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June 12, 2002
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
June 12, 2002
10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of May 29, 2002.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the May 29, 2002 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor accepted the following resignations with regret and thanks:

DIRECTOR OF THE DIVISION OF PORTS AND HARBORS
Craig L. Wheeler, Greenland
Effective: May 31, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William Perron, Walpole
Nominated by the NH Education Association
Effective: June 30, 2002

DIRECTOR OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Robert W. Greer, Contoocook
Effective: June 18, 2002

TRANSPORTATION APPEALS BOARD
Barry Lussier, Manchester
Professional Engineer
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to TABLE the confirmation. Councilors Burton, Spaulding and Griffin voted NO to the motion to table-which failed. Then on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Wieczorek and Wheeler voting NO, approved the following confirmation:

WARDEN OF THE STATE PRISON: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Jane Coplan, Warner
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: To serve at the pleasure of the Commissioner
Salary: Grade II, Step IV - $83,010

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Stephen M. Carrier, Gilford
Fire Instructors and Officers Association of NH
Succeeding: Scott W. Carrigan, Exeter
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: February 15, 2005

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD
Leo A. Balzano, Nashua
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: June 5, 2005

HEALTH SERVICES PLANNING AND REVIEW BOARD
Beth-Ann Roberts, Londonderry
Representative of Health Care Insurers
Succeeding: Robert Moses, Concord
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: April 19, 2005

Scott M. Wojtkiewicz, Bedford
Nominated by the NH Health Care Association
Succeeding: Dwight Sowerby, Lyndeborough
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: April 19, 2004

PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD
Patrick Wood, Laconia
Reappointment
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: June 2, 2005

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Patricia Goodridge, Atkinson
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: October 27, 2004

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Debra B. Miller, Londonderry
Succeeding: Bruce W. Keough, Dublin (resigned)
Effective: June 12, 2002
Term: June 30, 2004

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Les S. Dolecal, Stayton, Oregon
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: Serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner
Salary: JJ/Step 4 - $87,570

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
Jennifer Quinlan, Portsmouth
Nominated by the Commissioner of Department of Resources and Economic Development
Succeeding: Kelly Clark, Webster
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 8, 2003

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
James M. Jones (i), Concord
Merrimack County
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 29, 2007

Glenn D. Normandeau (r), Portsmouth
Coastal Commission Member
Succeeding: G. Ritchie White, Portsmouth (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 13, 2007

Theodore A. Tichy (i), Milan
Coos County
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 29, 2007

HEALTHY KIDS SUBCOMMITTEE
Linda L. Garrish, Manchester
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: Two years from date of appointment

COMMITTEE TO STUDY INDOOR AIR QUALITY AND FIRE SAFETY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Shirley Thompson, Durham
General public
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 1, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Sandra Amlaw, Hudson
Nominated by NH Education Association
Succeeding: William S. Perron, Walpole (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: July 1, 2003

STATE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
Richard J. Campbell, New Boston
Reappointment
Effective: June 29, 2002
Term: June 29, 2005

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
John D. Crosier, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: June 30, 2002
Term: June 30, 2006

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

George Epstein, Madison
Succeeding: Ned Densmore, Franconia
Effective: June 30, 2002
Term: June 30, 2006

WATER COUNCIL
Kenneth A. Bradley, Jr., Concord
Granite State Designers and Installers Association
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 13, 2006

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Banknorth, NA to Lewis & Clark, Inc. in Nashua, NH. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON JUNE 12, 2002 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:25 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 Banknorth, N.A. to Lewis & Clark, Inc. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Thomas Boucher, Vice President of Banknorth, N.A. and Francis L. Clark, President of Lewis & Clark, Inc. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wheeler introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM BANKNORTH, N.A. TO LEWIS & CLARK, INC." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding . 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 Colantuono and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM BANKNORTH, N.A. TO LEWIS & CLARK, 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 $1,000,000 from Banknorth, N.A. to Lewis & Clark, 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 authorized 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 June 12, 2002.

GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#2 Authorized to establish the entrance salary for the new Executive Director. Unclassified Salary Grade EE, Step 1, $52,380 annually. Effective on July 1, 2002

#3 Authorized to budget and expend prior year federal funds in the amount of $31,916.72 from G&C approval through June 30, 2002, to be adjusted as described in letter dated May 28, 2002.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

#4 Authorized to accept and expend donated funds from the North Atlantic Energy Service Corporation to the Coastal Zone Management Program for annual NH Coastal Clean Up Day, in the amount of $2,000, from the date of G&C approval though June 30, 2003.

#5 Authorized to renew a five-year lease with Janvier Holdings Inc of Concord NH for office space in Concord NH, effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2007 for $472,212, $88,792 will be budgeted for fiscal year 2003.

#6 Authorized to renew a five-year lease for $76,604 with Frank A. Graf MD of Portsmouth NH for office space in Portsmouth NH effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2007.

