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March 10, 2004
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
March 10, 2004 10:00 a.m.

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. with all members present.

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler accepted the minutes of February 11, 2004.

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 11, 2004 meeting.

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

The Governor and Council swore into office the following State Representatives:

Merrimack County District 34
Beth Rodd, d, Bradford (Po Box 337) 03221

Rockingham District 77
John Dowd, r, Derry (Po Box 1596) 03038

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret and thanks, accepted the following:

Compensation Appeals Board
Jon H. Levenstein, Bedford Effective: March 10, 2004

Department of Administrative Services - Division of Personnel
Personnel Director
Joseph P. D'Alessandro, Tuftonboro Effective: March 10, 2004

New Hampshire Water Well Board
Andrew Singelakis, Hampton Effective: March 10, 2004

CONFIRMATIONS

Adult Parole Board - Designated Chairman
Larry G. Elliott, Hillsborough Effective: March 10, 2004

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals
Rep. Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention
Mary Dube, Epsom Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 28, 2007

Athletic Trainers Governing Board
Public Member
Carol Burney, Penacook Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: February 17, 2007

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission
Statewide Conservation Organization
Robert W. Christie, Lancaster Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 22, 2007

Department of Environmental Services
Chief Operations Officer
Susan Carlson, Bow Effective: March 10, 2004
(New Position) Term: March 10, 2008
Salary: $73,389, GG, 04

Board of Hearing Care Providers
Audiologist
James M. O'Day, Somersworth Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: April 23, 2006

Board of Hearing Care Providers
Public Member
Arthur G. Jillette Jr., Goshen Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: April 23, 2005

Oil Fund Disbursement Board
Petroleum Dealer
Ronald R. Poirier, Manchester Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 1, 2007

Pari-Mutuel Commission
Representing Interests of Greyhound Racing
Warren Leary, Alton Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: April 9, 2007

Department of Resources and Economic Development Advisory Commission
Commerce
Thomas J. Sedoric, Rye Beach Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: April 1, 2009

Department of Revenue Administration
Director of Document Processing Division
Donna Ferland, Concord Effective: March 10, 2004
Salary: $67,912, FF, 04 Term: serves at pleasure of commissioner

Department of Safety
Director of Division of State Police
Frederick H. Booth, New Durham Effective: March 10, 2004
(Replacing Colonel Gary Sloper) Term: March 31, 2006
Salary: $89,128, II, 05 max

Department of Transportation
Director of Operations
Lyle W. Knowlton, Northfield Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 7, 2008
Salary: $89,128, II, 05

Department of Transportation
Director of Division of Public Works and Transportation
James F. Marshall, Concord Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 1, 2007
Salary: $84,232, HH, 05

Department of Transportation
Commissioner
Carol Murray, Epsom Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: December 3, 2007

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation
Employers
Gary Levy, Portsmouth Effective: March 10, 2004
(Replacing Paul G Needham) Term: March 26, 2007

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation
Labor/Employees
Daniel P. Manning, Manchester Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: March 26, 2007

Worker's Compensation Appeals Board
Employer/Insurer
Robert E. Hynes, Dover Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 1, 2007

Worker's Compensation Appeals Board
Labor
Albert G. Karam, Manchester Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 1, 2007

Worker's Compensation Appeals Board
Employer/Insurer
Edward J. Walsh, Merrimack Effective: March 10, 2004
(Reappointment) Term: January 1, 2007

NOMINATIONS

Board of Acupuncture Licensing
Public Member Effective: Upon Confirmation
Susan M. Chulyk, Portsmouth Term: September 8, 2006
(Replacing Susan Ducharme)

Assesing Standards Board
Municipal official of town with population greater than 5,000
Frank C. Guinta, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
(New Position) Term: 3 yrs from confirmation

Athletic Trainers Governing Board
Physician/Practice of Sports Medicine Effective: Upon Confirmation
John O'Connor, Concord Term: March 18, 2007
(Reappointment)

Business Finance Authority
Howard Keegan, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing James T. Killeen) Term: Novmeber 3, 2006

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases
NH Breast Cancer Coalition Effective: Upon Confirmation
Elizabeth Campoli, Concord Term: December 6, 2007
(Reappointment)

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases
Sullivan County Effective: Upon Confirmation
Patricia Di Padova, Newport Term: May 28, 2007
(Reappointment)

Division for Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Board
Cheshire County Effective: Upon Confirmation
James Edwards, Jaffrey Term: July 1, 2005
(Filling Vacancy)

Division for Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Board
Hillsborough County Effective: Upon Confirmation
R. Craig Peterson, Merrimack Term: July 1, 2004
(Filling Vacancy)

Division for Children, Youth, and Families Advisory Board
Strafford County Effective: Upon Confirmation
Steven H. Slovenski, Lee Term: December 2, 2005
(Replacing Donna McAdam)

Community Development Finance Authority
Banking
Katherine Bogle Shield, Canterbury Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Reappointment) Term: May 7, 2009

Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission
Agriculture Effective: Upon Confirmation
Robert Ritchie, Piermont Term: February 10, 2007
(Reappointment)

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
NH Association Of the Deaf Effective: Upon Confirmation
Eric W. Eliason, Barnstead Term: October 10, 2006
(Replacing Kevin J Fleese)

Fish and Game Commission
Rockingham County Effective: Upon Confirmation
Stephen J. Nottonson, Derry Term: June 29, 2008
(Replacing Douglas A. Ross)

Juvenile Parole Board
Alan S. Greene, Dover Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Reappointment) Term: July 1, 2008

Lakes Management Advisory Committee
Fish and Game Rep. (Grafton Co.)
Sharon S. Guaraldi, Lebanon Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: August 22, 2006

Lakes Management Advisory Committee
Association of Realtors Effective: Upon Confirmation
Kenneth P. Jordan, Canterbury Term: June 27, 2005
(Filling Vacancy)

Lakes Management Advisory Committee
State Conservation Committee Effective: Upon Confirmation
Joanna J. Pellerin, Exeter Term: August 1, 2006
(Reappointment)

