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April 7, 1999
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
April 7,1999
10:30 a.m.
#8

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of March 24, 1999.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the March 24, 1999 meeting.

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

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

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
James Kruse, Contoocook
Attorney
Effective: Upon confirmation
Reason: Personal

MOUNT WASHINGTON COMMISSION
Stephen E. Powell, Jackson
Effective: Upon confirmation
Reason: Personal

The Governor nominated the following:

DIVISION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Susan E. Lynch, M.D., Hopkinton
Merrimack County
Succeeding: Patricia Edwards, Concord
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2000

BOARD OF ENGINEERS
Kenneth W. Malcolm, Hampton
Public Member
Succeeding: Nancy Kinner, Durham (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 21, 2001

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD
Robert J. Moses, Concord
Health Care Insurer
Succeeding: Joseph Marcille, Concord (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 19, 2002

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Masood Samii, Ph.D., Merrimack
Rep. of Academic Community
Succeeding: Orrin Laferte, Manchester
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Serves at the pleasure of Governor and Council

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Donald Clarke, Claremont
Member of Fish & Game Commission
Succeeding: George Disnard, Claremont (resigned from Fish & Game Commission)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 22, 2000

DIVISION OF LIBRARIES DIRECTOR
Michael York, Goffstown
Nominated by Commissioner
Succeeding: Kendall Wiggin, New Boston (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group N, Step 4 - $57,776
TERM: February 12, 2002

MOUNT WASHINGTON COMMISSION
Paul H. Ingersoll, Sr., Berlin
Succeeding: Stephen E. Powell, Jackson (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 2, 2004

STATE RADIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Edward J. Farmlett, M.D., Laconia
Medical
Succeeding: Kenneth DeHart, M.D., Laconia (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 14, 1999

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PODIATRISTS
Hal B. Goolman, DPM, Lancaster
Succeeding: John Hammond, Wolfeboro (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 27, 2004

BOARD OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Rita A. Kirk, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: March 4, 2002

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Tracy Nudd, Warner
Succeeding: Frances Laurent, Westmoreland (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 20, 1999

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

DIVISION OF THE ARTS DIRECTOR
Rebecca L. Lawrence, Concord
Nominated by the Commissioner
Reappointment
Effective: April 7, 1999
Salary: Group K, Max, $47, 433
TERM: March 11, 2003

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Michael P. King, Goffstown
Attorney
Succeeding: Timothy Sullivan, New Boston
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: February 13, 2003

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
John F. Page, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: January 2, 2002

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM COMMISSION
Francis J. Haines, Jr., North Sutton
Pursuant to 1998 Chapter Law 33
Vacancy
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: April 7, 2001

MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
Cynthia Cooper, MD, Durham
Reappointment
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: December 3, 2001

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE
Wassfy M. Hanna, MD, Rye
Reappointment
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: April 21, 2004

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION
Robert S. Fennerty, Bow
Reappointment
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: April 9, 2002

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION
Katharine Eneguess, Peterborough
Employers
Reappointment
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: March 26, 2002

Robert E. Martel, Dunbarton
Employers
Succeeding: James Casey, Dover
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: March 26, 2002

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Marie Metoyer, MD, Manchester
Succeeding: Louise Ashooh, Manchester
Effective: April 7, 1999
TERM: October 20, 2001

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 FAILED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, FAILED to approve the request to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Brewster Academy located in Wolfeboro, NH. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - No: Councilor Colantuono - No: Councilor Streeter - No. EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD APRIL 7, 1999 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Brewster Academy, a tax-exempt organization described in Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (the "Borrower") in Wolfeboro 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 Robert Simoneau, Business Manager of the Borrower. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR BREWSTER ACADEMY IN WOLFEBORO, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton and Councilor Spaulding; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were: Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, and Councilor Streeter. The Governor declared that the resolution was defeated.

#2 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the contract ("Capital Access Program: Lender Participation Agreement") with Merrimack County Savings 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 Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON APRIL 7,1999 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the proposed contract entitled "Capital Access Program : Lender Participation Agreement" with the following bank: Merrimack County Savings Bank and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed execution of the agreement. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the proposed contract. 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 APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED 'CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM : LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT' OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY THE MERRIMACK COUNTY SAVINGS BANK" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Colantuono. There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor 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 APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED "CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM: LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT" OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY MERRIMACK COUNTY SAVINGS BANK

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have previously, upon recommendation of the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority"), approved the Authority's standard contract entitled "CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM: LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT" (the "Standard Contract") by resolution dated September 2, 1992 (the "Approving Resolution"); and

WHEREAS, at the time of such approval of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council made, upon recommendation of the Authority, certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the approval of the Standard Contract, which findings and determinations are stated in the Approving Resolution;

WHEREAS, in the Approving Resolution, the Governor and Council authorized the Authority to take necessary and appropriate steps to cause the execution of the Standard Contract with qualifying State banking institutions; and

WHEREAS, acting pursuant to the direction of the Authority, the Executive Director of the Authority has received interest from Merrimack County Savings Bank (the "Specific Bank") to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Authority's Capital Access Program through such execution; and

WHEREAS, the Executive Director of the Authority has examined such information as he has deemed necessary and appropriate and has determined that the Specific Bank is a duly organized bank or trust company authorized to make loans and accept deposits in the State of New Hampshire and accordingly is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Capital Access Program;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed execution of the Standard Contract which they have requested;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

Findings and Determinations. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and assuming (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council hereby find:

(a) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

(b) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(c) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract 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.

