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March 5, 2003
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
March 5, 2003 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 Wheeler accepted the minutes of February 19, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the February 19, 2003 meeting.

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

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

NH Motor Vehicle Industry Board
Archie C Burnett III, Milford Effective: March 5, 2003
Reappointment Term: January 9, 2007

Nursing Board
Richard S Brothers R.N., Campton Effective: May 10, 2003
Replacing Mary Lou Asbell Term: May 10, 2006

Pari-Mutuel Commission
Timothy J Connors, Portsmouth Effective: April 9, 2003
Reappointment Term: April 9, 2006

Department of Safety
Assistant Commissioner Effective: March 5, 2003
John A Stephen, Manchester Term: March 31, 2007
Reappointment Salary: Group Q/Max: $74,381

University System of NH Board of Trustees
Edward C Dupont, Durham Effective: March 5, 2003
Replacing Ralph Brickett Term: June 30, 2005

Board of Managers of the NH Veteran's Home
Veteran of Foreign Wars 
Donald R Caron, Goffstown Effective: March 5, 2003
Reappointment Term: March 1, 2008

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

Air Resource Council
Muriel Lajoie, Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation
Manufacturing Component of Industry Term: November 21, 2006
(Filling vacancy)

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission
Glenn E English, North Haverhill Effective: Upon Confirmation
Public Member Term: February 10, 2006
Reappointment 

Electrician's Board
George E Maihos, Salem Effective: Upon Confirmation
Master Electrician Term: July 1, 2005
Reappointment 

Electrician's Board
Joan M DeLorie, Pembroke Effective: Upon Confirmation
Public Member Term: August 26, 2006
Reappointment 

Oil Fund Disbursement Board
Kevin A Sheppard P.E., Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Public Member Term: January 1, 2006
Reappointment 

Railroad Appeals Board
John Flanders, Kingston Effective: Upon Confirmation
Alternate/Public Member Term: July 25, 2005
Reappointment 

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to conduct a one-day Planning and Zoning Workshop to be held on Saturday, April 12, 2003 at the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, at a total cost not to exceed $6,200. (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Technical Institute for the use of individual classrooms, lecture hall, audio-visual equipment, and cafeteria, in an amount not to exceed $2,000. (3)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Technical Institute's food service provider, Chartwells Dining Service, for the provisions of a buffet luncheon and coffee breaks for no more than 330 participants, in an amount not to exceed $3,800. (4)Further Authorized speaker expenses for mileage, handout reproduction, etc. in the amount of $400.

#2 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services to develop an erosion and sediment control certification program under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#3 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Aquaculture Education and Resource Center, Hampton, NH, to implement the dockside shellfish aquaculture project under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project, in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#4 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Grants Management Division, Silver Spring, MD, (previously approved by G&C on 11-21-01, item #1), for the purpose of extending the end date from March 31, 2003 through September 31, 2004 to spend the funds for their designated purpose.

#5 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing agreement with Moose Mountains Regional Greenways, Union, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-9-01, item #10, amended on 1-9-02, item #10), by extending the completion date from December 31, 2002 to March 31, 2004, adding additional work tasks and adding $10,000 to the original amount of $10,000, for a new total of $20,000.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#6 Authorized Kraig E Hankins, Londonderry, NH, be nominated for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

#7 Authorized Leroy B Dunkelberger II, Eliot, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

#8 Authorized Scott J Gardner, Cumberland, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

#9 Authorized Bryan E Clements, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

#10 Authorized to transfer $21,650.36 as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#11 Authorized the transfer of funds from the Emergency Fund, in the amount of $1,272.15, for reimbursement of State Active duty cost, incurred while providing assistance for lost hikers in November 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
#12 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized to enter into an agreement with Stratex Networks, Amesbury, MA, to build and maintain a microwave data connection between the State Office Park South and the State Office Park East, to provide cost-effective traffic capacity for the State's increasing data demands among its major nodes, in the amount of $139,274.50. Effective March 5, 2003 through June 30, 2006.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#13 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH's Agricultural Experiment Station, Durham, NH, for analytical services, up to the amount of $35,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#14 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended revenues of Agriculture Product/Scale testing funds in the amount of $17,200. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
#15 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $12,969.46 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds that have escheated to the general fund.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#16 Authorized to transfer $25,100 as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#17 Authorized Division of Arts, to award Arts in Education Leadership Grants totaling $10,000 to the school and organizations as listed in letter dated February 18, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $29,178 from the National Institute of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, to be used to enhance forensic science services at both the NH State Police Crime Laboratory and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the NH Department of Safety, Division of State Police, in the amount of $10,000, to be used to assist the Sate Police Crime Laboratory in the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors accreditation process. (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, NH Department of Justice, in the amount of $16,287, to be used to assist with the clearing of case backlog and in preparation for seeking National Association of Medical Examiners accreditation. Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2003.

