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March 6, 2002
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
March 6, 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 Griffin seconded by Councilor Wheeler, accepted the minutes of February 20, 2002.

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

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

RESIGNATION

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Mark Mallett, Litchfield
Industry
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL
Gerard D. Perron, New Boston
Employer
Succeeding: George Brodeur, Twin Mountain (resigned)
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: June 25, 2002

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Claudette L. Mahar, Amherst
Hillsborough County
Reappointment
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: December 3, 2005

CANNON MOUNTAIN ADVISORY COMMISSION
Georgie A. Thomas, Thornton
Succeeding: Susan McLane, Concord (resigned)
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: January 1, 2003

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
James T. Keefe, Portsmouth
Employer/Insurer
Reappointment
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: February 13, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Nancy L. Lang, Hampton
Employer/Insurer
Reappointment
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: February 13, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Robert Morneau, Wolfeboro
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: February 13, 2006

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Dennis E. Murphy, Jr. , Bristol
Labor
Succeeding: Michael Power, Contoocook (resigned)
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: February 9, 2006

SPECIAL JUSTICE OF THE ROCHESTER DISTRICT COURT
Daniel M. Cappiello, Barrington
Vacancy
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: Until 70 years of age

INVASIVE SPECIES COMMITTEE
Douglas A. Bechtel, Warner
Environmental Interests
Succeeding: Lionel Chute, Jr., Washington (resigned)
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: August 9, 2003

NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Evelyn Gutman-Robbins, Durham
Private Citizen
Reappointment
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: February 16, 2006

NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Private College
Reappointment
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: February 16, 2006

STATE BOARD FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF PLUMBERS
Albert A. Murphy, Marlborough
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: March 6, 2002
Term: February 3, 2007

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD7
Brian Boudreau, Rochester
Petroleum Industry
Succeeding: David Duston, Hampstead
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 19, 2006

AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD
Herve P. Samson, Goffstown
Food Retailing Industry
Succeeding: Martin Kashulines, Hopkinton
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 19, 2006

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Isabel Fleisher, New London
Public Member
Succeeding: Edward H. Moquin, Bedford
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: February 17, 2005

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ARBITRATION BOARD
George F. Dykstra, Chichester
Alternate - knowledgeable in Auto Mechanics
Succeeding: David Poitras, Pembroke
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: May 26, 2004

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: COMMISSIONER
George Bald, Somersworth
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 2002
Term: April 1, 2006
Salary: $94,570

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Stuart T. Arnett, Claremont
Nominated by the Commissioner of Department of Resources and Economic Development
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 2002
Term: April 1, 2006
Salary: $75,740

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF FORESTS AND LANDS
Philip Bryce, Deering
Nominated by the Commissioner of Department of Resources and Economic Development
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 2002
Term: April 1, 2006
Salary: $75,740

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: DIRECTOR OF PARKS AND RECREATION
Richard McLeod, Portsmouth
Nominated by the Commissioner of Department of Resources and Economic Development
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 2002
Term: April 1, 2006
Salary: $75,740

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Craig H. Wiggin, Meredith
Nominated by the New Hampshire Police Association
Succeeding: David Goldstein, Auburn
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: July 1, 2003

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY: DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR
Timothy H. Mason, Bow
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety
Reappointment
Effective: March 31, 2002
Term: March 31, 2006
Salary: $76,603.00

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY: DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES DIRECTOR
Virginia C. Beecher, Bow
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety
Reappointment
Effective: March 31, 2002
Term: March 31, 2006
Salary: $87,380.00

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY: DIVISION OF STATE POLICE DIRECTOR
Gary M. Sloper, Concord
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Safety
Reappointment
Effective: March 31, 2002
Term: March 31, 2006
Salary: $87,380.00

BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' HOME
Elizabeth W. Castricone, Windham
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary
Succeeding: Dorothy Hunnewell, Hudson
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: March 1, 2004

BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' HOME
Tom R. Murphy, Manchester
American Legion
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: March 1, 2007

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Derek H. Fritz, DVM, Francestown
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: March 5, 2007

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Presby Plastics, Inc., in Sugar Hill, New Hampshire. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 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 MARCH 6, 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 under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Presby Plastics, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRESBY PLASTICS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. 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:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRESBY PLASTICS, INC.

