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Minutes
June 24, 1998
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
June 24, 1998
10:30 a.m.
#12

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of May 27, 1998.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commission from June 10, 1998.

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

The following representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:

Rockingham County District 21 (Seabrook)

  • E. Albert Weare, r (30 Forest Court) 03874

    The Governor and Executive Council accepted with regret and thanks for service rendered, the following resignation:

    CARROLL COUNTY PROBATE JUDGE


    John F. Connolly, Jr., Conway
    Effective: July 1, 1998

    The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

    AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL


    David Harrington, New Boston
    (Fuel Oils Industry)
    Succeeding: Norman VanderNoot, Laconia (resigned)
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: September 6, 1999

    DIVISION OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILIES ADVISORY BOARD


    Sandra T. McGonagle, Gilford
    (Belknap County)
    Reappointment
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: July 1, 1999

    STATE BOARD OF CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION


    Robert J. Cricenti, New London
    (Employer)
    Reappointment
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: July 1, 2000

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS: DIVISION OF FIELD SERVICES, DIRECTOR


    Donald L. Parrish, New London
    (Nominated by Commissioner)
    Succeeding: Michael Brown, Concord (resigned)
    Effective: July 1, 1998
    TERM: Serves at the pleasure of the
    Salary: Group N, Step 4 $57,775 Commissioner

    HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD


    Henry L. Lipe, III, Windham
    (Upon recommendation of NH Association of Fire Chiefs)
    Succeeding: Larry Wahl, Newington
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: February 13, 2001

    NEW HAMPSHIRE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL AND HEALTH FACILITIES AUTHORITY


    Michael Massey, Goffstown
    Reappointment
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: June 30, 2003

    NORTHEAST INTERSTATE DAIRY COMPACT COMMISSION


    Douglas E. Morris, Durham
    (Consumer Interests)
    Succeeding: William Zweigbaum, Lee (resigned)
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: June 19, 2000

    NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES


    Arthur J. Beaudry, Manchester
    (Nominated by New Hampshire State Permanent Fire Fighters Association)
    Reappointment
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: July 1, 2000

    Dennis Kinnan, Manchester
    (Nominated by State Employees Association)
    Reappointment
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: July 1, 2000

    Joseph G. Morris, Bedford
    (Nominated by New Hampshire Education Association)
    Reappointment
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: July 1, 2000

    The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, with Councilor Streeter passing, confirmed the following:

    UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE - BOARD OF TRUSTEES


    Ned Densmore, Franconia
    Reappointment
    Effective: June 24, 1998
    TERM: June 30, 2002

    The Governor and Executive Council nominated the following:

    DEPUTY ADJUTANT GENERAL: OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL


    Brigadier General Joseph K. Simeone, Concord
    (Established Under RSA 110-B:8-b, Effective July 1, 1998)
    Vacancy
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: 4 Yrs. from date of Confirmation
    Salary: Group P. Step 1 $56,044

    STATE COMMITTEE ON AGING


    Joan T. Doran, New London
    (District 2)
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: June 24, 2001

    M. Mary Mongan, Manchester
    (District 4)
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: June 24, 2001

    COMMISSIONER: NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHINICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM


    Glenn DuBois, Saratoga Springs, NY
    Succeeding: H. Jeffrey Rafn, Bow
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: July 1, 1999
    Salary: $90,000.00 Approved by Fiscal Committee on 6/23/98 pursuant to RSA 94:3-b

    ELECTRICIANS' BOARD


    Daniel P. O'Neil, Manchester
    (Journeyman Electrician)
    Succeeding: Richard Chapman, Merrimack
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: July 1, 2003

    COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES


    Robert W. Varney, Hudson
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: July 7, 2002
    Salary: Group S, max. $78,686

    FIRE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION


    Roger P. Hatfield, Nashua
    (Federation of Fire Mutual Aid Associations)
    Succeeding: John S. Marechal, Keene
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: June 16, 2001

    BOARD OF HEARING CARE PROVIDERS


    Kirk Carnahan, Milford
    (Hearing Aid Dealer)
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: April 28, 2000

    NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSING FINANCE AUTHORITY


    David Haney, Bow (I)
    (Public Member)
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: July 1, 2003

    LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE


    Michael P. Donahue, Canterbury
    (Business and Industry Association)
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: July 8, 2001

    Jordan S. Prouty, Center Harbor
    (Representing Conservation Community)
    Vacancy
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: September 19, 2001

    WATER COUNCIL


    David T. Funk, Durham
    (Conservation/Environmental Organization)
    Succeeding: David Harrigan, Suncook
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: August 24, 2000

    Kenneth A. Bradley, Jr., Concord
    (Nominated by Granite State Designers & Installers Association)
    Succeeding: Kevin Camm, East Hampstead
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: June 13, 2002

    WETLANDS COUNCIL


    Brian K. Fowler, Gilford
    (Construction)
    Reappointment
    Effective: Upon Confirmation
    TERM: July 11, 2001

    BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

    #1 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Kimball Union Academy located in Meriden, NH. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote as requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes; Councilor Griffin -Not Available; Councilor Normand - Yes; Councilor Streeter - Yes. EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD JUNE 24, 1998 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

    At 10:58 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Kimball Union Academy in Meriden and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Hugh McGraw, Business Manager of Kimball Union Academy and Jared Keyes of Brown Brothers Harriman & Company. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR KIMBALL UNION ACADEMY IN MERIDEN" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Normand, and Councilor Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

    A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR KIMBALL UNION ACADEMY IN MERIDEN

    WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of a commercial facility for Kimball Union Academy (the "Borrower") in Meriden by the Authority's issue of up to $4,000,000 Bonds under RSA 162-I (the "Act");

    WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the transaction which they have requested; and

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

    IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

    (a) Special findings:

    (1) The Project (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of financing the construction of a new dining hall and an environmental science addition to the Fitch Science Center, renovations to the Miller Student Center, Fitch Science Building, Bryant Dormitory and Dexter Richards Dormitory and to sidewalks and lighting throughout the school's campus and the acquisition of equipment located at Main Street in the Town of Meriden which will be used by the Borrower in the operation of a coeducational, non-sectarian college preparatory boarding and day school. The Project is within the definition of "Commercial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

    (2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire and will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

    (b) General findings:

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

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

    (3) The LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT (which is a combined financing document and security document, hereinafter called the "Agreement") contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreement, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

    (4) The Agreement does not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facility, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

    (5) The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facility will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-I:1, will preserve or increase the social or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

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

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

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

    Passed and Agreed to June 24, 1998

    OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #2 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $55,668, through June 30, 1999 from the U.S. Department of Labor.

