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Minutes
April 1, 1998
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
April 1, 1998
10:30 a.m.
#6

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of March 18, 1998.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of the March 23, 1998 teleconference meeting.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the March 18, 1998 meeting.

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

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

APPELLATE BOARD


Robert J. Crowley, Plymouth
(Management)
Succeeding: Eli Isaacson
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: October 14, 2000

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY


Preston S. Gilbert, Littleton
(Regional Planning Director)
Succeeding: Manindra N. Sharma, Manchester
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: November 3, 2000

James T. Killeen, Derry
Succeeding: Barry Lussier, Dunbarton
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: November 3, 2000

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY


Janet Prince, New Castle
(Small Business)
Succeeding: Pamela Patenaude, Bedford (resigned)
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: July 17, 1999

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD


Teresa B. Jones, Dover
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: February 9, 2002

James T. Keefe, Portsmouth
(Employer/Insurer)
Succeeding: Nicholas C. Georges, Boscawen
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: February 13, 2002

Elaine M. Murphy-Maltais, Epsom
(Employer/Insurer)
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: February 13, 2002

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD


Elizabeth L. Crory, Hanover
(Consumer)
Succeeding: Harvey Schwartz, Harrisville
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: April 19, 2000

MARITAL MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION BOARD


Olivia A. Ruel, Keene
Succeeding: Esther Tardy, Warner
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: September 6, 2000

Eleanor Therrien, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: November 21, 2000

Georgine M. Williams, Gilford
Succeeding: Rose Hill, Concord
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: September 6, 2000

NEW ENGLAND BOARD OF HIGH EDUCATION


Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: February 16, 2002

Evelyn Gutman-Robbins, Durham
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: February 16, 2002

RAILROAD APPEALS BOARD


Francis X. Quinn, Jr., Portsmouth
(Legal Profession)
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: April 23, 2001

BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NH VETERAN'S HOME


John W. Smart, Nashua
(Veteran of Foreign Wars)
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: March 1, 2003

The Governor nominated and the Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, confirmed the following appointment:

INTERIM COMMISSIONER OF THE NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM


Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Reappointment
Effective: April 1, 1998
TERM: 3 months which may be renewed by Governor and Council on a 3 month basis, under no event renewed after July 1, 1999.
Salary: Group P/Maximum $68,768

The Governor and Executive Council nominated the following:

AVIATION USERS ADVISORY BOARD


Wesley J. Lundquist, Londonderry
(Airline)
Succeeding: Gaetano M. Zompetti, Nashua (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2002

STATE BOARD OF AUCTIONEERS


Joseph Shanley, Portsmouth
Succeeding: Deirdre G. Beyers, South Effingham
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 1, 2003

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION


Robert G. Kline, Warren
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: May 1, 2001

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:


Director of the Division of Forests and Lands
Philip Bryce, Concord
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 1, 2002
Salary: Group N/Maximum $57,487

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


Director of the Division of Parks and Recreation
Richard McLeod, Portsmouth
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 1, 2002
Salary: Group N/Maximum $57,487

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD


Dwight Sowerby, Lyndeboro
(Nominated by the NH Health Care Association)
Succeeding: Forest McKerley, Penacook
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 19, 2001

STATE LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL


Sharon Christie (d), Newport
Succeeding: David Richman, Durham
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: July 26, 2000

BOARD OF NURSING


Joyce Sheffield, Durham
Succeeding: Beverly Barney, Exeter (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: May 10, 2000

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION


Warren W. Leary, Jr., Alton
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 9, 2001

PENALTY APPEALS BOARD


David W. Laughton, Auburn
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: January 5, 2001

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATON


Daniel P. Manning, Manchester
(Labor/Employers)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 26, 2001

Paul G. Needham, Derry
(Employers)
Succeeding: Robert Johnson, Hillsborough
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 26, 2001

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE


Susan M. Haley, DVM, Conway
(Nominated by the NH Veterinary Medical Association)
Succeeding: Barbara M. LeClair, W. Lebanon (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 5, 2003

WATER COUNCIL


Peter B. Davis, Jaffrey
(Agriculture)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 16, 2002

WETLANDS COUNCIL


W. Michael Dannehy, Woodsville
(Member of Soil or Water Conservation District)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 6, 2000

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc. of Keene in the amount of $32,000.00, through November 30, 1998 to implement the United States Department of Energy's Rebuild America program that fosters the formation of community and regional partnerships which will target renovation of commercial, institutional, and multifamily buildings.