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to eighty percent (80%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,400,000 from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Presby Plastics, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed eighty percent (80%) of the proposed financing;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to award the recommended guarantee upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

1. Findings and Determinations. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

(a) Special Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

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

(b) General Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

(ii) The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(iii) The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

(iv) The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

2. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

3. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to March 6, 2002.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized agreement with the Town of Moultonborough, NH in the amount of $9,535 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#3 Authorized agreement with the Town of Exeter, Public Works Department, Exeter, NH in the amount of $3,381 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#4 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Elderly and Adult Services and provide $5,000 to the Office of State Planning to develop new population projections for New Hampshire, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized agreement with RLS Information Services, Berne, NY in the amount of $14,686 to develop a population projection model, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#5 Authorized to amend retroactively agreement with the City of Somersworth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 14, 2000 Item #5), by changing the end date from December 31, 2001 to June 30, 2002 to allow additional time to bring into compliance with HUD'S Section 8 Housing Quality Standards remaining housing units, as specified in letter dated February 12, 2002. No additional federal funds required.

#6 Authorized to amend retroactively an existing agreement with the Town of Newport, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 9, 2000 Item #18), by changing the end date from December 31, 2001 to June 30, 2002 to allow additional time to pursue the acquisition/donation of land recently subdivided in the Town, as specified in letter dated February 20, 2002. No additional federal funds required.

#7 Authorized sole source agreement with Granite State Designers and Installers Association, Concord, NH in the amount of $9,700 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#8 Authorized to retroactively amend Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 10, 2000 Item 14, amended July 25, 2001 Item #7), by changing the completion date to December 31, 2002 and increasing the federal funding by $4,074 for a new total of $14,834 to increase the number of sampling locations for field investigations and computer analysis in support of natural resource-based planning and to support lab analyses, as specified in letter dated February 11, 2002.

#9 Authorized agreement with Lamprey River Watershed Association, Durham, NH in the amount of $7,060 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#10 Authorized to conduct a one-day Planning and Zoning Workshop, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2002 to be held on April 20, 2002 at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI), Concord, NH at a total cost not to exceed $5,900.
(2) Further authorized agreement with NHTI in an amount not to exceed $2000 for the use of classrooms, lecture hall, audio-visual equipment and cafeteria.
(3) Further authorized agreement with NHTI's food service provider, Chartwells Dining Service, for the provision of a buffet luncheon and coffee breaks for no more than 320 participants.
(4) Further authorized to accept and expend registration fees and donations to help defray conference expenses.
(5) Further authorized to expend up to $400 for speaker expenses.

#11 Authorized agreement with Rockingham Land Trust, Exeter, NH in the amount of $9,500 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2003.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#12 Authorized to amend contract with James K. Rogers, PE, Chelmsford, MA (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 6, 2000 Item #32), by increasing the contract price from $60,000 to an amount not to exceed $66,000 to assist in preparing and evaluating Requests For Proposals under the Building Energy Conservation Initiative, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2002.

#12A Authorized to conduct a seminar on Building Energy Simulation to be held on March 14-15, 2002 at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI), at a total cost not to exceed $7,523. Sole Source.
(2) Authorized contract with MS Addison and Associates, Tempe, AZ in an amount not to exceed $6,003 to provide training services, effective upon G&C approval through March 15, 2002.
(3) Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with NHTI, Concord, NH to provide the necessary training facilities and food services for said conference in an amount not to exceed $1,520 that is part of total cost of $7,523.
(4) Authorized to accept and expend $2,145 in registration fees and apply these fund as specified in letter dated February 26, 2002.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#13 Authorized grant agreements with each of the following New Hampshire Planning Commissions: Central New Hampshire Regional, Lakes Region, Nashua Regional, North Country Council, Inc., Southern New Hampshire, Southwest Regional, Strafford Regional, Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional; for a total of $56,000 as listed in letter dated January 23, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002 for developing hazard mitigation resource inventories on a watershed basis.