    #3 Authorized Contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, in the amount of $12,760.00, for the period July 1, 1998 to June 31, 1999, as a grant recipient under the Community Service Block Grant to replicate the Hope III Program in Cheshire County.

    #4 Authorized Contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, in the amount of $12,140.00, for the period July 1, 1998 to June 31, 1999, as a grant recipient under the Community Service Block Grant to continue their Family Transportation Assistance Program.

    #5 Authorized Contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, in the amount of $29,294.00, for the period July 1, 1998 to June 31, 1999, as a grant recipient under the Community Service Block Grant to collaborate with NH Catholic Charities, the Hope Center and the City of Manchester to open The Manchester Community Resource Center.

    #6 Authorized Contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, in the amount of $20,128.00, for the period July 1, 1998 to June 31, 1999, as a grant recipient under the Community Service Block Grant to allow Tri-County Community Action's Economic Development Department to under take three major projects by funding the staffing, travel and direct charges.

    #7 Authorized Contract with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $16,260.00, for the period July 1, 1998 to June 31, 1999, as a grant recipient under the Community Service Block Grant to expand on their AmeriCorp NH Reads project.

    #8 Authorized Contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $391,703.00, for the period July 1, 1998 to June 31, 1999, as a grant recipient under the Community Service Block Grant, and further requests authorization to advance the subgrantee $28,000.00 to enable the program to operate between monthly reimbursements from the State.

    OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #9 Authorized Agreement with the Strawbery Banke, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $4,930.00, through June 30, 1999, under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program to organize and host a two-day Environmental History conference in November 1998, to be held in Portsmouth, NH.

    #10 Authorized Agreement with the Friends of Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center Inc., Rye, NH, in the amount of $30,000.00, through June 30, 1999, under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program to clear a 360-foot walking path on the upland adjacent to a large salt marsh, stabilize the path through the use of packed gravel, and construct four wooden teaching platforms along the pathway.

    #11 Authorized Agreement with the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, in the amount of $7,500.00, through June 30, 1999, under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program to protect, manage and enhance the breeding population of common terns on White and Seavey Islands through a continued presence on the islands and the development and implementation of an outreach program designed to educate coastal resource users about common tern habitat needs and habitat management mechanisms.

    #12 Authorized Agreement with the Town of Newport in the amount of $350,000.00, through December 31, 1999. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund which is intended to help municipalities solve development problems.

    #13 Authorized Agreement with the City of Berlin in the amount of $500,000.00, through December 31, 1999. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund which is intended to help municipalities solve development problems.

    #14 Authorized Agreement with the Town of Seabrook, NH, in the amount of $7,500.00, through June 30, 1999, under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program remove a restriction to tidal flow within their coastal area (Route 286), with have negatively impacted the Town's saltmarshes by keeping salt water from reaching the marshes.

    #15 Authorized Agreement with the James House Association, Inc., Hampton, NH, in the amount of $10,000.00, through June 30, 1999, under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program to continue and expand the Association's coastal education programming which combines natural resource education with the history of the House, the Town of Hampton, and New Hampshire's seacoast in general.

    #16 Authorized Agreement with the University of New Hampshire in the amount of $30,475.00, for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, to continue implementation of GRANIT, New Hampshire's computerized geographic information system.

    #17 Authorized Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development in the amount of $50,000.00, for the period of July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, for the purpose of carrying out activities under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program to prepare a management plan for all of the properties which comprise Odiorne Point State Park, including the Seacoast Science Center within the Park; the DRED-owned property immediately west of Route 1-A; the Hotin Property near Wallis Sands State Park; as well as White and Seavey Islands (part of the Isles of Shoals), in Rye, NH.

    #18 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department, Marine Fisheries Division and Law Enforcement Division in the amount of $21,150.00 in federal funds, through December 31, 1998 to focus on improving estuarine water quality and enhancing the use and productivity of shellfish resources, shellfish water monitoring activities, conducting shellfish disease assessments, and assisting in outreach activities through the "clam hotline".

    #19 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the University of New Hampshire's Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, [initially approved on November 20, 1996 (ITEM #7)] by changing the completion date from June 30, 1998 to June 30, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

    #20 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the County of Cheshire, NH, [initially approved on August 28, 1996 (ITEM #13)] by changing the completion date from June 30, 1998 to December 31, 1998. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

    #21 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Manchester Historic Association, Manchester, NH, [initially approved on June 19, 1996 (ITEM #10)] by changing the completion date from June 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

    #22 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Odyssey House, Inc., Hampton, NH, [initially approved on October 7, 1997 (ITEM #12)] by altering the project tasks and changing the completion date from June 30, 1998 to December 31, 1998. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

    #23 Authorized Office of State Planning and the NH Department of Environmental Services to AMEND an existing Agreement [initially approved on February 18, 1998 (ITEM #17), by changing the completion date from September 30, 1998 to December 31, 1998, to modify the work tasks and products for the DES for an additional financial consideration of $28,496.00 for a new total of $66,496.00 and to amend the reporting requirements and payment schedule.

    #24 Authorized Blanket Out-of-State travel throughout the New England area from July 1, 1998 to the end of the first quarter of FY99, to allow agency personnel to attend functions throughout the New England area to meet with federal, state, and local officials relative to federal program grants and other grants administered by the department.

    CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION

    #25 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Charlestown, NH, in the amount of $28,900, through June 30, 1999, to provide administration and management assistance for the 15-person Commission. SOLE SOURCE

    GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #26 Authorized Agreement with the New Hampshire Department of Education in the amount of $28,500.00, for the period of July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999, to house the Statewide Independent Living Council, and to further authorize the Governor's Commission on Disability to accept and expend $4,500.00 from the New Hampshire Department of Education for housing the Statewide Independent Living Council from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

    #27 Authorized Lease Extension with McCarthy Properties, in the amount of $2,067.33 per month or $24,808.00 annually, from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000, for 2800 square feet of office space at 57 Regional Drive, Concord, NH.

    OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

    #28 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized the confirmation of Lt. Col. Willard K. Windsor, York, ME to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

    DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #29 Authorized to accept, with thanks, a gift of approximately 2.9 acres of land from Belletetes Inc., of Jaffrey, NH, by acceptance of the deed conveying the property to the State for a new district court.

    #30 Authorized Agreement with New Horizons Software Inc., dba Srikar Software, Lowell, MA, in the amount of $49,590.00, through June 30, 1999, for the migration of the Indigent Defendant System from the Bull mainframe to a Client/Server platform.

    #31 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into Lease Agreement with the City of Berlin in the amount of $2,322.35 per month, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000, for office and courtroom space located on 220 Main Street in Berlin, NH.

    #32 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into Lease Agreement with the Town of Hillsboro in the amount of $881.63 per month, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000, for office and courtroom space located on School Street, Hillsboro, NH.

    #33 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into Lease Agreement with Carroll County in the amount of $1,320.98 per month, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000, for office and courtroom space located on Route 171, Ossipee, NH.

    #33A Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a Retroactive Lease with the United States Postal Service in the amount of $2,833.33 per month, commencing on July 1, 1997 through June 30, 2000, for office and courtroom space located on 134 Main Street in Littleton, NH.

    #34 Authorized Bureau of General Services to Contract with R&W Cleaning Services, Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $344,028.00, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001, for janitorial services at several state facilities located in Concord, NH.

    #34A Authorized Bureau of General Services to Contract with Busy Bee Janitorial Service, Inc., Somersworth, NH in the amount of $578,185.68, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001, for janitorial services at Complex #1, Health & Human Services located on Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

    #34B Authorized Centralized Mailing Distribution to enter into a Contract with NH Mailing Services Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $210,000.00,, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001, for Presort Mailing Services to the State of New Hampshire.

    #34C Authorized Bureau of General Services to Contract with New England Trane, Inc., Woburn, MA in the amount of $193,785.00, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001, for maintenance and service of mechanical equipment in 5 State buildings.

    #35 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to Extend Maintenance Contract with American Management Systems, Fairfax, Virginia in the amount of $114,600.00, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 for software maintenance services for the FY99. SOLE SOURCE

    #36 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into Lease Extension Agreement with the Town of Merrimack in the amount of $2,266.16 per month, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000, for office and courtroom space located on Baboosic Lake Road in Merrimack, NH.

    #37 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into Lease Extension Agreement with the Town of Hampton in the amount of $2,042.00 per month, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000, for office and courtroom space located on Winnacunnet Road in Hampton, NH.

    #38 Authorized Retroactive Salary Increase to Bruce G. Cheney, Executive Director of the Bureau of Emergency Communications from Step 4 ($57,775) in Group N, to a one-step increment Step 5 ($60,361) in Group N., retroactive to February 17, 1998.

    #39 Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment Transfers for the month of May 1998.

    #40 Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 1998 during the month of May 1998.

    #40A Authorized request for an exemption to Administrative Rule ADM 305.05, which requires standard identification of all state-owned vehicles, for Department vehicle A-1.

    #40B Authorized Working Capital Warrant be authorized in the amount of $280,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of July 1998.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION

    #41 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Retroactive Contract with National Assessment Institute, Incorporated, Salt Lake City, Utah, in the amount of $80,000, commencing from November 1, 1997 to June 30, 1999, for the administration of examinations to candidates for real estate broker and real estate salesperson licenses in the State of New Hampshire.

    DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #42 Authorized Division of Libraries to accept and expand a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Saul O Sidore Memorial Foundation, Bedford, NH for the purpose of supporting the New Hampshire Women's Oral History Project.

    #43 Authorized Division of Libraries to Retroactively enter into a Contract with EBSCO publishing, Ipswich, MA, in the amount of $134,000, from January 8, 1998 through December 31, 1999 for the purpose of obtaining the use of four full text periodical databases.

    #43A Authorized Division of Libraries to Retroactively Amend Item #38, approved July 18, 1997 for FY98 Automated Library and Information Services provided by the New England Library and Information Network by increasing the amount from $55,000 by $30,000 to $85,000.

    #44 Authorized Division of the Arts to Retroactively Amend Contract with Active Media Technologies, Stratham, NH [initially approved on October 22, 1997 (ITEM #38)], to change the end date from January 30, 1998 to May 30, 1998, and by increasing the amount of $4550.00 by $1271.25 to $5821.25, updates to text needed to be made after the initial work was completed and additional photographs needed to be scanned in and added to the site.

    TREASURY DEPARTMENT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #45 Authorized Contract with State Street Bank and Trust Company, Boston, MA, for the period from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, and continues the individual contract previously in place between the Treasury and State Street Bank.

    #46 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds no otherwise appropriated and to issue checks in the amount of $2,888.27 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

    #47 Authorized Abandoned Property Division, Audit Section Blanket Out-of-State travel throughout the New England area from July 1, 1998 to the end of the first quarter of FY99, to allow more than one person at a time to travel in connection with their normal state audit duties.

    #48 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and to issue a check in the amount of $160.93 to Ann Torr.

    #49 Authorized to Retroactively Amend Out-of-State Travel, [initially approved on May 27, 1998 (ITEM #141 -T)], by increasing the amount by $820.00, increasing the amount from $2,150 to $2,970, to include registration fees.

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #50 Authorized to grant funds from the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant, to Gilford Police Department in the amount of $5,178 for crime prevention efforts within their school system, and Kingston Police Department in the amount of $8,389 to allow their computer network to operate with upgraded software, through September 30, 1998.

    #51 Authorized to reappoint Suzanne M. Gorman and Suzan M. Lehmann as Assistant Attorneys General, for terms ending June 30, 2003, effective July 1, 1998.

    #52 Authorized to reappoint Sandra Matheson as Director, Office of Victim/Witness Assistance, effective July 1, 1998, for a term ending June 30, 2003.

    #53 Authorized to change Gary Palmer's position from Accountant II, Labor Grade 17, to Criminal Justice Program Specialist, Labor Grade 23.

    #54 Authorized Blanket Out-of-State travel for the members of the Office of the Attorney General for the period ending December 31, 1998 for purposes connected with litigation on behalf of or against the State.

    OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

    #55 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend $18,000.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the period through September 31, 1998, for development and delivery of training and exercises for managing the consequences of terrorism.

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #56 Authorized to accept and expend additional Grant Funds in the amount of $2,123.17, through December 31, 1998 from the NH Department of Justice for Probation/Parole Officer for Domestic Violence - Hillsborough County.

