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February 17, 1999
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
February 17,1999
10:30 a.m.
#5

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of February 3, 1999.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 3, 1999 meeting.

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

The following should be corrected on your minutes of September 29, 1998:

ITEM REMOVED from TABLE

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
#156 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, voted to remove Item #156 which was tabled at the September 16, 1998 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, voted to approve with Councilor Streeter NO, contract with Nelson Communications, Inc., Tamworth, NH for $150,000 through June 30, 1999 to construct a radio tower and associated communications buildings on land owned by Tenney Mountain as part of the new State Police radio system project. SOLE SOURCE

The Governor and Executive Council accepted the following resignation:

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
John Buckley, Dover
Alternate Member Rep. Public
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Reason: Confirmed as regular member of this Board

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

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Everett Howland, North Woodstock
Elected official
Effective: February 4, 1999
Reason: Personal

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Frances E. Laurent, Westmoreland
Effective: February 5, 1999
Reason: Personal

The Governor nominated the following:

DIVISION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH & FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Kay W. Wagner, Portsmouth
Rockingham County
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2001

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Eve E. Eisenbise, Hooksett
Law Enforcement
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

Alan Robichaud, Gilford
Alumni Member
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Michael Power, Contoocook
Labor
Succeeding: James Casey, Dover
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2002

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Karl Mindemann, Dublin
Public Member
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 22, 2002

Henry Swan, Lyme
Forest Products/Timberland Owners
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 10, 2002

FIRE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION
Karl J. Berardi, Bedford
NH Permanent Firemen's Association
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 15, 2002

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
Robert J. Englund, MD, Keene
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 1, 2002

OIL FUND DISBURSEMENT FUND
Wesley J. Colby, Laconia
Public Member
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 1, 2002

PENALTY APPEALS BOARD
Edward F. Patch, Bow
Attorney-Chairman
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 20, 2001

JOINT PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULARY BOARD
James J. Galeota, Rollinsford
Pharmacologist
Succeeding: Emery Johnson, Windham (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 12, 2004

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
Bruce K. Johnson, Gilford
Alt. Member of Public
Succeeding: John Buckley, Dover (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 13, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Henry W. Coulombe, Berlin
Hunting
Succeeding: Robert Ordway, Loudon
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 27, 2001

DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Robert W. Greer, Contoocook
Nominated by the Commissioner
Reapointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary:: $74,381 (group Q, maximum)
TERM: February 28, 2002

The Governor confirmed the following:

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS
Thomas F. Jordan, Manchester
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: January 28, 2002

Anne C. May, Gonic
Public Member
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: January 28, 2002

ATHLETIC TRAINERS GOVERNING BOARD
Carol Burney, Penacook
Public Member
Vacancy
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 17, 2001

BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Ronald D. Stowers, Derry
Public Member
Succeeding: May Casten, Derry (reached term limit)
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: December 28, 2003

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Daniel Dagesse, Gorham
Business and Industry
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 17, 2003

Stephen Guyer, Gilford
High School Vocational Director
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 17, 2003

Fritz Koeppel, Jackson
Business and Industry
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 17, 2001

James B. Snodgrass, Concord
Community Service Sector
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 17, 2003

Thomas E. Wilhelmsen, Hollis
Business and Industry
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 17, 2001

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
William J. Schubert, Goffstown
Attorney
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 15, 2003

Timothy S. Wheelock, Portsmouth
Attorney
Succeeding: Peirre O. Caron, Bedford (resigned)
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: November 15, 1999

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Charles P. Puksta, Claremont
Public Member
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: January 22, 2002

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Ann M. Logan, Amherst
District 5
Vacancy
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: January 31, 2004

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Scott W. Carrigan, Exeter
Fire Instructors and Officers Association of NH
Succeeding: Henry Munroe, Pembroke
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 15, 2002

Charles Chalk, Merrimack
Fire Prevention Society
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 14, 2002

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
David N. Page, Nashua
Lay Person
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: January 1, 2002

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Mildred A. Beach, Wolfeboro
Rep. Tourism Industry
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: August 1, 2001

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Edward H. Moquin, Bedford
Public Member
Vacancy
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: February 17, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY BOARD
Kenneth L. Cox, Hopkinton
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: January 9, 2003

WATER COUNCIL
Ray S. Cowan, Loudon
Recreational Interests
Reapointment
Effective: February 17, 1999
TERM: December 16, 2002

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to enter into an agreement with North Country Council, Inc. Cottage at the Rocks, Glessner Road, Bethlehem, NH in the amount of $31,680 and authorized an initial payment of $8,000 through December 31, 2000. The purposes of the project improvements are to construct a safe pedestrian access across the Saco River and to improve the facilities for tourists visiting this site.

