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Minutes
March 18, 1998
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
March 18, 1998
10:30 a.m.
#5

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

The Governor and Executive, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of March 4,1998.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the March 4, 1998 meeting.

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

The following representatives-elect were sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:

Hillsborough County District No. 23 (Hudson)
Joan Tate, Hudson, r (104 Pelham Rd) 03051

Merrimack County District No. 12 (Allenstown, Pembroke)
Frank Davis. Pembroke, r (514 Buck St) 03275

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION ADVISORY COMMISSION

Steven Arnold, Colebrook
Succeeding: John Rogers, Lancaster
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: September 12, 2000

ATHLETIC TRAINERS GOVERNING BOARD

Daniel F. O'Neill, M.D., Holderness
(Physician/Practice of Sports Medicine)
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: March 18, 2001

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Dennis E. Adams, Hampton
(Labor)
Succeeding: Harley Eaton, Auburn
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: July 1, 2001

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD

James D. Casey, Dover
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: February 9, 2002

David Foster, Northfield
(Employer/Insurers)
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: February 9, 2001

Robert H. Morneau, Wolfeboro
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: February 13, 2002

David J. Rogers, Hooksett
(Attorney)
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: September 16, 2001

Constance J. Roy, Wolfeboro
(Employer/Insurers)
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: February 9, 2002

BOARD OF FORESTERS

Donna L. Schlachman, Exeter
(Public Member)
Succeeding: Michael Yatsevitch, Cornish
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: November 7, 2002

STATE HISTORICAL RESOURCE COUNCIL

Sheryl N. Hack, Canterbury
(Historic Preservation)
Succeeding: Christopher Closs, Candia
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: December 10, 2002

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE

Janet C. Thompson, Rye
Succeeding: Catherine Caouette, Contoocook (Term expired)
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: December 3, 2000

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

Virginia C. Beecher, Bow
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: March 31, 2002
Salary: Group P/Max. $68,768.00

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF STATE POLICE: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

Colonel John J. Barthelmes, Contoocook
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: March 31, 2002
Salary: Group P/Max. $68,768.00

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

Danielle C. Doran, Nashua
(Public Member)
Succeeding: Rudy William, Goffstown
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: October 14, 2000

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD

Jack M. Buckley, Dover
Reappointment
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: February 13, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD

William McAllister, Canterbury
(Public Member)
Succeeding: John Gryval, Hooksett
Effective: March 18, 1998
TERM: October 27, 2000

The Governor and Executive Council nominated the following:

APPELLATE BOARD

Robert J. Crowley, Plymouth
(Management)
Succeeding: Eli Isaacson
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: October 14, 2000

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

James T. Killeen, Derry
Succeeding: Barry Lussier, Dunbarton
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 3, 2000

Preston S. Gilbert, Littleton
(Regional Planning Director)
Succeeding: Manindra N. Sharma, Manchester
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 3, 2000

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

Janet Prince, New Castle
(Small Business)
Succeeding: Pamela Patenaude, Bedford (resigned)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: July 17, 1999

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD

Teresa B. Jones, Dover
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2002

James T. Keefe, Portsmouth
(Employer/Insurer)
Succeeding: Nicholas C. Georges, Boscawen
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 13, 2002

Elaine M. Murphy-Maltais, Epsom
(Employer/Insurer)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 13, 2002

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD

Elizabeth L. Crory, Hanover
(Consumer)
Succeeding: Harvey Schwartz, Harrisville
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 19, 2000

MARITAL MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION BOARD

Olivia A. Ruel, Keene
Succeeding: Esther Tardy, Warner
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 6, 2000

Eleanor Therrien, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 21, 2000

Georgine M. Williams, Gilford
Succeeding: Rose Hill, Concord
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 6, 2000

NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGH EDUCATION

Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 16, 2002

Evelyn Gutman-Robbins, Durham
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 16, 2002

RAILROAD APPEALS BOARD

Francis X. Quinn, Jr., Portsmouth
(Legal Profession)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2001

BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NH VETERAN'S HOME

John W. Smart, Nashua
(Veteran of Foreign Wars)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 1, 2003

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

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

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD MARCH 18, 1998 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:50 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Matrix Realty, L.L.C. and Matrix Technologies Corp. in Hudson and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Gary Nelson, President, and John Stowell, Chief Financial Officer, of Matrix Technologies Corp. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Normand introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR MATRIX REALTY, L.L.C. AND MATRIX TECHNOLOGIES CORP. IN HUDSON" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Streeter. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Griffin, Normand, and Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR MATRIX REALTY, L.L.C. AND MATRIX TECHNOLOGIES CORP. IN HUDSON, NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for Matrix Realty, L.L.C. (the "Borrower") and its affiliate, Matrix Technologies Corp. in Hudson by the Authority's issue of up to $1,600,000 Bonds under RSA 162-I (the "Act"); and

