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March 22, 2000
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
March 22, 2000
10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of March 8, 2000.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the March 8, 2000 meeting.

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

The following representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:
Belknap County District No. 5
David H. Russell, r, Gilmanton (PO Box 60, Gilmanton IW) 03837

RESIGNATIONS

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

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Preston Gilbert, Littleton
Executive Director of Regional Planning Committee
Effective: March 1, 2000
Reason: No longer employed in state

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD
Thea Braiterman, Henniker
(Consumer)
Effective: March 22, 2000
Reason: Personal

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, confirmed the following:

ADULT PAROLE BOARD
Nick Hart, Manchester
Succeeding: Siobhan Tautkus, Manchester
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: March 15, 2005

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY & ESTHETICS
Leanne Fleming Lummis, Windham
(Esthetician)
Succeeding: William W. Mercier, Barnstead (resigned)
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: June 30, 2002

DIVISION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Jacquelyn D. Hill, Keene
(Cheshire County)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: July 1, 2002

Virginia O'Brien Irwin, Newport
(Sullivan County)
Succeeding: Becky Gentes, Claremont
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: July 1, 2002

Susan Margraf, Keene
(Cheshire County)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: July 1, 2002

Richard J. Russell, Chocorua
(Carroll County)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: May 8, 2002

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
William Dannehy, Woodsville
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: February 10, 2003

Glenn E. English, North Haverhill
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: February 10, 2003

Cleve P. Kapala, Hopkinton
(Hydro-electric concern)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: January 22, 2003

CURRENT USE ADVISORY BOARD
Kathryn H. Temchack, Laconia
(Representing assessing official in a city)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: March 15, 2002

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ARBITRATION BOARD
David J. Philipkoski, Keene
(Alternate-new car dealer)
Reappointment
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: February 1, 2003

Margaret Proko-Weisman, Hollis
(New car dealer)
Succeeding: Tracy Banks, Concord
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: August 28, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
Barbara Heath, Hampton
(Non-broker)
Succeeding: Aphrodite Georgopoulas, Newington (resigned)
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: September 15, 2002

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD
James C. Robertson, Contoocook
(Representative of Agricultural Community)
Vacancy
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: March 22, 2003

DIRECTOR-DIVISION OF FIRE SAFETY: STATE FIRE MARSHAL
Donald P. Bliss, Loudon
(Nominated by Commissioner of Department of Safety)
Reappointment
Effective: March 31, 2000
Salary: Group N, Maximum $62,171
TERM: March 31, 2004

CHIEF JUSTICE THE SUPERIOR COURT
Linda Stewart Dalianis, Nashua
Succeeding: Joseph P. Nadeau, Durham
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: Until seventy years of age

BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' HOME
Dorothy Hunnewell, Hudson
(American Legion Auxiliary)
Succeeding: Ruth Hawthorne, Franklin (reached term limit)
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: March 1, 2002

WETLANDS COUNCIL
Steven J. Fair, Wolfeboro Falls
(Marine contractor)
Succeeding: Herman Roberts, Gilford
Effective: March 22, 2000
TERM: October 23, 2002

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

NH COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Peter J. McLaughlin, Hanover
Succeeding: John B. Kuhns, Hanover (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 28, 2001

CURRENT USE ADVISORY BOARD
Timothy Butterworth, Chesterfield
(Rep. assessing official from town with less than 5,000 population)
Succeeding: Robert Moore, Westmoreland
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 23, 2001

MEDICAL REVIEW SUB-COMMITTEE
Richard E. Amidon, Hancock
(Nominated by the Board of Medicine/public member)
Succeeding: Janet Thompson, Rye (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 3, 2000

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION
Timothy J. Connors, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 9, 2003

RAILROAD APPEALS BOARD
David Woodbury, New Boston
(Alternate/Legal Profession)
Succeeding: George Thomas, New London
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2002

RESPIRATORY CARE PRACTITIONERS BOARD
Barbara L. St. George, Derry
(Public Member)
Succeeding: Shirley Kane, Portsmouth (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 24, 2001

BOARD OF MANAGERS OF NH VETERANS HOME
Joseph B. Vitale, Westmoreland
(Disabled American Veterans)
Succeeding: Edward Lastowksi, Manchester
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 1, 2005

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Thomas C. Candee, DVM, Exeter
Succeeding: Irving Salkowitz, DVM, Lee
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 5, 2005

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to providing Northern Utilities, Inc. with a Temporary Loan under RSA 162-A:9 and a permanent loan under RSA 162-I:3(b) from the Intrastate Energy Pipeline Facility Revolving Loan Fund. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:9 and RSA 162-I:3(b) to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and the authority of the Act.
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON MARCH 22, 2000 COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At 11:00 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of state energy pipeline facility improvements project by the Business Finance Authority for Northern Utilities, Inc. in Rochester, Farmington, Somersworth, and Hampton, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other 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, briefly explained the project and introduced Barbara McKay, Vice President of Public Relations, and Dan Cole, Director of the Northern Division, and Lisa Shapiro of Gallagher, Callahan & Gartrell. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AND 162-I:3-b WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF STATE ENERGY PIPELINE FACILITIES: THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR NORTHERN UTILITIES, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, and Councilor 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-A:18 AND 162-I:3-b WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF STATE ENERGY PIPELINE FACILITIES

THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR NORTHERN UTILITIES, INC.