    #57 Authorized to accept and expend additional Grant Funds in the amount of $147,345.00, for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, from the NH Department of Justice for Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer.

    #58 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Contract with Hewlett-Packard Company, Wilmington, Del., in the amount of $6,,998.40, from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 for hardware support services for the Hewlett-Packard Analytical Equipment (Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometer), located at the Drug Laboratory in Laconia, NH. SOLE SOURCE

    #59 Authorized Amend Governor and Executive Council action of July 31, 1996, Item #57, which authorized to accept and expend into Pharmacy Account contractual income in the amount of $84,000 from the Department of Youth Development Services, as specified in their letter dated June 10, 1998.

    #60 Authorized approval for the Consultation Lists for the FY99, as specified in their letter dated June 10, 1998.

    PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

    #61 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized Blanket Out-of-State travel throughout the New England area, for more than one person, with minimum incidental expenses, to the end of the first quarter of FY99 to attend functions throughout the New England area.

    EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #62 Authorized Service Agreement with Automotive Consultant & Transport, Inc., Bow, NH in the amount of $8,000.00 through June 30, 1999 to provide vehicle maintenance services for the Department.

    #63 TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to TABLE request for Amended Rental Agreement with IBM Corporation, Cranford, NJ for an additional $37,116.00 for a total amount of $112,748.00 annually through June 30, 1998 for various IBM mainframe proprietary software products at NHES's Administrative Office, subject to a representative from Department of Employment Security to appear before the Governor and Executive Council and explain Sole Source Agreement. SOLE SOURCE See end of Minutes

    #64 Authorized to accept and place on file, the Annual Report of 1997 for the Department of Employment and Security.

    FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #65 Authorized to accept a $1,000.00 donation from the Granite State Bowhunters to be deposited into the Fish and Game Fund.

    #66 Authorized Contract with Jerry Breton & Sons Construction, Inc., Gilford, NH in the amount of $41,000.00, through August 7, 1998 to install bituminous pavement at several facilities located throughout the State.

    #67 Authorized Memorandum Agreement with the Great Bay Stewards, Inc., Stratham, NH, to provide volunteer services and contribute income in support of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (Sandy point Discovery Center).

    #68 Authorized up to four personnel assigned to the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission to travel throughout New England and mid-Atlantic States to attend up to sixteen meetings through September 30, 1998.

    #69 Authorized up to four Fisheries personnel to travel throughout the Northeast to pick up fish and/or fish eggs for use in our hatcheries and stocking programs through September 30, 1998.

    #70 Authorized up to three Inland Fisheries personnel to travel to Massachusetts to participate in the Cooperative Program to Restore Atlantic Salmon and American Shad to the Merrimack River through September 30, 1998.

    #71 Authorized three Inland Fisheries personnel to travel to Massachusetts and/or Connecticut to attend up to six Connecticut River Technical Committee or special Connecticut River meetings through September 30, 1998.

    #72 Authorized two personnel assigned to the New England Fishery Management Council to travel throughout New England to attend up to twelve meetings through September 30, 1998.

    #73 Authorized quarterly travel as needed for Federal Aid Coordinator Charles Miner Jr., Federal Aid Accountant Teresa Vincent, Accountant I Diane Robertson, Business Administrator Richard Cunningham or alternate to Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 Office in Hadley, Massachusetts through June 30, 1998.

    #74 Authorized up to two Inland Fisheries personnel to travel to Maine to attend up to three Saco River Anadromous Coordination Committee meetings through September 30, 1998.

    DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #75 Authorized to accept federal funds in the amount of $16,529.00 from the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Services as their share of costs associated with the printing of the New Hampshire Guidebook.

    #76 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of $1,000.00 from Eastern Mountain Sports Trail Fund of Peterborough, NH, for the maintenance and support and the conservation of hiking trail systems throughout the state.

    #77 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, in the amount of $5,540.00, through December 31, 1998 to undertake rare species and forest inventories at Mount Sunapee State Park. SOLE SOURCE

    #78 Authorized Agreement with Pickering Marine, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $9,900.00, through June 30, 1998 for the construction and installation of floating parallel walkway docks at the Portsmouth Fish Pier, Portsmouth, NH.

    #79 Authorized Renewal Contract with Plymouth State College, Institute for New Hampshire Studies, in the amount of $68,457.89, through June 30, 1999 for research.

    #80 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to pay the National Association of State Foresters 1998 dues in the amount of $4,500, from FY99 accounts.

    #81 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development up to two personnel to travel Out-of-State at the same time to attend Discover New England board meetings, and other functions associated with travel promotions, and region efforts during the period from July 1, 1998 to September 30, 1998.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #82 Authorized Waste Management Division to accept $400,000 from the United States Environmental Protection Agency under the provisions of the federal Superfund Program for conducting a Remedial Investigation at the Beede Waste Oil/Cash Energy Site in Plaistow. Further authorize to Amend existing contract with Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., Concord, NH, by increasing the contract amount from $2,127,979 to $2,527,979, for the purpose of continuing the Superfund Remedial Investigation.

    #83 Authorized to accept the following funds from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, $20,016 through June 30, 1998, and $45,417, effective July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999, further authorize to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Treasury in the amount of $20,000, and N.H. Business Finance Authority in the amount of $25,000, as specified in letter dated June 10, 1998.

    #84 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Water Resources Council to accept additional funds from the Town of Greenville in the amount of $15,000, through June 30, 1998, further authorize to renew the contract with Water Systems Operators, Inc., Henniker, in the amount of $15,000, through June 30, 1999 for backup services at the Greenville Water Treatment Plant from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

    #85 Authorized Water Division to accept $13,098 in federal funds from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, through June 30, 1998.

    #86 Authorized to accept federal funds in the amount of $11,414 under the Department of Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement, through June 30, 1998.

    #87 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Service Agreement with Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, NY, in the amount of $16,276.00, through April 15, 1999 to cover repairs and routine maintenance for the Kodak microfilming system currently used by the Wetlands Bureau and others to manage files, correspondence and other documents of record. SOLE SOURCE

    #88 Authorized Contract with the Souhegan Watershed Association, Merrimack, NH, in the amount of $13,394, through December 31, 1999 to continue water quality monitoring of the Souhegan and Merrimack River.

