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February 20, 2002
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
February 20, 2002
10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of February 6, 2002.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 6, 2002 meeting.

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

The following representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:

Rockingham County District No. 4
Jim Boynton, r, Epping (86 Meadowbrook Drive) 03042

RESIGNATION

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

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WORKER'S COMPENSATION
Roger Sevigny, Manchester
Representative of Insurance Interests of Commercial Worker's Compensation Carriers
Effective: February 11, 2002

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Richard W. Ayers, Sanbornton
Succeeding: Inez McDermott, Concord
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: November 10, 2006

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Edward J. McLear, Meredith
Succeeding: T. Holmes Moore, New Hampton
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: November 23, 2006

CANNON MOUNTAIN ADVISORY COMMISSION
Kenneth B. MacLeod, Franconia
Succeeding: Philip T. Gravink, Jackson
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: January 1, 2003

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Mary Ann Ashcroft, Derry
Employers/Insurers
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: February 9, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Teresa B. Jones, Dover
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: February 9, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: February 9, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro
Employers/Insurers
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: February 9, 2006

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Charles P. Puksta, Claremont
Public Member
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: January 22, 2005

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Sheila A. Satzow, Claremont
Commercial Tourism Industry
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: January 22, 2005

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Henry Swan, Lyme
Forest Products/Timberland Owners
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: February 10, 2005

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Joseph Butts, Allenstown
NH Permanent Firemen's Association
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: February 15, 2005

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
John B. Hammond, Canaan
Lay person
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: January 1, 2005

DIVISION OF LIBRARIES DIRECTOR (STATE LIBRARIAN)
Michael York, Goffstown
Nominated by the Commissioner
Reappointment
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: February 12, 2006
Salary: GG - 5 -$75,740

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
Robert P. Cervenka, M.D., Manchester
Nominated by the Board of Medicine
Succeeding: Stanley S. Paras, M.D. , Manchester (reached term limit)
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: January 1, 2005

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
Nick P. Perencevich, M.D., Concord
Nominated by the Board of Medicine
Succeeding: Robert J. Englund, M.D., Keene (reached term limit)
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: January 1, 2005

MOUNT WASHINGTON COMMISSION
Guy Gosselin, Gorham
Vacancy
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: July 2, 2004

DIVISION OF PORTS AND HARBORS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Anthony P. Aslanian, Greenland
Succeeding: Kathleen K. Salisbury, Exeter
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: December 16, 2006

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
Susan Wante, Keene
Succeeding: Marie Kiley, Portsmouth (resigned)
Effective: February 20, 2002
Term: September 16, 2005

CONFIRMATION of SALARY

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin confirmed the salary of:

ACTING DIRECTOR: OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Donald P. Bliss, Northwood
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: Serves at the pleasure of the Governor and Council
Salary: $82,580 Retroactive to December 28, 2001

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL
Gerard D. Perron, New Boston
Employer
Succeeding: George Brodeur, Twin Mountain (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 25, 2002

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Claudette L. Mahar, Amherst
Hillsborough County
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 3, 2005

CANNON MOUNTAIN ADVISORY COMMISSION
Georgie A. Thomas, Thornton
Succeeding: Susan McLane, Concord (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 1, 2003

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
James T. Keefe, Portsmouth
Employer/Insurer
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 13, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Nancy L. Lang, Hampton
Employer/Insurer
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 13, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Robert Morneau, Wolfeboro
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 13, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Dennis E. Murphy, Jr. , Bristol
Labor
Succeeding: Michael Power, Contoocook (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 9, 2006

INVASIVE SPECIES COMMITTEE
Douglas A. Bechtel, Warner
Environmental Interests
Succeeding: Lionel Chute, Jr., Washington (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: August 9, 2003

NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Evelyn Gutman-Robbins, Durham
Private Citizen
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 16, 2006

NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Private College
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 16, 2006

STATE BOARD FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF PLUMBERS
Albert A. Murphy, Marlborough
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 3, 2007

