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Minutes
March 4, 1998
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
March 4, 1998
10:30 a.m.
#4

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of January 28, 1998.

The Governor and Executive Council swore into office the following representative-elect:

Hillsborough County District No. 47 (Manchester Ward 11)
Ernest E. Chabot, r, Manchester (146 Cartier Street) 03102-3918

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 18, 1998 meeting.

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

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION ADVISORY COMMISSION


A. Margaret Pike, Tilton
Succeeding: Ty Gagne, Holderness
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: October 30, 2000

APPELLATE BOARD


Scott D. McGuffin, Northfield
(Attorney)
Succeeding: Joseph Stewart, Weare
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: October 14, 1998

NH STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS


Grace F. Freije, Manchester
Succeeding: Helen Closson, Manchester
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: November 23, 2002

DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMISSION


Walter C. Carlson, Deerfield
(Public Employee At Large)
Succeeding: Roberta Mandrey, Penacook
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: October 10, 2000

EMERGENCY SHELTER COMMISSION


Dorothy R. Kasik, Portsmouth
Public Member
Succeeding: Cynthia Allard, Manchester
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: September 6, 1999

MILK SANITATION BOARD


Sharlene Beaudry, Walpole
Milk Producer
Succeeding: Debora Erb, Landaff
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: October 11, 2003

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD


Linda J. Thyne, Londonderry
(Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant)
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: March 4, 2001

OIL FUND DISBURSEMENT BOARD


James E. Connolly, Manchester
Petroleum Dealer
Reappointment
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: January 1, 2001

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS GOVERNING BOARD


Mark E. Favorite, Rochester
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: March 4, 2001

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY GOVERNING BOARD


Regina M. Keating, Nashua
(Public Member)
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: March 4, 2000

Rita A. Kirk, Nashua
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: March 4, 1999

Patricia T. Morrell, Bow
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: March 4, 2001

Amy S. Plante, W. Nottingham
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: March 4, 2001

Susan Wright, Farmington
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: March 4, 2000

WATER DIVISION DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES


Harry T. Stewart, P.E., Londonderry
Succeeding: Edward J. Schmidt, Durham (resigned)
Salary: Group P, Step 3 $62,611.00
Effective: March 4, 1998
TERM: May 23, 2002

The Governor and Executive Council nominated the following:

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION ADVISORY COMMISSION


Steven Arnold, Colebrook
Succeeding: John Rogers, Lancaster
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 12, 2000

ATHELETIC TRAINERS GOVERNING BOARD


Daniel F. O'Neill, M.D., Holderness
(Physician/Practice of Sports Medicine)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: 3 yrs. from date of confirmation

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE BOARD OF GOVERNORS


Dennis E. Adams, Hampton
(Labor)
Succeeding: Harley Eaton, Auburn
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2001

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD


James D. Casey, Dover
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2002

David Foster, Northfield
(Employer/Insurers)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2001

Robert H. Morneau, Wolfeboro
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 13, 2002

David J. Rogers, Hooksett
(Attorney)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2001

Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro
(Employer/Insurers)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2002

BOARD OF FORESTERS


Donna L. Schlachman, Exeter
(Public Member)
Succeeding: Michael Yatsevitch, Cornish
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 7, 2002

STATE HISTORICAL RESOURCE COUNCIL


Sheryl N. Hack, Canterbury
(Historic Preservation)
Succeeding: Christopher Closs, Candia
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 10, 2002

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE


Janet C. Thompson, Rye
Succeeding: Catherine Caouette, Contoocook (Term expired)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 3, 2000

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY


Virginia C. Beecher, Bow
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 31, 2002
Salary: Group P/Max. $68,768.00

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF STATE POLICE: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY


Colonel John J. Barthelmes, Contoocook
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 31, 2002

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE


Danielle C. Doran, Nashua
(Public Member)
Succeeding: Rudy William, Goffstown
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: October 14, 2000

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD


Jack M. Buckley, Dover
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 13, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD


William McAllister, Canterbury
(Public Member)
Succeeding: John Gryval, Hooksett
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: October 27, 2000

