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May 21, 2003
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
May 21 2003 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 Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding accepted the minutes of May 7, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin voted to amend the minutes of April 2, 2003 as follows:

Director, Division of Arts
Rebecca L. Lawrence
Term to End: March 11, 2008

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to amend the minutes of March 5, 2003 as follows:

Department of Safety-Assistant Commissioner
John A Stephen
Salary to be set at: $94,024

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 7, 2003 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following:

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals
Joseph A. Foster, Nashua Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Public Member

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals
Mary Ryan Woods, Manchester Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

Appeals Board, Department of Transportation
Lee F. Carroll, Gorham Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Alternate/Prof. Engineers

Board of Architects
James H. Somes, Portsmouth Effective: April 2, 2003
Architect

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology and Esthetics
Jane P. Tyson O'Neil, Manchester Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Public Member

Board of Registration of Podiatrists
Raef Fahmy, Bedford Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Public Member

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Carol L. Maglin, Penacook Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Consumer of Oral Interpreting Services

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Connie Murdock Clanton, Concord Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
NH Association for the Deaf

Board of Dental Examiners
Camillia L. Paras, Merrimack Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

Department of Health and Human Services
Richard A. Chevrefils, Concord Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Assistant Commissioner

Health Services Planning and Review Board
Nicholas Vailas, Bedford Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Nom. By Ambulatory Surgery Association

Midwifery Council
Gerald L. Hamilton, Concord Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Obstetrician

Naturopathic Board of Examiners
Kristy L. Fassler, Cape Neddick, ME Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

Ports and Harbors Advisory Council
Katharine D. Paine, Durham Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

Passenger Tramway Safety Board
Larry Hoffman, Plymouth Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Public Member

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

American & Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission
Eric Drouart, Nashua Effective: May 21, 2003
Reappointment Term: July 25, 2010

American & Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission
Albert Hamel, Chester Effective: May 21, 2003
Reappointment Term: July 17, 2009

Connecticut River Bridge Advisory Commission
Mal Washburn, Colebrook Effective: May 21, 2003
Reappointment Term: May 7, 2004

Electricians' Board - Councilor Griffin voted no
Journeyman Electrician
Henry Szumiesz, Concord Effective: May 21, 2003
(Replacing Dan O'Neil) Term: July 1, 2008

Historical Resources Council
Public Member
Gail Colglazier, Londonderry Effective: May 21, 2003
(Replacing O. Alan Thulander) Term: December 10, 2006

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee
(Attractions)
Ronald Meade, Canterbury Effective: May 21, 2003
Reappointment

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee
Regional Associations
Richard Hamilton, Littleton Effective: May 21, 2003
Reappointment Term: July 13, 2006

Joint Promotional Program Screening Committee
Skiing
Dyke Shaw, Sunapee Effective: May 21, 2003
Reappointment Term: July 13, 2006

Library Advisory Board
Patricia Skinner, Windham Effective: May 21, 2003
Reappointment Term: July 26, 2006

NH Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Chiropractor
John Boyden II, Bedford Effective: May 21, 2003
(Replacing S. Sofia Haffenreffer) Term: August 24, 2007

Traffic Safety Commission
Howard C. Hedegard, Epsom Effective: May 21, 2003
(Replacing Jeffrey M Krasner) Term: September 16, 2005

Waste Management Council
Elected Official
Elaine Lauterborn, Rochester Effective: May 21, 2003
Filling Vacancy Term: November 10, 2005

CONFIRMATIONS FAILED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - no, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - no, and Councilor Wheeler - no, DENIED the following:

Electricians' Board
Master Electrician
William Yates, Farmington Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: June 30, 2007

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

American & Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission
Henri R. Bersoux , Bennington Effective: Upon Confirmation
Chairman Term: July 17, 2010
(Replacing Michael Bouchard)

Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Commission
Charles F. Thoits III, Warner Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: June 20, 2006

Housing Finance Authority
Harvey L. Schwartz, Harrisville Effective: Upon Confirmation
Public Member Term: July 1, 2008
(Replacing Ellen Gordon)

Housing Finance Authority
David Haney, Bow Effective: Upon Confirmation
Public Member Term: July 1, 2008
Reappointment

Nursing Board
Thomas Bloomquist, Woodsville Effective: Upon Confirmation
ARNP Term: May 10, 2006
Suceeding Margaret Franckhauser

Retirement System Board of Trustees
J. David McLean, Rochester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Nominated By NH State Permanent Fireman's Association Term: July 1, 2005
Reappointment

Water Well Board
Peter W. Caswell C.W.D, Temple Effective: Upon Confirmation
Water Well Contractor Term: September 15, 2005
Suceeding Roger B Skillings

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, 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 Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc. in Wentworth, New Hampshire. Action will authorize 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 MAY 21, 2003
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:05 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be
considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc., and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he 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 B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Larry King of Precision Lumber, Inc., and Carol Walker, Vice President of Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, 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.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18
AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13
WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM
WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, 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 $2,242,500 from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc., pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP 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 insure 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 May 21, 2003.