    #89 Authorized Agreement with Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, Brentwood, NH, in the amount of $13,000, to implement fuel storage protection measures within the county complex wellhead protection area.

    #90 Authorized Agreements with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH in the amount of $17,625.00, through September 30, 1999, Conway Village Fire District, Conway, in the amount of $24,000.00, through July 31, 1998, the City of Rochester in the amount of $19,000.00, through September 30, 1999, and the City of Keene in the amount of $25,000.00, through September 30, 1999, to protect active sources of public drinking water from contamination.

    #91 Authorized Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Complex Systems Research Center, in the amount of $10,000, through October 31, 1998 to automate five 1:24,000-scale surficial geology maps into the GRANIT System.

    #92 Authorized Water Division to enter into a Contract with the Stuart Farm, Lorriane Merrill,, Proprietor, Stratham, NH, in the amount of $28,496.00, with an advance payment of $13,161.00, through December 31, 1998, to implement a comprehensive Best Management Practices in the Stuart Farm subwatershed to reduce nonpoint source pollution impacts to the Squamscott River.

    #93 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Water Division to enter into a Contract with Energy Management and Control, Company, Inc., Marlborough, MA, in the amount of $6,975.00, through December 31, 2000 for maintenance of emergency generators at the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program wastewater treatment plant. SOLE SOURCE

    #94 Authorized Water Division to enter into an Agreement with Environmental Monitoring Laboratory, Inc., Wallingford, Connecticut, in the amount of $15,068.00, commencing on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2000 for toxicity testing and sludge and effluent analysis for the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program.

    #95 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Renewal Service Agreement with Reliable Janitorial Services, Concord, NH, in the amount of $12,600.00, commencing July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 for janitorial services at the 58 and 64 North Main Street Locations. SOLE SOURCE

    #96 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to continue a Maintenance Agreement with LabVantage, Inc., Cohoes, NY, in the amount of $17,685.45, through June 30, 1999, for support for both Oracle and LabVantage software. SOLE SOURCE

    #97 Authorized to extend Lease Agreement with McCarthy Properties, Concord, NH, in the amount of $6,600.00, for the period of July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 for storage of emergency response vehicles and supplies associated with said vehicles.

    #98 Authorized to extend Lease Agreement with McCarthy Properties, Concord, NH, in the amount of $11,000.00, for the period of July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 for storage of boats, oil spill cleanup material and equipment.

    #99 Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Agreement Amendment with the United States Environmental Protection Agency to accept and budget $85,000.00 in federal funds to reimburse the Nature Conservancy for costs incurred in securing an option to purchase the Grassy Pond wetland area in Litchfield.

    #100 Authorized Water Division to enter into a Contract Amendment with James S. Piscopo General Contractor, Inc., Winnisquam, NH, [initially approved on October 22, 1997 (ITEM #77)], to extend the completion date to November 30, 1998. The total amount of the contract remains unchanged at $127,000.00.

    #101 Authorized Loan Agreement with the Town of Haverhill in the amount of $650,000.00 from the SRF Loan Repayment Fund for the purpose of financing the design and construction of Haverhill's sewer extension program to service an area of failed septic systems.

    #102 Authorized Amendments of the approved grants to the Town of Campton in the amount of $534.23, Town of Thornton in the amount of $283,81, and the Town of Ellsworth in the amount of $60.00, for the closure of the Campton-Thornton Municipal Landfill.

    #103 Authorized Grant Agreement with the Pleasant Lake Association, Deerfield, NH in the amount of $9,000.00, through June 30, 2000 to gather information in the form of water quality samples and related data, such as tributary testing, land use inventories, and mapping and identification of nonpoint source pollutants at regular intervals over a prolonged period of time to determine the type of source of pollutants that impact Pleasant Lake.

    #104 Authorized Grant Agreement with the New Hampshire Foundation for Sustainable Communities, Dunbarton, NH, in the amount of $40,000.00, through December 31, 1999 for the development of restoration options for gravel pits within the Soucook River Watershed, design and implementation of stormwater pollution prevention or treatment methods, a fiscal impact model, economic development models, and associated community outreach tools.

    #105 Authorized State Grant Amendment for the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program in the amount of $18,222.00, for the Design of Disinfection System Upgrade.

    #106 Authorized to reclassify Clerk III, labor grade 7 position to Environmental Technician I, labor grade 8 due to a shift in responsibilities.

    #107 Authorized to reclassify Program Specialist III, labor grade 22 position to Environmentalist IV, labor grade 26 due to an increase in work responsibilities.

    #108 Authorized to reclassify Clerk III, labor grade 7 position to Environmental Technician I, labor grade 8 due to a shift in responsibilities.

    #109 Authorized Blanket Out-of-State travel to Boston, Lexington, and other locations in Massachusetts, for more than one person for the period July 1, 1998 to December 31, 1998, to cover meetings associated with the routine work of the department.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #110 TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to TABLE the request to Amend an existing Agreement with Andersen Consulting LLP, Manchester, NH, [initially approved on May 22, 1996, (LATE ITEM S) affirmed on October 23, 1997 (LATE ITEM E)] by extending the termination date to June 30, 2000 from June 30, 1998. Governor and Executive Council received updated analysis of estimates on recovery from Anderson Consulting.

    #111 Authorized Office of Family Services to enter into a Service Agreement with Northeast Security Agency, Gilford, NH, in the amount of $4,000.00, through December 31, 1998 for uniformed and armed security guards for the Office of Family Services Food Stamp Program.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY COUNCIL

    #112 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized the Early Learning Unit of the Department of Education; the Division of Developmental Services, the Division of Children, Youth and Families, the Developmental Disabilities Council, and the Office of Health Management, Special Medical Services Bureau, of the Department of Health & Human Services to AMEND an existing Contract with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (ITEM #272)] by extending contract for an additional 12 months and by increasing the price limitation by $105,000.00, through June 30, 1999, to expand the service regions from seven to nine, provide interagency funding to respond to local needs for providers to address medical, psychological and developmental issues related to children with special needs, age birth through six years, and their families.

    OFFICE OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #113 Authorized Bureau of Health Risk Assessment to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $24,904.00 from the US Department of Labor and $85,000.00 from the US Environmental Protection Agency, through June 30, 1999.