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Speare Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. located in Plymouth, NH. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote as requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton -Yes; Councilor Spaulding -Yes; Councilor Griffin -Yes; Councilor Normand -Yes; Councilor Streeter -Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD MARCH 4, 1998 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:45 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Speare Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. in Plymouth and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced David Pearce, Administrator, and Michelle McEwen, Chief Financial Officer, of Speare Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked when ever any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR SPEARE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, INC. IN PLYMOUTH" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Griffin, Normand, and Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s) None; and those voting against were Councilor(s) None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR SPEARE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION, INC. IN PLYMOUTH

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for Speare Memorial Hospital Association, Inc. (the "Borrower") in Plymouth by the Authority's issue of up to $2,080,000 Bonds under RSA 162-I (the "Act");

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

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special findings:

(1) The Project (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of the renovation and expansion of the Borrower's second floor, particularly the nursing areas of the Medical/Surgical, ICU and Maternity units located at 16 Hospital Road in the Town of Plymouth and the refinancing of existing tax-exempt bonds which will be used by the Borrower in the operation of a community hospital. The Project is within the definition of "Commercial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire and will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

(b) General findings:

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

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

(3) The LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (which is a combined financing document and security document, hereinafter called the "Agreement") contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreement, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

(4) The Agreement does not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

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

Section 2. Ultimate Finding and Determination. The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the commercial Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority's financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

Section 3. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

Section 4. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to March 4, 1998

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE ON VOLUNTEERISM

#2 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $8250.00 to pay for the 1998 New Hampshire Governor's Conference on Volunteerism to be held on May 11, 1998 at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to accept and expend up to $1,200 in registration fees to be collected in connection with a workshop on Sustainable Design and Construction, through June 30, 1998.

#4 Authorized contract with Wilson Educational Services, Inc., Wallingford, CT in the amount of $15,000, through June 30, 1999 for educational services in the Savings Through Energy Management, Watt Watchers, and STEM/Energy Star Small Business programs.

#5 Authorized contract with the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord in the amount of $7500, through December 31, 1998 as a grant recipient in the Alternative Transportation Fuels Demonstration Program.

#6 Authorized contract with the Monadnock Solar/Electric Race Car Team, Peterborough in the amount of $7500, through December 31, 1998 as a grant recipient in the Alternative Transportation Fuels Demonstration Program.

#7 Authorized contract with Thomas P. Hopper, Concord in the amount of $5000, though August 31, 1998 as a grant recipient in the Alternative Transportation Fuels Demonstration Program.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#8 Authorized agreement with Cheshire County in the amount of $175,000, through June 30, 1999, through June 30, 1999. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant fund which is intended to help municipalities solve development problems.

#9 Authorized agreement with the City of Laconia in the amount of $200,350, through June 30, 1999. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant fund which is intended to help municipalities solve development problems.

#10 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture, United States Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest, Laconia [initially approved on June 19, 1996 (Item #9) and August 6, 1997 (Item #20)] by extending the completion date from March 31, 1998 to August 31, 1998.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#11 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized, with Councilors Streeter and Normand voting NO, agreement with Concord Hospital in the amount of $8,650.00, through September 30, 1998 to serve as the administrator and coordinator of the Concord Chapter of Emergency Nurses Cancel Alcohol Related Emergencies. SOLE SOURCE

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#12 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized the confirmation of CPT David C. Peterson of North Berwick, ME to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#13 Authorized consideration of the petition by Kathleen Quint to waive the State's right to recover up to $145,499 in future workers' compensation medical benefits from Ms. Quint's third party settlement.

#14 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into retroactive lease agreement with TAC Properties, Inc., at a rate of $3,550 per month. The term of the lease commenced on January 1, 1998, and ends on December 31, 1999 for office and courtroom space located on Turnpike Road and Knight Street in Jaffrey.

#15 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Data Center to amend an existing Lease Purchase Agreement with IBM, Branch Office, Bedford by increasing the original contract price by $2,186,890, through January 31, 2002 to provide additional hardware capacity required for the Health and Human Services New Heights project. SOLE SOURCE

#16 Authorized approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Trustees of Lakes Regional Hospital of Laconia.