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-A:9 and RSA 162-I:3-b and 9 with respect to the financing of state energy pipeline facility improvements for Northern Utilities, Inc. (the "Borrower") in Rochester, Farmington, Somersworth and Hampton by a loan of up to $2,000,000.00 by the Authority under RSA 162-A:9 and RSA 162-I:3-b;

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

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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:

(i) The project (which when completed will constitute (the "Facility") consists of the acquisition, construction and equipping of new intrastate energy pipeline facilities to be located in the communities of Rochester, Farmington, Somersworth and Hampton and operated by the Borrower as part of this intrastate energy pipeline facility. The project is within the definition of a "Intrastate Energy Pipeline Facility" in RSA 162-I and may be financed under RSA 162-I. The establishment and operation of the Facility will increase the state's ability to meet the energy needs of its citizens and businesses at the lowest reasonable cost while providing for the reliability and diversity of energy sources.

(ii) The loan will be a significant factor in the continued operation, competitiveness or expansion of the business of the Borrower;

(iii) The business of the Borrower is of social or economic importance to the region or community in which it is located; and

(iv) The risk of loss to the Authority as a result of making the loan is reasonable under the circumstances.

(b) General Findings:

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

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

(iii) The financing and security documents contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from loan proceeds or from funds received under the agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

(iv) Neither the financing documents nor the security documents purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation to the Authority acting on behalf of the State under RSA Chapter 162-I; and

(v) The proposed financing of the project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility to serve one or more needs and serve one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, 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.

(vi) The proposed financing will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities or protect the physical environment within the State and will be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

2. The State by and through the Authority shall be a party to the loan documents between the State and the Borrower, and the Executive Director and Chairman of the Authority, or either of them, be and are hereby authorized to execute and deliver such loan documents on behalf of the State substantially in the form presented at this meeting but subject to such changes as the Executive Director or the Chairman of the Authority may approve.

3. 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 the Governor and Council determine that the Authority's financing of the project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapters 162-A and 162-I.

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

5. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage. Passed and Agreed to March 22, 2000.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized to RECLASSIFY an existing temporary, full time position, NH Estuaries Project Director, from Principal Planner, Labor Grade 23, Position Number 9T003 to Program Specialist IV, Labor Grade 24. Funding for this position is secured through federal grants under the US Environmental Protection Agency's National Estuaries Program.

#3 Authorized Governor's Recycling Program, to conduct a one day facility tour on Wednesday, April 19, 2000 in order to assist New Hampshire municipal officials with the development and expansion of their programs, total cost of the tour not to exceed $1,435. (2) Further Governor's Recycling Program to accept funds received as registration fees ($10 per person X 35 estimated attendees=$350) charged to participants to help defray tour expenses.

#4 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development through September 30, 2001 to provide DRED funds in the amount of $384,000. (2) Authorized DRED to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with OSP to accept and expend $384,000 through September 30, 2001.

#5 Authorized to enter in to a Memorandum of Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest, 719 Main Street, Laconia, NH through September 30, 2001 in the amount of $336,000 to relocate the Pemigewasset Overlook on the Kancamagus Highway.

#6 Authorized to AMEND an Agreement with Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Charlestown, NH [Initially approved on April 29, 1999 (Item #5)], by increasing work tasks and increasing the amount by $2800.00 for a new total of $10,000.00. There is no change in the Agreement end date, December 31, 2000.

#7 Authorized to AMEND an Agreement [Initially approved on October 27, 1999 (Item #7)], with LandWorks, Landscape Architecture, Planning, Design and Communications, 211 Maple Street, Middlebury, VT, by changing the completion date from March 31, 2000 to April 30, 2000. This amendment will be effective upon Governor and Council approval. There is no change in the Agreement price.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#8 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $253,529.00.

#9 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $159,595.00.

#10 Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $207,735.00.

#11 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $131,091.00.

#12 Authorized to enter into a contract with Rockingham County Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $128,979.00.

#13 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH as a grant recipient under the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $103,686.00.

#14 Authorized to enter into a contract with Rockingham County Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH as a grant recipient under the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $103,571.00.

#15 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH as a grant recipient under the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $127,021.00.

#16 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH as a grant recipient under the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $200,324.00.

#17 Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-County Community Action Programs, Inc., Berlin, NH as a grant recipient under the Weatherization Assistance Program through March 31, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $163,389.00.

#18 Authorized to AMEND contract with Tri-County Community Action Programs, Inc., 30 Exchange Street, Berlin, NH [Initially approved on March 24, 1999 (Item #21)], by increasing the contract $600.00 to an amount not to exceed $166,236.00.

#19 Authorized to AMEND contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, 40 Pine Street, Manchester NH [Initially approved on March 24, 1999 (Item #22)], by increasing the contract $1,600.00 to an amount not to exceed $191,207.00.

#20 Authorized to AMEND contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., 69Z Island Street, Keene, NH [Initially approved on March 24, 1999 (Item #25)], by increasing the contract $435.85 to an amount not to exceed $100,897.85.

#20A Authorized to enter into the Memoranda of Agreement with the New Hampshire Technical Institute, the Department of Environmental Services, and the Department of Corrections for the purchase of alternatively fueled-natural gas vehicles. Total funding to be provided by ECS will be $24,748.

#20B Authorized to AMEND Contract #331677 [Initially approved March 24, 1999 (Item #16) and amended on December 1, 1999 (Item #19)] with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., 7 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH by increasing the contract $26,446.00 to an amount not to exceed $138,965.00.

#20C Authorized to AMEND Contract #331684 [Initially approved March 24, 1999 (Item #23) and amended on December 1, 1999 (Item #26)] with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., 7 Junkins Avenue, Portsmouth, NH by increasing the contact $10,928.00 to an amount not to exceed $116,802.00.

#20D Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract with R. J. Karg Associates, 220 Meadow Road, Topsham, ME from February 15, 2000 through March 31, 2000 for the provision of a Weatherization Program Energy Auditor Training in an amount not to exceed $6,000.00.

ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#21 Authorized the nomination of Captain Michael J. Dupuis, 1989 Chinook Trail, Tamworth, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#22 Authorized the nomination of Major David B. Mercieri, 605 South Ridgeway Drive, Blytheville, Arkansas to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#23 Authorized the confirmation of Captain Michael J. Busby, 30 Baker Street, Dover, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#24 Authorized the confirmation of Captain John C. Greenan, PO Box 544, Woodstock, VT to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#25 Authorized the confirmation of Major Gerald S. Clancy, Jr., 18 Old Putney Road, Hopkinton, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#26 Authorized the confirmation of Major James Ogonowski, 110 Pelham Road, Dracut, MA, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#27 Authorized to establish an Engineering Technician V position through June 30, 2001, as specified in letter dated February 23, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#28 Authorized to enter into a contract with Aaron Enterprises Inc., Waterbury, CT in the amount of $15,990.00 through April 28, 2000 to perform FY 200 Underground Storage Tank Corrosion Protection Compliance testing and repairs at the Concord State Military Reservation, Hillsboro State Armory and Organizational Maintenance Shop, Keene State Armory, Claremont State Armory and Manchester State Armory.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#29 Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $286,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of April 2000.

#30 Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment Transfers for the month of February 2000.

#31 Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2000 during the month of February 2000.

#32 Authorized Bureau of General Services to accept a memorial plaque for the rose gardens located on the State House Grounds. This request is made on behalf of the New Hampshire Rose Society.

#33 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications to enter into an agreement with Accompany, 44 South Main Street, Concord, NH for a total contract price of $12,000.00 for the purpose of producing two short videos and one :30 second public service announcement promoting the use of 9-1-1 in New Hampshire and providing an explanation of how the system works.

#33A Authorized the appointment of Peter J. Spaulding as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation (student loan program) - Concord, NH.

#33B Authorized Division of Plant & Property Management, to AMEND current contract with C. C. Vending, Inc. Laconia, NH for vending services at the rest area in Springfield. The existing contract ends on January 5, 2004. This request would extend the current term sixteen months until May 5, 2005.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#34 Authorized a salary increment of $2,885 to Director of Charitable Trusts Michael S. DeLucia, Position #9U258, effective April 4, 2000.

#35 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Centennial Inn, in an amount not to exceed $8,668.00 through June 30, 2000 for a five day training program "Domestic Violence Small Town and Rural Train-the-Trainer Program" scheduled for April 10-14, 2000. (2) Authorized the Attorney General to expend funds in support of the "Domestic Violence Small Town and Rural Train-the-Trainer Program scheduled for April 10-14, 2000 through June 30, 2000. (3)

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#36 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $17,823.66 as specified in letter dated March 9, 2000.

#36A Authorized approval of an Energy Master Lease Agreement with Citicorp Leasing, Inc., Atlanta, GA in an amount not to exceed $18,000,000 through March 31, 2001 with an option to renew for an additional one year term and an additional $7,000,000.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#37 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to reclassify Position #18947, Supervisor V, salary grade 25, to Tax Auditor IV, salary grade 24, in the Audit Division.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

#38 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to expend $32,941 of excess revenue in the Agriculture Product/Scale Testing Fund, as specified in letter dated February 10, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#39 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Division of Arts, to make a grant award to the Division of Libraries in the amount of $2,750 through August 31, 2000 to provide for "Kids, Books, and the Arts: The New Hampshire summer Reading Experience".

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#40 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with New Horizon Computer Learning Center Inc. to expend $3,000.00 through June 30, 2000 to provide A+Certification Computer Training for Four NHES employees.

#41 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Pelletier's Cleaning Service in the amount of $7,200.00 annually through June 30, 2002, for janitorial services at NHES's Somersworth "NH Works" Job & Information Center.

#42 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Oakridge Sign & Graphics, in the amount of $7,025.00 through June 30, 2000 for sign installation services at NHES Portsmouth & Salem NH Works Job & Information Centers.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#43 Authorized to accept and expend $3,000.00 from the National Alcohol Beverage and Control Association for the project entitled "Management Training Seminar", through June 30, 2001 to create and offer a new program directed at managers and owners of liquor licensed businesses in New Hampshire.

#44 Authorized to pay travel expenses for Fiscal Year 1999 out of Fiscal Year 2000 funds, for Karen Kelleher in the amount of $132.55.

#44A Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a contract with Unisys Corporation, 3 Burlington Woods Drive, Burlington, MA by exercising an extension option to extend the termination date from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000, and to increase the price limitation by $67,875.24 from an original amount of $962,844.00 to a new amount of $1,030,719.24. This extension allows for the sole purpose of providing additional computer system maintenance and support.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#45 Authorized to accept a donation of $498.00 to the New Hampshire State Prison for Women from the Episcopal Diocese of New Hampshire, 63 Green Street, Concord, NH to be used for the Hems With Hearts sewing program.

#46 Authorized to expend up to $200,000 from the Correctional Industries Revolving Account to purchase and install a dust collection system for the woodworking and inmate hobby-craft area of the Northern NH Correctional Facility in Berlin, as specified in letter dated February 8, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#47 Authorized to transfer and expend up to $137,000 from Class 10 (permanent salaries) and Class 60 (benefits) in order to provide contract instruction in the areas of Computer Aided Drafting and Machining and Culinary Arts to inmates at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility in Berlin, as specified in letter dated February 15, 2000.

#48 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with Agilent Technologies, Inc., 2850 Centerville Road, Wilmington, DEL at a cost of $7,498.50 through June 30, 2001 for Hardware Support Services for the Hewlett Packard Analytical Equipment (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer) located in the Drug Laboratory in Laconia, New Hampshire. SOLE SOURCE

#49 Authorized to enter into a two-year contract with Quest Diagnostics, Inc., 415 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA for a total amount of $233,324 effective April 11, 2000 or date of Governor and Council approval whichever is later, for laboratory services at department facilities.

