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June 4, 2003
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
June 4, 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 Burton accepted the minutes of May 21, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 21, 2003 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following:


Occupational Therapy Governing Board
Linda J. Thyne, Londonderry Effective: Upon acceptance of
COTA Representative resignation

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:


American & Canadian French Cultural Exchange Compact
Henri R. Bersoux, Bennington Effective: June 4, 2003
(Replacing Michael Bouchard) Term: July 17, 2010

Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon Compact
Charles F. Thoits III, Warner Effective: June 4, 2003
Reappointment Term: June 20, 2006

Housing Finance Authority
Harvey L. Schwartz, Harrisville Effective: June 4, 2003
Public Member Term: July 1, 2008
(Replacing Ellen Gordon)

Housing Finance Authority
David Haney, Bow Effective: June 4, 2003
Public Member Term: July 1, 2008
Reappointment

Nursing Board
Thomas Bloomquist, Woodsville Effective: June 4, 2003
Suceeding: Margaret Franckhauser Term: May 10, 2006

Retirement System Board of Trustees
J. David McLean, Rochester Effective: June 4, 2003
Nom. By NH State Permanent Fireman's Association Term: July 1, 2005
Reappointment

Water Well Board
Peter W. Caswell, Temple Effective: June 4, 2003
Water Well Contractor Term: September 15, 2005
Suceeding: Roger B. Skillings

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:


Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
R. Sean O'Kane, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Rep. Statewide Trade Associations Term: December 1, 2005
(Replacing Ellis Ring)

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation
Omer F. Beaudoin, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Employees Term: March 26, 2006
(Replacing Robert Morneau)

Board of Licensing for Alcohol & Other Drug Abuse Professionals
Tom Jordan, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
NADAC Position Term: January 28, 2005
Filling Vacancy

Department of Revenue Administration
G. Philip Blatsos, Goffstown Effective: Upon Confirmation
Commissioner Term: September 1, 2004
(Replacing Barbara Reid)

Compensation Appeals Board
Sarah E. Duwell, Woodsville Effective: Upon Confirmation
Attorney Term: August 18, 2007
Reappointment

Division of Ports and Harbors Advisory Council
Debora Jordan, Madbury Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: August 29, 2008

Electricians' Board
Thomas J. Malley, Nashua Effective: Upon Confirmation
Master Electrician Term: June 30, 2007
(Replacing William Yates)

Employment Security Appellate Bd
Joanne Dobson, Laconia Effective: Upon Confirmation
Business Management Term: October 14, 2006
(Replacing Robert Crowley)

Invasive Species Committee
Douglas A. Bechtel, Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation
Environmental Interests Term: August 9, 2006
Reappointment

Invasive Species Committee
Deborah Lievens, Londonderry Effective: Upon Confirmation
Public Member Term: August 9, 2006
Reappointment

Invasive Species Committee
George Timm, Hancock Effective: Upon Confirmation
Horticultural Interests Term: August 9, 2006
Reappointment

Natural Scientists, Joint Board of Licensure
Paula K. Miner, Penacook Effective: Upon Confirmation
Public Member Term: December 17, 2007
Reappointment

Occupational Therapy Governing Board
Dennis G. Tobin, Hanover Effective: Upon Confirmation
Occupational Therapist Term: January 8, 2006
Reappointment

Phyiscal Therapy Governing Board
Margaret M. Donohue, Canterbury Effective: Upon Confirmation
Physical Therapist Term: January 8, 2006
Reappointment

Nashua Police Commission
Thomas A. Maffee, r, Nashua Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 1, 2006

Regional Community Tech. Colleges/ Board of Trustees
Linda B. Horan, Alstead Effective: Upon Confirmation
Labor Term: February 3, 2007
(Replacing Dennis Adams)

State Board of Dental Examiners
Ronald J. Hrinda, Derry Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: July 15, 2008

State Conservation Committee
Eileen Miller, Lee Effective: Upon Confirmation
Rockingham/Strafford Term: August 1, 2007
Reappointment

State Conservation Committee
Peter J. Blakeman, North Sutton Effective: Upon Confirmation
Hillsborough/Merrimack Term: August 1, 2007

Water Treatment Plant Advisory Committee
Thomas Bowen, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Nom. By Water Works Association Term: June 25, 2007
Reappointment

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

#1 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of North Hampton, NH, for the Little River salt marsh restoration project, in the amount of $9,000 under the provisions of the Coastal Zone Management Act. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. Federal Funds.

#2 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the County of Rockingham, Brentwood, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program for the purpose of improving the administrative capacity of the Regional Development Corporation, in the amount of $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. Federal Funds.

#3 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, under the provisions of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, to provide community assistance and outreach to municipalities for the Estuaries Month 2003 event, in the amount of $5,375. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#4 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Rindge, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-19-01, item #19), under the Community Development Block Grant Program, to provide funds to Monadnock Business Ventures for a business loan to Famm Steel, Inc., by extending the end date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

#5 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing agreement with Rockingham Land Trust, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-6-02, item #11), by extending the completion date from March 31, 2003 to June 30, 2003 to accommodate workshops that could not be scheduled before the contract end date because of staff changes and meeting schedule conflicts. Date amended only.