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee of up to $20,000,000 in bonds to be issued by the Business Finance Authority under RSA 162-A:15. Action Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:17 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON FEBRUARY 20, 2002 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 10:55 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee of the principal and interest on up to $20,000,000 of bonds to be issued by the Business Finance Authority 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 bond issue 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 Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:17 AWARDING AN UNCONDITIONAL STATE GUARANTEE OF THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON UP TO $20,000,000 OF BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY AND AUTHORIZING THE STATE TO ENTER INTO A FLOATING FIXED RATE SWAP AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO RSA 6:8-c" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin. There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, and Councilor Wheeler; Executive Councilor District 4 - Vacant; 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:17 AWARDING AN UNCONDITIONAL STATE GUARANTEE OF THE PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON UP TO $20,000,000 OF BONDS TO BE ISSUED BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY AND AUTHORIZING THE STATE TO ENTER INTO A FLOATING TO FIXED RATE SWAP AGREEMENT PURSUANT TO RSA 6:8-c

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council award an unconditional State guarantee of principal and interest on up to $20,000,000 of bonds (the "Bonds") to be issued by the Authority to finance various programs of the Authority under RSA Chapter 162-A (the "Act") and to enter into a floating to fixed rate swap agreement (the "Swap Agreement") pursuant to RSA 6:8-c;

WHEREAS, if the State guarantee is called upon it may be necessary under certain circumstances for the Governor and the State Treasurer to act quickly to honor the State guarantee in a timely manner;

WHEREAS, in order to provide a potential source of repayment in the event the State guarantee is called upon it is desirable for the State to enter into a Reimbursement Agreement; and

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

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) The award of the State guarantee of the principal of and interest on the Bonds will contribute significantly to the success of the Bond issue and the Authority's programs under the Act.

(b) 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 the guarantee shall be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

(c) The issuance of the Bonds and the award of the State guarantee are consistent with and carry out the purposes of the Act, which are to provide for the preservation, establishment, and redevelopment of business and industry, together with adequate transportation, water, sewage and other necessary facilities, so as to provide and encourage orderly development, create or preserve employment opportunities, protect the physical environment, preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the State or its political subdivisions, and promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

(d) The award of the State guarantee of the principal and interest on the Bonds will not cause the unified contingent credit limit under Section 22 of the Act to be exceeded, the total amount of other guarantees in force under RSA 162-A:7-a, RSA 162-A:8, RSA 162-A:10, III, RSA 162-A:13, RSA 162-A:13-a, RSA 162-A:17, or RSA 162-I:9-b not exceeding $95,000,000.

Section 2. Award of State Guarantee. In view of the general public benefits expected to be derived from the Authority's activities under the Act, and their contribution to the social welfare and economic prosperity of the State and its political subdivisions, the Governor and Council hereby award an unconditional guarantee of the principal and interest on the Bonds pursuant to Section 17 of the Act and authorize the State Treasurer to execute by his or her manual or facsimile signature the endorsement appearing on the Bonds to evidence such guarantee.

Section 3. Authorization of Warrants and Issuance of Notes. In view of the possible need for the Governor to draw a warrant quickly in order to honor on a timely basis the State guarantee of the Bonds, the Governor is hereby authorized to draw his or her warrant for such sum as may be necessary to honor the State guarantee from time to time from moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. If on or before any day that the State guarantee might be called upon the State Treasurer determines that available moneys in the Treasury are not or might not be sufficient to honor the State guarantee of the Bonds, the State Treasurer is authorized to borrow under RSA 6:13 the amount of the actual or estimated deficiency, provided that at no time shall the aggregate outstanding principal amount of such borrowing exceed $6,000,000.

Section 4. Authorization of Swap Agreement. The State shall be a party to the Swap Agreement among the State, the Authority and a swap provider to be named therein, and the Governor or the State Treasurer are each singly authorized to execute and deliver one or more Swap Agreements in an aggregate amount not to exceed $10,000,000 on behalf of the State in such form and subject to such terms and conditions as may be approved by the person so signing, his or her signature being conclusive evidence of such approval.

Section 5. Authorization of Reimbursement Agreement. The State shall be a party to the Reimbursement Agreement between the State and the Authority (the "Reimbursement Agreement") and the Governor and State Treasurer are together authorized to execute and deliver the Reimbursement Agreement on behalf of the State substantially in the form presented to this meeting (being draft dated 2/1/02) but subject to such changes as the Governor and State Treasurer may approve, their signatures being conclusive identification of the document as the Reimbursement Agreement (with approved changes, if any,) authorized by this resolution.

