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Minutes
April 28, 1999
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
April 28,1999
10:30 a.m.
#9

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of April 7, 1999.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the April 7, 1999 meeting.

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

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

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Elaine Murphy-Maltais, Epsom
(Employer-Insurer)
Effective: April 1, 1999
Reason: Employed by Labor Department April 2, 1999

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

DIVISION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD
Susan E. Lynch, M.D., Hopkinton
Merrimack County
Succeeding: Patricia Edwards, Concord
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: July 1, 2000

BOARD OF ENGINEERS
Kenneth W. Malcolm, Hampton
Public Member
Succeeding: Nancy Kinner, Durham (resigned)
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: August 21, 2001

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD
Robert J. Moses, Concord
Health Care Insurer
Succeeding: Joseph Marcille, Concord (reached term limit)
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: April 19, 2002

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE
Masood Samii, Ph.D., Merrimack
Rep. of Academic Community
Succeeding: Orrin Laferte, Manchester
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: Serves at the pleasure of Governor and Council

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
David Clarke, Claremont
Member of Fish & Game Commission
Succeeding: George Disnard, Claremont (resigned from Fish & Game Commission)
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: August 22, 2000

DIVISION OF LIBRARIES DIRECTOR
Michael York, Goffstown
Nominated by Commissioner
Succeeding: Kendall Wiggin, New Boston (resigned)
Effective: April 28, 1999
Salary: Group N, Step 4 - $57,776
TERM: February 12, 2002

MOUNT WASHINGTON COMMISSION
Paul H. Ingersoll, Sr., Berlin
Succeeding: Stephen E. Powell, Jackson (resigned)
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: July 2, 2004

STATE RADIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Edward J. Farmlett, M.D., Laconia
Medical
Succeeding: Kenneth DeHart, M.D., Laconia (resigned)
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: October 14, 1999

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PODIATRISTS
Hal B. Goolman, DPM, Lancaster
Succeeding: John Hammond, Wolfeboro (reached term limit)
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: April 27, 2004

BOARD OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY
Rita A. Kirk, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: April 28,1999
TERM: March 4, 2002

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Tracy Nudd, Warner
Succeeding: Frances Laurent, Westmoreland (resigned)
Effective: April 28, 1999
TERM: October 20, 1999

The Governor nominated the following:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
Katharine Bogle Shields, Canterbury
(Banking)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: May 7, 2004

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Nancy L. Lang, Hampton
(Employer-Insurer
Succeeding: Elaine Murphy Maltais, Epsom (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: February 13, 2002

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION
Gregory S. Cloutier, Jefferson
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: May 1, 2002

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Sheila A. Satzow, Claremont
(Commercial Tourism Industry)
Succeeding: Joan Debrine, Charlestown
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 22, 2002

ENCHANCED 911 COMMISSION
Douglas Aiken, Moultonboro
(Nom. By NH Association of Fire Chiefs)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 8, 2001

HEARING CARE PROVIDERS BOARD
Claire Clark, Boscawen
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2001

Dana Fiske, Brentwood
(Audiologist)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2001

Jane Forrest Rochester
Otolaryngologist
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2001

Norman Fournier, Manchester
(Hearing Aid Dealer)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2001

Bradley Lown, Portsmouth
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 23, 2001

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT: COMMISSIONER
Paula T. Rogers, Concord
Succeeding: Charles N. Blossom, Jr., Bow
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group R-Max, $76,532
TERM: June 9, 2003

PENALTY APPEALS BOARD
Gayle E. Troy, Dunbarton
(Management)
Succeeding: Frances P. Lefavour, Newmarket
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: April 11, 2002

JOINT PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULARY BOARD
David J. Caban, OD, Bedford
(Optometrist)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 1, 2003

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to AMEND a previous Governor and Council approval for budget amendments for the Economic Development Thru Recycling Program as specified in letter of April 28, 1999.

#2 Authorized to conduct a one-day Planning and Zoning Workshop at a total cost not to exceed $7,800.00 to be held on Saturday, May 22, 1999 at the New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord, NH.

#3 Authorized to enter into the Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire Program on Consensus and Negotiation, in the amount of $12,500 in federal funds.

#4 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Audubon Society of New Hampshire (Seacoast Science Center), in the amount of $72,675, through December 31, 1999, to conduct and coordinate all public education and outreach components of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, and assist in Management Plan development.

#5 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, PO Box 1182, Charlestown, NH in the amount of $8,000 through December 31, 2000 to develop, print and distribute a Scenic Byway News Update.

#6 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, 77 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH in the amount of $12,800 through December 21, 2000. The Commission will provide the managerial and administrative service for the development of the communities' Waypoint amenities in the Towns of Newbury, Sunappe and Claremont and the design of a Byway Brochure for the Lake Sunapee area.

#7 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Somersworth, NH in the amount of $480,000 through December 31, 2001. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund. The funds will provide for a loan to Favorite Foods, Inc. for the purchase of a new warehouse and machinery and equipment needed for the business expansion. Favorite Foods, Inc. will create at least 24 new jobs; 21 (88%) of the jobs created will be filled by individuals from low and moderate-income families.

#8 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Merrimack County, NH in the amount of $376,470 through June 30, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant and will provide funds to assist Child and Family Services, Inc. with the expansion of Camp Spaulding.

#9 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the City of Berlin, NH [initially approved on January 28, 1998 (Item #5)], by changing the end date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999. No additional federal funds are required by this action.

#10 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the City of Berlin, NH [initially approved on July 31, 1996, (Item #12)], by extending the completion date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999, and expanding the target area to incorporate East Mason Street. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#11 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with Carroll County, NH [initially approved on April 1, 1998 (Item #5)], by extending the completion date from December 31, 1998 to June 30, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#12 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of North Hampton, [initially approved on August 12, 1998 (Item #14)], by changing the end date from March 31, 1999 to September 30,1999. No additional funds are required by this action.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#13 Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $15,000 with Cynthia G. Gunn of Bow, NH through June 30, 2000 to implement energy education programs in New Hampshire Schools, specifically the Green Schools Program.

#14 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract with the Town of Alton, in an amount not to exceed $9,690.00 from the period of March 15, 1999 through May 1, 1999 to complete the installation of eligible Energy Conservation Measures as outlined in the contract.

#15 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract with the Town of Gorham Water and Sewer Commission in an amount not to exceed $6,905.00 for the period of February 15, 1999 through May 1, 1999 to complete the installation of eligible Energy Conservation Measures as outlined in the contract.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

#16 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to enter into a one-year contract with the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters in an amount not to exceed $46,000 through March 30, 2000 to purchase airtime for, and produce, radio and television Non-Commercial Service Announcements on emergency management programs, projects and public information on emergency preparedness. SOLE SOURCE

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#17 Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $220,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of May 1999.

