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April 2, 1997
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
April 2, 1997 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, with an amendment by Councilor Normand, voted to accept the minutes of the March 19, 1997 meeting. The amendment is that Item No. 25 should read as follows: The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter abstaining, following public hearing, ratified, confirmed and approved the findings set forth in the Report and Findings of Councilors Burton and Normand regarding the request of the N.H. Higher Educational and Health Facilities Authority to approve the application of the Hitchcock Clinic, Lebanon, to issue tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction and furnishing of a new ambulatory care facility in Manchester, along with the acquisition of capital equipment and certain capital improvements. Councilor Normand further requested that a letter from Rep. Louis D'Allesandro be placed on file with the Report and Findings. The Governor and Council also discussed that Councilors Burton and Normand would send a letter to the Trustees of the Lahey Hitchcock Clinic regarding public policy issues.

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 19, 1997 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:

Hillsborough County District No. 41
Daniel J. Healy, d, Manchester (366 Lake Avenue) 03103

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

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE
PAUL F. RACICOT, Laconia
Effective Upon Confirmation

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
DONALD B. COWETTE
TERM: February 9, 2001
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective April 2, 1997

JOSEPH A. DICKINSON, Concord
(Attorney)
TERM: March 17, 2001
Reappointment
Effective April 2, 1997

ROBERT J. KIRBY, Manchester
(Employer/Insurer)
TERM: February 13, 2001
Reappointment
Effective April 2, 1997

DENNIS TERAVAINEN, Hooksett
(Employer/Insurer)
TERM: February 13, 2001
Reappointment
Effective April 2, 1997

GEORGE T. WELLS, Derry
(Employer/Insurer)
TERM: February 9, 2001
Reappointment
Effective April 2, 1997

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
DR. GEORGE WRIGHTSON, Hollis
TERM: March 5, 2002
(Veterinarian)
Succeeding: Allen J. Tucker, Bedford
Effective April 2, 1997

The Governor nominated the following:

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER - DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
CAROL HOLAHAN, Concord
Reappointment
TERM: June 5, 2001
Effective: June 6, 1997

DIRECTOR/ DIV. OF PLANT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT -
DEPT. OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

ANTHONY B. URBAN, Berlin
Reappointment
TERM: May 1, 2001
Effective: May 2, 1997

BOARD OF HEARING CARE PROVIDERS
JANE FORREST, Rochester
(Otolaryngologist)
TERM: Two years from date
Effective: Upon Confirmation of confirmation

NORMAN FOURNIER, Manchester
(Hearing aid dealer)
TERM: Two years from date
Effective: Upon Confirmation of confirmation

BRADLEY M. LOWN, Portsmouth
(Public Member)
TERM: Two years from date
Effective: Upon Confirmation of confirmation

LAURA ROBERTSON, Belmont
(Audiologist)
TERM: Two years from date
Effective: Upon Confirmation of confirmation

KIRK CARNAHAN, Nashua
(Hearing aid dealer)
TERM: One year from date
Effective: Upon Confirmation of confirmation

CLAIRE CLARKE, Boscawen
(Public Member)
TERM: July 1, 2001
Effective Upon Confirmation

DANA R. FISKE, Portsmouth
(Audiologist)
TERM: Two years from date
Effective Upon Confirmation of confirmation

MARITAL MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION BOARD
ALAN CANTOR, Concord
(Attorney)
TERM: October 11, 1998
Succeeding: James Reams, Hampton
Effective Upon Confirmation

DEBORAH L. COFFIN, West Springfield
(Public Member)
TERM: April 10, 2000
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation

HELEN HONOROW, Nashua
(Public Member)
TERM: April 10, 2000
Vacancy
Effective Upon Confirmation

DONNA RAYCRAFT, Penacook
(Mental Health Professional)
TERM: April 10, 2000
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation

BOARD OF NURSING
MARGARET FRANCKHAUSER, Meredith
TERM: May 10, 2000
(ARNP)
Succeeding, Donna L. Cassidy, Concord
Effective: May 10, 1997

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENTS SYSTEM - BOARD OF TRUSTEES
JOSEPH G. MORRIS, Bedford
(Nominated by NH Education Association)
TERM: July 1, 1998
Reappointment
Effective: July 1, 1997

WILLIAM PERRON, Walpole
(Nominated by NH Education Association)
TERM: July 1, 1999
Reappointment
Effective: July 1, 1997

BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' HOME
TOM R. MURPHY, Manchester
(American Legion)
TERM: March 1, 2002
Succeeding: Charles G. Douglas III, Concord
Effective Upon Confirmation

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter authorized and held a Public Hearing with respect to the contract ("Capital Access Program: Lender Participation Agreement") with Key Bank. Action will authorize Resolutions under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12 and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and 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 Normand - yes
Councilor Streeter - yes.

LATE ITEM A BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized and held a Public hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. located in Nashua and Bedford. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - yes
Councilor Spaulding - yes
Councilor Griffin - yes
Councilor Normand - yes
Councilor Streeter - yeS

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD APRIL 2, 1997 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:30 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a water facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. in Nashua and Bedford 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, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Maurice Arel and Charles Staub of Pennichuck Water Works, Inc.. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Streeter introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A WATER FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR PENNICHUCK WATER WORKS, INC. " and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Griffin, Normand and Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s) none; and those voting against were Councilor(s) none. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack, Inc. of Concord for the period April 1, 1997 though March 31, 1998, the amount not to exceed $114,134.

#3 Authorized to enter into a contract with Rockingham Community Action Program, Inc. of Portsmouth for the period April 1, 1997 through March 31, 1998, the amount not to exceed $144,917.

#4 Authorized to enter into a contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc. of Dover for the period April 1, 1997 through March 31, 1998, the amount not to exceed $80,474.

#5 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc. of Manchester for the period April 1, 1997 through March 31, 1998, the amount not to exceed $194,234.

#6 Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. of Berlin for the period April 1, 1997 through March 31, 1998, the amount not to exceed $171,480.

#7 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Action Services, Inc. of Keene for the period April 1, 1997 through March 31, 1998, the amount not to exceed $96,022.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#8 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $31,404.72 from the quarterly repayments of the Economic Development loan to the Town of Rumney.

#9 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Gorham in the amount of $350,000.

#10 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Bethlehem in the amount of $97,000.

#11 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Concord in the amount of $242,000.

#12 Authorized to amend existing agreement with North Country Council, Bethlehem to increase the work tasks and the compensation in the amount of $10,109 to a new total $70,559.

#13 Authorized to amend the budget approved by Governor and Council August 28, 1996 item #7, Coastal Zone Management Program, by making adjustments as indicated in letter dated 4/2/97.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#14 Authorized to hold an "Emergency Planning Course" at Town & County Motor Inn, Shelburne, April 7-11, 1997 for a total not to exceed $7,500. sole source

#15 Authorized to hold a "State Emergency Response Commission Conference" at The Margate, Laconia, May 15, 1997 in the amount $9,929.13. sole source

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

#16 Authorized to accept $300,577 of additional revenue from Department of Health & Human in support of the New Heights Program.

#17 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to pay $2,493.97 to Johnson Controls, Inc, Manchester for services performed at Concord, Laconia and Portsmouth District Courts.

#18 Authorized to enter into lease agreement with the City of Franklin for office and courtroom space for the Franklin Dist. Court in the amount of $997.50 per month, retroactive to February 29, 1997.

#19 Authorized to enter into lease agreement extension with the Town of Hillsborough for the Hillsborough Dist. Court office and courtroom space in the amount of $863.50 per month, for the term of July 1, 1997 through June 30, 1998.