#2 Authorized contract with the Plymouth Village Water & Sewer District in the amount of $18,056.25, through November 30, 1998 to implement the installation of variable speed drivers at the Foster Street and Reservoir Road Pump Stations.

#3 Authorized contract with the Town of Merrimack in the amount of $21,150.00, through December 31, 1998 to implement the installation of LP gas furnaces (3) and PTAC units (7) in the Town Hall.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#4-6 Authorized the following agreements from the Community Development Block Grant to help municipalities solve development problems:

#4 City of Concord and the County of Merrimack in the amount of $375,000.00, through June 30, 1999;

#5 Carroll County in the amount of $11,600.00, through December 31, 1998;

#6 Town of Gilford in the amount of $350,000.00, through June 30, 1999.

#7 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing agreement with the Town of Raymond [initially approved September 18, 1996 (Item #12)] by extending completion date from December 31, 1997 to December 31, 1998; add a new housing rehabilitation activity; and increase the grant by $350,000.00 to a new total of $700,000.00 to help solve development problems.

#8 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Marlborough [initially approved on January 9, 1997 (Item #7), amended on January 8, 1998 (Item #13)], by creating a new activity "Acquisition" and transferring $6,000 from "Water Facility" to "Acquisition".

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#9 Authorized the nomination of Major Peter F. Sullivan of Hampton, NH to be appointed to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#10 Authorized the nomination of CPT Mark C. Foster, Dover, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#12 Authorized the transfer of funds in the amount of $950,000.00, through June 30, 1998, as specified in letter dated February 9, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#13 Authorized the Abandoned Property Division, Audit Section, a blanket travel permit through June 1998 for more than one person at a time to travel out of state in connection with their normal state audit duties.

#14 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and to issue checks in the amount of $19,154.72 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

#14A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Markets & Food, Division of Agricultural Development to budget and expend prior year unexpended Apple Assessment funds in the amount of $15,000 through June 30, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#15 Authorized to grant funds to Carroll County Mediation, Conway in the amount of $26,081 and Grafton County Department of Corrections, North Haverhill in the amount of $27,251, through September 30, 1999 to support programs designed to work with the youth-at-risk in Carroll and Grafton Counties.

#15A TABLED The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin, denied the petition of Chansouk Suriyadeth for a pardon hearing for the offense of Felonious Sexual Assault. After a lengthy discussion, Councilor Spaulding motioned, seconded by Councilor Normand to TABLE, with Councilors Streeter and Griffin voting NO. Councilor Spaulding made a motion, seconded by Councilor Burton to reconsider the request by removing from the table on April 15, 1998.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#16 Authorized contract with EARTH TECH in the amount of $15,000.00, through November 30, 1998 to provide Emergency Planning Support for the New Hampshire Radiological Emergency Response Plan for North Atlantic Energy Service Corporation during 1998-1999. 16A Authorized to expend $16,400.00 in Mitigation Assistance Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and to further authorize to enter into Memorandum of Agreement with the North Country Resource Conservation and Development Area, Inc., Laconia, in the amount of $16,400.00, through September 30, 1998 to assess New Hampshire's risk to natural and technological hazards and to continue the Wildland/Urban Fire Protection Initiative.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#17 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to revise the following salaries of the Commission Veterinarians, Thoroughbred Veterinarians from $239.06 to $251.01 per performance, Harness & Greyhound Vets from $153.90 to $161.60 per performance, effective June 5, 1998.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#18 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contractual agreement with the Safety & Health Council of New Hampshire in the amount of $5,068.59, through September 30, 1998 to conduct the "Operation Lifesaver" public relations and education campaign. SOLE SOURCE

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#19 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to utilize the banking services of Citizen's Bank, Hooksett, as the depository of funds for the New Hampshire State Liquor Store #4, Hooksett, NH for security and safety reasons.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#20 Authorized to accept and expend additional grants funds in the amount of $60,000.00, through June 30, 1998 from the NH Department of Justice for the Substance Abuse Counseling Within the Walls program.