#18 Authorized list of agency transfers for the Fiscal Year 1999 during the month of March 1999.

#19 Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment transfers for the month of March 1999.

#20 Authorized to accept and place on file the Department's report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of January 1, 1999 through March 31, 1999.

#20A Authorized to Bureau of Court Facilities to transfer $40,200, as specified in letter dated April 9, 1999. This transfer is needed to cover expenses for overtime, part time personnel and benefits for the cleaning and maintenance of the State owned and leased Superior/District Courts administered by the Department. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#20B Authorized the Surplus Distribution Section to transfer $35,227, within The Emergency Food Assistance program funds for the grant period October 1, 1998 through September 30, 1999 as specified in letter dated February 9, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#21 Authorized to accept the donation of 1 Standard Register Burster Model #2500 at an estimated value of $300 from North East Dental.

#22 Authorized request to hire Kathleen J. Sher, Esq., as Assistant Revenue Counsel, Position #9U154, at Unclassified L step 2 ($43,979) effective upon Governor and Council approval.

#23 Authorized request to hire Mark J. Bennett, Esq., as Hearing Officer, Position # 9U329, at Unclassified L step 3 ($46,564) effective upon Governor and Council approval.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $1,404.33 as indicated in letter of March 30, 1999.

#25 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $5,546.57 as indicated in letter of April 15, 1999.

#25A Authorized request for the award of a state guarantee for temporary, tax anticipation note borrowing for the Town of Nottingham in accordance with Chapter Nine of the Laws of 1999. The guarantee as awarded by the Fiscal Committee is in the amount of $634,000. The guarantee of principal and interest on these amounts will be executed by the State Treasurer.

#25B Authorized request for the award of a state guarantee for temporary, tax anticipation note borrowing for the Town of Ashland in accordance with Chapter Nine of the Laws of 1999. The guarantee as awarded by the Fiscal Committee is in the amount of $540,000. The guarantee of principal and interest on these amounts will be executed by the State Treasurer.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#26 Authorized to enter into grants with the NH Coalition Against Domestic Violence through September 30, 1999 to participate in a project to promote facility-based responses to domestic violence by hospitals.

#27 Authorized to provide a grant in the amount of $383,761 to the Department of Corrections through September 30, 2000.

#28 Authorized a salary increment of $2,800 to Senior Assistant Attorney General Ann F. Larney (9U226) effective May 8, 1999 as authorized by RSA 94:1-a (Supp.)

#29 Authorized to reappoint E. Bruce Gallagher (Position #9U372, as an Investigator, effective May 1, 1999, for a term ending April 30, 2004.

#30 Authorized RETROACTIVE salary increment of $1,551 to Susan M. Lehmann, Assistant Attorney General (Position #9U350, effective retroactive to January 22, 1999, as authorized by RSA 94:1-a (Supp.)

#30A Authorized to expend $1,600,000 from the general fund to pay unanticipated litigation costs related to the defense of the Public Utilities Commission's final plan and interim orders on stranded costs, as specified in letter dated March 31, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#30B Authorized request to expend $18,900 in Class 13, Salary for Assistant Attorney Generals for contract attorney services, as specified in letter dated March 29, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#30C Authorized request to establish a Financial Research Analyst position through June 30, 1999, as specified in letter dated March 26, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#30D The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Griffin abstaining, authorized request to expend $70,000 from the general fund to pay unanticipated litigation costs related to the Smith v. Department of Revenue Administration and the seven other cases consolidated with Smith in Merrimack County Superior Court, as specified in letter dated March 15, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend additional federal funds during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

#32 Authorized pursuant to RSA 277:C:4 XVIII, to accept the Civil War documents which are of historical significance to the State from Mr. Donald McCluskey, Wilmette, IL, as specified in letter of April 13, 1999.

#33 Authorized Division of Libraries to award Library Service and Technology Act, Title III grants, in the amount of $10,000.00 upon Governor & Council approval to the New Hampshire Library Trustees Association, Concord, NH.

#34 Authorized Division of Libraries to RETROACTIVELY extend Position #8T002, Librarian II (LG20) to April 9, 2000.

#35 Authorized Division of Arts to make a grant award to the Division of Libraries in the amount of $2,750 through August 31, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#36 Authorized an increase in the salary of Deputy Commissioner of Labor, by $3,097.00, thereby placing him at an annual salary $1,000.00 more than a subordinate classified employee. This request of increase would be RETROACTIVELY effective April 23, 1999. Group K maximum.

#37 Authorized to enter into a contract with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Two Wall Street, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $224,125.00 effective May 3, 1999 with a completion date of November 19, 1999.

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#38 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized pursuant to RSA 332-G:2 and Chapter 350 laws of 1997, to expend examination fees as earned from the November 1998 and May 1999 Certified Public Accountants Examination as specified in letter of April 7, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#38A Authorized request to transfer $40,200, as specified in letter dated March 11, 1999. The transfer is needed to cover the Department's Post-Retirement costs. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#38B Authorized request to transfer $225,000 as specified in letter dated April 6, 1999 to acquire the services of a consulting firm specializing in the use of information technology. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE BOARD

#39 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized request in accordance with RSA:99:4 to transfer from the Salary Adjustment Fund $2,553.00 through June 30, 1999 for the salary of the Executive Secretary's position that was upgraded to Administrative Assistant in 1997, after the budget had been in place.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#40 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to enter into a RETROACTIVE agreement with the New Hampshire Technical Institute in the amount of $6,700.00 to provide computer software training from October 1,1998 through March 1, 1999.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $540.00 for travel expenses. Nancy Brockway, Commissioner, traveled to Washington, DC to participate in a seminar sponsored by the World Bank Group on April 12, 1999.

#41A Authorized request to transfer $42,564, as specified in letter dated March 31, 1999. This transfer will allow the Commission to replace network servers, upgrade network software, and begin the replacement of the desktop computers in this fiscal year. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION

#42 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the New Hampshire Pari-Mutuel Commission for the year ending December 31, 1998.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $191,230.69. through July 1, 1999 from the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration for Y2K related services under the Unemployment Insurance Program.

#44 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $549,805.00 through December 31, 2000 from the United States Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Division as part of an Environmental Career Center Project Grant Award.

#45 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Systems Programming Limited in the amount of $3,465.00 annually for 3 years through June 30, 2002 for licensed software technical maintenance services for the Department of Employment Security.