Board of Nursing
R.N. Effective: Upon Confirmation
Martha S. Danderson, Berlin Term: May 10, 2007
(Replacing Karen L. Baranowski)

Board of Nursing
R.N. Effective: Upon Confirmation
Kristine A. Day, Alexandria Term: May 10, 2007
(Replacing Stanley Plodzik)

Occupational Therapy Governing Board
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant Effective: Upon Confirmation
Nanci S. Duggan, Atkinson Term: March 4, 2007
(Replacing Meredith Viano-Dioron)

Postsecondary Education Commission
Lay Public Effective: Upon Confirmation
Eliezer Rivera, Keene Term: June 30, 2008
(Replacing Michael D. Hatem)

Public Water Access Advisory Board
Public Member Effective: Upon Confirmation
Allen K. MacNeil, Plymouth Term: October 27, 2006
(Filling Vacancy)

Advisory Committee on Shore Fisheries
G. Ritchie White, Rye Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing William D. Hubbard) Term: December 2, 2004

Board of Speech-Language Pathology
Licensed SPL Effective: Upon Confirmation
Dianne B. Roosen, Bedford Term: March 4, 2007
(Replacing Amy Solomon-Plant)

University System of NH, Board of Trustees
Joel W. Maiola Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Terry L. Morton) Term: June 30, 2007

Board of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinarian Effective: Upon Confirmation
Robin C. Hertel, Londonderry Term: March 5, 2009
(Replacing Suzan Watkins)

Water Council
Agriculture Effective: Upon Confirmation
George R. Glines, Canterbury Term: April 16, 2006
(Filling Vacancy)

New Hampshire Water Well Board
Public Member Effective: Upon Confirmation
Christopher L. Covel, Lyndeborough Term: September 15, 2004
(Replacing Andrew Singelakis)

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Grafton County Economic Development Council for the benefit of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center located in Lebanon, NH. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A: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 10, 2004,
CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:07 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Grafton County Economic Development Council and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the
Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Steve Epstein, Executive Director of Grafton County Economic Development Council. 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 LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7 WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO GRAFTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL" 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, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN
UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO GRAFTON COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

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 a loan by the Authority to Grafton County Economic Development Council (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $750,000 to provide financing for the construction of a technology center in Centerra Park, Lebanon, New Hampshire (the "Loan").

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 authorize and approve the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; 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 Determination. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

a. Special Findings.

(i) The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

b. General Findings.

(i) The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

(ii) The Loan that the Authority has proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred, by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(iii) The Loan that the Authority has 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 Loan that the Authority has proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

2. Approval. Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

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

Passed and agreed to March 10, 2004.

#2 TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Citizens Bank to Green Line Navigation Inc., in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Action will 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 10, 2004
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Citizens Bank to Green Line Navigation, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he 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 Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced James Thompson, Vice President of Citizens Bank. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin made a motion to table the request for a state guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Citizens Bank to Green Line Navigation, Inc.; the motion was seconded by Councilor Wheeler. 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, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the request was tabled.

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, under the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of assisting the expansion of a private company, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005.

#4 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene, NH, under the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of assisting the expansion of a private company, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2005.

#5 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Dalton, NH, under the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of assisting the start-up of a private company in the amount of $535,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

#6 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, under the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of assisting Women's Supportive Services in the renovation and expansion of the Sullivan County Shelter, in the amount of $175,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

#7 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Stratford, NH, under the Community Development Block Grant Program, to construct a community wastewater collection system, in the amount of $350,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#8 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $232,681.07 from the US Department of Commerce. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#9 Authorized to accept and expend additional Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds for the Fuel Assistance Program from the US Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $9,799,272. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004.

#10 Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #7, amended on 11-5-03, item #6), by increasing the amount of the contract from $1,644,605 by $1,608,046, to an amount not to exceed $3,252,651. 100% Federal.

#11 Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #8, amended on 11-5-03, item #9), by increasing the amount of the contract from $1,151,915 by $1,109,304, to an amount not to exceed $2,261,219. 100% Federal.

#12 Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #10, amended on 11-5-03, item #8), by increasing the amount of the contract from $810,611.60 by $771,776, to an amount not to exceed $1,582,387.60. 100% Federal.

#13 Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #9, amended on 11-5-03, item #4), by increasing the amount of the contract from $2,865,574 by $2,846,158, to an amount not to exceed $5,711,732. 100% Federal.

#14 Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #11 amended on 11-5-03, item #7), by increasing the amount of the contract from $1,218,483 by $1,179,077, to an amount not to exceed $2,397,560. 100% Federal.

#15 Authorized to amend the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #6, amended on 11-5-03, item #5), by increasing the amount of the contract from $2,269,304 by $2,236,674, to an amount not to exceed $4,505,978. 100% Federal.

#16 Authorized to amend a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Corrections, concerning the Governor's Computers in Schools Program, (previously approved by G&C on 4-11-01, item #2), by extending the completion date from March 30, 2004 to June 30, 2004, and by updating the terms and conditions of the memorandum of agreement.

#17 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to enter into an agreement with Gomez and Sullivan Engineering PC, Weare, NH, to provide environmental consulting/engineering services for coastal restoration projects on an "on-call" basis, in the amount of $175,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal.

#18 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Normandeau Associates, Inc., Bedford, NH, to map the extent and location of tidal wetlands and to analyze which and how much of theses wetlands have been degraded by human impacts, in the amount of $49,918. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#19 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The James House Association, Inc., Hampton, NH, to undertake archaeological, preservation and education activities at the James House site in Hampton, NH, under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $45,925. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#20 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, for Smart Growth Audits, in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#21 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to develop and deliver the Resource Clearinghouse Website for Rapidly Growing Communities, in the amount of $9,461. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#22 Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory to conduct research on reef structure alternative of oyster bed restoration in 2004 and 2005, in the amount of $115,792. 100% Federal.