#2 Authorized to enter into an agreement with White Mountain Attractions, PO Box 176, North Woodstrock, NH in the amount of $40,000 through December 31, 1999. The purpose of the agreement is the promotion of tourism in the White Mountains.

#3 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $2,000 through June 30, 1999 for the purpose of carrying out activities under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program.

#4 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, in the amount of $350,000 through June 30, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Funds that will be used to implement water system improvements in the Elm Street Cooperative Mobile Home Park.

#5 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Charlestown, NH in the amount of $12,000 through December 31, 1999. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Funds to conduct a preliminary design and develop cost estimates for the construction of a new senior center facility.

#6 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Troy, NH in the amount of $350,000 through June 30, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Funds to assist Southwestern Community Services, Inc., with the acquisition and rehabilitation of three residential properties located in the center of Troy to be occupied by low and moderate income elderly households.

#7 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack County, NH in the amount of $29,705 through June 30, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Funds to assist Merrimack Valley Daycare Service with physical improvements to the North Fruit Street Facility.

#8 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Sullivan County, NH, [initially approved on October 23, 1996 (Late Item #B)], to extend the time period an additional three years from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2002 and to extend the loan agreement amount by $150,000 from $195,000.00 for a new total of $345,000.00, distributed after periodic compliance review in one year increments.

#9 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with the Town of Conway, NH, [initially approved on October 9, 1996 (Item #6)], to extend the time period an additional three years from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2002 and to extend the loan agreement amount by $150,000 from $215,000.00 for a new total of $365,000.00, distributed after periodic compliance renew in one year increments.

#10 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with the City of Concord, NH [initially approved on February 18, 1998 (Item #16)], by creating a new activity, "Acquisition and Disposition", and transferring $32,000 from "Rehabilitation-Residential" to Acquisition and Disposition". No additional state for federal funds are required by this action.

#11 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with the Town of Haverhill, NH [Initially approved on July 18, 1997, Agenda 7], by changing the completion date from December 31, 1998 to June 30, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#12 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission [initially approved on June 25, 1997, (Item #5)], by changing the completion date from December 31, 1998 to June 30, 1999. No additional state for federal funds are required by this action.

#13 Authorized to AMEND the existing agreement with the Town of Newmarket [Initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #15)], by changing the end date from March 31, 1999 to June 30, 1999. No additional funds are required by this action.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

#14 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation funds in the amount of $125,149 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through June 30, 2000.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive acted as follows:

#15 Authorized to issue a Working Warrant in the amount of $230,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of March 1999.

#16 Authorized list of agency transfers for the Fiscal Year 1999 during the month of January 1999.

#17 Authorized to accept and place on file the Department's report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of October 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998, as requested by Governor and Council.

#18 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to RETROACTIVELY enter into agreement with the Rockingham County Sheriff Department in an amount not to exceed $16,000. The term of the Agreement commenced on January 1, 1999 and ends on December 31, 2000 for security services at the Rockingham County Courthouse.

#19 Authorized Division of Plant & Property Management to AMEND an existing contract with CELLCO PARTNERSHIP, d/b/a BELL ATLANTIC NYNEX MOBILE, Woburn, MA for cellular telecommunications. This amendment will extend the termination date six months from February 19, 1999 to August 18, 1999.

#20 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications to increase the Bureau's fleet by three. These vehicles are for use by the Mapping and Addressing Unit of the Bureau to allow the Field Verification Personnel to travel around the state in order to assist local communities in the complex task of field verification of addressing/telephone database information.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#21 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a second renewal with Waste Management of NH, Inc., 97 Rochester Neck Road, Gonic, NH, for rubbish removal at Pease Air National Guard Base, Newington, NH for the period October 1, 1998-September 30, 1999 at an estimated cost of $16,000.00. [Initially approved on September 18, 1996 (Item #42)], allowing for three renewals, subject to Governor and Council approval, providing the annual cost does not exceed $18,500.00].

#22 Authorized the nomination for promotion of Lieutenant Colonel James R. O'Rourke, 97 Montelona Road, Goffstown, NH to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#23 Authorized the nomination for promotion of Lieutenant Colonel John R. Herrin, 5 Pimlico Court, Bedford, NH to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#24 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $111,689.65 as indicated in letter of February 4, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized to accept and place on file the Animal Population Control Program's Annual Report.

#26 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to TABLE the request of the Division of Pesticide Control, to enter into a sole source contract with Deborah S. Polakowksi, Design Right Software, LLC, 36 Stark Lane, Dunbarton, NH in an amount not to exceed $3,055.00 to provide computer software modification services during the period from Governor and Council approval through a period of three months. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#27 Authorized Medicaid Fraud Control Unit to accept a free upgrade of previously purchased software from Access Data Corporation from Provo, Utah. The value of this upgrade is $1,245.00.