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

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

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special findings: (1) The project to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of (i) the acquisition of land on Friars Drive in Hudson, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (the "Premises"); (ii) the construction of an approximately 29,430 square foot manufacturing plant to be located on the Premises; and (iii) the payment of certain closing costs (collectively, the "Facility"). The Facility is within the definition of "Industrial Facility" in RSA 162-I and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will create and preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the "State").

(b) General findings:

(1) The creation, establishment, acquisition, construction, expansion, remodeling or replacement of the Facility (the "Project") and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

(2) The Borrower and its affiliate, Matrix Technologies Corp., have the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

(3) The Mortgage, Security, Loan and Trust Agreement, the Bond Purchase and Guaranty Agreement and the other documents evidencing and securing the Bonds (the "Financing Documents") contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obliged, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from proceeds of the Bond or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

(4) The Financing Documents do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act.

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

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

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

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

Passed and Agreed to March 18, 1998.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2-3 Authorized the following contracts as grant recipients under the Weatherization Assistance Program during the period April 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999:

#2 Tri-County Community Action Programs, Inc. of Berlin in the amount of $173,148.00;

#3 Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc. of Dover in the amount of $68,379.00.

#4-9 Authorized the following contracts as grant recipients under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the Weatherization Assistance Program during the period April 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999:

#4 Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. of Manchester in the amount of $100,000.00;

#5 Rockingham County Community Action, Inc. of Portsmouth in the amount of $100,000.00;

#6 Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. of Concord in the amount of $100,000.00;

#7 Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. of Berlin in the amount $100,000.00;

#8 Southwestern Community Services, Inc. of Keene in the amount of $100,000.00;

#9 Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc. of Dover in the amount of $100,000.00.

#10-13 Authorized the following contracts as grant recipients under the Weatherization Assistance Program during the period April 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999:

#10 Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. of Manchester in the amount of $180,866.00;

#11 Rockingham Community Action, Inc. of Portsmouth in the amount of $90,928.00;

#12 Southwestern Community Services, Inc. of Keene in the amount of $94,818.00;

#13 Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. of Concord in the amount of $103,940.00.

#14-15 Authorized to amend the following contracts by increasing the contract amount during the period October 1, 1997 to September 30, 1998 as grant recipients under the Community Services Block Grant:

#14 Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. of Berlin in the amount of $7,215.79 increasing contract to the amount of $455,697.79;

#15 Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., of Manchester in the amount $70,643.00 increasing contract to the amount of $723,343.00.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#16-18 Authorized following agreements through June 30, 1999 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund to help municipalities solve development problems:

#16 Town of Milton in the amount of $5,649.00;

#17 Town of Swanzey in the amount of $350,000.00;

#18 Cheshire County in the amount of $133,000.00.

#19-20 Authorized to retroactively amend the following existing agreements by extending the completion dates. No additional state or federal funds are required.

#19 NH Community Loan Fund of Concord [initially approved on July 31, 1996 (Item #8)] from June 30, 1997 to March 31, 1998;

#20 City of Claremont [initially approved on March 8, 1995 (Item #7)] from June 30, 1997 to June 30, 1998.

#21 Authorized out of state travel throughout the New England area from April 1, 1998 to the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1998.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized to accept and expend $172,000.00, through September 30, 1999 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop a short term emergency response communications plan and purchase and install communications equipment that will expand and improve emergency communications and public warning capability.

#23 Authorized to accept and expend $60,000.00, through June 30, 2001 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for disaster assistance for damages caused by the severe ice storm during the period January 7 through January 16, 1998.

#24 Authorized to accept and expend $5,000.00, through December 31, 1998 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to support the full-scale hurricane exercise scheduled for the week of April 20, 1998.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized to accept federal funds in the amount of $8,000.00, through September 30, 1998 from the National Guard Bureau to cover 100% payment of overtime salaries and associated benefits for the Program Specialist I and Highway Patrol Foreman personnel at Pease Air National Guard Base.

#26 Authorized agreement with Country Squire Investigations and Security, Concord in the amount of $175,824.00, for the period April 1, 1998 to March 21, 2001 for security services at the State Military Reservation.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#27 Authorized salary and benefit adjustment transfers for the month of February 1998.