#6 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Lancaster, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-02, item #11), under the Community Development Block Grant Program for the purpose of Capacity Building, by increasing the grant agreement amount by $15,000 for a new total of $30,000. Federal Funds.

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

#7 Authorized David D Devoy, II, Concord, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#8 Authorized to transfer $8,390 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#9 Authorized to enter into a contract with Natural Resource Consulting Services of Concord, NH, to perform a Turtle 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 contract price of $4,800. Not low bidder, 100% Federal Funds.

#10 Authorized to exercise the second renewal option of our agreement with the Eastern Analytical Inc. of Concord, NH, to perform Hazardous Waste and Environmental Testing at NH Army National Guard facilities, for a price of $21,761. Effective July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

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

#11 Authorized Councilor Raymond J Wieczorek as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the construction and furnishing of new residence halls and infrastructure improvements project in connection with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH.

#12 Authorized Councilor Raymond J Wieczorek as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness in connection with Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH.

#13 Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor David K. Wheeler with regard to a certain proposal for the construction and equipping of the new continuing care retirement community, The Huntington at Nashua, Nashua, NH.

#14 Authorized to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L Griffin with regard to the refinancing of certain existing indebtedness and the refinancing of certain capital expenditures in connection with Exeter Hospital Inc., Exeter, NH.

#15 Authorized to transfer $80,000 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#16 Authorized to transfer $31,273.06 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#17 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a one-year lease extension agreement with Carroll County, Ossipee, NH, covering office and courtroom, in the amount of $54,832.80. (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B, the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency and the County. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#18 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a one-year lease agreement with Strafford County, Dover, NH, covering office and courtroom space, in the amount of $417,513.72. (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B, the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency and the County. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#19 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a one-year lease agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, covering office and courtroom space, in the amount of $31,297.56. (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B, the non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency and the County. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#20 Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with People Friendly Computer Training, to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies, for an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#21 Authorized to enter into a cooperative agreement with the Agriculture Marketing Services of the US Department of Agriculture to implement the National Organic Certification Cost-Share Program, in the amount of $5,000. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $5,000 from the Agriculture Marketing Services of the US Department of Agriculture. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#22 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Video Vision Productions, Barre, VT, to develop and air a series television spots for the television show "New England Cooks" for the purpose of promoting the state's agriculture industry, in the amount of $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2003. 93% General Funds, 7% Other.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized the issuance of the State of NH Turnpike System Revenue Bonds, adopted November 9, 1987 as heretofore amended and supplemented, the "Resolution" and section 2.2(a) of the Supplemental Resolution authorizing the issuance of up to $97,000,000 State of NH Turnpike System Revenue Bonds, 1999 Series, adoption is requested of a Supplemental Resolution authorizing additional projects.

#24 Authorized to accept a gift having a total value of approximately $1,221.50 from the NH Bankers Association.

#25 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $13,681.11 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds that have escheated to the general fund.

#26 WITHDRAWN - The agency has requested to withdraw a contract with The National Abandoned Property Processing Corporation, New York, NY, to identify, recover and remit unclaimed or abandoned assets through the audit of examination of records, for a price based on a contingent fee of 12% of the "value of property" remitted to the state. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

#27 Authorized a contract with Kelmar Associates, LLC, Wakefield, MA, to identify, recover and remit unclaimed or abandoned assets through the audit of examination of records, for a price based on a contingent fee of 12% of the "gross amount identified" and remitted to the state. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

#28 Authorized a contract with Audit Services, U.S., LLC, Columbus, OH, to identify, recover and remit unclaimed or abandoned assets through the audit of examination of records, for a price based on a contingent fee of 12% of the "value of property" remitted to the state. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

#29 Authorized to renew a Support Services Agreement with Wagers & Associates, Inc., Boulder, CO, for software support and system updates for the Abandoned Property Division's Unclaimed Property database in an amount not to exceed $40,000, $20,000 per fiscal year. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to grant a Federal Historic Preservation Fund Grant to the Town of Goffstown, for the project "Grasmere Town Hall; New Slate Roof", which will replace the old slate roof, add cooper drip edge, and ice and water shield, step and counter flashing, copper step flashing to all wall areas, new copper vent flanges, and plain copper hip & ridge caps, and power venting will be installed for two basement heating units, thus allowing the removal of one chimney for enhanced use of the stage area in the auditorium, in the amount of $34,516.

#31 Authorized Division of Arts to award Professional and Arts Advancement Grants totaling $7,600 to the organizations as listed and detailed in letter dated May 20, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#32 Authorized Division of Arts to award Art Links Grants in the amount of $12,500 to the schools as detailed in letter dated May 20, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#33 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award federally funded historic barn restoration grants totaling $26,350 to the grantees as detailed in letter dated May 19, 2003.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized Department of Justice to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $200,000 from the Federal Office of Victims of Crime to supplement a victim compensation program to provide assistance to innocent victims of crime with financial losses due to personal injury. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#35 Authorized Department of Justice to accept and expend a grant from the Federal Office for Victims of Crime in the amount of $1,920,000 for the funding of programs providing direct services to victims of crime. (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants totaling $834,000 with the agencies listed below for the funding of programs providing direct services to victims of crime. (3)Further Authorized to enter into a sub-grant for Shelter Renovations and Security. Effective July 1, 2003 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#36 Authorized Department of Justice to enter into three sub-grants, as detailed in letter dated May 21, 2003, to continue funding programs providing direct services to victims of crime. Effective July 1, 2003 to September 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#37 Authorized Department of Justice to enter into a sub-grant with NH Coalition Against D&S Violence, for computer network and phone system upgrades, in the amount of $17,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
#38 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized $500,000 in additional general funds through June 30, 2003 to cover ongoing-costs associated with indigent defense representation and related ancillary services costs, as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. General Funds.

REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
#39 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to accept and expend additional real estate examination fee revenue in the amount of $5,000 from real estate license applicants. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 with the budget as detailed in letter dated May 21, 2003.

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION
#40 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to retroactively accept as a gift a meal provided to members of the Commission and director of the agency from Seabrook Greyhound Park on May 10, 2003 with an approximate combined total value of $77.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized to transfer $193,500 as specified in letter dated May 2,1 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#42 Authorized to enter into a short-term hold over amendment to an existing lease contract for storage space with Concord Business Center/Liberty/Lighthouse Trust, Concord, NH, extending the expiration date for up to six months from June 30, 2003 to December 31, 2003, in the amount of $2,150 per month for a total agreement amount not to exceed $12,900. 100% Other Funds.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized to transfer $86,000 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#44 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Emergency Power Industries, Inc., Weare, NH, for the Sole purpose of adding additional requirements to the existing contract, and increasing the contract price limitation from $18,996 to $38,940 an increase of $19,944 and extends the termination date for two years, or through June 30, 2005, for the purpose of providing maintenance and service of the Uninterrupted power Supply, at the Liquor Commission Administrative Office Building and at Liquor Store #76, I-95. 100% General Funds.
#45 Authorized to enter into a contract with Barlo Signs Intl. Inc., Hudson, NH, for the sole purpose of providing sign maintenance, repair/replacement and new signage at various liquor store locations throughout NH, for a total contract price limitation of $105,635. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#46 Authorized to enter into a contract with Hammar & Sons Inc., Pelham, NH, for the sole purpose of providing sign maintenance, repair/replacement and new signage at various liquor store locations throughout NH, for a total contract price limitation of $238,094. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
#47 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler authorized to enter into a contract with Century Mechanical, Inc., for HVAC services, in an annual amount of $47,655 for a total contract of $95,310. Effective upon G&C approval through two years as detailed in letter dated May 13, 2003.

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

#48 Authorized Division of Economic Development to expend $75,000 from the NH Economic Development fund, and budget as detailed in letter dated April 29, 2003. 100% Other.

#49 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to pay $59,798.30 to the Mount Washington Observatory, North Conway, NH, for expenses and lost revenue relating to the February 9, 2003 fire. 100% Other Funds.

#50 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend a federal grant from the National Park Services, through the land and Water Conservation Fund for the period ending December 31, 2005 for Odinorne Point State Park playground equipment in the amount of $35,753.22 as detailed in letter dated April 3, 2003. 100% Federal.

#51 Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a grant agreement with Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council of Conway, NH, in the amount of $20,000 assist with funding the initial stages of infrastructure development for the future home of the Technology Village in Conway. (2)Further Authorized payment upon G&C approval. 100% Other.

#52 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into agreement with Turk Tracey and Larry Architects, LLC, of Portland, ME, for professional consulting services for the historic structure assessment and report of the White Island Light Station of the Isles of Shoals, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. Councilor Griffin explained that the Division of Parks and Recreation did not want any repairs done at the light station prior to the historic structure and report being completed. 100% Other Funds.

#53 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants under the Joint Promotional Program, as detailed in letter dated May 15, 2003, in the amount of $14,603. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#54 Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into Recreational Trails Program grants, totaling $628,178.21 with the organizations as detailed in letter dated April 29, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#55 Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a contract with NH Correctional Industries, Information Technology Department, Concord, NH, to provide mail services for the Office of International Commerce, International Trade Resource Center in Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $3,000 per year. Effective July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds, FY04, FY05.

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

#56 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $2,002 in federal funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Services to cover increased salary costs of the Hunter Education Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Federal.

#57 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $1,001 in federal funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Services to cover increased salary costs of the Aquatic Resources Education Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Federal

#58 Authorized to enter into a contract with A&J Conti, Inc., Moultonborough, NH, for the purpose of hatchery concrete repairs, in the amount of $41,327. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 70% F&G, 30% Federal.

#59 Authorized to transfer and expend $21,000 in excess OHRV fees as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#60 Authorized to transfer and expend $53,000 from the Fish and Game Fund as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#61 Authorized to transfer and expend $23,106 from the Fish and Game Fund as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#62 Authorized to accept the donation of a 10.6-acre parcel of land in Durham, NH, from The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter, the parcel of land known as the Rollins tract is located on Great Bay in Durham, NH.

#63 Authorized to accept the transfer of a 1.8-acre parcel of land in Stratham, NH from The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter, the parcel of land known as the Wiggin tract is located on Rte 108 south of the Squamscott River and adjacent to the Department's Chapman Landing Property.

