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April 17, 2002
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
April 17, 2002 10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding seconded by Councilor Wheeler, accepted the minutes of April 3, 2002.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 3, 2002 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

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

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Ricky A. Plummer, Portsmouth
Full-time Career Chief
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY BOARD
Bruce A. Wright, Gilford
Member of Planning Board
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS
Margaret Desfosses, Portsmouth
Succeeding: Peter Moses, Keene (resigned)
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: January 28, 2003

ARTIST LAUREATE
M. Marguerite Mathews, Durham
Succeeding: James Bolle, Francestown
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: February 18, 2004

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Norrine Williams, Waterford, VT
Coos County
Reappointment
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: January 8, 2006

DIVISION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Bruce Boley, Portsmouth
Rockingham County
Succeeding: Kay Wagner, Portsmouth
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: July 1, 2004

DIVISION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Sharon Dalton, Windham
Rockingham County
Vacancy
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: July 1, 2005

DIVISION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Marilyn R. Lynch, Laconia
Belknap County
Vacancy
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: July 1, 2005

DIVISION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Margaret Rieser, Freedom
Carroll County
Succeeding: Richard J. Russell, Chocorua
Effective: May 8, 2002
Term: May 8, 2005

DIVISION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Judith P. Santy, Whitefield
Coos County
Vacancy
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: July 1, 2005

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Leslie Enroth, North Sutton
Representing Conservation Community
Succeeding: Jordan Prouty, Center Harbor
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: September 19, 2004

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM COMMISSION
Byron O. Champlin, Concord
Succeeding: Richard M. Carmody, Portsmouth
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: April 17, 2005

MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION
Frederick W. Welch, Bristol
Reappointment
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: March 1, 2005

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD
Michael S. Huffman, MD, Hollis
Physician knowledgeable in the practice of occupational therapy
Succeeding: H. James Forbes, MD, Concord
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: February 18, 2004

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Michael A. Neil, Berlin
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
Residential Telecommunication User
Succeeding: Donald E. Garretson, Jefferson
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: October 18, 2004

WATER COUNCIL
Peter B. Davis, Jaffrey
Agriculture
Reappointment
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: April 16, 2006

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Margaret Crouch, Bedford
Representative of Insurance Interests of Commercial Workers' Compensation Carriers
Succeeding: Roger Sevigny, Manchester (resigned)
Effective: April 17, 2002
Term: June 13, 2004

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

STATE COMMITTEE ON AGING
Joseph M. Miller, MD (d), Durham
Strafford County
Succeeding: Joan T. Doran, New London (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 24, 2004

STATE COMMITTEE ON AGING
Dorothy Solomon, (d) Albany
Carroll County
Succeeding: Alan Kenney, North Conway (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 24, 2003

STATE BOARD OF AUCTIONEERS
Evelyn S. Lamprey, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: March 1, 2007

CURRENT USE ADVISORY BOARD
Kathryn Temchack, Laconia
Representing assessing official in a city
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: March 15, 2004

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
Douglas R. Elliott, Jr., Somersworth
NH Municipal Association
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 8, 2003

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
H. Scott Flegal, Nashua
NH Association of Commerce and Industry
Succeeding: Andrew C. Bauer, Jr., Nashua
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 8, 2003

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
Dennis Lagueux, Manchester
NH Association of Commerce and Industry
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 8, 2003

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
Gary R. Mayo, Lebanon
NH Association of Commerce and Industry
Succeeding: Michael J. Mancini, Jr. Litchfield
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 8, 2003

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
James A. McSweeney, Lebanon
NH Municipal Association
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 8, 2003

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Ronald P. O'Keefe, Lee
Full-time career fire chief
Succeeding: Ricky Plummer, Portsmouth
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 12, 2003

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD
John R. Stanton, Manchester
Consumer
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: April 19, 2005

BOARD OF HEARING CARE PROVIDERS
Stephen Little, Portsmouth
Hearing Aid Dealer
Succeeding: Kirk Carnahan, Milford (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: April 23, 2004

BOARD OF HEARING CARE PROVIDERS
James M. O'Day, Somersworth
Audiologist
Succeeding: Laura Robertson, Belmont (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: April 23, 2004

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION
Richard D. Greeley, Wilton (d)
Agriculture
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: April 1, 2007

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMISSION
Donna J. Kuethe (i), Laconia
Recreation
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: April 1, 2007

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc., located in Rochester and Londonderry, New Hampshire. Action authorized 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.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD APRIL 17, 2002 AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:55 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc. in Rochester and Londonderry and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received 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, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Steve Poggi of Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, INC. IN ROCHESTER AND LONDONDERRY" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler; 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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, INC. IN ROCHESTER AND LONDONDERRY WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for Waste Management of New Hampshire, Inc. (the "Borrower") in Rochester and Londonderry by the Authority's issue of up to $20,000,000 Bonds under RSA 162-I (the "Act"); WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the transaction which they have requested; and WHEREAS, further action by the Authority with respect to the transaction is subject to the passage of this resolution and cannot be taken until after its passage;

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

Section 1. Findings. On the basis of the Authority's recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

(a) Special findings:

(1) The Project (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of the acquisition, construction, improvement, installation or equipment of certain solid waste collection vehicles and containers, building improvements, machinery and equipment, landfill gas collection system and leachate management improvements, landfill cell construction, access road improvements, and other related solid waste disposal assets for industrial facilities in the Towns of Rochester and Londonderry which will be used by the Borrower for the collection, processing and disposal of solid waste material. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire or help to protect and enhance the state's physical environment, or will accomplish both purposes.