#17 Authorized approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr. with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Trustees of Rivier College, of Nashua.

#18 Authorized approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr. with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Trustees of Saint Anselm College of Goffstown.

#18A Authorized appointment of Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr. as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with RiverMead, Peterborough.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#19 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and to issue checks in the amount $2,278.29 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

19A Authorized to retroactively amend section 1.8 between New Hampshire Nuclear Decommissioning Financing Committee and TEAM Associates, Inc., Norcross, Georgia for the period of June 25, 1997 to December 31, 1997 by increasing the price limitation from $56,700.00 to $63,425.99 (by $6,725.99).

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#20 Authorized Markets & Food, Division of Pesticide Control to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $19,763, to adjust the state spending balances under 2140 to those amounts received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as federal grants. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#21 Authorized Markets & Food, Division of Pesticide Control to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $10,000, to sample existing wells. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized appointment of Richard J. Lehmann (Position #9U217), as an Assistant Attorney General, effective March 4, 1998, at the salary level of $48,449, Step 3 in the range for Group M. His commission will expire April 29, 2000.

#23 DENIED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, denied the petition of Roger Charles Mailhot for a pardon hearing for the offense of Operating After Certification as Habitual Offender.

BOXING AND WRESTLING COMMISSION

#24 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept the Biennial Report for the New Hampshire Boxing & Wrestling Commission for the Fiscal Year 1997.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized to accept and expend Section 404 Hazard Mitigation Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $253,287.00, through December 30, 1998 to administer approved mitigation projects for the towns listed in letter dated 02-17-98.

#26 Authorized agreement with the Town of Peterborough in the amount of $17,000.00, through September 30, 1999 to enable the community to continue their effort to address local mitigation issues.

#27 Authorized agreement with the City of Keene in the amount of $10,900.00, through September 30, 1998 to enable the community to continue their effort to address local mitigation issues.

#28 Authorized out-of-state travel in the amount of $1,175.00 retroactive from March 2, 1998 through March 5, 1998 for four (4) employees to travel to Berryville, Virginia to attend Response '98 Hurricane Exercise Controller and Evaluator training.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#29 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to enter into a one year Interagency Memorandum of Agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide for an enhanced electronic monitoring capability for certain parolees, probationers and prison inmates to be supervised. SOLE SOURCE

#30 Authorized Division of Field Services to enter into an Extension of Term of the lease agreement with the Strafford County Commissioners, Dover in the amount of $14,406.00 per year for a two year period commencing April 1, 1998 for office space at the Strafford County Justice & Administration Building, Dover.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $2,000,000.00 through February 5, 1999 from the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Division as part of a One - Stop Career Centers Implementation Grant Award.

#32 Authorized transfer of funds in the amount of $9,659.25 in FY98 and $36,029.18 in FY99, and establish two Data Entry Operator III position from February 18, 1998 through June 30, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#33 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to transfer and expend $40,000 in excess OHRV registration fees to provide for law enforcement details. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to accept a federal grant in the amount of $43,192.14 from the Land and Water Conservation Fund for state park project "State Park Acquisition IV" to purchase 73.8 acres of land abutting Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam from the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forest for $37,000.

#35 Authorized to expend $120,000.00 from the State Parks Fund for facility improvements listed in letter dated 01-22-98. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#36 Authorized contract with Media Stream, Goffstown in the amount of $19,730.00 to design and produce an interactive CD-ROM presentation for use by the Offices of Business and Industrial Development, Internation Commerce and Travel and Tourism Development.

#37 Authorized contract with Thompson Appraisal Company, Inc. of Concord in the amount of $3,200.00 to appraise the Umbagog Lake Campground in Cambridge.

#38 Authorized Division of Parks & Recreation, Trails Bureau to extend contract with Rockingham Recreational Trail Assn. for maintenance along the Rockingham Recreational Trail, [initially approved on September 18, 1996 (Item #95) to the period ending September 30, 1999.

#39 Authorized Division of Parks & Recreation to issue a Special Use Permit to Atlantic Fishing Fleet through June 30, 2002, with a 5 year renewal option, for parking spaces and retail sales office rental at Rye Marina, Rye.

