detailed Energy Audit."
(3) Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to liquidate the encumbrance of $89,800.00 for the first payment of CE 620238 fiscal year 2001 and encumber funds, in the amount of $89,800.00, for fiscal year 2010.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#112 Authorized to accept a donation of two ferret robot bomb disposal units from the Vermont State Police. The units are valued at a total of $10,000.00.

#113 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify position #10614 Data Entry Operator III labor grade 7 to Business Systems Analyst I, salary grade 27.

#114 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a grant for the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled "EMS Training Equipment" in the amount of $17,209.30 through September 30, 2001 with the funds budgeted as specified in letter of February 1, 2001.

#115 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend additional grant funds from the State of NH, Department of Justice in the amount of $62,173 entitled "AFIS LSS to local RMS Interfacing through September 30, 2001 with the funds budgeted as specified in letter of January 24, 2001.

#116 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, voted to TABLE the request of the Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled "State Police Sobriety Checkpoints" in the amount of $27,947.16 and should be budgeted as specified in letter of January 31, 2001.

#117 Authorized Division of State Police to restore 123.44 hours sick leave to Trooper First Class Gary J. Waldron.

#118 Authorized Division of Safety Services to approve the permit application for renewal of Blueberry Shores Campground located on Newfound Lake in Bristol, NH as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Blueberry Shores Campground had been previously issued a permit for 48 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 48 moorings.

#119 Authorized Division of Safety Services to approve the permit application for renewal of Leeward Shores Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonboro, NH 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. Leeward Shores Association had been previously issued a permit for 5 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 5 moorings.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#120 Authorized to reclassify three positions: #19961 Word Processor Operator 1, labor grade 8 to Civil Engineer IV, labor grade 26 and transfer from the Bureau of Public Works to the Bureau of Highway Design; #19670 Reproducing Operator, labor grade 7, to Coordinator of Environmental Impact Evaluations, labor grade 25 and transfer from the Bureau of Finance and Contracts to the Bureau of Environment and #20020 Audit Technician, labor grade 10 to an Accountant IV, labor grade 22.

#121 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY increase the salary step for Lyle W. Knowlton, Director of Operations, Group P, step 3 ($69,743) to Group P, step 4 ($73,172) retroactive to January 19, 2001.

#122 Authorized to continue membership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Department 5051, Washington, DC for the calendar year.
(2) Further authorized to encumber funds totaling $20,870 from Account 015-096-3038-026-0251.

#123 Authorized to accept and place on file the "Informational Item" Equipment Acquisition Plan Status Report for the period ending December 31, 2000.

#124 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period December 21, 2000 through January 23, 2001.

#125 Authorized to accept and place on file the "Informational Item" the Contemplated Awards List for amounts less than $5,000 for the two time periods extending from April 1, 2000 through June 30, 2000 and July 1, 2000 through September 30, 2000.

#126 Authorized to enter into a consolidated purchase with the Federal Highway Administration, 6300 Georgetown Pike, McLean, VA in a total amount not to exceed $50,000.00.
(2) Further to encumber $50,000.00 against this purchase from the appropriation account no. 015-096-3060- 090-0415, SPR charge X-1A40.

#127 Authorized contract with Zero Waste and Recycling Services, Inc., 74 River Road, Bow, NH to provide rubbish disposal services at the Nashua Welcome Center on the Central Turnpike for the period January 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.
(2) Further to encumber $18,176.25 for the cost of services in the contract from the appropriation account Number 017-096-7027-020-0261.

#128 Authorized to pay the Wayfarer Inn, 121 South River Road, Bedford, NH an amount not to exceed $27,000.00 for the costs of the facility and food to hold the Tri-State Transportation Safety Conference on March 28-29, 2001.
(2) Further to encumber $27,000.00 from account 015-096-3060-090-0252.