(b) General findings:

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

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

(3) The Indenture, the Financing Agreement and the Guaranty Agreement (hereinafter called the "Agreements") contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

(4) None of the Agreements purports to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

(5) The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social 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.

Section 2. Ultimate Finding and Determination. The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the industrial Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority's financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

Section 3. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

Section 4. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to April 17, 2002.

#2 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Chittendon Bank to Degree Controls, Inc., in Milford, New Hampshire. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON APRIL 17, 2002 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Chittendon Bank to Degree Controls, Inc. 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 loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Rajesh Nair, President of Degree Controls, Inc. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wheeler introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CHITTENDON BANK TO DEGREE CONTROLS, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek. 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 Wieczorek and Councilor Wheeler; 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 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM CHITTENDEN BANK TO DEGREE CONTROLS, INC.

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $2,000,000 from Chittenden Bank to Degree Controls, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) of the proposed financing;

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to award the recommended guarantee upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

1. Findings and Determinations. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

(a) Special Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

(ii) Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and to ensure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

(b) General Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

(ii) The award of the guarantee as proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(iii) The award of the guarantee as proposed 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.

(iv) The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

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

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

Passed and Agreed to April 17, 2002.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#3 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized the Department of Resources and Economic Development to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Office of State Planning in the amount of $37,500 for completing the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Further authorized to accept and expend funds, as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#3A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a part-time, temporary, class 50, Planning Technician II, LG 17 position, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 under the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Funding is entirely federal. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend additional funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $168,792.79 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 and to amend the current budget as specified in letter.

#4 Authorized agreement with Planning Decisions, Inc., York Harbor, ME in the amount of $50,000 for technical planning assistance on the Smart Growth Toolkit project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#5 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Complex Systems Research Center, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH in the amount of $21,485 in federal funds, under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#6 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Exeter River Local Advisory Committee, Exeter, NH in the amount of $3,500 under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#7 Authorized sole source agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH in the amount of $20,000 under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project effective May 1, 2002 to April 30, 2003.

#8 Authorized to amend agreement with the Department of Environmental Services (originally approved at G&C meeting of February 20, 2002 Item #6), increasing the amount by $20,520 to $186,240 to modify the work tasks and reporting requirements, as specified in letter dated April 3, 2002.
(2) Further authorized the Department of Environmental Services to accept and expend these additional funds effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003 to complete additional tasks under the NH Estuaries Project.

#9 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with the City of Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of March 3, 1999 Item #7, amended May 23, 2001 Item #3), to extend the end date from December 31, 2001 to October 31, 2002, as specified in letter dated March 20, 2002.

#10 Authorized to amend retroactively agreement with Sullivan County, Newport, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of October 23, 1996 Late Item #B, amended February 17, 1999 Item #8), extending Exhibit B, 3.0 from October 31, 2001 to June 30, 2002 to allow time necessary to complete job creation goals as specified in letter dated March 6, 2002.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

#11 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, authorized to accept and expend a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $50,000 to be used for start up costs for a new Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, as specified in letter dated April 4, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2003.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

#12 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH as a grant recipient under the Weatherization Assistance Program during the period April 17, 2002 to October 17, 2002 in an amount not to exceed $76,532 as specified in letter dated March 17, 2002.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#13 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, resolved to nominate to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Lt. Col. Duane Kellogg, Jr., Kittery, ME.

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#14 Authorized to accept unsolicited, no-cost offer from Cisco Systems, Lexington, MA to provide telecommunications services, effective May 1, 2002 or date of G&C approval, whichever is later and as specified in letter dated April 8, 2002.

#14A Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers authorized for Fiscal Year 2002 during the month of March 2002.

#14B Authorized to accept and place on file the list of Salary and Benefit Adjustment Transfers authorized for the month of March 2002.

#14C Authorized Surplus Property Program to expend $21,438 from accumulated surplus for emergency roof replacement as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#15 Authorized Working Capital Warrant No. 02-11 in the amount of $310,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of May 2002.
(2) Authorized acceptance of Working Capital Warrant No. 02-09 reporting expenditures of $413,167,321.69 for the month of March and the balance of $36,832,678.31 be lapsed.

#16 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a one-year lease extension with the Town of Hillsborough, NH in the amount of $11,681.64 for office and courtroom space for the Hillsborough District Court effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Further authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate as specified in letter dated March 28, 2002.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#17 Approve the following resolution as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002: RESOLVED: That the Commissioner of Treasury shall invest and reinvest any surplus funds of the State, in accordance with the provisions of RSA 6:8. RESOLVED: That Michael A. Ablowich, Commissioner of Treasury, be and hereby is, designated to act as custodian of all such funds and of other trust funds of the State.

#18 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue check as listed in the total amount of $3 as specified in letter dated April 1, 2002.

#19 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks as listed in the total amount of $15,117.18.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#20 Authorized to designate Anne Edwards, position #9U285 and Kelly Ayotte, position #9U426 as Associate Attorneys General, effective upon G&C approval and to approve salary increases of $1,000 each as specified in letter dated April 3, 2002.

#21 Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $18,328.01 effective upon G&C approval, as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002.

#22 Authorized to accept and expend $238,960 of civil penalty funds into the non-lapsing Public Protection litigation account established by G&C on June 24, 1998 for special assistance in our Charitable Trusts Unit and Consumer Protection Bureau, as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002.

#23 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to DENY the petition of Alexander Brian Diaz requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Credit Card Fraud.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy d/b/a Gerald P McCarthy Properties, W. Wareham, MA for office space located at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH for a term of five years from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2007 in annual costs of $178,557 at an amount not to exceed $892,785.
(2) Authorized to make a one-time payment of $28,500 to be made to Gerald P. McCarthy d/b/a Gerald P McCarthy Properties upon satisfactory completion of renovations to office space located at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH, as specified in letter dated April 3, 2002.

