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Minutes
April 15, 1998
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
April 15, 1998
10:30 a.m.
#7

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand, accepted the minutes of April 1, 1998. Councilor Streeter motioned, seconded by Councilor Burton, to accept the following amendments to previous minutes:

February 18, 1998
#32 Authorized the Department of Administrative Services to approve the recommendation that the Petition of Mary Bartlett to waive the State's right to recover up to $256,424 in future workers' compensation medical benefits from Ms. Bartlett's third party settlement not be granted.

March 4, 1998
#13 Authorized the Department of Administrative Services to approve the recommendation that the Petition of Kathleen Quint waive the State's right to recover up to $145,499 in future workers' compensation medical benefits from Ms. Quint's third party settlement not be granted.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 1, 1998 meeting.

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

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

JOINT PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULARY BOARD


J. Beatty Hunter, MD, Bedford
Effective: March 26, 1998

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

AVIATION USERS ADVISORY BOARD


Wesley J. Lundquist, Londonderry
(Airline)
Succeeding: Gaetano M. Zompetti, Nashua (reached term limit)
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: April 23, 2002

STATE BOARD OF AUCTIONEERS


Joseph Shanley, Portsmouth
Succeeding: Deirdre G. Beyers, South Effingham
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: March 1, 2003

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION


Robert G. Kline, Warren
Reappointment
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: May 1, 2001

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT:
Director of the Division of Forests and Lands


Philip Bryce, Concord
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: April 1, 2002
Salary: Group N/Maximum $57,487

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Director of the Division of Parks and Recreation


Richard McLeod, Portsmouth
(Nominated by Commissioner)
Reappointment
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: April 1, 2002
Salary: Group N/Maximum $57,487

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD


Dwight Sowerby, Lyndeborough
(Nominated by the NH Health Care Association)
Succeeding: Forrest McKerley, Penacook
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: April 19, 2001

STATE LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL


Sharon Christie (d), Newport
Succeeding: David Richman, Durham
Effective April 20, 1998
TERM: July 26, 2000

BOARD OF NURSING


Joyce Sheffield, Durham
Succeeding: Beverly Barney, Exeter (reached term limit)
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: May 10, 2000

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION


Warren W. Leary, Jr., Alton
Reappointment
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: April 9, 2001

PENALTY APPEALS BOARD


David W. Laughton, Auburn
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: January 5, 2001

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATON


Daniel P. Manning, Manchester
(Labor/Employers)
Reappointment
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: March 26, 2001

Paul G. Needham, Derry
(Employers)
Succeeding: Robert Johnson, Hillsborough
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: March 26, 2001

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE


Susan M. Haley, DVM, Conway
(Nominated by the NH Veterinary Medical Association)
Succeeding: Barbara M. LeClair, W. Lebanon (reached term limit)
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: March 5, 2003

WATER COUNCIL


Peter B. Davis, Jaffrey
(Agriculture)
Reappointment
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: April 16, 2002

WETLANDS COUNCIL


W. Michael Dannehy, Woodsville
(Member of Soil or Water Conservation District)
Reappointment
Effective April 15, 1998
TERM: December 6, 2000

The Governor and Executive Council nominated the following:

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY


Katherine D. Paine, Durham
Succeeding: John Dowd, North Hampton
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 3, 2000

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD


John C. Emery, Bedford
(Attorney)
Succeeding: Carolyn M. Roberge, Bedford (resigned)
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: January 1, 1999

Leo D. Kelly, Goffstown
(Labor)
Succeeding: Harland Eaton, Auburn
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: February 9, 2002

Hamilton R. Krans, Jr., Dover
(Attorney)
Succeeding: Alex Koromilas, Dover
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 26, 2001

STATE BOARD OF CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION


R. Bruce Gagnon, Auburn
(Employees)
Succeeding: Jim Casey, Dover
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2000

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION


Robert W. Christie, MD, Lancaster
(Statewide Conservation Organization)
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: January 22, 2001

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM


Kelly Clark, Webster
(Nominated by Commissioner of DRED)
Succeeding: Cynthia Briggs, North Conway
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: September 8, 2000

FIRE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION


Harold Harbour, Tilton
(Volunteer Fire Chief)
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 12, 2000

Brian Thibeault, Plymouth
(Full-time Career Fire Chief)
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: November 12, 2000

HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY SITING BOARD


Greg Grinnell, Conway
Succeeding: Bradley Lown, Portsmouth
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 28, 2000

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING & REVIEW BOARD


Ruth L. Griffin, Portsmouth
(Consumer)
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 19, 2001

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE


Kevin R. Costin, Manchester
(Paramedical Professional)
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 21, 2003

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ARBITRATION BOARD


Kenneth Batchelder, Bridgewater
(Consumer)
Succeeding: Patricia Goodrich, Atkinson (reached term limit)
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 25, 2001

Owen R. Koppang, Concord
(Alternate representing consumer)
Vacancy
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: October 16, 2000

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE RELATIONS BOARD


Daniel J. Brady, Manchester
(Alternate member representing labor)
Succeeding: Socrates Makris, Manchester
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 6, 2003

Richard W. Roulx, Merrimack
(Alternate member representing management)
Succeeding: Frances P. Lefavour, Newmarket
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: December 19, 2003

SKYHAVEN AIRPORT OPERATION COMMISSION


Fred Hochgraf, Durham
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: April 19, 2001

N.H. VETERANS' HOME BOARD OF MANAGERS


Ruth Hawthorn, Franklin
(Veterans of WWI Auxiliary)
Succeeding: Ida Harris, Tilton (reached term limit)
Effective Upon Confirmation
TERM: March 1, 2000

GOVERNOR'S COUNCIL ON VOLUNTEERISM

#1 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend $1500.00 in donations from various contributors to assist in the funding for the 1998 New Hampshire Governor's Conference on Volunteerism, and to further pay over to the co-sponsor of the 1998 New Hampshire Governor's Conference on Volunteerism, The University of New Hampshire Department of Continuing Education in the amount of $10,250.00.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized contract with the Town of Plaistow, in the amount of $9,635.00, through November 30, 1998 to complete the installation of eligible Energy Conservation Measures.

#3 Authorized contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., in the amount of $5,207.00, through March 31, 1999 as a grant recipient for the Community Food and Nutrition program to enhance their nutritional education, mass food distributions, food pantries, soup kitchens and homeless shelters in an effort to alleviate hunger.

#4 Authorized contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., of Keene, in the amount of $25,000.00, through March 31, 1999 as a grant recipient for the Discretionary Community Services Block Grant to implement a statewide Job Bank Program that will provide client services to include assessment of client qualifications, reference checks, education on career development and skills training options, and individualized client support prior to and after placement.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#5 Authorized the transfer of funds in the amount of $302.06 from the Emergency Fund to be appropriated for State Active Service for a mission performed on January 22, 1998 to search for a lost hiker in the Crawford Notch.

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

#7 Authorized the nomination of CPT Richard P. Flynn of Concord, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#8 Authorized the nomination of CPT Gary A. Handley of Hooksett, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#9 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to extend lease agreement with the Town of Gorham in the amount of $696.77 per month to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000 for office and courtroom space located on Park Street.

#10 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into lease agreement with Carroll County in the amount of $4,569.40 per month to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 for office and courtroom space located on Route 171 in Ossipee.

#11 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into lease agreement with the City of Dover in the amount of $1,769.90 per month to commence July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000 for office and courtroom space located on St. Thomas Street.

#12 Authorized to grant UNITIL, Concord Electric Company a utility easement to allow the relocation and upgrade of the electrical entrance to the Storrs Street Warehouse.

#13 Authorized Bureau of Graphic Services a leave of absence without pay for Emile R. Lozeau, Offset Pressman III, for a seven month period from April 20, 1998 to November 20, 1998.

#14 Authorized to appoint Councilor Raymond S. Burton as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with Dartmouth Educational Loan Corporation, Hanover.

#14A Authorized approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr. with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Trustees of Peterborough Retirement Community at Upland Farm, Inc. d/b/a Rivermead, Peterborough, New Hampshire.

#15 Authorized approval of the quarterly revised schedule and status report of Capital Budget Projects as required by Section 301.02, Paragraph G (3b), of the Manual of Procedures.

#15A Authorized Working Capital Warrant be authorized in the amount $250,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of May 1998.