#2 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc. in Wentworth, New Hampshire. Action will authorize 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 MAY 21, 2003
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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At approximately 11:12 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 Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he 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 Larry King of Precision Lumber, 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 Burton 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 WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, 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.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18
AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a
WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM
WOODSVILLE GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK TO PRECISION LUMBER, 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 $950,000 from Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank to Precision Lumber, 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 May 21, 2003.

#3 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Seacoast Business Alliance Corporation located in North Hampton, NH. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A: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 MAY 21, 2003
, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE
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At approximately 11:18 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be made by Seacoast Business Alliance Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Daniel Gray, Managing Director of Seacoast Business Alliance Corporation. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7 WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO SEACOAST BUSINESS ALLIANCE CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek. There being no discussion, 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.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN
UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO SEACOAST BUSINESS ALLIANCE CORPORATION

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 a loan by the Authority to Seacoast Business Alliance Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $1,647,000 to provide financing for the purchase of the former QA Technology Building located at 4 Merrill Industrial Park, Hampton, New Hampshire (the "Loan")

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 authorize and approve the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; 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 Determination. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

a. Special Findings.

(i) The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

b. General Findings.

(i) The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

(ii) The Loan that the Authority has proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred, by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(iii) The Loan that the Authority has 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 Loan that the Authority has proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

2. Approval. Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

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

Passed and agreed to May 21, 2003.

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

#4 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with Ducks Unlimited, Ann Arbor, MI, to conduct salt marsh restoration and monitoring activities for Pickering Brook under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project, in the amount of $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. Federal Funds.

#5 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project, for the purpose of updating the conservation lands data layer for the coastal watershed in GRANIT, in the amount of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval to March 31, 2004. Federal Funds.

#6 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lori Decato, dba Idea Outfitters, Portsmouth, NH, to design and produce the 2003 State of Estuaries report, under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project, in the amount of $3,925. Effective upon G&C approval to September 22, 2003. Federal Funds

#7 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing memorandum of agreement with NH Fish & Game Department, Marine Fisheries Division, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-21-01, item #5), for the purpose of extending the agreement end date from December 31, 2002 to June 30, 2003 to allow NH Fish & Game adequate time to analyze results and prepare final reports for the NH Estuaries Project.

#8 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #5), under the provisions of the Coastal Zone Management Act, for the purpose of acquiring specified aerial photographic services, by adding $7,854 to the original amount of $39,012 for a new total of $46,866. Federal Funds.

#9 Authorized to amend an existing agreement on a sole source basis with Planning Decisions, Inc., York Harbor, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #4, amended on 1-15-03, item #11), by extending the end date from June 30, 2003 to October 31, 2003 and increasing the dollar amount by $6,000 to a new total of $62,500 for the purpose of providing six additional workshops. Federal Funds.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#10 Authorized David D Devoy II, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

#11 Authorized to enter into a contract with Natural Resource Consulting Services of Concord, NH, to perform a New England Cottontail Rabbit Survey of the NH National Guard Training Site, Center Strafford, NH, in support of Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan Development and Environmental Assessment of Proposed Construction activities, for a maximum price of $4,800. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

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

#12 Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L Griffin with regard to a certain proposal for the construction, renovation, furnishing and equipment project in connection with Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH.

#13 Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $460,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of June 2003. (2)Further Authorized that Working Capital Warrant, (previously approved by G&C on 4-16-03, item #21), be amended to increase the total from $250,000,000 to $350,000,000. (3)Further Authorized the Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $243,529,726.38 for the month of April and recommends the balance of $116,470,273.62 be lapsed.

#14 Authorized Salary Adjustment Fund and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund and in conformance with the Governor and Council action of January 9, 2003, the agency transfers were Authorizedd for the month of April, as detailed in letter dated May 2, 2003.

#15 Authorized a list of agency transfers Authorizedd for Fiscal Year 2003 during the month of April, as detailed in letter dated May 2, 2003.