#7 Authorized agreement with Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission of Manchester NH in the amount of $30,000 to produce a handbook on how to prepare a master plan, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#8 Authorized agreement with Municipal Resources Inc of Meredith NH in the amount of $30,000 for technical planning assistance on the Smart Growth Toolkit project, effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2002.

#9 Authorized agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission of Dover NH in the amount of $17,950 to produce two planning manuals for local land use boards, effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2003.

#10 Authorized to amend existing agreement with the Town of Greenville NH to allocate a portion of the Community Development Block Grant provided to NH by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. for the 2000 FY to help municipalities solve developmental problems (approved by G&C, January 24, 2001 item #8 and amended on October 10, 2001 item # 9) to extend completion date from June 30, 2002 to December 31, 2002, No additional funds required.

#11 Authorized to amend agreement with the Town of Winchester NH to allocate a portion of the Community Development Block Grant provided to NH by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. for the 2000 FY to help municipalities solve developmental problems (approved by G&C December 6, 2000 item # 16) to extend completion date from June 30, 2002 to December 31, 2002. No additional funds required.

#12 Authorized to amend existing agreement with County of Merrimack, Concord NH to allocate a portion of the Community Development Block Grant provided to NH by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. for the 2000 FY to help municipalities solve developmental problems (approved by G&C September 6, 2000 item #7, and amended on March 29, 2001 item #5) by extending completion date from June 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003. No additional funds required.

#13 Authorized to amend existing agreement with Town of Littleton NH to allocate a portion of the Community Development Block Grant provided to NH by the US Dept. of Housing & Urban Dev. for the 2000 FY to help municipalities solve development problems (approved by G&C February 20, 2002 item #11) by extending completion date from June 30, 2002 to December 31, 2002. No additional funds required.

#14 Authorized to amend existing agreement with The Nature Conservancy of Concord NH on behalf of the Great Bay Resource Protection Partnership to document significant habitat for wildlife, plants & natural communities of conservation concern (approved by G&C May 9, 2001 item # 8) by extending completion date from June 30, 2002 to December 31, 2002. No additional funds required.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

#15 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, authorized to enter into a contract with Cross Cultural Communications Systems Inc, Winchester, MA to provide medical interpreter training for bilingual staff, effective upon G&C approval to expire September 30, 2002 in an amount not to exceed $5, 000.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

#16 Authorized to accept and expend $51,714.00 from Federal Emergency Management Agency for hazard mitigation programs through December 31, 2002. Further authorized a grant agreement in the amount of $50,700 with the City of Claremont NH for the McQuade Dam Breach project through December 31, 2002.

#17 Authorized to amend existing contract with Wright Communications Inc Pembroke, NH (approved by G&C May 23, 2001 item #6 and amended January 23, 2002 item # 7) increasing amount by $6,500 to $39,3000 for unanticipated repair and installation costs of communications equipment.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

#18 Authorized Lt. Col. Barry K. Maddix be nominated for a promotion to the rank of Colonel (position vacancy) NH Air National Guard, all prerequisites have been met.

#19 Authorized Major Denis J. Hebert be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (
Nominated by G&C May 29, 2002) NH Air National Guard.

#20 Authorized to enter into a contract with Fleet Environmental Services Inc of South Portland, ME for $ 27,472.50 (total bid to include 10% of contingency) upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003, to perform Statewide Armory Range Cleaning in Berlin, Claremont, Dover, Franklin, Keene, Lancaster, Portsmouth, and Woodsville.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#21 Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Delta Dental Plan of Concord NH for the provision of fully insured dental insurance coverage for active state employees, eligible spouses and dependents, from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005 . Contract price limited as listed in item exhibit B.

#21A Authorized to enter into a contract with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for the provision of fully-insured managed health insurance coverage for active state employees and their eligible spouses and dependents in the amount of $141,700,000 effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

#22 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter one-year lease extension with the Town of Durham NH for office and courtroom space for the Durham District Court, effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 in the amount of $ 30,562.32. Further authorized authority to waive compliance with RSA 10:B, obtaining a clean air certificate.

#23 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to amend existing contract with Guardian Technologies Ltd of Laconia NH to extend contract expiration date from June 15, 2002 to June 15, 2003.

#24 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a one-year lease agreement with the Town Merrimack NH, in the amount of $30,450 from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Further authorized authority to waive compliance with RSA 10:B, obtaining a clean air certificate.

#25 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter a one-year lease with the Town of Newport NH, in the amount of $17,778.36 from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Further authorized authority to waive compliance with RSA 10:B, obtaining a clean air certificate.

#26 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter twelve-month lease agreement with the Town of Salem, NH for office and courtroom space for the Salem District Court, effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 in the amount of $290,300.76 (Lessee pays 80% of maintenance and operating expenses) . Further authorized authority to waive compliance with RSA 10:B, obtaining a clean air certificate.