#50 Authorized to enter into amendment #1 to Contract #520042 with The Doctor's Office at Salmon Street PC, 102 Bay Street, Manchester, NH for Pre-Assignment and /or Fitness for Duty Examinations. amendment #1 increases the contract amount from $36,000 to $44,000, an increase of $8,000. [Initially approved on June 9, 1999, (Item #24), the original two-year contract.]

#51 Authorized to enter into amendment #1 to Contract #211783 with Grinnell Fire Protection, 78 Pleasant Avenue, South Portland, ME to provide Testing/Repair for Sprinkler systems at the facilities. Amendment #1 extends the contract period for two years from April 28, 2000 to April 27, 2002 and increases the contract amount from $42,458 to $84,916, an increase of $42,458. [Initially approved on April 29, 1998; (Item #19) the original two-year contract.]

#52 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a two-year lease with the Carroll County Commissioners, PO Box 152, Ossipee, NH. The monthly rental rate is $676 for the period January 31, 2000 to January 30, 2001 and $700 per month for the period January 31, 2001 to February 1, 2002 for a total of $16,500.

#53 Authorized to enter into a short-term amendment #3 to the existing Lease Contract #971358 with the Strafford County Commissioners, Dover, NH, [Initially approved on March 22, 1995, (Item #35)]. Amendment #3 will extend the current expiration date from March 31, 2000 to September 30, 2000 with a total lease cost to be $13,099.20

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#54 Authorized to transfer and expend $20,000 in FY 2000 and FY 2001 from the Fish and Game Fund to support activities associated with the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, as specified in letter dated February 23, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#55 Authorized to enter into a contract with Peter Brady, 27 Bellevue Road, Andover, MA in an amount not to exceed $6,000 for the purpose of fabricating two fiberglass habitats as tank interiors for the renovation for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Discovery Room Exhibits.

#56 Authorized to enter into a contract with Gordon Carlisle, PO Box 464, Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $20,000, including $2,449 worth of work completed under R contract dated February 23, 2000 upon date of approval through June 30, 2000. The contract is for the purpose of creating painted murals for the renovation of the New Hampshire Fish & Game Discovery Room Exhibits.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#57 Authorized Design, Development and Maintenance, to enter into an agreement with Lang Marine Construction Co., Eliot, ME in a total amount of $15,120.00 with a completion date of May 1, 2000 for work at Rye Harbor Marina, Rye, NH.

#58 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into arial contracts with the 3 New Hampshire aircraft companies and in the amounts specified in letter of March 1, 2000 through December 31, 2000 for flying forest fire detection patrol routes.

#59 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to convey sections of former B & M Railroad corridor located southwesterly of I-93 in Windham to the Town of Windham for public use as recreational trails and access to Town owned recreation and conservation property, subject to a reversionary right to the State of New Hampshire should the land be required for any State government purposes.

#60 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to convey approximately 1/4 acre of land from the Carroll Recreational Trail in Twin Mountain to John L. Foster for a purchase price of $1,000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#61 Authorized Air Resources Division to accept funds in the amount of $153,496 from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Performance Partnership Grant through June 30, 2000.

#62 Authorized to accept $3,337 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the State Revolving Fund Program, through June 30, 2000.

#63 Authorized to accept $10,000 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency, under the One Stop Environmental Reporting and Information Access program, through June 30, 2000.

#64 Authorized to accept $22,000 in federal funds from the US EPA under the Performance Partnership Grant carryover fund, through June 30, 2001.

#65 Authorized Water Division to accept from the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department a sum in the amount of $17,500.00 to reimburse the Maintenance of Dams Construction account #025-044-3817-009 for the modification of the Exeter River Fish Ladder Dam. [Initially approved on September 15, 1999 (Item #65) the NHF&G to enter into the Memorandum of Agreement with the NHDES to perform the engineering and construction of this project.]

#66 Authorized Water Division to budget funds in account 010-044-4788 in the amount of $3,000 through June 30, 2000.

#67 Authorized Air Resources Division to establish an Environmental Program Manager position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated February 2, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#68 Authorized to establish an Environmentalist IV position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated February 4, 2000.

#69 Authorized Water Division to enter into a contract for $23,680 with Araco Sewer and Drain, Inc., 920 Washington Street S Easton, MA for video inspection of interceptor sewer lines in Belmont, Tilton and Northfield, NH.

#70 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract with Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of the Environment, Environment Canada ECB Laboratory, 45 Alderney Drive, Nova Scotia in the amount of $6,000.00 retroactive from February 1, 2000 through March 31, 2000. (2) Authorized to enter into a contract with the State of Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory, State House State 12, Augusta, Maine in the amount of $3,840.00 through March 31, 2000. (3) Authorized to budget funds in the amount of $8,000 through June 30, 2000 to the Oil Pollution Control fund, for the purpose of budgeting expenditures to support the analysis of mussels collected from sites along the Piscatuqa River, Great Bay, and Hampton Harbor for petroleum hydrocarbons for background information that the Waste Management Division can use in calculating damage assessments.

#71 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Northumberland, 2 State Street, Groveton, NH for $1,500 through June 30, 2000 to reimburse for laboratory analytical services.

#72 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Cocheco River Watershed Coalition, 259 Country Farm Road, Unit 5, Dover, NH in the amount of $7,500.00 through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of sampling/monitoring of the water quality in the Cocheco River.

#73 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Granite State Designers and Installers Association, 76 South State Street, Concord, NH in the amount of $13,175.00 through December 31, 2000 for the installation of a septic system at a charitable organization to be used as a training tool, conducting seminars, and creating and distributing education material.