#21 Authorized to accept, with thanks a donation of 10 volumes of Gray's Sporting Journal Magazine with an estimated value of $30,00 from Gregory S. Clayton of Downs Rachlin & Martin PLLC, Attorneys at Law, Littleton.

#22 Authorized to hire Karen Anderson, DMD as Chief Dentist at Group Q, Maximum Step, $70,839.00.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#23 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to establish one full time, temporary, class 59 Research Analyst, salary grade 22, through June 30, 1999, as specified in their letter dated February 19, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized to accept an additional $20,000.00 in FY 1998 Federal Aid in Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration funds for a number of new initiatives including a calendar, radio program development, television series exploration and support will be provided for a variety of other smaller projects.

#25 Authorized to accept an additional $5,000 in FY 1998 Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration funds to purchase additional computer equipment.

#26 Authorized to accept, with thanks two donations of 47,451.00 Atlantic salmon parr/smolts (value equal to $47,451.00) from D. E. Salmon Company of Bristol.

#27 TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand, TABLED the request to transfer funds in the amount of $22,000 from the Fish and Game Fund to class 20 and 70 to cover basic expenses of Commissioners, as specified in letter dated February 25, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#28 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire in the amount of $7,280.00, through May 30, 1998 for analysis of macroalgae and eelgrass samples.

#29-33 Authorized Out-of-State travel for personnel through June 30, 1998:

#29 Three Inland Fisheries personnel to attend up to six Connecticut River Technical Committee meetings;

#30 Three Inland Fisheries personnel to participate in the Cooperative Program to Restore Atlantic Salmon and American Shad to the Merrimack River;

#31 Four Fisheries personnel to pick up fish and/or fish eggs for use in hatcheries and stocking programs;

#32 Two Inland Fisheries personnel to travel Maine to attend up to three Saco River Anadromous Coordination Committee meetings;

#33 Quarterly out of state travel for personnel to travel to Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 Office in Hadley, Massachusetts.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to accept an allotment of Federal Funds in the amount of $86,670, through September 30, 1999 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Wetlands Protection, State Development Grant funds, through the NH Department of Environmental Services, and to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Boston, MA in the amount of $59,670.00 to conduct an ecological inventory and monitoring project of floodplain forests throughout New Hampshire.

#35 Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the New Hampshire International Trade Association in the amount of $2,600.00 to participate in the "Business Connections '98" trade show in Warrington, England April 25 to May 2, 1998.

#36 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into aerial detection contracts with qualified New Hampshire aircraft companies listed in letter dated March 16, 1998, in the amount of $14,866.00, through December 31, 1998 for aerial surveillance .

#37 Authorized lease agreement with the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen, in the amount of $0.30 per attendee, from July 13 to August 12, 1998 for the use of Mount Sunapee State Park for the annual craft fair.

#38 Authorize Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into contract with Champion International Corporation, West Stewartstown in the amount of $3000.00, through June 30, 1998 for technical services on snowmobile trails on Champion property.

#39 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to issue a Special Use Permit with the University of New Hampshire, Climate Change Research Center for a five year period, for the installation of an automated atmospheric aerosol sampling unit to collect aerosol chemistry samples at the Battery Seaman at Odiorne Point State Park.