#16 Authorized Bureau of Purchase and Property, to enter into state-wide agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated April 18, 2003, and implement these agreements under an approved process. These agreements have a six year term, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005 contingent upon performance reviews to occur every two years.

#17 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities, to enter into a contract with Noresco LLC, Westborough, MA, to implement energy and resource conservation measures in fourteen state-owned courthouses located throughout the State of NH, including monitoring and verification services for ten years beyond the date of commissioning, for a cost of $2,390,526. Effective upon G&C approval through November 22, 2013. (2)Further Authorized to encumber and repay construction funds of $2,390,526, and financing costs of $701,252.76 through Citicorp Leasing Inc. (3)Further Authorized to enter into Appendix, dated as of May 21, 2003, to the Energy Master Lease Agreement, dated s of May 29, 2002, between the State and Citicorp Leasing, Inc., and an escrow agreement, dated as of May 21, 2003 among the State, Citicorp Leasing, Inc, and Citizens Bank. The Appendix and Escrow Agreement shall be effective upon G&C approval. (4)Further Authorized to encumber funds for repayment to Citicorp Leasing Inc., for the payment of construction financing of requested action #1, using the payment schedule as detailed in letter dated May 8, 2003. 100% Other.

#18 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a sole source agreement with Associated Concrete Coatings, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide "Concrete Waterproofing Services" for approximately 16,320 square feet of concrete flooring on the lower level of the Rockingham County Courthouse in Brentwood, NH, in the amount of $26,459. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 100% Other.

#19 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a one-year lease agreement with the Town of Henniker, Henniker, NH, covering office and courtroom space located on Depot Hill Rd, Henniker, NH, in the amount of $17,008.80. (2)Further Authorized to waive the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#20 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a lease extension with the City of Keene, Keene, NH, covering office and courtroom space located on Washington St, Keene, NH, in the amount of $93,906.24. (2)Further Authorized to waive the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#21 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a one-year lease agreement with the Town of Exeter, Exeter, NH, covering office and courtroom space located on Water St, Exeter, NH, in the amount of $20,221.95. (2)Further Authorized to waive the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#22 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a sole source contract with Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Hopkinton, MA, for mold remediation industrial hygiene consulting services at the Rockingham County Courthouse in the amount of $48,463. Effective upon G&C approval through April 24, 2003. 100% Other.

#23 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a two-year lease agreement with the Town of Gorham, Gorham, NH, covering office and courtroom space located on Park St, Gorham, NH, in the amount of $17,840.16. (2)Further Authorized to waive the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#24 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a two-year lease agreement with the Sullivan County, Newport, NH, covering office and courtroom space located on Main St, Newport, NH, in the amount of $371,166.24. (2)Further Authorized to waive the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#25 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a two-year lease agreement with the Town of Hillsborough, Hillsborough, NH, covering office and courtroom space located on School St, Hillsborough, NH, in the amount of $34,017.60. (2)Further Authorized to waive the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#26 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a one-year lease agreement with the Town of Colebrook, Colebrook, NH, covering office and courtroom space located on Bridge St, Colebrook, NH, in the amount of $8,250. (2)Further Authorized to waive the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
#27 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $12,986.02 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds that have escheated to the general fund.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
#28 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized The Division of Libraries with Thanks, to accept and expend a donation from the Byrne Foundation, Etna, NH, in the amount of $5,000 for the Summer Reading Experience with the budget as detailed in letter dated April 29, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#29 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized The Division of Pesticide Control to accept and expend grant funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency to be utilized for the Groundwater Management, Worker Protection and Enforcement Program within the Division of Pesticide Control in the amount of $11,606. Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized to appoint Jonathan V Gallo, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $60,100. Effective upon G&C approval through October 14, 2004.

#31 Authorized to appoint John E Lucas, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $60,100. Effective upon G&C approval through five years after date of appointment.

#32 Authorized to appoint Susan P McGinnis, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $48,928. Effective upon G&C approval through five years from date of appointment.

#33 Authorized a retroactive amendment to a sub-grant with Starting Point, Conway NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-4-01, item #36), by extending the end date from December 31, 2002 to September 30, 2003, for office technology, shelter renovations, and victim emergency needs. 100% Federal Funds.