#13A Authorized to hold the "Incident Command System/Emergency Operations Center (ICS/EOC) Interface Course" on March 12-13, 2002 at the Hampton Falls Inn in Hampton Falls, NH for an amount not to exceed $3,600.
(2) Further authorized contract with the Hampton Falls Inn, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $3,600 effective upon G&C approval through March 13, 2002.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#14 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard: John E. Nelson, II, Webster, NH.

#15 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Robert J. Cordery, Nashua, NH.

#16 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Harry E. Miller, Jr., Nashua, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#17 Authorized the Division of Personnel contract with TechMarket Training, Inc., Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to provide computer application training for government employees, effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2002.

#17A Authorized Surplus Distribution Section to enter into retroactive contract with the Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program in an amount not to exceed $140,615 to provide statewide surplus food distribution for the Emergency Food Assistance Program administered by the Department of Administrative Services, for the period of October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002.

#18 Authorized to accept and place on file the Fifty-first Annual Report of the Division of Personnel for Fiscal Year 2001.

#19 Authorized to accept a Report of Expenditures under Warrant No, 02-06 with the correct amount of expenditures of $436,297,245.17 that was originally approved at G&C meeting of January 23, 2002 Item #14, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002.

#20 Authorized annual salary step increase for Sara J. Willingham, Manager of Employee Relation, at Grade FF Step 4 (Salary $66,580), to Grade FF Step 5 (Salary of $70,080), effective April 26, 2002.

#21 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend agreement with Mason E. Sabin, Jr., Hudson, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 19, 2001 Item #23), by increasing the amount from $15,120 to $20,115 to provide snow and ice removal services for the State of New Hampshire, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $1,995.19 in federal highway safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for development and implementation of a statewide program that focuses in areas of highway safety, as specified in letter dated February 11, 2002.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend an additional $268,607.02 in federal highway safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and $560,900.27 in FY2001 carry forward funds.
(3) Further authorized to accept and expend $365,250 in Section 157 Innovative Grant funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.
(4) Further authorized to adjust it quarterly allotment for federal grants, as specified in letter dated February 11, 2002.

#23 Authorized sole source contractual agreement with the Safety & Health Council of New Hampshire in the amount of $10,000 to conduct the "Operation Lifesaver", public relations and education campaign, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#24 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant in the total amount of $10,618.66 from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks as listed in letter dated February 21, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $225,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for covering projected shortfalls in the general litigation expenses incurred in the defense of the State and the prosecution of criminal law, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#26 Authorized to expend a sum not to exceed $105,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for paying for autopsies, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#27 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized subgrant with the University of New Hampshire in the amount of $18,000 to hire additional law enforcement officers to provide additional police patrols on and around the University of New Hampshire campus to combat the problem of underage drinking, as specified in letter dated February 21, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2002.

#28 Authorized subgrant with the Police Standards and Training Council in the amount of $58,234 to coordinate terrorism training for law enforcement personnel, as specified in letter dated February 22, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#29 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development in the amount of $30,000 for repairs to the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth, NH, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc., in the amount of $75,000 for training and facilitation services related to assisting the State of New Hampshire in the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act including the continued implementation and expansion of the One-Stop System, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#31 Authorized agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc., in the amount of $50,000 for customer satisfaction survey services related to assisting the State of New Hampshire in the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act including the continued implementation and expansion of the One-Stop System, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#32 Authorized agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc., in the amount of $30,000 for training and facilitation services related to assisting the State of New Hampshire in the implementation of the Workforce Investment Act including the continued implementation and expansion of the One-Stop System, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized to accept grant funds in the amount of $36,914 from the US Department of Transportation, and expend monies to fund DigSafe work in concert with the Fire Marshall, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#33A Authorized to reimburse Ms. ChristiAne Mason, Assistant Director of Telecommunications, for expenses associated with moving from North Granby, CT in an amount not to exceed $6,000 as specified in letter dated February 19, 2002.