#28 FAILED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Griffin, Councilor Streeter, and Councilor Colantuono all voting NO, FAILED to authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $77,986 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through September 30, 2000. (2) Authorize to enter into a continuation contract for $22,000 with the contractor previously hired to support the Attorney General's Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect Program, Cynthia Hambrook, PO Box 92, Center Sandwich, NH. SOLE SOURCE

#29 Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $389,637 from the U.S. Department of Justice through June 30, 2002.

#30 Authorized to enter into grants through September 30, 2000 and further authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber the same as indicated in letter of February 3, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#31 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Division of Libraries, to award Library Service and Technology Act, Title III grants, in the amount of $15,349.00 upon Governor and Council approval to the school and public libraries indicated in letter of February 3, 1999.

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

#32 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to enter into a contract with The Troupe, a Division of Ortho Tec Corporation, PO Box 67, 3 Industrial Drive, Windham, NH to produce music, sound effects, graphics and original art for the Christia McAuliffe Planetarium's newest show, "Destination: Mars". The Troupe's services are for the period February 17, 1999 through March 4, 1999 in the amount not to exceed $10,000.00. SOLE SOURCE
A roll call vote was requested by the Governor, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - No:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - No.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#33 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $571.00 for travel related expenses for Commissioner Nancy Brockway to travel to the Center for Business Intelligence, Electric Asset Valuation Conference in Kissimmee, Fl., with the cost of transportation and lodging paid for by CBI.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $1,700,000.00 through February 5, 2000 from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Division as the second year funding of three year One-Stop Career Centers Implementation Grant Award.

#35 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with J.J. Carter Trucking in the amount of $12,000 through June 30, 1999 for snow plowing and removal services at NHES's Portsmouth Job and Information Center.

#36 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into agreements with other NH State Agencies and the NH Job Training Council in an amount not to exceed $40,000.00 in total for services to be provided in support of NHES's One-Stop Career Center Implementation Grant award from the U. S. Department of Labor.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#37 Authorized to accept, with thanks, a 1997 model Power Rider exercise equipment. Included with the donation are a videocassette and an owner's manual describing how the machine functions. Bernadette Brauns, an employee at the Laconia Facility, made the donation. The estimated value of the equipment is $99.

#38 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Youth Development Services, 1056 North River Road, Manchester, NH in the estimated amount of $27,594. For the period January 1, 1999 through June 30, 1999, to provide Prescriptions and Pharmaceutical Consulting Services.

#39 Authorized to AMEND ACA "Re-accreditation Contract and Addendum

#1 [Initially approved on September 29, 1998 (Item #70)], to increase the total cost from $28,240.10 to $32,700.00, and increase of $4,479.90. The New Hampshire State Prison for Men was inadvertently omitted from the original request.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to purchase 3.78 acres of land in the City of Rochester, NH from Baxter Lake Flowage Association for $5,000.00. (2) Authorized "Donation Agreement" between Baxter Lake Flowage Association and the State of New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a Cost-Share Agreement 1999 with the USDA Forest Service for coordination of the preparation of an environmental analysis and accompanying Environmental Impact Statement for a land exchange between the State of New Hampshire and the Forest Service through September 30, 2000.

#42 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Trails Bureau to accept an expend federal funds of $472,741 from the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Recreational Trails Program for the federal fiscal year ending September 30, 1999.

#43 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to reallocate the balance of $24,383.98 which was unexpended as of September 30, 1998 from a two year federal allotment for the Federal Fiscal Years October 1, 1997-September 30, 1999.

#44 FAILED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Colantuono, Councilor Streeter, and Councilor Griffin all voting NO, FAILED to authorize to enter into an agreement with CTM Brochure Display, Inc. of Woburn, MA in the amount of $14,000.00 through June 30, 1999 for distribution of the New Hampshire Guidebook and the New Hampshire Visitor's Guide. SOLE SOURCE

#45 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into an agreement with Emmanuel Marceau of Colebrook, NH in the amount of $5,000.00 for the development of a Forest Stewardship Plan of his property located in Colebrook, NH as a result of the Januarys 1998 ice storm.

#46 Authorized to sell approximately one acre of land at Craney Hill State Forest in Henniker by competitive sealed bid, with a minimum bid price of $30,000. (2) Authorized to convey an access easement at Craney Hill State Forest to For-Trucks, Inc.

#47 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to transfer 0.3 acres of land at the northerly end of the salt storage area off South Main and Langdon Streets in Concord to the Department of Transportation.