#40 Authorized Water Division to accept $5,000 in additional funds from the Office of State Planning through June 30, 1998 for the purpose of carrying out activities under provisions of the Coastal Program.

#41 Authorized to expend $300,000.00 in excess hydro lease income to cover dam maintenance expenses in FY98. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#42 Authorized the Waste Management Division to contract with R.J. Olszak Construction, Inc., Bridgewater in the amount of $47,000.00 for FY98 to demolish and remove to an approved solid waste facility an approximately 6800 square foot single story wood frame building at the Beede Waste Oil/Cash Energy Site in Plaistow.

#43 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith in the amount of $6,020.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide technical assistance and staff support to the Pemigewasset River Local Advisory Committee in accord with the NH Rivers Management and Protection Program. SOLE SOURCE

#44 Authorized memorandum of agreement with the University of New Hampshire - Jackson Estuarine Laboratory in the amount of $11,940.00, through September 30, 1998 to review the literature and other information on the public health significance of stormwater-borne microbial contaminants and determine an appropriate field assessment strategy.

#45 Authorized Water Division to award a grant under the provisions of RSA 486:1,III and 486:3,II for Wastewater Improvements in the amount of $1,182,966.00 to the Municipality of Greenville Estates Village District.

#46 Authorized Water Division to award a grant under the provisions of RSA 486:1,III and 486:3,II for Mechanical Screen Project in the amount of $129,598.00 to the Municipality of Derry.

#47 Authorized to award a grant under the provisions of RSA 149-M for landfill closure projects in the amount of $1,317,283.96 to the Municipality of Hampton.

#48 Authorized the Air Resources Division to establish a full-time, temporary Emissions/Permit Modeler (LG22) position, salary range $29,094.00 - $34,437.00, through June 30, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#49 Authorized contract with TRACE Educational Services, Inc., Lebanon in the amount of $59,862.00, through June 30, 1999 to support local schools in their efforts to use state-wide and local assessment results as a basis for developing educational improvement and assessment plans.

#50 Authorized contract with RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth in the amount of $149,998.00, through June 30, 1999 to support local schools in their efforts to use state-wide and local assessment results as a basis for developing educational improvement and assessment plans.

#51 Authorized to conduct four 3-hour workshops in the amount of $3650.00 for the purpose of professional development for teachers and administrators on March 31 and June 25, 1998 at Concord.

#52 Authorized to remit to the New Hampshire Job Training Private Industry Council, Inc. in the amount of $50,553.00 to provide staff support and technical assistance to schools and community organizations interested in K-12 school-based service learning.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#53 Authorized N.H. Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the N.H. Job Training Council in the amount of $2,377,173, from the Corporation of National Service, $55,000.00 and the National Occupational Information Coordinating Committee $86,600.00 for services listed in letter dated 02-13-98.

#54 Authorized N.H. Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges, Laconia to enter into an instructional contract with Connie Hyslop & Associates, Gilmanton in the amount of $5,000.00, through June 30, 1998 to provide instructional services of curriculum assessment and development, training of client employees and program evaluation services.

#55 Authorized NH Community Technical College, Manchester to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Postsecondary Education Commission in the amount of $2,200.00, through June 30, 1998 to provide assistance to financially needy nursing students, both part-time and full-time.

NEW HAMPSHIRE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION

#56 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized out-of-state travel for the fourth quarter of FY98 for the Commission members, Executive Director and such employees of the Sweepstakes Commission as may be authorized by the Executive Director for the execution of the Tri-States Megabucks program.

OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES

#57 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with The Annie E. Casey Foundation., d.b.a. Casey Family Services, in the amount of $27,000.00 through September 30, 1998 to provide technical assistance to plan, develop and implement a statewide campaign for the recruitment and retention of foster parent.

ELDERLY AND ADULT SERVICES

#58 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to amend an existing agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, [initially approved on July 18, 1997, retroactive to July 1, 1997, (Item #135)] by increasing the contract in the amount of $9,187.50 from $1,095,706.84 to $1,104,894.34, to provide transportation, nutrition, transportation and support services for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program and case management and assessment services by the North Country Alzheimer's Partnership.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#59 Authorized to amend an authorization [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #239)] to accept and expend federal funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration by extending the completion date from March 29, 1998 to April 28, 1998.