#28 Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 1998 during the month of February 1998.

#29 Authorized that Working Capital Warrant be authorized in the amount of $310,000.000 to cover expenditures for the Month of April 1998.

#29A Authorized to appoint Councilor Peter J. Spaulding as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with Proctor Academy, Andover.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

#30 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Division of Arts to make a grant award in the amount of $2,500.00, through September 30, 1998 to the Division of Libraries to provide grants to local libraries that wish to incorporate artists from the roster into their 1998 summer reading programs.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized blanket travel for the period of April/May/June 1998 to permit the Audit Division to have more than one person at a time on out of state travel status, removing the requirement that approval be obtained in advance of each trip.

#32 Authorized blanket travel for the period of April/May/June 1998 to permit the Collection Division to have more than one person at a time on out of state travel status, removing the requirement that approval be obtained in advance of each trip.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized to accept and expend $96,100.00, through June 30, 1998 out of Fiscal Year 1998 program revenues, available in Abandoned Property.

#34 Authorized adoption of resolution, dated March 5, 1998, permitting the State Treasurer to negotiate and issue, from time to time, up to a revolving maximum of $50,000,000 of Commercial Paper (General Obligation Bond Anticipation Notes) to provide interim financing for ongoing projects in the State's capital program.

#35 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and issue checks in the amount of $13,174.06 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#36 Authorized the Attorney General to accept additional federal funds in the amount of $35,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of equipment acquisition and litigation support.

#37 Authorized grants in the amount of $69,888.00, through June 30, 1999 with the agencies listed in the letter dated March 5, 1998, for additional law enforcement training and additional support for victims of domestic and sexual violence.

#38 Authorized to grant funds to the Community Diversion Program of Portsmouth in the amount of $24,978.00, through September 30, 1999 for use in innovative projects concerning drugs and violent crime.

#39 Authorized to conduct a two day advanced training conference entitled the Fourth Statewide Conference on Domestic & Sexual Violence in Nashua on June 18 and 19, 1998 in the amount of $31,522.00, and enter into a contract with the Sheraton Tara Motel in the amount of $18,022.00 to provide the necessary facilities.

BANKING DEPARTMENT

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the Bank Commissioner and his staff to attend impromptu out of state meetings and consultations with state and federal regulators for the period April 1, 1998 through June 30, 1998.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#41 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to retroactively grant a salary level of $53,373.00, Group M, maximum step, to March 3, 1998 for Alexander Feldvebel, Health Care Policy Analyst.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#42 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 1997.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#42A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized, with Councilors Griffin and Streeter voting NO, approval to add to Consultant List and utilize Nicholas E. Pishon, Contoocook in the amount of $50.00 per hour, not to exceed $10,000.00 for Fiscal Year 1998.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized to accept $86,330.00 from the Department of Environmental Services to carry out the New Hampshire Floodplain Forest Project as defined in the attached Memorandum of Agreement approved on January 8, 1998 (Item #49) and authorize agreements with Audubon Society of New Hampshire in the amount of $57,430.00 and with the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research in the amount of $24,900.00 through September 30, 1998.

#44 Authorized, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, to accept $5,000.00 donation from the Meredith Rotary Club to be deposited into the Fisheries Donations Account.

#45 Authorized to accept the donation of 5 tracts of land in Epping and Greenland from the New Hampshire Waterfowl Association.

#46 Authorized two Department personnel assigned to the New England Fishery Management Council to travel throughout New England to attend up to twelve meetings through June 30, 1998.

#47 Authorized up to four Department personnel assigned to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to travel throughout New England and mid-Atlantic states to attend up to sixteen meetings through June 30, 1998.

#48 Authorized to establish a checking account with Bank of New Hampshire, Concord for the purpose of depositing receipts from the sale of OHRV registrations and transferring same to NH Correctional Industries on a monthly basis.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#49 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreations, Trails Bureau to accept federal funds in the amount of $86,681.00 for the federal fiscal year ending September 30, 1998 from the United States Department of Transportation under the National Recreational Trails Funding Program.

#49A Authorized the Division of Forest and Lands to accept a federal allotment of funds in the amount of $4,000.00, for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1998 to provide funds for a temporary full-time Forest Technician.

#50 Authorized open ended agreement with Combustion Services Corp, Grantham in the amount of $10,000.00, through June 30, 1999 for inspections and emergency repairs of various heating systems at the Mt. Sunapee State Park and Ski Area.