#48 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter and Councilor Griffin voting NO, Office of Travel and Tourism to AMEND the contract with Barradas, Yeaton & Wold, Inc. of Portsmouth, NH for the period from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1999 by increasing the funding by $200,000.00 for a new total of $1,577,000.00 for advertising and promotion services, involving broadcast and print media, literature design and production for the Office of Travel and Tourism Development and the Bureau of Ski Operations. SOLE SOURCE

#49 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into a Grant-in-Aid construction contract with the Umbagog Snowmobile Club in the amount of $5,000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#50 Authorized to accept funds in the amount of $157,230 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as authorized under Section 103 of the Federal Clean Air Act through April 17, 2000.

#51 Authorized Air Resources Division to budget unallocated FY 99 State Permit and Title V Permit Fee funds under the provision of RSA 125-C:12, in the combined amount of $460,000 through June 30, 1999.

#52 Authorized Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget funds in the amount of $950,000 through June 30, 1999 for the purposes of reimbursement to owners of facilities for fuel oil discharge cleanup under the provisions of RSA 146:E:6.

#53 Authorized Water Division to enter into a contract for $7,890.00 with Lucas Tree Experts, PO Box 616, Plymouth, NH for tree and brush removal along interceptor sewer lines in Northfield, NH.

#54 Authorized, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, to enter into a contract with Sushil S. Dixit, 630 Forest Hill Drive, Kingston, Ontario, K7M5B6, in the amount of $26,400.00 through December 31, 2000.

#55 Authorized to AMEND a maintenance agreement with Hewlett-Packard Company in the amount of $7,139.39 for the period April 15, 1999 through September 30, 1999. This would amend the total contract from $34,709.76 to $41,849.15.

#56 Authorized to AMEND an existing contract [Initially approved on 11/6/97 (Item #46A) with Voyager Systems, Inc., Pine Tree Place, 360 Route 101 Suite 1501, Bedford, NH for applications and database conversion, through June 30, 1999. This is a time extension request; no new funds are involved.

#57 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and the City of Portsmouth in the amount of $288,000 from the State Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of financing the design and construction of a new corrosion control system.

#58 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and the City of Portsmouth in the amount of $360,000 from the State Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of financing the design and construction of a new water booster station for their water distribution system.

#59 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department of Environmental Services and the City of Portsmouth in the amount of $200,000 from the State Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of financing the repairs and improvements to the alum sludge lagoon.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#60 Authorized, with Councilor Griffin, and Councilor Streeter voting NO, Office of Information Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with Wang Corporation, Billerica, MA [Initially approved on June 19, 1996 (Item #150) and amended on March 18, 1998 (Item #67)], by increasing the total price limitation by $37,067 from $784,529 to $821,596, effective retroactive to July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

#61 Authorized the Department as administrator of the Social Security Program, to AMEND the agreement between the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Hinsdale, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.

#62 Authorized the Division of Family Assistance, on behalf of the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to RETROACTIVELY make payment for renewal of an agency membership in the American Public Human Services Association for the period retroactive to January 1, 1999 through December 31, 1999 in the amount of $6,397.

OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#63 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to accept and expend additional federal Title XIX Medicaid funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, in the amount of $1,634,100.00 for SFY-99, through June 30, 1999.

#64 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to accept and expend additional federal Title XIX Medicaid funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration, in the amount of $3,703,700.00 for SFY-99, through June 30, 1999.

#65 Authorized to AMEND contract [Initially approved on June 24, 1998 (Item #152)], with Rockingham Community Action, One Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH by increasing the price limitation by $15,600.00 from $161,500.00 to $177,100.00 through June 30, 1999.

#66 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to AMEND an existing agreement with Institute on Gero-technology, Peterborough, NH [Initially approved on February 18, 1998 (Item #85)], by increasing the contract by $43,458.00 from $24,000.00 to $67,458.00 and extending the termination date to February 16, 2000 effective February 17, 1999 or date of Governor and Council approval, whichever is later.

#67 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with Myers and Stauffer LC d/b/a Myers and Stauffer LL C, Topeka, Kansas by extending the termination date from December 31, 1998 to June 30, 1999 effective retroactive to January 1, 1999. No increase of funds is required.

#68 Authorized Children, Youth & Families to enter into an agreement with CLM Behavioral Health, Salem, NH in an amount not to exceed $15,000.00 through September 15, 1999. The agreement would allow the contractor to address programming for at risk teens, after school programs, Wrap-around programming, and community collaboration.

#69 Authorized Children, Youth & Families to enter into an agreement with Health Dimensions PA, Contoocook, NH in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 through June 30, 1999. This contract will provide training to 250 childcare providers in CPR and First Aid at a reduced cost to the participants.