JUDICIAL COUNCIL

#23B The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, approved the request for $450,000 in additional general funds through June 30, 2003 to cover increased costs associated with the increased caseload of indigent defense cases and related ancillary service costs, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#24 Approve an exception of Administrative Rule ADM 308.05(c), (2) retroactive to February 3-5, 2002 for travel to Washington, DC by the Retirement System's Executive Director, using an agency automobile as opposed to air fare, for the purpose of attending the National Council on Teacher Retirement Annual Conference.

#25 Authorized to reclassify position #13745 from Deputy Executive Director, SG 32 to Field Auditor SG 20 as specified in letter dated April 4, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#26 Authorized New Hampshire State Library to accept and expend grants totaling $2,000 for Kids, Books and the Arts from the following organizations, as specified in letter dated March 28, 2002: Cogswell Benevolent Trust of Manchester, NH in the amount of $1,500 and Lavoie Foundation of Suncook, NH in the amount of $500.

#27 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development in the amount of $35,000 for repairs to the John Wingate Weeks Estate in Lancaster, NH effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.
(2) Authorized the Department of Resources and Economic Development to accept and expend $35,000 from the Department of Cultural Resources for repairs to the John Wingate Weeks Estate in Lancaster, NH, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#28 Authorized Division of the Library to award FY 2002 Library Services and Technology Act grants in the amount of $20,655 to the library associations as specified in letter dated April 3, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#29 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized sole source agreement with Val Morgan Cinema Advertising in the amount of $62,511 to coordinate the on-screen slide broadcast activities for seventeen cinemas located throughout New Hampshire effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized to accept and expend funds from the Governor's Office of Energy and Community Services in the amount of $1,000 for the purchase of a secondary license of the Regional Economic Models Inc., economic modeling license held by NHES, as specified in letter dated April 3, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#31 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to TABLE the request to enter into service agreement with First Choice Office Services in the amount of $30,000 annually for a total agreement limitation of $90,000 for office furniture installation and repair services at offices statewide, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#32 Authorized to utilize the banking services of Citizens Bank, suite 1, 234 White Mountain Highway, Conway, NH as the depository of funds for the New Hampshire State Liquor Store #23, Conway, NH, as specified in letter dated April 4, 2002.

#33 Authorized sole source Amendment #2 to agreement with Waste Management of NH-Rochester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 25, 1997 Item #63, amended November 9, 2000 Item #54), increasing the contract price limitation by $15,500 to $89,574.25 for providing rubbish removal for various liquor store location in New Hampshire, as specified in letter dated March 19, 2002.

#34 Authorized Amendment #1 to agreement with Law Warehouses, Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of March 19, 1997 Item 43A), extending the end date from April 30, 2002 to April 30, 2007 for providing continued bailment storage, handling and transportation of liquor, wine, supplies and equipment, as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#35 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to increase the hourly rate for Dietary Consultants from $25 per hour to $30 per hour effective upon G&C approval, as specified in letter dated March 14, 2002.
(2) Further authorized to add Christine Lauer, Candia, NH to approved list of dietary consultants with an estimated cost of $5,880 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#36 Authorized contract with Brigade Fire Protection, Inc., Boscawen, NH in the amount of $23,670 per year for a total contract price of $47,340 for inspections and repairs on sprinkler systems at the New Hampshire Prison Facilities, effective April 28, 2002 through April 28, 2004 as specified in letter dated March 25, 2002.

#37 Authorized retroactively, contract with Path Lab Inc., Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $178,433 for Laboratory services at the New Hampshire Prison Facilities, effective April 11, 2002 through April 11, 2004, as specified in letter dated March 26, 2002.

#38 Authorized to amend retroactively, sole source agreement with Path Lab, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of January 24, 2001 Item #70), increasing the price by $4,000 to $17,699 as specified in letter dated March 28, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#39 Authorized transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain ski area for the quarter ending March 31, 2002 the amount of $73,000 from Contractual Maint.-Bldg. & Grnds. account to the Equipment account, as specified in letter dated April 1, 2002.

#40 Authorized to accept and place on file the "Information Item" of the Bureau of Ski Operations regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending March 31, 2002.

#41 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Trails Bureau to enter into Recreational Trails Program grants, totaling $558,422.30 with the organizations as listed in attachment to letter dated April 2, 2002.

#42 Authorized to enter into grant agreement with New Hampshire International Trade Association of Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $25,000 for funding the NHITA Export Enhancement Program, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized to accept a $1,000 donation from the Vermont Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation to be deposited into the Turkey Management account.

#44 Authorized to accept a $3,000 donation from the New Hampshire Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation to be deposited into the Turkey Management account.

#45 Authorized to hold meeting for providing training and recognition of volunteer instructors involved with the mandated hunter, bowhunter and trapper education programs of the Fish and Game Department. Cost of supplies and awards will not exceed $3,000.
(2) Further authorized contract with Capital Hotel Company 1, LLC d/b/a Courtyard Marriott & Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $8,425 for annual recognition dinner for the volunteer hunter education instructors to be held July 27, 2002, effective upon G&C approval through August 27, 2002.

#46 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to extend two full-time Temporary Biological Technician positions, #8T013 and #8T014, previously approved by the Division of Personnel for less than one year, in the Nongame and Endangered Species Program, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#47 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with John Brown & Sons, Inc., Weare, NH in the amount of $18,000 to conduct habitat enhancement for the Endangered Karner blue butterfly at the Concord Municipal Airport, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#48 Authorized to retroactively accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $45,000 under the US Environmental Protection Agency Supplemental Grant for the RCRA Corrective Action Program, as specified in letter dated March 18, 2002 and effective from July 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002.