#46 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Limmer Landscaping & Property Services in the amount of $16,713.00 through March 31, 2002 for shrub and tree care services at NHES's Conway Job and Information Center.

#47 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Berlin-Gorham Lawn Management in the amount of $8,955,00 through March 31, 2002 for shrub and tree care services at NHES's Berlin Job and Information Center.

#48 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Irra-Tech of New England, in the amount of $10,000.00 annually through June 30, 2002 for lawn irrigation services at NHES offices statewide.

#49 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Robert's Cleaning Service in the amount not to exceed $10,800.00 annually for 3 years through June 30, 2002 to provide janitorial services for the Department's Conway local office.

#50 Authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with PD Cleaning Systems LLC, Jan-Pro Cleaning in the amount of $6,300.00 annually through June 30, 2002, to provide janitorial services for the NHES's Nashua local office.

#51 Authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with Martin's Cleaning Services, in the amount of $7,080.00 annually through June 30, 2002 to provide janitorial services for the NHES's Littleton local office.

#52 Authorized to enter in a contractual agreement with Arthur Wilder Janitorial Service, in the amount of $2,208.00 annually through June 30, 2002 to provide janitorial services for the NHES's Laconia local office.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#53 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Capitol Alarm Systems, Inc., 37 Washington Street, Penacook, NH in the total amount of $236,277.00 through June 30, 2004 for the purpose of monitoring, maintenance and lease of security systems for the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission store locations, warehouse operations and administrative offices.

#54 Authorized to enter into Electrical Services Contracts with Interstate Electrical Service Corp., 15 Cote Lane, Bedford, NH in an amount not to exceed $55,900.00 and Dalton Electric, 42 Bush Road, Dalton, NH in an amount not to exceed $36,677.50 through May 31, 2001 for electrical services and maintenance for all locations of the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.

#54A Authorized to transfer $84,000, as specified in letter dated March 30, 199 to properly meet the expected shortfalls with the specified Divisions and Classes of the Appropriation Warrant dated July 1, 1998, Chapter 305, Laws of 1997 for fiscal year 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#55 Authorized to accept a donation of 286 ceramic molds valued at $750 from Martin & Fay Fitzgerald, 170 Shore Road, Ogunquit, ME. The donation will be used in the Ceramics Program in Hobby Craft at the NHSP for Men and SPU.

#56 Authorized to accept a donation of approximately 20 yards of sewing material and one box of yarn valued at approximately $50 from Kathleen Reaves, IPPO, at the Lakes Region Facility, Laconia, NH. The donation will be used for the ABC Quilting Project in Speare.

#57 Authorized the Department to add James A. Benson, M.D., 231Dolly Road, Contoocook, NH to the list of Internists Consultants for the Fiscal Year 1999.

#58 Authorized the Department to revise the estimated costs of Dental Consultants for FY 1999 in accordance with the list attached to letter of April 13, 1999, which reflects the current needs.

#59 Authorized request to pay $109,600 in overtime for permanent personal services out of salaries for vacant positions due to extended sick leave and pending recruitment for the period July 1, 1998 through March 30, 1999.

#59A Authorized to expend up to $19,000 from the Correctional Industries Revolving Account to purchase a new hay mowing machine, as specified in letter dated February 16, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#60 Authorized in accordance with RSA's 12-A:15 and 227:14, to accept the Bureau of Ski Operations Informational Item regarding package plan programs and season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending March 31, 1999.

#61 Authorized to transfer funds for Cannon Mountain Ski Area for the quarter ending March 31, 1999 as specified in letter of April 1, 1999.

#62 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept federal Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program funds for the period of August 1998 through August 2005 in the amount of $87,017.57 to be matched on a 70%/30% basis in cooperation with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

#63 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Sky Bright, Inc., PO Box 7405, Gilford, NH, in the amount of $2,000.00 through December 31, 1999 for aerial surveillance of flying pest forest damaged areas during fiscal year 1999.

#64 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into an agreement with Monadnock Paper Mills, Inc., Antrim, NH in the amount of $10,000.00 for the development of a Forest Stewardship Plan as a result of the January 1998 ice storm.

#64A Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to execute a boundary line agreement with William J. and Carolyn A. King for the common boundary line at Crawford Notch State Park in Harts Location.

#65 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into contract with the 3 companies as specified in letter of April 8, 1999 for the total amount of $13,400.00 through December 31, 1999 for aerial detection of forest fire patrol routes.

#66 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails, to enter into a contract with Champion International Corporation, West Stewartstown, NH in the amount of $3,000.00 for technical services on snowmobile trails on Champion property through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#67 Authorized quarterly travel as needed for Federal Aid Coordinator Charles Miner Jr., Senior Accounting Technician Hailey Parson, Accountant IV Charles Brown III., Business Administrator Richard Cunningham or alternate to Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 Office in Hadley, MA through June 30, 1999.

#68 Authorized to purchase a Conservation Easement on 296 acres of property in New Durham, NH from BB III, LLC. The easement abuts the Department's 222 acre Beaver Brook Waterfowl Management Area. The acquisition will protect critical waterfowl habitat along a 1.5 mile corridor of Beaver Brook.

#68A Authorized to transfer $70,000 from the Fish and Game Fund, to the Holderness Hunter Education Fund as specified in letter dated March 18, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF EVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#69 Authorized to reclassify Position #19717 from Environmentalist III, labor grade 22 to Information Technology Manager I, labor grade 27.

#70 Authorized Water Division, Dam Bureau-Maintenance Section under the authority of RSA 482:57, to budget unallocated Maintenance of Dams funds in the amount of $70,000 for FY 1999 as specified in letter of April 6, 1999.

#71 Authorized to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $13,720.97 under provisions of the United States Environmental Protection Agency Time-Critical Removal Pilot Project Cooperative Agreement through September 30, 1999.

#72 Authorized the Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission for an amount not to exceed $6,800.00 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project through November 25, 1999.

#73 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement between the Department and the Town of Hooksett in the principal amount of $337,448.14 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C500 effective upon approval of Governor & Council.

#74 Authorized a State Grant under the provisions of RSA 486:1, III to the municipality of Manchester in the amount of $631,177 for Project No. C-546, for Clarifier Covers & Odor Control Project.

#75 Authorized the Water Division to enter into a contract for $11,775 with Penta Corporation, PO Box 390, Moultonboro, NH through December 31, 1999 for installation of a slide gate and cutting and disposal of concrete at the Department's Winnipesaukee River Basin Wastewater Treatment Plant.