BANKING DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#34 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a Consultant position for contracting with outside legal counsel, to act as presiding officer in adjudicative hearings before the Banking Commission for the period from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to budget and expend prior year Consumer Credit Administration funds, fees and fines, in the amount of $18,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#35 Authorized to enter into amended retroactive, sole source agreement with R. Carl Anderson, Esq., (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 9, 2001),to increase the original price limitation by $10,000 to $23,000 and extend the original end date of June 30, 2001 to June 30, 2002 to continue to retain services of contractor through conclusion of hearing proceedings and documentary evidence under review, as specified in letter dated February 21, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#36 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $36,767 from the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration to administer, develop and promote a successful miner-training program, as specified in letter dated February 20, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#37 Authorized to transfer appropriated funds in the amount of $120,000 within and among organizational units of the appropriation warrant dated July 1, 2001, Chapter 130, Laws of 2001, for fiscal year 2002, to compensate for expected shortfalls and to adjust the budget, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#38 Authorized to accept a gift on behalf of the State in an amount not to exceed $1,500 for travel and lodging expenses for the Director of Information Technology to attend the Midsize Enterprise Summit, as specified in letter dated February 20, 2002.

#39 Authorized three year contract with Capital Cleaning Contractors Inc., Bedford, NH with a contract price limitation of $54,570 for janitorial services at the main office on 50 Storrs Street in Concord, NH, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#40 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized five year lease purchase agreement with Dell Marketing L.P., Round Rock, TX in the amount of $620,556.10 for computer infrastructure replacement equipment, effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2007.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, concurred with the Director of Personnel to reclassify vacant position #16858, corrections Officer, LG 14 to Human Resource Coordinator I, LG 21, effective upon G&C approval.

#42 Authorized contract with All Star Self-Storage Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $10,000 per year for a contract total of $20,000 for rental trucks for the NH State Prison Correctional Industries, effective for two years upon G&C approval.

#43 Authorized contract with Neat New Hampshire Cleaning Service in the amount of $8,280 to provide cleaning services for the Nashua District Office, effective for a two year period upon G&C approval.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#44 Authorized retroactive approval to pay two invoices in the amount of $368.59 and $382.09 totaling $750.68 to DiPrizio GMC Trucks, Inc., Middleton, NH for the purchase and installation of two toolboxes on trucks, as specified in letter dated February 12, 2002.

#45 Authorized retroactive approval to pay an invoice in the amount of $630.00 from Latullippe Excavating, Ashland, NH for screened loam, as specified in letter dated February 14, 2002.

BOARD OF MEDICINE

#46 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to transfer the amount of $15,000 in additional funds required to pay Board of Medicine, Medical Review Subcommittee and Physician Assistant Advisory Committee Member per diems, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#47 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Oil Fund Disbursement Board to establish the following 4 full-time temporary positions through June 30, 2003 and as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002: Administrator III, LG 31 ($49,081.50-$67,918.50); Civil Engineer V, LG 30 ($46,975.50-$64,818); Environmentalist IV, LG 27 ($41,164.50-$56,023.50); and Hydrogeologist III, LG 27 ($41,164.50-$56,023.50). Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized the Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget additional funds in the amount of $129,636 for FY 2002 and $334,065 for FY 2003.

#48 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a full-time temporary System Development Specialist IV position, LG 26 ($38,610-$52,533) effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#49 Authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua, NH in the principal amount of $8,789,062.14 (to amend the original loan agreement in the amount of $8,800 that was approved at G&C meeting of May 28, 1997 Item #75), under the provisions of the State Revolving Loan Program, effective upon G&C approval and as specified in letter dated February 11, 2002.