#64 Authorized to accept the transfer of an island of approximately 4-acres in Newington, NH from The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter, and the parcel of land known as the Butler tract (Goat Island) is located in Great Bay in Newington, NH.

#65 Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects with the University System of NH, to conduct an assessment of black bear abundance in Northern NH through the use of remote genetic tagging, for a cost not to exceed $38,075. Effective upon G&C approval through May 15, 2004. 100% Other Dedicated Fund.

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

#66 Authorized Waste Management Division to assign ES 180 to the Division's Environmental Response Unit on a 24-hour, seven days a week basis, under the provisions of Admin 305.02(c) (4), for a period ending June 30, 2005. This vehicle will be assigned to Michael E Galuszka, Waste Management Specialist.

#67 Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $4,000 from the Dam Registration Fund, as detailed in letter dated May 14, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Other.

#68 Authorized a loan agreement with the Town of New Ipswich to borrow up to $800,000 from the State Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund Program for the purpose of paying the costs to close the Town's unlined landfill. 80% Federal, 20% GF.

#69 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Stratford, NH, for implementation of the Bog Brook Restoration Project, in the amount of $13,122. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal.

#70 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Deerfield Veasey Park Commission, Deerfield, NH, for the addition of composting toilets and drainage management at Veasey Park, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#71 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Granite State Designers and Installers Association, Concord, NH, to design and conduct seminars to observe septic aging, soil identification and analysis, in the amount of $13,925. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#72 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Warren, NH, for implementation of the Baker River Restoration Project, in the amount of $13,667. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal.

#73 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, for the Squam Lakes Watershed Comprehensive Mapping and Community Outreach Project, in the amount of $2,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#74 Authorized to enter into a retroactive, sole source memorandum of agreement with the Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, for financial services to assist DES with Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loans for cleanup of publicly and privately owned hazardous waste sites, in the amount of $40,000. Effective July 1, 2002 through September 26, 2006. 100% Federal.

#75 Authorized to amend a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #57), by extending the completion date to June 30, 2004 from June 30, 2003 for the implementation of a Stormwater Treatment Verification Project.

#76 Authorized to amend an existing sole source contract with the University of NH, Environmental Research Group, (previously approved by G&C on 4-3-02, item #55), to provide for a no-cost time extension from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2005 to assist in the evaluation of ongoing and future bioremediation proposals for the cleanup of hazardous waste sites. 100% Other.

#77 Authorized to amend an existing contract with GZA GeoEnvionmental Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-4-02, item #58), for a no-cost time extension from June 30, 2003 to December 31, 2003 to perform environmental site investigation activities at the Berlin Pulp and Gorham Pager Mills in Berlin and Gorham.

#78 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Peterborough, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $11,900. (2)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Manchester Water Works, Manchester, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. (3)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Whitefield Water Department, Whitefield, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $6,675. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

#79 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Warner Village Water District, Warner, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $5,583. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. (2)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Mountain View Housing Cooperative, Gilford, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. (3)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Belknap Heights Water Association, Gilford, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $5,100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. (4) Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the LifeWise Community Projects, Inc., Barrington, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. (5)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Pennichuck Water Works, Nashua, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. (6) Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#80 Authorized to amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Town of Plaistow, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-10-02, item #63), by extending the completion date to June 30, 2004 from June 30, 2003, for developing local regulatory strategies in order to protect its groundwater resources.

#81 Authorized Board of Trustees New England conference United Methodist Church's request to amend a permit (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-02), to install two seasonal piers, connected by a seasonal ramp in a "U" configuration, and replenish beach with sand on frontage on property located at Pemigewasset Lake in Meredith, due to a relocation of the structure.

#82 Authorized Mark O'Halloran's request to fill, construct breakwater in a dogleg configuration with a gap at the shoreline, and a cantilevered pier connected to a piling pier by a walkway accessed by a walkway and stairs with two tie-off pilings on frontage on property located at Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#83 Authorzie Michael Clark's request to install four temporary steel pilings in tidal waters to stabilize and allow for the crossing of construction vehicles over an existing bridge over the Piscataqua River Back Channel to Lady (Belle) Isle in Portsmouth.

#84 Authorized Tourrettes Trust's request to remove existing breakwater and fill to re-construct an existing breakwater to breakwater in an "I" configuration with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway, permanently remove an existing dug-in boathouse and excavate in the existing footprint along the shoreline, construct a three slip dug-in boathouse and dredge lakebed to provide access to the dug-in boathouse on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#85 Authorized Wesley C Elmer's request to replace and relocate an existing float with a float, remove and relocate two pilings to secure the enlarged float system, providing two slips on frontage on property located along the Bellamu River/Little Bay in Dover.

#86 Authorized William L Oakley's request to fill, construct breakwater in a dog-leg configuration with a cantilevered pier extending from a pier accessed by a walkway, dredge lakebed and excavate along the bank to construct a dug-in boathouse in the bank on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#87 Authorized Valarie Shelton & Diane Morin's request to construct a permanent pier, supported by five pilings, and a ramp leading to two floats, providing three slips on frontage along the Lamprey River in Newmarket.