#74 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Merrimack River Watershed Council, 56 Island Street, Lawrence, MA in the amount of $12,000.00 through December 31, 2001 to produce the Powwow River Watershed Management and Action Plan.

#75 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Merrimack County Conservation District, The Concord Center, Room 211, 10 Ferry Street, Concord in the amount of $46,583,00 through May 31, 2002 for installation of Best Management Practices at the Great Ash Farm, Webster.

#76 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, Nashua, NH in the amount of $12,850.00 through December 31, 2000 for use of land analyses, public education, regulatory review and water quality monitoring to evaluate water quality conditions of Mill Pond and Canal.

#77 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the New Hampshire Lakes Association, 7 South State Street, Concord, NH in the amount of $2,625.00 through December 31, 2000 for organization and hosting of a seminar for waterfront real estate agents.

#78 Authorized the "not to exceed" grant to the municipality of Keene in the amount of $98,000.00 for the Keene Old City Landfill closure project.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Program Support

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#79 Authorized to accept and expend $13,383 in federal funds and establish a Pharmacy Consultant position through June 30, 2000 as specified in letter dated January 14, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#79A Authorized Office of Special Investigations Legal Services to enter into a RETROACTIVE Educational Tuition Agreement and to pay Hesser College for a course titled "Computerized Spreadsheet Management" for Karen J. Harris, Case Technician I, March 6, 2000 through April 26, 2000.

Office of Family Services

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#80 Authorized to accept and expend $5,425,731 in federal funds as specified in letter dated February 23, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#81 Authorized to accept and expend $127,718 in federal funds as specified in letter dated February 22, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#82 Authorized to accept and expend $212,282 in federal funds as specified in letter dated February 22, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#83 Authorized to transfer $2,915,463 in general funds and accept and expend $2,921,294 in federal Medicaid funds as specified in letter dated February 23, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#84 Authorized to accept and expend $37,500 from the NH Insurance Department as specified in letter dated February 23, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#85 Authorized to accept and expend $7,022,008 in federal funds as specified in letter dated February 24, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

Office of Administration

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#86 Authorized Division of Children Youth and Families to reclassify position 40389 from Nursing Assistant I, salary grade 8 to Assistant Administrator, salary grade 28. The position is currently vacant.

#87 Authorized Division of Children Youth and Families to reclassify positions 16212, 16248 and 40396 from Nursing Assistant I, salary grade 8 to Attorney I, salary grade 25. These positions are currently vacant.

#88 Authorized Division of Children Youth and Families to reclassify position 30864 from Mental Health Worker I, salary grade 8, to Juvenile Services Officer II, salary grade 21, positions 16020 and 16073 from Mental Health Worker I, salary grade 8, to Juvenile Services Officer Supervisor, salary grade 23. These positions are currently vacant.

#89 Authorized Division of Epidemiology and Vital Records to reclassify position 8T853 from Statistical Clerk III Salary grade 11, to Program Specialist I, salary grade 18. The position is currently vacant.

#90 Authorized Division of Children Youth and Families to reclassify positions 16081 and 16146 from Nursing Assistant I, salary grade 8, to Case Technician, salary grade 13, position 16127 from Nursing Assistant II, salary grade 10, to Case Technician, salary grade 13. These positions are currently vacant.

Office of Information Systems

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#91 Authorized to AMEND its existing agreement with GTE Communications Corporation, Alpharetta, GA [Initially approved on November 20, 1996 (Late Item R) and amended on October 27, 1999 (Item #85)], by increasing the agreement amount by $293,000 from $2,703,974 to $2,996,974 and extending the end date through May 15, 2000.

#92 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Aztec Technology Partners of New England, Boston, MA in a amount not to exceed $80,000.00 through December 31, 2000 for the purpose of network hardware and software maintenance and support.

Office of Community and Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#93 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Health First Family Care Center, Franklin, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #193)], by increasing the dollar amount by $299,430, from $279,256 to $578,686 through June 30, 2001.

#94 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Manchester Community Health Center, Manchester, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #204)], by increasing the dollar amount of $206,260, from $198,760 to $405,020 through June 30, 2001.

#95 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Bi-State Primary Care Association, Concord, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 2999 (Item #207D)], by increasing the dollar amount by $80,000 from $80,000 to $160,000 through June 30, 2001.

#96 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Children's Health Center, North Conway, NH [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #68)], by increasing the dollar amount by $46,500 from $46,500 to $93,000 through June 30, 2001.

#97 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #195)], by increasing the dollar amount by $15,300 from $15,300 to $30,600 through June 30, 2001.

#98 Authorized to AMEND and existing agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast of Portsmouth, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #199)], by increasing the dollar amount of $120,170 from $112,400 to $232,570 through June 30, 2001.

#99 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Seacoast VNA, North Hampton, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #194)], by increasing the dollar amount by $15,400 from $15,400 to $30,800 through June 30, 2001.

#100 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire of White River Junction, VT [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #66)], by increasing the dollar amount by $19,700 from $19,700 to $39,400 through June 30, 2001.

Office of Family Services

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#101 Authorized Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Recovery to enter into an agreement with Val Morgan Cinema Advertising, Inc., 247 North Goodman Street, Rochester, NY in an amount not to exceed $40,592.00 through April 30, 2001 to conduct an advertising campaign against underage drinking with on-screen anti-alcohol advertisements in New Hampshire cinemas.

#102 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to pay a membership fee to the Judge Baker Children's Center, Boston, MA in an amount not to exceed $15,000 for annual membership in the New England Association of Child Welfare Commissioners and Directors.

#103 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with West Central Services, Inc., Lebanon, NH in an amount not to exceed $45,000 through June 30, 2001 to provide family empowerment and advocacy services in the Claremont DCYF District Office catchment area.