#50 Authorized Air Resources Division to accept and expend funds in the amount of $4,500 from the US Department of Energy to cover expenses related to designation of The Granite State Clean Cities Coalition to the Clean Cities program (supports public-private partnerships that utilize alternative fuel vehicles and build supporting infrastructure), as specified in letter dated February 15, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#51 Authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Goffstown, NH in the principal amount of $2,460,000 (to amend the original loan agreement that was approved at G&C meeting of June 8, 2000 Item #46), under the provisions of the State Revolving Loan Program, effective upon G&C approval and as specified in letter dated February 19, 2002.

#52 Authorized to amend agreement with the Office of Emergency Management (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 10, 2000 Item #22), by extending the completion date from March 9, 2002 to November 15, 2002 due to the fact that installation of automated gates must be performed when the lakes are drawn down, as specified in letter dated February 20, 2002.

#53 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into four year contracts in an aggregate amount not to exceed $550,000 per year ($2,750,000 for a five year period), for response to, and cleaning up of petroleum spills, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 and have a not-to-exceed value of $1,250,000 with the following vendors, as specified in letter dated February 7, 2002: Clean Harbors Environmental, Inc., Bow, NH; BG Environmental, Inc., Rochester, NH; ENPRO Services Inc., Newburyport, MA; and Cyn Environmental Services, Dover, NH.

#54 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Conway Village Fire District, Conway, 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.

#55 Authorized Allonge to Promissory Note and Amendment Agreement with Hanover Water Works Company (originally approved at G&C meeting of April 7, 1999 Item #60), in the principal amount of $4,035,000 for financing the engineering and construction of water main replacement a water storage tank, as specified in letter dated February 4, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval.

#56 Authorized Water Division agreement with Capitol Alarm Systems, Inc., Penacook, NH in the amount of $12,740 for fire alarm system monitoring, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#57 Authorized contract with New Hampshire Stories, Inc., Dover, NH in the amount of $50,000 to assist in creation of a "Buy New Hampshire", campaign, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#57A Authorized to grant a Right of Way Easement (0.23 acres), across the Rockingham Recreation Trail in Hampstead, NH to Stephen Wentworth. In return, Mr. Wentworth has offered to simultaneously convey several Easement Areas to the State and offered to install an underpass for the Rockingham Recreation Trail, as specified in letter dated February 25, 2002.

#57B Authorized grant agreement with the Grafton County Economic Development Council of Plymouth, NH in the amount of $15,000 for The Acorn Investor Alliance Initiative, as specified in letter dated January 28, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#57C Authorized to exercise the first one-year renewal option with Glen Group of North Conway (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 9, 201 Late Item B), in the amount of $100,000 for continued advertising, marketing and promotional services, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Retroactive.

#57D The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Division of Economic Development to reclassify the vacant position #8T680 from Secretary II, LG 6 to a Program Specialist II, LG 21. This will be an annual increase of $11,953 as specified in letter dated February 26, 2002.

#57E Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation contract with Thomas Kokx Associates, Gilford, NH in an amount not to exceed $23,980 for completing a Master Development plan of Monadnock State Park, effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2002.

#58 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into retroactive Service Agreement with Philip and Stephanie Hames, d/b/a Littleton Commercial Cleaning, Littleton, NH in an amount not to exceed $5,687.50 for daily cleaning of the Peabody and Brookside Lodges at Cannon Mountain for the period January 4, 2002 to March 18, 2002.

#59 Authorized to award grant under the Joint Promotional Program to Greater Portsmouth Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $15,868 effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2002 for a brochure and advertisement in out-of-state newspaper.