#20 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter an agreement with Schindler Elevator Corp., Walpole, MA to provide elevator maintenance to Rockingham Country Superior Court facility in the amount of $5,170. through January 11, 1998.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL
#21 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Normand, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with The Arc of New Hampshire, Inc, Concord for an amount not to exceed $20,000. for training, technical assistance, and project activities through March 31, 1998. sole source

STATUS OF WOMEN
#22 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and expend donations received in the amount of $1,300. to cover expenses of programs and events.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
#23 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the Property Appraisal Division to budget and expend $17,250.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized to accept and expend $12,500. from Federal Emergency Management Agency through December 31, 1997.

#25 Authorized to hold an "Executive Briefing on Terrorism" on April 9, 1997 at $1,047.93 and further Authorized a sole source contract with Robert Scofield in the amount of $806.86 to present the briefing.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#26 Authorized a salary increment of $2,462 to Assistant Attorney General Jane E. Young effective April 20, 1997.

#27 Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $567,513 from the US Dept. of Justice to December 31, 1998.

#28 Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $3,086,000 from the US Dept. of Justice to September 30, 1998.

#29 Authorized to accept a grant of $130,094.86 in federal funds from the US Dept. of Justice through September 30, 1997.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized to amend a contract with Scott Hempling, Attorney at Law by increasing contract price from $100,000. to an amount not to exceed $160,000 and extending termination date to December 31, 1997.

#31 Authorized to amend a contract with La Capra Assoc., Inc. from $175,000. to an amount not to exceed $225,000. and extending termination date to December 31, 1997.

#32 Authorized Blanket Approval for travel Out-of-State for more than one person for the fourth quarter FY97.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized request to adjust the estimated cost of Pharmacy consultants for FY 1997.

#34 Authorized to amend existing grant "PPO for Domestic Violence-Hillsborough County" awarded by Department of Justice.

#35 Authorized to amend existing grant "Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer" awarded by Department of Justice.

#36 Authorized to accept 8 PAAL II Personal Attack Alarms at a total value of $244. from Arthur Cochran, Londonderry.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
#37 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to extend leave of absence without pay for Charlotte Gullage for a period of three additional months or until July 3, 1997.

(Tabled Item #47 - March 19, 1997)

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove from the Table, and on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to authorized the Department of Employment Security to enter into a retroactive rental agreement with ISM Information Systems Management, Inc. in the amount of $8,800. for Choices CT software licenses at their local offices statewide.

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

#38 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds and related matching County funds through June 30, 1997.

#39 Authorized to amend the agreement between the Secretary of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Tilton.

#40 Authorized to amend the agreement with the University System by increasing the total contract price to $941,126 an increase of $12,000. through June 30, 1997.

#41 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $112,089 in federal Social Security Administration funds through June 30, 1997.

#42 Authorized Emergency Management to expend and Human Services to accept and expend additional State Fiscal Year 1997 funds of $9,181. through June 30, 1997.

#43 Authorized Health Management, Bureau of Special Medical Services to accept a donation valued at $495. from Ms. Jacqueline Loring.

#44 Authorized Health Management to enter an agreement with Drug Utilization Review Board to continue consultant services through June 30, 1998.

#45 Authorized Health Management to amend contract with Lamprey Health Care, Newmarket by extending completion date to March 31, 1997 effective retroactive to January 1, 1997 at no additional cost.

#46 Authorized Health Management to amend agreement with Franklin Regional Hospital, Franklin by increasing amount by $10,000 to $613,949. and extending through June 30, 1997.

#47 Authorized Glencliff Home for the Elderly to enter into a contract with Dean A. Stiles, Warren in an amount not to exceed $5,000. through June 30, 1999 for pastoral care.

#48 Authorized Glencliff Home for the Elderly to accept $100. from Donald and Miriam Shumway, Contoocook to deposit into Patient's Welfare Fund.

#49 Authorized Mental Health & Developmental Services to enter into an agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester amount not to exceed $75,000. retroactive to January 1, 1997 through December 31, 1997.