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

#16 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and expend in the amount of $942.50, donations received from various sources through June 30, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

#17 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Division of the Arts to enter into contract with Gordon Carlisle, Portsmouth in the amount of $9,730, through December 30, 1998 to supply approximately ten paintings for the 80' entry wall at the Acute Psychiatric Geriatric Unit of New Hampshire Hospital.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and to issue a check in the amount of $72.60 to the Estate of Archie M. Smith.

#19 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and to issue checks in the amount of $7,448.38 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#20 Authorized the reclassification of Position 10296, Weights & Measures Investigator I., Labor Grade 15, to Technical Support Specialist I, Labor Grade 16, in Product & Scale Testing.

#20A Authorized to expend funds in the amount of $42,788 of excess revenue in the Product/Scale and Testing Fund through June 30, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#20B The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to expend funds in the amount of $76,000 from the general fund to pay unanticipated litigation costs incurred in the cases of State v. Gordon Perry and State v. Kevin Paul. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

#21 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and expend in the amount of $18,352, through September 30, 1999 a Section 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and to further authorize to modify the grant agreement with the Town of Peterborough [initially approved on March 4, 1998 (Item #26)] for the flood mapping and hazard inventory project.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#21A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $175,800 to properly meet the expected shortfalls within the specified Divisions and Classes of the Appropriation Warrant dated July 1, 1997, Chapter 350, Laws of 1997, for FY98. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized for blanket approval to travel Out-of-State with minimum incidental expenses for more than one person for the fourth quarter of FY98.

#23 Authorized to amend contract with The Liberty Consulting Group, Inc., [initially approved June 11, 1997] in the amount of $633,233.00 by increasing the contract price to $758,233.00, and by extending the termination date from June 30, 1998 to December 31, 1998.

OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#24 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to amend contract with Tellus Institute, Inc of Boston, Massachusetts, in the amount of $39.954.00 [initially approved February 18, 1998] through June 30, 1998 by increasing the original amount of $29,954.00 by $10,000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized to accept and expend in the amount of $196.47, a Specialized Training Grant from Police Standards & Training Council for Specialized Training for a Master Instructor Course, further authorize to pay in the amount of $295.00 to enable CO Lavoie to attend a Master Instruction Course.

#26 Authorized to accept, with thanks, four bags of fiction and non-fiction books with an estimated value of $25.00 from Julie Yates and Timothy Breen, Concord to be donated to the Lakes Region Facility Library to be used by the inmates.

#27 Authorized to enter into Addendum No. 1 to contract with Quest Diagnostics Inc. f/k/a Corning Clinical Laboratories, Inc., Cambridge, MA [initially approved on April 10, 1996 (Item #41)] by extending the contract for two years and increases the contract price from $255,630.78 to $511,261.56, an increase of $255,630.78.

#28 Authorized to enter into Amendment #1 with Merrimack Valley Medical Services Company, Inc., Lawrence, MA, by increasing contract cost from $4,500.00 to $8,000.00, an increase of $3,500.00 to provide materials, transportation and disposal of biomedical waste.

#29 Authorized to add Roger R. Provencher, Registered Pharmacist, New Hampton, and Raymond Scienzo, Registered Pharmacist, Laurel, MD to the list of Pharmacy Consultants for FY98, and further authorize to revise the estimated costs of consultants for FY98 in accordance with the lists attached to letter dated April 1, 1998, which reflects current needs.

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#29A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to establish one full time, temporary, class 59 Maintenance Mechanic II, salary grade 11 position, through June 30, 1999 FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized to accept, with thanks, $25.00 from the Central NH Chapter - APICS, as honorarium.

#31 Authorized Bureau of Accounts to transfer funds in the amount of $500.00 from prior year unexpended revenues.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#32 Authorized contract with Vonroll Tramways, LTD, Watertown, NY, in the amount of $96,800.00, through May 17, 1998 for the repositioning of tramway track cables and other associated items of work at the Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch State Park, Franconia.

#33 Authorized agreement with Gilford Well Co., Inc. of Gilford in the amount of $9,012.75, through May 17, 1998 for hydrofracture services and drilled well at The Flume, Franconia Notch State Park, Lincoln.

#34 Authorized to contract with Softshare Information Services, Santa Barbara, CA in the amount of $6,000.00, through December 31, 1998 for bid-matching computer services provided to the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

#35 Authorized to pay a subscription fee to Information Handling Services, Inc., Englewood, CO in the amount of $7,730.00, through February 22, 1999 for the use of Military Standard and Specification Library Software provided to the New Hampshire Procurement Technical Assistance Program.