OFFICE OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

#59A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for fiscal year 2001 for the Office of Allied Health Professionals.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of Family Services
Division of Children, Youth and Families
Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#60 Authorized retroactively Youth Development Center to accept and expend a monetary donation from the Local Outreach Committee of the First Congregational Church of Manchester, NH in the amount of $1,000 as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Division of Family Assistance

#60A Authorized retroactively agreement with New Hampshire Employment Security, Concord, NH in the amount of $2,187,104.84 for obtaining wage, employer, and unemployment compensation data as well as employment and training services for the period retroactive to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

#61 Authorized Youth Development Center to accept and expend a monetary donation of $300, effective upon G&C approval by Nancy May and family, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Division of Behavioral Health
New Hampshire Hospital

#62 Authorized retroactively to enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement and to pay costs in the amount of $1,050 for Social Worker Trainee to take Human Behavior & the Social Environment II course at the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH from February 22, 2002 through March 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated February 15, 2002.

Office of Finance

#63 Authorized agreement with Northeast Record Retention, LLC, Hooksett, NH in an amount not to exceed $96,624.35 for record retention and management services, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

#64 ITEM NOT USED.

Office of Community and Public Health

#65 Authorized Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $17,000 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Rural Health Policy to fund the State Office of Rural Health effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#66 Authorized Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $39,432 from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized Public Health Laboratories to establish one full-time temporary Microbiologist I, LG 19 position utilizing federal funds accepted through this item for the period from G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#67 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services contract for infant formula rebate with Mead Johnson Nutritionals , Evansville, IN, effective retroactive from October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2004.

#68 Authorized to award additional funds in the amount of $10,000 (in accordance with the Memorandum of Agreement approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #51, with the New Hampshire State Library), to provide the means to continue the Family Resource Connection, as specified in letter dated January 24, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#69 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to increase the salary level of Dr. Kathryn G. Dodge, Executive Director from Group EE, Step 4 ($62,200) to Group EE, Maximum ($65,470), effective March 14, 2002 or date of G&C approval, whichever is later, as specified in letter dated February 21, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#70 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with Southern New Hampshire HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH in an amount not to exceed $4,750 to conduct a community-based youth outreach program, effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002. Further authorized to make an advance payment of $2,375 upon approval of the contract.

#71 Authorized contract with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $4,750 to conduct a community-based outreach program effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002. Further authorized to make an advance payment of $2,375 upon approval of the contract.

#72 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a Consultant position through September 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $33,000 awarded by the University of Maine, Troops to Teachers Program from the date of G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#73 Authorized to establish an Education Consultant III position, LG 23, through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to budget and expend carry forward non-lapsing teacher certification fees in the amount of $148,564.50 for FY 02 and $134,427 for FY 03 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#74 Authorized Claremont Campus to accept and expend grant funds from the Upper Valley Community Foundation in the amount of $7,000 to help support the Student Assistance Program entitled, "Project Rise" of Carl Perkins Program Improvements, for the program period of G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#75 Authorized sole source contract with Dutton & Garfield Inc., Londonderry, NH in the amount of $4,300 for repairing the Wellness Center roof, effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#76 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division of Information Technology to establish a System Development Specialist V, (LG 28), position effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend a $31,511 grant from the Office of Attorney General (Department of Justice), entitled "CJIS Database Administrator", as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.
(3) Further authorized to accept and expend a $29,511 grant from the Office of Attorney General (Department of Justice), entitled "Other Half of CJIS Database Administrator", as specified in letter dated February 13, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#77 Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency entitled "State Police Sobriety Checkpoints", in the amount of $26,938.81 to defray overtime costs for special units charged with manning the 15 checkpoints carried out during the term of the grant, as specified in letter dated February 15, 2002.

#78 Authorized to pay unencumbered bill to Northeast Scale Company in the amount of $4,939.80 for emergency repair to the Windham, NH weigh station scales as the result of lighting damage last August, as specified in letter dated February 14, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#79 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to increase the salary step of Lyle W. Knowlton, Director of Operations retroactive to January 19, 2002 from Group II, Step 4 ($83,010), to Group II, Maximum ($87,380), as specified in letter dated February 11, 2002.