#34 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $360,000 from the US Department of Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the 2002 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Grant Program. (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants totaling $340,277, with the agencies, as detailed in letter dated May 8, 2003, for increased law enforcement of NH's underage drinking laws. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#35 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with GeoSolutions, Inc., for proprietary software license, support maintenance and software enhancements in the amount of $123,412. Effective upon G&C approval for the five year period through March 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#36 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with N.L. Roofing & Siding Co., to provide aluminum siding and vinyl soffit installation services at NHES's Manchester, NH offices, in the amount not to exceed $8,800. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#37 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Workforce Opportunity, Inc., for NHES to provide services required under the Workforce Investment Act to the Work Force Opportunity Council, Inc., as the Performance Accountability and Consumer Information Agency and will fulfill reporting obligations specified in the WIA, in the amount of $292,605.91 for which all costs will be reimbursed to NHES by the Work Force Opportunity Council, Inc. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#38 Authorized an amendment to a contract with Pinard Waste, Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #35), for rubbish removal services, increasing the price limitation from $184,704 to $369,408 an increase of $184,704 and extends the completion date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#39 The Governor and Council on motion of Council Wieczorek, seconded by council Wheeler voted to table the following request. At the end of the meeting the Councilors discussed their concerns with the Commissioner of Corrections. After the discussion, Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove the item from the table and then Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to enter into a two-year contract with Androscoggin Valley Hospital Center of Berlin, NH, to provide hospital services for the inmates of the Northern NH Correctional Facility in Berlin, NH, in the amount not to exceed $434,563. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005, and has an option to renew for one additional year. 100% General Funds.

#40 The Governor and Council on motion of Council Wieczorek, seconded by council Wheeler voted to table the following request. At the end of the meeting the Councilors discussed their concerns with the Commissioner of Corrections. After the discussion, Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove the item from the table and then Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to enter into a two-year contract with Catholic Medical Center of Manchester, NH, to provide hospital services for the inmates of the NH Prison for Men in Concord, NH, and the Lakes Region Correctional Facility in Laconia, NH, in the amount not to exceed $3,447,461. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% General Funds.

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

#41 WITHDRAWN - The Fish and Game Department withdrew the request to transfer $21,000 of unexpended funds from Excess Registration Fees, to the Fish and Game OHRV FY 2003 Operating Budget as detailed in letter dated May 6, 2003. 100% Other.

#42 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Joe Brigham, Inc. dba JBI Helicopter Service, Pembroke, NH, to carry out aerial stocking and water sample collection of remote, high altitude trout ponds in the amount of $6,750. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 62% F&G, 38% Federal.

#43 Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement Contracts with the NH Police Departments as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2003, in an aggregate total of $225,208. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

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

#44 TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wiezcorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to table the request of the Division of Forests and Lands to surplus, by Quitclaim Deed, a 5.0-acre area of land identified as the "Baker State Forest" in the Town of Rumney, NH, to Rumney Ecological Systems of Rumney to manage the land in perpetuity as a demonstration forest and natural area, and for low-impact outdoor recreation.

#45 Authorized The Office of International Commerce to enter into a contract with K&C Professional Cleaning Service, Middleton, NH, to provide janitorial services for the International Trade Resource Center in Portsmouth, NH, in an amount of $10,800 per year. Effective July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#46 Authorized to retroactively award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Derry, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $3,063.38. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Other.

#47 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Lakes Association, Inc., Concord, NH, for the purpose of milfoil prevention activities, in the amount of $165,000. (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $30,000 to the NHLA in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other.

#48 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, for the implementation of the Pemigewasset River Corridor Education and Outreach Program, in the amount of $1,997. Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#49 Authorized loan agreement with the City of Claremont to borrow up to $150,000 from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Program, for the purpose of paying additional costs for the closure of the City's landfill. 80% Federal, 20% General Funds.

#50 Authorized Bob & Gail Fleming's request to fill lakebed to extend an existing permitted breakwater from full kale elevation of 504.32, add an extension to a previously permitted cantilevered dock, and an extension to an existing permitted dock, construct a 3 piling ice cluster, and construct a seasonal canopy over the center slip on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#51 Authorized Jeffrey & Tracey Bennett's request to amend permit to dredge from lakebed and excavate material along shoreline to construct a 3 slip dug-in boathouse on shoreline property located at Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