#60 Authorized to reimburse the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors Research Institute, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia in the amount of $7,200.00 through June 30, 1998 to proceed with the development of a performance measurement system to meet the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization's ORYX requirements.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

#61 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to reimburse Dianne Luby in the amount of $3,000.00 for relocation expenses based upon actual expenses incurred.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#62 Authorized agreement with Lavallee/Brensinger Professional Association, Manchester in the Lump Sum Price of $92,700.00 for the purpose of Design of Nashua Campus Library Addition, N.H. Community Technical College System, Nashua.

#63 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont in the amount of $395,495.00, through August 28, 1998 to provide for roadway construction and installation of a steel structural plate pipe-arch Bridge.

#64 Authorized contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc., Conway in the amount of $131,958.25, through June 6, 1998 to provide for sidewalk construction beginning on the south side of NH Route 109 in the village of Sanbornville just west of NH Northcoast Railroad Crossing and continues to the intersection of NH Route 153 then turning south along Route 153 to a town gravel parking area at Lovell Lake just north of Cemetery Road.

#65 Authorized contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry in the amount of $6,798,934.50, through August 30, 1999 to reconstruct and widen the F.E. Everett Turnpike and reconstruct the associated ramps at the Exit 5 interchange.

#66 Authorized the contract with Weaver Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Concord in the amount of $16,596,130.29, through October 15, 2000 for construction of the I-93 Bridge over Manchester Street, including the removal of three existing bridges and reconstruction of I-93 Northbound and Southbound with construction of a single-point diamond interchange at Exit 13.

#67 Authorized to sell a four hundredths (0.04) acre parcel of State owned land in the Town of Carroll to Roger Champagne for $300.00 plus an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#68 Authorized to sell an eight hundredths (0.08) acre parcel of State owned land in Hooksett to Howard J. Brodsky for $1,900.00.

#69 Authorized to sell a mobile home which requires removal from State owned property in the Town of Madison to Nick Dunkavich, Hampstead for $12,709.00.

#70 Authorized to lease 5,900 square feet of land in Holderness to Joseph Nassar and Esther Nassar for 5 years at $500.00/year with an option for an additional 5 years at the then current market value plus an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#71 Authorized to lease 2.0 acres of land in Salem to the Town of Salem for 5 years at $200.00/year with an option for an additional 5 years at the then current market value plus an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#72 Authorized to enter into a lease with Stanley Szetela and Maryellen Szetela for 5,600 square feet of the State owned Mountain Division Railroad Line in the Town of Conway for a period of 5 years at $1,000.00/year with an option for an additional 5 years at the then current market value plus an Administrative Fee of $500.00

#73 Authorized to modify Department's Agreement for engineering and environmental services with McFarland-Johnson, Incorporated, Binghamton, New York by increasing the total amount payable under the Agreement by $289,059.00, from $1,027,602.00 to 1,316,661.00.

#74 Authorized to increase the contingency with Pike Industries Inc., Tilton by $242,300.00, from $149,405.00 to $391,705.00. This changes the April 23, 1997 original resolution encumbrance of $1,643,455.00 (bid amount of $1,494,050.00 plus 10% contingency of $149,405.00) to a revised amount of $1,885,755.00.

#75 Authorized to accept sealed bids for the sale of 11,146 square foot ancillary parcel of the abandoned Ashuelot Branch Line in the Town of Winchester.

#76 Authorized for consideration is the Contemplated Award List for the period of January 28, 1998 through February 10, 1998.

STATE PORT AUTHORITY

#77 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized contract with Portsmouth Fishermen's Cooperative in the amount of $19,094.74, to be completed 18 months from the date of Governor and Executive Council approval, to help the Portsmouth Fishermen's Cooperate upgrade their computer system which will improve their efficiency, help to install a defroster system to improve their refrigeration capacity and help to replace an outdated heating system in the building to save on overall heating cost for the operation annually.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#78 Authorized the Division of State Police to accept federal funds in the amount of $28,932.12 from the N.H. Highway Safety Agency for In-Cruiser Video Systems.