#79A Authorized contract with M. J. Murphy and Sons, Inc., Somersworth, NH for a lump sum price of $148,560 for Reroofing the Plymouth Armory, Plymouth, NH. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $14,850 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#79B Authorized contract with M. J. Murphy and Sons, Inc., Somersworth, NH for a lump sum price of $351,000 for Reroofing NH Community Technical College, Claremont, NH. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $52,650 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#79C Authorized contract with Harvey Construction Corporation of NH, Bedford, NH for a lump sum price of $9,672,700 for NH Veterans' Home, Tilton, NH. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $605,965 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.
(2) Further authorized that the amount of $56,000 be approved for payment to the NH Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided.
(3) Further authorized to purchase Artwork for the Nursing Home, in an amount no to exceed $23,750 from a vendor selected by the NH State Council on the Arts before completion of the project.
(4) Further authorized that an allowance in the amount of $14,000 be approved for the Sewer Commission, Town of Tilton, NH for improvements to the sewer line on Winter Street, Tilton, NH for service to the new facility.
(5) Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $51,000 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project by the Consultant, Morris/Switzer Associates, Williston, VT.

#80 Authorized contract with P.M. Mackay and Sons, Inc., Nashua, NH for a lump sum price of $39,087 for ADA Bathroom, Hayes Building, Department of Safety, Concord, NH. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $3,900 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#81 Authorized contract with Ferd Construction, Inc., Hollis, NH for a lump sum price of $399,990 for Building "D" Addition and Fire Suppression, Bureau of Traffic, Route 106 Concord, NH. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $60,000 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.
(2) Further authorized the amount of $15,500 be approved for payment to NH Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided.

#82 Authorized sole source agreement with Hydrostripper, Fergus Falls, MN in an amount not to exceed $44,000 for removal of highway sign sheeting material, as specified in letter dated February 4, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#83 Authorized to execute a Loan Agreement with the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad Corporation, Lincoln, NH in an amount not to exceed $160,000 for purchases that will allow the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad to improve its passenger excursion services, railroad maintenance program and ticket reservation capabilities as specified in letter dated February 11, 2002.

#84 Authorized to release whatever interest the State may have in a portion of the State-owned Northern Railroad corridor in Lebanon to Robert Lowery and Raymond T. Lowery of Wilder, VT for $2,500 subject to conditions listed in explanation, as specified in letter dated February 4, 2002.

#85 Authorized to modify agreement with The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 6, 2000 Item #93), increasing the Time and Materials Fee for consulting services, by $500,000 to $1,000,000 as specified in letter dated January 14, 2002. Because the original agreement provides for payment for additional services that may be required during the prosecution of work, Further authorized to increase the encumbrance by an amount not to exceed 10% through the issuance of change orders in the implementation of services.

#86 Authorized agreement with Greenman-Pedersen, Inc., d/b/a Highway & Traffic Signal Design, Nashua, NH for a total fee not to exceed $60,523 for consulting services for final design along an approximately one-mile section of NH Route 125 in the Town of Plaistow, NH as specified in letter dated January 31, 2002 and effective February 20, 2002 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through 6 months from the date of the Notice to Proceed. Because the agreement provides for payment for additional services that may be required during the prosecution of work, Further authorized to increase the encumbrance by an amount not to exceed 10% through the issuance of change orders in the implementation of the above services.

#87 Authorized to accept and place on file the Contemplated Award List for the period January 30, 2002 through February 14, 2002.

#88 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, Authorized the appointment of a special committee to conduct a public hearing on alterations to be made to the NH Route 25 in the Towns of Warren and Benton, NH. If the Special Committee finds necessity for the project, a Commission should later be appointed to conduct negotiations with the property owners, as specified in letter dated February 6, 2002. The Governor appointed Councilor Burton to serve as Chairman and Councilors Councilor Griffin and the soon to be elected Councilor from district no. 4 to serve as the other members of the special committee.