#129 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Corzilius, Matuszewski, Krause Architects, PA, 603 Beech Street, Manchester, NH for a Lump Sum Price of $857,366.00 for Professional Services for Design of the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction of the Walker Building, NH Hospital Campus, Pleasant Street, Concord, NH.
(2) Further approve a contingency in the amount of $42,900.00 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.
(3) Further that the Comptroller be authorized to encumber the amount of $900,266.00 from the Appropriation Account Number 030-014-0192-090-0114.

#130 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the State of Vermont for the rehabilitation of US Rte. 302 bridge over the Connecticut River between Haverhill, New Hampshire and Newbury, Vermont. The Agreement covers the construction of the project.

#131 Authorized to enter into 3 contracts for statewide geotechnical exploration services having a total combined contract amount not to exceed $750,000.00 with Maine Test Borings, Inc., Brewer Lake Road, Brewer, Maine for a total fee not to exceed $300,000.00, Capital Environmental Drilling Services, Inc., 150 Concord Stage Road, Dunbarton, New Hampshire for a total fee not to exceed $250,000.00 and Great Works Pump & Test Boring, Inc., 675 Main Street, Rollinsford, New Hampshire for a total fee not to exceed $200,000.00.
(2) Further Authorized to encumber the total sum of $750,000.00 against the Department's Consolidated Federal Aid Account Number 015-096-3054-090-0104.
(3) Effective on the date of approval by the Governor and Council with a final completion date of December 30, 2002.

#132 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Edwards & Kelcey, Inc., Manchester, NH for a Lump Sum Fee not to exceed $351,402.95.
(2) Further Authorized to encumber the sum of $351,402.95 against the Department's State Planning and Research Account No. 015-096-3060-090-0104 in the amounts of FY 2001 $240,000.00/FY 2-002 $111,402.92.

#133 Authorized to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Boston and Maine Corporation to acquire a parcel of land in Woodsville for a price not to exceed $33,300.
(2) Further Authorized to transfer ownership of the property to the Town of Haverhill and accept funds from the Town of Haverhill in an amount not to exceed $5,160.
(3) Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the $33,300 from the Appropriation Accounts: 015-096-3054-090 - $25,800, Consolidated Federal Aid and 030-096-9938-090 - $7,500, Purchase of Rail Properties.

#134 Authorized to approve contract with R.M. Piper, Inc., Plymouth, NH on the basis of a single bid of $1,959,347.30 for the rehabilitation and widening of the existing bridge over the Winnipesaukee River and associated roadway approach work.
(2) Further Authorized to encumber the amount of $1,959,347.30 from Bridge Replacement, Appropriation Account #015-095-3078-090-0309.
(3) Further that a contingency in the amount of $195,934.73 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.
(4) Effective upon approval of Governor and Council and the final date of completion is June 28, 2002.

#135 Authorized to approve contract with Victor Virgin Construction Corp, Franklin, NH on the basis of a low bid of $268,637.00. This contract consists of roadway and sidewalk construction on Monument Square, Main Street, Ash Street and Broad Street.
(2) Further Authorized to encumber the amount of $268,637.00 from Consolidated Federal Aid Appropriation Account #015-096-3054-090-0309.
(3) Further that a contingency in the amount of $25,863.70 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.
(4) Effective upon Governor and Council approval with a final date of completion of August 17, 2001.

#136 Authorized contract with Weaver Bros., Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,174,038.10. This contract provides for reconstruction of NH Route 3A .
(2) Further to encumber the amount of $1,174,038.10 from Consolidated Federal Aid Appropriation Account 015-096-3054-090-0309.
(3) Further that a contingency in the amount of $117,403.81 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.
(4) Effective upon approval by Governor and Council with a final date of completion of May 24, 2002.

#137 Authorized to AMEND the existing agreement with The Architectural Studio, Lower Shaker Village, Box 20, Enfield, NH for professional services for the architectural design and construction documents, and on-site observation for various projects as necessary and required by the Department.
(2) Further AMEND to increase the not-to-exceed figure by $50,000.00 to $125,000.00 and will be in effect through December 31, 2003.