#69A Authorized Children, Youth & Families to enter into an agreement with Suzanne S. Federer, Sole Owner, Durham, NH in the amount of $16,000 through December 31, 1999. This agreement would provide the technical assistance services of Ms. Federer to the Child Development Bureau in writing, reviewing and preparing contracts that are funded by the Child Care Development Fund.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

#70 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept with thanks donations for the quarter from October 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998 from contributors as designated on list attached to letter of January 11, 1999, in the amount of $758.00 and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

#71 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Youth Development Center and Youth Services Center to accept with thanks material and monetary donations according to the list attached to letter of January 15, 1999 for the period 10/01/98 - 12/31/98.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#72 Authorized the reclassification of Position #41207, (Systems Development Specialist I, Salary: Grade 17) to Statistician I, Salary: Grade 15.

#73 Authorized the reclassification of Position #19797, (Rehabilitation Counselor I, Salary: Grade 18) to Supervisor III, Salary: Grade 22.

#74 Authorized to pay the FY 1999 membership in the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in the amount of $6,000.00.

#75 Authorized the Department to use State-owned vehicles transporting to New England States, employees participating in approved training programs, conferences, and workshops, when authorized by the Commissioner. This blanket out-of-state travel approval for more than one person would cover the period January 25, 1999, or date of Governor and Council approval, whichever is later through March 31, 1999.

#76 Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $2,125,000.00 and to establish a class 042, COLA from the US Department of Education through June 30, 1999.

#77 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $14,196.90 from the NH Highway Safety Agency during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

#78 Authorized to enter into a contract with Gerald P. Bourgeois to oversee the development of the district profile or report card, redesign the school approval process to be more in line with the Special Education approval process, work with the safe schools team to develop materials and staff development activities in an amount not to exceed $17,115 through June 30, 1999.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#79 Authorized Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges to extend the service period of Mr. Scott Mecum a full-time Systems Development Specialist III, Position #8T037, classification 899600, Grade 22, A000 for a period of 4 more months. This extension period will be from March 17, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#80 Authorized NHCTC-Nashua to extend the full-time position of Program Assistant II (Position #8T014), classification 711000, Labor Grade Grade 14, A000 for a period of 4 more months. This extension period will be from March 20, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#81 Authorized NHCTC-Laconia to extend the service period of Mr. Wayne Fraser as a full-time I/C Counselor I (Admissions and Career Counselor), Position #8T008, classification 522000, Grade 20, A234 for a period of 4 more months. This extension period will be from March 19, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#82 Authorized the Berlin/Laconia Regional Community Technical College to extend the service period of Mr. Thomas Goulette as a full-time Administrator IV (Regional Vice-President of Academic Affairs), Position #8T038, classification 007200, Grade 32, A000 for a period of 4 more months. This extension period will be from March 31, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#83 Authorized the New Hampshire Technical Institute to extend the full-time temporary position of Accounting Technician (Position #8T039), classification 006500, Grade 11, A000 for a period of 3 more months. This extension period will be from April 7, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#84 Authorized NHCTC-Berlin to extend the full-time position of Program Assistant II (Position #8T013), classification 711000, Labor Grade 14, A000, for a period of 4 months. This extension period will be from March 20, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#85 Authorized NHCTC-Claremont to extend the service period of Kathy Guimond as a full-time Program Assistant II (Position #8T012), classification 711000, Labor Grade 14, A000, for a period of 4 months. This extension period will be from March 20, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#86 Authorized NHCTC-Manchester to extend the service period of Megg Hamm as a full-time Program Assistant II (Position #8T009), classification 711000, Labor Grade 14, A000, for a period of 4 more months. This extension period will be from March 20, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#87 Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to extend the full-time position of Program Assistant II (Position #8T010), classification 711000, Labor Grade 14, A000, for a period of 4 more months. This extension period will be from March 20, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#88 Authorized NH Dept. of Regional Community Technical Colleges to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Manufacturing Extension Partnership of NH, Inc., through June 30, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#89 Authorized to accept and expend a grant from The Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $10,340.00, Entitled "School Bus Driver Instructor Manual Update" through September 15, 1999.

#90 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contract between the Division of State Police and Roger H. Klose in the amount of $12,000.00 to provide Laboratory Assistance, as needed, in the State Police Forensic Laboratory through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

#91 Authorized Watercraft Safety to accept 315 donated buoys from the lakes association as indicated in letter of January 22, 1999 with a value of $29,430.00.

#92 Authorized to enter into a 30 year Lease Agreement with Tenney Mountain Leasing, LLC, of Yakima Washington, to lease certain property at the top of Tenney Mountain in Groton, NH to locate a communications tower and shelter for the State Police Radio System.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#93 Authorized the petition for a hearing on alterations to Main Street in the Town of Enfield and to appoint a Commission of the persons suggested in letter of February 1, 1999.

#94 Authorized to accept the Special Committee and Commissioner's Reports of the Keene-Swanzey, NHS-STP-F-T-011-1 (4), 10309 and appoint the Commission suggested in letter of February 4, 1999.

#95 Authorized to accept and place on file the Department's Equipment Acquisition Plan Status Report for the period ending January 31, 1999.