#50 Authorized Mental Health & Developmental Services to award one-time grant of $4,990. to Granite State AIDS Consortium, Concord through June 30, 1997. sole source

#51 Authorized Elderly and Adult Services to amend existing agreement with Governor's Office of Energy & Community Services by increasing amount by $50,000. to $110,500. through June 30, 1997.

VETERANS HOME
#52 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to accept additional revenues of $156,411 from US Dept. of Veterans Affairs and Members Excess Income.

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

#53 Authorized to accept $1,677. in Federal Aid in Wildlife Restoration Funds through June 30, 1997.

#54 Authorized to accept $2,000. in Federal Aid in Sportfish Restoration Funds.

#55 Authorized to accept $24,923 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve program and Authorized a contract with Carl H. Paulsen in the amount of $19,500 through August 31, 1997.

#56 Authorized to enter into a contract with Randolph Cates, Computer Animation and Design, Londonderry an amount not to exceed $5,000. through May 30, 1997.

#57 Authorized 3 Inland Fisheries personnel to travel to Massachusetts and/or Connecticut to attend up to six Connecticut River Technical Committee meetings through June 30, 1997.

#58 Authorized to reclassify a vacant full-time permanent Supervisor V position, labor grade 25 to a full-time permanent Biologist II position, labor grade 22.

#59 Not Used

#60 Authorized quarterly travel as needed to Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 Office in Hadley, MA through June 30, 1997.

#61 Authorized up to 4 Fisheries personnel to travel throughout the Northeast to pick up fish and/or fish eggs for use in hatcheries and stocking programs through June 30, 1997.

#62 Authorized up to 3 Inland Fisheries personnel to travel to Massachusetts to participate in the Cooperative Program to Restore Atlantic Salmon and American Shad to the Merrimack River through June 30, 1997.

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

#63 Authorized to award the White Mountains Attractions Assoc. and Meredith Chamber of Commerce grants under the Joint Promotional Program in the amount of $28,898. through June 30, 1997.

#64 Authorized Forests and Lands to increase the appropriation funds which were unexpended from a two year federal allotment in the amount of $18,092.32 through September 30, 1997.

#65 Authorized to transfer funds appropriated for capital projects as stated in letter dated April 2, 1997.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#66 Authorized to accept $66,056 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency through June 30, 1997.

#66A Authorized Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget $2,250,000. through June 30, 1997 for purposes of reimbursement to owners of facilities for oil discharge cleanup.

#66B Authorized the acceptance of the 1996 Annual Report of the Water Council.

#67 Authorized to accept $2,299,901 from the US Environmental Protection Agency and Authorized contract with Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. , Cambridge, MA in the amount of $1,030,044 through February 28, 1999 and also Authorized to enter a Memorandum of Understanding with US Geological Survey in the amount not to exceed $300,000 through December 31, 1998. sole source

#68 Authorized to accept $238,739 in federal funds from US Environmental Protection Agency through June 30, 1997.

#69 Authorized to expend $35,000 from State Dam Maintenance Fund for reconstruction and upgrading of Seaver Reservoir Dam in Harrisville through June 30, 1998.

#70 Authorized Water Division to enter into a contract for $7,100 with Luxury Lawns, Tilton for lawn maintenance services through December 31, 1997.

#71 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission for an amount not to exceed $8,887.75 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection project through March 1, 1998. sole source

#72 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission for an amount not to exceed $7,562.25 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection project through December 1, 1997. sole source

#73 Authorized pre-approved travel expenses up to $300. to reimburse student volunteers performing water analyses on water supply for Greenville Water Treatment Plan.

#73A Authorized approval of loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey in the amount of $400,000.

EDUCATION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#74 Authorized to accept and expend $7,000. to purchase a mid-size station wagon for the purpose of monitoring subrecipients and to provide training for subrecipients.

#75 Authorized to enter into a contract with Learning Innovations, Stoneham, MA to plan and deliver a comprehensive, professional development effort that addresses the major initiatives for an amount not to exceed $149,949 through June 30, 1998.