#52 Authorized Edmond & Marilyn Shepard's request to permanently remove an existing seasonal dock, fill to construct breakwater in a dogleg configuration with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier connected to a piling pier by a piling pier in a "F" configuration with two tie-off pilings on frontage on property located at Clark Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#53 Authorized Frank Giebutowski's request to remove a boathouse from public waters and a concrete pad from the bank and re-stabilize shoreline with rip-rap and vegetation, dredge lakebed and excavate along bank to construct a 2 slip, dug-in boathouse, construct a seasonal wharf accessed by a walkway on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#54 Authorized Randall & Sarah Cail's request to permanently remove existing breakwater to produce a gap at the shore of existing deck over the lake, and an existing piling dock, construct a piling dock, relocate 2 tie off pilings on the east side of the docking structure and install two tie off pilings in the center slip, construct a seasonal canopy over the center slip on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

#55 Authorized John & Donna Jolin's request to construct a piling supported dock accessed by a walkway connected to an existing breakwater extending into the lake with a cantilevered pier and a walkway to shore on property at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

#56 Authorized Frances S. Mallon's request to replace an existing float with a float and remove three rocks that are interfering with boat access to the float, proving two slips on frontage on property located on the Piscataqua River Back Channel in New Castle.

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

Office of Information Systems
#57 Authorized to amend an existing contract with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency Children's Research Center, Madison, WI, (previously approved by G&C on 9-9-00, item #64, amended on 7-5-01, item #49, amended on 11-7-01, item #75, amended on 1-23-02, item #52), for Structured Decision Making services and related computer services, by extending the completion date from March 31, 2003 to June 30, 2004. No cost extension.
Office of Community & Public Health
#58 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc., Littleton, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $257,982. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#59 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $1,162,730. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#60 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $835,752. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#61 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $1,719,870. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#62 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Coos County Family Health Services, Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $228,662. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#63 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Inc., Ossipee, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $299,794. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#64 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Avis Goodwin Community Health Services, Inc., Rochester, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $506,364. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#65 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $650,172. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#66 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $4,476. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#67 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion, to enter into an agreement with Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and NH, Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide supplemental nutrition and related health services to low-income families and seniors, totaling $224,028. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse
#68 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Alan West, PhD, New London, NH, to provide data collection and analysis services, in an amount not to exceed $113,880. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#69 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Michael Schorsch, M.D., Orford, NH, to provide advisory services, in an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Federal.

New Hampshire Hospital
#70 Authorized to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement and to pay said costs in the amount of $444, detailed in letter dated April 21, 2003.

#71 Authorized to enter into a contract with Chase-Fire Inc., Center Barnstead, NH, to provide upholstering services, in the amount of $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

Division of Behavioral Health
#72 Authorized The Glencliff Home for the Elderly to pay $78,000 in overtime for permanent personal services out of salaries for vacant positions due to extended sick leave and pending recruitment for the period from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003.

#73 Authorized to enter into an agreement with My Friend's Place, Dover, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $40,000. This amount represents an award retroactive to January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

#74 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000. This amount represents an award retroactive to January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

#75 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $75,000. This amount represents an award retroactive to January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

#76 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $70,000. This amount represents an award effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#77 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Friends Program Inc, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $220,000. This amount represents an award effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#78 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Laconia Area Community Land Trust, Inc, Laconia, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $76,000. This amount represents an award effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#79 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Merrimack Valley Assistance Program, Concord, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $100,000. This amount represents an award effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#80 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center, Inc, Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $90,000. This amount represents an award effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#81 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Inc, Nashua, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $200,000. This amount represents an award effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#82 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Way Home, Manchester, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $262,000. This amount represents an award effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

Division of Elderly & Adult Services
#83 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Friends Program, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide volunteer based caregiver's transportation services program in an amount not to exceed $22,098. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 57% Federal, 43% General.

#84 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Special Transit Service, Inc, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #191, amended on 3-19-03, item #97), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the contract by $19,995 from $176,896.40 to $196,891.40. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 57% Federal, 43% General.

#85 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #171, amended on 4-17-02m item #101, amended on 3-19-03, item #100, amended on 5-7-03), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the contract by $9,160 from $1,884,595.97 to $1,893,755.97. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 57% Federal, 43% General.

#86 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #170, amended on 4-3-02 item #169, amended on 3-19-03, item #105, amended on 5-7-03), to provide Transportation services, by increasing the contract by $6,747 from $2,691,686.75 to $2,698,433.75. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 57% Federal, 43% General.

#87 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #106, amended on 3-20-02, item #82), to provide homemaker services, by increasing the contract by $16,562.68 from $1,424,193.20 to $1,440,775.88. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 48% Federal, 52% General.

#88 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Community Health and Hospice, Inc, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #195, amended on 4-3-02, item #67), to provide homemaker and adult in-home care services, by increasing the contract by $109,184.51 from $883,096.62 to $992,281.13. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 48% Federal, 52% General.