#27 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications, NH Enhanced 9-1-1 Commission, to enter into an agreement with TDS Telecommunications Corp of New London, NH for the purchase and maintenance of the hardware and software for the Customer Premise Equipment of the Enhanced 9-1-1 system. Cost for fiscal year 2003 is $1,215,737.60, maintenance costs for years 2004 through 2007 will be $33,240.00 per year, for a total cost of $1,348,697.60.

#27A Authorized to accept and confirm the report of authorized adjustments to agency's quarterly allotments for the period through March 31, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#28 Authorized to enter into subgrants with the Loudon Police Dept, Loudon, NH in the amount of $2080 for enforcing Underage Drinking Laws upon G&C approval through May 31, 2003.

#29 Authorized to amend G&C item 34 approved on November 9, 2000 by retroactively extending termination date of grant received from the National Governors Assoc. from of June 30, 2001 to September 30, 2002. No additional funding.

#30 Authorized to amend G&C item #31 approved November 9, 2000 by retroactively extending termination date of grant received from Bureau of Justice Assistance from September 30, 2001 to November 30, 2002. No additional funding.

DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY

#31 Authorized to accept quarterly report from Commissioner Ablowich relative to the cash position of the state as of March 31, 2002 as detailed in the May 28, 2002 letter.

#32 Authorized Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds, not otherwise appropriated, and the State Treasurer to issue checks for Abandoned Property Division in the total amount of $15,754.43 as detailed in May 28, 2002 letter.

#33 Authorized retroactive approval of amendment to the Management and Administrative Services Agreement among the Trust, the Investment Advisor, FMR Corp and Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC effective April 29, 2002. Further authorized retroactive approval of amendment to the Investment Management Agreement between the NH Higher Education Savings Plan Trust and Strategic Advisors Inc d/b/a Fidelity Strategic Advisors effective May 29, 2002. All compensation to Fidelity will be from funds collected from investments made by participants in the Trust, not state funds.

#34 Authorized entrance into a sole source contract with Bottomline Technologies Inc of Portsmouth, NH to provide on-going software support for the PayBase statewide check printing system from July 6, 2002 through July 6, 2003 in the amount $17,600 with options for four annual renewals.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#35 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to budget and expend prior year unexpended federal grant award funds in the amount of $12, 000 as indicated in the letter of May 29, 2002 upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#36 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award two federal Barn Restoration Grants in the amount of $19, 000.

#37 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized the reclassification of Librarian II (Labor Grade 21), to Supervisor VI (Labor Grade 27).

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

#38 Authorized to enter into a three-year service agreement with Roger R Labrie Assoc. Inc Portsmouth, NH for lawn care services at NHES's Portsmouth Job and Information Center in the amount $1,180 for first year and $1,652 for the two subsequent years, to a revised total of $4484.00 upon G&C approval through October 31, 2004

#39 Authorized an amended sole source service agreement with Kelly Services Bedford, NH increasing the current three-year agreement total by $22,500 to $82,500. Increase will be $7,500 for the period from date of G&C approval through June 30, 2002 and $15,000 from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. This amendment will increase the agreement limitation for clerical services at NHES's Unemployment Claims Processing Center in Manchester NH.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#40 Authorized to accept and expend a grant totaling $1,922.38 from NH Highway Safety Agency for the project "NH Liquor Commission-Cops in Shops," from G&C approval through September 15, 2002

#41 Authorized a three-year contract for rubbish removal at various liquor stores with Waste Management of New Hampshire Inc of Rochester NH, effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005. (Total contract price is $99,411.90)

BOARD OF TAX AND LAND APPEALS

#42 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized to amend existing sole source contract with Bragan Reporting Assocs. Inc of Manchester NH for court reporting services, increasing amount by $4,000 to $11,000(approved by G&C August 22, 2001 item #90)

BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY

#43 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to TABLE the request to expend $96,800, collected from the Uniform Certified Public Accountants Examination, for direct expenses of the examination. Further authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services, to budget these expenses as shown in letter of May 14, 2002.

JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#44 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized the Board to expend excess revenue, in the amount of $28,648.20.

BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY AND ESTHETICS

#45 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to extend the current lease for one year with McCarthy Properties, W. Wareham, MA at the third-year rate ($9.50 per square foot) effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

BOARD OF NURSING

#46 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to amend an agreement with Margaret Lee Leppanen, Concord, NH to provide investigative and prosecutorial functions for the Board, amendment waives insurance requirements of original contract (approved September 19, 2001 item #156) effective upon G&C approval.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#47 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized approval concurrent with the Director of Personnel (approved May 28, 2002) to continue the 14% salary enhancement for Nurse Practitioners, effective July 1, 2002 through July 1, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#48 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $17,000 from the John Elwyn Stone Trust Fund Control Account into the Urban Forestry Center Operating Budget for the purpose of building repairs at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth, NH. (2) Further authorized to enter into an agreement with D&D Restoration and Roofing, LLC, Londonderry, NH in the amount of $14,582 for roof replacement on the Maintenance Barn at the Urban Forestry Center, Portsmouth, NH. (3) Further authorized a contingency for payment of latent conditions which may appear in the amount of $1,458.20(10% of contract).