#76 Authorized to contract with George W. Tetler, Jr., Nashua to develop a NH Vocational Rehabilitation comprehensive Employer Relations Program for an amount not to exceed $12,000. through September 30, 1997.

#77 Authorized to increase grant to Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua by $2,120. to $188,574. through June 30, 1997.

#78 Authorized to amend contract with Porter McGee Public Relations, Manchester by increasing amount by $4,080. to $26,105.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL
#79 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,177. to send the DRE state coordinator and a DRE instructor to the Annual DRE Instructor/Coordinator Training Seminar in Buffalo, NY.

TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#80 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Tilton in the amount of $1,357,479. for pavement rehabilitation, NH Rt. 125, Kingston, NH Rt. 121A, Plaistow, NH Rt. 9, Barrington and NH Rt. 125, Rochester.

#81 Authorized contract with DeLucca Fence Co., Inc., Methuen, MA in the amount of $302,023. for removal and replacement of existing beam guardrail and (primary) "F" terminal units.

#82 Authorized contract with Severino Trucking, Co., Inc., Candia in the amount of $2,629,862.15 for reconstruction of the existing NH Rt. 101 approx. one and one tenth mile west of intersection of Beede Rd. to a point approx. nine tenths mile east of Beede Rd.

#83 Authorized contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry in the amount of $2,732,602.51 for replacement of the I-93 northbound bridge over North Lowell Rd. and realignment of the I-93 NB barrel.

#84 Authorized contract with Floyd Construction Co., Inc., Manchester in the amount of $70,018. for the purpose of ADA Compliance Renovations, NH Humanities Council & Historical Resources Bldg., Concord.

#85 Authorized contract with R.M. Piper, Inc., Plymouth in the amount of $602,275.64 for bridge rehabilitation, widening and safety work on Br. No. 112/098, Packers Falls Rd. over the Piscassic River.

#86 Authorized contract with Al Melanson Co., Inc., Keene in the amount of $26,970. for reroofing Milford Troop "B" Barracks, Milford.

#87 Authorized contract with Lee F. Carroll, Electrical Consultants, Gorham in the amount not to exceed $50,000. for engineering design and construction documents.

#88 Authorized contract with Przekaza Design Assoc., Goffstown in the amount not to exceed $50,000. for architectural design and construction documents.

#89 Authorized a professional services agreement with Keane, Inc., Bedford in the amount of $220,000.

#90 Authorized contract with Costello, Lomasney & de Napoli, Inc., Manchester in the amount of $273,640. for engineering consulting services for final design phase of realigning, widening and reconstruction High St. (NH Rt. 9 & 16-A, in Somersworth). sole source

#91 Authorized contract with Hazmateam, Inc., Hudson in the amount of $3,300. for training on June 18-19, 1997. sole source

#92 Authorized out of state travel for the period of April through June, 1997 for personnel to leave the state in the performance of their normal duties.

#93 Authorized out of state travel for the period of April through June, 1997 for two employees to conduct audits required on federal aid projects.

#94 Authorized contemplated Award List for the period February 25, 1997 through March 14, 1997.

SAFETY
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#95 Authorized agreement with NH Technical Institute to provide classroom space and a paved parking lot through June 20, 1999 and shall not exceed $45,725. sole source

#96 Authorized to reclassify vacant position, Counter Clerk II, salary grade 8, to Technical Support Specialist III, salary grade 28.

#97 Authorized to reclassify vacant position, Counter Clerk I, salary grade 6, to Management Information Systems Analyst/Programmer I, Labor Grade 25.