#49 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $24,442 from the Office of State Planning under a Memorandum of Agreement most frequently amended on February 20, 2002 Item #5. This and prior amendments involve estuary tasks such as initiating clam and oyster toxic monitoring and developing an innovative storm water treatment technologies guide for the Office of State Planning Estuaries Project, as specified in letter dated March 20, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#50 Authorized Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend additional funds in the amount of $1,200,000 for reimbursement to owners of facilities for oil discharge cleanup, as specified in letter dated March 21, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#51 Authorized Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend additional funds in the amount of $500,000 for reimbursement to owners of facilities for oil discharge cleanup, as specified in letter dated March 21, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#52 Authorized to accept and expend $165,720 from the Office of State Planning for the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, as specified in letter dated March 14, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#53 Authorized to accept and expend $3,840.63 in federal funds for the New Hampshire Shellfish Program from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Water Act Section 106, as specified in letter dated April 4, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003.

#54 Authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of October 14, 1999 Item #45), in the principal amount of $2,500,000 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Administrative Rules Env-C 500 as specified in letter dated March 27, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval.

#55 Authorized Allonge to Promissory Note with Walter Borowski in the principal amount of $98,000 for financing the extension of a water main for Brookside Terrace under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Administrative Rules Env-C 500 as specified in letter dated March 27, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval.

#56 Authorized contract with Aquatic Control Technology, Inc., Sutton, MA in the amount of $14,400 for variable milfoil control in Turtle Pond, Concord and Gorham Pond, Dunbarton, NH as specified in letter dated April 4, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#57 Authorized to retroactively amend Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 29, 1998 Item #114), by extending the end date from December 31, 2001 to December 31, 2002.

#58 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to Androscoggin Valley Regional Refuse Disposal District, Berlin, NH for an amount not to exceed $4,979.75 for conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2002.

#59 Authorized agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH in the amount of $5,400 in order to implement water quality planning programs as required by the federal Clean Water Act, as specified in letter dated April 4, 2002 and December 31, 2002.

#60 Authorized to amend Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Laconia Watershed Advisory Committee, Laconia, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 10, 2001 Item #44), by extending the completion dated from June 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated April 4, 2002.

#61 Authorized grant agreement with the Town of Newmarket, NH in the amount of $8,996 for storm drainage system mapping, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#62 Authorized grant agreement with the Town of Meredith, NH in the amount of $35,161 for installation of BMPs and the surfacing of Batchelder Hill Road to alleviate the sediment load entering the lake, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#63 Authorized grant agreement with the Advocates of North Mill Pond, Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $35,500 for watershed restoration efforts to Hodgson Brook, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#64 Authorized grant agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH in the amount of $12,020 for storm drainage system mapping, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#65 Authorized grant agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH in the amount of $14,250 for providing recommended nonpoint source pollution reduction measures and improvements for water quality, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#66 Authorized grant agreement with the Manchester Water Works, Manchester, NH in the amount of $35,000 for their Water Education & Conservation Awareness Program, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#67 Authorized grant agreement with the Town of Littleton, NH in the amount of $23,640 for drainage system mapping and modeling, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#68 Authorized grant agreement with The Garden Club of Dublin, Dublin, NH in the amount of $18,000 for installation of erosion control measures on the Dublin Lake shoreline, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#69 Authorized grant agreement with the Green Mountain Conservation Group, South Effingham, NH in the amount of $15,000 for water quality monitoring of the Ossipee watershed, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#70 Authorized grant agreement with the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Sunapee, NH in the amount of $3,486 for installation of roadway nonpoint source pollution reduction best management practices, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#71 Authorized grant agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH in the amount of $9,680 for shoreline habitat assessment and land protection along the Exeter River, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#72 Authorized grant agreement with the Granite State Designers and Installers Association, Concord, NH in the amount of $7,300 for classroom and on-site seminars on erosion control work, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#73 Authorized grant agreement with the NH Auto & Truck Recyclers' Association in the amount of $28,255 for installation of auto recycler fluid management Best Management Practices, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#74 Authorized grant agreement with Trout Unlimited, Concord, NH in the amount of $13,850 for a topographic survey and corridor restoration design of Black Brook, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#75 ITEM NOT USED.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of Administration

#76 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division of Child Support Services/New England Child Support Enforcement System (NECSES) Support Unit to reclassify vacant position #12374 from Case Technician II, SG 16 to Technical Support Specialist I, SG 17.

#77 Authorized agreement with Wayne Thibodeau Sr.'s Reliable Janitorial Service, Concord, NH for carpet cleaning services in the amount of $12,540.36 effective April 18, 2002 or date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2005.

Office of Health Planning and Medicaid

#78 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to award a grant to the Hitchcock Foundation, Lebanon, NH to provide supporting funds towards the Medical Home Improvement Project for recruitment of four Registered Nurses, and to fund a one-time medical home survey/report, as specified in letter dated February 19, 2002 in the amount of $42,500 effective October 1, 2001 or date of G&C approval, whichever is later.

Office of Community and Public Health

#79 Authorized Bureau of Radiological Health agreement for assistance in processing radioactive material license applications with Vicki D. Jeffs of Shelbyville, KY in the amount of $8,000 effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2002 as specified in letter dated February 25, 2002. Sole Source.