#51 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, open ended agreement with Electric Motor Servicenter, Dover in the amount of $20,000.00, through June 30, 1999 for inspections and emergency repairs of various electrical machinery at the Mt. Sunapee and Cannon Mt. Ski Areas. SOLE SOURCE

#52 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to issue a Special Use Permit to Rene Fortin, New Hampshire Towing Association of Manchester to conduct a Towing Rodeo, May 15,17, 1998 at Hampton Beach State Park, Hampton, the fee being $4,000.00, to be deposited to the Parks Fund.

#53 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into a Grant-in-Aid winter trail maintenance contract with Twin Mountain SMC in the amount of $5,000.00, through May 1, 1998 for aiding in the construction and maintenance of OHRV trails.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#54 Authorized Air Resources Division to budget additional unallocated FY 98 State Permit Fee funds in the amount of $125,000.00, through June 30, 1998.

#55 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contractual agreement with the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL in the amount of $11,268.00, for a period of one year following Governor and Executive Council approval to provide coordination and management services for a mercury sample collection and analysis project. SOLE SOURCE

#56 Authorized the Water Division to enter into a contract with Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. in the amount of $32,000.00, through June 30, 2000 to pay for additional analyses of methylmercury in sediments, and the analysis of total methylmercury in the water column.

#57 Authorized the Water Division to contract with QST Environmental, Inc., Nashua in the amount of $35,774.00, through FY98 to perform Environmental Management Systems training.

#58 Authorized agreement with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Manchester in the amount of $65,725.00, through December 31, 1998 for design/build services for restoration of the Tunnel-4 drain sump at the Franklin Wastewater Treatment Plant.

#59 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contract with the University of New Hampshire-Environmental Research Group in the amount of $61,299.00, through June 30, 2000 to conduct research on natural and enhanced in situ bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated salt marshes. SOLE SOURCE

#60 Authorized to accept 1997 Annual Report of the Water Council.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#61 Authorized the Office of Family Services, Division of Behavioral Health to award one time grants totaling $65,130.00, through June 30, 1998 to the organizations listed in the letter dated February 12, 1998 for drug and violence prevention programs.

#62 Authorized, with Councilors Spaulding and Streeter voting NO, the Office of Program Support, Division of Child Support Services to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $50,000.00, through September 12, 1998 to provide mediation services to parents to assist them in resolving their differences regarding custody and visitation issues in a non-adversarial, confidential setting. SOLE SOURCE

#63 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Office of Program Support, Division of Child Support Services to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $85,960.00, through September 29, 1998 to provide educational and training preparation activities to non-custodial parents who are underemployed, have a poor work history or are unemployed and whose children are receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or are at risk of receiving TANF due to their financial circumstances. SOLE SOURCE

#64 Authorized Office of Program Support, Division of Child Support Services to retroactively amend existing contract with Fleet Bank, Boston, MA [initially approved December 6, 1995 (Item #101), amended September 4, 1997 (Item #66)] by increasing the total price limitation by $580.00 from $614,828.00 to $615,408.00.

#65 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Office of Health Management to amend contract with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Boston, MA [initially approved on June 25, 1997, (Item #223)] by increasing the total amount by $25,000.00 to $326,651.00, through June 30, 1999 to expand technical assistance services through the Community Health Institute. SOLE SOURCE

#66 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Office of Information Systems to amend an existing agreement with Bull HN Information Systems, Inc., Billerica, MA [initially approved on June 19, 1996 (Item #151)] by increasing the total price limitation by $597,216.00 from $338,646.00 to $935,862.00, effective retroactive to July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

#67 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Office of Information Systems to amend an existing agreement with Wang Corporation, Billerica, MA [initially approved on June 19, 1996 (Item #150)] by increasing the total price limitation by $517,248.00, from $267,281.00 to $784,529.00, through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

#68 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Office of Information Systems to amend an existing agreement with NIPSON Printing Systems, a BULL HN owned company located in Billerica, MA [initially approved on July 10, 1996 (Item #86)] by increasing the total price limitation by $89,456.00 from $44,368.00 to $133,824.00, effective retroactive to July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

BOARD OF NURSING

#69 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized contract with The Courtyard Banquet Facility, Manchester in the amount of $2,765.25 to accommodate participants of a day-long conference entitled "Day of Discussion" to be held June 6, 1998, which will be funded by the 150 anticipated participant's admission fee of $50.00.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#70 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized a blanket exemption to the two person or more out of state travel prior approval requirement for up to six staff to travel to states within the Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Region for the period of April 1, 1998 through June 30, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

#71 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter authorized to extend the leave of absence without pay for Linda Eckels, Youth Counselor III at the Youth Development Center, from March 18, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#72 Authorized the Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into contract with High Point Communications Group, Inc., Bow in the amount of $25,000.00, through March 31, 1999 to an integrated and multi-dimensional approach to its communications in an effort to implement an effective and well-integrated community outreach program in the Manchester area.