#89 Authorized contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH on the basis of a low bid of $5,781,168.15 for reconstruction of Washington Street from Water Street to Arthur Street and from Tutherly Heights to east of Old Newport Road. Also included are the rehabilitation of the Sugar River Bridge Deck and a slip lining of a culvert just east of Old Newport Road in Claremont, effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2003. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $289,058.41 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#90 Authorized contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp., Walpole, NH on the basis of a low bid of $2,243,439.25 for replacement and widening of the superstructures of the bridges on NH Route 123A in Acworth, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 6, 2003. Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $157,040.75 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#91 Authorized to increase the contingency for contract #623302 with Busby Construction Co. Inc., Atkinson, NH by $280,000 to $447,667.60 for pavement rehabilitation and safety work on NH Route 116 in the towns of Littleton and Bethlehem, as specified in letter dated February 1, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#92 Authorized permit application for renewal of The Ledges at Newfound Lake in Alexandria, NH, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. The Ledges at Newfound Lake had been previously issued a permit of 42 mooring sin 1997. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 42 moorings.

#93 Authorized permit application for renewal of Scenic View Resort located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia, NH, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Scenic View Resort had been previously issued a permit of 18 mooring sin 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 18 moorings.

#94 TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the Division of Personnel, Bureau of Education and Training, Concord, NH, the sum of $2,050.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristy Cafiero, Technical Support Specialist, in the course entitled "Technical Support Training Specialist Program".

B. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the Division of Personnel, Bureau of Education and Training, Concord, NH, the sum of $2,050.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants and Contract Technician, in the course entitled "Technical Support Training Specialist Program".

C. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $692.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Fifield, Case Technician, in the course entitled "The Human Brain".

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,764.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebecca Mair, Accountant I, in the courses entitled "Intermediate Accounting II", "Statistics I" and "College Writing II".

E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $588.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin E. Magee, Case Technician II, in the course entitled "Human Resource Management".

F. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, the sum of $1,200.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carolyn Egan, Nurse Coordinator, in the Internet course entitled "Data-Based Decision Making".

#95 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Request permission for (1) employee, James Damiano, Technical Support Specialist VI, or designee, to travel to Reston, VA on March 15 - 24, 2002, to attend the Managing Information with Predict and Adabas Internals Training Classes. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. Total Cost: $1,250.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. No Registration Fees.

B. FISH AND GAME - Request permission for
(2) employees, John B. Wimsatt, Conservation Officer, and Kevin J. Jordan, Conservation Officer, or designee, to travel to Harrisburg, PA on April 22 - 26, 2002, to attend the Wildlife Forensics Training Conference. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $496.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish & Game Funds. Registration Fee: $300.00.

C. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (2) employees, Mary Dawson, Criminalist II, and Kimberly Rumrill, Criminalist II or designee, to travel to Foster City, CA on March 18 - 23, 2002, to attend the DNA Advanced 310 Genetic Analyzer and AMPFISTR Kit Training Course. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,300.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Kimberly Rumrill. Total Cost: $2,300.00. Source of Funds: 43.7% Detective Bureau Grant Funds and 56.3% Forensic DNA Grant Funds. No Registration Fees.

D. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (1) employee, Larry Amos, Forensic Comp Specialist or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL on May 5 - 10, 2002, to attend the 7th Conference on Digital Evidence. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $975.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Larry Amos. Total Cost: $1,475.00. Source of Funds: 30% General and 70% Highway Funds. Registration Fee: $150.00.

ITEM REMOVED FROM TABLE:

#68 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove from Table Item #68 which was tabled at the January 23, 2002 Governor and Council meeting. Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to approve the request to authorize the agreement with DuBois & King, Inc., Nashua, NH in the total lump-sum fee of $121,967 for engineering and environmental services for final design of replacement of NH Route 155 Bridge over Boston and Maine Railroad in Town of Madbury, NH effective upon G&C approval through 24 months from the date of the Notice to Proceed.

LATE ITEM:

A. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Authorized an Extension of Executive Council's Ratification and Governor's Approval with regard to bonds proposed to be issued by the Authority on behalf of Bishop Guertin High School, Nashua, New Hampshire. This would extend the approvals granted by the Governor and Council on March 14, 2002 (Late Item #B) for another year.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting for Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 10:30 a.m., at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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