#76 Authorized Waste Management Division to accept $198,855 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the provision of the Federal Superfund Program for conducting a Feasibility Study at the Beede Waste Oil Site in Plaistow. (2) Authorized to AMEND the existing contract with Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., 6 Garvins Falls Road, Suite 1, Concord, to increase the contact amount by $270,000, from $2,873,030 to $3,143,030, in order to continue the Superfund Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study, which was planned to be incrementally funded in multiple phases. The contract completion date will be September 30, 2000.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#77 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Alan West, Ph.D., 3 Prescott Lane, New London, in an amount not to exceed $13,875.50 through June 30, 1999. The purpose of this agreement is for Dr. West to be project manager of a new federal initiative entitled "Treatment Outcomes Performance Pilot Studies".

#78 Authorized the Glencliff Home For The Elderly, to enter into a contract with Ridgeway Building Associates, Inc., RFD #1, Box 222-A, Haverhill, NH in an amount not to exceed $18,300.00 through June 30, 1999 to repair the existing underlayment located in areas adjacent to the kitchen.

#79 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to accept and expend federal funds from the Administration on Aging in the amount of $187,000.00, through June 30, 1999. The purpose of this request is to continue the "Statewide Coalition of State Programs' Health Care Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Community Volunteer Demonstration Project".

#80 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY award a grant to Laconia Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Laconia, NH in the amount of $90,000.00 through December 31, 1999 to support a pilot program to promote alternative living arrangements for individual who would otherwise be in nursing facilities.

#81 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH [initially approved on January 28, 1998 (Item #93) and amended on June 24, 1998 (Item #165)], to continue funding the "Statewide Coalition of State Programs' Health Care Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Community Volunteer Demonstration Project", by increasing the amount from $178,268.00 by $178,268.00 to $356,536,00 effective retroactive to February 1, 1999.

#82 Authorized Office of Family Services, Children, Youth and Families to conduct a two day conference, entitled "The Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant Training Seminar" on April 29, and 30, 1999 at an estimated total cost not to exceed $4,143.00.

#83 Authorized Office of Family Service, Children, Youth and Families to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with Familystrength, Concord in the amount of $43,000 through June 30, 1999 to provide for the continuation of a pilot project in the Concord School System.

#84 Authorized Office of Family Services to reclassify position 15737 from Mental Health Worker I, salary grade 8 to Secretary II, salary grade 8. This position is currently filled.

#85 Authorized the Department as administrator of the Social Security Program to AMEND the agreement between the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Dalton, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.

#86 Authorized the Department as administrator of the Social Security Program to AMEND the agreement between the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the State of New Hampshire on behalf of the Town of Auburn, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.

#87 Authorized Bureau of Health Facilities Administration to accept and expend $13,383 in federal funds from the Health Care Financing Administration, effective through June 30, 1999.

#88 Authorized the Office of Community and Public Health to RETROACTIVELY pay Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, $8,460 annual membership dues retroactive to July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999.

#89 Authorized to make a RETROACTIVE payment in the amount of $50,328 to Systems Management, Inc., 1001 Sampson Street, New Castle, Pa, retroactive to March 1, 1999 through June 30, 1999 for the provision of cleaning and janitorial services for the Department's Concord leasehold property located at 115, 117 and 129 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH.

#90 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to enter into an agreement with Denise Sieburg, New London, NH in the amount of $7,813 through June 30, 1999 for services as the Women's Health Quality Assurance and Clinical Advisor.

#91 Authorized Office of Community and Public Health to contract with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., 44 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA in the amount of $35,000 through June 30, 1999 to assist the Office in the planning and implementation of the first statewide Osteoporosis Conference for health, education and human services professionals and distribute educational materials to the health care providers, health educators and the general public.

#92 Authorized Division of Family Assistance to RETROACTIVELY AMEND its existing agreement with Deloitte Consulting LLC, 2500 One PPG Place, Pittsburgh, PA [initially approved on October 9, 1996 (Item #113 and amended on October 22, 1997 (Item #87 and amended on August 18, 1998 (Item #120)], by increasing the agreement $1,567,450.00 from $23,797,438.00 to 25,364,888.00 effective retroactive to November 1, 1998. The current agreement end date of October 31,1999 remains unchanged.

#93 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau, to AMEND an existing contract with Joseph Fish, Ph.D., Goffstown, NH [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #167)], by increasing the price limitation by $2,040 from $38,000 to $40,040, through June 30, 1999.

#94 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to AMEND the Memorandum of Agreement between the Departments of Education and Health & Human Services with the New Hampshire State Library, [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #46)], by increasing the price limitation by $5,000 from $65,000 to $70,000 for SFY'99, effective date of Governor and Council approval.

#95 Authorized Division of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to AMEND an existing contract with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH [initially approved on June 11, 1997 (Item #56) amended on May 13, 1998 (Item #66) and amended on December 16, 1998 (Item #97)], by increasing the dollar amount by $3,500 from $197,500 to a new total of $201,000 through June 30, 1999.

#95A Authorized the Office Community and Public Health to transfer $36,000, as specified in letter dated March 15, 1999. The transferred funds will be used to replace 386 and 486 processor based PC's with year 2000 (Y2K) compliant Pentium processor based PC's for the child and adult leads, mycology, TB, and Red Tide units of the Public Health Laboratories. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#95B Authorized request of the Office of Family Services to transfer $117,058, as specified in letter dated April 6, 1999. This transfer is necessary to support the New HEIGHTS computer system. The New HEIGHTS computer system manages eligibility for the Department's financial, food, medical and child care assistance programs. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#96 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $100.00 from Lee Bezanson, 32 Clover Lane, #12, Laconia, NH and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Benefit Fund.

#97 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $100.00 from the Bow Soccer Club, 6 Wilson Meadow Road, Bow, NH and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

#98 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $100.00 from Flora and Richard Chartrain, 3609 Tanglewood Circle, Dallas, TX and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

#99 Authorized to AMEND the contract [initially approved on August 20, 1997 (Item #72)], with Creative-Socio Medics Corporation, 146 Nassau Avenue, Islip, NY by increasing the total price limitation by $33,000 from $85,865 to $118,865 through June 30, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

#100 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized the reclassification of position number 11637, Recreational Therapist II, labor grade 18 to a Teacher I, labor grade 17, in the A-234 salary scale in the Department's account 010-041-5817 effective April 9, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#101 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the NH Job Training Council in the amount of $9,496 through June 30, 1999 to provide staff support and technical assistance to schools and community organizations interested in K-12 school-based service learning.

#102 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Career Development, to enter into a contract with RKM Research and Communications, Inc., Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $36,000.00 to conduct a survey among employers, educators and recent high school graduates.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#103 Authorized NHCTC-Berlin to extend the temporary full-time position of Account Clerk III, classification 001300, Position #8T031, Labor Grade 08, A000, for a period of 2 months. The extension period shall be from May 8, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#104 Authorized the reclassification of the vacant Position #13446, TI/C Associate Professor, Labor Grade 21, A180, to a Supervisor III (Director of Support Services), Labor Grade 22, A00, at the Manchester/Stratham Community Technical College.