#73 Authorized contract with New Hampshire College and University Council of Bedford in the amount of $20,000.00, through December 31, 1998 for consultative services.

#74 Authorized to grant funds in the amount of $10,000.00, through May 31, 1999 to the Mount Washington Observatory to conduct an educational outreach experience for New Hampshire educators that will establish an ongoing docent program at the Observatory.

#75 Authorized to make a grant to the Alliance for the Progress of Hispanic Americans, Inc., Manchester in the amount of $7,000.00, through November 30, 1998 to begin its community-based peer theater program.

#76 Authorized to amend contract with John B. Willard, West Chesterfield [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item 302A)] by increasing the contract price from $15,000.00 to $30,000.00.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#77 Authorized confirmation of Ms. Lucille Jordan as the President of the NH Community Technical College at Nashua/Claremont, at a salary level N, step maximum, $57,487.00.

#78 Authorized to extend the medical leave of absence without pay for Ms. Louise Haigler, Assistant to the Registrar, Nashua Community Technical College for the period of March 24, 1998 through May 7, 1998.

#79 Authorized the New Hampshire Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges, Laconia, to enter into a retroactive agreement with Georgine M. Williams, Gilford in the amount of $13,824.88, through October 15, 1998 for a scope of services including conducting a Feasibility Study.

NEW HAMPSHIRE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION

#80 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized agreement with Ray The Mover of Manchester, Inc. in the amount of $8,195.00, for moving services to the new Sweepstakes Commission headquarters to take place April 29-30, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#81 Authorized contract with Brox Industries, Inc., Dracut, MA in the amount of $761,658.00, through September 17, 1998, for 2.41 miles of roadway rehabilitation in Highway Maintenance District 5 and constructing a sidewalk and signals.

#82 Authorized contract with Stewarts Nursery, Inc. of Turners Falls, MA in the amount of $24,925.00, through June 30, 1999 for landscaping and related work on NH Route 12 and 103 in the vicinity of Redwater Brook.

#83 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., of Belmont in the amount of $1,037,265.00, through September 18, 1998 for roadway rehabilitation in Highway Maintenance District 6. 4.0 miles on US Route 1 in Portsmouth-Rye, 1.0 mile on US Route 1 Bypass in Portsmouth and 1.0 mile on US Route 4 in Nottingham.

#84 Authorized contract with East Coast Signal, Inc., of Rochester in the amount of $49,958.00, through June 26, 1998 for constructing new signals at the intersection of NH 111 and North Lowell Road and New Town Center Road, in Windham.

#85 Authorized contract with Vermont Nondestructive Testing, Inc. of Jericho, VT in the amount of $63,330.00, through August 28, 1998 for repainting of the NH Rte. 18 through-plate girder bridge over the Gale River.

#86 Authorized agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated of Kilton Road, Bedford, NH and of Watertown, MA in the amount of $1,593,400.00, completion date is 15 months from the date of Notice to Proceed, for engineering services for final design of rehabilitation of section of I-293, including roadway and selected bridges, in the City of Manchester.

#87 Authorized Interstate Agreement with the State of Vermont for engineering design of the bridge carrying NH Route 25A over the Connecticut River between Orford, NH and Fairlee, VT.

#88 Authorized agreement with Rist-Frost-Shumway Engineering, P.C., of Laconia in the amount of $500,000.00, through March 30, 2001 for Special Statewide Bridge Design Agreement.

#89 Authorized to modify agreement with New Hampshire Boring, Inc., of Derry [initially approved on November 7, 1990] by increasing the Time and Materials fee in an amount of $75,000.00 from $151,625.00 to $226,625.00, and by extending the completion date by one year for technical services.

#90 Authorized to modify agreement with Capital Environmental Drilling Services, Inc., of Dunbarton [initially approved on April 10, 1996] by increasing the Time and Materials fee in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 from $121,560.00 to $196,560.00, and by extending the completion date by one year for technical services.

#91 Authorized to execute a loan agreement with the Mount Washington Railway in the amount of $505,000.00, to build, modernize and maintain the Class III Railroads and Cog Railroads.