#23 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Portsmouth School District/Portsmouth Middle School, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct an estuarine research project that will enhance the 6th grade science curriculum and support on-going restoration of South Mill Pond in Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $9,950. Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#24 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to protect water quality through the review, analysis, and modification of regulations in the Town of Epping, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#25 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no to enter into an agreement with the Woodlot Alternatives, Inc., Topsham, ME, to provide environmental consulting/engineering services for restoration projects on an "on-call" basis, in the amount of $175,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. Federal Funds.

#26 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no to enter into an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide environmental consulting/engineering services for coastal restoration projects on an "on-call" basis, in the amount of $175,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. Federal Funds.

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

#27 Authorized Eric L Knight, Derry, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#28 Authorized Ralph P Ergas, Manchester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

#29 Authorized Georgina K Morgan, Manchester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#30 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized Division of Pesticide Control to accept and expend grant funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency to be utilized for the Groundwater Management, Worker Protection and Enforcement Program within the Division of Pesticide Control in the amount of $12,628. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

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

#31 Authorized with Councilor Burton voting - no, to partially waive the State's workers' compensation lien related to Richard Joy. Liberty Mutual, serving as the State's insurer of the State Employees' Workers' Compensation Program at the time of injury, recommends that partial lien waiver be granted. Approval of this action will allow $50,000 to be returned to State funds.

#32 Authorized Division of Personnel's' Fifty Third Annual Report of Fiscal Year 2003. Informational Item.

#33 Authorized a report, as detailed in letter dated February 3, 2004, containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of October 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $14,115.95 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

#35 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - no, authorized to issue revenue anticipation notes up to and including an amount of $75 million and to determine the most advantageous form of borrowing and to enter into such agreements as may be necessary to effect the borrowing.

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

#36 Authorized the NH State Library to pay New England Software Hackery $2,500 for the emergency repair of the main Web server performed in November 2003. Retroactive, 100% Federal Funds.

#37 Authorized reclassification of position #13771, Program Specialist IV, (labor grade 25), to Programs Information Officer, (labor grade 23), in the Division of Arts.

#38 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to grant a Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grant to the Town of Jaffrey for the Jaffrey Meetinghouse Window Restoration project, in the amount of $6,535. 100% Federal Funds.

#39 Authorized Division of Arts, to award Art Links Grants totaling $18,000 to the vendors as detailed in letter dated February 6, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#40 Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Project Grant in the amount of $2,200 to Friends of the Music Hall and Art Center, Portsmouth, NH. 100% General Funds.

#41 Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Rochester Heritage Trust/Opera House, Rochester, NH, for conservation services within the city owned, Rochester Opera House. 100% Other Funds.

#42 Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Department of Resources and Economic Development in the amount of $10,000 for Environmental Improvements to the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion in Portsmouth. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

#43 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a federally funded Certified Local Government Grant to the City of Concord for the editing and digitization of the unpublished manuscript entitled "A Capitol for New Hampshire", in the amount of $5,075. 100% Federal Funds.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#44 Authorized to appoint Karen Schlitzer as an Assistant Attorney General. Effective upon G&C approval for a term expiring October 31, 2007.

#45 Authorized to reappoint Michael S DeLucia as Director of Charitable Trusts, for a term ending March 22, 2009.

#46 Authorized to retroactively reappoint Suzan M Lehmann as an Assistant Attorney General for a term effective June 30, 2003 through June 30, 2008. (2)Further Authorized to amend an agreement (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03), to increase the salary of Assistant Attorney General Suzan M Lehmann, position #9U286, by $3,764 from $60,228 to $63,992). Effective upon G&C approval.

#47 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to deny the petition of Scott Allan Batchelder, Jr. requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Felonious Sexual Assault. Mr. Batchelder is not eligible for an annulment.

#48 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to deny the petition of Albert J Dion requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault (2 counts), Felonious Sexual Assault (1 count). Mr. Dion is not eligible for an annulment.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
#48A The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
#49 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to budget and expend $12,240 in general funds from examination fees, not otherwise appropriated. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

BANKING DEPARTMENT
#50 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized Denise L St. Pierre, Bank Examiner IV, to travel to Arlington, VA, by private automobile in lieu of common carrier, to attend the Supervisory Updates and Emerging Issues training conference being held by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, March 1, 2004 through March 5, 2004. Retroactive, 100% Other Funds.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY
#51 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to enter into a contractual sole source agreement with the Safety & Health Council of NH to conduct the "Operation Lifesaver" public relations and education campaign, in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2004. 100% Federal.

BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY AND ESTHETICS
#52 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to enter into a five year lease renewal agreement with McCarthy Properties, for office space located at 2 Industrial Park Dr, Building B, Concord, NH, in the total amount of $108,500. Effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2009.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#53 Authorized to reclassify position #14240, Account Technician, salary grade 12 to Buyer, salary grade 15. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#54 Authorized to reclassify position #13942, Plant Maintenance Engineer III, salary grade 21 to Supervisor IV, salary grade 25. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#55 Authorized to reclassify position #14311, Maintenance Mechanic II, salary grade 12 to Plant Maintenance Engineer I, salary grade 17. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE
#56 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to reclassify position #18223, Administrative Secretary, 0083-13, LG14 to Legal Assistant, 5671-081, LG 19. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#57 Authorized to transfer $19,500, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#58 Authorized to accept a donation of 40 audio tapes, 40 book bags and 40 children's books from Carolyn Jahns and students from the Hollis-Brookline Middle School, Hollis, NH. The approximate value of this donation is $300.
#59 Authorized to accept a donation of 130 books from Dianne Patenaude of the Toadstool Bookshop in Keene, NH. The approximate total value of this donation is $65.

#60 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to accept a donation of Harry Potter series books and other assorted books from the Children's Literacy Foundation of Hanover, NH. This total value of this donation is $1,415.79.

#61 Authorized to accept a donation of 8 boxes of assorted children's books from Dr. Leo Sandy and students from Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. The approximate total value of this donation is $200.

#62 Authorized to accept a donation of several books from Narcotics Anonymous World Services f Chatsworth, CA. The approximate total value of this donation is $109.14.