#49 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to grant a "Utility Easement Right-of-Way" to NH Electric Cooperative, Inc and Verizon New England, Inc for installation, operation and maintenance of electric and telephone service at Crawford Notch State Park.

#50 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to grant a "Groundwater Discharge Easement" to the Town of Lincoln, NH to allow infiltration of treated wastewater through the Woodstock Information Center.

#51 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a bequeath of 1625 acres of undeveloped forestland from the estate of William H Thomas, Jr., in Hill, NH and further requests that it be forever named "William H Thomas State Forest".

#52 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Everts Forest Management of West Barnet, VT in the amount of $2812.50 for boundary line maintenance work at Nash Stream Forest, from G&C approval to August 31, 2002.

#53 Authorized to exercise the final one-year option renewal with the Glen Group of North Conway, NH in the amount of $100,000 to continue advertising, marketing and promotional services from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

#54 Authorized Trail Bureau to enter into Recreational Trails Program grant with the Sullivan County ATV Club, Claremont, NH in the amount of $8,432, upon G&C approval to September 30, 2004

#55 Authorized to request a sole source amendment with Greg Franklin Assoc., LLC, Lebanon, NH to confirm research and analysis information from July 1, 2002 to September 30, 2002, increase is $30, 000, total cost from $104, 932 to $134,932.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#56 Authorized to expend $864.26 from the Wildlife Protection Account to fund wildlife habitat improvement work on state lands.

#57 Authorized to accept a donation of taxidermy mount of coyote and turkey (appraised at $1,000) from Mr. John Klucky of Pembroke, NH in support of the Hunter Education training facility in Holderness, NH.

#58 Authorized to accept a donation of labor and concrete pumping charges in the amount of $27,950 from Norman Vetter Inc. Rochester, NH, donated to support the construction of the Hunter Education training facility in Holderness, NH.

#59 Authorized to enter into a contract with Joe Brigham, Inc., of Pembroke, NH to carry out aerial stocking and water sample collection of remote, high altitude trout ponds in the amount of $7,200 upon G&C approval to June 30, 2002

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#60 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized the reclassification of Assistant I, Labor Grade 12, to an Environmental Technician III, Labor Grade 14.

#61 Authorized the reclassification of Civil Engineer V, Labor Grade 30, to Hydrogeologist IV, Labor Grade 30.

#62 Authorized the reclassification of Environmentalist IV, Labor Grade 27, to a Supervisor VII, Labor Grade 28.

#63 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to City of Keene, NH for an amount not to exceed $6,562.82 for conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, upon G&C approval through September 15, 2002.

#64 Authorized to enter into a grant with the Pleasant Lake Assoc. Deerfield, NH, in the amount of $2,000 for the continuation of the Pleasant Lake Watershed Survey upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003

#65 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $7,200 for shoreline stabilization efforts on Pierce Island, upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.

#66 Authorized to enter into an agreement (as listed on May 14, 2002 letter) for the construction/upgrade of West Branch Dam in Berlin, NH upon G&C approval for twenty-four months. (2)Further authorized to provide funding for the project and to reimburse the Maintenance of Dams Construction Account for actual expenses in the amount of $180,000. (3)Further authorized NHDES to expend funds not to exceed $180,000 for reconstruction of Dam. (4)Further authorized the NHDES, Dam Bureau, Maintenance Section to reconstruct the West Branch Dam on a force account basis.

#67 Authorized to enter into a contact with Portsmouth Harbor Towing, Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $26,500. to operate and maintain a mobile pumpout boat for the New Hampshire coastal area from date of G&C approval to December 31, 2002.

#68 Authorized contract with the Sawyer Lake Village District for the operation and maintenance of Sawyer Lake Dam, effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2017.

#69 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Eastern Analytical, Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $8,700 for biosolids analysis from date of G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#70 Authorized Allonge to Promissory Note with Northfield Aqueduct Company in the amount of $1,293,694.22 for replacement of existing cement "tin" water pipes, effective upon approval by G&C.

#71 Authorized supplemental loan agreement with the Town of Sanbornton in the principal amount of $450,000, effective upon approval by G&C.

#72 Authorized supplemental loan agreement with the Littleton Water and Light Department in the principal amount of $750,000 to finance the construction of a slow sand filter, effective upon approval by G&C.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Division of Child Support Services

#73 Authorized to exercise an option to extend credit reporting services with Credit Bureau Services of New Hampshire, Bedford, NH, in the amount of $10,000, which will give the division the capability of providing information about past due child support obligations to credit bureaus, effective July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003.

#74 Authorized agreement for parentage testing services with Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings, Burlington, NC, in the amount of $228,702 for the period July 1,2002 through June 30, 2005.