#88 Authorized DY-VOL LLC's request to construct a permanent pier, supported by five pilings, and a ramp leading to a float, providing one slip on frontage along the Lamprey River in Newmarket.

#89 Authorized Devon Family Realty Trust of 2001's request to dredge lakebed and excavate shoreline to construct a dug-in boathouse, fill to construct breakwater with a gap at the shore and cantilevered pier accessed by a walkway on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

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

#90 Authorized to accept and expend $5,223,275.06 in federal funds and transfer $5,218,057 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal.

#91 Authorized to reclassify position #12401 from Quality Control Reviewer, salary grade 20, to Program Specialist III, salary grade 23, due to increased work expectations and agency initiatives requiring greater technical and professional expertise.

#92 Authorized to reclassify position #16158 from a Supervisor II, salary grade 21, to a Program Planning and Review Specialist, salary grade 28, due to expected vacancies.

#93 Authorized to reclassify position #8T039 from Family Services Specialist I, salary grade 15, to Supervisor III, salary grade 23, to provide for direct onsite supervision at a newly leased work site in Concord.

#93A Authorized to reclassify position #16531 and position #16537 from Teacher Assistant, salary grade 11, to Retail Store Manager I, salary grade 13.

Office of Information Systems
#93B Authorized to amend a contract with Deloitte Consulting LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 5-1-02), increasing the amount from $1,478,579 to $2,308,579 to provide additional functionality to the New HEIGHTS Decision Support System and further extend the contract period from an end date of June 30, 2003 to an end date of November 30, 2003

Office of Community and Public Health
#94 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to accept and expend $10,228 in federal funds and establish a Health Promotion Advisor position through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal.

#95 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to enter into an agreement totaling $12,000 with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, to provide for annual membership dues. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 92% Federal, 5% Other, 3% General.

#96 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion to enter into an agreement with NH celebrates Wellness, Concord, NH, to provide statewide physical activity programs and health promotion activities for adults, totaling $164,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#97 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, Breast and Cervical Cancer Program, to contract with Eileen Ehlers, Hooksett, NH, to provide public education services in the greater Manchester community, for an amount not to exceed $27,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#98 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, Immunization Program to enter into an agreement with the American Lung Association of NH, Bedford, NH, to provide clerical, administrative, and logistical support for the NH Immunization Partnership, totaling $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#99 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to enter into an agreement with HealthMetrics Partners, Inc., Bedford, MA, to provide a best practices model design for the Home Visiting NH program, totaling $84,000. (2)Further Authorized to pay up to 50% of the total contract price on the date of G&C approval. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2004. FY03 100% Federal, FY04 50% Federal 50% General.

#100 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, Bureau of Maternal & Child Health to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence of Concord, NH, to provide sexual assault prevention services, totaling $388,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#101 Authorized Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to enter into an agreement with Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH, to provide appropriate breast and cervical cancer screening tests and case management services to eligible women age 18 to 64, totaling $95,600. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#102 Authorized Bureau of Radiological Health to amend an existing sole source agreement with Vicki D. Jeffs, Shelbyville, KY, (previously approved by G&C on 4-17-02, item #79, amended on 10-23-02, item #57), for assistance in processing radioactive material license applications, by increasing the Price Limitation by $24,450 from $26,950 to $51,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

New Hampshire Hospital
#103 Authorized to pay overtime for permanent personnel from class 10 appropriations for positions that are vacant due to illness, extended leaves of absence, or pending recruitment at NH Hospital, in the amount of $138,840.

#104 Authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement and to pay said costs in the amount of $936 as detailed in letter dated April 29, 2003.

#105 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Martel's Self-Care Products Inc., Allenstown, NH, for service and repair of medical and miscellaneous office equipment, in the amount of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

Division of Behavioral Health
#106 Authorized to enter into a contract with Norris, Inc., Greenland, NH, to provide fire alarm and detection device testing services in an amount not to exceed $5,760. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#107 Authorized to enter into a contract with JR Dionne's Electric, Meredith, NH, to provide electrician services, in an amount not to exceed $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#108 Authorized to enter into a contract with Merriam-Graves Corporation, Laconia, NH, to provide oxygen concentrator services, in an amount not to exceed $17,280. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

Office of Health Planning & Medicaid
#109 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the University of NH, Institute on Disability, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-9-02, item #65), by extending, at no cost, the termination date to June 30, 2005 from June 30, 2003. Effective June 30, 2003. No cost extension.

#110 Authorized to enter into an agreement with NH Optical Company Incorporated, to provide all eyeglass material for the NH Medicaid Program in an amount not to exceed $599,660. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 50% General, 50% Federal.

#111 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to enter into an agreement with Coos County Family Health Services, Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide a registered nurse to be the Clinical Nurse Coordinator for the Berlin Neuromotor Disabilities Program Clinic, for an amount not to exceed $48,300. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 67.8% General, 32.2% Federal.

#112 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to enter into an agreement with Colleen A. Moses, PT II, PCS, Bow, NH, to provide pediatric physical therapy consultation services to the Bureau's specialty clinics for children with neuromotor disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $31,594. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 67.8% General, 32.2% Federal.