#36 Authorized to retroactively enter into a sublease amendment with the Pease Development Authority for the 6,134 square foot facility currently housing the International Trade Resource Center, in the amount of $11.00 per square foot for the extension period, in addition to an annual municipal services fee of $1.00 per square foot for the entire period covered by the amendment and the extension commencing July 1, 1997 to June 30, 2002, with a five year extension option.

#36A Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to expend funds in the amount of #180,000 from the State Parks Fund, as specified in their letter dated February 20, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT


The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#37 Authorized to accept and expend $76,877.00 from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Act federal funds through December 31, 1998 to improve recreational and commercial data collection and processing, and implement a new fisheries independent monitoring project for estuarine based juvenile finfish.

#37A Authorized to establish 6 full-time temporary positions of Laborer, Salary Grade 4, through June 4, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#38 Authorized Water Division to contract with Interstate Septic Systems, Inc., Rockland, Maine in the amount of $25,000, through September 1, 1998 for removal and dewatering of residual material from primary digester #1 at the Department's Winnipesaukee River Basin Program treatment plant.

#39 Authorized Water Division to contract with Luxury Lawns, Tilton in the amount of $17,625.00, through December 31, 2000 for lawn maintenance services, mowing and trimming at the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program's Laconia compound as well as ten additional pump stations located throughout the Lakes Region Area.

#40 Authorized Waste Management Division to amend the existing contract with Fluor Daniel GTI Inc., Amherst [initially approved June 19, 1996 (Item #112)] by increasing the contract amount from $200,000 to $225,000 for the purpose of conducting site investigation and remediation activities at selected petroleum contaminated sites in New Hampshire.

#41 Authorized loan agreement with the Town of Colebrook in the amount of $600,000 from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of financing the design and construction of improvements to the Town's wastewater treatment facility.

#42 Authorized grant agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $11,250, through June 30, 1999 to organize a watershed advisory committee, adopt a strategy, prepare a watershed resource assessment report , conduct 3 outreach events and submit a final report.

#43 Authorized grant agreement with the Upper Merrimack River Local Advisory Committee in the amount of $6,970, through December 31, 1999 to establish broad and reliable baseline water quality data which can be used by decision makers to help restore and protect the Upper Merrimack Watershed.

#44 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $6,750.00, through November 9, 1998 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#45 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Nashua in the amount of $44,016.00, through December 6, 1998 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#46 Authorized grant under the provisions of RSA 149-M for landfill closure projects to the Town of Boscawen in the amount of $50,980.61.

#47 Authorized grants under the provisions of RSA 149-M for land fill closure projects to the Town of Winchester in the amount of $220,000.00 and the Town of Richmond in the amount of $45,865.35.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#48 Authorized to accept rent free space from the Scribner Memorial Library, Ashland to end sixty months after Governor and Executive Council approval for approximately 108 square foot office space for business purposes under the terms and conditions set forth in the License For Use Of Premises.

#49 Authorized Office of Health Management to amend an existing contract with The Brodeur Group, Inc., Boscawen [initially approved on March 8, 1995 (Item #68) amended on October 4, 1995 (Item #52), on January 31, 1996 (Item #103), on November 20, 1996 (Item #115) and on June 11, 1997 (Item #62) by increasing the price limitation by $10,000 from $230,073 to $240,073, through June 30, 1998 to provide services on a statewide basis to develop and air, as paid and/or cost-free, television and radio public service announcements targeted at children and youth to discourage use of tobacco products.

#50-#52 Authorized Office of Health Management, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control to amend the following existing contracts [initially approved on June 25, 1997] by decreasing the price limitations, through June 30, 1999, to eliminate the enhanced immunization services due to a reduction in the federal immunization grant:

#50 Home Health and Hospice Care of Nashua, N.H., [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #211), by decreasing the price limitation by $7,000, from $52,040 to $45,040;

#51 Ammonoosuc Community Health Services of Littleton, N.H., [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #209) amended on January 8, 1998 (Item #64)] by decreasing the price limitation by $25,000 from $1,054,058 to $1,029,058;

#52 Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services of Keene, N.H., [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #213)] by decreasing the price limitation by $12,943 from $221,846 to $208,903.