#104 Authorized Children, Youth and Families and Child Development Bureau to enter into an agreement with Odyssey House Inc., Hampton, NH for the amount of $50,000 through October 15, 2000 for ongoing support for quality child care for substance abusing parents.

#105 Authorized Division of Family Assistance to RETROACTIVELY AMEND its existing Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH [Initially approved on May 26, 1999 (Item #101)], by increasing the Agreement by $55,778 from $887,840 to $943,618 retroactive to July 1, 1999.

#106 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with New England Senior Beacon, Milford, NH in an amount not to exceed $14,780.00 through February 28, 2001 to provide printing of the "Aging Issues" an eight-page newspaper published quarterly.

#107 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with The Friends Program, Inc., Concord, NH to provide Foster Grandparent services, [Initially approved on June 19, 1999 (Item #100)], by increasing the contract by $3,328.20 from $66,564.30 to $69,892.50 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#108 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., Merrimack, NH to provide Nutrition, Transportation and Support services [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #130) and further amended on December 15, 1999 (Item #8)], by increasing the contract by $28,417.28 from $2,732,929.60 to $2,761,346.88 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#109 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Community Health and Hospice, Inc., Laconia, NH to provide Homemaker, Adult In-Home Care and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #121)], by increasing the contract by $111,687.90 from $714, 119.74 to $825,897.54 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 200l.

#110 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH to provide Transportation and Support Services for Retired Senior Volunteer Program [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #107)], by increasing the contract by $1,941.84 from $38,836.66 to $40,778.50 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#111 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services, Berlin, NH to provide Homemaker, Home Health Aide, Adult In-Home Care and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #119)], by increasing the contract by $203,197.86 from $1,116,635.74 to $1,319,833.60, effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#112 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH to provide Homemaker, Nutrition, Adult In-Home Care, Transportation, Outreach, Adult Group Day Care, Home Health Aide, Support Services and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #118) and amended on December 15, 1999 (Item #79)], by increasing the contract by $290,267.40 from $2,889,808.01 to $3,180,075.41 through June 30, 2001.

#113 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH to provide Transportation and Support Services for Retired Senior Volunteer Program, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #(91)], by increasing the contract by $1,546.66 from $30,933.06 to $32,479.72 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#114 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association, Concord, NH to provide Homemaker, Adult In-Home Care and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services by increasing the contract by $99,586.78 from $609,637.36 to $709, 224.14 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#115 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc., Lebanon, NH to provide Adult Group Day Care, Nutrition, Transportation and Outreach and Transportation and Support Services for Retired Senior Volunteer Program services [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #114) and further amended December 15, 1999 (Item #74)], by increasing the contract by $8,429.08 from $1,705,034.50 to $1,713,463.58 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#116 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Portsmouth Housing Authority, Portsmouth, NH, to provide, Nutrition, Transportation and Support Services for Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Adult Group Day Care services [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #94 and further amended December 15, 1999 (Item #71], by increasing the contract by $63,803.26 from $331,214.75 to $395,018.01 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#117 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Gibson Center for Senior Services, Inc., North Conway, NH to provide Nutrition and Transportation Services [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #116 and further amended December 15, 1999 (Item #76], by increasing the contract by $4,740.25 from $477,742.74 to $482,483.00 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#118 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Carroll County Health and Home Care Services, Ossipee, NH to provide Homemaker, Adult In-Home Care and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #124)], by increasing the contract by $35,193.06 from $502,054.74 to $537,247.80, effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#119 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., NH to provide Transportation, Nutrition, Transportation and Support Services for Retired Senior Volunteer Program and case management and assessment services by the North Country Alzheimer's Partnership, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #127) and further amended on December 15, 1999 (Item #80) by increasing the contract by $746.99 from $1,266.441.00 to $1,267,934.98, effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#120 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with The Homemakers of Strafford County, Rochester, NH to provide Homemaker, Adult In-Home Care, Adult Group Day Care, Home Health Aide, Nursing and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #129)] by increasing the contract by $221,114.04 from $1,589,463.42 to effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#121 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, White River Junction, Vermont or provide Homemaker and Home Health Aide services, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #125)], by increasing the contract by $8,225.48 from $131,244.24 to $139,472.72 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#122 Authorized Elderly & Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua, NH to provide Homemaker, Adult In-Home Care and Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Respite Care services, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #128)], by increasing the contract by $69,600.00 from $702,950.38 to $772,550.38 effective July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#123 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH to provide Homemaker and Adult In-Home Care services, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #123)], by increasing the contract by $137,610.02 from $970,481.64 to $1,108,091.66 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#124 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Crotched Mountain Community Care, Inc., Manchester, NH to provide Foster Grandparent service, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #96)], by increasing the contract by $5,185.80 from $103,715.90 to $108,901.68 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#125 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., Concord, NH to provide Transportation and Support Services for Retired Senior Volunteer Program, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #97)], by increasing the contract by $1,625.72 from $132,514.22 to $34,139.94 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#126 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Nashua Housing Authority, Nashua, NH to provide Adult Group Day Care service, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #93)], by increasing the contract by $70,830.98 from $204,793.02 to $275,624.00 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#127 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with North Conway Community Center, North Conway, NH to provide Transportation and Transportation and Support Services for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #109)], by increasing the contract by $1,520.38 from $48,790.50 to $50,310.88 effective retroactive to July 1,1999 through June 30, 2001.