    #114 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Amend an existing contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., of Concord, NH, [initially approved on June 11, 1997 (ITEM #54)] by increasing the price limitation by $23,700, from $48,900, to $72,600, through June 30, 1999 to support efforts to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases and to prevent the transmission of the HIV virus which causes AIDS by providing clinics to test and counsel individuals for these diseases/

    #115 Authorized to Amend existing Contract with Tufts Health Plan, Incorporated, Waltham, MA, [initially approved on December 20, 1995 (ITEM #120)], by extending the completion date from June 30, 1998 to June 30, 1999, and increasing the contract amount by $1,620,000 from $1,400,000 to $3,020,00, to continue to enroll Medicaid recipients who are categorically needy and eligible under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Foster Care and Child Welfare Services programs.

    #116 Authorized to Amend existing Contract with Matthew Thornton Health Plan Inc., Manchester, NH, [initially approved on December 20, 1995 (ITEM #119)] by extending the completion date from June 30, 1998, to June 30, 1999, and increasing the contract amount by $14,600,000 from $33,500,000 to $48,100,000, to continue to enroll Medicaid recipients who are categorically needy and eligible under the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Foster Care and Child Welfare Services programs.

    #117 Authorized Bureau of Family and Community Health to AMEND an existing Agreement with Valley Regional Healthcare, Inc., Claremont, NH, [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (ITEM #210)], to award an advance payment not to exceed eight percent or $3,179 of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program funding for SFY99, effective July 1, 1998.

    #118 Authorized Bureau of Family and Community Health to AMEND an existing Agreement with Lamprey Health Care of Newmarket, NH [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (ITEM #226)] to award an advance payment not to exceed eight percent or $6,940 of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program funding for SFY99.

    #119 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with AIDS Services of the Manadnock Region of Keene, NH in the amount of $54,212, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #120 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with New Hampshire AIDS Foundation of Manchester, NH in the amount of $307.420, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #121 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with AIDS Community Resource Network of Lebanon, NH in the amount of $49,046, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #122 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with Southern New Hampshire HIV- AIDS Task Force of Nashua, NH in the amount of $125,800, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #123 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with Neighborhood Health Center for Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH in the amount of $91,112, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #124 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with Nashua Community Health Department of Nashua, NH in the amount of $372,148, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #125 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with Creative Classroom, Inc. of Raymond, NH in the amount of $272,426, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #126 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with AIDS Response-Seacoast of Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $191,720, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #127 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control to Contract with Manchester Health Department of Manchester, NH in the amount of $124,286, through June 30, 2000 to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by providing HIV/AIDS risk reduction and education programs.

    #128 Authorized Contract with Jane Sutton, FNP, of Newfields, NH, in the amount of $20,000 through June 10, 2000 to serve in a full-time, clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner during the two-year period of contract.

    #129 Authorized Contract with Sarah Whelley, FNP of Moultonborough, NH, in the amount of $16,971 through June 10, 2000 to serve in a full-time, clinical practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner during the two-year period of contract.

    #130 Authorized to grant Educational Leave with pay in the amount of $2,256,for four 2-week periods for Martin Singer, Bureau Chief, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, for the periods covering June 26, 1998 to July 10, 1998, January 3, 1999 to January 15, 1999, June 6, 1999 to June 18, 1999, and January 6 to January 8, 2000, effective June 26, 1998.

    OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #131 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $14,841, through June 30, 1998.

    #132 Authorized Children and Youth and Families to accept and expend unexpended federal grant funds in the amount of $177,626, through June 30, 1999 from the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, under the Child Abuse Prevention Treatment Act.

    #133 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to accept and expend $1,000.00 of unexpended Alcohol Education Program funds through June 30, 1998, for the Impaired Driver Intervention Program.

    #134 Authorized the Division of Family Assistance to accept and expend $87,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture for New Hampshire's Employment and Training Plan for FFY98, through September 30, 1998.

    #135 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to carry forward unexpended federal funds from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, in the amount of $78,500.00 through June 30, 1999, to identify unmet needs of Traumatic Brain Injury survivors and their families.

    #136 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to bring forward unexpended federal funds awarded from the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging to fund the Statewide Coalition of State Programs' Health Care Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Community Volunteer Demonstration Project", through June 30, 1999.

    #137 Authorized Division of Family Assistance to enter into an Agreement with Project Second Start, Concord, NH, in the amount of $45,547.00, through June 30, 1999, to provide employment preparation activities under the New Hampshire Employment Program.

    #138 Authorized Division of Family Assistance to enter into an Agreement with New Hampshire Employment Security, Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,934,608.00, through June 30, 1999 for the purpose of obtaining wage, employer, and unemployment compensation data as well as employment and training services.

    #139 Authorized Division of Family Assistance to enter into a Contract with the New Hampshire Job Training Private Industry Council, Concord, NH in the amount of $643,815.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide employment and training services under the New Hampshire Employment Program.

    #140 Authorized Division of Family Assistance to enter into an Agreement with the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Adult Education, Concord, NH in the amount of $479,312.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide adult basic education services under the New Hampshire Employment Program.

    #141 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with Region 10 Community Support Services, Inc., Atkinson, NH, in the amount of $1,178,823, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #142 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with Developmental Services of Strafford County, Inc., Dover, NH, in the amount of $140,044, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #143 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with Lakes Region Community Services Council, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $1,032.059, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #144 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with United Developmental Services, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $79,894, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #145 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with Area Agency for Developmental Services of Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $719,074, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #146 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with Region IV Developmental Services DBA Community Bridges, Inc., Bow, NH, in the amount of $316,745, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #147 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with The Center of Hope for Developmental Disabilities, Inc., Conway, NH, in the amount of $58,432, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #148 Authorized Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement Monadnock Developmental Services, Inc., Keene, NH, in the amount of $277,631, through June 30, 1999, for providing care, habilitation, treatment, and training of developmentally disabled persons and provide support of families.

    #149 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement between Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Developmental Services, and the Department of Education, Division of Educational Improvement, in the amount of $27,000, through June 30, 1999, to support a co-funded agreement with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, further authorize Division of Developmental Services to enter into an Agreement with the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, in the amount of $115,000, through June 30, 1999.

    #150 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Behavioral Health to enter into a Contract with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, in the amount of $24,954.610.00, through June 30, 2003, to provide the services of a medical director, staff psychiatrists, and additional clinical staff to furnish the services specified in letter dated June 11, 1998. SOLE SOURCE

    #151 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, in the amount of $236,500.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide services to homeless families and homeless service providers including emergency and transitional housing assistance, technical assistance, training and development, and activities designed to fill service gaps within the statewide continuum of care.