#53 Authorized the Division for Children, Youth and Families to expend $3,000.00 for the period October 1997 through September 1998 for the annual membership dues to the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance, Inc., Washington, D.C.

#54 Authorized, with Councilors Streeter and Griffin voting NO, the Division of Behavioral Health to co-sponsor a three-day training with the Vermont Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention in West Dover, VT for the period April 23, 1998 through April 26, 1998, and to further authorize agreement with the Red Cricket Inn, West Dover, VT in the amount of $2,270.00 for the period April 23-April 26, 1998, further authorizing agreement with Mr. David Parisi, Gilford, NH in the amount of $600.00, for the period of April 23-26, 1998 to deliver training entitled "Oral Interview Training" and to authorize to expend $270.00 for the purchase of training manuals from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc. SOLE SOURCE

#55 Authorized the Glencliff Home for the Elderly to accept quarterly monetary donations in the amount of $100.00 for the time period of January 1, 1998 to March 31, 1998 to be deposited into the Patient's Welfare Fund.

#56 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to amend the existing agreement with Peter A. Dal Pra, Manchester, [initially approved on October 8, 1997 (Item #136)] by increasing the price limitation by $1,500.00 from $23,625.00 to $25,125.00, through June 30, 1998 to provide AIDS Education/Risk Reduction Outreach work in the greater Manchester area and surrounding areas for substance abusers, in particular injection drug users as well as their significant others.

#57 Authorized the Office of Health Management, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control to amend an existing contract with Coos County Family Health Services, Inc. of Berlin, N.H., [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #218) amended on September 4, 1997 (Item #64)] by decreasing the price limitation by $25,679 from $647,354 to $621,675, through June 30, 1999 to eliminate the enhanced immunization services due to a reduction in the federal immunization grant.

#58 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to award a one-time grant in the amount of $2,600 to Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord through June 30, 1998 to continue the Peer Education Program in the Plymouth area.

#59 Authorized the Division of Developmental Services to accept and expend additional federal Title XIX Medicaid funds from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care Financing Administration in the amount of $1,501,500 for SFY98, through June 30, 1998 to continue the special Medicaid program that finances medically related services included in individualized Educational Plans for the students identified as having educational handicaps pursuant to RSA 186-C.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#60 Authorized to retroactively approve to November 9, 1995 for a period not to exceed two years at an estimated annual cost of $38,643.00 for recruitment and retention purposes for the Occupational Therapist II classification hourly rate by 13.5% [initially approved on November 9, 1993 (Item #136)]

#61 Authorized the Department of Health and Human Services to grant Anne Sullivan, Occupational Therapist II a partial leave of absence without pay of up to 22.5 hours per week, from May 4, 1998 through September 1, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

#62 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to extend the leave of absence without pay for Ann Sidney, Payroll Officer, Youth Development Center from May 5, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#63 Authorized participation in a three day conference to be held at the Four Points Hotel by Sheraton in North Conway, in the amount of $2,649.50, May 6-8, 1998, to be expended from FY98 funds.

#63A Authorized to use State-owned vehicles for transporting to New England states, employees participating in approved training programs, conferences, and workshops, and to further authorize blanket out-of-state travel approval for more than one person through June 30, 1998.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#64-#66 Authorized the New Hampshire Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges, NHCTC-Laconia, to enter into the following instructional contracts in the amount of $10,000.00, with encumbrances in FY98 in the amount of $6,000.00 and in FY99 in the amount of $4,000.00, through December 31, 1998::

#64 Chester E. Smith, Gilford, to provide Machinist/Lab instructional services for the student based population at the North Campus;

#65 Allyn Hodge, Laconia, to provide Industrial Technology/Machinist instructional services for the student based population at the North Campus;

#66 Penny Ferris, Belmont, to provide Business/Accounting related instructional services for the student based population.

#67 Authorized to exercise option for a one year extension upon mutual agreement with CoreStates Financial Corp., [initially approved on August 11, 1993 (Item #190)] to provide VISA/Mastercard credit and debit card system for the payment of student tuition and fees through June 30, 1999, with option for one year extensions upon mutual agreement.