#79A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to accept and expend $205,423 in federal funds; and subject to approval of prior request: Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary Administrator of Planning and Coordination LG 30 position through June 30, 2003; as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#79B The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend $297,291 in federal funds; and subject to approval of prior request: Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary Public Health Nurse Coordinator LG 21 position through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#79C The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend $158,432 in federal funds from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002; and subject to approval of prior request: Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary of Assistant State Epidemiologist LG 23, and Toxicologist II LG 26, positions through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#79D The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to accept and expend $357,074 in federal funds; and subject to approval of prior request: Further authorized to establish three full-time temporary positions: one Supervisor IV position LG 25 , an Assistant State Epidemiologist position LG 23 and Secretary II position LG 9 through June 30, 2003; as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#79E The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Bureau of Maternal & Child Health to accept and expend $420,806 in federal funds as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002; and subject to approval of prior request: Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary Program Specialist III LG 23 position, one full-time temporary Systems Development Specialist V LG 28 and one part-time temporary Secretary II LG 9 position; effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#79F Authorized Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend $82,735 in federal funds from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#79G The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Bureau of Health Risk Assessment to accept and expend $71,248 in federal funds as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002; and subject to approval of prior request: Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary Secretary II LG 9 position; effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#79H The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management to accept and expend $82,389 in federal funds as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002; and subject to approval of prior request: Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary Program Planner II position LG 25; effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#80 Authorized Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to amend an existing agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Lebanon, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #129), to provide services to maintain an Administrative and Screening Center for Breast and Cervical Cancer, increasing the amount by $272,600 to $562,100 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval.

#81 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #71), increasing the amount from $906,101 to $1,812,202 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#82 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #67), increasing the amount from $626,662 to $1,253,324 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#83 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc., Littleton, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #65), increasing the amount from $128,487 to $256,974 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#84 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #70), increasing the amount from $419,267 to $838,534 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#85 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Avis Goodwin Community Health Center, Inc., Rochester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #66), increasing the amount from $113,230 to $226,460 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#86 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Inc., Center Ossipee, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #69), increasing the amount from $150,571 to $301,142 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#87 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Berlin, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #73), increasing the amount from $2,552 to $5,104 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#88 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #72), increasing the amount from $329,650 to $659,300 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#89 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Coos County Family Health Services, Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #68), increasing the amount from $113,230 to $226,460 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

#90 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to amend agreement with Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, Inc., Lebanon, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #127), increasing the amount from $112,009 to $224,018 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 effective upon G&C approval, for providing WIC and Commodity Supplemental Food Program services.

Division for Children, Youth and Families

#91 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend agreement with New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 5, 2001 Item #120), for support services for victims of sexual and domestic violence, increasing the price by $112,057 to $1,454,057 effective upon G&C approval. Sole Source.

#92 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to pay membership fee to the Child Welfare League of America, Washington, DC in an amount not to exceed $26,969 effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002 for annual membership renewal. Retroactive.

#92A Authorized Division for Juvenile Justice Services to accept and expend $1,575,000 in federal funds awarded by the New Hampshire Department of Justice for juvenile facilities, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Division of Child Support Services

#93 Authorized agreement for lockbox services with ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc., Washington, DC in the amount of $2,774,494.23 for the period May 1, 2002 through April 30, 2005.

#93A Authorized to accept and expend $230,152 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#94 Authorized Division of Children, Youth, and Families and Division of Child Support Services to amend agreement with the Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 19, 2001 Item #238), to provide a Parenthood Initiative program in the Berlin District Office catchment area (Coos County), increasing the amount by $89,896 to $239,896 effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2002.

New Hampshire Hospital

#95 Authorized to amend the Consultants List originally approved by G&C on June 20, 2001 Item #235 by adding Concord Neurological Associates, PA, Concord, NH at the rate of $120 per hour, retroactive to February 15, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

Division of Developmental Services

#96 Authorized agreement for premium billing and collection services with the New Hampshire Healthy Kids Corporation, Concord, NH in the amount of $16,000 for the period retroactive to February 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004.

Division of Elderly and Adult Services

#97 Authorized agreement with Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc., Manchester, NH to provide educational programs using the "Train the Trainer" model to better meet the needs of people living with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders in an amount not to exceed $73,060 effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2002.

#98 Authorized agreement with Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc., Manchester, NH to develop culturally and linguistically and linguistically appropriate information about services for minorities living with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders and their informal caregivers in Hillsborough County and assist in dissemination of this information in an amount not to exceed $48,800 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#99 Authorized to amend agreement with Somersworth Housing Authority, Somersworth, NH to provide Nutrition services (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #198), increasing the amount by $17,461.18 to $782,946.46 effective retroactive to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

#100 Authorized to amend agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Inc., Center Ossipee, NH to provide Nutrition services, (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #204), increasing the amount by $10,154.73 to $408,978.81 effective retroactive to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

#101 Authorized to amend agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc., Lebanon, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #171), to provide Adult Group Day Care, Nutrition, Transportation, Outreach and Transportation and Support Services for Retired Senior Volunteer Program services, increasing the amount by $47,101.41 to $1,793,244.39 effective retroactive to July 1, 2001.

#102 Authorized to amend agreement with Newfound Area Nursing Association, Bristol, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #176), to provide Homemaker and Home Health Aide services, increasing the amount by $452 to $36,865.50 effective retroactive to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

#103 Authorized to amend agreement with St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., Merrimack, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #201), to provide Nutrition, Transportation, Support Services , increasing the amount by $63,514.12 to $2,887,915.74 effective retroactive to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

#104 Authorized to amend agreement with Newport Senior Center, Inc., Newport, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #171), to provide Nutrition, Transportation, and Outreach services, increasing the amount by $19,278.46 to $976,419.72 effective retroactive to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

#105 Authorized to amend agreement with Holiday Center, Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #188), to provide Adult Group Day Care, and Transportation services, increasing the amount by $1,412.36 to $216,708.98 effective retroactive to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

BOARD OF MEDICINE

#105A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin: pursuant to the provisions of NH RSA 9:16-a, Transfers and Reductions Authorized; approved to transfer $5,002.25 to pay Computer Consultants, telephone and postage through FY 02, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#106 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $59,750 Basic Participation and Data Collection from the US Department of Education, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 and as specified in letter dated March 6, 2002.