(d) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

(e) Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that a the Specific Bank participating under the terms of such Standard Contract makes only loans which meet the requirements of RSA 162-A:12, IV.

(f) The Standard Contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, III.

(g) Reasonable precautions have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to any reserve fund which is established under the terms of the proposed Standard Contract.

(h) The Specific Bank is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and to participate under the terms of such Standard Contract and the applicable provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A.

Approval. Subject to (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an authorized officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council approve the proposed execution of the Standard Contract by the Authority and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to April 7,1999.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Northern Forest Heritage Park, 961 Main Street, Berlin, NH the amount of $93,667 through December 31, 1999. This Federal Highway Administration grant will enable Northern Forest Heritage Park to enhance and expand the existing parking facilities, and improve pedestrian access to the Northern Forest Heritage Park.

#4 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with Cheshire County, NH, [initially approved on August 12, 1998 (Item #11)], by increasing the price limitation by $475,000 for a new total of $975,000.

#5 Authorized to RETORACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, NH [initially approved on October 23, 1996 (Late Item #C)], to extend the time period an additional three years from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2002 and to extend the loan agreement by $150,000 from $200,000 for a new total of $350,000.00.

#6 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Raymond, NH [initially approved on September 18, 1996, (Item #12), by extending the completion date from December 31, 1998 to August 31, 1999. No additional state of federal funds are required by this action.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#7 Authorized to accept and expend funds from the Alliance to Save Energy, a not-for-profit corporation, in the amount of $20,000, through December 31, 2000.

#8 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds available from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $20,000 which is available from their Federal Fiscal Year 1999 allocation.

#9 Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Sustainable Energy Association to become a co-sponsor of the first annual Northeast Regional Conference on Electric Vehicles and Solar Electric Technology for elementary through post-secondary educators, and middle school through post-secondary students to be held in Concord in the fall of 1999 in an amount not to exceed $15,000.

#10 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Lutheran Social Services of New England, 85 Manchester St., Building #2, Concord, NH to provide refugee services through September 30, 1999.

#11 Authorized out-of-state travel throughout the New England area through June 30, 1999 to attend regional meetings and training convened by the Department of Energy, Boston Regional Support Office, and New England regional meetings held in conjunction with the Community Services Block Grant.

OFFICE OF ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#12 Authorized the confirmation of Major Ralph P. Ergas, 263 N. Bay Street, Manchester, NH to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#13 Authorized the confirmation Lieutenant Colonel Kevin J. Crowley, 291 Ray Street, Manchester, NH to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#14 Authorized to accept material donations in the estimated amount of $1,180.00 for the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as listed on the attachment of letter of March 24, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#15 Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with Diggins & ROSE, Inc., Hudson, NH in the amount of $88,950 for office furniture and equipment relocation services. The term of this contract shall commence on April 7, 1999 and end on May 16, 1999.

#16 Authorized Division of Personnel to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Technical College System for the period of September 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 in the amount not to exceed $45,000.

#17 Authorized approval of the quarterly revised schedule and state report of Capital Budget Projects authorized under Chapter 309, Laws of 1995; Chapters 310, 190 and 235 Laws of 1996; Chapter 349, Laws of 1997 and Chapter 223 and 226, Laws of 1998.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $6,763.69 as indicated in letter of March 25, 1999.

#19 Authorized the request for the award of a state guarantee for temporary, tax anticipation note borrowing for the Town of Sanbornton in accordance with Chapter One of the Laws of 1999. The guarantee is in the amount of $400,830. The State Treasurer will execute the guarantee of principal and interest on this amount.

#19A Authorized request for the award of a state guarantee for temporary, tax anticipation note borrowing for the Town of Tamworth in accordance with Chapter One of the Laws of 1999. The guarantee is in the amount of $326,611. The State Treasurer will execute the guarantee of principal and interest on this amount.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#20 Authorized the reappointment of Jennifer B. Gavilondo (Position #9U056, Appropriation #010-020-2610-013-0100) as an Assistant Attorney General, for a term ending October 31, 2003.

#21 Authorized the Department of Justice to enter into grants from the period of Governor and Council approval to September 30, 2000 and, further, to authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber same as listed in letter of March 24, 1999.