#75 Authorized to amend an existing Agreement with NH Department of Employment Security, by increasing the total of authorized expenditures from $96,000. to $111,058.46 to provide crossover matches and other services related to child support collection activities, effective date of G&C approval, through June 30, 2003. Further authorized NHDES to accept and expend funds in the amount of $15,058.46 for described services and Further authorized comptroller to budget these funds in SFY 2002 and 2003 appropriations.

Office of Community & Public Health

#76 Authorized contract with Southern NH HIV/AIDS Task Force, Nashua, NH to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention services, in the amount of $101,460 from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003.

#77 Authorized contract with New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition, Manchester, NH to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention services, in the amount of $85,007 from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003.

#78 Authorized contract with AIDS Community Resource Network, Lebanon, NH to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) prevention services, in the amount of $46,588 from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003.

#79 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized to amend an existing agreement providing expertise and support to the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Enhancement Project to build local public health infrastructure through the Health Alert Network with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., Concord, NH, by increasing the price limitation by $107,558 from $183,422 to $290,980 and by extending the termination date to June 30, 2003.

#80 Authorized to make an unencumbered payment of $2,500. to the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH for cost incurred for the purchase and distribution of control measures during a conjunctivitis outbreak at Dartmouth College.

#81 Authorized the Public Health Laboratories to contract with JSI Research and Training Institute, d.b.a. Community Health Institute, Concord, NH, in the amount of $36,710 for services related to the development of a plan for a New Hampshire Biomonitory Program, effective from date of G&C approval through August 31, 2003.

#82 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Griffin and Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend an existing agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH to provide comprehensive child health, family planning, lead poisoning case management, and teen clinic services by increasing the price limitation by $252,764 from $212,764 to $465,528 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2003. (Originally approved by G&C August 22, 2001 item #196).

#83 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing agreement with Robin Collen-Zellers, Hollis, NH to oversee the coordination of specific projects relative to women's health services and pregnancy prevention by increasing the price limitation by $50,000 from $69,500 to $119,500 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2003. (Originally approved by G&C May 9, 2001 item #126).

#84 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized the Breast and Cervical Cancer Program to amend an existing agreement to provide public education consultation services with Lori Lyons Daskal, Concord, NH by increasing the price limitation by $27,000 from $12,015 to $39,015 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2003. (Originally approved by G&C March 20, 2002 item #75).

#85 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized Division of Family and Community Health to amend an existing agreement with Maureen McCanty, M.D., Concord, NH as the OB/GYN advisor for the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health by increasing the price limitation by $4,400 from $4,400 to $8,800 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2003. (Originally approved by G&C April 11, 2001 item #89).

#86 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized the Division of Family and Community Health to amend an existing agreement with Merle Taylor, Dover, NH to provide quality assurance and clinical expertise to the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health by increasing the price limitation by $40,000 from $50,500 to $90,500 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2003. (Originally approved by G&C August 22, 2001 item #195).

#87 Authorized the Public Health Laboratories to enter into a contract with Pathways Professional Association, Concord, NH for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005, in an amount not to exceed $22,500 to provide pathology services for compliance with federal regulations. Sole Source

#88 Authorized the Immunization Program to make an unencumbered payment to Honeywell, Inc., Home and Building Control, Manchester, NH for $2,324, for the installation of an alarm system in the recently constructed immunization vaccine storage area. Sole source.

#89 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Griffin and Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend an existing agreement with SeaCare Health Services of Exeter, NH to provide comprehensive child health services by increasing the price limitation by $19,400 from $19,400 to $38,800 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2003. (Originally approved by G&C June 20, 2001 item #141).

Office of Family Services

#90 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with High Point Communications Group Inc., Bow, NH to develop an implement a strategic communication plan for the NH ServiceLink Network in the amount of $92,140, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Not low bidder.

Office of Elderly & Adult Services

#91 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with Tucker Alan Inc., Seattle, Washington to provide technical assistance with the transfer of the acuity based rate setting model from a vendored to a state maintained system, to assist with ongoing implementation of the acuity based rate setting model, and support for nursing home litigation and rate appeals in the amount of $155,050, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

#92 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to award 23 child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $4,000 per recipient from licensed child care center provider groups and 7 stipends in the amount of $1,500 per recipient from licensed child care family and family group child care provider groups for a total amount not to exceed $102,500, effective July 1, 2002.

#93 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilors Griffin and Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend an existing agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council, Laconia, NH by increasing the agreement amount by $39,479 for a total of $118,958 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 to renew the existing Child Care Resource & Referral contract for the Laconia District Office catchment area for an additional year (approved by G&C June 21, 2000 item #132).

#94 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilors Griffin and Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend an existing agreement with Child and Family Services Manchester, NH by increasing the agreement amount by $79,468 for a total of $238,404 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 to renew the exisiting Child Care & Referral contract for the Concord District Office catchment area for an additional year (approved by G&C July 14, 2000 item # 120).