#40 Authorized the Office of Travel and Tourism Development out-of-state travel for Lauri E. Ostrander, Director and Andrea W. Tindal, Assistant Director to attend Discover New England board meetings and other functions associated with travel promotions, and regional efforts during the period from April 1, 1998 to June 30, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized to accept federal funds in the amount of $17,640, effective from September 1, 1997 through August 31, 1998 under the United States Environmental Protection Agency Core Program Cooperative Agreement to provide for overall program development and management, and interagency coordination between the EPA and the Department on all phases of site response, fiscal and contract management.

#42 Authorized to accept federal funds in the amount of $1,270, through September 30, 1999 from the National Park Service under a cooperative agreement that will enable a Department staff member to participate in training on outreach and communication skills to be held April 20-23 in Charlestown, SC.

#43 Authorized Water Division to expend funds in the amount of $99,000, through June 30, 1999 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund for the reconstruction and upgrading of Rowe Dam in Milton.

#44 Authorized Waste Management Division to budget additional unallocated Hazardous Waste Funds in the amount of $50,000 in FY 98 and $50,000 in FY99 to accommodate growing local interest in removing toxic household hazardous wastes from municipal wastes.

#45 Authorized Water Division, Maintenance Section to budged unallocated Maintenance of Dams funds in the amount of $30,000 for FY98 to cover cost of contracts needed to repair and upgrade the Sewall's Falls Maintenance Facility.

#46 Authorized approval of Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Washington in the amount of $74,423.86 [Original Loan Agreement initially approved September 6, 1998 (Item #67)] revised agreement adjusts the principal loan amount of $250,000 to $74,423.86.

#47 Authorized loan agreement with the City of Nashua in the amount of $9,700,000 from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of financing the design and construction of a wastewater sludge handling facility.

#48 Authorized approval of Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Ashland in the amount of $621,264.55 [Original Loan Agreement initially approved May 22, 1996 (Item #104)] revised agreement adjusts the principal loan amount of $800,000 to $621,264.55.

#49 Authorized approval of Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Hopkinton in the amount of $1,859,383.25 [Original Loan Agreement initially approved on April 24, 1996 (Item #49)] revised agreement adjust the principal loan amount of $1,975,000 to $1,859,383.25.

#50 Authorized grant under the provisions of RSA 149-M for landfill closure projects to the Town of Troy in the amount of $11,036.85.

#51 Authorized grants under the provisions of RSA 486:1,III and 486:3,II to the City of Manchester in the amounts of $9,437 for Crescent Road Pump Station Upgrade, and $134,160 for Paquette Avenue Sewer and Pump Station, and to the Town of Gorham in the amount of $16,806 for Tinker Brook Pump Station Upgrade

#52 Authorized Water Division to establish two Program Specialist III positions (LG22) $29,094 - $34,437, through June 30, 1999, as specified in letter dated February 3, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#53 Authorized Water Division to establish a Groundsman position (LG6) $15,444 - $17,355, through June 30, 1999, as specified in letter dated January 28, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#54 Authorized Water Division to enter into agreement with Frank J. Pescinski d/b/a Pescinski Painting, Hill, in the amount of $15,500, through September 30, 1998 for sandblasting and painting services.

#55 Authorized agreement with Anne Renner, Esq. in the amount of $10,000, through November 30, 1998 to provide assistance to the Department in the development of its brownfields rules and Voluntary Cleanup Program.

#56 Authorized blanket approval for out-of-state travel to Kittery and other locations in Maine for more than one person for the period from April 1, 1998 through June 30, 1998 to operate, maintain and demonstrate an air monitoring station down-wind of Portsmouth, NH.

#57-57A Authorized retroactive out-of-state travel:

#57 In the amount of $50.00 for two employees trip to Yarmouth, Maine on March 26, 1998 to attend the EPA newly promulgated cluster rule meeting.