#22 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to DENY the petition of Dennis J. Matusewicz requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Operating After Certification as a Habitual Offender. Pursuant to RSA 651:5, Mr. Matusewica is not eligible for an annulment.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#22A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized an AMENDMENT in the amount of $20,000.00 to a contract with Digital Equipment Corporation, 131 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA for the sole purpose of adding an additional requirement to the existing contract. The original contract was approved by Governor and Council on September 19, 1998, page 17-17, Item #: 67B, CE 330809, Line 02. Further resolve that the Commissioner of Administrative Services be authorized to amend Block 1.8 by $20,000.00 increasing the Price Limitation to $496,144.00.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSON

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized the Commission to grant Barclay Jackson, Hearings Examiner, a leave absence without pay from May 1, 1999 to October 1, 1999.

#24 Authorized the Commission to accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $345.00 for travel related expenses. Commissioner Nancy Brockway will be traveling to the Regulatory Assistance Project to participate in a Peer to Peer Seminar on the Regulation of Electric Distribution Utilities in Portland, ME, with the cost of travel expenses paid for by The Regulatory Assistance Project.

#25 Authorized the Commission to accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $500.00 for travel related expenses. Commissioner Brockway will be traveling to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Conference in Dallas, TX with a portion of the cost of transportation and lodging paid for by NARUC.

#26 Authorized the Commission to accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $490.00 for travel related expenses. Commissioner Brockway will be traveling to the New York State Community Action Association, Low Income Forum on Energy in Albany, NY, with the cost of all travel expenses paid for by the NYSCA.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#27 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to budget and expend funds brought forward from prior year funds in the amount of $510.00.

JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#27A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to RETROACTIVELY approve the contract between the Joint Board and National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES). The effective date of the contract is retroactive to April 1, 1999 through March 31, 2002 for the preparation and scoring of the National Engineering and Land Surveyors examinations. The cost of the examinations depends on the number of examinees. The price limitation of the contract is $75,000 for three years. SOLE SOURCE

BANKING DEPARTMENT

#28 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized request for the Bank Commissioner and his staff to attend impromptu-out-of-state meetings and consultations with state and federal regulators in the general supervision of state-chartered bands and licensed lenders for the period April 7, 1999 through June 30, 1999. HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#29 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend additional federal Section 157 Incentive Grant funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the amount of $43,700 through September 30, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#30 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized the reclassification of position number 10993, Account Clerk II, Labor Grade 6-4 to a Secretary II, Labor Grade 8-0.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized to expend Federal Funds in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00 annually for each of 13 NHES local Job and Information Centers in NHES offices statewide, and the NHES administrative offices, from July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2001 for employer seminars, training seminars, informational meetings, technology meetings, job fair and expo meetings, award ceremonies, legislative meetings, inter-agency meetings and workforce development board meetings.

#32 Authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with Pelletier's Cleaning Service, in the amount of $7,200.00 annually through June 30, 2002 to provide janitorial services for the NHES's Portsmouth local office.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized to accept and expend a Specialized Training Grant in the amount of $500.00 from the NH Police Standards and Training Council to allow 2 employees to attend a seminar in April, 1999 that deals with the increased responsibilities facing security managers.

#34 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized to accept a donation of books on the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights valued at $385 which was received from Holly Fazzino, Law-Related Education Coordinator at the New Hampshire Bar Association, 112 Pleasant Street, Concord, New Hampshire.

#35 Authorized the Department to add Anthony M. Boschetti, D.M.D., 201 Salem Street, Reading, MA to the list of Dental Consultants for Fiscal year 1999.

#36 Authorized the Department to revise the estimated costs of Pharmacy Consultants for FY 1999 in accordance with the list attached to letter of March 25, 1999, which reflects the current needs.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#37 Authorized request of an exemption to administrative rule Adm 607.03(c) to enable Division of Parks and Recreation to increase the Division's fleet by two, by retaining vehicles scheduled for replacement.

#38 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into an agreement with Matthew H. Woodson, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $40,000.00 through June 30, 1999 for film location scouting services.

#39 Authorized Design, Development, and Maintenance to enter into an agreement with Pickering Marine, Portsmouth, NH for the construction and installation of 95 feet of new ADA compliant wooden walkway floats at the Portsmouth Fish Pier, Portsmouth, NH.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilors Griffin and Spaulding voting NO, authorized to accept a $6,000.00 donation from the Meredith Rotary Club to be deposited into the Fisheries Donation Account.

#41 Authorized to grant a slope easement to the Town of Weare at the Perkins Pond Wildlife Management Area, Weare, New Hampshire for construction of a bridge replacement project.