Section 6. Other Action. The Governor and Council authorize the Authority, the Governor and the State Treasurer to take such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

Section 7. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to February 20, 2002 and signed by: Governor Jeanne Shaheen, Councilor Richard S. Burton, Councilor Peter J. Spaulding, Councilor Ruth L. Griffin, and Councilor David K. Wheeler.

#2 REMOVED BY AGENCY.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to accept and expend an additional amount of $9,000 of federal funding from the US Department Agriculture, US Forest Service to assess specific remote sensing technologies, as specified in letter dated February 5, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31,2002.

#4 Authorized to amend Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of October 10, 2001 Item #3), to spend up to $50,000 on the White Mountain Gateway project upon concurrence of the Office of State Planning, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002.

#5 Authorized to amend agreement with the Department of Environmental Services (originally approved at G&C meeting of March 14, 2001 Item #112, amended October 24, 2001 Item #10), for an additional amount of $14,382 for a new total of $258,175 to modify the work tasks station and reporting requirements, as specified in letter dated January 29, 2002.

#6 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $165,720 in federal funds, under the provisions of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#7 Authorized NH Estuaries Project (NHEP), agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Program, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH in the amount of $10,045 in federal funds to assist NHEP in accomplishing action plans, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#8 Authorized agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $30,000 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, as specified in letter dated January 22, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#9 Authorized agreement with the US Gulf of Maine Association, Boscawen, NH in the amount of $10,000 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program, as specified in letter dated February 4, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#10 Authorized agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH in the amount of $300,000 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant program, as specified in letter dated January 30, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#11 Authorized agreement with the Town of Littleton, NH in the amount of $12,000 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant program, as specified in letter dated February 8, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

#11A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, authorized contract with Public Service of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $35,000 to provide partial funding to train building design professionals and building officials in the Commercial and Industrial Energy Code, as specified in letter dated January 29, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2002. Sole Source.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

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

#13 Resolved to nominate for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Robert J. Cordery, Nashua, NH.

#14 Resolved to nominate for promotion to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Harry E. Miller, Jr., Nashua, NH.

#15 Resolved to nominate for promotion to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard: John E. Nelson II, Webster, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#16 Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $450,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of March 2002.
(2) Authorized acceptance of Working Warrant No. 02-07 reporting expenditures of $218,473,489.33 for the month of January and the balance of $81,526,510.67 be lapsed.

#16A Authorized cash awards to Vareen Domaleski, Cynthia Chapman and Sylvia Grandfield, all nurses at the New Hampshire Hospital, in the amount of $333 each for Extraordinary Service with a sense of urgency or emergency prevailing, as specified in letter dated February 11, 2002.

#17 Authorized to accept and confirm the report of authorized adjustments to agency's quarterly allotments for the period through December 31, 2001, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002.

#18 Pursuant to the provisions of RSA 9:16-17, attached (to letter dated February 1, 2002), is list of agency transfers authorized for Fiscal Year 2002 during the month of January 2002.

#19 Authorized to accept and place on file a report containing list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of October 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 as specified in letter dated January 29, 2002.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#20 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant in the total amount of $27,730.51 from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks as listed in letter dated February 7, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS AND FOOD

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#21 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended revenues of Animal Population Control fees in the amount of $120,000 for the period of G&C approval to June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated February 4, 2002.

#22 Authorized Division of Pesticide Control to accept and expend grant funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $12,504 as specified in letter dated February 5, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized technical correction to the salary of Jonathan Gallo, Attorney, position #9U045 to increase his salary from $52,845 to $55,000 as specified in letter dated January 31, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval.

#24 Authorized to enter into two subgrants, to fund additional shelter projects, as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002 for the period of G&C approval to December 31, 2002 with: the Task Force Against D&S Violence in the amount of $1,710 and Women's Supportive Services in the amount of $6,500 as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#25 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, authorized the Division of Historical Resources to accept, (from public and private sources), and expend (as conditioned by the donation), funds totaling $2,500 ($1,040.81 are carried forward from FY01 and $1,459.19 are anticipated to be received as donations to the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program), as specified in letter dated February 5, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

RETIREMENT SYSTEM

#26 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and place on file the 2001 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report of the New Hampshire Retirement System.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#27 Authorized amended service agreement with C.W. Titus & Sons, Inc., (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 22, 2001 Item #95, amended November 21, 2001 Item #39), increasing the amount by $10,000 to the revised total of $25,000 annually only for the current annual period effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated February 5, 2002.