#92 Authorized to enter into a lease with Samantha Coleman for 1,650 sq. ft. of abandoned railroad corridor on the State owned Hillsborough Branch Line in the Town of Hillsborough for a period of 5 years at $100.00 per year with an option for an additional 5 years at the then current market value plus and Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#93 Authorized to enter into a lease with David L. Patch for 3,200 sq. ft. of the State owned Mountain division Railroad Line in the Town of Conway for a period of 5 years at $700.00 per year with an option for an additional 5 years at the then current market value plus and Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#94 Authorized to accept sealed bids for the sale of a 0.82 acre parcel of State owned land located adjacent to U.S. Route 4 in the Town of Epsom.

#95 Authorized to Quitclaim whatever interest the State of New Hampshire may have in the old Route 16 and 302 highway easement in Bartlett.

#96 Authorized to sell a 4.4 acre parcel of State owned land in the Town of Bedford to The Flatley Company, Braintree, MA for $425,000.00.

#97 Authorized Petition for a Hearing, with suggested Commission, on alteration to N.H. Route 3/25 in the Town of Holderness.

#98 Authorized Blanket Approval to pay Small Claims submitted for the period of April, May and June 1998.

#99 Authorized for consideration is the Contemplated Award List for the period February 11, 1998 through February 24, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#100 Authorized Division of State Police to accept federal funds in the amount of $29,950.53, through September 30, 1998 for overtime patrols that will be dedicated to enforcing the posted speed limits and will augment normally assigned patrols.

#100A Authorized the Division of State Police to accept federal funds in the amount of $10,979.00, through December 31, 1998 to continue to fund the position of Statistical Clerk II.

#101 Authorized Division of Safety Services to accept additional federal funds in the amount of $203,688.70, through September 30, 1998 to provide a positive environment for safe boating throughout the three major disciplines of education, enforcement and aids to navigation.

#102 Authorized the Division of State Police to accept federal funds in the amount of $4,485.60, through September 30, 1998 for the acquisition of a laptop computer and printer to be used by the Drug Recognition Expert administrator for management of the DRE program.

#103 Authorized the Division of State Police to accept federal funds in the amount of $8,955.50, through September 30, 1998 for the State Police Air Patrols to fly overtime patrols above and beyond those budgeted in the state budget.

#104 Authorized the Division of State Police to enter into agreement with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Department of Justice in the amount of $50,000.00 (the source of funds is 100% federal), through December 31, 1998 for the gathering and report of intelligence date related to illicit cultivation, possession and distribution of marijuana and the investigation and reporting of instances involving the trafficking in controlled substances and dangerous drugs

#105 Authorized Division of State Police to contract with Whittier Communications, Inc., of Rochester in the amount of $6,000.00 for the purpose of upgrading an access road to Mount Whittier as part of the statewide radio system.

#105A Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a lease agreement with First Development Corp., Salem in the amount of $1,600.00/per month, commencing April 1998 for a five year period for office space to house the Bureaus of Registration, Driver Licensing and Hearings.

#106 Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to extend an agreement with McIntosh College in Dover for classroom space and use of the paved parking lot for a period of one year, commencing on July 1, 1998, FY99, in the amount of $10,375.00 for the motorcycle rider training program.

#107 Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into agreement with Grant Cleaning Service in the amount of $5,460, commencing on July 1, 1998 for a period of one year, for janitorial services at the Merrimack Division of Motor Vehicles office.

#108 Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to extend agreement with New Hampshire Technical College, Nashua in the amount of $9,000, commencing on July 1, 1998 for a period of one year, for classroom space and use of the paved parking lot for the motorcycle rider training program.

#109 Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to extend agreement with New Hampshire Technical College, Manchester in the amount of $13,375.00, commencing on July 1, 1998 for a period of one year, for classroom space and use of the paved parking lot for the motorcycle rider training program.

#109A Authorized an extension of leave of absence without pay through June 23, 1998 be granted to Ms. Jill D. Caldon, Communications Supervisor.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#110 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized the request of Raymond Huot to repair two sections of an existing breakwater on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#111 TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Graducate School of Business, Manchester, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Hoffman, Business Supervisor Trainee, in the courses entitled "Information Sources, Research Methods", and "Communication Techniques."

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $960.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Finnigan-Allen, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "Issues in College Teaching."

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $732.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Timothy Denison, Supervisor, in the course entitled "Legal and Ethical Issues for Leadership."

D. SAFETY - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Paul Amante, Data Processing Project Manager, in the course entitled "Client Server."

E. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $445.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Timothy Vadney, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Intro to Accounting."