#89 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with The Homemakers of Strafford County, Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #193, amended on 4-3-02, item #72), to provide homemaker and adult in-home care services, by increasing the contract by $4,733.84 from $2,038,874.58 to $2,043,608.42. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 48% Federal, 52% General.

#90 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Area HomeCare and Family Services, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #105, amended on 3-20-02, item #78), to provide homemaker services, by increasing the contract by $37,420.69 from $2,538,905.36 to $2,576,326.05. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 48% Federal, 52% General.

#91 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #196, amended on 5-29-02, item #103), to provide homemaker services, by increasing the contract by $40,099.12 from $913,774.12 to $953,873.24. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 48% Federal, 52% General.

#92 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc, Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #171, amended on 4-17-02, item #101, amended on 3-19-03. item#100, amended on 5-7-03, item #107), to provide Adult Group Day Care Services, by increasing the contract by $20,257.84 from $1,864,338.13 to $1,884,595.97. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 45% Federal, 55% General.

#93 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Home HealthCare, Hospice and Community Services, Inc, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-20-01, item #161, amended on 5-15-02, item #131), to provide Adult Group Day Care Services, by increasing the contract by $22,118.04 from $3,368,276.58 to $3,390,394.62. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 45% Federal, 55% General.

#94 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Portsmouth Housing Authority, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #107), to provide Adult Group Day Care Services, by increasing the contract by $18,853.52 from $281,514.58 to $300,368.10. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. 48% Federal, 52% General.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services
#95 Authorized to amend a memorandum of understanding with the NH Judicial Branch, (previously approved by G&C on 10-24-01, item #91, amended on 5-05-02, item #123, amended on 6-12-02, item #97), to now enhance substance abuse services to adolescents and their families identified through Concord District Court, by increasing the price limitation by $59,803 from $183,335 to $243,138. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 100% Federal.

Division for Children, Youth & Families
#96 Authorized to award eighteen grants totaling $86,686 for the provision of Title I Summer Literacy Programs, to the agencies as detailed in letter dated April 28, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 100% Federal.

#97 Authorized to amend and extend an agreement with the University System of NH-College for Lifelong Learning, (previously approved by G&C on 6-6-01(previously tabled item #92 from 5-23-01)), for the provision of an education and training partnership, by amending the completion date to June 30, 2005 and by increasing the price limitation to $3,964,340. Effective upon G&C approval. 75% Federal, 25% General.

#98 TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to table the request to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals, Manchester, NH, for Child Care Resource and Referral Services for the Concord District Office catchment area, in an amount not to exceed $166,000. (2)Further TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to table the request to make a one time payment of up to 25% of the annual Contract Price at the beginning of the contract period with subsequent payments to be made on a cost reimbursement basis. To initiate this prepayment the contractor must submit a written request documenting the agency's need for prepayment to initiate the service. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. FY04 100% Federal.

#99 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals, Manchester, NH, for Child Care Resource and Referral Services for the Manchester District Office catchment area, in an amount not to exceed $252,000. (2)Further Authorized to make a one time payment of up to 25% of the annual Contract Price at the beginning of the contract period with subsequent payments to be made on a cost reimbursement basis. To initiate this prepayment the contractor must submit a written request documenting the agency's need for prepayment to initiate the service. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. FY04 100% Federal.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#100 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended funds in the amount of $68,157.57 from the US Department of Education, to support the Older Blind Independent Living Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#101 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended funds in the amount of $93,819 from the US Department of Education to support the Independent Living Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#102 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended funds in the amount of $97,957.35 from the US Department of Education to support the Vocational Rehabilitation Services Program as Authorizedd by Title I of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#103 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended funds in the amount of $45,841.64 from the Workforce Opportunity Council to support the WIA Title I Youth Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#104 Authorized to exercise a renewal option and enter into a contract with VSA Arts of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-19-03, item #126), to support the North Country Arts Education Program for children and youth with disabilities, in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
#105 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized unpaid educational leave of absence for Ms. Maria Sotelo Mann, TI/C Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages at the NHCTC-Manchester. Effective August 22, 2003 through May 27, 2004.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#106 Authorized to award $200,000 in FY 2003 to the University System of NH, the Granite State Scholars Program, for benefit of highly qualified NH residents pursuing programs of study at public colleges and universities within the state. 92% General Funds, 8% Federal Funds.