#63 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of several books from the Jackson Church Group of Jackson, NH. The total value of this donation is $50.

#64 Authorized to accept a donation of several hundred books from Lindsay White of Wilmot, NH. The approximate total value of this donation is $1,000.

#65 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $100 from the Union Brookside Congregational Church of Manchester, NH.

#66 Authorized to accept a donation of various items, including diapers, wipes, craft supplies, snacks, juice, construction paper, audio tapes and mailing envelopes from Mary Anne Skawinski, Community Service Committee of Meredith, NH. The approximate total value of this donation is $100.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#67 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into an agreement with Getaways on Display, Inc., Landisville, PA, for distribution of NH Guidebooks, in the amount of $10,616. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#68 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a lease agreement with the Mount Washington Summit Road Company, Gorham, NH, for the use of the three existing parking lots on the summit of Mt. Washington for the consideration of a $1.00 for the five year term from the Mount Washington Summit Road Company, and a monthly fee of $1,225 from the Division of Parks and Recreation for the term of this lease agreement. Effective for a period of five years commencing from G&C approval. 100% Other.

#69 Authorized Design, Development, and Maintenance to retroactively amend the agreement with AW Therrien Roofing and Sheet Metal, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #92), for replacement of roof to Weeks Mansion at the Weeks State Park, Lancaster, NH, by amending the end date from September 27, 2002 to July 31, 2004, and by increasing the contract total by $8,484 for a new total contract amount of $111,341. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2004.

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

#70 Authorized to transfer $50,000, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#71 Authorized the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program to co-host a Wildlife Summit to be held on March 25, 2004. (2)Further Authorized the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Program to accept an in-kind donation of conference facilities from the Public Service of NH in the amount of $1,300 to hold this event.

#72 Authorized to accept and expend additional Sport Fish Restoration Program federal grant funds in the amount of $6,570. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Mark Damian Duda & Associates, Inc., Harrisonburg, VA for conducting research on NH resident anglers to develop angler profiles and determine their opinions on and attitudes towards different types of resident fishing licenses and license fees, in the amount of $17,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#73 Authorized to accept a $1,000 donation from the Lakes Region Inland Fishing Association Inc.

#74 Authorized to hold an organized meeting for the purpose of providing training and recognition of volunteer instructors involved with mandated hunter, bowhunter and trapper education programs of the Fish and Game Department. Cost of supplies, awards, postage and printing of invitations will not exceed $2,655. Cost of a guest speaker will not exceed $500. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Tsunis Holding Inc., dba Holiday Inn - Concord, NH, for an annual recognition dinner for the volunteer hunter education instructors to be held in on June 12, 2004, in an amount not to exceed $4,069.77. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#75 NOT USED

#76 Authorized to enter into a sole source cooperative project agreement with the University of NH, for the purpose of determining the effects of passage impediments and environmental conditions on out-migrating juvenile American shad, in the amount of $40,456. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2004.

#77 Authorized to make a sole source manufacturer direct purchase from SAFEtm Boats International, LLC, Port Orchard, WA, in the amount of $164,000. SAFEtm Boats International is offering the boat at GSA pricing. Fish and Game, Federal Funds.

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

#78 NOT USED

#79 Authorized to accept and expend funds from the Environmental Protection Agency for work associated with Total Maximum Daily Load studies, in the amount of $39,519. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds from the Environmental Protection Agency for work associated with development of nutrient water quality standards, in the amount of $13,600. Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2005. (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Ecosystems Research Group, Ltd., Norwich, VT, dba Atmosphere and Ecosystems Research, for computer estimates of atmospheric nitrogen and sulfur loads to 65 NH lakes, in the amount of $7,625. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#80 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to study the possible removal of Fiske Mill Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2005.

#81 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $11,000 from American Whitewater for the removal of the West Henniker Dam. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $2,000 from Trout Unlimited - Basil Woods Chapter for the removal of the West Henniker Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through March 10, 2006.

#82 Authorized to retroactively amend a grant agreement with the American Rivers/NOAA Community-Based Restoration Program (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #108A), by extending the completion date from August 31, 2003 to December 31, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to retroactively accept and expend a grant in the amount of $50,000 from the Connecticut River Watershed Council/NOAA Community-Based Restoration Program to study the Homestead Woolen Mills Dam. Effective October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004.

#83 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Franklin, NH for residential disposal services in the amount of $4,900. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#84 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated February 12, 2004, amending the original loan with the Town of Hooksett (previously approved by G&C on 3-20-02, item #60), for the purpose of financing the Town of Hooksett's improvements to their sewage collection system, reducing the principal amount to $231,575.89, a difference of $14,424.11. Effective upon G&C approval.

#85 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated February 12, 2004, amending the original loan with the Town of Strafford (previously approved by G&C on 5-29-02, item #69), for the purpose of financing the closure of the Town of Strafford's unlined Landfill, reducing the principal amount to $369,194.48, a difference of $40,805.52. Effective upon G&C approval.

#86 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement, as detailed in letter dated February 12, 2004, amending the original loan with the Town of Milton (previously approved by G&C on 5-29-02, item #68), for the purpose of financing the closure of the Town of Milton's unlined Landfill, reducing the principal amount to $1,044,405.12, a difference of $55,594.88. Effective upon G&C approval.

#87 Authorized a supplemental loan agreement to amend the original loan agreement with the Town of Meredith (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #64), to finance a water main replacement project.

#88 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Research Triangle Institute, Research Triangle Park, NC, to provide gravimetric analysis of environmental samples, in the amount of $28,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2005. 100% Federal.

#89 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., WMUR-TV, Manchester, NH, to produce and air a television announcement and website campaign for the "Ride Free - Breathe Free" on Air Quality Action Days Program, in the amount of $36,248. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#90 Authorized Water Division to enter into a sole source agreement with EnviroSystems, Inc., Hampton, NH, for Whole Effluent Toxicity testing, in the amount of $15,225. Effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2007. 100% Other.