#28 Authorized retroactive agreement with South Carolina Employment Security Commission (SCESC), for voluntary participation in the Labor Market Information Training Institute consortium as authorized and funded by the Employment and Training Administration (ETA), of the US Department of Labor.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend $5,000 from the SCESC as reimbursement for travel and related costs incurred by staff in conjunction with this agreement for the period from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002.

#29 Authorized service agreement with A-Best Abatement Inc., in the amount of $26,400 in federal funding for asbestos abatement services, as specified in letter dated January 6, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#30 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, authorized to accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $500 for travel expenses for Susan Geiger, Commissioner to attend the National Drinking Water Symposium, as specified in letter dated February 5, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Ski Operations Informational Item regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarters ending September 30, 2001 and December 31, 2001.

#32 Authorized the Office of the Commissioner to provide Ms. Lauri Klefos, Director of the Division of Travel and Tourism Development, an annual salary increase from Group GG Step 3 ($68,170), to Group GG Step 4 ($71,950), effective March 8, 2002.

#33 Authorized sole source agreement with R.C. Hazelton Co., Manchester, NH in the amount of $6,000 for replacement of the engine and repair of linkage on tractor for the Forest and Lands Nursery in Boscawen, NH as specified in letter dated January 22, 2002.

#34 Authorized to purchase certain buildings on Main Street in the Town of Fremont, NH from New Hampshire Pulp & Lumber Company, Inc., for the sum of $95,000 as specified in letter dated February 1, 2002.

#35 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation sole source amendment to contract with Waste Mgmt / Cheshire Sanitation, North Swanzey, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #87), effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 by adding a construction dumpster at Rhododendron State Park that will increase the total cost by $3,500 to $12,475.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#36 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, authorized to reclassify position #13935, LG 20 that is currently a vacant Outdoor Education Coordinator to a Program Specialist II, LG 21 as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#37 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to reclassify position #40163, Program Specialist II, LG 21 to an Attorney II, LG 28 as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002.

#38 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to reclassify position #19519, Environmentalist IV, LG 27 to Civil Engineer V, LG 20. Further authorized to reclassify position #9T006, Supervisor VII, LG 28 to a Hydrogeologist IV, LG 30 as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002.

#39 Authorized Water Resources Council to budget and expend unallocated water user fees through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002.

#40 Approve Amendment #4, to Superfund State Contract with the US Environmental Protection Agency Contract #551109 (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 30, 1992 Item #92, amended March 8, 2000 Item #80, July 25, 2001 Item #84 and August 22, 2001 Item #128), by amending the total contract price limitation by $6,000,000 to $24,200,000 and changing the State's ten percent matching share from $1,820,000 to $2,420,000 to allow the contractor to complete additional (unforeseen amount), of soil/sediment cleanup of the marsh and upland portion of site as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002.

#41 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to LifeWise Community Projects, Inc., Barrington, NH in the amount of $15,000 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#42 Authorized to amend contract with Roy F. Weston, Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 1, 1998 Item #68, amended August 9, 2000 Item #92), by increasing the amount by $245,000 to $875,000 and extending the completion date from June 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003 to conduct site investigations, as specified in letter dated January 11, 2002.

#43 Authorized Water Division contract with Lake Massasecum Improvement Association in the amount of $7,150 to control nuisance growths of Myriophyllum heterophyllum (variable milfoil), in the north cove of the lake, as specified in letter dated January 10, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#44 Authorized to retroactively amend contract with Squam Lake Association, Holderness, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of April 12, 2000 Item #63), by extending the end date from December 31, 2001 to December 31, 2002 in order to provide additional time to complete agreed upon scope of services, as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002.

#45 Authorized Water Division to budget unallocated Hazard Mitigation Grant funds for the Ossipee Lake Analysis/Reconstruction Project, as specified in letter dated January 18, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through March 9, 2002.

#46 Authorized Water Division, Maintenance Section to budget unallocated Maintenance of Dams funds in the amount of $45,000 to meet anticipated expenses through the end of fiscal year, as specified in letter dated January 30, 2002.

#47 Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $50,000 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund for the repair of the Stinson Lake Dam in Rumney effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 on a work force account basis, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002.

#48 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Loudon, NH in an amount not to exceed $172,000 for Closure of the Town of Loudon's Unlined Municipal Landfill. The grant to be awarded upon G&C approval.