#95 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilors Griffin and Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend an existing agreement with Easter Seals of NH Inc., Manchester, NH by increasing the amount by $75,451 for a total of $227,711 and extending the end date to June 30, 2003 to renew the existing Child Care & Referral contract for the Manchester District Office catchment area for an additional year (approved by G&C June 21, 2000 item #134).

Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#96 Authorized to accept, with thanks, three barber chairs with a total approximate value of $525.

#97 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Griffin and Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend a Memorandum of Understanding (approved by G&C October 24, 2001 item #91, amended May 15, 2002 item #123) by increasing the price by $61,085 from $119,250 to $180,335, effective July 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003 to enhance provision of substance abuse services to adolescents & their families identified through Nashua, Laconia & Plymouth District Courts.

#98 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend an agreement with the Centennial Inn, Concord, NH for Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers training facilities and support by extending the termination date to June 30, 2003, effective upon G&C approval (approved by G&C September 19, 2001 item #186).

#99 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend an agreement with Holiday Inn, Concord, NH for meeting space and meals for required training by extending the termination date to June 30, 2003, effective upon G&C approval (approved by G&C September 19, 2001 item #174).

Office of Health Planning and Medicaid

#100 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Spitz Consulting Group LLC, Belmont, MA (approved by G&C April 12, 2000 item # 77) by extending the termination date to June 30, 2003, effective June 30, 2002.

Office of Administration

#101 Authorized to enter into a contract agreement with Scott Lawson Group Ltd., Concord, NH to supply materials and labor to define any lead or asbestos that may be present within the effected areas at the Thayer Building, Concord, NH in the amount of $1,960, effective through June 30, 2002.

Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse

#102 Authorized to renew an agreement with the JSI Research and Training Institute Concord, NH to provide evaluation services in an amount not to exceed $306,400 retroactive from January 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002

New Hampshire Hospital

#103 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Barc Enterprises, LLC Manchester, NH in the amount of $6,790 for power sweeping services effective on date of G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#104 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Stericycle, Inc. Haverhill, MA in the amount of $17, 320 for the removal of infectious medical waste including spent pharmaceuticals, from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005.

#105 DENIED The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Griffin, Wieczorek and Wheeler voting NO, DENIED the request to amend contract with Concord Hospital, Concord, NH (approved by G&C June 22, 1999 item #245, amended June 21, 2000 item #210) for laboratory services by increasing the total price by $8,000 from $472,500 to $480,500, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#106 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Community Council of Nashua, NH Inc., to provide mental health services in an amount not to exceed $877,250 for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

Behavioral Health

#107 Authorized Glencliff Home for the Elderly to retroactively amend an existing contract for oxygen concentration services with Lifeplus, Inc., Raymond, NH by increasing the price limitation by $7,000 from $16,800 to $23,800, effective September 19, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

#108 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Donald M. Clark, Knoxville, TN, to provide wayfinding and signage design services by changing the completion date from date of G&C approval to June 30, 2004. (Originally approved by G&C June 20, 2001 item #228).

#109 Authorized retroactive agreement with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Inc., Nashua, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $40,000. This amount represents an award retroactive to January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#110 Authorized retroactive agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $227,403.50, from January 23, 2002 through January 22, 2004.

#111 Authorized agreement with Veteran Hospice Homestead, Inc., Fitchburg, MA, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $10,000, from date of G&C approval through June 30,2003.

#112 Authorized retroactive agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Berlin, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $73,024. This amount represents an award from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#113 Authorized retroactive agreement with New Horizons for New Hampshire, Inc. to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $50,000. This amount represents an award from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#114 Authorized retroactive agreement with Cross Roads House, Inc., Portsmouth, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $49,000. This amount represents an award from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#115 Authorized retroactive agreement with Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester/St. John Newmann Church, Merrimack, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $2,176. This amount represents an award from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#116 Authorized retroactive agreement with Nashua Pastoral Care Center, Inc., Nashua, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $15,000. This amount represents an award from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#117 Authorized retroactive agreement with Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000. This amount represents an award from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#118 Authorized retroactive agreement with New Hampshire Legal Assistance, Manchester, NH to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $25,000. This amount represents an award from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

New Hampshire Veterans Home

#119 Authorized approval of sole source agreement with Craig S Walton, Center Harbor, NH for physical therapy to NHVA residents for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 for a total of $34,742.40.

Postsecondary Education Commission

#120 Authorized to award $245,000 for fiscal year 2002 to the University of New Hampshire for the benefit of highly qualified NH residents pursuing programs of study at public colleges and universities within the state.

Department of Education

#121 Authorized to exercise a renewal option with Campus Compact for New Hampshire, Bedford, NH (approved by G&C August 22, 2001 item #260B) for training and technical assistance for the Community-based Higher Education K-12 Student Partnership grant from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 in the amount not to exceed $44, 500.