#91 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Colebrook, NH, for closure of the Town of Colebrook's Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $33,916.77. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General.

#92 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Deering, NH, as a Potentially Responsible Party with the Town of Hillsborough for the closure of the Town of Hillsborough's Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $32,925. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General.

#93 Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants, as detailed in letter dated February 11, 2004, in an aggregate amount of $1,113,329 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% State.

#94 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $14,625. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#95 Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03, item #79), to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2004 from June 30, 2004.

#96 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District, Plymouth, NH, to complete a project to install fencing to protect the District's drinking water supply sources, in the amount of $6,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#97 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Woodsville Water & Light Department, Woodsville, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $7,590. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#98 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH, to complete a project to inventory stormwater drainage and septic systems, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#99 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Plaistow, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $7,367.63. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#100 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $10,875.03. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#101 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $2,417. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#102 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Hillsborough, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $1,796.07. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#103 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Wolfeboro, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $3,271.23. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#104 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission on behalf of the Nashua Region Solid Waste Management District, Nashua, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $28,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#105 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Goffstown, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $3,216.51. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#106 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Bedford, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $3,472.06. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#107 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Southeast Regional Refuse Disposal District, North Hampton, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $5,700.95. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#108 Authorized Sprague Energy Corp's request to construct in tidal waters a conveyor system connected to a tripper conveyor, both to be supported by rock anchored pilings, construct a ship loading crane with a boom to exist on crane rails which will be supported by two vertical and two battered pilings, project impacts for installation of pilings within the tidal waters, construct dry storage pad extension within the upland tidal buffer zone and a line with filter fabric and small riprap on existing dry stream bed for drainage, on property located on the Piscataqua River in Newington.

#109 Authorized Rhenda Barnes Trustee's request to amend a permit to include a seasonal canopy over the lakeward slip on property located at Governor's Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, (previously approved by G&C on 12-20-00).
#110 Authorized Town of Meredith's request to amend a permit to relocate a portion of the boardwalk from an existing deck on property located at Church Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, (previously approved by G&C on 9-3-03).

#111 Authorized Robert E Doughty's request to amend permit to increase the overall length of the breakwater from full lake elevation on property located at Sleeper Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02).

#112 Authorized Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts's request to amend a permit to increase excavation from behind full lake elevation to construct a perched beach with clean sand on property located at Otter Lake in Greenfield, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03).

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

Office of Administration
#113 Authorized to reclassify position #19621 from Disease Prevention Specialist, salary grade 17, to Program Specialist III, salary grade 23. 58% Federal, 42% General.

Division for Children, Youth & Families
#114 Authorized to award ten accreditation stipends in the amount of $1,500 per center based child care program for a total amount not to exceed $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#115 Authorized to provide quality child care awards in the amount of $124,823 to a total of nineteen accredited child care programs throughout the State of NH who partner with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide child care services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#116 Authorized to retroactively enter into an Education Tuition Agreement with Springfield College, Manchester, NH, for Donna Paris Meuse, Child Protective Service Worker, to attend a Housing Course from January 25, 2004 to April 18, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $802. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#117 Authorized to retroactively enter into an Education Tuition Agreement with Boston University, Boston, MA, for Alyssa Adams, Child Protective Services Worker, to attend a Clinical Assessment and Intervention Course from February 28, 2004 to April 3, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,320. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#118 Authorized to retroactively enter into an Education Tuition Agreement with the University of NH, Manchester, NH, for Jennifer Ruescher, Juvenile Probation & Parole Officer, to attend a Human Behavior and Social Environment II; Research Methods in Social Work course from February 20, 2004 to May 15, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $2,373. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#119 Authorized to retroactively enter into an Education Tuition Agreement with the University of NH, Manchester, NH, for Nicole Cailler, Child Protective Service Worker, to attend a Research Methods in Social Work course from February 20, 2004 to April 3, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,194. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#120 Authorized to retroactively enter into an Education Tuition Agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for Robert Rodler, Program Specialists III, to attend a Community and Administrative Practice IV course from January 15, 2004 to May 20, 2004, and to pay said cost in the amount of $1,194. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#121 Authorized Division for Juvenile Justice Services to retroactively amend an existing agreement with NFI North Inc., Contoocook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-00, Late Item #G, amended on 8-14-02, item #159), for provision of a co-ed 15-bed short-term staff secure shelter care facility in Jefferson, NH, by reducing the price limitation by $32,715, to a new price limitation of $3,935,527. (2)Further Authorized Division for Juvenile Justice Services to retroactively amend an existing agreement with NFI North Inc., Contoocook, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-00, Late Item #G, amended on 8-14-02, item #158), for provision of a male 15-bed short-term staff secure shelter care facility in Manchester, NH, by reducing the price limitation by $27,681, to a new price limitation of $3,938,088. Effective July 1, 2003. 49% Federal, 32% Other, 19% General.

#122 NOT USED

#123 NOT USED

Office of Community & Public Health
#124 Authorized to accept and expend $50,000 in federal funds and $85,000 in other funds, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#125 Authorized Maternal and Child Health to amend a sole source agreement with University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-4-02, item #122), to obtain epidemiological expertise to provide analytic and research support to the Office of Community and Public Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, by increasing the price limitation by $161,000 from $161,000 to $322,000 and extending the completion date to June 30, 2006. Effective upon G&C approval. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#126 Authorized Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to amend an agreement with the High Point Communications Group, Inc., Bow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-02, item #98), to do a three-month, no-cost extension to continue to support youth tobacco use prevention and the NH Youth Network Opposing Tobacco teen groups by extending the contract from the original end date of March 31, 2004 to June 30, 2004. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other.

#127 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services for the purpose of developing an Environmental Public Health Tracking program, in the amount of $119,512. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#128 Authorized Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to pay $50 per client for public education services, to a maximum of $5,000 per fiscal year, for a total of $10,000. Effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal.