#49 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Goshen, NH in an amount not to exceed $53,500 for the closure of the Town of Goshen's Municipal Unlined Landfill. Further authorized to enter into two grant in aid agreements with the Town of Lyman, NH: in an amount not to exceed $13,782.36 for closure of the Lisbon Unlined Upper Municipal Landfill and in an amount not to exceed $9,000 for closure of the Lisbon Unlined Lower Municipal Landfill. These grants to be awarded upon G&C approval.

#50 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH in the amount of $15,000 to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#51 Authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Swanzey, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 24, 2000 Item #62), in the principal amount of $750,000 under the State Revolving Fund Program, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval.

#52 Authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of October 4, 2000), in the principal amount of $750,000 under the State Revolving Fund Program, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval.

BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

#53 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, authorized to expend examination fees collected from Dental Board Licenses in the amount of $535.92 to cover Current Expenses, as specified in letter dated January 31, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of Health Planning and Medicaid

#54 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to amend contract with the New Hampshire Coalition for Citizens With Disabilities, Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 5, 2001 Item #61), increasing the price limitation by $6,500 to $212,085 for increased out-of-state travel funding for parent consultants, as specified in letter dated December 10, 2001 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

Office of Application Management

#55 Authorized to enter into a third party recovery agreement with Public Consulting Group, Inc., Boston, MA in an amount not to exceed $852,000 to provide professional and technical assistance to maximize cost savings and recovery revenues, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#56 ITEM NOT USED.

#57 ITEM NOT USED.

Office of Community and Public Health

#58 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health agreement with United Way of Greater Nashua, NH in the amount of $10,000 for systems development effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

Office of Family Services
Division of Behavioral Health
New Hampshire Hospital

#59 Authorized to accept donations for the quarter from October 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 from contributors as designated on listing attached to letter dated January 29, 2002 in the amount of $1,930 and deposit same into New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Glencliff Home For The Elderly

#60 Authorized to accept monetary donations with thanks, for the time period of October 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001 in the amount of $275 and deposit same into the Patient's Welfare Fund. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Division of Children, Youth and Families

#60A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to award transition grants funds in the amount of $1,000 to each of the Head Start agencies listed: Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program, Rockingham County Head Start, Southern NH Services, Inc., Southwestern Community Services, Strafford County Head Start. The total amount of the award will not exceed $5,000 effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized to make pre-payments of 50% of the grant award at the beginning of the grant period to each agency as specified in letter dated January 18, 2002.

Division of Juvenile Justice Services

#61 Authorized to award the City of Portsmouth, NH a Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant in the amount of $17,374 to support the Juvenile Offender Locator Team effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#62 Authorized to award to the County of Belknap, NH a Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant in the amount of $5,892 for the Swing Higher program, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#63 Authorized Youth Development Center to accept a monetary donation of $400 effective upon G&C approval to be deposited into the Special Projects checking account, in letter dated January 29, 2002. Retroactive. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Division of Family Assistance

#64 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to make payment for renewal of an agency membership in the American Public Human Services Association (f/k/a American Public Welfare Association), Washington, DC in the amount of $7,566 for the period retroactive to January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#65 ITEM NOT USED.

#66 Authorized Educational Tuition Agreement with the College for Lifelong Learning, University System of New Hampshire, Bow, NH in the amount of $692 for employee to take Seminar: Strategic Analysis and Decision Making retroactive to January 8, 2002.

#67 Authorized to amend agreement with Second Start, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 8, 2000 Item #70), amending the total contract costs from $1,373,926 to $1,446,519 to provide additional job preparation activities under the NH Employment Program, as specified in letter dated January 15, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

Division of Elderly and Adult Services

#68 Authorized agreement with Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $89,090 to provide Congregate Housing Services effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2003.

#69 Authorized to amend agreement with Tri-County Community Action program, Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #175), increasing the contract by $26,000 to $1,317,797.22 to provide Alzheimer's Adult Day Care Services to the North Country Alzheimer's Partnership, as specified in letter dated January 29, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Sole Source.