#138 Authorized to AMEND the existing agreement with Oak Point Associates, 73 Court Street, Portsmouth, NH for professional services for the architectural design and construction documents, and on-site observation for various projects as necessary and required by the Department.
(2) Further AMEND to increase the not-to-exceed figure by $50,000.00 to $125,000.00 and will be in effect through December 31, 2003.

#139 TUITION REQUESTS

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Guy T. Schafer, Professor, in the course entitled "Unix System Programming".

B. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Gilford, NH, the sum of $1,010.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joseph McPhail, System Development Specialist IV, in the courses entitled "Intro to Accounting and Financial Report I" and "Intro to Accounting and Financial Report II".

C. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott A. Vittner, Assistant Vending Stand Coordinator, in the course entitled "The Family".

D. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Principles of Marketing".

E. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathy Ann LaBonte, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Statistics".

F. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Vaillancourt, Field Representative, in the course entitled "Macroeconomics".

G. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT- Request permission to pay New Hampshire College Continuing Education, Manchester, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janice Wing, Business Administrator I, in the course entitled "Public Speaking ".

H. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,080.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dawn Landry, Paralegal I, in the courses entitled "Social & Political Philosophy" and "State & Local Government".

I. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay University of Dundee, Scotland, UK, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Allen, Nurse Specialist, in the internet course entitled "Nursing Education".

J. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,188.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carolinda B. Andersen, Accountant IV, in the course entitled "Human Behavior Organization".

K. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret D. LaBrecque, Accountant III, in the course entitled "American Politics".

L. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,245.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling George P. Tsiopras, Business Administrator IV, in the course entitled "Multinational Corporate Environment".

M. RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $823.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Angie Duffy, Accountant II, in the courses entitled "Sr. Business Seminar" and "Auditing Ethics".

N. RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melanie Orr, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Computer Information Systems".

O. RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $832.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tracey Wells, Senior Accounting Technician, in the courses entitled "Intermediate Accounting II" and "Oral Communication".

P. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay NH College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $594.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diana Smestad, Accountant IV, in the course entitled "Technology for Teachers".

#140 TRAVEL REQUESTS

A. BANKING - Request permission for (1) employee, Carol L. Eldridge, Legal Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Washington DC, on March 17 - 23, 2001, to attend the Mortgage Regulator Fraud School. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,200.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Carol L. Eldridge. Total Cost: $1,970.00. Source of Funds: 100% Agency Income, Bank Exams and Assessment Fees. Registration Fee: $500.00

B. EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Rosemary Prescott, Program Coordinator of the Sight Services for Independent Living Program, or designee, to travel to Washington DC, on March 12 - 18, 2001, to attend the Older Blind Independent Living Program Project Directors' Meeting and Josephine Taylor Leadership Institute. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1863.33 IS REQUESTED FOR Rosemary Prescott. Total Cost: $1,992.83. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $525.00

C. TREASURY - Request permission for (1) employee, Michael J. Norris, Chief Deputy State Treasurer, or designee, to travel to Scottsdale, AZ, on February 25 - 28, 2001, to attend the Unclaimed Property Administrators Training Seminar. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $700.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Michael J. Norris. Total Cost: $1,050.00. Source of Funds: 100% Abandoned Property Funds. No Registration Fees.

LATE ITEMS

A. DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION-Bureau of Rail and Transit
Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from USDOT for $981,076. Also to enter into agreement with Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Boston, MA for engineering and planning services in amount not to exceed $1,118,571 for the Lowell, Mass.-Nashua commuter rail extension.

B. DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Authorized Working Capital Warrant No. 01-08 in the amount of $430,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of March 2001

C. DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Authorized to pay NH Technical Institute an additional $165. tuition for Pat Lessieur to attend a Computer Information Systems course.

D. BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY. See after Item 1.

Remove from Table

Item #83 Resources and Economic Development. See after Item #57.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday, March 14, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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