#19 Authorized to expend up to $300,000 from the general fund to cover expenses incurred in the defense of the State and the prosecution of criminal law, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#20 Authorized to expend up to $45,000 from the general fund to pay for autopsies conducted as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#21 Authorized to enter into a retroactive sub-grant with the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $45,049, to be used to hire a full time employee to administer the State Police Computer Aided Dispatch/Records Management System. Effective December 1, 2002 until June 30, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
#22 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement and to reimburse tuition costs in the amount of $437 to employee Gary R Fillion as detailed in letter dated February 6, 2003.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
#23 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler voting no, authorized to extend a lease agreement for office space with Gloria A Alosa, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $216,000. Effective April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004.

OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE
#24 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to extend a lease agreement for office space with Gloria A Alosa, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $15,000. Effective April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized with Thanks to accept a donation of $250 to be used for quilting supplies from Eleanor Therrien, Nashua, NH.

#26 Authorized with Thanks to accept a donation of cloth book bags and various children's toys and books from Ann Trombly, NH Circle of Home and Family Association, Laconia, NH. The approximate value of this donation is $190.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
#27 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept and expend $60,000 from the Department of Environmental Services, to develop an ecological classification system. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, to develop an ecological classification system, in the amount of $60,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#28 Authorized to establish three Biologist II positions and three Biological Technician positions through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#29 Authorized to enter into a contract with Vollmer Associates LLP, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #56),to complete Boundary Line Maintenance work including, witness of boundary lines and corners of seven of the Department's Wildlife Management Areas for a cost not to exceed $7,960. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized to accept a $127,000 grant award from the US Environmental Protection Agency for continued operation of a regional information center. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a Sole Source contract with the Northeast Waste Management Official's Association, Boston, MA, to provide EPA funding for the Northeast Regional Pollution Prevention Center, in the amount of $124,600. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004.

#31 Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $40,000 from the Dam Maintenance Fund, to repair a deteriorated concrete training wall at the Milton Three Pond Dam in Milton, NH, on a force account basis. Effective through June 30, 2003.

#32 Authorized to accept $75,000 in federal funds to continue the Toxics Use Reduction in the Healthcare Sector, Schools and Motor Vehicle Salvage Facilities project. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the "Reducing PBT's in the Health Care Sector and School Project", for $7,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#33 WITHDRAWN - The Governor withdrew the request to establish an Environmentalist III position through June 30, 2004, not July 1, 2003 as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#34 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $56,740 from Federal Emergency Management Agency grant to fund improvements to NH's Dam Safety Program, to budget $31,406 of those funds as detailed in letter dated February 21, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#35 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, to automate seven surficial geology maps, in the amount of $14,000. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment in the amount of $4,000 in accordance with the terms of the memorandum. (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Carl Koteff, Herndon, VA, for geologic mapping services, in the amount of $8,000. (4)Further Authorized an advance payment in the amount of $2,000 in accordance with the terms of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2003.

#36 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to The City of Keene, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $13,027.60. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#37 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated February 11, 2003, with the Town of Newmarket, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-97, item #143, amended on 12-6-00, item #123). This amendment reduces the loan to the Town by $235,222.59. Effective upon G&C approval.

#38 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated February 7, 2003, with the Town of Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-9-01, item #101), in the principal amount of $828,554.31, to finance the design and construction of the upgrade of a raw water transmission main under the provisions of NH Administrative Rules Env-C 500. Effective upon G&C approval.

#39 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated January 31, 2003, with the City of Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-19-00, item #48), in the principal amount of $1,364,214.73, to finance the design and construction of a water main replacement an improvement project under the provisions of NH Administrative Rules Env-C 500. Effective upon G&C approval.

#40 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated January 28, 2003, with the City of Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-19-00, item #49), in the principal amount of $556,234.58, to finance the design and replacement of existing water mains under the provisions of NH Administrative Rules Env-C 500. Effective upon G&C approval.

#41 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated February 7, 2003, with the City of Somersworth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-9-00, item #95), in the principal amount of $650,000, to finance the design and construction of the upgrade of a high lift pump station under the provisions of NH Administrative Rules Env-C 500. Effective upon G&C approval.