(Tabled Item No. 137 - March 19, 1997)

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove from the Table, and on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, voted to approve the renewal of lease agreement of the Department of Safety with Debra Cheney for office space in Laconia for March 1, 1997 through February 28, 1998 at an annual rent of $7,521.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
(Tabled Item No. 143 - March 19, 1997)

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, voted to remove from the Table, and on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, approved the request of Kurt Dietzer to construct a breakwater, a cantilevered dock and a seasonal dock on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#98 TUITION REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

A. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay the College for Life Long Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $548.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pamela Bartlett, Coordinator, in the course entitled "Fundamentals of Math".

B. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the College for Life Long Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $548.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Towle, Case Technician, in the course entitled "Society and the Individual".

C. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $638.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Martha Bradley, Health Promotion Advisor, in the course entitled "Fiscal Management".

D. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission to pay College for Life Long Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $316.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Parisi, Program Coordinator, in the courses entitled "Issues In Women's Health" and "Perspectives on Human Personality".

E. SWEEPSTAKES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $438.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa White, Field Representative, in the course entitled "Marketing Research".

F. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay MacIntosh College, Dover, NH, the sum of $375.00, for the sole purpose of enrolling Richard Rooks, Highway Maintainer I, in the course entitled "Accounting I", and "Systems Analysis".

#99 TRAVEL REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for

  • Mary Gillette, Professor,
  • Patricia Klien, Professor,
  • Ellen Dokton, Professor and
  • Jane Cook, Professor, or designee, to travel to Albany, NY, on April 6 - 8, to attend the New York College Learning Skills Association Symposium on Developmental Education. Total Cost: $2,095.05. Source of Funds: 44% Federal Funds and 56% State Funds.
  • B. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for

  • Edda Cantor, Assistant Commissioner,
  • Jane Coplan, Superintendent,
  • Zelda Zeimer, Lieutenant,
  • Anthony Kingsbury, Sergeant,
  • Dennis Lacerte, Sergeant,
  • Lorraine Lavoie, Sergeant,
  • John Sanfilippo, Superintendent,
  • Kristina Toth, Sergeant,
  • John Fouts, Sergeant,
  • Kimberly Stead, Sergeant,
  • Ross Cunningham, Sergeant,
  • Andrea Goldberg, Administrator,
  • Matt Moyer, Sergeant,
  • Susan Grimaldi, Sergeant,
  • Christine Cook, Counselor,
  • Don McGill, Lieutenant,
  • Tara Gorski, Sergeant,
  • Nikko Lavoie, Correctional Officer,
  • Carol Cochrane, Probation/Parole Officer and
  • Rita Fournier, Sergeant, or designee, to travel to New Braintree, MA, on April 30, to May 2, 1997, to attend the Northeast Region Workshop on Managing Incarcerated Women. Total Cost: $1,200.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.
  • C. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for

  • John Robinson, Captain,
  • Joseph Bourgeois, Lieutenant,
  • John Minnon, Sergeant,
  • Robert Thyng, Sergeant,
  • Ross Cunningham, Sergeant,
  • Philip O'Brien, Corporal,
  • Marvin Preston, Corporal
  • Thomas Gleason, Corporal
  • Thomas Casey, Corporal,
  • Deborah St. Laurent, Correctional Officer,
  • Kenneth Gorski, Correctional Officer,
  • Barbara Ault, Correctional Officer,
  • Keith Saunder, Corporal
  • Brian Baxter, Corporal,
  • Keith Phelps, Counselor,
  • Gilbert Wilkins, Correctional Officer, or designee, to travel to Norfolk, MA, on May 5, 1997, to attend the Annual Memorial Service. THERE WILL BE NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE STATE, TRAVEL WILL BE IN STATE VEHICLE.
  • D. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Joseph Panarello, Administrator, and Theiman Ackerson, Program Coordinator, or designee, to travel to New Orleans, LA, on April 22 - 25, 1997, to attend the National Corrections Conference on Substance Abuse Testing. Expenses will be paid directly by US DOT Federal Funds.