#70 Authorized to amend agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc., Lebanon, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #128, amended June 20, 2002 Item #210, October 10, 2001 Item #107), increasing the contract by $71,166.66 to $265,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through the Southern Grafton County ServiceLink and administer funds for a network-wide public awareness campaign, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#71 Authorized to amend agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #126, amended June 20, 2001 Item #215, October 10, 2001 Item #108), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through the Northern Grafton County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#72 Authorized to amend agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Dover, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #125, amended June 20, 2001 #206, October 10, 2001 Item #109), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Strafford County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#73 Authorized to amend agreement with Newport Senior Center, Inc., Newport, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #114, amended June 20, 2001 Item #214, October 10, 2001 Item #105), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through the Sullivan County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#74 Authorized to amend agreement with Pilot Health, LLC, Keene, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #119, amended June 20, 2001 #217, October 10, 2001 Item #104), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Monadnock Region ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#75 Authorized to amend agreement with Carroll County Health and Home Care Services, Ossipee, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #118, amended June 20, 2001 #209, November 7, 2001 Item #74A), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Carroll County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#76 Authorized to amend agreement with The Community Council of Nashua, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #122, amended June 20, 2001 #216, November 7, 2001 Item #76), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Greater Nashua ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#77 Authorized to amend agreement with Lakes Region Hospital Association, Laconia, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #120, amended June 20, 2001 #205, November 7, 2001 Item #75), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Belknap County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#78 Authorized to amend agreement with Easter Seals New Hampshire, Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #123, amended June 20, 2001 #211, October 24, 2001 Item #98), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Northern Hillsborough County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#79 Authorized to amend agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #127, amended June 20, 2001 #212, October 10, 2001 Item #110), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Coos County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#80 Authorized to amend agreement with Crotched Mountain Community Care, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #124, amended June 20, 2001 #207, November 7, 2001 Item #78), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Southwestern Rockingham County ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#81 Authorized to amend agreement with Crotched Mountain Community Care, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #113, amended June 20, 2001 #208, November 7, 2001 Item #77), increasing the contract by $17,166.66 to $211,024.66 to provide public information and education about family caregiver support through Rockingham County Seacoast ServiceLink, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#82 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, authorized to accept list of monies (attached to letter dated January 30, 2002), totaling $17,767.44 received during the period of October 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions. These monies are placed in the Veterans Home Benefit Fund.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on all items, acted as follows:

#83 Authorized to grant Armand Michaud, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor II, paid educational leave from March 7, 2002 through March 28, 2002 as specified in letter dated January 31, 2002.

#84 Authorized contract with Jayme Simoes, DBA Louis Karno & Company, Hillsborough, NH in an amount not to exceed $23,000 to organize, administer and provide media relations for the various educator recognition programs effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#85 Authorized sole source agreement with Deborah Roody, Bedford, NH in an amount not to exceed $12,500 to provide facilitation services effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.

#86 Authorized HIV/Health Program, Professional Development Bureau to grant funds, in accordance with terms of cooperative agreement, as specified in letter dated January 23, 2002, to Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH in the amount of $4,750 for Education to prevent the spread of HIV and other serious health problems effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002.

#87 Authorized HIV/Health Program, Professional Development Bureau to grant funds, in accordance with terms of cooperative agreement, as specified in letter dated January 23, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002 for Education to prevent the spread of HIV and other serious health problems to: Monadnock Family Services in Keene, NH in the amount of $12,550 and Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH in the amount of $7,750.

#88 Authorized HIV/Health Program, Professional Development Bureau to grant funds, in accordance with terms of cooperative agreement, as specified in letter dated January 23, 2002 to Creative Classrooms, Raymond, NH in the amount of $19,513 for Education to prevent the spread of HIV and other serious health problems effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002.

#89 Authorized to grant funds to Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $12,690 to conduct research that will evaluate data generated by surveying higher education faculty's level of comfort and concerns experienced as they change and enhance course curricula through the use of technology, as specified in letter dated February 1, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2002.

NEW HAMPSHIRE TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on all items, acted as follows:

#90 Authorized to retroactively extend from January 31, 2002 to July 31, 2002 the authority to expend the American Association of Community Colleges/Microsoft Working Connections grant (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 22, 1999 Item #330), in order to complete the faculty training and development of courses on-line, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002.

#90A Authorized to establish adjunct faculty positions through June 30, 2003 as required by student enrollment, and Authorized to receive and expend $1,340,000 of actual revenue in excess of budget estimate, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#90B Authorized Nashua and Manchester Campuses to establish adjunct faculty positions through June 30, 2003 and authorized to expend $894,661 in excess of budget estimate, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#91 Authorized the Berlin/Laconia Campus to retroactively extend from December 31, 2001 to December 31, 2002 the authority to expend the Excellence in After School Education (Program), Grant (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 14, 2000 Item #138), geared toward local area high schools to expose students to hands-on learning in the field of engineering technology and design, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002.