#57A In the amount $3,030.00 for three employees trip to Long Beach, California from March 28, 1998 to April 1, 1998 to attend the Federal USEPA UST/LUST National Conference.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#58 Authorized the transfer of state general funds otherwise unappropriated in the amount of $22,694; further authorize the Department to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $1,135,854; and further authorize to accept and expend private funds in the amount of $1,134,719, through June 30, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#59 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, retroactive renewal agreement with Pitney Bowes, Waltham, MA, in the amount of $15,068.00, effective January 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998 for the preventative maintenance and service contract for the Department's Pitney Bowes Postage Meter Machines. SOLE SOURCE

OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#60 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with the Area Agency for Developmental Services of Greater Nashua, Inc., Nashua in the amount of $15,000.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide a minimum of three social skills training series for key leaders, guidance counselors and teachers from Mascenic School District and Nashua District catchment area.

#61 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with Families Matter in Carroll County, Center Ossipee in the amount of $15,000.00, through September 30, 1998 to provide the services of an individual to do outreach, and organize the child care providers and child care consumers of Carroll County into a cohesive group.

ELDERLY AND ADULT SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#62 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Manchester in the amount of $20,000.00, through August 19, 1998 to provide Congregate Housing Services, a program which provides specialized housing and social skills, and personal assistance to frail elderly and incapacitated adults. SOLE SOURCE

#63 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Greater New Hampshire Chapter- Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Assoc., Concord in the amount of $4,500.00, through May 31, 1998 to cosponsor the Division's annual Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders conference, and to further enter into an agreement with Capitol Center for the Arts, Inc., Concord in the amount of $1,350.00 (this expense will be paid by the Greater New Hampshire Chapter-Alzheimer's Disease & Related Disorders Assoc., from revenues generated from registration fees and the $4,500.00 contract funds) for the use of their facilities for the annual conference to be held on April 17, 1998. SOLE SOURCE

OFFICE OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#64 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to amend an existing Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Corrections, New Hampshire Correctional Industries [initially approved on June 11, 1997 (Item #59)] by extending the completion date from June 30, 1998 to June 30, 1999, and encumbering $6,000 to cover the period of the extension.

#65 Authorized to amend existing contract with the Trustees of Dartmouth College of Hanover [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #207)] by increasing the price limitation by $2,000 for FY 1998 from $257,000 to $259,000, and $18,000 for FY 1999, from $250,000 to $268,000, through June 30, 1999 to provide services to maintain an Administrative and Screening Center for breast and cervical cancer.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

#66 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized to accept and expend a $750.00 donation from Eli Lilly and Company, Amherst, through June 30, 1998 to be used by the Hospital in its research to determine the efficacy and benefit to patients of various pharmaceuticals.

STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS

#67 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized the transfer of funds in the amount of $394.69 as requested in letter dated March 13, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#68 Authorized to accept and expend $24,016.76 from the New Hampshire State Department of Education, through June 30, 1998 for a grant entitled "Supplemental Instructional Resources" to fund the purchase of books, magazines, computers, computer upgrades, printers, software and other educational items.

#69 Authorized blanket out-of-state travel for the Youth Development Center from April 1, 1998 through June 30, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#70 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to pay the FY 1998 participation fee for the Workplace Readiness Assessment Consortium to the Council of Chief State School Officers in the amount of $8,000.00.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#71 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized NHCTC-Manchester to enter into an instructional contract with Frank Stetson of Training and Certification Specialists, Milford in the amount of $6,000.00, through June 30, 1998 to provide instructional services in electronic soldering.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#72 Authorized Fuel Distribution Section to expend $15,000 of excess fuel distribution revenue to upgrade the fuel dispensing site at the Department's patrol shed in Wakefield, as specified in their letter dated February 2, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#73 Authorized the transfer of funds in the amount of $350,900, as specified in their letter dated February 20, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#74 Authorized contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow in the amount of $9,273,476.34, through October 31, 1999 for the construction of the EB and WB connectors and rehabilitation of the existing Sagamore Bridge.

#75 Authorized contract with Busby Construction Co., Inc., Atkinson in the amount of $1,099,447.70, through October 30, 1998 for the replacement of two timber crib retaining walls and widening of the shoulder of the EB travel lane at each wall location on the Kancamagus Highway (NH Route 112).