    E. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Paul Leather, Director, and Russell Day, Administrator, or designee, to Bethedsa, MD, on April 6 -9, 1997, to attend the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Spring Conference. Total Cost: $2,569.84. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for

  • David Lamb, Coordinator,
  • Pamela Bartlett, Coordinator,
  • Michael Rossi, and
  • David Ramsey, Program Operators, to travel to Atlantic City, NJ, on April 13 - 16, 1997, to attend the Bi-regional Conference, ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $815.90 IS REQUESTED for Pamela Bartlett AND ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $652.40 IS REQUESTED FOR Michael Rossi and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $652.40 IS REQUESTED FOR David Ramsey. Total Cost $2,120.00. Source of Funds: 100% Vending Stand Set-Aside account.
  • G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Art Ellison, Administrator, and Dorothy Oliver, Consultant, or designee, to travel to South Deerfield, MA, on April 4 - 6, 1997, to attend the Literacy Theater workshop. Total Cost: $110.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    H. ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES - Requests permission for John Hamilton, Deputy Director, and Regina Lamprey, Program Manager, or designee to travel to Rockland, ME, on May 4 - 7, 1997, to attend the New England Community Action Association Spring Conference. Total Cost: $1,467.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    I. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Patricia Bickford, Administrator, and Scott Gently, MIS Programmer, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on April 8 - 10, 1997, to attend the Electronic Data Interchange. Total Cost: $1,848.00. Source of Funds: 50% Federal Funds and 50% Lab Fees.

    J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for George Neill, Engineer, and Joseph Ducharme, Jr., Engineer, or designee, to travel to Providence, RI, on April 23 - 25, 1997, to attend the Region I Wastewater Operator Training Conference. Total Cost: $553.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Steve Doyon, Administrator, and Ridge Mauck, Engineer, or designee, to travel to Lakewood, CO, on April 20 - 25, 1997, to attend the Embankment Dams Conference. Total Cost: $4,983.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

    L. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Stephanie Moses, Coordinator, and Natalie Landry, Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, to attend the National Conference on Enhancing the States' Lake Management Programs. Total Cost: $710.00. Source of Funds: 86% General Funds and 14% Federal Funds.

    M. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for

  • Peter Wellenberger, Research Res.,
  • James DiStefano, Chief,
  • John Lanier, Biologist,
  • Karen Bordeau, Biologist, and
  • Charles Bridges, Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Fairlee, VT, on April 11 - 12, 1997, to attend the NH - VT Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Conference. Total Cost $310.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish & Game Funds.
  • N. PHARMACY COMMISSION - Requests permission for Frank Case, Commissioner and Paul Boisseau, Executive Secretary, or designee, to travel to San Diego, CA, on May 16 - 21, 1997, to attend the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy. Total Cost: $1,334.35. Source of Funds:

    O. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Requests permission for Bruce Ellsworth, Commissioner, and Thomas Frantz, Chief, or designee, to travel to Houston TX, on April 5 - 8, 1997, to attend the National Conference on Environmental Strategies in Restructured Electric Industry. Total Cost: $2,055. Source of Funds: 100% Utility Funds.

    P. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - CONSUMER ADVOCATE - Requests permission for Michael Holmes and James Anderson, Consumer Advocates, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, to attend the Third Annual Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Public Utility, Communication and Transportation Law. Total Cost: $2,402.00. Source of Funds: 100% Utility Assessment Funds.

    Q. RESOURCES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for

  • James Freeman, Engineer,
  • John Morse, Mechanic,
  • Steve Jacques, Mechanic, and
  • Bill Waddell, Electrician, or designee, to travel to Barrington, MA, on April 22 - 24, 1997, to attend the Lift Maintenance Seminar. Total Cost: $825.00. Source of Funds: 100% Ski Area Income.
  • R. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Corporal David Parenteau, or designee, to travel to Sea Girt, NJ, on June 8 - 14, 1997 to attend the Fourth Annual Homicide Investigation Seminar. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $425.00 IS REQUESTED for Corporal David Parenteau. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300 mile radius by State vehicle. Total Cost: $445.00. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