#96 Authorized to accept the Contemplated Award List for the period January 13, 1999 through January 26, 1999.

#97 Authorized contract with Waste Management of NH, Inc., 90 Rochester Neck Road, Rochester, NH to provide rubbish disposal services for South Nashua Maintenance Facility on the Central Turnpike for the period January 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#98 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Louis Berger & Associates, Inc., 1001 Elm Street, Suite 300, Manchester, NH and 100 Halsted Street, East Orange, NJ for a total fee not to exceed $5,967,622.00. This agreement provides for engineering consulting services for the preparation of contract plans, specifications and estimates for the reconstruction of a section of NH Routes 9, 10, 12 & 101 in the City of Keene and Town of Swanzey.

#99 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH for a total fee not to exceed $593,406.00. This agreement provides for engineering consulting services for the preparation of contract plans, specifications and estimates for the rehabilitation and widening of a section of NH Route 101 beginning at the eastern merge/diverge of the I-93/NH Route 101 split in the City of Manchester and running easterly along NH Route 101 approximately 3.2 km (2.0 Miles) to Severance Brook in the Town of Auburn.

#100 Authorized to modify the Department's Agreement for engineering services with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, Inc, 5 Burlington Woods, Burlington, MA by increasing the total amount payable under the Agreement by $141,456.00 from $524,009.76 to $665,465.76.

#101 Authorized to AMEND the existing agreement with HCS Community Care, Inc. The amendment changes the amount of the contract from $38,390.00 to $63,390.00.

#102 Authorized to enter into a Purchase and Sales Agreement with the Boston and Main Corporation to acquire a parcel of land comprising a portion of the abandoned Monadnock Branch Railroad Line, for a price not to exceed $500,000.

#103 Authorized contract with Modern Protective Coatings, Inc., Windham, NH on the basis of a low bid of $208,200.00. The project consists of maintenance repainting of the Seabrook Bridge over I-95.

#104 Authorized contract with R.J. Olszak Construction, Inc., d/b/a Demos N.E., 42299 of Bridgewater, NH on the basis of a single bid of $27,490.00. The project consists of the acquisition and removal of the Former Methodist Parsonage and removal of stone retaining wall.

#105 Authorized contract with Roads Corporation d/b/a Ro-Con, Billerica, MA on the basis of a low bid of $10,472,293.30. This contract provides for rehabilitation of roadway including bridges and ramps on Interstate 93 and Route 101.

#106 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Five Commerce Park North, Bedford, NH for a Lump Sum Price of $21,500.00 for the purpose of Professional Engineering Services, Storrs Street Garage and Legislative Office Building Garage, Concord, NH.

#107 Authorized to enter into a contract with David R. Whitcher Builder, Inc., PO Box 69, Strafford, NH for a lump sum price of $176,569.00 for the purpose of window replacement, New Hampshire Community Technical College, Stratham, NH.

#108 Authorized to enter into a contract with Jewett Construction Company, Inc., PO Box 405, Raymond, NH for a lump sum price of $291,600.00 for the purpose of ADA Renovations Johnson Hall, State Offices Park South, Concord, NH.

#108A Authorized to Transfer and Reclassify Four Vacant Positions as specified in letter of January 19, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#109 Authorized request to change name of owner to NH State Port Authority, PO Box 506, Portsmouth, NH. This permit was formerly in the name of the Town of Seabrook, River Street, Seabrook.

#110 Authorized request of Bayside Cemetery Association to rip-rap along 943 linear feet of shoreline to prevent further erosion and ice damage on property located on Paugus Bay, Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

#111 Authorized request of Michael F. Thiel to construct a permanent pier with a ramp to an L-shaped float system on property located on Berry Brook in Rye.

#112 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission for Pete DeNutte, Administrator, and George Landry, Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on February 28-March 4, 1999 to attend the NENA 6th Annual 9-1-1 Technical Development Conference. Total Cost: $2,265.00. Source of Funds: 100% Surcharge.

B. AGRICULTURE - Requests permission for Murray McKay, Director, Wendy Chapley, Coordinator, and Claire Nadon, Inspector, or designee, to travel to Westford, MA, on March 3, 3999 to attend the Conference on the Food Quality Protection Act. Total Cost: $136.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

C. BANKING - Requests permission for A. Roland Roberge, Commissioner, Allan Jeannote, Deputy Commissioner, and Charles O'Connor, Examiner, or designee, to travel to Charleston, SC on March 6-9, 1999 to attend the 21st Annual NCUA/Nascus (National Credit Union Association/National Association of State Credit Union Supervisors) State Regulator's Conference. Total Cost: $2,900.00. Source of Funds: NCUA will pay all costs.