#42 Authorized up to four Inland Fisheries Division personnel (Carleton Auer, Biological Aide; Robert Fawcett, Supervisor of Hatcheries; Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist; Jay Hendee, Hatchery Biologist; or their designees) to travel throughout the Northeast to pick up fish and/or fish eggs for use in hatcheries and stocking programs through June 30, 1999.

#43 Authorized up to two Inland Fisheries Division personnel (Steve Wheeler, Fisheries Biologist; Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist or their designees) to travel to Maine to attend up to three Saco River Anadromous Coordination Committee meetings through June 30, 1999.

#44 Authorized up to three Inland Fisheries Division personnel (Duncan McInnes, Inland Fisheries programs Administrator; Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist; Ken Sprankle, Fisheries Biologist; or their designees) to travel to Massachusetts and/or Connecticut to attend up to six Connecticut River Technical Committee or special Connecticut River meetings through June 30, 1999.

#45 Authorized up to three Inland Fisheries Division personnel (Duncan McInnes, Inland Fisheries Programs Administrator, Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist; Carleton Auer, Biological Aide; or their designees) to travel to Massachusetts to participate in the Cooperative Program to Restore Atlantic Salmon and American Shad to the Merrimack River through June 30, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF EVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#46 Authorized an exemption from Adm. 305.05 requiring standard identification of all state vehicles so as to allow the Waste Management Division to operate ES 105 without state decals for the period ending June 30, 2001.

#47 Authorized Waste Management Division to assign ES 96 to the Division's Environmental Response Unit on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis under the provisions of Admin. 305.02(c)(4) through June 30, 2001. The vehicle will be assigned to Michael E. Galuska or an alternate to be name by the Commissioner.

#48 Authorized Waste Management Division blanket approval for out-of-state travel for two Special Investigations Section staff members through June 30, 2000. The travel would be limited to New England States and the staff members would utilize a State vehicle.

#49 Authorized to accept $40,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through September 30, 1999.

#50 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a contract with Franklin Environmental Services, Inc., 185 Industrial Road, Wrentham, Massachusetts in the amount if $649,073 through June 30, 1999 for the purpose of removing non-compliant underground petroleum storage tank systems at selected sites, as Authorized by RSA 146-A:11-a, III (f).

#51 Authorized Water Division to enter into an agreement with Frank J. Pescinski d/b/a Pescinski Painting, RRI, Box 170, Hill, New Hampshire in an amount not to exceed $78,431.00 for sandblasting and painting services as specified in letter of March 19, 1999.

#52 Authorized to enter into a contract with LifeWise Community Projects, Inc., 124 Glade Path, Hampton, NH in the amount of $15,000.00, effective upon Governor & Council approval, to complete a project to protect active sources of public drinking water from contamination.

#53 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Keene for an amount not to exceed $12,458.75 through December 16, 1999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#54 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal for an amount not to exceed $5,382.00 through December 2, 1999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#55 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Dover in an amount not to exceed $7,974.00 through October 21, 1999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#56 Authorized State Grants under the provisions of RSA 486L1, III to the towns and in the amounts as indicated in letter of March 10, 1999. Work is in progress or has been completed on the projects.

#57 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement between the Department and the Town of Lisbon in the principal amount of $324,464.77 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council.

#58 Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Rock House Mountain Property Owners Association in the amount of $56,581.10 and related documents substantially in the form presented, under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 contingent upon the execution of the documentation outlined on the closing agenda attached to letter of March 23, 1999.

#59 Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Tilton and Northfield Aqueduct Company in the principal amount of $1,230,000 and related documents substantially in the form presented, under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 contingent upon the execution of the documentation outlined on the closing agenda attached to letter of March 23, 1999.

#60 Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Hanover Water Works Company in the amount of $4,035,000 and related documents substantially in the form presented, under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 contingent upon the execution of the documentation outlined on the closing agenda attached to letter of March 23, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#61 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Family Assistance to enter into an agreement with Familystrength, Concord, NH in the amount of $319,506.00 through June 30, 2000. The purpose of the agreement is to provide employment preparation activities under the New Hampshire Employment Program.

#62 Authorized the Office of Community & Public Health, Special Medical Services Bureau, to accept a monetary donation of $125 received by the Special Medical Services Bureau's Catastrophic Illness Program in memory of Robert Jacobs, Woodsville, NH.

#63 Authorized the Office of Community & Public Health, Special Medical Services Bureau, to AMEND the existing contract with Upper Valley Support Group, Inc., Lebanon, NH [initially approved on July 25, 1997 (Item #224)], by increasing the price limitation by $1,978 from $14,338 to $16,316 through June 30, 1999.

#64 Authorized the Office of Community & Public Health, Special Medical Services Bureau, to AMEND an existing contract with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH [initially approved on May 28, 1997 (Item #89)], by increasing the price limitation by $3,680 from $97,624 to $101,304 for SFY'99, through June 30, 1999.