#76 Authorized agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Inc., Concord in the amount of $500,000.00, through March 30, 2001 for consulting services for various projects to increase the Bureau of Bridge Design's capacity to respond to the increased needs in design, bridge inspection and other responsibilities.

#77 Authorized consultant agreement with R. Stuart Wallace, Ph.D., Plymouth in the amount of $58,500.00 to develop a Statewide Historic Railroad Context Study.

#78 Authorized agreement with Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, Durham in the amount of $50,000.00, to administer a transit coordination project from May 1, 1998 through April 30, 1999.

#79 Authorized agreement with Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, Keene in the amount of $500,000.00, through March 30, 2001 for consulting services for various projects to increase the Bureau of Bridge Design's capacity to respond to the increased needs in design, bridge inspection and other responsibilities.

#80 Authorized agreement with the State of Vermont for the design phase for the rehabilitation of the bridge carrying New Hampshire Route 9 over the Connecticut River between Chesterfield, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, Vermont.

#81 Authorized lease agreement with Lawrence A. Locke, Jr. for a 0.41 acre parcel of State owned Mountain Division Railroad Line in the Town of Conway for 5 years at $1,000.00 per year with an option for an additional 5 years at the then current market value plus an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#82 Authorized to sell a split level style house which requires removal from State owned property in the Town of Windham to Edward McSweeney, Nashua for $3,501.00.

#83 Authorized to transfer through a quit claim deed any interest the State of New Hampshire may have in 2.76 acres of land located in the Town of Fremont.

#84 Authorized to Quitclaim whatever interest the State of New Hampshire may have in the old Route 3 highway easement that lies easterly of the existing Controlled Access Right-of-Way Line of U.S. Route 3, as now traveled, in the Town of Merrimack to Gerald Q. Nash, Harold W. Watson and SAT SR. Limited Partnership, where it abuts other land of said Nash, Watson and SAT SR. Limited Partnership.

#85 Authorized to approve the payment of Contemplated Award Submittals in amounts less than $5,000.00.

#86 Authorized for consideration is the Contemplated Award List for the period February 25, 1998 through March 10, 1998.

#87-88 Authorized blanket out-of-state travel for the period of April, May, and June, 1998 to Department employees:

#87 Two Department employees to conduct audits required on federal aid projects;

#88 Multiple employees to leave the state in the performance of their normal duties.

#89 Authorized to accept Special Committee Report and Report of the Mayor for Broad Street Parkway, Nashua, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#90 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to renew an agreement with Grounds Care Unlimited, in the amount of $1,575 for FY98, and $1,575 for FY99 for landscaping and lawn care at the Dover Point office. SOLE SOURCE

#91 Authorized to approve the permit application of Deer Cove Shorefront Owner's Association, Ossipee for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67 for 55 moorings. It is recommended that the application be approved for 45 moorings, eliminating moorings 1, 2, 3, 10, 15, 19, 21, 26, 33 and 34.

#92 Authorized to approve the permit application of Mountview Property Owners Association of Freedom, Inc., Ossipee Lake, Freedom for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67 for 49 moorings extending 314' from shore. It is recommended that the application be approved for 36 moorings, eliminating moorings 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 29 and 43, moorings in rows 1 and 3 are to be located 50' apart thereby bringing the mooring field in to 304' from shore.

ELECTRICIAN BOARD

#93 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to accept, with thanks a donation of a table top copy machine and a fax machine from Timothy Oczykowski of Deerfield.

#94 TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay Lesley College, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $430.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Finnigan-Allen, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "The Experience of Infant-Toddler Centers in Italy."

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $375.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Humphrey, Counselor, in the course entitled "Career Development Institute."

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Berlin, NH, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Blais, Teacher Assistant, in the course entitled "Major American Poets."

D. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New England, Biddeford, ME, the sum of $930.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen Tremblay, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled "Advanced Psychosocial Assessment."

E. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $366.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lennart Suther, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Economics for Managers."

F. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $366.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Dusseault, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Leadership."

#95 TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A. BANKING - Requests permission for H. Kurt Gillies, Bank Examiner, or designee, to travel to Arlington VA, on April 19-May 2, 1998 to attend Loan Analysis School. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $400.00 IS REQUESTED for H.Kurt Gillies. Total Cost: $1,025.00. Source of Funds: 100% Bank Exams and Assessment Fees.

B. BANKING - Requests permission for Charles O'Connor, Bank Examiner, or designee, to travel to Arlington VA, on April 26-May 15, 1998 to attend Loan Analysis School. Also permission requested to exceed the 300 mile radius by personal vehicle. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED for Charles O'Connor. Total Cost: $1,066.00. Source of Funds: 100% Bank Exams and Assessment Fees.

C. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Tim Ackerson, Programs Coordinator, and Steve Kenny, Director, or designee, to travel to Atlanta, GA, on April 19-23, 1998 to attend the Training on Developing Comprehensive Approaches to Substance Abuse Treatment. Total Cost: $2,140.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

D. CULTURAL AFFAIRS, Division of Arts - Requests permission for Judy Rigmont, Community Arts Coordinator, and Audrey Sylvester, Artist Services Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Denver, CO, on June 5-12, 1998 to attend the Americans for the Arts Annual Conference. Total Cost: $3,095.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

E. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Ed Taylor, Education Consultant, Gary Guzouskas, and Rachel Hopkins, Administrators, or designee, to travel to Atlanta, GA, on April 25-28, 1998 to attend the Gangs, Cults, and School Violence: Preventative Approaches for Achieving Safe Schools and Communities Conference. Total Cost: $2,814.68. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Edward Hendry, and Tim Kurtz, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on May 16-19, 1998 to attend State Leadership Institute for Standards-Based Science and Mathematics Education. Total Cost: $1,992.50. Source of Funds: $1,692.50 will be paid by National Research Council. The balance of $300.00 is 100% Federal Funds.

G. ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES - Requests permission for Philip Koenig, Weatherization Program Manager, or designee, to travel to New Orleans, LA, on April 12-16, 1998 to attend the US Dept. of Energy-WINSAGA Meeting. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $750.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Philip Koenig. Total Cost: $1,300.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

H. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Jacquie Colburn, Lakes Coordinator, and Stephanie Bowser, Volunteer Lake Assessment Program Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on April 22-26, 1998 to attend the Enhancing the States Lake Management Programs Conference. Total Cost: $1,543.00. $1,305.00 will be paid for by Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission and North American Lake Management Society. The balance of $238.00 is 100% Federal Funds.

I. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Kathleen Brockett, Principal Planner, or designee, to travel to Philadelphia, PA, on April 10-16, 1998 to attend the 1998 Pre-Season Ozone Mapping Workshop. Also permission requested to exceed the 300 mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $105.00. Source of Funds: 100% Title V Air Permit Fees.

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Philip O'Brien, Ph.D., Director, and Kenneth Marschner, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Kansas City, MO, on April 20-22, 1998 to attend the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTWMO) Mid-Year Meeting. Total Cost: $2,800.00. Source of Funds: ASTWMO will reimburse $100.00. The balance of $2,700.00 is100% Fees.

K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for George Neill, P.E., Joseph Ducharme, Jr., P.E., Engineers, and Thomas White, Environmentalist, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on May 6-8, 1998 to attend the Annual Operator Training Conference. Total Cost: $510.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

L. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for George Dana Bisbee, Assistant Commissioner, and Rudy Cartier, Jr., Small Business Ombudsman, or designee, to travel to Cincinnati, OH, on April 28-May 3, 1998 to attend the 1998 Spring Conference and National Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Total Cost:: $3,138.00. Source of Funds: 100% Title V Air Permit Fees.

M. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Richard Cunningham, Administrator, Charles Miner, Coordinator, and Teresa Vincent, Accountant, or designee, to travel to Boston, MA, on May 12-13 1998 to attend the NOAA Grants/Cooperative Agreements Workshop. Total Cost: $258.00. Source of Funds: 5.5% Federal & 94.5% Fish and Game Funds.

N. HIGHWAY SAFETY - Requests permission for Peter Thomson, Coordinator, Edgel Crabtree, Manager, and Field Representatives Freeman Bowley, and Stephen Sargent, or designee, to travel to Sturbridge, MA, on April 16-17, 1998 to attend the Police Executive Leadership Seminar. Total Cost: $660.00. Source of Funds: $460.00 will be paid for by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The balance of $200.00 is 100% Federal Funds.

O. JUSTICE - Requests permission for Mary Castelli, Assistant Attorney General, and Gary Palmer, Accountant, or designee, to travel to Atlanta, GA, on April 25-29, 1998 to attend the Office of the Inspector General/Medicaid Fraud Control Unit Training. Total Cost: $1,339.00. Source of Funds: 100% Agency Income.

P. LIQUOR - Requests permission for John Byrne, Chairman, and Anthony Maiola, Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Marco Island, FL, on May 30-June 3, 1998 to attend the 61st Annual Conference of the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA). Total Cost: $2,790.00. NABCA will pay $2,000.00. The balance of $790.00 is 100% Federal Funds.

Q. PHARMACY - Requests permission for Frank Case, Vice President, Paul Boisseau, Executive Secretary, and Peter Grasso, Chief Compliance Investigator, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on ay 16-21, 1998 to attend the Annual Meeting of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Total Cost: $3,930.00. Source of Funds: The National Association will pay $280.00. The balance of $3,650.00 is 100% General Funds.

R. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Robert Stewart, Forest Ranger, and K.G. Lockwood, Lookout Watchman, or designee to travel to Taunton, MA, on April 15-16, 1998 to attend the 1998 New England Fire Weather Operating Plan Meeting. Total Cost: $150.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

S. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Robb Thomson Commissioner, and Dawn Wivell, Director, or designee, to travel to Montreal, Canada to attend the Northeastern Business Forum. Also permission is requested to exceed the 300 mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $800.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

T. SAFETY - Requests permission for Abigail Blanchard and Susan Ryan, Road Toll Auditors, or designee, to travel to Philadelphia, PA, on June 14-21, 1998 to perform an Oil Pollution Control Fund and Motor Fuel Audit. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,125.00 IS REQUESTED for Abigail Blanchard and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,1,25.00 IS REQUESTED for Susan Ryan. Total Cost: $2,750.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

U. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Troopers Lawrence Bolduc, Scott Sweet, Kevin Duffy and Peter Merkes, or designee, to travel to Meriden, CT, on April 26-May 1, 1998 to attend the Basic SWAT School. Total Cost: $610.00. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

V. SAFETY - Requests permission for David Barrett, Director of Safety Services, and Thomas McCabe, Jr., Captain of the NH Marine Patrol, or designee, to travel to Plymouth, MA, on April 21-23, 1998 to attend the United States Coast Guard First District Meeting. Total Cost: $600.00. Source of Funds: Total cost will be paid for by the United States Coast Guard.

W. TRANSPORTATION - Request to AMEND Governor and Council Item #112-U that was previously approved on 3/38/98, for Leon Kenison, Commissioner and Carol Murray, Assistant Commissioner, to travel to Baltimore, MD. Change total from $2,792.00 to $2,982.00 This is an additional fee of $190.00.

LATE ITEMS

A. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized lease agreement with Laconia Savings Bank in the amount of $89,500 per year, for a period of five years with an option to extend for an additional five years for the rental of state owned property located at 27 North State Street, Concord.

B. ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized educational agreement with the College for Lifelong Learning, Berlin, in the amount of $500.00 to enroll Christine Nicoletti, Word Processor Operator, in the course "Managerial Decision Making Seminar"

The next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for April 15, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. in Concord at the State House.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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