#122 Authorized to exercise a renewal option and enter into a contract with Susan E Marshall, Concord, NH to provide technical assistance and writing services in the development, revision, publication and dissemination of the State NH Board Rules, effective July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $28,800 pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget.

#123 Authorized to enter into a contract with Bernard R Davis, Contoocook, NH for the purpose of assisting in the management of the School Renovation, IDEA and Technology Federal Grant from the date of G&C approval through June 30, 2003 in an amount not to exceed $42,000.

#123A Authorized to budget and expend carry forward grant funds in the amount of $75, 240 from The U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration from July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003 and budget as listed in letter dated May 7, 2002.

#123B The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to enter into a sole source Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Massachusetts-Donahue Institute, Amherst, MA to provide evaluation for the Reading Excellence Act Program from G&C approval through June 30, 2003 in an amount not to exceed $40,000.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

#124 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Gerard A Laflamme Inc, Manchester, NH for the purpose of replacing the electrical panel in Little Hall from G&C approval through August 31, 2002, not to exceed $2,7000.

#125 Authorized NH Community Tech College Claremont, NH to accept and expend additional funds from the Upper Valley Community Foundation for the Hill Trust grant in the amount of $2,000 upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#126 NOT USED

#127 NOT USED

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

#128 Accept and place on file the Department's Equipment Acquisition Plan status report ending April 30, 2002.

#129 Authorized to pay Small Claims submitted under the provisions of RSA 228:29 for the period of July 2002 to September 2002.

#129A Authorized contract with Meridian Construction Corporation, Laconia, NH for a lump sum of $226,600 for a new LULA Elevator at the Main Building at State Office Park South, Concord, NH.
(2) Further authorized contingency of $12,154 be approved for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#130 Accept and place on file Contemplated Award list for May 8, 2002 through May 21, 2002.

#131 Authorized to sell a parcel of State owned land of 1.5 acres in Hooksett, NH to the Manchester Sand, Gravel and Cement Company, Inc., in exchange for a 2.79 acre parcel of land owned by Manchester Sand, Gravel and Cement Company, Inc.

#132 Accept and place on file the Contemplated Awards list for amounts less than $5,000 for January 1, 2002 through March 31, 2002.

#133 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized the appointment of a special committee to conduct a public hearing on alteration to US Route 3/NH Route 11 in the Town of Tilton, NH. The Governor appointed as Commission Members: Archie Auger of Bristol, NH, Tina C. Borrin of Center Harbor, NH and John Sanborn, of Plymouth, NH.

#134 Authorized to continue membership in the Multi-State Technical Assistance Program, administered by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC, in an amount not to exceed $4,000. for the period July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

#135 Authorized to amend the existing agreement with Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, to increase the amount from $72,696 to $75,048 in federal funds to undertake the tasks listed in its two-year Unified Planning Work Program for the Seacoast area effective upon G & C approval.

#136 Authorized agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH for $126,328 in federal funds for the purpose of administration, preventative maintenance & operating costs of public transportation services to the elderly & disabled, effective July 1, 2002, or upon G&C approval, through June 30, 2003.

#137 Authorized the department, on behalf of the States of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to modify the agreement with Castle Rock Consultants, Inc., Leesburg, VA, to develop an ITS plan & design for the highways listed in the letter of May 13, 2002, by increasing the total amount by $1,935,000 from $2,169,000 to $4,104,000.

#138 Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $3,662,141.39 for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along US Route 1, effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2002.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $256,350.90 be approved for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.
(3) Further authorized to receive $166,800 from W.S. North Hampton Properties LLC for work on US Route 1 in North Hampton that would have been constructed as part of a drive permit issued by the department and which has been included in this contract.

#139 Authorized agreement with Advance Transit Inc., Wilder, VT in an amount not to exceed $847,379 in federal funds from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. (2) Further authorized to make advance quarterly payments of Rural Transit Funds based on itemized estimates.

#140 Authorized contract with R.M. Piper, Inc., Plymouth, NH on the basis of a low bid of $889,997.48 for rehabilitating the existing pavement and adding bike shoulders along US Route 302 as well as rehabilitating the existing bridge carrying Route 302 over Davis Brook in Hart's Location, effective upon G&C approval through September 27, 2002.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency in the amount of $88,999.75 be approved for latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#141 Authorized contract with NES Companies, L.P., d.b.a. L&C Flashing Barricades of Avon, MA, on the basis of a low bid of $68,984.00 to install emergency reference marker signs along the median side of I-93 northbound and southbound at the New Hampshire/Massachusetts state line, effective upon G&C approval through July 19, 2002.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency of $10,347.60 be approved for latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#142 Authorized contract with Waste Management of NH, Laconia, NH to provide rubbish disposal services at certain NHDOT Highway Maintenance Patrol Sections, from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2004, contract total $22,102.