#105 Authorized the NH Dept. of Regional Community Technical Colleges to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the NH Job Training Council in the amount or $146, 703 from the Corporation for National and Community Service and $2,460,561 from the Department of Labor.

#106 Authorized the NHCTC-Berlin and NHCTC-Laconia, to enter into a contract with Imperial Company, Inc., 11 Commerce Avenue, West Lebanon, NH in the amount not to exceed $15,867.00 through June 30, 1999 for the design and electronic preparation of a college view book.

#107 Authorized the NHCTC-Manchester to enter into a contract with Precision Mechanical Contractors, Inc., 699 Mast Road, Manchester, NH, in the amount not to exceed $5,000.00 through June 30, 1999 to provide services for the boiler room "B" Building.

#108 Authorized the NHCTC-Berlin to enter into a contract with Space Design Systems, Inc., PO Box 126, Kennebunk, ME in the amount not to exceed $19,730.00 through June 15, 1999 to provide services for replacing partitions and installation of new partitions in rooms 143 and 145.

#109 Authorized the NHCTC-Berlin to enter into a contract with Irving Oil Corporation, PO Box 426, Bangor, ME in the amount not to exceed $5,935.00 through June 15, 1999 to provide services for two heating pumps in the College boiler room.

NH SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION

#110 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized request to open a clearing account at the Bank of New Hampshire, 650 Elm Street, Manchester, NH. This clearing account will give the NH Sweepstakes Commission inquiry access only to the Bank of New Hampshire account. This will be in compliance with RSA 6:11.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

#111 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to award a $13,000.00 grant to Hesser College under the provisions of RSA 188-D:33-35 for the purpose of granting scholarships to New Hampshire residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#112 Authorized to accept $248,000 of Operation Streetsweeper/Violent Crime money from the US Attorney's Office, District of New Hampshire. The Department is being given funding to establish a new Computer Crime Investigation Unit, by the office of the US Attorney.

#113 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into an agreement with the US Drug Enforcement Administration of the US Department of Justice. The agreement is in the amount of $35,000.00. The source of funds is one hundred percent federal and are contained in Agreement No. 99-65.

#114 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY approve the contract between the Division of State Police and Shannon Harriman, Center Conway, NH for a total annual cost of $10,200.00 to provide janitorial services for the Troop E Barracks in Tamworth, NH. The contract period is from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

#115 Authorized to enter into a $5,500.00 contract with the NH School Transportation Association to update The New Hampshire School Bus Driver Instructor Manual.

#116 Authorized to extend an agreement with NHTC-Manchester, NH in the amount of $13,375.00 for classroom space and use of the paved parking lot. The agreement extension is for the period of one year, commencing July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

#117 Authorized to extend an agreement with NHTC-Nashua, NH in the amount of $13,775.00 for classroom space and use of the paved parking lot. The agreement extension is for a period of one year, commencing on July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

#118 Authorized to extend an agreement with NHTC-Concord, NH in the amount of $25,500.00 for classroom space and use of the paved parking lot. The agreement extension is for a period of one year, commencing on July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

#119 Authorized to extend an agreement with McIntosh College in Dover, NH in the amount of $10,375.00 for classroom space and use of the paved parking lot. This agreement extension is for a period of one year, commending July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000.

#120 Authorized the permit application of Camp Berea, Inc., Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Camp Berea, Inc. had been previously issued a permit for 10 moorings in 1994. They are now requesting a total of 6 moorings with no changes in the positioning of the mooring field. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 6 moorings.

#121 Authorized the permit application of Cottage Owners Association, Lake Sunapee in Newbury, NH, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Cottage Owners Association submitted a renewal application for 25 moorings. It is recommended that the application be approved for 25 moorings as per the plan dated January 21, 1999.

#122 Authorized the permit application of Camp Pasquaney, Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Camp Pasquaney had been previously issued a permit for 12 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 12 moorings.

#123 Authorized the permit application of Camp Robindel, Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonboro, NH, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Camp Robindel had been previously issued a permit for 16 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 16 moorings.

#124 Authorized request to relocate mooring field of Stonedrift Condominium Association, Gilford, Lake Winnipesaukee. In 1994, the applicant was approved for 9 moorings located in front of their shorefrontage on Lake Winnipesaukee.

#125 Authorized the permit application of Bourbon Beach Association, Newfound Lake in Alexandria, NH, as recommended by the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services and the Office of State Planning for a congregate mooring field under the authority of RSA 270:67. Bourbon Beach Association had been previously issued a permit for 6 moorings in 1994. It is recommended that the application be approved for a total of 6 moorings.

#125A Authorized the RETROACTIVE request for two people to travel to the training conference at the National Fire Information Council in Couer D"Alaine, Idaho, from April 22, 1999 to April 28, 1999, a total of 7 days. This training is essential to the statewide conversion to the new NFIRS reporting system. All costs associated with the trip are to be paid by the federal government. The people attending are John Gregoire, Deputy Fire Marshal, and Robert Farley, Investigator.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#126 Authorized to accept the Contemplated Award List for the period March 17, 1999 through April 6, 1999.

#127 Authorized a three-month extension on a leave of absence (without pay) for Michael Roberts, effective May 12, 1999 through August 12, 1999.

#128 Authorized the Commissioner or a designee be authorized to grant out-of-state travel approval for the period of April 18, 1999 through June 30, 1999, for 2 Department employees to conduct audits required on federal aid projects. Such audits are chargeable to the federal projects and do not draw from the Department's appropriation for out-of-state travel.

#129 Authorized a new Layout Commission be appointed for the Nashua LS-1856(1) CNHT FU-326(2) project for the Central New Hampshire Turnpike for the purpose of relocating a point of access granted through the Limited Access Right-of-Way of Route 111A at Exit 5 in the City of Nashua. The original members are either deceased or no longer available. The new Layout Commission will consist of: Edward Lecius, 26 Watersedge Drive, Nashua, Thomas Grant, 7 Lincoln Ave, Nashua, and John Cougllin, 66 Tater Street, Mont Vernon

#130 Authorized the Petition for a hearing on alteration to NH Route 175A in the Towns of Holderness and Plymouth.

#131 Authorized the Petition for a hearing on alteration to NH Route 3A in the Town of Hudson.

#132 Authorized the Petition for a hearing on alteration to NH Route 13 in the Town of New Boston.