#107 Authorized to award a $19,000 grant to Southern NH University, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH 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. 92% General Funds.

ELECTRICIAN BOARD
#108 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to accept and expend an additional $1,714.47 in examination fees, over the amount budgeted for FY03, budgeted as detailed in letter dated April 24, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#109 Authorized to hold a workshop titled "Managing People in Disasters: A Local Perspective" on June 10, 11 and 12, 2003 at the Royalty Inn, Gorham, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $3,800. (2)Further Authorized a contract with Tourist Village Motel, Inc., dba the Royalty Inn, Gorham, NH, the low bidder, for a function room, meals, and rooms, in the amount of $3,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 12, 2003. 100% Federal.

#110 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $212,508.22 form the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003, and to be budgeted as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2003.

#111 Authorized a retroactive time extension only to the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance grant, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #116), from May 1, 2003 to September 30, 2003, due to unspent funds.

#112 Authorized John Howard and Timothy Dunleavy to travel to Kingston, Ontario, Canada retroactive to April 29, 2003 through May 2003 by state vehicle in lieu of common carrier, for a mid construction conference.

#113 Authorized a sole source agreement with Safe Transportation Training Specialists, LLC, Carmel, IN, for Tank Truck Emergency Response Workshops for local first responders and hazardous materials teams, in the amount of $32,000. Effective through July 3, 2003. 100% Federal.

#114 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pioneer Catering Service of Gilford, NH, to provide food at two locations in Laconia during Motorcycle Week 2003, in the amount of $5,356.50. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Highway.

#115 Authorized to amend the grant entitled DR1199 Unmet Needs, (previously approved by G&C on 6-8-00, item #9, amended on 7-25-01, Late Item A), in order to adjust funds between classes and extend the grant period end date from March 21, 2002 to December 31, 2003.(2)Further Authorized to enter into grant agreements with each of the thirty-four NH communities detailed in letter dated April 8, 2003, to provide each community with financial assistance for the purchase of an emergency generator to power critical facilities. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003.

#116 Authorized the renewal permit application of Smoset at Winnipesaukee Condominium Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford, NH, for a congregate mooring field, renewal of thirty-five moorings and seven additional moorings, for a total of forty-two moorings with conditions as detailed in letter dated May 8, 2003.

#117 Authorized the renewal permit application of Wabanaki Campground LLP located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, renewal of twenty-five moorings and six additional moorings, for a total of thirty-one moorings.

#118 Authorized the renewal permit application of Ossipee Bluffs Association located on Ossipee Lake in Ossipee, NH, for a congregate mooring field, renewal of seventeen moorings.

#119 Authorized the renewal permit application of Patrician Shores Association located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH, for a congregate mooring field, renewal of four moorings and twelve additional moorings, for a total of sixteen moorings.

#120 Authorized to enter into a retroactive education tuition agreement and to pay said costs, as agreed to, with the recipient, in the amount of $1,230, as detailed in letter dated May 5, 2003.

#120A Authorized to reclassify position #10556, Executive Secretary Stenographer, labor grade 12 to Systems Development Specialist IV, labor grade 26, an increase of $21,957 to $39,390. 100% Highway.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#121 Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way new layout commission be appointed for the Bow project. The original members of the commission are no longer available, the new members to be appointed are as listed in letter dated April 21, 2003.

#122 Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way petition for a hearing on alterations to US Route 3 and Turnpike Street, replacing the bridge and construction of safety improvements in Towns of Allenstown and Pembroke.

#123 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period April 16, 2003 through April 29, 2003. Highway Funds.

#124 Authorized to accept and place on file the Department's Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending April 30, 2003. Informational Item.

#125 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration in the amount of $202,384. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement to promote the use of mass transit to reduce emissions of air pollutants from motor vehicles; total project cost is $252,980. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.

#126 Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes contract with R&T Electric, Concord, NH, for twenty annual electrical system inspections, totaling $45,872. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Turnpike Funds.

#127 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design amendment with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-19-01, item #124), for engineering services, by increasing the total amount payable under the agreement by $51,085 from $250,000 to $301,085. Effective to December 20, 2004. Highway Funds.

#128 Authorized Bureau of Municipal Highways to enter into agreements with the State of Maine for the replacement of the bridge carrying Garage Way over the Salmon Falls River between Milton, NH, and Lebanon, ME, and for the rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Front Street over the Salmon Falls River between Rollinsford, NH and South Berwick, ME. Highway Funds.