    S. SAFETY - Requests permission to amend previously approved item # 140 - X for Ann Cote and Audrey Martel, Road Toll Auditors, or designee, to travel to Cornish, ME, on April 14 - 18, 1997, to perform Motor Fuel, Oil Pollution, User of Fuel Audits. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $450.00 IS REQUESTED for Ann Cote and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE IS REQUESTED FOR Audrey Martel. Total Cost: $900.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    T. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Corporal Russell Conte and State Police Trooper Michael Ranhoff, or designee, to travel to New Braintree, MA, on April 7 - 11, 1997, to attend the Basic Homicide Investigators Course. Total Cost: $270.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway Funds and 19% Turnpike Funds.

    U. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Corporals

  • George Brown,
  • Gary Wood,
  • Brian Chase, and
  • Jeffery Gagnon, or designee, to travel to Waterville, ME, on April 14 - 25, 1997 to attend the 69th NESPAC NCO Academy. Total Cost $560.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway Funds and 19% Turnpike Funds.
  • V. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Corporal Andrew Parsons, and State Police Trooper Peter Merkes, or designees, to travel to Jericho, VT, on May 12 - 16, 1997, to attend the Project North Star Counterdrug Explosives and Booby Trap Course. Total Cost: $650.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway Funds and 19% Turnpike Funds.

    W. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Sergeant Christopher Colitti and State Police Corporal Patrick Poirier, or designee, to Chesterfield, VA, on May 18 - 23, 1997, to attend Advanced Tactical and Hostage Rescue. Total Cost: $1,725.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway Funds and 19% Turnpike Funds.

    X. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Leon Kenison, Commissioner and Carol Murray, Asst. Commissioner to travel to Des Moines, IA, on April 25 - 29, 1997, to attend the AASHTO Series of Spring Meetings. Total Cost: $2,870.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    Y. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for David Miniutti, Richard Lalumiere, Concrete Plant Inspectors and Chris Hawkins, Technician, or designee, to travel to Worcester, MA, on April 7 -9, 1997, to attend the PCI Certification Program and Test. Total Cost: $1,89.00. Source of Funds: 85% Federal Funds and 15% Highway Funds.

    LATE ITEMS

    A. BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY - see after Item No. 1

    B. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
    The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter authorized amending an existing contract with Benson and Tasker, Ltd. of Concord by increasing the existing work order by $150,000., so that the total amount does not exceed $250,000. The increase will allow for payment of latent asbestos abatement work which appeared during execution of renovations to the Brown Building, New Hampshire Hospital Campus.

    C. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
    The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the list of Governor and Executive Council meeting dates for May through August 1997 as follows:

    MAY

  • Wednesday, May 14, 1997 (10:00 a.m.) State House
  • Wednesday, May 28, 1997 (10:00 a.m.) Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth
  • JUNE

  • Wednesday, June 11, 1997 (10:00 a.m.) State House
  • Wednesday, June 25, 1997 (10:00 a.m.) State House
  • JULY

  • Friday, July 18, 1997 (10:00 a.m.) Memorial Junior High School, Hooksett
  • AUGUST

  • Wednesday, August 6, 1997 (2:00 p.m.) State House
  • Wednesday, August 20, 1997 (10:00 a.m.) State House
  • D. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES br>The Governor and Executive Council, on a roll call vote, DENIED the request for refinancing of existing indebtedness with the Trustees of The Catholic Medical Center and Elliot Hospital of the City of Manchester as requested of Councilor James A. Norman in his Supplemental Report and Findings submitted to the Governor and Executive Council. The roll call vote was as follows:
    Councilor Burton - no;
    Councilor Spaulding - no;
    Councilor Griffin - no;
    Councilor Normand - abstain;
    Councilor Streeter - no.

    The Governor set the date for the next regular meeting of the Governor and Executive Council for 10:00 a.m. on April 23, 1997 at the Northfield Activity Center at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge.

    The Honorable Board then adjourned.

     

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