#107 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with R. Christopher Rueggeberg, Canterbury, NH in an amount not to exceed $22,500 to provide technical assistance and writing services in the development, and revision of the State Board rules, as specified in letter dated March 18, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#108 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend contract with Barbara Boyd Wilson, sole proprietor, Kittery, ME (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 5, 2001 Item #70), as facilitator for an additional Cohort II team, increasing the price by $6,500 to $19,000. Sole source.

#109 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized sole source contract with Albert Elwell, sole proprietor, York, ME to provide facilitation services in an amount not to exceed $10,500 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.

#110 Authorized to conduct a two, one-day facilitator and liaison session to be held at the Wayfarer Inn, Bedford, NH on May 7, 2002 for Cohort VI and on June 18, 2002 for Cohort Two, Cohort Three, and Cohort Four at a total cost not to exceed $6,449.90.
(2) Further authorized contract with Wayfarer Inn, Bedford, NH to provide meeting space and meals for the Best Schools Leadership Institute facilitators and employees of the Department of Education on May 7, 2002 and June 18, 2002 in an amount not to exceed $6,048.40 that is a part of the total cost. (3) Further authorized the reimbursement of mileage expenses for Department of Education personnel or their designee, in an amount not to exceed $401.50 that is a part of total cost.

#111 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to conduct a one-day Best Schools Leadership Institute Cohort 1, Cohort 2, and Cohort 3 semi-annual progress meeting to be held at the Center of New Hampshire, Holiday Inn, Manchester, NH on May 8, 2002 at a total cost not to exceed $17,640.78.
(2) Further authorized contract with The Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH to provide meeting space and meals for said training sessions on May 8, 2002 in an amount not to exceed $17,030.50. (3) Further authorized the reimbursement of mileage expenses for Department of Education personnel or their designee, in an amount not to exceed $610.28 that is a part of total cost. (4) Further authorized to exercise the right to reschedule this meeting from the original date in case of unforeseen circumstances to a date not to go beyond June 30, 2002.

#112 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with Pro Temps Employment Services, Inc., Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $7,500 to archive public school records by scanning onto CD-ROM effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

#113 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $47,690.64 to develop an evaluation strategy of the Transition to Teaching Grant as specified in letter dated March 13, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#114 Authorized contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc., Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $60,000 to provide a needs assessment effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.
(2) Further authorized to make an initial advanced payment of $25,000 upon approval of the contract and advanced quarterly payments for the remaining balance for services to be provided under the terms of the contract. (3) Further authorized to withhold 10% of the contract until satisfactory completion of all contract requirements.

#115 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with Twin State Women's Network, Bellows Falls, VT in an amount not to exceed $4,750 to conduct a community-based youth outreach program effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002. Further authorized to make an advance payment of $2,375 upon approval of the contract.

#116 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with AIDS Response Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $4,750 to conduct a community-based youth outreach program effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#117 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized contract with Daniel G. Boudette Specialized Turf Services, Pembroke, NH in the amount of $7,732 for athletic field maintenance, effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#118 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $1,773 additional grant from the Attorney Generals' office titled "Spots Server" effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002 and as specified in letter dated March 25, 2002.

#119 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $7,006.76 Federal Grant from the Highway Safety Agency titled "DMV Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Patrols" effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2002 and as specified in letter dated April 1, 2002.

#120 Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training retroactive, sole source contract with Interstate Emergency Unit Fire Mutual Aid, Inc., to conduct two Firefighter I Courses for a total cost of $32,292 as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002 and to be held from March 2002 through July 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#121 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Contract Approval: Statewide Wildflowers 12995-F, Contract #616254 with Salmon Falls Nursery, Inc., Berwick, ME on the basis of a low bid of $75,441.15 providing for the establishment and maintenance of wildflowers in Districts 5 & 6 at locations in: Candia, Lee, Stratham, Hooksett, Concord, Epping and Dover as specified in letter dated March 13, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2003. Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of 15% of the contract be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#121A Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $25,000 to reimburse the Plymouth and Lincoln Railroad, Conway Scenic Railroad and NH Central Railroad for weed control on various portions of the state-owned railroad lines, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#121B The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $160,000 to purchase railroad crossties and other track materials for continued maintenance of active state-owned railroad lines, as specified in letter dated April 10, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#122 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Contract Approval: Statewide Wildflowers 12995-d, Contract #616265 with Alan J. Baumann, Jr., d/b/a Rocky Mountain Farm Co., Alton, NH on the basis of a low bid of $47,859 providing for the establishment and maintenance of wildflowers on: NH Route 103, NH Route 103B in Newbury, NH Route 12 and Old Claremont Road in Charlestown, I-89 in New London and NH 12 in North Charlestown as specified in letter dated March 13, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2003. Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of 15% of the contract be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#123 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Contract Approval: Statewide Wildflowers 12995-C, Contract #616264 with Alan J. Baumann, Jr., d/b/a Rocky Mountain Farm Co., Alton, NH on the basis of a low bid of $29,576 providing for the establishment and maintenance of wildflowers on NH Route 302 in Carroll and I-93 in Lincoln, NH, as specified in letter dated March 13, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2003. Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of 15% of the contract be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#124 Authorized to accept and place on file the Contemplated Award List for the period March 15, 2002 through March 26, 2002.