#65 Authorized the Office of Health Management, Special Medical Services Bureau, to AMEND the existing contract with Southeastern Regional Education Services Center, Derry, NH [initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #85)], by increasing the price limitation by $8,844 from $33, 916 to $42,760 for SFY'99 through June 30, 1999.

#66 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to accept and expend $6,100.00 of Alcohol Education Program Funds through June 30, 1999.

#67 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to RETOACTIVELY enter into an Agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., 30 Exchange Street, Berlin, NH in an amount not exceed $73,600.00. This amount represents an award effective retroactive to January 1, 1999, through December 31, 1999.

#68 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to AMEND an existing agreement with New Hampshire Teen Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc., PO Box 951, Concord, NH [initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #109) and amended on November 18, 1998 (Item #90)], by increasing the price limitation in paragraph 1.8 by $34,894.00 from $147,659.00 to $182,533.00, through June 30, 1999.

#69 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with The American Youth Foundation of New Hampshire, 147 Canaan Road, Ossipee, NH in an amount not to exceed $1,870.00 through April 11, 1999. The purpose of this request is to provide training entitled "The Challenge Course Facilitators Training" on April 10 and 11, 1999.

#70 Authorized the Division of Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY award a grant in the amount of $30,000 to New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Manchester, NH through August 31, 1999 to establish a Senior Citizens Law Project Hotline.

#71 Authorized the Division of Elderly and Adult Services to AMEND an existing agreement with Merrimack County Nursing Home, Boscawan, New Hampshire [initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #118)], effective retroactive to May 1, 1998, to provide Long Term Care Assessment and Counseling services to Medicaid applicants to nursing facilities in Merrimack County, by increasing the amount by $27,000.00 from $27,000.00 to $54,000.00, and extend the termination date to April 30, 2000.

#72 Authorized the State Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators to expend $651.25 in examination fees as defined in RSA 332-G:2, "gives authority to boards and commissions to expend examination fees collected for examinations, related services, and supplies as long as fees charges to applicants are equivalent to 125% of direct expense of the examination."

#73 Authorized the Office of Community and Public Health seeks to reclassify position 14786 from a Chief, Bureau of Vital Records, salary grade 27, to an Information Technology Manager I, salary grade 27. This position is currently vacant.

#74 Authorized the Office of Program Support seeks to reclassify position 30902 from Medical Typist I, salary grade 6 to Program Specialist III, salary grade 22. The position is currently vacant.

#75 Authorized the Department as administrator of the Social Security Program, to AMEND the agreement between the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Gorham, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1000.

#76 Authorized the Office of Finance to enter into an Agreement with DMG-Maximus, Inc., 1280 W. Peachtree Street, Suite 200, Atlanta, Georgia in an amount not to exceed $96,250 through June 30, 1999 to provide technical services.

#77 Authorized Office of Planning and Research to accept and expend a grant from the Robert Wood Foundation, Princeton, NJ, for $402,63 through January 31, 2002.

#78 Authorized the Office of Planning and Research to AMEND the contract with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., Boston, MA and Concord, NH [initially approved on January 6, 1999 (Item #87)], by increasing the total amount from $131,233 to $375,600, through November 30, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#79 Authorized the Department to use State-owned vehicles transporting to New England States, employees participating in approved training programs, conferences, and workshops when authorized by the Commissioner. No other State costs will be associated with these trips other than the use of the State vehicles and vehicle costs. This blanket out-of-state travel approval for more than one person would cover through June 30, 1999.

#80 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to conduct a one-day conference at a cost not to exceed $3,480.00 to be held at the Inns at Mill Falls in Meredith, NH on April 15, 1999. The conference will focus on learning and planning through the Authentic Task Approach.

#81 Authorized to AMEND contract with Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA [initially approved on 2/19/97 (Item #55)], by extending the termination date from September 30, 1999 to September 30, 2000 and increase the contract price from $128,760.00 to an amount not to exceed $168,760.00.

#81A Authorized the Department to participate in a two-day conference, sponsored by the New Hampshire School Food Service Association, at a total cost not to exceed $3,000.00 to be held at the Center of New Hampshire Conference Center, Manchester, NH on May 14-15, 1999 for the purpose of presenting topics pertinent to the attending school food service personnel.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#82 Authorized the NH Dept. of Regional Community Technical Colleges to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Employment Security to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $10,000.00 for the project period of February 5, 1999 through February 5, 2000.