#133 Authorized the Petition for a hearing on alterations to NH Route 121A and NH Route 125 in the Town of Plaistow.

#134 Authorized to Petition for a hearing on alteration to US Route 3 in the Town of Stratford.

#135 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $45,000.00 to conduct an airspace obstruction analysis study at the Mt Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield, NH. AIP-07

#136 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $90,554.00 for a Nashua Airport, Boire Field Airport Master Plan Technical Supplement. AIP-18

#137 Authorized to pay RPF Associates, Inc., 320 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH in an amount not to exceed $9,440.00 for training in FY99.

#138 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Waterville Valley Transit Authority, PO Box 500, Waterville Valley, NH for an amount not to exceed $40,000.00 in Federal Transit Administration, State Planning and Research Program funds for a Transit and Transportation Plan.

#139 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Advance Transit, Inc., PO Box 635, Wilder, VT for an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 in Federal Transit Administration, State Planning and Research Program Funds, for the development of a Public Transportation Service Improvement Plan.

#140 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research, Service Building, 51 College Road, Durham, NH for a total fee of $33,402.00 for a Durable Traffic Paint Study. SOLE SOURCE

#141 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the State of Maine to design and construct a project to paint the main river and adjacent anchor spans of the Interstate 95 bridge over the Piscataqua River between the City of Portsmouth, NH and the Town of Kittery, Maine.

#142 Authorized to modify the Department Agreement with the North Country Council Inc., 107 Glessner Road, Bethlehem, NH by increasing the total amount payable under the agreement by $10,000 from $130,000 to $140,000.

#143 Authorized to enter into an agreement with William Osmundsen, Studio On the Ridge, 246 Ridge Road Top, New Durham, NH for the Seabrook Rest Area for a total lump sum fee of $5,000.00, encumbered by the Resolution dated May 5, 1998 and approved on May 27, 1998.

#144 Authorized to modify the Department's Agreement with Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, 11 King Court, Keene, NH by increasing the total amount payable under the agreement by $45,945.00 from $193,600.00 to $239,545.00.

#145 Authorized to pay Sheraton Tara Wayfarer Inn, 121 South River Road, Bedford, NH an amount not to exceed $10,000.00 for the cost of the facility and food to hold the Bike/Pedestrian Conference on May 27, 1999.

#146 Authorized to modify the Department's Agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Inc., 10 Ferry Street, Unit 11, Suite 434, Concord, NH and 171 Front Street, Binghamton, NY by increasing the total amount payable under the Agreement by $12,362.50, from $65,953.00 to $78,315.50.

#147 Authorized to sell an 8,208 square foot residential lot improved with a 1 1/2 story single family house in Exeter to Earl E. Swain for $76,100.00.

#148 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter abstaining, authorized to sell 4.88 acres of State owned land in the City of Nashua to Vincent F. Tulley II, Vice President of Tulley Buick Pontiac, Inc., for $1,250,000.00.

#149 Authorized to sell a 6,400 square foot parcel of State owned land in the City of Dover to Prime Circle, LLC for $15,500.00 plus an Administrative Fee of $1,150.00.

#150 Authorized to sell two parcels of State owned land totaling 0.43 of an acre located in the Cities of Dover and Somerworth to George J. Foster & Co., Inc. for $65,000.00 dollars plus an Administrative Fee of $5,000.00 for the cost of the appraisal.

#151 Authorized to sell 28.10 acres of State owned land located between Route 3A and Route 102 in Hudson to the Town of Hudson for $100,000.00 plus an Administrative Fee of $1,150.00.

#152 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a single bid of $1,539,813.00. This project consists of resurfacing 34.03 miles of roadways in the Towns of Jefferson, Randolph, Gorham, Sugar Hill, Franconia, Jackson, Stratford, Stark, Dummer, Milan, Carroll, Northumberland, Bartlett, Bethlehem, Lancaster, Lisbon, Bath, Landoff, Cambridge, Haverhill and Easton.

#153 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,327,360.00. This contract provides for the resurfacing of 48.03 miles of roadways in the Towns of Plainfield, Newport, Orange, Danbury, Boscawen, Andover, Bath, Easton and Wilmot and in the Cities of Claremont and Lebanon.

#154 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on a basis of a single bid of $1,181,900.00. This contract involves the resurfacing of 42.69 miles of roadways in the Towns of Albany, Conway, Tamworth, Loudon, Center Harbor, Holderness, Effingham, Sandwich, Wolfeboro, Brookfield and Wakefield.

#155 Authorized contract with Brox Industries, Inc., Dracut, MA on the basis of a low bid of $1,298,045.00. This contract involves the resurfacing of 61.21 miles of roadways in the Towns of Dublin, Jaffrey, Greenfield, Francestown, Antrim, Langdon, Alstead, Temple, Hillsborough, Deering, Sharon, New Ipswich, Marlow, Stoddard, Swanzey, Peterborough and Walpole.

#156 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,183,350.00. This contract provides for the resurfacing of 58.53 miles of roadways in the Towns of Milton, Madbury, Strafford, Barrington, Stratham, Hampton, Rye, Plaistow, Farmington, Rollinsford, Nottingham, Northwood, Lee, Newton, Somersworth, Greenland, Atkinson, Hampstead and South Hampton and in the Cities of Dover, Rochester and Portsmouth.

#157 Authorized contract with Reed & Reed, Inc., Woolwich, ME, on the basis of a low bid of $5,273,694.30. This contract consists of bridge replacement and roadway reconstruction on US Route 1 over Sagamore Creek.

#158 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a single bid of $984,799.50. The contract provides for road resurfacing of the northbound and southbound sections of the Spaulding Turnpike and the Blue Star Turnpike.

#159 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,243,583.99. This contract provides for night pavement resurfacing of approximately 6.3 miles of the northbound and southbound lanes of the Central Turnpike in the City of Nashua and the Town of Merrimack.

#160 Authorized contract with C. W. Sliter & Sons, Inc., Andover, NH on the basis of a low bid of $967,790.00. This contract consists of the replacement of existing guardrail and terminal units on Interstate 89.

#161 Authorized contract with Modern Protective Coatings, Inc., Windham, NH on the basis of a low bid of $169,600.00. The project consists of maintenance on seven bridges on the I-93 Franconia Notch Parkway.

#162 Authorized contract with F.L. Merrill Construction, Inc., Pembroke, NH on the basis of a low bid of $3,414,060.65. This contract consists of roadway reconstruction along NH Route 9 from Kelwyn Drive to north of Sinclair Avenue.