#128 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital Association, Colebrook, NH to provide Homemaker and Home Health Aide services, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #120)], by increasing the contract by $3,615.04 from $67,277.12 to $70,892.16 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

#129 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Program, Inc., Brentwood, NH to provide Nutrition, Transportation and Support services, [Initially approved on June 9, 1999 (Item #117) and further amended on December 15, 1999 (Item #75)], by increasing the contract by $49,199.04 from $1,874,801.79 to $1,924,000.83 effective retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#130 Authorized to AMEND the contract with NAMI New Hampshire, 10 Ferry Street, Unit 314, Concord, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #259)], buy increasing the price limitation by $32,709, from $313,627 to $346,336 through June 30, 2000.

#131 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Granite State Federation of Families, 679 Mast Road, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $24,375 through June 30, 2000 to coordinate technical assistance and education to families, agency staff and community members participating in CARE-NH.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#132 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept additional revenues in the amount of $269,000 from the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Member Excess Income.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

#133 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to enter into a contract with R&W Cleaning, Inc., Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $9,625 through June 30, 2000 to provide cleaning services for administrative buildings.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#134 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the US Department of Agriculture in the amount of $554,530.04 through June 30, 2000.

#135 Authorized to conduct a one-day pre-academy session to be held at the Waterville Valley Ski Resort, Waterville Valley, NH on April 4, 2000 at a total cost not to exceed $9,544.57.

#136 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilors Colantuono and Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Rebecca New, sole proprietor, Portsmouth, NH to hold five focus-group discussions on early childhood education throughout New Hampshire and prepare a position paper to be used by New Hampshire Educators through June 30, 2000 in an amount not to exceed $11,975.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#137 Authorized to transfer and expend $12,815.82 from the Department's Non-lapsing Account to enhance the Dental Assisting Program, as specified in letter dated February 2, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#138 Authorized NHCTC-Manchester/Stratham to transfer and expend $179,682 from the Department's Non-lapsing Account, and establish a TI/C Assistant Professor position to assist and instruct students and develop and implement program offerings and services through June 30, 2001, as specified in letter dated February 16, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#139 Authorized to transfer and expend $45,844 from the Department's Non-lapsing Account, and continue Technical Support Specialist II position to assist and instruct faculty in the use of the Web from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001, as specified in letter dated February 22, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#140 Authorized NH Dept. of Regional Community Technical Colleges is hereby Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the NH Job Training Council in the amount of $7,073,563.

#141 Authorized NHCTC-Berlin to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend grant funds from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation in the amount of $4,480.00 through June 30, 2001.

#142 Authorized NHCTC-Berlin to extend the program period for the grant entitled "Project COMPACT-Career Oriented Materials for Physics & Contemporary Technology", as funded by National Science Foundation from April 30, 2000 to April 30, 2001.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#143 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds which total $10,893.56 from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency for training purposes. The grant is entitled "Sixth Annual Conference on Drugs, Alcohol and Impaired Driving".

#144 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds which total $19,146.88 from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency for development of computer-based training programs. The grant is entitled "PS&TC Computerized Traffic Training".

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#145 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $17,858.00 from the Highway Safety Agency entitled "Hearings Bureau Laptop Computers" through September 15, 2000.

#146-#153 WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#154 Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract for the lease of uniforms with Unifirst Corporation, 125 Etna Road, Lebanon, NH in the amount of $4,553.12 per year through June 30, 2004 to provide uniforms to certain Bureau employees.

#155 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH for State Project No. 12467 in Rollinsford, NH for assisting the Department in monitoring and evaluating the performance of a concrete bridge deck by conducting an experimental testing program for a fee not to exceed $150,000.00. SOLE SOURCE

#156 Authorized to reclassify the position of Earth Scientist III, Labor Grade 24, which is located in the Bureau of Materials and Research to Civil Engineer IV, Labor Grade 26.

#157 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period February 16, 2000 through February 29, 2000.

#158 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Dufrense-Henry, Inc., 1025 Airport Drive, South Burlington, VT for a total fee not to exceed $196,500.00 for engagement of engineering services for preliminary and final design for rehabilitation of F.E. Everett Turnpike Bridge over Souhegan River.

#159 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, 11 King Court, Keene, NH for a total fee not to exceed $137,744.00 for engagement of engineering services for preliminary design of replacement of Sewalls Falls Road Bridge in the City of Concord.

#160 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to transfer and expend an amount not to exceed $12,000 from the Special Railroad Fund to purchase bridge ties and other track materials to continue repairs to Bridge P20.41 in Woodstock, as specified in letter dated February 3, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#161 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to transfer and expend an amount not to exceed $185,736 from the Special Railroad Fund to purchase railroad ballast stone and to reimburse the Plymouth & Lincoln Railroad Corp. for the cost of hiring a contractor to surface, line and dress the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line between Lakeport and Meredith, as specified in letter dated February 25, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#162 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Oak Point Associates, PO Box 6658, Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 through December 31, 2000 for professional services for design and construction documents, on-site observation and inspection services for various Public Works' Projects as necessary and required by the Department.

#163 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Preservation Partnership, 134 Quaker Street, Weare, NH in an amount not to exceed $75,000.00 through July 31, 2002 for professional services for design and construction documents, on-site observation, and inspection services for various ADA compliance renovation projects as necessary and required by the Department.

#164 Authorized to enter into a contract with Pilot Construction Inc., 24 Ladd Street, Portsmouth, NH for a lump sum price of $265,884.00 for the construction of addition and modifications Building "B", Bureau of Traffic, Concord, NH.

#165 Authorized to enter into a contract with Eckman Construction Company, Inc., 84 Palomino Lane, Bedford, NH for a lump sum price of $2,722,210.00 for construction of a Library, Learning and Career Center, NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH.

#166 Authorized to enter into a contract with Crack-Sealing, inc., Raynham, MA on the basis of a low bid of $95,522.00 for crack sealing on I-89 including the interchange ramps and paved crossovers.