#129 Authorized Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control to enter into an agreement with Frances Marie Mulroy, Goffstown, NH, to develop a comprehensive cancer control plan, totaling $80,770. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#130 Authorized Disease Management Program to enter into an agreement with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, to provide prevention of type 2 diabetes through physical activity and healthy eating interventions, totaling $24,974. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2005. 100% Federal.

#131 Authorized Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to amend an agreement with Eileen Ehlers, Hooksett, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-4-03, item #97), to provide public education services, by increasing the price limitation by $29,000 from $27,000 to $56,000, and extending the completion date to June 30, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal.

#132 Authorized with the Department of Safety to retroactively amend an existing sole source agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., dba Community Health Institute of Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-4-02, item #126), for bio-terrorism education, training and local preparedness, by extending the completion date from August 30, 2003 to August 30, 2005, and by increasing the price limitation by $381,602 from $899,640 to $1,281,242. 100% Federal.

Division of Family Assistance
#133 Authorized to make an unencumbered retroactive payment to Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, for services performed during the period July 1, 2003 through November 30, 2003 in the provision of Food Stamp employment and training services for Able Bodied Adults Without Dependents, in the amount of $22,533.06. 100% Federal.

#134 FAILED - The Governor and Councilor on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, and with Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler voting - no, failed to award a two year grant totaling $271,511 to the City of Nashua Transit System, Nashua, NH, to provide matching funds to the City of Nashua's Federal Department of Transportation's Job Access Reverse Commute grant. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#135 Authorized to award a grant totaling $250,000 to Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, for the purpose of providing affordable car ownership opportunities to low income individuals. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. Sole Source, 100% Federal.

#136 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to provide nutrition education programs, in the amount of $780,976. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#137 Authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, for Bridgette Dukette, Family Service Specialist III, to attend a Techniques of Counseling course from February 28, 2004 to April 22, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $642. 50% General, 50% Federal.

#138 Authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, for Bridgette Dukette, Family Service Specialist III, to attend a Senior Human Service Project course from February 28, 2004 to April 22, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $642. 50% General, 50% Federal.

#138A Authorized to retroactively extend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLC, Pittsburg, PA, for DHHS RFP-ITS07 2001-048, New HEIGHTS Data Warehouse Extract and Report Project, by extending the contract date from November 30, 2003 to June 30, 2004. No cost extension.

Behavioral Health
#139 Authorized to amend a contract with Major L Rodd Inc., dba Rodd Roofing, Johnsbury, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #302), to provide roof repair services, by changing the completion date retroactively from June 30-, 2003 to June 30, 2004. No Cost Extension.

#140 Authorized to accept a $200 donation from the Episcopal churchwoman Church of the Messiah, as specified in letter dated February 3, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#141 Authorized to accept a $100 donation from the State Employee' Association of NH, as specified in letter dated February 3, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#142 Authorized to accept $255 in donations for the time period October 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003, as specified in letter dated February 10, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#142A Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., dba GENESIS Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $49,714. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 56% Federal, 44% General.

#142B Authorized to enter into an agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Center Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $324,526. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 8% Federal, 92% General.

#142C Authorized to enter into an agreement with Behavioral Health and Development Services of Strafford County Inc., dba Community Partners of Strafford County, Dover, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $410,654. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 8% Federal, 92% General.

#142D Authorized to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $27,952. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#142E Authorized to enter into an agreement with Harbor Homes, Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $1. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% General.

#142F Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northern NH Mental Health and Developmental Services, Conway, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $157,882. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 37% Federal, 63% General.

#142G Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Community Council of Nashua, NH, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $357,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 10% Federal, 90% General.

#142H Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $301,195. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#142I Authorized to enter into an agreement with Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc., Concord, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $781,112. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 28% Federal, 72% General.

#142J Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Mental Health Center for Southern NH, Inc., dba Behavioral Health, Salem, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $111,210. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% General.

#142K Authorized to enter into an agreement with West Central Services, Inc., dba West Central Behavioral Health, Lebanon, NH, to provide non-Medicaid funded mental health services in an amount not to exceed $1. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% General.

New Hampshire Hospital
#143 Authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, for Tammy Beaudoin, Mental Health Worker II, to attend a Introduction to Psychology course from January 21, 2004 to April 28, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $429. 100% General.

#144 Authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, for Christina Paddock, Mental Health Worker II, to attend a Introduction to Psychology course from January 21, 2004 to April 28, 2004, and to pay said costs in the amount of $429. 100% General.

#145 Authorized to compensate Patricia Tirrell, a Mental Health Worker 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.

#146 Authorized to compensate Brenda Souther, a Mental Health Worker 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.

#147 Authorized to compensate George Duncan, a Mental Health Worker 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.

#148 Authorized to continue the existing 20% salary increase for recruitment and retention, for all professional nursing classifications or classifications which require the designation of registered nurse and all licensed practical nurse positions, (previously approved by G&C on 2-20-02, Late Item A), at an estimated annual cost of $2,010,538 for 129 positions. Effective upon G&C approval, not to exceed two years. (2)Further Authorized to continue the existing increase in differentials to be paid to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, as detailed in letter dated February 12, 2004, at an estimated annual cost of $290,992. Effective retroactive to February 20, 2004, not to exceed two years.

#149 Authorized to accept $1,875 in donations from various contributors, as specified in letter dated February 3, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#150 Authorized to accept the nonmonetary donations from St. Joseph's Catholic School of Nashua, NH, as detailed in letter dated January 26, 2004.

#151 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Creative Nursing Management Inc., Minneapolis, MN, for consultation services, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 40% General, 60% Other.

Office of Health Planning & Medicaid
#152 Authorized to accept and expend $49,827.57 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING
#153 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, authorized to conduct an organized meeting at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Merrimack, NH, on April 1, 2004 for the purpose of informing and educating licensed nursing assistants on the rules and regulations that govern their licensure, for an estimated cost of $13,394.26. (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with Radisson Hotel and Conference Center for the purpose of providing the participants attending the meeting with audio visual services, lunch and refreshments, in the amount of $12,594.26. (3)Further Authorized overnight stays in the amount of $192.24, for two rooms which may need to be used for staff members who are required to begin setting up for the meeting by 7:00 AM.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL
#154 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to enter into an agreement with the Institute on Disability of the University of NH, Durham, NH, to support the NH Leadership Series, in the amount of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#155 Authorized to reclassify position #19485 from Chauffeur, LG 07, to Medical Records Technician, LG 11, retroactive to July 25, 2003. 100% General.