#112 TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A. BANKING - Requests permission for Christopher Blanchette, and Daniel Bilodeau, Bank Examiners, or designee, to travel to Washington DC, on March 28-April 3, 1998 to attend the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) Training School. Total Cost: $2,450.00. Source of Funds: 100% Bank Exams and Assessment Fees.

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Ann Babson, Professor and Donna Clougherty, Associate Professor, or designee, to travel to Philadelphia, PA on March 21-22, 1998 to attend the Case-Based Methodology for Dental Hygiene Faculty workshop. Total Cost: $1,021.55. Source of Funds: 40% General Funds & 60% Tuition.

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Patricia Klein, and Mary Oswald, Learning Specialists, and Mary Gillette, Director, or designee, to travel to Syracuse, NY, on March 29-31, 1998, to attend The Twenty-First Annual Symposium on Developmental Education Conference. Also permission is requested for a waiver to exceed the 300 mile radius by private vehicle. Total Cost: $2,156.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

D. CULTURAL AFFAIRS, Division of Libraries - Requests permission for Eleanor O'Donnell, and Diane Callahan, Librarians, or designee, to travel to Worcester, MA, on April, 17, 1998, to attend the Technical Services in a Changing Environment: Opportunities for Innovation. Total Cost: $153.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

E. CULTURAL AFFAIRS, Division of Libraries - Requests permission for Matthew Higgins, Administrator, Linda Sheldon, and Chirstine Metcalf, Library Technicians, or designee, to travel to Tyngsboro, MA, on April 3, 1998 to attend the ACRL Spring Conference. Total Cost: $216.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Tim Kurtz, and Sue McKevitt, Education Consultants, and Joanne Baker, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Santa Barbara, CA, on June 26-July 2, 1998 to attend the Equity in Mathematics Education Leadership Institute (EMELIS) Meeting. Total Cost: $5,544.00. Source of Funds: EMELIS will pay $3,945.00. The balance of $1,599.00 will be 100% Federal Funds.

G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Mary Lou Mion, Disability Specialist, Theresa Batchelder, Supervisor, and Russell Day, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Denver, CO, on March 22-27, 1998 to attend the DDS Management Forum Seminar. Total Cost: $4,790.17. Source of Funds: 100% Federally Funded.

H. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Joyce Johnson, Project Director, and Debbie Reynolds Executive Director, or designee, to travel to Atlanta, GA, on March 22-25, 1998 to attend The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Division of Adolescent and School Health training. Total Cost: $1,656.00. Source of Funds: CDC will pay $1,330.00. The balance of $326.00 will be 100% Federal Funds.

I. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Nancy Joy, Teacher, and Family and Consumer Sciences Education Consultant, yet to be hired, or designee, to travel to Indianapolis, IN, on May 7-10, 1998 to attend the development of National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education meeting. Total Cost: $2,190.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

J. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Stephen Bos, Consultant, Joan Schwartz, Administrator, and Susan Welsh, Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on March 30-April 1, 1998 to attend the Evaluation, Accountability and Sustainability Conference. Total Cost $3,472.70. Source of Funds: Total cost to be paid by the National School-to-Work Office.

K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Thomas Noel, Deputy Director, and Stephanie D'Agostin, Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Montreal, Quebec, on March 19-20, 1998 to attend The Conference of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Action Plan Drafting Session on Acid Rain and Mercury. Total Cost: $360.00. Source of Funds: 50% Federal Funds & 50% Air Permit Fees.

L. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Robert Lyon, and Jeanne Chwasciak, Laboratory Scientists, or designee, to travel to Wilmington, DL, on June 8-12, 1998 to attend the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry training. Total Cost: $4,000.00. Source of Funds: Training Included in the purchase price of the equipment.

M. FISH AND GAME - AMENDED - Requests permission for Wayne Vetter, Director; Scott Decker, Biologist; Judy Stokes, James DiStefano, Ronald Allie, John Bowyer, and Richard Cunningham, Chiefs; Eric Aldrich, Program Information Officer; Jon Charpentier, Public Affairs; David Hewitt, Steven Weber, Charles Bridges, Mark Ellingwood, and Susan Martin, Supervisors; Jeffrey Gray, Assistant Chief, Tracy Sweeney, Land Agent, Gregory Jellison, Conservation Officer, John Kuss, Superintendent, and Tom Snow, Foreman, or designee, to travel to Camp Hill, PA, on May 3-6, 1998 to attend the 54th Annual Northeast Fish and Wildlife Conference. AMENDED TOTAL COST OF $1,046.00. to $9,153.00. Source of Funds: 5.5% Federal Funds & 94.5 Fish & Game Funds.

N. JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION - Requests permission for Louise Laughlin, Administrator, Tyler Carlisle, Board Secretary, and Robert Carpenter, Board Member, or designee, to travel to Honolulu, HI, on August 11-16, 1998 to attend the National Council of Examiners for Engineer and Surveyors (NCEES) 77th Annual Meeting. Total Cost: $6,600.00. Source of Funds: $3,200.00 will be paid for by (NCEES). The balance of $3,400.00 will be 100% General Funds.

O. MEDICINE, BOARD OF - Requests permission for Lawrence O'Connell, PhD, President, Wassfy Hanna, MD, Dana Merrithew, MD, and Karen Lamoureax, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on April 29-May 2, 1998 to attend the Annual Meeting of the Federation of State Medical Boards. Total Cost: $6,915.00. Source of Funds: $1,400.00 will be paid by the Federation of State Medical Boards. The balance of $5,515.00 will be 100% General Funds.

P. RETIREMENT SYSTEM - Requests permission for Maurice Daneault, Executive Secretary, and Gerad Fleury, Business Administrator, or designee, to travel to Nashville, TN, on May 9-13, 1998 to attend the 1998 Annual Public Retirement Information System Management Conference (PRISM). Total Cost: $2,561.00. Source of Funds: 100% Retirement Assessment Fees.

Q. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Trooper First Class Russell Conte, or designee, to travel to Austin, TX, on May 15-August1, 1998 to attend the Texas Department of Public Safety Polygraph Training School. Also request permission for a cash advance of $1,056.00 for Trooper Conte. Total Cost: $5,056.00. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

R. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Sergeant Michael Hambrook, or designee, to travel to Hollywood, FL, on April 19-24, 1998 to attend Wiretap Training. Also request permission for a cash advance of $577.20 for Sergeant Hambrook. Total Cost: $1,845,20. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

S. STATE PLANNING - Requests permission for David Hartman, Program Manager, and Joanne McLaughlin, Assistant Planner, or designee, to travel to Airlie, VA, on April 27-30, 1998 to attend the Coastal Nonpoint Workshop. Total Cost: $955.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

T. STATE PLANNING - Requests permission for Jeffery Taylor, and Charles Bagley, Directors; and Kathy Eneguess, and Marie Osgood, Council Members, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on March 21-26, 1998 to attend the National Rural Development Partnership 7th Annual Washington Conference. Total Cost: $5,004.00. Source of Funds: 75% Federal & 25% Donations.

U. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Leon Kenison, Commissioner, and Carol Murray, Assistant Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on April 16-21,1998 to attend the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials 1998 Spring Meeting. Total Cost: $2,792.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

V. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Subramanian Sharma, and Robert Lyford, Engineers, or designee, to travel to Charlotte, NC on May 11-15, 1998 to attend the North American Travel Monitoring Exhibition and Conference. Total Cost: $2,600.00. Source of Funds: 85% Federal Funds & 15% Highway Funds.

W. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Frank Sullivan, Chief, Charlie Provencal, and Bob Foster, Technicians; or designee, to travel to Cape Neddick, ME, on March 26, 1998 to attend the Annual Course for Traffic Controller Design and Operation. Total Cost: $320.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

X. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Leon Kenison, Commissioner, and Carol Murray, Assistant Commissioner, or designee, to travel to College Park, MD, on May 3-6, 1998 to attend the Thinking Beyond the Pavement Workshop. Total Cost: $2,372.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

Y. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Linda Schoffield, and Stewart Clifford, Technicians, and Joseph Guinta, Repairmen, or designee, to travel to Cape Naddick, ME, on March 24, 1998 to attend the Annual Course for Traffic Controller Design and Operation. Total Cost: $240.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

Z. TREASURY - Requests permission for Judith Houle, Internal Auditor, and Jeannette Blanchette, Internal Auditor Trainee, or designee, to travel to Newport, RI, on April 5-8, 1998 to attend the NAUPA Auditor Training Seminar. Total Cost: $642.00. Source of Funds: 100% Abandoned Property.

LATE ITEMS

A. NEW HAMPSHIRE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized a two year contract to purchase instant game tickets from Creative Games International, Inc. of North Smithfield, Rhode Island in the amount of $3,000,000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

B. ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the Department to receive $19,000.00 from the federal government to pay for one federally-funded, full-time, temporary Accounting Technician position through June 30, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

The next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for April 1, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. in Concord at the State House.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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