#82A Authorized the Systems Office and NHTI-Concord, to enter into a service contract with Digital Equipment Corporation, 110 Spit Brook Road, Nashua, NH in an amount not to exceed $10,578.86 to relocate the Computer Center from Little Hall to MIS new location 5 Institute Drive, Concord through August 15, 1999. SOLE SOURCE POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#83 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount o $3,297.53 in federal funds from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency, under a grant entitled "Drug Recognition Expert School", Project #308-99S-042, and to utilize these funds to provide necessary equipment to State and local police officers who are training to become certified Drug Recognition Technicians who will respond and examine suspected drug-impaired drivers.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#84 Authorized Division of State Police, Bureau of Enforcement to accept $75,955.41 from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

#85 Authorized to accept and expend the sum of $29,641.62, entitled "State Police In-Cruiser Video" from the NH Highway Safety Agency. The Division of State Police will purchase six in-cruiser video systems with the funds.

#86 Authorized to accept and expend the sum of $48,805.27 entitled "State Police Enforcement Patrols" from the NH Highway Agency.

#87 Authorized to accept and expend the sum of $16,653.31 entitled "State Police Air Patrols" from the NH Highway Safety Agency.

#88 Authorized to accept and expend the sum of $20,680.20 entitled "State Police Laser Radar" from the NH Highway Safety Agency. These funds will be used to purchase six laser radar units.

#89 Authorized to accept and expend the sum of $18,979.83 entitled "State Police DWI Patrols" from the NH Highway Safety Agency.

#90 Authorized to enter into a contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the amount of $318,360 to modify the Road Toll System. This will involve an upgrade to the current system, as well as resolve any Y2K problems, plus ongoing software maintenance.

#91 Authorized Division of Safety Services to approve permit application of Bayview Condominium Association on Newfound Lake in Bridgewater, NH as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Bayview Condominium Association had been previously issued a permit for 13 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 13 moorings.

#92 Authorized Division of Safety Services to approve permit application of Camp Wicosuta located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Camp Wicosuta had been previously issued a permit for 8 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 8 moorings.

#93 Authorized Division of Safety Services to approve permit application of Patriot's Trail Girl Scout Council, Inc./Camp Menotomy located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Camp Menotomy had been previously issued a permit for 9 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 9 moorings.

#94 Authorized Division of Safety Services to approve permit application of Brewster Academy located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Brewster Acadeny had been previously issued a permit for 25 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 25 moorings.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#95 Authorized to accept the Contemplated Award List for the period of March 3, 1999 through March 16, 1999.

#96 Authorized to Quitclaim whatever interest the State of New Hampshire may have in the old U.S. Route 2 and Route 16 highway easement that lies Southerly of the intersection of US Route 2 and NH Route 16 and Bellevue Place, as now traveled in the Town of Gorham to Emanuel Koxarakis where it abuts other land of said Koxarakis.

#97 Authorized to sell 2.9 tenths acres of State owned land in the Town of Chichester to Gary S. DePalma for $142,812.00.

#98 Authorized contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $5,260,347.70. This contract provides for reconstruction and expansion of the existing Interstate 93 weigh stations in Windham.

#99 Authorized to increase the contingency by $14,500 with D.R. Cassidy Electric Co., Inc., 146 Londonderry Tpke., Hooksett, NH for a total contingency of $17,068.00 for the purpose of Installation of Access/Security System in State Offices, Monadnock Mill, Claremont, NH.

#100 Authorized to enter into a contract with Perma Roofing, 98 Industrial Park, Saco ME for a lump sum price of $78,318.00 for the purpose of Roof Replacement, Recreation/Chapel Building, Youth Development Center, Manchester, New Hampshire.

#101 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., of Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,224,012.50. This contract consists of roadway resurfacing, 2.65 miles of Route 33 and 1.4 miles of NH Route 101.

#102 Authorized contract with Odyssey Contracting Corp., Houston, PA, on a basis of a low bid of $10,436,227.00. This contract provides for removal and re-application of paint on the Interstate 95 Piscataqua River Bridge between the City of Portsmouth, NH and the Town of Kittery, ME.

#103 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,143,000.00. This contract provides for pavement rehabilitation on 3.5 miles of Route 101 from Severance Brook to just west of Exit 3.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#104 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized request of Yutaka Kikkawa to AMEND permit to remove existing deck and concrete pad and fill 950 sq. ft. to construct a 53 ft. breakwater with a 6ft. shoreline opening and a 4 ft. x 30 ft. cantilevered dock extending from a 4 ft. x 30 ft. dock on 142 ft. of average shoreline frontage on Barndoor Island, Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#105 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on items #A, C, and E, approved the following travel requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Springfield, MA, the sum of $1500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Burgess Smith, VP Community & Corporate Affairs, in the course entitled "Research Methodology".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay 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 "Society and the Individual".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Springfield, MA, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas Foulkes, VP Community & Corporate Affairs, in the course entitled "Research Methodology".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $2316.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebecca Clerkin, Director, Learning Resource Center, in the course entitled "The Summer Institute on College Teaching".

E. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay the University of New England, Biddeford, ME, the sum of $2,345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rachel Berube, Rehabilitation Counselor II, in the courses entitled "Substance Abuse", "Advanced Psychosocial Assessment" and DSM 4".

F. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pauline Doucette, Accountant I, in the course entitled "Financial Policy and Decision Making".

G. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy L. Dufresne, Administrator III, in the course entitled "Problems in Finance".

H. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Holly Amrol, Payroll Officer II, in the course entitled "Software Tools".

I. SAFETY - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan J. Stevens, Systems Development Specialist, in the course entitled "Computer Organization".

J. SWEEPSTAKES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kassie Strong, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Managerial Finance".

K. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $409.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kevin Russell, Civil Engineering III, in the course entitled "Real Estate Entrepreneur", also request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $472.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeremy Marsette, Civil Engineering II, in the course entitled "Business Law".

#106 TRAVEL REQUEST

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission for Sue Jacobs, Financial Aid Officer and Julie Burns, Finance Aid Officer or designee to travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on May 12-15, 1999 to attend the 1999 Eastern Association Student Financial Aid Administrators Conference. Total Cost: $2,862.00. Source of Funds: 40% General and 50% Tuition.

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission for Regina Raymond, Associate Professor and Pamela Langley, Professor or designee to travel to Baltimore, MD, on May 22-29, 1999 to attend the 13th Annual Human Anatomy and Physiology Conference. Total Cost: $1,614.00. Source of Funds: 40% General and 60% Tuition.

C. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Sid Bird, Warden and Ross Cunningham, Captain or designee to travel to Albany, NY, on April 11-16, 1999 to attend the Managing Prison Security Systems Seminar. Total Cost: $500.00. Source of Funds: 100% Police Standards & Training Grant Award.

D. CULTURAL RESOURCES - Requests permission for Eleanor O'Donnell, Librarian III and Diane Callahan, Librarian II or designee to travel to Worcester, MA, on April 16, 1999 to attend the New England Technical Services Librarians Annual Conference. Total Cost: $136.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

E. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Dr. Judith Fillion, Division Director and Chrys Bouvier, Education Consultant or designee to travel to Boston, MA, on April 14, 1999 to attend a Workforce Quality Conference - Communication Skills in Science and Engineering at the Millennium. Total Cost: $96.70. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Joyce Johnson, Education Consultant, Michelle Surdoval, HIV Education Coordinator, Lauren Corliss, North Country Education Foundation, Dorothy Melzard, Family Service Coordinator and Beverly Grenert, NH Principals Assoc. or designee to travel to Charlestown, WV, on April 25-28, 1999 to attend the Professional Development Seminar on HIV/AIDS/STD. Total Cost: $3,665.40. Source of Funds: 100% Dept. of Education, West Virginia

G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Paul Leather, Director, Joan Holleran, Program Specialist III, Ray Giroux, Chairperson, and Kim Caplette, Personal Care Attendant or designee to travel to Bethesda, MD, on April 16-21, 1999 to attend the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Spring Conference. Total Cost: $7,585.26. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

H. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission for Barbara Carr, Chairman Unemployment Compensation Appeals I and Linda Nalette, Systems Development Specialist V or designee to travel to Scottsdale, AZ, on April 10-16, 1999 to attend the Technology Support Center "Internet for Unemployment Insurance Applications" Workshop. Total Cost: $1,849.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

I. JUSTICE - Requests permission for Jeffrey Cahill, Assistant Attorney General, Fred Howell, Financial Research Analyst and Gregory McGinn, Investigator, or designee to travel to Newport, RI, on May 2-5, 1999 to attend the Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Seminar. Total Cost: $2,270.00. Source of Funds: 100% Medicaid Fraud.

J. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Requests permission for Elaine Symonds, Carol Mosman, Elaine Lambert, Margaret Walker, all Program Reviewers, or designee to travel to Denver, CO, on May 1-8, 1999 to attend the Basic Health Facility Surveyor Training Course - Hospital Module. Total Cost: $5,350.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

K. LABOR - Requests permission for Michael Weider, Safety Inspector and a vacant position, Safety Inspector, or designee to travel to Beaver, WV, on April 13-15th, 1999 to attend the Mine Safety and Health Administration State Grants Program. Total Cost: $2,301.00. Source of Funds: 100% Mine Safety & Health Adm.

L. REAL ESTATE COMMISSION - Requests permission for Arthur Slattery, Chairman and Kenneth Kerr, Executive Director, or designee to travel to Hersey, PA, on April 29-May 2, 1999 to attend the Association of Real Estate Licensing Law Officials Annual Convention. Total Cost: $1,150.00. Source of Funds: 100% General.

M. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Jennifer Bofinger, Forest Entomologist and Kyle Lombard, Forest Technician III, or designee to travel to Bayside, NY, on April 28-29, 1999 to attend the Asian Longhorn Beetle Field visit. Total Cost: $367.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

N. RESOURCES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Randy Kelly, Electrician, Roger Odell, Aerial Lift Mechanic, Gary Pilotte, Maintenance Mechanic and Todd Odell, Maintenance Mechanic, or designee to travel to Barrington, MA, on April 27-29, 1999 to attend the Lift Maintenance Seminar. Total Cost: $1,202.04. Source of Funds: 100% Ski Fund.

O. RESOURCES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Patricia Velasco, Carol Lighthall, Dean Eastman all Retention/Expansion Specialists, John Simpson, Industrial Agent and Stuart Arnett, Director, or designee to travel to Pittsburgh, PA, on April 10-14, 1999 to attend the 1999 Manufacturing Extension Partnership National Conference". Total Cost: $5,557.00. Source of Funds: 93% Manufacturing Extension Partnership and 7% General.

P. SAFETY - Requests permission for Lieutenant Michael Hureau, NIU Commander and Sergeant Michael Hambrook, NIU, or designee to travel to New Braintree, MA, on April 12, 1999 to attend the Investigative and Surveillance Technology Seminar for Police Administrators. Total Cost: $20.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Fund.

Q. SAFETY - DIVISION OF FIRE STANDARS & TRAINING - Requests permission for Richard Mason, Director of Administration and James A. Litevich, Supervisor IV, or designee to travel to Emmitsburg, MD, on May 13-16, 1999 to attend the National Symposium for Executive Fire Officers at the National Fire Academy. Total Cost: $670.00. Source of Funds: 100% General.

R. SAFETY - Requests permission for Sergeant Michael Hambrook, Trooper Andrew Annicelli and Trooper James Geraghty, or designee to travel to New Braintree, MA, on April 13-16, 1999 to attend the Investigative and Surveillance Technology Training. Total Cost: $386.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway.

S. TRANSPORTATION- Requests permission for Leon Kenison, Commissioner and Carol Murray, Assistant Commissioner, to travel to Little Rock, AZ, on April 14-20, 1999 to attend the AASHTO 1999 Spring Meeting. Total Cost: $3,958.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway.

T. SAFETY - Requests permission for Paul Amante, Info. Services Manager, to travel to Waltham, MA, on April 27-30, 1999 to attend the Firewall Installation and Administration Training. Total Cost: $3,100.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway.

ITEM REMOVED from TABLE

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

#113 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, voted to remove Item #113 which was tabled at the March 24, 1999 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. The item was WITHDRAWN by the agency, the HIV/ Health Program, Professional Development Bureau, to grant funds to the New Hampshire Association of School Principals, Concord, NH in the amount of $12,500.00 through November 30, 1999.

LATE ITEMS

A. NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES AUTHORITY
Approved the Report and Findings of Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr. with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Daniel Webster College, Nashua, NH.

B. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Approved the request of Squam Lakes Association to dredge 6 cu. yds, backfill with 6 cu.yds. of crushed stone, and construct a 10ft. x 12ft. concrete extension to an existing 10ft. x 30ft. boat ramp on 592 feet of average shoreline frontage on Squam Lake in Holderness.

C. NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES, DIVISION OF THE ARTS
Authorized the New Hampshire Department of Cultural Resources, Division of the Arts, to make a grant in the amount of $3,250.00 to the Library Arts Center, Newport, New Hampshire, for an arts program for students using recycled materials.

D. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES
Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Kelley Chunn, Boston, MA, in an amount not to exceed $3,500, and Patricia Dance, Cambridge, MA, in an amount not to exceed $3,500, for services relative to the New England Regional Minority Health Conference entitled "Eliminating Health Disparities by 2010." Authorize the Division of Behavioral Health to reimburse the expenses of 12 individuals for costs incurred while attending this conference in an amount not to exceed $6,316.

E. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Approved contract with Continental paving, Inc. of Londonderry, in the amount of $1,115,152.50 for resurfacing of 23.78 miles and related work in the towns of Milford, Warner, Webster, Epsom, Derry, Hampstead, Allenstown, Mont Vernon, Londonderry, Windham, Hooksett and the City of Manchester.

F. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Approved contract with SPS New England, Inc., of Salisbury, MA, in the amount of $995,862.50 for the rehabilitation on the bridge carrying the Spaulding Turnpike Northbound and Southbound over NH Route 108.

G. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Spaulding and Streeter voting NO, approved contract with Atlantic Media, Ltd., of Portsmouth, NH for an amount of $6,000.00 for the purpose of producing a video documenting in pictures the history of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation. (Not low bidder.)

H. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: BUREAU OF PUBLIC WORKS
Approved contract with P.M. MacKay & Sons, Nahsua, NH, for an amount of $158,825.00 for interior renovations to the Physics and Chemistry Laboratories, Little Hall, New Hampshire Technical College, Concord, NH.

NO PARDON HEARINGS

The Governor set the next regular meeting of Governor and Executive Council for April 28, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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