#68 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, agreement with Novus Services, Inc., through June 30, 1999, with the option for one year extensions upon mutual agreement, to provide Discover Card for the payment of student tuition and fees. SOLE SOURCE

#69 Authorized the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium to extend the position of Director of Marketing and Corporate/Public Relations, classification Program Specialist IV, Grade 24, for a period of one more year, from April 26, 1998 through April 25, 1999.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#70 Authorized construction contract with Jewett Construction of Raymond in the amount of $27,916.00, through June 30, 1998 for the construction of a Storage Facility on the grounds of the Police Standards and Training Council training facility in Concord.

#71 Authorized service agreement with Londonderry Police Department in the amount of $4,700.00, through June 30, 1998 to provide Academy Staff for the 115th Session of the N.H. Police Academy.

#71A Authorized to transfer and expend funds in the amount of $54,144.10 from the Police Training Fund to cover bids that were higher than anticipated on plumbing repairs and re-tiling of the Police Academy shower room and the replacement of a leaking electrical transformer, as specified in their letter dated March 20, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#72 Authorized contract with Palmer & Sicard, Inc., Exeter in the amount of $37,500.00, for the purpose of Welding Shop Ventilation Improvements at N.H. Technical College, Manchester.

#73 Authorized contract with Wyman & Simpson, Inc., Richmond, ME in the amount of $122,927.00, through October 16, 1998 for the removal of bridge rail, cable guard rail and beam guard rail and the construction of new bridge rail, new approach rail and new terminal end units on the bridge carrying Whittier Street over the Cocheco River.

#74 Authorized contract with James S. Piscopo G.C., Inc., Winnisquam in the amount of $101,177.50, through June 5, 1998 for the construction of concrete sidewalks with granite curb and replacement of existing drainage structures.

#75 Authorized agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated, Bedford in the amount of $1,757,872.00, to be completed thirty months from the date of the Notice to Proceed for the engagement of engineering and environmental services for preliminary design of reconstruction and widening of 18-mile section of I-93 from NH/MASS line in Town of Salem to I-93/I-293 Junction in the City of Manchester.

#76 Authorized agreement with Paul M. Darbyshire Associates, Gilmanton in the amount of $250,000.00, to be completed thirty-six months from the date of the Notice to Proceed to provide survey services for design projects.

#77 Authorized contract with Bayview Construction Corp., Portsmouth in the amount of $91,590.00, through September 25, 1998 for the replacement of the Pleasant Pond Road bridge over the Piscataquog River.

#78 Authorized contract with L.A. Brochu, Inc., Concord in the amount of $253,109.00, through November 15, 2000 for landscaping and related work on NH Route 101 in the Towns of Epping, Brentwood, Exeter and Stratham.

#79 Authorized to extend an existing Operating Agreement [initially approved on May 12, 1994] with the New Hampshire Central Railroad Inc., Colebrook for an additional five years, through May 31, 2003.

#80 Authorized to exchange a parcel of State owned property, for property owned by Edgcomb Metals Company, Inc., affected by the reconstruction of the F.E. Everett Turnpike in the City of Nashua.

#81 Authorized to sell 0.6 acre parcel of land in Hillsborough to the Town of Hillsborough for $6,500.00.

#82 Authorized Petition for a Hearing on alteration to Elm Street in the City of Laconia.

#83 Authorized to accept Special Committee and Commissioner's Reports for I-293/NH 101/US 3/Kilton Road and US 3/Back River Road.

#84 Authorized for consideration is the Contemplated Award List for the period March 11, 1998 through March 24, 1998

#84A Authorized to expend funds in the amount of $200,000 in excess Mechanical Services revenue for motor vehicle repair and upkeep, as specified in their letter dated March 19, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#84B Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $2,204,700, as specified in their letter dated March 20, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#85 Authorized Division of Administration to accept an additional $50,000 from the Federal Highway Administration, for the project entitled "The Joint Federal/State Motor Fuel Tax Compliance Project", to allow participation in regional motor fuel tax enforcement task forces, and to carry out the purpose of Section 1040 of the Intermodel Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991.

#86 Authorized lease agreement with N. B. Development , commencing May 1, 1998 for a period of five years in the amount of $2,000 per month , or FY98 cost of $4,000, FY99 through FY2002 cost of $24,000 per year and FY2003 cost of $20,000, to house the Bureaus of Registration, Driver Licensing and Hearings at the Miracle Mile Plaza in Lebanon.