#79 Authorized the Division of State Police to accept federal funds in the amount of $3,482.62 from the N.H. Highway Safety Agency in order to combat the DWI problem.

#80 Authorized Division of State Police to accept federal funds in the amount of $172,727.00 from the N.H. Department of Justice for the acquisition of equipment for the New Hampshire State Police Forensic Laboratory to assist it in attaining DNA analytical capabilities.

#81 Authorized the Division of State Police to accept federal fund in the amount of $410,000.00 from the N.H. Department of Justice to increase the effectiveness and coordination of the state criminal justice computer systems through hardware, software and system management.

#82 Authorized to approve the permit application of Calumet Lutheran Camp and Conference Center, Ossipee Lake, Freedom for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. It is recommended that the application be approved for 17 moorings, eliminating moorings numbered 18, 19, and 20 and moorings 9 through 17 be repositioned to increasing spacing from 25 feet to 35 feet between rows parallel to the shore.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#83 Authorized the request of the Town of Seabrook's request to install 22,750 sq. ft. of stone rip-rap shoreline erosion protection along 700+/- linear feet of shoreline frontage currently experiencing severe erosion from a rapidly widening and deepening diverting channel of the Blackwater River.

#84 Authorized with Councilors Spaulding and Streeter voting NO, the request of Francis and Janice Girard to replace an existing crib dock with a piling dock and construct a two slip dug-in boathouse. Dredge 24 cu. yds. for access on Springfield Point in Wolfeboro.

#85 Authorized the request of Dog Cove Association to remove existing seasonal dock and concrete wharf. Install five seasonal piers anchored to an existing stone retaining wall on property located at Squam Lake in Center Harbor.

#86 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding , seconded by Councilor Normand, approved the following Tuition Request:

A. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $438.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine St. George, Interviewer, in the course entitled "English Composition II."

B. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Gilford, NH, the sum of $435.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cynthia Morin Gould, Program Specialist, in the course entitled "Business Ethics."

C. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jean Moreau, Teacher, in the course entitled "The Individualized Education Plan."

D. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $885.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Violetta Kepa, Teacher Assistant, in the course entitled "Educational Psychology."

#87 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the following Travel Request:

A. AGRICULTURE, Division of Pesticide Control - Requests permission for Diana Beauchain, Pesticide Inspector, and Peter Paveglio, Environmentalist, or designee, to travel to St. Paul, MN, on March 28-April 2, 1998, to attend the EPA / University of Minnesota Extension Service Pesticide Inspector Residential Training Course. Total Cost: $2,060.00 Source of Funds: There will be no cost to the state. The University of Minnesota Extension Service will reimburse the attendees.

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for David Orrick, and Jean Clouatre, Professors, or designee, to travel to Albuquerque, NM, on March 10-15, 1998 to attend the Annual Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference. Total Cost: $2,673.85. Source of Funds: 60% Tuition & 40% General Funds.

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Alex Easton, Jane Kilcoyne, and William Simonton, College Presidents; Lucille Jordan, Interim President; John Fischer, Kevin Drumm and Charles Annal, College Vice Presidents; and Lynn Kilchenstein, Associate Vice President, or designee, to travel to Miami, FL, on April 23-28, 1998 to attend the 1998 Annual Convention of American Association of Community Colleges. Total Cost: $12,946.69. Source of Funds: 60%Tuition & 40% General Funds.

D. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Joanne Baker, Administrator, Tim Kurtz, and Sue McKevitt, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to Santa Barbara, CA, on March 21-27, 1998, to attend the Equity in Mathematics Education Leadership Institute (EMELIS) Meeting. Total Cost: $5,544.00. Source of Funds: EMELIS will pay $3,945.00. The balance $1,599.00 is 100% Federal Funds.

E. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Dorothy Oliver, and Christine Noon, Consultants, or designee, to travel to Seattle, WA, on March 17-22, 1998 to attend the Annual TESOL Conference. Total Cost: $3,013.50. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Jackie Teague, Robert Wells, Arthur Jillette, and John Stohrer, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on March 26-27, 1998 to attend the Maine Administrator of Services for Children with Disabilities Conference. Total Cost: $882.50. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Jane Weissmann, Data, Systems Manager, and Diane Oglesby, will be assuming this responsibility in the near future, or designee, to travel to Bethesda, MD, on March 28-April 1, 1998 to attend the 12th Annual WESTAT Conference. Total Cost: $1,910.40. WESTAT will pay $917.70. The balance of $992.70 will be paid by 100% Federal Funds.

H. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Art Ellison, Administrator, and Dorothy Oliver, Consultant, or designee, to travel to South Deerfield, MA, on March 27-29, 1998 to attend a Literacy Theater Workshop. Total Cost: $110.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

I. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Judith Fillion, Director, Gwen Copeland, Program Reviewer, Deborah Fleurant, Education Consultant, and Katherine Killam, Program Reviewer, or designee, to travel to Boston, MA, on March 9-12, 1998 to attend the USDA Sponsored School Meal Initiative Nutrition Review and Technical Training for the National School Lunch and Breakfast Programs. Total Cost: $2,102.50. Source of Funds: 100% Federally Funded.

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Jane Donovan, Supervisor, and Paul Sanborn, Environmentalist, or designee, to travel to San Francisco, CA, on April 25-May 2, 1998 to attend the 1998 AIRS Conference. Total Cost: $3,459.00. Source of Funds: 100% Title V Air Permit Fees.

K. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Richard Tichko, Coordinator, Carol Henderson, Ecologist, William Carpenter, Land Agent, and Robert Talon, Technician, or designee, to travel to State College, PA, on March 30-April 2, 1998 to attend the 2nd Northeast States Boating Access Meeting. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300 mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $950.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish & Game Funds.

L. HIGHWAY SAFETY - Requests permission for Freeman Bowley and Stephen Sargent, Highway Safety Field Representatives, or designee, to travel to Cleveland, OH, on March 28-April 2, 1998 to attend the Annual Lifesavers Conference. Total Cost: $3,190.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

M. JOINT BOARD - Requests permission for Louise Laughlin, Administrator, Edmund Bergeron, Vice-Chairperson, John Jacobson, and Robert Carpenter, Board Members, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on April 16-19, 1998, to attend the National Council of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors Northeast Zone Meeting. Total Cost: $5,000.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

N. NURSING, BOARD OF - Requests permission for Doris Nuttleman, RN, Director, and Mary Kinson, RN, Program Specialist, or designee, to travel to Boston, MA, on March 25-27, 1998 to attend the 1998 Area Meeting of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing and Regulatory Day of Dialogue. Total Cost: $1,618.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

O. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Jennifer Bofinger, Forest Entomologist / Pathologist, and Kyle Lombard, Forest Technician, or designee, to travel to Fredricton, New Brunswick, Canada, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Forest Pest Council. Total Cost: $550.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

P. REVENUE - Requests permission for Don Foster, Technical Support Specialist, and Irene Koffink, Systems Development Specialist, or designee, to travel to Framingham, MA, on March 24-25, 1998 to attend the 8th annual Northeast IBM User Group Conference. Total Cost: $799.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

Q. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Sergeant Brian Hester, and State Police Troopers Larry Holdsworth and Timothy Stearns, or designee, to travel to Rutland, VT, on April 8, 1998 to attend a Highway Interdiction Information Sharing Seminar. Total Cost: $45.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway & 19% Turnpike Funds.

R. SWEEPSTAKES - Requests permission for Rick Wisler, Director, Doug Parker, Manager, and Kassie Strong, Accountant, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on April 4-9, 1998 to attend the Lottery World Leader's Forum. Total Cost: $4,800.00. All expenses will be paid by the Tri-State Commission.

S. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for David Miniutti, Inspector, or designee, to travel to Cape Charles, VA, on March 15-April 30, 1998 to attend the IA inspection on Girders Fabrication for the Dover 11657 project. Total Cost: $1,500.00. Source of Funds:80% Federal & 20% Highway Funds.

LATE ITEMS

A. Office of State Planning

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized agreement with the Town of Fremont in the amount of $230,000.00, through December 31, 1999 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund which is intended to help municipalities solve development problems.

The next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. in Concord at the State House.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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