#129 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into a lease agreement for a parcel of land with Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA, on the state-owned mountain division Railroad Corridor in Carroll for $125 per year for a period of five years, and negotiable for an additional five year period.

#130 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to enter into an agreement with Community Alliance of Human Services, for the purpose of assisting with administration and operating costs of public transportation services, in an amount not to exceed $346,468. Federal Funds.

#131 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Advance Transit, Inc., Wilder, VT, for an amount not to exceed $1,720,382. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. $40,000 General, $1,680,382 Federal.

#132 Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,235,636, for resurfacing seventeen miles of the Blue Star and Spaulding Turnpike in the Town of Newington and Cities of Dover and Portsmouth. Effective upon G&C approval through September 19, 2003. Turnpike Funds.

#133 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,028,531.75, for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 112 in the Town of Lincoln beginning east of the Pemigewasset River Bridge, proceeds east to a pavement joint just west of the bridge over the east branch of the Hancock River. Effective upon G&C approval through September 19, 2003. Federal Funds.

#134 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Jay-Mor Enterprises, Inc., Pelham, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $91,827.60, for demolition of two buildings in the Town of Allenstown, in preparation for the future Pembroke-Allenstown bridge replacement project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2003. Federal Funds.

#135 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with F.W. Whitcomb Construction Corp, Walpole, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,467,547.50, for resurfacing of 52.13 miles of roadways in the Cities of Claremont and Keene and in the Towns of Alstead, Charlestown, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Hancock, Marlow, Newport, Richmond, Rindge, Stoddard, Swanzey, Walpole, Washington, and Winchester. Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2003. Federal Funds.

#136 TUITION REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler authorized the requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Penn State, University Park, PA, the sum of $1,154.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling John Marcley, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy, in the on-line course entitled "Historical and Social Issues in Adult Education".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Penn State, University Park, PA, the sum of $1,154.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Ann Smith, Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy, in the on-line course entitled "Historical and Social Issues in Adult Education".

C. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $393.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Skidmore, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled "PC Applications".

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,122.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jason Escabi, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the course entitled "Introduction to Addiction".

E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $960.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Russell Landry, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled "Philosophy, Ethics & Education".

F. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,229.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shauna McCarthy, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the courses entitled "Person Centered Plan/Disabilities" and "Introduction to Addiction".

G. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,229.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marie Noonan, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the courses entitled "Person Centered Plan/Disabilities" and "Introduction to Addiction".

H. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $524.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Beaudoin, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled "English Composition".

I. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $524.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Paddock, Mental Health Worker I, in the course entitled "English Composition".

J. REVENUE - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $437.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Farwell, Systems Development Specialist VI, in the course entitled "SQL and Relationship Databases".

K. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $218.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Grogan, Bridge Maintainer II, in the course entitled "Surveying".

L. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $393.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Justin Parker, Survey Crew Aide, in the course entitled "Accelerated Introductory Math".

M. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, AL, the sum of $143.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Quigley-Moran, Safety Specialist, in the on-line course entitled "Research Methods".

N. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $649.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diana Smestad, Accountant IV, in the course entitled "Information Technology".

O. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $307.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Spinney, Assistant Bridge Construction Supervisor, in the course entitled "Introduction to Computers".

#137 TRAVEL REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the requests:

A. SAFETY, Fire Standards & Training - Request permission for (2) employees, Michelle Baker, Program Specialist I, and Friedrich Von Recklinghausen, EMS Regional Coordinator II, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME on June 2 - 5, 2003, to attend the Sixth Annual Codes/Network Technical Assistance Meeting. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $450.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Michelle Baker. Total Cost: $1,235.00. Source of Funds: 100% Grant Funds. Registration Fee: $300.00.

The Governor and Council authorized the following Late Items:

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
A. Authorized the Department of Education to grant the North Country Education, Gorham NH to provide technical assistance to schools for HIV/STD curriculum development, curriculum delivery, integration into broadband curriculum areas, faculty development, and team facilitation. This grant will be in effect from the date of Governor and Council approval through February 29, 2004. This grant will not exceed $14,752.80. These are 100% federal funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
B. Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to accept and expend $202,384.00 in federal flow through funds from the Department of Transportation under the terms of the attached Memorandum of Agreement effective upon Governor & council approval through September 30, 2006, for mass transit transportation alternative on Air Quality Action.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
C. Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with L.A. Brochu, Inc., Concord, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $191,254, for tree and shrub landscaping along with related work on the North/South Road in the town of Conway. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2004.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 4, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House in Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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