    #152 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $161,500.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide a variety of services to log income people including homeless prevention, intervention, and supportive housing for the homeless.

    #153 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, in the amount of $170,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide a variety of services to log income people including homeless prevention, intervention, and supportive housing for the homeless.

    #154 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to Retroactively enter into an Agreement with Cross Roads House, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $42,400.00, retroactive to January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998, for operation expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, supplies, staff salaries and benefits.

    #155 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to Retroactively enter into an Agreement with Helping Hands Outreach Ministries, Inc., Manchester, NH, in the amount of $20,000.00, retroactive to January 1, 1998, through December 31, 1998, for operation expenses such as rent, utilities, insurance, supplies, staff salaries and benefits.

    #156 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with the Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, in the amount of $291,900, through June 30, 1999, to provide guardianship and protection to mentally ill and developmentally impaired persons whose incapacities leave them at risk of substantial harm because of their inability to provide for their own food, shelter, health care, safety, or to manage their personal affairs. SOLE SOURCE

    #157 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with the Office of Public Guardian, Concord, NH, in the amount of $590,602.75, through June 30, 1999 to provide guardianship and protection, on a statewide basis, to mentally ill and developmentally impaired persons whose incapacities leave them at risk of substantial harm because of their inability to provide for their own food, shelter, health care, safety, or to manage their personal affairs. SOLE SOURCE

    #158 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Second Start, Concord, NH, in the amount of $29,000.00, through June 30, 1999, to provide for the continuation of prevention services to high risk youth.

    #159 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Attorney Merin Chamberlain, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $3,600.00 through June 30, 1999, to provide legal services to individuals subject to involuntary emergency admission at probable cause hearings held in the Manchester District Court.

    #160 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Attorney John P. LeBrun, Concord, NH, in the amount of $14,269.00 through June 30, 1999, to provide legal services to individuals subject to involuntary emergency admission at probable cause hearings held in the Concord District Court.

    #161 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Attorney Earl S. Carrel, Goffstown, NH, in the amount of $16,500.00 through June 30, 1999, to provide legal services to individuals subject to involuntary emergency admission at probable cause hearings held in the Concord District Court.

    #162 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Attorney Lauren Vallari, Concord, NH, in the amount of $9,625.00 through June 30, 1999, to provide legal services to individuals subject to involuntary emergency admission at probable cause hearings held in the Concord District Court.

    #163 Authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an Agreement with Peter A. Dal Pra, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $36,075.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide for both the continuation and improvement of the AIDS Education/Risk Reduction Outreach work in the greater Manchester and surrounding areas for substance abusers, in particular injection drug users, as well as their significant others.

    #164 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Children, Youth and Families to Amend an Agreements with Lutheran Social Services of New England, Inc., [initially approved on June 11, 1997 (ITEM #69)] by increasing the contract amount by $39,503 to a new price limitation of $2,003,601, through June 30, 1999, and with NFI-North, Inc., Concord, NH [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (ITEM #234)], by extending the Completion Date to June 30, 1999, and increasing the contract amount by $1,092,279 to a price limitation of $1,981,226, through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

    #165 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to Amend an existing Agreement with Community Services Council of New Hampshire, Concord, NH, [initially approved on January 28, 1998 (ITEM #93)], to fund the Statewide Coalition of State Programs' Health Care Anti-Fraud, Waste and Abuse Community Volunteer Demonstration Project" by extending the termination date to June 30, 1999.

    #166 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to pay its Membership Renewal Cost in the amount of $4,750.00, through for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, to the "National Association of State Units on Aging" Washington, District of Columbia.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #167 Authorized to accept, with thanks, a donation in the amount of $100.00 from the Bow Soccer Club, Bow, NH, and deposit into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

    #168 Authorized Agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Consumer Alliance, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $105,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region VIII with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #169 Authorized Agreement with Tri-City Consumers' Action Co-Operative, Dover, NH, in the amount of $80,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region IX with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #170 Authorized Agreement with Merrimack County Mental Health Consumers Association, Concord, NH, in the amount of $80,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region IV with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #171 Authorized Agreement with Granite State Monarchs, Keene, NH, in the amount of $83,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region V with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #172 Authorized Agreement with The Stepping Stone Drop In Center Association, Claremont, NH, in the amount of $254,319.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region II with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #173 Authorized Agreement with Nite Owl Consumers Association, Franklin, NH, in the amount of $75,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region IV with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #174 Authorized Agreement with A Way To Better Living, Inc., Manchester, NH, in the amount of $137,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region VIII with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #175 Authorized Agreement with Lakes Region Consumer Advisory Board, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $80,000.00, through June 30, 1999 to provide community-based educational, outreach and other peer support services to adults in Region III with long-term and/or sever mental illness.

    #176 Authorized Agreement with The Community Council of Nashua, NH., in the amount of $1,671,449, through June 30, 1999 for Maintenance, Childrens, Elders, Intake, Emergency Services/Assessment, Brief Hospital, Restorative Partial Hospitalization, Vocational, Case Management, Consumer Programs, Supportive Living, Crisis Unit, Outpatient, and Multi-Service Team.

    #177 Authorized Agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene, NH., in the amount of $1,097,198, through June 30, 1999 for Maintenance, Childrens, Elders, Intake, Emergency Services/Assessment, Intensive Partial Hospitalization, Case Management, Outpatient, Multi-Service Team, Respite, Community Residence, Supportive Living, Independent Housing, Community Education/Training, Community Case Management and Substance Abuse Services.

    #178 Authorized Agreement with West Central Services, Inc., Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $1,364,896, through June 30, 1999 for Maintenance, Childrens, Elders, Intake, Emergency Services/Assessment, Restorative Partial Hospitalization, Vocational, Case Management, Consumer Programs, Outpatient, Multi-Service Team, Respite, Community Residence, Supportive Living, Independent Housing, other mental health services and Substance Abuse Services.

    #179 Authorized Agreement with Genesis - The Counseling Group, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $22,516, through June 30, 1998, for Maintenance, Childrens, Elders, Intake, Emergency Services/Assessment, Restorative Partial Hospitalization, Vocational, Case Management, Crisis Unit, Community Residence and Supportive Living.