#125 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to pay on behalf of attendees, the Grand Summit Resort Hotel & Conference Center Attitash Bear Peak, Bartlett, NH an amount not to exceed $41,587 for cost of facility, food and audio visual aids to hold the North Atlantic Transportation Planning Officials Conference on August 25-28, 2002 as specified in letter dated March 13, 2002. Further authorized $2,000 be budgeted for the publicity, organizational expenses, and contingency funds for the conference, for a total of $43,587.
(2) Further authorized to accept funds from participants representing state agencies, other state and provinces, vendors, the Federal Government, regional planning agencies, and municipalities to recover conference facility costs.

#126 Authorized agreement with Advance Transit, Inc., Wilder, VT in an amount not to exceed $603,244 (80% in federal funds), for replacement of two heavy-duty transit buses. as specified in letter dated March 8, 2002. Advance Transit will provide the required 10% matching funds, and 10% matching funds are provided from State Capital Budget funds.

#127 Authorized agreement with Concord Coach Lines, Inc., Concord, NH for an amount not to exceed $28,000 to retrofit one coach with wheelchair accessibility features as specified in letter dated March 8, 2002. Concord Coach Lines, Inc., will provide 20% matching funds, no State funds are involved.

#128 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to pay the University Conference Office at the University of New Hampshire Durham, NH an amount not to exceed $12,250 for costs of facility, food and audio visual aids to hold Bicycle/Pedestrian Conference on May 15, 2002. Further authorized $1,000 be budgeted for publicity, organizational expenses and contingency funds for conference, bringing total funding for this contract to $13,250. Further authorized to accept and deposit a $25 per person registration fee and charges for booth space at the conference.

#129 Authorized contract with RCC Consultants Inc., Woodbridge, NJ in funds totaling $178,900 for consultant services to develop a strategic plan for statewide deployment of a fiber optic and wireless telecommunications network utilizing the State's Limited Access Right of Way, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#130 Authorized agreement with Appledore Engineering Inc., Pease Int'l Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH for a total fee not to exceed $175,000 for engagement of Underwater Bridge Inspections Contractor, for various bridges as specified in letter dated March 27, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#131 Authorized agreement with Rizzo Associates, Inc., Manchester, NH and Framingham, MA for a total fee not to exceed $182,218 for engagement of engineering services for study of construction of widening of NH Route 108 in the Towns of Durham and Newmarket, NH as specified in letter dated March 14, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through 20 months from the date of the Notice to Proceed.

#132 Authorized to increase the contingency for Contract #616006 with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 25, 2001 Item #220), by $175,200.72 to $354,000 and revise contract encumbrance to $2,141,992.75 for pavement rehabilitation and safety work beginning at the Massachusetts State Line, proceed north approximately 5.8 miles to the Salem Town line.

#133 Authorized Contract #616259 with Brox Industries, Inc., Dracut, MA on the basis of a low bid of $1,256,682.50 that provides for 8.42 miles of pavement resurfacing in the Towns of Merrimack and Bow and the Cities of Manchester and Concord, NH, effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2002. . Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of 5% of the contract be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#134 Authorized Contract #616261 with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,337,911 that provides for 8.33 miles of pavement resurfacing in the Towns of Greenland and Hampton and in the Cities of Portsmouth and Dover, NH, effective upon G&C approval through September 20, 2002. Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of 5% of the contract be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#135 Authorized consultant service agreement for the period to December 31, 2002 with Roger Moody, for Professional Engineering Services for Construction Administration, for the Rehabilitation of Concord to Lincoln Railroad Bridge #C1.72, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $30,000 as specified in letter dated April 2, 2002. Sole Source.

#136 Authorized contract with Multi-State Roofing, Inc., Winchendon, MA for a lump sum price of $61,114 for replacing roof at the NH Police Academy, Concord, NH, as specified in letter dated March 5, 2002. Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of $8,886 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#137 Authorized contract with Meridian Construction Corporation, Laconia, NH for a lump sum price of $317,476 for Fire Suppression System, NH State Library, Concord, NH, as specified in letter dated March 5, 2002. Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of $12,694.03 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#138 Authorized contract with Gerard A. Laflamme, Inc., Londonderry, NH for a lump sum price of $6,660 for Capacitor Bank Installation, Brown Building, Concord, NH as specified in letter dated March 12, 2002. Further resolved that a contingency in the amount of $1,000 be approved for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#139 Approve the request of Robert E. Doughty to remove existing 6 ft. by 30 ft. piling supported dock, permanently remove an existing 10 ft. 8 inch by 14 ft. deck, fill 624 sq. ft. to construct 34 linear ft. of breakwater, in a dogleg configuration, with a 6 ft. gap at the shoreline, and a 4 ft. by 30 ft. cantilevered pier connected to a t ft. by 30 ft. piling supported dock by a 4 ft. by 11 ft. 11 in piling supported walkway on an average of 100 ft. of frontage on Sleeper Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton, NH.

#140 Approve the request of Greg Ward to permanently remove a 4 ft. by 24 ft. seasonal dock and fill 1250 sq. ft. to construct 40 linear ft. of breakwater, in an "I" configuration, with an 8 ft. gap at the shoreline, and a 4 ft. by 40 ft. cantilevered pier accessed by a 4 ft. by 8 ft. walkway, on an average of 107 ft. of frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton, NH.

#141 Approve the request of Turgeon Family Limited Partnership to amend permit to construct a seasonal 3 ft. by 30 ft. hinged dock to an 8 ft. by 16 ft. float, providing one slip on 220 ft. of frontage. Fill 1,619 sq. ft. of riverine tidal wetland for the installation of 12 inch angular rip-rap for the stabilization of the shoreline along the Cocheco River. Temporarily impact 296 sq. ft. of riverine tidal wetland for construction access for the stabilization of the shoreline. Total project impacts to DES Wetlands Bureau jurisdiction, permanent and temporary, is 2,133 sq. ft. This project was previously approved by Governor and Council at it meeting of July 14, 2000.