#113 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to enter into an agreement with Cynthia A. Kahn, MD, Londonderry, NH, to provide developmental pediatric consultation Bureau's specialty clinics for children with neuromotor disabilities, for an amount not to exceed $146,226. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 67.8% General, 32.2% Federal.

Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse
#114 Authorized Prevention & Recovery to enter into an agreement with National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH, to provide comprehensive substance abuse services, in an amount not to exceed $381,822. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#115 Authorized Prevention & Recovery to enter into an agreement with Lamprey Health Care, Nashua Area Health Care Center, Nashua, NH, to provide perinatal substance abuse outpatient services, in an amount not to exceed $69,495. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

Division for Children, Youth & Families
#116 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Strafford County Community Action, Dover, NH, for child care resource and referral services, in an amount not to exceed $184,000. (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. 100% Federal.

#117 Authorized to amend and extend an existing agreement with University System of NH, College for Lifelong Learning, Durham, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-6-01, item #114), for early child care tuition assistance, by increasing the agreement amount by $200,000 to a new price limitation of $400,000 and extending the end date to June 30, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal.

#118 Authorized to amend an agreement with NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-24-01, item #89, amended on 4-3-02, item #62, amended on 3-5-03, item #61), for support services for victims of sexual and domestic violence, by increasing the price limitation from $1,603,740 to $3,274,239, an increase of $1,670,499, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal.

#119 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH, for the provision of a statewide domestic violence prevention program, in the amount of $1,342,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 52.5% Other Funds, 47.5% General.

#119A Authorized to enter into an agreement with Easter Seals NH, for the provision of time-limited family reunification services, in the amount of $1,561,845. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. FY03 0% General, FY04/05 50% General.

Division of Family Assistance
#120 Authorized to accept and expend $3,127,299 in federal funds and transfer $3,127,299 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal.

BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS
#121 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to amend an existing agreement with McCarthy Properties, (previously approved by G&C on 6-12-02, item #45), for lease of office space by extending the termination date to June 30, 2004 at a cost of $19,000 per year. 100% General (License Fees).

BOARD OF NURSING
#122 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to accept and expend $24,000 to be received from the participants in the day-long conference entitled "Day of Discussion" to be held on June 5, 2003 and to budget the funds as detailed in letter dated April 15, 2003. (2)Further Authorized to contract with Leah Curtin, Metier Associates Inc., in the amount of $4,650, to be a speaker at the above mentioned conference. This cost represents $1,650 in travel expenses (meals, room, airfare), and $3,000 for her services. (3)Further Authorized to contract with Contigiani's Catering Service, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $7,250, who will be providing a continental breakfast, buffet lunch and refreshments at break. 100% Other.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#123 Authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended grant funds in the amount of $1,607,419 and $230,160 from the US Department of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act of 1998 during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#124 Authorized to grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide technical assistance in supporting positive behavioral strategies for children and youth with disabilities, in an amount not to exceed $449,992.80. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department. (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to three additional fiscal years, pending legislative approval of the next two biennium budgets. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#125 Authorized to amend a contract with Campus Compact for NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #140), to provide training and technical assistance to NH Partnerships in Character Education by extending the termination date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2004. No Cost.

#126 Authorized to enter into a contract with National Scoring Services, Inc., Steamboat Springs, CO, to score and report the scores of the GED Test, in an amount not to exceed $19,203 pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. (2)Further Authorized the payment of services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#127 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Apple Computer Inc., Cupertino, CA, to provide project integration assistance for project New TEACHERS II, in an amount not to exceed $150,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004, pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. 100% Federal Funds.

#128 Authorized to conduct five days of teacher preparation training for approximately one hundred career changers and content specialists and mentor training for approximately one hundred mentors through federally funded Transition to Teaching grant Project ACROSS, in an amount not to exceed $146,373.68. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with the Grand Summit Resort Hotel in Bartlett, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities, and food services for training sessions for approximately 200 participants during the period August 17 through 22, 2003 in an amount not to exceed $145,503.20, which is part of the total cost in the above mentioned. 100% Federal Funds.

#129 Authorized to enter into a contract with High Point communications Group, Inc., Bow, NH, to develop a coordinated set of messages and strategies to frame and develop an integrated public relations program, in an amount not to exceed $438,800, pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 97% Federal.

#130 Authorized to exercise its renewal option and enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of Massachusetts - Donahue Institute, Amherst, MA, to provide evaluation for the Reading Excellence Act Program, for an amount not to exceed $20,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the memorandum of agreement. Effective July 1, 2003 through December 30, 2004 pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. 100% Federal Funds.

#131 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide technical assistance on the modification of NHEIAP to be compatible with the requirements in alignment with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in an amount not to exceed $260,060. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004, pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. 100% Federal Funds.

#132 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Center for Resource Management, South Hampton, NH, to use their services to assist in the research, policy analysis, best practice review and technical assistance needed to design, develop and implement a single state school accountability system which is one of the four basic reform principals of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 in an amount not to exceed $12,491. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#133 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the NH Department of Health & Human Services, Division for Children, Youth, and Families, in the amount of $135,917 for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005, as detailed in letter dated May 14, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#134 Authorized to amend a grant from Providian National Bank, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #154), by extending the grant period end date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2004, to help support the Family Childcare Provider Distance Learning Project. No Cost Time Extension.