#42 Authorized to enter into a contract with Charwill Construction, Inc., Meredith, NH, for construction of improvements to a sewer force main, in the amount of $318,465. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#43 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Merrimack County Conservation District, Concord, NH, for the implementation of Best Management Practices and storm water control measures at Marston's Dairy Farm, in the amount of $14,840. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#44 Authorized to enter into a contract with the City of Laconia, NH, for cleaning siphon river crossing pipes and other vactor services at locations within the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program's sewerage system, in the amount of $22,900. Effective through June 30, 2007.

#45 Authorized Ruth E. Phenney's request to amend permit, (previously approved by G&C on 5-9-01), to completely remove all of the existing docking facilities from the frontage, consisting of rock breakwater, piling supported pier and walkway/wharf along the shore. Construct a boathouse, breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and attached in cantilevered dock to the breakwater and stabilize the inlet cut with riprap and rock wall on an average of 255 ft if shoreline on property located at Wolfeboro Neck on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#46 Authorized Edward Roy's request to fill, construct breakwater with a gap at the shoreline, and cantilevered pier connected to an existing pier by a walkway on an average of 100 ft of frontage located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#47 Authorized Gordon Storm's request to install four pilings and two boatlifts and construct a seasonal canopy over the slips provided by existing breakwater with cantilevered pier, accessed by a walkway, and crib pier on property located at Parker Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#48 Authorized to accept and expend $54,091.71 in federal funds from the US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, to administer the Clean Vessel Act Program. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004.

BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS
#49 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to expend examination fees collected, in a total amount of $17,250, for examinations, related services and supplies, as detailed in letter dated February 19, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

Office of Community and Public Health
#50 WITHDRAWN - The Governor withdrew the request to contract with Jill Ann Underhill, Bow, NH, for research and consulting services related to teen pregnancy prevention, for an amount not to exceed $19,250. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#51 WITHDRAWN - The Governor withdrew the request Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to expend funds to support the delivery of curriculum-based, multi-session, teen pregnancy prevention educational programs in schools and community agencies throughout NH, payment of $2,500 for an eight-session program or $5,000 for a sixteen-session program up to a maximum total of $85,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#52 Authorized to accept and expend $10,000 in additional revenue from a civil monetary penalty from the Shaw's Supermarkets, Inc., as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#53 Authorized to accept and expend $820,904 in federal funds and establish one Program Planner III position, one Program Specialist III position and one Statistical Assistant position through June 30, 2003, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#54 Authorized Bureau of Radiological Health to enter into an agreement with Canberra Industries, Inc., Meriden, CT, for maintenance and service of radiological detection equipment, in the amount of $16,543. Effective retroactive from October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

Division of Family Assistance
#55 Authorized to accept and expend $583,315 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. Retroactive.

Office of Health Planning & Medicaid
#56 Authorized to accept and expend $41,076 in previously Authorized but unexpended funds, accept and expend $250,000 in federal funds and continue one Program Specialist III position and one Administrative Secretary position through June 30, 2003, as specified in letter dated January 15, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#57 Authorized to enter into a third and fourth year sole source agreement with the Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, for health planning services in the amount of $770,201. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2004.

Division for Children, Youth & Families
#58 Authorized to accept and expend $145,698 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#59 Authorized to accept and expend $91,491.68 from the NH Department of Education, and transfer $91,491.68, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#60 Authorized to accept and expend $193,358 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#61 Authorized to amend an agreement with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-24-01, item #89, amended on 4-3-02, item #62), for support services for victims of sexual and domestic violence, by increasing the Price Limitation from $1,366,453 to $1,603,740, and increase of $237,287. Effective upon approval.

Division of Behavioral Health
#62 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, for the purpose of allocating a portion of the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS funds provided to NH by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, in an amount of $884,600. Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2006.

Division of Elderly & Adult Services
#63 Authorized to amend an agreement with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-15-02, item #133), to provide for the continuation of services to the deaf and hard of hearing, by extending the termination date from June 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003, retroactive to July 1, 2002.