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Requests permission for Joe Gula, Lynne Hedge, and Kathleen Hoben, Professors, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on March 30 - April 2, 1999 to attend the 1999 National Business Education Association Convention. Total Cost: $3,588.00. Source of Funds: 27% General Funds, 33% Federal Funds, and 40% Tuition.

E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Requests permission for Marie Mills, Administrative Assistant, Randi Provencal, and Mary Williams, Administrative Secretaries, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on April 14-18, 1999 to attend the 26th Annual Assistants Seminar. Total Cost: $6,150.00. Source of Funds: 60% Tuition and 40% General Funds.

F. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Requests permission for Glenn DuBois, Commissioner, Thomas Wisbey, Deputy Commissioner, Lucille Jordan, William Simonton, John O' Donnel, Alex Easton, Presidents; Rober Berlinguette, Provost, Charles Annal, and Lynn Kilchenstein, Vice Presidents, or designee, to travel to Nashville, TN, on April 7-9, 1999 to attend the 1999 American Association of Community Colleges Convention. Total Cost: $12,528.13. Source of Funds: 60% Tuition and 40% General Funds.

G. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Requests permission for Jane Cooke, and Melanie Martel, Professors, or designee, to travel to Columbia, SC, on February 18-23, 1999 to attend the 18th Annual National Conference on the First Year Experience. Total Cost: $2,804.20. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

H. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Requests permission for Kim Winkelman, Project Coordinator, and Jeff Schall, Assistant Coordinators, or designee, to travel to Redmond, WA, on February 19-28, 1999 to attend the Second National Working Connections Conference. Total Cost: $3,258.50. Source of Funds: 60% Tuition and 40% General Funds.

I. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Requests permission for Judy Maurer, and Anita Pavlidis, Professors; and Joyce Miles, Head of Nursing, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on February 28-March 1, 1999 to attend the 1999 National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission Workshop. Total Cost: $2,555.40. Source of Funds: 12% Tuition, 8% General Funds, and 80% Federal Funds.

J. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Louise Belanger, and Cheri Nixon, Rehabilitation Counselors, or designee, to travel to West Greenwich, RI, on February 23-26, 1999 to attend the Leadership Training II Program. Total Cost: $1,944.00. Source of Funds: 64% General Funds and 36% Assumption College.

K. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Sheila Ross, Internal Auditor, Regina Fiske, Administrative Assistant, and Linda Wright, Accountant, or designee, to travel to Columbia, MD, on March 23-26, 1999 to attend the Financial Management Conference. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $300.00 IS REQUESTED for Sheila Ross, AND ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $300.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Reginia Fiske, AND ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $300.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Linda Wright. Total Cost: $2,262.30. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

L. EDUCATION - Requests permission for John Flannery, Supervisor, and Mary Lou Mion, Disability Specialist, or designee, to travel to Orange Beach, AL, from March 8-11, 1999 to attend the Versa Users Group Meeting. Total Cost: $2,388.95. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

M. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Christine Noon, and Dorothy Oliver, Education Consultants, and Dawn Higgins, Word Processor Operator, or designee, to travel to New York, NY, from March 9-12, 1999 to attend The 33rd Annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Convention & Exposition. Total Cost: $2,192.50. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

N. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Stephen Bos, Ph.D., Education Consultant, Lucille Jordan President, Wendy Brock, Coordinator, Carol Davis Education Consultant, and Dennis Adams, Business Agent, or designee, to travel to Kansas City, MO, from March 2-5, 1999 to attend the National School To Work Data Conference. Total Cost: $3,865.99. Source of Funds: National School to Work Office will pay $1,150.00. The balance of $2,715.99 is 100% General Funds.

O. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Thomas Niejadlik, Supervisor, and Stephanie D'Agostino, Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Montreal, Quebec, Canada on February 24-27, 1999 to attend the Meeting of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Mercury Task Force. Total Cost: $930.00. Source of Funds: 50% Federal and 50% Air Resource Fees.

P. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Jennifer Galbraith, Emissions Permit Modeler, Thomas Hyde, Air Quality Modeler, William Olender, Permitting Engineer, and Pamela Monroe, Program Specialist, or designee, to travel to Albany, NY, on February 22-26, 1999 to attend the NESCAUM & NYDEC - The Principles and Practice of Air Pollution Control Training. Total Cost: $1,570.00. Source of Funds: 100% Air Permit Fees.

Q. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Frederick McGarry, and Lynn Woodard Supervisors, Thomas Beaulieu, Chief, and George Lombardo, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Daytona Beach, FL, on March 13-18, 1999 to attend the Federal USEPA UST/LUST National Conference. Total Cost: $5,020.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

R. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Kristine Bontaites, Project Leader, and Kent Gustafson, Biologist, or designee, to travel to Grand Portage, MN, to attend the North American Moose Conference. Total Cost: $2,550.00. Source of Funds: 3.3% Federal Funds and 96.7% General Funds.

S. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Steve Weber, Administrator, and Julie Robinson, Technician, or designee, to travel to Dover, DL, on February 22-26, 1999 to attend the Atlantic Flyway Technical Section Meeting. Total Cost: $1,760.00. Source of Funds: 42.7% Federal Funds and 57.3% General Funds.

T. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Requests permission for Douglas Patch, Chairman, Susan Geiger, and Nancy Brockway, Commissioners, and Thomas Getz, Executive Director, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC on February 18-24, 1999 to attend the NARUC Winter Committee Meeting. Total Cost: $6,630.00. Source of Funds: 100% Utility Assessment.

U. REVENUE - Requests permission for Peter Croteau, and Irene Koffink, Information Technology Managers, and Dean Weeks, System Development Specialist, or designee, to travel to Framingham, MA, on March 23-24, 1999 to attend the As/400 Technical users Group Conference. Total Cost: $1,250.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

V. REVENUE - Requests permission for John Hehir, Technical Support Specialist, and Jodi Pike, System Development Specialist, or designee, to travel to San Francisco, CA on March 6-12, 1999 to attend the IBM Common Conference and Expo. Total Cost: $5,325.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

W. SAFETY - Requests permission for Sergeant Jeff Gagnon, Trooper Kevin Maille, Priscilla Vaughn, Supervisor, Linda Dumais, Secretary, Jon Dumais, and Ray Fernandez, Licensing Officers, or designee, to travel to Langhorne, PA on February 21-23, 1999 to attend the Driver License/Motor Vehicle Fraud Forum. Total Cost: $1,300.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

X. SAFETY - Requests permission for Charles Roffo, and Eric Wilking, Captains, and Michael Mansfield, Program Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Emmitsburg, MD, on March 11-13, 1999 to attend the National Fire Academy. Total Cost: $246.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

Y. SAFETY - Requests permission for Thomas Goldthwait, Data Base Project Manager, and Bob Bernard, Technical Support, or designee, to travel to Westwood, MA, from March 8, 1999 - December 13, 1999, for quarterly meetings tentatively scheduled, for the New England IDMS Technical Exchange Group. There will be no cost to the state.

Z. SAFETY - Requests permission for Lieutenant David Eastman, and Troopers Robert Estabrook, and William Cantwell, or designee, to travel to Culverton, MD on March 15-17, 1999 to attend the Innocent Images Training. Total Cost: $1,182.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

AA. STATE PLANNING - Requests permission for Charles Bagley, Executive Director, Jeffery Taylor, Director, and Kathy Eneguess, Vice President, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC on March 18-24, 1999 to attend The National Rural Development Partnership Conference. Total Cost: $4,040.00. Source of Funds: 75% Federal Funds & 25% Private Local Funds.

BB. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Lyle Knowlton, Administrator, Karen Golla, Assistant Administrator, Glenn Davison, CE, Garrett Garstang, Technician, Patrick Sweet, Jason Clement, Dave MacKinnon, Robert Havey, William Petersen, and Jason Clement, Foremen, and Fred Shepard, Carriage Operator, or designee, to travel to Foxboro, MA, on March 10, 1999 to attend a Pavement Marking and Highway Program Expo. Total Cost: $330.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

ITEM REMOVED from TABLE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH

#36 The Governor and Executive council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to remove Item #36 which was tabled at the January 20, 1999 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to approve the request of the Agency to withdraw Item #36 request to contract with the American Health Management and Consulting Corporation, Rochester, New York, in the amount of $119,520, through November 30, 2000. This request is for the evaluation of the Community Grant Program.

LATE ITEMS

NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES AUTHORITY

A. Approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Thomas P. Colantuno with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH.

B. Approval to appoint Councilor Peter J. Spaulding to hold a hearing on a proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation, Concord, NH.

C. Approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Peter J. Spaulding with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the New England College, Henniker, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

D. Approval to enter into an agreement with Chip Bishop Communications of Dennis, MA, to undertake a Public Transportation Marketing Program for a fee not to exceed $104,500.00.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

E. Approval for the award of a state guarantee for temporary, tax anticipation note borrowing for the City of Claremont in accordance with Chapter One of the Laws of 1999. The guarantee is in the amount of $1,582,686.00.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

F. Travel Request: Authorization for Ricia Velasco, Retention/Expansion Specialist; Carol Lighthall, Retention/Expansion Specialist; Christopher Basha, PC Specialist; and Carrie French, Assistant Director, to travel to Boston Massachusetts to attend the Y2K training seminar hosted by the Maine MEP program. State expenses will not exceed $50.00 for tolls and gas for state vehicle use.

NO PARDON HEARINGS

The Governor set the next regular meeting of Governor and Executive Council for March 3, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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