#86A Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer funds in the amount of $123,000 from the Highway Fund Surplus, as specified in their letter dated March 19, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#87 Authorized the Director of the Division of State Police to restore 36.14 hours sick leave to Trooper James A. Conrad.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#88 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized the request of Lanes End Inc. to remove existing dock; replace tie-off pilings; install additional pilings and boatlift at the lakeward end of the docking system on property located at Harley Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

#89 TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $471.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pauline Doucette, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled "Advanced Accounting II."

B. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Gilford, NH, the sum of $435.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pauline Doucette, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled "Macroeconomics."

C. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $456.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Dufresne, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Managerial Finance."

D. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $235.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Brown, Accountant I, in the course entitled "Small Business Management", also pay University of New Hampshire, College of Life Long Learning, Manchester, NH, the sum of $290.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anne Prehemo, Relocation Adv. II, in the course entitled "Managerial Decision Making", also pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $445.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Blacker, Business Administrator, in the course entitled Public Finance."

#90 TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A. COMMUMITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Dorothy Sloan, Assistant Professor and Nancy Turmelle, Clinical Instructor or designee, to travel to St. Louis, MO, on May 24-26, 1998 to attend the 1998 Instructors Workshop for Assistant for Surgical Technical Accreditation. Total Cost: $1,728.56. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

B. COMMUMITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Catherine Lee Eaton, and Diana Levine, Professors, or designee, to travel to Myrtle Beach, SC, on May 30-June 3, 1998 to attend the Literature and literacy in an Age of Technology: Translating Theory into Classroom Practice Conference. Total Cost: $2,059.00. Source of Funds: 60% Tuition & 40% General Funds.

C. COMMUMITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Robert Confessore, and Paul Fiermonte, Professors, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on June 3-6, 1998 to attend the 1998 American College of Sports Medicine's 45th Annual Meeting. Total Cost: $4,134.00. Source of Funds: $2,710.00 is 100% Federal Funds. The balance of $1,424.00 is 40% Tuition & 60% General Funds.

D. COMMUMITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Maryellen Walker, and Louise Smith, Professors, Joyce Myles, Department Head, and Patricia Base, Associate Professor, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on June 25-28, 1998 to attend the nursing Education `98 Conference. Total Cost: $4,134.00. Source of Funds: $2,710.00 is 100% Federal Funds. The balance of $1,424.00 is 40% Tuition & 60% General Funds.

E. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Richard Gerry, Administrator, Jack Wawrzynski, Director, and Gilles Provost, Investigations Lieutenant, or designee, to travel to Quantico, VA, on May 26-29, 1998, to attend the Controlling Illegal Drugs in Correctional Institutions Workshop. Total Cost: $1,350.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

F. DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL - Requests permission for Jane Barton, member of People First of New Hampshire and long-time member of the Lakes Region Self-Advocacy Group, to travel to Anchorage, AK, on April 23-25, 1998 to attend the 1998 International People First Conference, "Pursue the Challenge: Leadership Conference for Self-Advocates." ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,00.00 IS REQUESTED FOR People First of New Hampshire. Total Cost: $1,000.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Rilma Nickerson, Program Specialist, and Peggy Vorron, Administrative Assistant, or designee, to travel to Rapid City, SD, on June 27-July 2, 1998 to attend the NASDTEC 70th Annual Conference. Total Cost: $3,185.00. Source of Funds: 100% Teacher Certification Fees.

H. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Paul Leather, Director, Russell Day, Administrator, Any Porter, Case Review/Evaluation Specialist, and Joan Halloran, Program Specialist, or designee, to travel to Bethesda, MD, on April 19-22, 1998 to attend the Council of State Administrators of Vocational Rehabilitation Spring Conference. Total Cost: $5,481.20. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

I. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Gary Guzouskas, Administrator, and Nancy Rodgers, Secretary, or designee, to travel to Norwich, CT, on May 13, 1998 to attend the 1998 NETSEA/ADED Conference Planning Committee Meeting. Total Cost: $20.00. Source of Funds: 100% Driver Education Fees.