#64 Authorized to accept and expend $15,517 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#65 Authorized to accept and expend $262,495 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#66 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with The Holiday Center, Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #188, amended on 4-17-02, item #105), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the contract by $974.93 from $216,708.98 to $217,683.91. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

New Hampshire Hospital
#66A Authorized to compensate Leticia Conrad, a Mental Health Worker II in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury in accordance with Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#67 Authorized to expend $5,639,992 in excess revenue and to establish adjunct faculty positions through June 30, 2003, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#68 Authorized the Stratham College to enter into an agreement with Silver Brothers Painting, LLC, Newmarket, NH, for the purpose of preparing and painting the walls in the automotive shop area, in the amount of $14,130. Effective upon G&C approval through March 23, 2003.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#69 Authorized to award a $6,500 grant to the University of NH, for the purpose of granting nursing scholarships to full-time and part-time nursing students who are NH residents and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need.

#70 Authorized to award an $89,000 grant to the University of NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents and who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRANING COUNCIL
#71 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to accept and place on file the report for the operations for the fiscal year July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#72 Authorized to accept the donation of an AKC registered German Shepherd dog from Ronald and Jeanne Lapointe of Antrim, NH, to be trained and used by the NH State Police. The worth is in the $1,000 range.

#73 Authorized to extend position #8T031 Marine Patrol Sergeant from March 4, 2003 to June 30, 2003, as detailed in letter dated January 24, 2003.

#74 Authorized the Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management to accept and expend $50,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be used for an Emergency Operations Center assessment. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#75 Authorized to establish two Word Processor Operator I positions through June 30, 2003, not April 30, 2004, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#76 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management to accept and expend $212,393 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, to be used for Citizen Corps and Community Emergency Response Training activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#77 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management to contract with Ashworth by the Sea, for terrorism training courses for first responders in Rockingham County, in the amount of $6,656.76. Effective upon G&C approval through January 11, 2003. Retroactive.

#78 Authorized amendment to an existing contract with Sherman, Grenier, Halle' LTD Architectural Firm, (previously approved by G&C on 10-24-01, item #110A), increasing the current contract from $181,000 to $198,500, an increase of $17,500 for professional services in supervision of the current construction of the NH Fire Academy addition.

#79 Authorized renewal of permit for Mountview Property Owners Association of Freedom, Inc. Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of thirty-six moorings, as detailed in letter dated February 19, 2003.

#80 Authorized renewal of permit for Totem Pole Park Association of Freedom, Inc. Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of twenty-eight moorings, as detailed in letter dated February 19, 2003.

#81 Authorized renewal of permit for Pine Landing Beach Club, Inc., of Freedom, Inc. Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of thirty-nine moorings, as detailed in letter dated February 6, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#82 Authorized to accept and place on file the Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending January 31, 2003. Informational Item.

#83 Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way's Contemplated Award list for the period January 29, 2003 through February 11, 2003.

#84 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $55,000 from the Special Railroad Fund to reimburse the Plymouth and Lincoln Railroad, Conway Scenic Railroad, NH Central Railroad and New England Southern Railroad for weed and brush control on various portions of the state-owned railroad lines, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#85 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $88,000 to reimburse the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad Corp. for purchasing ballast and hiring a contractor to surface, line and dress 7.5 miles of state-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad line between Plymouth and Campton, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#86 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $195,000 from the Special Railroad Fund to purchase railroad crossties and other track materials for the continued maintenance of active state-owned railroad lines, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#87 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into an agreement for a parcel of land, as a parking lot for a bagel shop, with Merland Group, LLC, Lincoln, NH, on State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Lincoln for $600 per year for a period of five years and negotiable for an additional five year period.

#88 Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way to sell .15 of an acre parcel of land located in the City of Portsmouth to Peter Ward for $2,000, as detailed in letter dated February 13, 2003.

#89 Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way to exchange a parcel of State owned property for property needed for the reconstruction of US Route 302 and replacement of the bridge over the Ellis River in the Town of Bartlett, as detailed in letter dated January 28, 2003.

#90 Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way to release whatever interest the State of NH may have in a drainage easement beyond the limits of US Route 3/NH Route 11 in the Town of Belmont where it abuts land of PLH-Belmont, LLC, as detailed in letter dated January 27, 2003.

#91 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Pike Industries, Inc., on a basis of a low bid of $2,332,272, for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 9 beginning in Antrim just west of the intersection of NH Route 31 then continuing west approximately 5.2 miles to Stoddard approximately 300 ft east of the intersection of NH Route 123. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $163,259.04 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2003.

#92 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Weaver Bros. Construction Co., Inc., Concord, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,248,513, to provide for reconstruction of US 3 and signalization of the intersection of US 3 and Union Road beginning on US 3 at the railroad tracks west of the existing US 3 and Union Road intersection and continues east for approximately 790 feet. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $124,851.30 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 11, 2004.