#156 Authorized to accept monies, as detailed in letter dated February 6, 2004, totaling $17,806.62 received during the period of October 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions. These monies are placed in the Veterans Home Benefit Fund. (2)Further Authorized to accept donations totaling $20 received in memory of Robert N Burrows to the Guy Thompson Memorial Trust.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#157 Authorized to budget and expend carryover grant funds in the amount of $119,143 from the US Department of Education, as detailed in letter dated January 15, 2004. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#158 Authorized to conduct two follow up teacher preparation training sessions for approximately125 candidates who will teach in classrooms and mentors who will help the candidates become classroom teachers, for a total cost not to exceed $9,899.64. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with the Merrimack Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Merrimack, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities and food services for training sessions scheduled for April 14, 2004 and May 27, 2004 which is part of the total cost above. 100% Federal Funds.

#159 Authorized to hold a one-day meeting of Special Education State Improvement Grant project recipients, evaluators and stakeholders to share promising practices, grant evaluation outcomes and gather input on priorities for the next Federal SIG application, for a total cost not to exceed $4,506. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities and food services for one-day meeting scheduled on April 13, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $4,506 which is part of the total cost above. 100% Federal Funds.

#160 NOT USED

#161 NOT USED

#162 Authorized to amend a grant to the Danbury Community Center, Danbury, NH, for the purpose of evaluating their extended day programming for youth and their families, by increasing the price from $124,962 by $2,400 to $127,362. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. 100% Federal Funds.

#163 Authorized to amend a grant to the Dover Housing Authority, Dover, NH, for the purpose of evaluating the effectiveness of their extended day programming for youth and their families, by increasing the price from $125,000 by $2,400 to $127,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. 100% Federal Funds.

#164 Authorized to amend a contract with RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #133, renewed on 6-25-03, item #437), to ensure that the teacher training activities will prepare participants to be well qualified teacher candidates, increasing the amount by $22,968.30 from $27,726.30 to an amount not to exceed $50,694.60. 100% Federal Funds.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#165 Authorized to transfer $174,900, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#166 Authorized to award a $9,000 grant to the University of NH, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the state of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 92% General Funds.

#167 Authorized to award a $16,000 grant to Rivier College, for the purpose of granting scholarships to full-time and part time students who are NH residents enrolled in approved programs in a workforce shortage area in the state of NH, and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need. 92% General Funds.
#168 Authorized to award a $15,000 grant to the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges, for the benefit of NH students pursuing approved programs of study in a workforce shortage area in the state of NH. 92% General Funds.

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

#169 Authorized to continue a Program Specialist III position and a Consultant position through June 30, 2005, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#170 Authorized to expend $185,000 from the Regional Community Technical Colleges Non-lapsing Account for the purpose of upgrading the equipment for programs offered by the Community Technical College at Manchester/Stratham, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#171 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc., in the amount of $1,470,662. 100% Federal Funds.

#172 NOT USED

#173 NOT USED

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL
#174 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency, in the amount of $2,661.83 for a grant entitled PSTC Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving Conference. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM
#175 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to enter into a contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Cincinnati, OH, to do an environmental assessment in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of the area to be impacted by construction of the Alan Shepard Discovery Center, in an amount not to exceed $5,750. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2004. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#176-#181 NOT USED

#182 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way's Contemplated Award List for the period January 22, 2004 through February 18, 2004.

#183 Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to reclassify the vacant position of Civil Engineer II, LG 21 located in the Bureau of Highway Design, to Environmentalist II, LG 19 and transferred to the Bureau of Environment.

#184 NOT USED

#185 Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a sole source contract with the International Right of Way Association, Torrance, CA, for training in FY2004 and FY2005, for an amount not to exceed $12,812. (2)Further Authorized to spend up to $600 for food and other incidentals to a vendor which will be determined at a future time. Effective upon G&C approval.

#186 Authorized Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC, for the purposes of providing repair, calibration, maintenance, and services required to support the Department's use of the Troxler 4140 Gyratory Compactor, for a total amount not to exceed $11,100. Effective upon GC approval through May 31, 2006.

#187 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Hydrostripper, Inc., Fergus Falls, MN, for the removal of retro-reflective highway sign sheeting material from salvaged signs currently stockpiled at the Bureau of Traffic, in an amount not to exceed $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized upon agreement by both parties this contract may be renewed for an additional two-year period beginning July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 68.4% Highway, 31.1% Agency.

#188 Authorized to modify an agreement with Castle Rock Consultants, Inc., dba CRC Consultants, Leesburg, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 5-9-01, item #194), to continue the planning, development and implementation of ITS technologies across the States of ME, VT, and NH, add additional functionalities to the Traveler Information System, and improve the permitting process for Oversize/Overweight vehicles, by increasing the amount by $965,000 from $4,104,000 to $5,069,000. Effective upon G&C approval.

#189 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a parcel of land located Southerly of Granite Street in the City of Manchester to the Raphael Social Club.

#190 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in a watercourse in the City of Lebanon beyond the limits of the existing right of way to Robert A Marrazzo and Carol-Lynn Marrazzo in exchange for a temporary slope easement located on the northerly side of NH Route 4A.

#191 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to enter into a grant agreement with Mr. Evan Karpf, owner of the Twin Mountain Airport, to provide 50% state matching funds in the amount of $1,925 to acquire and install an 8&1/2 foot snow plow for airport snow removal at the Twin Mountain Airport, Twin Mountain, NH.

#192 Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with the State of VT for short-term maintenance activities on the bridge carrying McIndoes Street over the Connecticut River between Monroe, NH and Barnet, VT.