#142 Approve the request of Richard H. Egan to amend permit to remove an existing 6 ft. by 14 ft. concrete pad and 20 ft. long stone jetty. Fill 500 sq. ft. to construct a 30 ft. breakwater with a 10 ft. Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH. This project was previously approved by Governor and Council at its meeting of May 24, 2000.

#143 Approve Brooks and Mary Kennedy request to construct a 3 ft. by 70 ft. permanent pier to an 8 by 16 ft. float, total dock length 78 ft., providing one slip on 95 ft. of frontage on property located on the Piscataqua Back Channel in New Castle, NH.

#144 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on Items #N, O, P and Q approved the following Tuition Requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay the Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $588.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna L. Raymond, Administrator I, in the course entitled "Reasoning".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shelia Cardamone, Assistant Professor, in the course entitled "Teaching with Writing".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $430.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheri Gonthier, Financial Aid Officer, in the course entitled "Human Relations in Administration".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the Pennsylvania State University World Campus, University Park, PA, the sum of $951.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Marcley, Assistant Professor, in the distance learning course entitled "The Teaching of Adults".

E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the Pennsylvania State University World Campus, University Park, PA, the sum of $951.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Ann Smith, Assistant Professor, in the distance learning course entitled "Program Planning in Adult Education".

F. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elizabeth Durant, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor, in the Internet course entitled "Cross Cultural Counseling".

G. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $576.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn G.M. Hodges, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Advanced Accounting I".

H. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $2,569.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jean Mainguy, Rehabilitation Counselor II, in the courses entitled "Child & Family Services Assessment & Intervention" and "Women's Issues on Aging".

I. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay the Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $576.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janice Wing, Business Administrator I, in the course entitled "U.S. History Since 1945".

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Diver's Den Dive Shop, Manchester, NH, the sum of $240.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Courser, Carpenter II, in the course entitled "Scuba Diving Course".

K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Diver's Den Dive Shop, Manchester, NH, the sum of $240.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Thoroughgood, Carpenter II, in the course entitled "Scuba Diving Course".

L. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Employee Assistance Program - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,152.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia A. Thompson, Administrative Assistant, in the courses entitled "Human Relations in Administration" and "Business Communications".

M. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Developmental Services - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $999.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen Kimball, Program Planning & Review Specialist, in the course entitled "Managerial Applications of Quantitative Techniques".

N. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,720.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Bishop, Administrator III, in the courses entitled "Staffing and Supervision" and "Project III".

O. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,234.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elaine Surrell, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the courses entitled "Mediation and Conflict" and "Human Behavior in the Social Environment III".

P. LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina M. Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled "Human Relations in Administration".

Q. LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $635.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Steven Shea, Senior Accounting Technician, in the course entitled "Science of Society I".

R. NH HOSPITAL- Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $588.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Irene H. Varney, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled "Race & Ethnic Relations".

S. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $576.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heather Fritzky, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Advanced Accounting I".

T. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Norman J. Patenaude, Deputy Director, in the course entitled "Graduate Seminar on Public Policy".

#145 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on Item #B approved the following Travel Requests:

A. BOARD OF ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS - Request permission for (1) employee, Patti Fowler, Administrator or designee, to travel to Falls Church, VA on April 30 - May 3, 2002, to attend the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium/Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Spring Board Meeting. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by train. Total Cost: $1,110.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds. Registration Fee: $85.00.

B. EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Stephen Bos, Education Consultant, or designee, to travel to Jacksonville, FL, on May 12 -17, 2002, to attend the Program Quality Initiative Institute and NACTEI Conference. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. Total Cost: $1,290.14. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $325.00.

C. SAFETY, Fire Standards and Training - Request permission for (1) employee, John Uitts, Fire Services Instructor/Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Emmitsburg, MD on April 21 - 27, 2002, to attend the Review of Federal Fire Grant Submissions for Cities and Towns in NH. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $170.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fire Stds/EMS Fund. No Registration Fees.

D. SAFETY, Fire Standards and Training - Request permission for (1) employee, Dennis Rosolen, Administrator I, or designee, to travel to Emmitsburg, MD on May 5 - 11, 2002, to attend the Review of Federal Fire Grant Submissions for Cities and Towns in NH. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $170.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fire Stds/EMS Fund. No Registration Fees.

E. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Charles R. Schmidt, Civil Engineer VI or designee, to travel to Asheville, NC on April 21 - 26, 2002, to attend the Annual AASHTO Subcommittee on Right-of-Way and Utilities. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. Total Cost: $1,320.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fee: $250.00.

F. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission for (2) employees, Mark W. Richardson, Civil Engineer VII, and Mark D. Whittemore, Civil Engineer VI, or designee, to travel to Atlantic City, NJ on May 19 - 24, 2002, to attend the Annual AASHTO Subcommittee on Bridge & Structures Meeting. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $2,200.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fee: $400.00.

LATE ITEMS:

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

A. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Authorized sole source contract with Safe Transportation Training Specialists, LLD, Carmel, IN, in the amount of $15,998.00 for training of individuals groups and communities on tank truck related hazardous materials incidents.

B. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Authorized to expend $32,000.00 in excess engineering services revenue and $300,000.00 in excess mechanical services revenue and transfer $1,789,500.00 between accounts and classes. Fiscal Committee Approved.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting for Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 10:30 a.m., at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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