#135 Authorized to amend a grant from National Science Foundation, (previously approved by G&C on 5-29-02, item #101), by extending the grant period end date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2004, to develop curriculum and software in order to create physics courses on the internet. No Cost Time Extension.

#136 Authorized to amend a grant from NH Children's Trust Fund, (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-02, item #129), by extending the grant period end date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2004, to help support the NHTI's Child and Family Development Center parenting program. No Cost Time Extension.

#137 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Campus Store of Mass, Inc., to provide managing services for the bookstores servicing NHTI-Concord and the six Community Technical Colleges of Berlin, Claremont, Laconia, Manchester, Nashua and Stratham. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. No Cost.

#138 Authorized a leave of absence without pay for Mr. Bruce Gordon, TI/C Professor of Physics and Mathematics at the NHCTC - Claremont. Effective August 22, 2003 through May 27, 2004. No Cost.

#139 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University System of NH, for the purpose of providing wide area network services, video conferencing services and access to the Internet, in the amount of $715,933.99. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 53% General Funds, 47% Other Funds.

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM
#140 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to accept and expend $15,000 from the University System of NH for outreach efforts under the NASA Space Grant through February 28, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
#141 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to transfer $92,525 as specified in letter dated May 21, 2003. 100% Sweepstake Revenue.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#142 Authorized a retroactive "NO Cost Extension" from the US Department of Justice on the grant titled Operation Streetsweeper, (previously approved by G&C on 12-1-99, Item #113), by extending the grant through March 31, 2004.

#143 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management to enter into a sole source contract agreement with Dr. Wilbur F Roberge in the amount of $16, 800, to provide school emergency planning assistance. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#144 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management to grant $212,180 to Volunteer NH! For the purpose of carrying out the requirements of the memorandum of understanding completed on March 13, 2003 between Volunteer NH! And the NH Department of Safety, as detailed in letter dated May 7, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

#145 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with Fisher Scientific International Inc., Hampton, NH, to assist the Department of Safety in the grant distribution and procurement function of Homeland Security grants that are available to local government's first responders. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

#146 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management to enter into grant agreements with each of the forty-two NH Communities and two state agencies, as detailed in letter dated May 9, 2003, to provide each community and state agency with financial assistance for the purchase of an emergency generator(s) to power critical facilities for a total amount of $796,998. 100% Federal.

#147 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Radiofrequency Safety Int'l Corp, Kiowa, KS, to provide in-house training course on site safety awareness to the State Police Radio Maintenance personnel, in the amount of $4,585. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#148 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period April 30, 2003 through May 16, 2003. Highway Funds.

#149 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to lease a 3,000 square foot parcel of State owned land located in Springfield to Bill Carruth and Karen R. Carruth for four years at $100 per year with an additional five years at the then established fair market value.

#150 Authorized the Bureau of Turnpikes contract with Precision Mechanical Contractors, Inc., Manchester, NH, for twenty-two annual boiler and HVAC system inspections, totaling $70,200. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. Turnpike Funds.

#151 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Parsons Brinckerhoff, for Incident Management training in Federal FY2003, totaling $16,000. Federal/Highway Funds.

#152 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to extend an agreement with Wright Communications, Inc., Pembroke, NH, for the purpose of providing statewide radio maintenance service for the Department's radio system as provided for and approved by G&C on 5-15-02, item #203, increasing the contract by $276,808 from $173,000 to an amended $449,809. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Highway/Turnpike Funds.

#153 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to modify agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-99, item #162), for engineering services, by increasing the total lump sum fee payable under the agreement by $124,506 from $2,430,192 to $2,554,698. Final completion date would be amended to April 11, 2004. Federal Funds.

#154 Authorized Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with the State of ME for the rehabilitation and painting of the Memorial Bridge carrying US Route 1 over the Piscataqua River between the City of Portsmouth, NH and the Town of Kittery, ME.

#155 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance contract with Larry G Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $15,200, to provide for drilled wells and pumps for Patrol Facility 401-A, Walpole, NH and Patrol Facility 412, Marlborough, NH. Effective upon G&C approval. Highway Funds.

#156 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance contract with Chris Kofer, dba Aqua Specialists , on the basis of a low bid of $7,688, to provide for pump installation on the property of Joan Darling, Derry, NH. Effective upon G&C approval. Highway Funds.

#157 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance contract with Gilford Well Company Inc., Gilford, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $9,373.75, to provide for the construction of a drilled well and pump at the Rumney Rest Area, Route 25. Effective upon G&C approval. Highway Funds.

#158 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Modern Protective Coatings, Inc., Hudson, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $155,000, to provide for maintenance repainting of steel through pratt-truss bridge on Huntress Swamp Road over the Ossipee River. Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2003. Highway Funds.

#159 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance contract with Chris Kofer dba Aqua Specialists, on the basis of a low bid of $7,066 to provide for pump installation at the Patrol Facility 325, Thornton, NH. Effective upon G&C approval. Highway Funds.