#193 NOT USED

#194 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $41,000 from the Special Railroad Fund to reimburse the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad, Conway Scenic Railroad, NH Central Railroad, Milford-Bennington 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 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#195 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $225,000 from the Special Railroad Fund to purchase new railroad crossties and other track materials for the continued maintenance of active state-owned railroad lines, as specified in letter dated February 18, 2004. Fiscal Committee approved.

#196 NOT USED

#196A Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Palmer and Sicard Inc., Exeter, NH, for a lump sum price of $891,000 for HVAC and Electrical renovations at Dover and Rochester Toll Plazas and Hooksett Toll Ramp, Statewide.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#197 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop for "Mass Fatalities Incident Response" on March 16 and 17, 2004 at The Margate, Laconia, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $6,829.20. (2)Further Authorized a contract with The Margate, Laconia, NH for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $6,829.20 for the period from G&C approval through March 17, 2004.

#198 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $10,597.44 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency, titled "NH State Police Stinger Spikes". Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2004.

#199 Authorized Division of State Police to retroactively enter into a contract with Brix & Stix Construction Corporation of Concord, NH, for snow plowing in the amount of $6,000. Effective November 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Highway.

#200 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to retroactively enter into a grant with the Manchester Fire Department for costs associated with the execution of a weapons of mass destruction exercise on September 20, 2003, in the amount of $2,130.37. 100% Federal.

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

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, Division of Personnel - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,299.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling James D. Ramanek, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "Human Behavior in Organizations".
B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kilee Douglass, Human Resources Assistant, in the course entitled "Human Resource Management".
C. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorraine M. Payeur, Executive Secretary Stenographer, in the course entitled "Educational Psychology".
D. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorraine M. Payeur, Executive Secretary Stenographer, in the course entitled "Financial Management".
E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Nashua, NH, the sum of $627.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Samantha Lucier, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Introduction to Business Finance".
F. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,179.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy D. Lamothe, Microbiologist I, in the course entitled "Public Health Policy Analysis".
G. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay the College of Lifelong Learning, Gorham, NH, the sum of $793.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lucille L. Wiemer, Administrative Supervisor III, in the course entitled "Human Development".
H. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Health Planning & Medicaid - Request permission to pay the California College for Health Sciences, National City, CA, the sum of $399.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joyce Butterworth, SCHIP Coordinator, in the correspondence course entitled "Issues in Managed Care".
I. NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alice Gargus, Training Coordinator, in the course entitled "Professional & Organizational Ethics".
J. NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kimberly Gatchell, Occupational Therapist II, in the course entitled "Professional & Organizational Ethics".
K. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $315.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Blackman, Civil Engineer I, in the course entitled "Field Description of Soils".
L. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $972.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Oldenburg, Chief of Preliminary Design, in the courses entitled "Macroeconomics", "Microeconomics" and "Business Law".
M. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach AL, the sum of $172.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Quigley-Moran, Safety Specialist, in the on-line course entitled "Advanced Industrial Hygiene".

#202 TRAVEL REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, authorized the requests:

A. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community and Public Health - Request permission for (1) employee, Ellis Wongsearaya, Toxicologist III, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on March 21 - 25, 2004, to attend the 43rd Annual Society of Toxicology Meeting. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by train. Total Cost: $1,1674.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $560.00.
B. SAFETY, Division of Fire Standards and Training - Request permission for (1) employee, Dennis Rosolen, Bureau Chief, or designee, to travel to Emmitsburg, MD, on March 29 - April 9, 2004, to attend the Executive Fire Officer Program. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $402.00. Source of Funds: 100% Revolving Funds. No Registration Fees.


LATE ITEMS

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING
A. Authorized the Office of Energy and Planning to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Memorandum of Agreement between the Office of Energy and Planning and the Department of Environmental Services, New Hampshire Geological Survey, for the purpose of studying the Sustainability of Groundwater Resources, (CE711029), which was approved by the Governor and Council on October 9, 2002, Item 5, by changing the completion date from December 31, 2003 to September 30, 2005 and by increasing the funding from $110,000 by $115,000 for a new total of $225,000. Funds are available in the Account number 010-002-4075-092-0294, JOB#02P2A004 and are 100% federal. This request is retroactive due to the delays in federal grant approval.


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
B. Authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Melissa Keenan, Sole proprietor, Lancaster, NH, to provide professional development for the NH Reading First Program, in an amount not to exceed $128,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to four additional fiscal years, contingent upon receipt of federal funds. 100% Federal Funds.

C. Authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Kathe Simons, sole proprietor, Merrimack, NH, to provide professional development for the NH Reading First Program, in an amount not to exceed $151,200. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to four additional fiscal years, contingent upon receipt of federal funds. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
D. Approve Division of Ports & Harbors Pease Development Authority's request to construct in tidal waters a new 100 sq. ft. extension supported by pilings to an existing pier for the reconfiguration of the north dock. Construct a 66 sq ft cantilevered extension to the same existing pier for the relocation of the existing fuel station. Install a new 8 ft x 16 ft float within the north dock reconfiguration; and install 2 new timber lay-up pilings.

E. Approve Division of Ports and Harbors, Pease Development Authority's request to dredge a total of 742,000 sq ft (17 acres) of sandy marine sediments in Hampton-Seabrook Harbor for work associated with the realignment of the Blackwater River channel to abate shoreline and tidal flat erosion which has restricted use of the navigational channel and anchorage.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
F. FAILED - The Governor and Council with Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler voting - no, failed to accept the request to enter into a retroactive sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, NH Public Television, Durham, NH, for the production of the Wildlife Journal television show, in the amount of $276,000. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005 with the option of an additional two-year extension with no change in fee structure. 70.34% Fish and Game, 17.29% Federal, 1.89% Transfer, 10.48% Other.


ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE
The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to removed item #37 - which was tabled at the November 5, 2003 meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
#37 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler and with Councilor Griffin voting - no, voted to approve the request to accept a donation of various sewing notions and fabric, books and plants as per the attached sheet. The approximate total value of this donation is $1,255.00.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House in Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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