#167 Authorized to enter into a contract with Stewart's Nursery, Inc., Turner Falls, MA on the basis of a low bid of $41,204.00 for landscaping portions of US Route 4, the intersections of Route 202 and portions of Route 202 & 9, Route 43 and Route 202A.

#168 Authorized to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry, NH on the basis of a low bid of $2,086,255.00 for payment and bridge rehabilitation on NH Route 101.

#169 Authorized to enter into a contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp., Walpole, NH on the basis of a low bid of $877,041.40 for bridge rehabilitation and safety improvements at Hinsdale Bridge No. 110/118 carrying NH Route 63 over Kilburn Brook.

#170 Authorized to enter into a contract with Barletta Heavy Division, Inc., Seabrook, NH and Roslindale, MA on the basis of a low bid of $14,228,956.34 for bridge and roadway reconstruction on I-93 NB & SB barrels south of and including part of the merge/diverge ramps with I-293.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as followes:

#171 Authorized request for name change to Robert F. Smith, Sr., 211 Dockham Shore Road, Gilford, NH to construct a breakwater with associated structures on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

#172 Authorized request of Arthur Demoulas to repair boathouse and associated structures on property located at Lake Winnipesuakee in Tuftonboro.

#173 Authorized request of Richard Hassler to construct three cribs with associated structures on property located at Mink Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

#174 TUITION

The Governor and Executive, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on Item B approved the following tuition requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $741.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas Goulette, VP Academic Affairs, in the course entitled "Contemporary Social Issues".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the sum of $752.40 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ruth Heath, Professor of Math, in the course entitled "Instructional Systems Design".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $894.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Westover, Director of Marketing, in the course entitled "Managerial Communications and Research Methods".

D. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $644.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lori Perriello, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled "The Writing Process".

E. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, the sum of $669.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Roma, Administrative Secretary/Supervisor, in the course entitled "GUI Programming in Visual Basic".

F. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, the sum of $644.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Harding N. Schofield, Air Pollution Technician, in the course entitled "Critical Thinking".

G. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Chris Williams, Wetlands Inspector, in the course entitled "US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator Certification Program Training", also to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Price, Wetlands Inspector, in the course entitled "US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator Certification Program Training", also to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Rennie, Wetlands Inspector, in the course entitled "US Army Corps of Engineers Wetland Delineator Certification Program Training".

H. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dorinda Downing, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled "Principles of Management".

I. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $644.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debbie E. Marsh, Case Technician II, in the course entitled "Critical Thinking".

J. STATE PLANNING - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning-University System of New Hampshire, Rochester, NH, the sum of $644.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy B. Gilman, Grants & Contracts Technician, in the course entitled "Presentational Communication".

K. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $249.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tara McAuliffe, Civil Engineer II, in the course entitled "Statistics", also to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $249.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tara McAuliffe, Civil Engineer II, in the course entitled "Macroeconomics".

LATE ITEMS

A. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority
Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Thomas P. Colantuno with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with Deeryfield School, Manchester, NH.

B. Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Thomas P. Colantuono with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester, NH.

C. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the NH Job Training Council in an amount of $48,120.00 for services related to assisting the state in the planning and implementation of the workforce Investment Act (WIA) including the continued implementation and expansion of the One-Stop System.

D. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Authorized the Commissioner of the State of NH, Department of Transportation to exchange a parcel of state owned property for land needed for the construction of the Hillsborough By-Pass project in the Town of Hillsborough.

E. Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., of Belmont, NH, for the resurfacing of 55.47 miles in the
Towns of Lebanon, Enfield, Canaan, Boscawen, Franklin, Andover, Bath, Alexandria, Bristol, Grafton, Danbury, Orange and Wilmot.

F. Authorized contract with Pike Industries, of Belmont, NH for the resurfacing of 63.78 miles in the towns of Jefferson, Randolph, Gorham, Carroll, Colebrook, Dummer, Milan, Pinkham's Grant, Greens Grant, Whitefield, Woodstock, Lincoln, Cambridge, Errol, Shelburne, Lancaster and Dalton.

G. Authorized contract with Continental Paving, Inc., of Londonderry, NH, for the resurfacing of 43.43 miles in the towns of Weare, Boscawen, Warner, Salem, Windham, Manchester, Milford, Londonderry, Concord, Hopkinton, Canterbury, Sutton and Hooksett.

H. Authorized contract with The Lane Construction Corp., Meriden, CT, for the resurfacing of 78.04 miles in the towns of Bennington, Marlborough, Winchester, Keene, Surry, Roxbury, Sullivan, Charlestown, Hinsdale, Chesterfield, Alstead, Temple, Hancock, Nelson, Stoddard, Dublin, Marlow, Peterborough, Sharon, New Ipswich and Swanzey.

I. Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., of Belmont, NH, for the resurfacing of 69.32 miles in the Towns of Ossipee, Effingham, Freedom, Gilmanton, Alton, Barnstead, Belmont, Loudon, Canterbury, Holderness, Ashland, Campton, New Hampton, Center Harbor, Tilton, Sanbornton, Northfield and the City of Laconia.

J. Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., of Belmont, NH, for resurfacing of 54.71 miles in the Towns of Madbury, Hampton, Rye, Rollinsford, Lee, Somersworth, Greenland, Hampstead, South Hampton, Newton, North Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Milton, Kingston, Danville, Deerfield, Epping, Newington, Fremont, Epsom, Plaistow, Strafford, Durham and Danville.

The Governor and Executive Council adjourned the meeting in memory of Paul W. Hobbs of North Hampton, former Executive Councilor for the years 1947-1949 and former staff member of Governor Blood.

The Governor set the next meeting of Governor and Executive Council for Wednesday April 12, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hamsphire.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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