#93 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Morrill Construction, Inc., Haverhill, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $3,506,570.60, for reconstruction of a portion of NH 112, beginning 400' west of the NH 116 intersection and running easterly 3.7 miles and included replacing the bridges over Stony Brook and Black Brook and rehabilitating the bridges over Clay Brook, Underhill Brook and Morse Brook. (2)Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $245,459.94 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 25, 2004.

#94 TUITION REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $452.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheri Gonthier, Financial Aid Officer, in the course entitled "Multinational Corporate Finance".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $545.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Julie Morin, Professor, in the course entitled "Learning in Adulthood".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Park University, Parkville, MO, the sum of $426.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Bret Peterman, Technical Support Specialist, in the on-line course entitled "Computer System Analysis and Design II".

D. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $606.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Adam Heard, Database Administrator, in the course entitled "Principals of Object-Oriented Programming".

E. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $606.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Teresa Vincent, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled "Principals of Object-Oriented Programming".

F. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Laconia Adult Education, Laconia, NH, the sum of $155.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mikeal Roderick, Treatment Plant Operator I, in the course entitled "Welding: Basic MIG and TIG".

G. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, the sum of $980.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carolyn Egan, Nursing Coordinator, in the Internet course entitled "Health Care Infrastructure".

H. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alicia Gargus, Training Coordinator, in the course entitled "Managing Projects".

I. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Fredette Hagan, Utilization Review Coordinator, in the course entitled "Managing Projects".

J. SAFETY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $606.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Vaillancourt, Planning Officer, in the course entitled "Introduction to the Humanities II: Baroque through Modern".

K. SAFETY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $606.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebecca Wood, Technical Support Specialist II, in the course entitled "Introduction to Psychology".

L. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $679.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donald Lasell, Project Manager, in the course entitled "Strategic Management".

M. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Steven DuBois, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Seminar in Leadership".

Late Items:

OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
A. Authorized a retroactive exemption to Administrative Rule 308, to travel beyond a 300-miles radius for employee Paul Piszazek for destination to Philadelphia, PA of the total amount $342.20.

B. Authorized to enter into service agreements with the following companies for construction materials testing at dam reconstruction projects, not to exceed $3500 per company length of contract for approval June 30, 2003.

Miller Engineering and Testing, Manchester
New England Testing Company, Enfield
R.W. Gillespie & Associates, Saco ME

C. Authorized to accept and expend $41,545 from the US Geological Survey for geological mapping in NH effective upon approval through G&C through September 15, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
D. Authorized to enter into a contract with International Institute of Boston, Inc to establish a Refugee Education and Assistance Liaison office in Manchester area for refugee children, from the date of G&C approval through January 31, 2004. This contract will not exceed $98,112. (2)Further Authorized the Dept. of Education to make an advance payment of $25,000 upon approval of the contract.

E. Authorized the Dept of Education to enter into a contract with Lutheran Community Services, Concord, NH to establish a Refugee Education and Assistance Liaison office in the Laconia area are for refugee children, form the date of G&C approval through January 31, 2004. This contract will not exceed $98,112. (2)Further Authorized the Dept. of Education to make an advance payment of $25,000 upon approval of the contract.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
F. Authorized to enter into sub-grants in the amount of $86,313.32 from the period of G&C approval through April 24, 2005, to purchase personal protective equipment for local law enforcement.

G. Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $349,605 from the federal office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment, from the date of G&C approval to September 30, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
H. Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Scott's Construction, Inc. of Newport, VT on the basis of a low bid of $1,347,879.50. This contract will become effective upon G&C approval through June 18, 2004.

I. Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $4,487,526.46. This contract will provide for replacement of NH Route 25 Bridge over the Ossipee River north of its existing location and removal of the existing bridge. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2004.

J. Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Neil H Daniels, Ascutney, VT, on the basis of a low bid of $820,624. This contract provides for widening and rehabilitation of Bridge number 117/069, which carries NH Route 114 over Stocker Brook. Effective upon G&C approval through October 17, 2003.

K. Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Neil H Daniels, Ascutney, VT, on the basis of a low bid of $617,815. This contract consists of replacement of the bridge decks on the bridges (Side Channel Br.NO.042/044 and Main Channel Br.NO.041/040)carrying NH Route 119 over the Connecticut River. Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
L. Authorized the Division of Libraries, request for approval for a retroactive lease extension with the American-Canadian Genealogical Society, Manchester. The amount of $21,630, from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House in Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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