#160 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $759,509.75, to provide for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 110 beginning at a pavement joint 160 feet west of the railroad overpass, proceeding east to a pavement joint just east of Winter Street. Effective upon G&C approval through August 29, 2003. Federal Funds.

#161 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with CWS Fence & Guardrail Company, Andover, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,835,606.80, to provide for guardrail replacement and other incidental work along US Route 4 from I-393 at the Concord-Chichester line to Ridge Road in Northwood, NH Route 106 from the Concord-Pembroke town line to the intersection of NH Route 107 in Laconia and NH Route 28 form the Epsom-Chichester town line to Pittsfield-Barnstead town line. Effective upon G&C approval through November 14, 2003. Federal Funds.

#162 Authorized to increase contract with North Branch Construction, Inc., Henniker, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #339), for NH Fire Training Academy Dormitory Addition, Concord, NH, for a new contract total of $2,376,721, an increase of $18,721. General Funds.

#163 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Gerard A Laflamme, Inc. Londonderry, NH, for a lump sum price of $84,850 for Electrical and Fire Alarm Installation, Concord, NH. General Funds.

#164 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Major L. Rodd, Inc., Johnsbury, VT, for a lump sum price of $87,071 for reroofing at NHTI Strout Residence Hall, Concord, NH. Capital Funds.

#165 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with M.E. Latulippe Construction Company, Inc., Ashland, NH, for a lump sum price of $245,000 for Water System Improvements, Glencliff Home for the Elderly, Benton, NH. Capital Funds.

#166 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $452.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheri Gonthier, Financial Aid Officer, in the course entitled "Financial Policy and Decision-Making".

B. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $904.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Dailey, Disability Adjudicator/Examiner, in the course entitled "Public Human Resource Management".

C. EDUCATION, Vocational Rehabilitation - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $650.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Vittner, Assistant Vending Stand Coordinator, in the course entitled "American Experience".

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Wheelock College, Boston, MA, the sum of $4,090.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Deborah Madigan, Program Specialist IV, in the courses entitled "Organizational Theories" and "Research Methods".

E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jill Stephenson, Child Protective Services Worker I, in the course entitled "Philosophy, Ethics & Education".

F. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Curtis, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Statistics".

G. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $946.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie King, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled "Reading and Research in Political Science".

H. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,194.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosemarie Fielding, Counseling Assistant, in the courses entitled "Intro to Algebra" and "Intermediate Accounting".

I. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,299.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeff Gendron, Investment Analyst, in the course entitled "Information Technology".

J. SAFETY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $393.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Vaillancourt, Planning Officer, in the course entitled "Introduction to Psychology".

K. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $679.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Oldenburg, Chief of Preliminary Design, in the course entitled "Information Technology".

Late Items:

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following late items:

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
A. In accordance with RSA 4:40 and DRED "Policy and Procedures for Acquisition and Disposal/Exchange of Real Property" authorized the DRED to surplus, by Quitclaim Deed, a 5.0-are area of land identified as the "Baker State Forest" in the Town of Rumney to Rumney Ecological Systems of Rumney.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
B. Authorize the DES and the Fish and Game to enter into an agreement to perform emergency repairs to the Fish Hatchery Pond Dam in New Hampton. There agreement will be effective upon approval by Governor and Council and will remain in effect for 6 months. (2) Authorize NHFG to provide funding for the work and to reimburse the Maintenance of Dams Construction for actual expenses incurred up to $26,000.00 (3) Authorize DES to expend funds from the Maintenance of Dams Account to perform the emergency work at Fish Hatchery Pond Dam on a force account basis.

C. Approve Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts request to remove a previously existing seasonal swim dock with an "H" configuration and construct a seasonal swim dock with a modified "H" configuration consisting of 6ft by 100 ft pier parallel to the shore with two 6ft by 56 ft piers perpendicular to the shore accessed by a 6ft by 30 ft ramp from the shore. Construct 5 ft wide access stairs over the bank and a 4 ft wide handicap access ramp to the docking facility. Stabilize 160 ft of shoreline with native vegetation as specified on the plan. Excavate 1000 sq ft behind full lake elevation to construct 750 sq for perched beach with 28 CY of clean sand. Construct a 12 slip seasonal docking facility in a "double E" configuration consisting of a 5 ft by 90 ft wharf with five, 5 ft by 15 ft seasonal finger docks, accessed by a 5 ft by 16 ft walkway and stairs over the bank. Remove and replace an existing culvert in the roadbed, add rip rap to the outlet on the bank of the water body on property located at Otter Lake in Greenfield. This project does not conflict with Governor and Council policy on density.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
D. Authorize to accept and place on file two Supplemental Contemplated Awards, as detailed in letter dated June 3, 2003.

Tabled Items: (from May 21, 2003 meeting)

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove from the table item #44 - which was tabled at the May 21, 2003 Governor and Council Meeting.

#44 The agency WITHDREW 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.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House in Concord, NH.
The Honorable Board then Adjourned

Pardon Hearing

Following the Governor and Executive Council meeting a Pardon Hearing for Byron J Rollins was conducted. After the hearing on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a role call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, voted to TABLE the request of Byron J. Rollins for a pardon.

 

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