J. EDUCATION - Requests permission for David Lamb, Coordinator, Pamela Bartlett, Assistant Coordinator, David Ramsey, Chairman, Michael Rossi, John Loveday, and Brian Hurley, Program Operators, or designee, to travel to Boston & Sturbridge, MA, on April 26-27, 1998 to attend the Randolph Sheppard Bi-Regional Conference. Total Cost: $634.95. Source of Funds: $173.44 will be paid for by the Assumption College.. The balance of $461.51 is 100% Vending Stands.

K. ELECTRICIANS BOARD - Requests permission for Mark Hilbert, William Benard, and Henri Dionne, Sr., Electrical Inspectors, or designee, to travel to North Falmouth, MA, on April 23-25, 1998 to attend the International Association of Electrical Inspectors Seminar. Total Cost: $728.00. Source of Funds 100% General Funds.

L. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Charles Berube, Environmentalist, Robin Mongeon, Hydrogeologist III, Frederick McGary, Sanitary Engineer, Richard Levergood, and Thomas Willis, Civil Engineers, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on April 21-23, 1998 to attend the Negotiate to Win: The Win-Win Negotiating Program. Total Cost: $1,695.00. Source of Funds: All costs will be paid for by New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission.

M. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Chirs Simmers, Chief Planner, and Natalie Landry, Nonpoint Source Specialist, or designee, to travel to New Brunswick, Canada, on April 27-29, 1998 to attend the Protecting the Gulf of Maine from Land-Based Activities: Workshop I. Total Cost: $450.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

N. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Judy Stokes, Division Chief, Jon Charpentier, Manager, and Eric Aldrich, Programs Information Officer, or designee, to travel to Austin, TX, on July 8-14, 1998 to attend the Annual Association for Conservation Information, Inc., Conference. Total Cost: $3,320.00. Source of Funds: 4.9% Federal, 5.0% Contributions & 90.1% Fish & Game Funds.

O. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission for Michael Torch, State Advisory Group (SAG) Chairperson, Pamela Bean, SAG Vice Chairman, Pat Busselle, Education; and the Youth Members, Stephanie Dasaro, Michael Blais, Jamie Gattus, Sabrina Carr, Nichole Baxter, and Lauren Torch. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $2,772.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Michael Torch. Total Cost: $7,974.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

P. JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION - Requests permission for Louise Laughlin, Board Administrator, Alvin Corzilius, Board Chairman, and William Walsh, Public Member, or designee, to travel to San Diego, CA, on June 23-28, 1998 to attend the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Annual Meeting and Conference. Total Cost: $6,375.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

Q. JUSTICE - Requests permission for Michael Walls, Assistant Attorney General, and Martha Nickerson, Paralegal, or designee, to travel to Cleveland, OH, to attend the Northeast Environmental Enforcement Project (NEEP) Annual Meeting/In-Service Training. Total Cost: $1,391.00. Source of Funds: Total cost will be paid for by NEEP.

R. REAL ESTATE - Requests permission for Arthur Slattery, Chairman, Richard Verrochi, Public Member, William DeLashmit, Broker, and Aphrodite Georgopoulos, Salesperson, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on April 24, 1998 to attend the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials - Eastern District Meeting. Also permission requested to exceed the 300 mile radius limit by use of a private vehicle for Arthur Slattery. Total Cost: $1,500.00 Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

S. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Douglas Rowden, Audit Manager, Janice Curtis, and Staff Auditor, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on April 30-May 1, 1998 to attend the New England Intergovernmental Audit Forum. Total Cost: $514.00. Source of Funds: 90% Federal & 10% Highway Funds.

T. TREASURY - Requests permission for Rody Preble, Program Administrator, and Jeannette, Blanchard, Internal Auditor Trainee, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on June 6-8, 1998 to attend the State Street Bank and Trust Company Forum with State Administrators. Total Cost: $1,164.00. Source of Funds: 100% Abandoned Property Funds.

LATE ITEMS

A. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized to appoint Councilor Peter J. Spaulding as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with New Hampshire Higher Education Loan Corporation, Concord, New Hampshire.

B. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Peter J. Spaulding with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Trustees of Proctor Academy, Andover, New Hampshire.

TABLED ITEM

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#15A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand, with Councilors Griffin and Streeter voting NO, voted to remove

#15A from Table. Councilor Griffin made a motion, seconded by Councilor Streeter to DENY the petition of Chansouk Suriyadeth for a pardon hearing for the offense of Felonious Sexual Assault.

The next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for April 29, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. in Concord at the State House.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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