#143 Authorized agreement with Waste Management of NH Inc., Gonic, NH for $10,485 for the purpose of providing rubbish disposal services at seven District 06 locations, effective from July 1, 2002 or approval of G&C through June 30, 2004.

#144 Authorized contract with Larry G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH on the basis of a low bid of $20,765 to provide for drilled wells and pumps for Patrol Facility #314 in Belmont and Patrol Facility #325 in Thornton, effective upon G & C approval.

#145 Authorized contract with Capital Well Company, Inc., Dunbarton, NH on the basis of a low bid of $13,736.50 to provide for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of J. Downing, Derry, NH, effective upon G & C approval.

#146 Authorized contract with Miller Construction, Inc., Windsor, VT, on the basis of a low bid of $3,888,280.02 to provide for replacement of the Main Street bridge over the Mascoma River, the Shaker Hill Road bridge over the Mascoma River, the Shaker Hill Road bridge over the former railroad corridor and the construction of Main Street and Shaker Hill Road including a new sidewalk, effective upon G & C approval, completion date October 31, 2003.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency of $272,179.60 be approved for latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#147 Authorized contract with George R. Cairns and Sons, Inc., Londonderry, NH on the basis of a low bid of $770,825 to provide for construction and planting of a wetland mitigation site known as Bensons in Hudson, effective upon approval by G&C through November 14, 2003.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency of $77,082.50 be approved for latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#148 Authorized contract with New England Signal Systems, Inc., Northwood, NH on the basis of a low bid of $88,805 to provide for replacement of the spanwire traffic signals at the intersection of NH Route 112 and Connector Road in Lincoln, effective upon G&C approval, through May 30, 2003.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency of $13,320.75 be approved for latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#148A Authorized contract with East Coast Signals, Inc., Rochester, NH on the basis of a low bid of $293,306 to provide for coordinating and upgrading traffic signals on NH Route 102 from NH Route 128 east to the I-93 NB on/off ramps, effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency of $29,331.00 be approved for latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#148B Authorized contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH on the basis of a low bid of $3,443,900.55 to provide for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 103, effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2002.
(2) Further authorized that a contingency of $241,073.04 be approved for latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#149 Authorized to amend an existing contract with NH Helicopters, Hampton, NH (approved by G&C October 10, 2001) increasing the current two year contract by $29,661.04 from $52,852.70 to $82,513.74 to cover unexpected major repairs to its aircraft.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#150 Authorized request to amend Wetlands permit, Paul and Bridgid Gaudet, Governors Island, Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford, NH (previously approved by G&C September 19, 2001), changes and conditions are as listed in letter dated May 15, 2002.

#151 Authorized to approve seasonal pier replacement, George Banker & Judy Gibson, Lake Winnipesaukee, Alton, NH. This project does not conflict with G&C policy. Conditions are as listed in letter dated May 15, 2002

#152 Authorized excavation work in order to construct a two-slip boathouse, Lakeshore Realty Trust, Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, NH. This project does not conflict with G&C policy. Conditions are as listed in letter dated May 15, 2002

#153 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO on item A approved the following:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - requests permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $452.00 for sole purpose of enrolling Sheri Gonthier, Financial Aid Officer, in the course entitled "College Composition II".

B. EDUCATION - requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1450.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kim Pooler, Disbility Examiner, in the course entitled "Theories & Processes of Public Administration".

C. 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, Account Technician, in the course entitled " Introduction to Computer".

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Div. of Behavioral Health - requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebecca Mair, Accountant I, in the course entitled, "Cost Accounting II".

E. NH HOSPITAL - requests permission to pay University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ, the sum of $800.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carolyn Egan, Nurse Coordinator, in the Internet course entitled "Research Methods".

LATE ITEMS

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized to appoint Raymond S. Burton as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing for an equipment/renovation project in connection with New Hampton School, New Hampton, NH

B. TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the adoption of Resolutions permitting the State Treasurer to negotiate the sale and issue of General Obligation bonds to refinance new projects and refund outstanding bonds to produce net present value debt service savings of at least three percent of the par value of the refunded bonds.

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, in the amount of $39,454.00 to conduct an evaluation of the effect of wastewater treatment discharge on estuarine water quality.

D. OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized Lt. Colonel Richard K. Dun for nomination for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard, all prerequisites have been met.

E. DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Azotea Electric/James Azotea, Pittsfield, NH in the amount of $4,650.00 for electrical wiring of workstations associated with the leased office space located at 57 Regional Drive.

The following tabled item was withdrawn previous to the June 12, 2002 Governor and Executive Council Meeting, at the request of the agency:

The Governor and Council meeting of May 29, 2002 the Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to TABLE item #12, the request of the Office of Emergency Management to amend planning contract with Gerald I. Coogan (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 25, 2001 item #32A), increasing the amount by $1,300 to a new total of $81,300 to increase allowance for travel costs.

The Governor set the date for the next Governor and Executive Council meeting for Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then adjourned

 

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