#92 Authorized, retroactively, the Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges to amend the Educational Tuition Agreement (originally approved at G&C meeting of January 23, 2002 Item #81D), for employee increasing the amount by $279 to $924 for a course titled "Picturing America: Photography and Representation of the United States, 1860-1945, as specified in letter dated February 4, 2002.

#93 Authorized sole source contract with Instep Knowledge Systems, Inc., Bedford, NH in the amount of $40,000 for providing financial and Information Technology management consultation to the System Office effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on all items, acted as follows:

#94 Authorized to award grant to the New Hampshire Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges in the amount of $11,000 for the benefit of students pursuing approved programs of nursing study, as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002.

#95 Authorized to award grant to the New Hampshire Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges in the amount of $32,000 for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year, as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#96 Concurred with the decision of the Director of Personnel to reclassify position #40167, Corrections Officer, LG 13 to Maintenance Technician I, LG 20 to be effective January 25, 2002. Retroactive.

#97 Concurred with the decision of the Director of Personnel to reclassify vacant position #16831, Corrections Officer, LG 14 to Maintenance Mechanic II, LG 12 effective upon G&C approval.

POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL

#98 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $14,923.09 for a program entitled "Interactive Traffic Training", to produce and distribute computer-based instruction in highway safety-related topics, as specified in letter dated January 26, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#99 Authorized agreement with Graf Brother Leasing, Inc., Salisbury, MA in the amount of $25,992 to provide storage containers for the Motorcycle Training Program, effective May 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005.

#100 Authorized to accept and expend the FY 2002 Federal Motor Carrier Safety Funds in the amount of $265,650 to continue the support and training of the Motor Carrier Program, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#101 Authorized an extension of the Motor Coach Enforcement Grant retroactive from January 28, 2002 through September 30, 2002 that was originally approved at G&C meeting of October 10, 2001 Item #140 because of training delays.

#102 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $18,325 from the US Department of Transportation for the continuing grant entitled Fatal Accident Reporting System, to continue the reporting of statistics in the Fatal Accident Reporting System, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#103 Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency entitled "State Police DWI Patrols", in the amount of $23,212.28 to conduct overtime DWI enforcement patrols in an effort to combat the DWI problem, as specified in letter dated January 29, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2002.

#104 Authorized to accept and expend a $52,171.50 grant entitled "State Police Enforcement Patrol", from the Highway Safety Agency that will be dedicated to enforcing the posted speed limit in areas of the state, as specified in letter dated January 30, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#105 Authorized to participate in the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials AURORA Program, Department 5051, Washington, DC in the amount of $30,000 for anti-icing and road weather information system as specified in letter dated January 22, 2002.

#106 Authorized to accept and place on file the "Informational Item", Equipment Acquisition Plan Status Report for the period ending January 31, 2002.

#107 Authorized to accept and place on file the Contemplated Award List for the period January 16, 2002 through January 29, 2002.

#108 Authorized to pay an amount not to exceed $89,233 to the Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for bus replacements, as specified in letter dated January 22, 2002.

#109 Authorized Consultant Service Agreement (Open-End Civil/Structural) with SEA Consultants, Inc., Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $300,000 for Professional Design and Construction Documents, On-site Observation, and Inspection Services for Public Works' Projects for the period to December 31, 2004.

#110 Authorized contract with T. Buck Construction, Inc., Auburn, ME in the amount of $223,140 for Phase I repairs to Hampton 235/025, the Neil R. Underwood Memorial Bridge, carrying NH Route 1A over the Hampton River, effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2002. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $22,314 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#111 Authorized contract with Gilford Well Company, Inc., Gilford, NH in the amount of $9,375 for the construction of a drilled well and pump at the new Patrol Facility 305,220 Holland Street (Rte. 109N), in Moultonborough, NH effective upon G&C approval.