#163 Authorized contract with Severino Trucking Co., Inc., Candia, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $10,067,540.00. This contract provides for reconstruction of NH Route 101 EB from a point west of Guinea Road, Exeter to a point east of Towle Farm Road, Hampton and replacement of EB NH 101 bridge over I-95.

#164 Authorized contract with E.D. Sweet, Inc., Concord, NH on the basis of a low bid of $3,069,491.25. This contract provides for the replacement of Bridge No. 087/152, Smith Bridge Road over the Baker River, and reconstruction of approximately 2,800 of Smith, Quincy, and Fairgrounds Roads, all Class II Highways maintained by the State.

#165 Authorized contract with Stewart's Nursery, Inc., Turner Falls, MA on the basis of a low bid of $134,682.00. This contract provides for landscaping and related work on NH Route 10A. This project begins at the Connecticut River at the Ledyard Bridge and proceeds easterly for approximately 0.5 miles to the intersection of NH Route 10 (Main Street).

#166 Authorized contract with Larry G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH on the basis of a low bid of $21,945.50. This contract provides for the construction of drilled wells and pumps on the property of Kenneth Pelton, 19 Lafayette Road, Hampton Falls, NH.

#167 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Samyn D'Elia Architects, PA, PO Drawer 1259, Ashland, NH for a Lump Sum Price of $110,308,00 for the purpose of Professional Engineering Services, Design of Jaffery/ Peterborough Courthouse, Jaffrey, NH.

#168 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The H.L. Turner Group, 27 Locke Road, Concord, NH for a Lump Sum price of $112,000.00 for the purpose of Professional Architectural and Engineering Services, 61 South Spring Street Building Renovation, Concord, NH.

#169 Authorized to enter into a contract with N. Pandelena Construction Co., Inc., 6 Starwood Drive, Hampstead, NH for a lump sum price of $277,500.00 for the purpose of Sewer and Water Line Replacement, Youth Development Center, Manchester, NH.

#170 Authorized to enter into a contract with N. Pandelena Construction Co., Inc., 6 Starwood Drive, Hampstead, NH for a lump sum price of $41,000.00 for the purpose of Drainage Repair, State Library, Concord, NH.

#171 Authorized to enter into a contract with Dellagatta Contracting Company, Inc., 31 Quincy Street, Nahsua, NH for a lump sum price of $54,170.00 for the purpose of Window Caulking and Repairs, State House Annex, Concord, NH.

#172 Authorized to enter into a contract with Major L. Rodd, Inc., PO Box 69, St. Johnsbury, VT for a lump sum price of $77,760.00 for the purpose of re-roofing of USPFO AND OMS Buildings at the NH Army National Guard, Concord, NH.

#173 Authorized to enter into a contract with A.W. Therrien Co., Inc., 199 Hayward Street, Manchester, NH for a lump sum price of $78,845.00 for the purpose of Roof Replacement, Wilkins Cottage, Youth Development Center, Manchester, NH.

#174 Authorized to enter into a contract with Victor Virgin Construction Corporation, 346 Lakeshore Drive, W. Franklin, NH for a lump sum price of $238,000.00 for the purpose of New Hampshire State Hospital APS Parking Lot, Concord, NH.

#175 WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY

#176 FAILED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Spaulding and Councilor Griffin voting NO, FAILED to approve the request to enter into a contract with Vermont Mechanical, Inc., 12 Robinson Road, Bow, NH for a lump sum price of $95,162.00 for the purpose of Hot Water Heater Backup, New Hampshire State Prison, Concord, NH.

#177 Authorized to enter into a contract with Edney, Inc., Barnet, VT on the basis of a low bid of $1,883,336.60. This contract provides for the replacement of Bridge No. 220/056, Beacon Street over the Ammonoosuc River in the Town of Littleton.

#178 Authorized to transfer $126,000 and $610,000 respectively as specified in letter April 1, 1999. This transfer would accomplish normal maintenance activities for the remainder of the fiscal year. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#179 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following tuition requests:

A. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission to pay Learning Tree International, Reston, VA, the sum of $2,195.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sharon Daniels, Systems Development Specialist, in the course entitled "Relational Databases: Design, Tools and Techniques."

B. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $459.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristina Sanborn, Secretary, in the course entitled "Public Speaking."

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $270.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pamela Urban-Morin in the course entitled "Statistics Module."

D. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc., Concord, NH, the sum of $550.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher Locke, Carpenter, in the course entitled "Planning & Scheduling Understanding Construction Documents."

E. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission to pay St. Joseph's College of Maine, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joan Klebes, Resident Services Supervisor, in the course entitled "Strategic Management" & "Capital Finance."

F. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $579.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Teresa Bryant, Mental Health Worker, in the course entitled "Implications of Race, Culture & Oppression."

G. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay Rivier College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $289.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Suzanne Belanger, Registered Nurse, in the course entitled "Families Health: A Nursing Perspective."

H. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $173.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Victoria Shouldis, Mental Health Worker, in the course entitled "Implications of Race, Culture & Oppression for Social Work Practice."

I. SAFETY - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Paul Amante, Data Processing Project Manager, in the course entitled "Business, Government and the Environment."

J. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tim Davis, Engineer Technician, in the courses entitled "Government and Business" & "Effective Speaking", also to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $190.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mike Curley, Engineer Tech, in the course entitled "PC and Networking Fundamentals", also to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $247.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mike Brown, Toll Op Supervisor, in the course entitled "Intro to Business Finance."

#180 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission for Timothy Fountain, Mapping Supervisor, and John Thyng, Cartographer, or designee, to travel to Bal Harbour, FL, on May 23-27 attend the 6th Annual MapWorld Worldwide User Conference. Total Cost: $4,285.00. Source of Funds: 100% Surcharge. Registration Fees: $1,700.00.

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Maryilyn Hennsler, Louise Smith, Maryellen Walker, and Barbara Thurston, Nursing Professors, or designee, to travel to Philadelphia, PA, on June 10-13, 1999 to attend the Nursing Education 1999 Conference for Nursing Faculty. Total Cost: $3,685.00. Source of Funds: 17% Federal Funds, 33% General Funds, and 50% Tuition. Registration Fees: $1,556.00.

C. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Henry Risley, Commissioner, Michael Cunningham, and Sid Bird, Wardens, or designee, to travel to Saratoga Springs, NY, on June 13-16, 1999 to attend the Northeastern Warden's Conference. Total Cost: $670.00. Source of Funds: 93% General & 7% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $105.00.

D. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Susan Frewert, ARNP, and Susan Thorner, Nurse Practitioner, or designee, to travel to Westford, MA, on May 6-7, 1999 to attend the Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference. Total Cost: $458.50. Source of Funds: Donated by Employees. Registration Fees: $400.00.

E. CULTURAL RESOURCES/State Library - Requests permission for Michael York, Administrator, and John Barrett, Librarian, or designee to travel to Washington, DC, on April 29-June 5, 1999, to attend the National Library Legislative Day. Total Cost: $2,032.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $16.00.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Dr. Elizabeth Twomey, Commissioner, Nicholas Donohue, Deputy commissioner, Chrys Bouvier, Technology Consultant, and Caroline McCarley, State Legislator, or designee, to travel to Los Angeles, CA, on June 17-20, 1999 to attend the 1999 Milken Family foundation National Education Conference. Total Cost: $4,216,00. Source of Funds: 93% Paid by Milken Foundation & 7% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $0.00

G. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission for Jean Longval, Manager, and Patricia Nevers, Chief Certifying Officer, or designee, to travel to Phoenix, AZ, on May 15-21, 1999 to attend the Fujitsu Intellicenter Supervisor and Administration Course. Total Cost: $2,075.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $0.00.

H. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Wendy Waskin, and Sarah Kirn, Waste Management Specialists, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA, on May 2-3, 1999 to attend the National Oil Recyclers Association 1999 Regulatory Compliance Seminar. Total Cost: $6,379.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fees. Registration Fees: $300.00.

I. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for George Berlandi, and Sterg Spanos, Supervisors, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on May 9-14, 1999 to attend the permit Writers' Course. Total Cost: $2,738.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $0.00.

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Maureen Estabrook, Environmentalist, and Robin Monegeon, Civil Engineer, or designee, to travel to Lexington, KY, on June 5-9, 1999 to attend the State Fund Administrator Conference. Total Cost: $1,756.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $0.00.

K. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Judy Stokes, Division Chief, Jon Charpentier, Media Manager, Eric "Aldrich, Programs Supervisor, and Anne Hewitt, Outreach Specialist, or designee, to travel to Hot Springs, AR, on July 21-26, 1999 to attend the Association for Conservation Information, Inc. (ACI) Annual Conference. Total Cost: $1,824.00. Source of Funds: 90.1% Fish and Game, 4.9% Federal Funds, & 5% Local. Registration Fees: $600.00.

L. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth and Families - Requests permission for Philip Tapley, Jail Compliance Monitor, or designee to travel to Washington, DC, on May 10-14, 1999 to attend The Combined New JJ Specialist and Compliance Monitoring Workshop. ALSO PERMISSION REQUESTED FOR A CASH ADVANCE OF $527.72 FOR Philip Tapley. Total Cost: $986.72. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $0.00.

M. HIGHWAY SAFETY - Requests permission for Petre Thomson, Coordinator, Edgel Crabtree, Program Manager, Debra Garvin, Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Gloucester, MA, on May 19-21, 1999 to attend the Region I Annual Highway Safety Conference. Total Cost: $885.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fees: $0.00.

N. LIQUOR - Requests permission for John Byrne, Chairman, and Anthony Maiola, Commissioner, or designee, to travel to LaQuinta, CA, on Saturday May 15-19, 1999 to attend the 62nd Annual Conference for the National Alcohol Beverage Control Association (NABCA). Total Cost: $2,790.00. Source of Funds: All costs will be paid for by NABCA. Registration Fees: $790.00.

O. REAL ESTATE - Requests to AMEND Governor and Council Item # 106-L dated April 7, 1999 to increase the total cost $500.00 due to increased airfare and registration costs originally omitted . Total Cost: $500.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds. Registration Fees: $250.00.

P. RETIREMENT - Requests permission for Harry Descoteau, Executive Director, and J.P. Singh, Director, or designee, to travel to Tucson, AZ, on May 5-8, 1999 to attend The Northern Trust client Conference - Partnering for the Future. Total Cost: $2,238.00. Source of Funds: Northern Trust Co. will pay for $340.00. The balance of $1,898.00 is 100% Administrative Assessment.

Q. SAFETY, Field Audit - Requests permission for Kathleen Morrill, Road Toll Auditor, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on May 22-27, 1999 to attend the Tax Administrators Motor Fuel Section 1999 Annual Northeastern Regional Conference. ALSO PERMISSION REQUESTED FOR A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,050.00 FOR Kathleen Morrill. Total Cost: $1,110.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

R. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Julie Mathews, Dennis Herrick, and David Scott, Civil Engineers, and Jerry Gall, Engineer Technician, or designee, to travel to Danvers, MA, on May 4-5, 1999 to attend the MOSS training (computer aided design, product name). Total Cost: $1,600.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fees: $1,600.00.

S. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Leon Kenison, Commissioner, and Carol Murray, Assistant Commissioner, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on June 5-8, 1999 to attend the NASTO '99 Meeting. Total Cost: $2,446.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fees: $740.00.

T. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Kenneth Hazeltine, Administrator, and Catherine Carrier, Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on August 2-4, 1999 to attend the State Programs Meeting. Total Cost: $900.00. Source of Funds: 80% Federal Funds & 20% General Funds. Registration Fees: $0.00.

U. TREASURY - Requests permission for Georgie Thomas, State Treasurer, and Paul ruse, Chief Deputy State Treasurer, or designee, to travel to Clearwater Beach, FL, on May 22-26, 1999 to attend the Utility Nuclear Decommissioning Fund Study Group. Total Cost: $2,864.00. Source of Funds: $1,064.00 is 100% Nuclear Decommissioning Assessment & $1,800.00 paid for by other participants.

ITEM REMOVED from TABLE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
#105 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to remove Item #105 which was tabled at the March 24, 1999 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to approve with Councilor Griffin voting NO, request of the Office of Family Services, Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with the Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont & New Hampshire, White River Junction, VT in an amount not to exceed $15,000.00 through September 15, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

LATE ITEMS

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES AUTHORITY
Approved appointment of Councilor Raymond S. Burton as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing relative to the Tilton School, Tilton, NH.

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Authorized the New Hampshire Deferred Compensation Commission to enter into a contract with H. C. Wainwright & Company, Inc., in the amount of $10,000.00

C. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized the request of Leguh Corporation to install up to 34 floating personal water craft ramp-platforms in existing numbered slips and mitigate by perching three Existing beaches by dredging and filling to install a low wooden retaining wall and drainage on property located Grouse Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

D. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized the request of NH Dept. of Transportation to impact a developed upland tidal buffer zone for upgrade of Sagamore Creek Route 1 bridge project.

E. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized the amended request of the NH Department of Transportation for upgrade of the Route 1 bridge across Sagamore Creek.

The Governor and Executive Council voted to recess to the next Governor and Executive Council meeting on May 12, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

 

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