#112 Authorized contract with R. J. Olszak Construction, Inc., d.b.a. All-Ways Wrecking, Bridgewater, NH in the amount of $50,490 for demolition of buildings at two locations (5 Bridge Street and 4 Bridge Street), along NH 175A in the Town of Plymouth, NH effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2002. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $7,573.50 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#113 Authorized contract with Gilford Well Company, Inc., Gilford, NH in the amount of $9,375 for a drilled well and pump for Patrol Facility 302,493 White Mountain Highway in Tamworth, NH effective upon G&C approval.

#114 Authorized contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $20,291,419.42 that consists of pavement and bridge rehabilitation on approximately 7 miles (work begins in Plymouth north of Exit 26 and ends at the northerly end of the bridge over the Pemigewasset River just south of Exit 29), of Interstate 93 and 18 bridges, as specified in letter dated February 1, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2004. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,014,570.97 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#115 Authorized contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction, Corp., Walpole, NH in the amount of $956,521.85 that involves realignment and reconstruction of a portion of NH 12-A, the construction of a new pre-cast concrete arched frame to replace the existing bridge that carries NH 12-A over Ox Brook and the reconstruction and lengthening of a portion of Ox Brook Road to connect back into the relocated NH 12-A, effective upon G&C approval through November 29, 2002. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $95,652.18 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#116 Approve the request of Southern Spectrum LLC to amend permit (originally approved at G&C meeting of October 10, 2001), to construct a six-slip dug-in boathouse with associated structures on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH.

#117 Approve the request of Ann Romney to amend permit (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 22, 2001), to construct a four-slip dug-in boathouse on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH.

#118 TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $368.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Finnigan-Allen, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "Academic Citizenship".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay University of the New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $368.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Finnigan-Allen, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "Classroom Research and Assessment Methods".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the Southern New Hampshire University, Laconia, NH, the sum of $354.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan A. Gatton, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled "College Composition II".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $430.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheri Gonthier, Financial Aid Officer, in the course entitled "Business Ethics".

E. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Educational Technology Consultant, in the course entitled "Practicum in Educational Leadership".

F. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $576.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Hullinger, Executive Secretary, in the course entitled "Advance System Design & Development".

G. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $531.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dorothy M. Champagne, Accountant I, in the course entitled "Accounting & Financial Reporting II".

H. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina M. Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled "Introduction to Sociology".

I. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret D. LaBrecque, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Introduction to Business Finance".

J. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret D. LaBrecque, Accountant III, in the course entitled "United States History I: 1607-1865".

K. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $999.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen J. Moran, PUC Examiner, in the course entitled "Managerial Accounting".

L. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,764.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mike DeMaio, System Development Specialist, in the courses entitled "Fundamentals of Computing II", "Discrete Structures" and "Computer Networking I".

M. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $588.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tracey Wells, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Auditing Ethics and Practices".

N. SAFETY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,134.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Bryer, Chief of Road Toll, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics".

O. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $660.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donald Lasell, Project Manager, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics".

#119 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Council approved the following travel requests:

A. ADJUTANT GENERAL - Request permission for (1) employee, Roger Desjardins, NHSVC Director, or designee, to travel to Valley Forge, PA on March 11 - 15, 2002, to attend the Designing Bridges - Vision Achievement Planning Conference. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $771.22. Source of Funds: 89.42% General, 8.91% Federal and 1.57% Other Funds. No Registration Fees.

B. BANKING - Request permission for (1) employee, Robin G. Boman, Bank Examiner II, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA on March 10 - 29, 2002, to attend the Introduction to Examinations School. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Robin Boman. Total Cost: $965.00. Source of Funds: 100% Agency Income, Bank Exams and Assessment Fees. No Registration Fees.

C. EDUCATION - Request permission for (2) employees, John Flannery, Disability Unit/QA Supervisor, and Mary Lou Mion, Disability Examiner or designee, to travel to San Diego, CA on March 4 - 8, 2002, to attend the Spring Meeting of SASUS and SAVUG. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $773.33 IS REQUESTED FOR John Flannery and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $760.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Mary Lou Mion. Total Cost: $2,083.33. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $200.00.

LATE ITEMS:

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

A. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES:
Authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to continue the existing 10% salary increase for recruitment and retention effective retroactive to September 28, 2001, and further increase from 10% to 20% an additional salary enhancement for recruitment and retention purposes at New Hampshire Hospital. Authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to increase differentials to be paid to nurses working at the New Hampshire Hospital as outlined in item.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting for Wednesday, March 6, 2002 at 10:30 a.m., at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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