    #180 Authorized Agreement with Mental Health Center for Southern New Hampshire, Inc., Salem, NH, in the amount of $786,106, through June 30, 1999 for Maintenance, Childrens, Elders, Intake, Emergency Services/Assessment, Restorative Partial Hospitalization, Vocational, Case Management, Consumer Programs, Community Residence, Supportive Living.

    #181 Authorized Agreement with Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., Concord, NH, in the amount of $734,596, through June 30, 1999, for Maintenance, Childrens, Elders, Emergency Services/Assessment, Vocational, Case Management, Consumer Programs, Outpatient, Multi-Service Team, Crisis Unit, Community Residence, Supportive Living, Community Education/Training and substance abuse services.

    #182 Authorized Agreement with Strafford Guidance Center, Inc., Dover, NH, in the amount of $256,760, through June 30, 1999 for Childrens, Elders, Emergency Services/Assessment, Intensive Partial Hospitalization Vocational, Multi-Service Team, Crisis Unit, Support Living, and Independent Housing.

    #183 Authorized Agreement with Seacoast Mental Health Center, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $873,885, through June 30, 1998, for Childrens, Elders, Intake, Emergency Services/Assessment, Brief/DRF, Vocational, Multi-Service Team, Respite, Community Residence, Independent Housing, Community Education/Training and Substance Abuse Services.

    #184 Authorized Agreement with Northern New Hampshire Mental Health and Developmental Services, Conway, NH, in the amount of $342,987, through June 30, 1999 for Respite, Brief/DRF, Restorative Partial Hospitalization, Vocational, Case Management, Consumer Programs, Outpatient, Community Residence, Supportive Living, and Substance Abuse Services.

    #185 Authorized Agreement with The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $1,856,446, through June 30, 1999 for Childrens, Elders, Intake, Emergency Services/Assessment, Intensive Partial Hospitalization, Restorative Partial Hospitalization, Vocational, Case Management, Consumer Programs, Multi-Service Team, Crisis Unit, Community Residence, Supportive Living and Substance Abuse Services.

    #186 Authorized to Amend the Consultants List [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (ITEM #286)] by adding Arthur Einig, Weare, NH, at the rate of $15.00 per hour, through June 30, 1998.

    #187 Authorized to Amend the Consultants List [initially approved on June 25, 1997 (ITEM #286)] by adding Elizabeth Flynn, RN, MSN, Londonderry, NH, at the rate of $70.00 per hour, through June 30, 1998.

    OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION

    #188 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to Extend Lease Term with the City of Rochester, in the amount of $436,320.00 which is $12.12 per square foot, through June 30, 2000, for Elderly and Adult Services to continue to occupy their current offices in Rochester Community Center.

    OFFICE OF INFORMATION SYSTEM

    #189 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Retroactive Out-of-State Travel for Robert Rech, Network Specialist, to travel in excess of 300 miles, effective retroactive to May 12, 1998.

    OFFICE OF PROGRAM SUPPORT

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #190 Authorized Retroactive Out-of-State Travel for Sharon Wogaman, Sanitarian, to travel in excess of 300 miles, effective retroactive to May 10, 1998.

    #191 Authorized Division of Child Support Services to enter into an Agreement with the Supreme Court of the State of New Hampshire, Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,622,513, effective July 1, 1998 through December 31, 2000, for the continuation of the Marital Masters Program.

    OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH

    #192 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to Amend an existing Contract with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., Boston, MA, [initially approved on March 6, 1997 (ITEM # 48)], by extending the completion date to September 30, 1998 from June 30, 1998. All other items and conditions remain unchanged.

    BOARD OF NURSING

    #193 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to enhance contracted amount [initially approved on March 23, 1998 (ITEM #69)] due to the Courtyard Banquet Facility, Manchester, NH by $251.91, due to the enhanced number of attendees and an underestimation on pastry refreshment and soft drink consumption.

    BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY, AND ESTHETICS, AND ALL REMAININ BOARDS

    #194 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Lease Extension with McCarthy Properties, Concord, NH, in the amount of $31,500.00 which is $9.00 per square foot, through June 30, 1999 for 3500 square feet of office space used by the referenced agencies specified in letter dated June 8, 1998.

    NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #195 Authorized to Renew Contract with Waste Management of New Hampshire, New Hampton, for an additional one year at no increase in cost.

    #196 Authorized Blanket Out-of-State Travel for up to six staff to travel to states within the Department of Veterans Affairs Northeast Region for the period of July 1, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

    DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #197 Authorized to accept and expend $1,381.76 in additional funds from the federal Job Training Partnership Act for the Summer Youth Program, School-to-Work Model at the Tobey School for the period of June 29, 1998 through August 14, 1998.

    #198 Authorized Youth Services Center to execute the Two-Year Lease Extension option with Automotive Supply Associates, Inc., in the amount of $11,460.00, effective July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, for the rental of 3,000 square feet of warehouse space located in Concord, NH.

    #199 Authorized Youth Development Center to increase the maximum cash on hand from the Boys and Girls Personal funds from $500.00 to $550.00.

    #200 Authorized to extend Leave of Absence without pay for William Cronin, a Paint Shop Manager at the Department of Youth Development Services, Youth Development Center, from July 14, 1998 through December 31, 1998.

    #201 Authorized to conduct occasional Out-of-State trips from July 1, 1998 through September 30, 1998.

    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #202 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $1,683,362, through June 30, 1999, from the United States Department of Education to complete the development of a statewide educational improvement plan to more fully implement the New Hampshire Education Improvement and Assessment Program established in 1993.

    #203 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $479,312.00, through June 30, 1999, from the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Family Assistance, and further authorize to grant funds to Second Start, Concord, NH, in the amount of $35,057.00 to serve students from Concord and the surrounding area, and to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $76,903.00, to serve students from southern Hillsborough County, through June 30, 1990.

    #204 Authorized Renewal Option and enter into a Contract with Advanced Systems in Measurement and Evaluation, Inc., Dover, NH, in the amount of $1,472,000.00, through December 31, 1999, to administer the statewide educational assessment at grades three, six, and ten in English language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.

    #205 Authorized to Amend Contract, [initially approved on April 29, 1998 (ITEM #70)], in an amount not to exceed $5,000 with Margareth M. Kieschnick of Kieschnick Consulting Services, Dover, New Hampshire, by extending the termination date from June 30, 1998 to December 31, 1998.

    #206 Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $3,000.00, through June 30, 1999, to focus on an English as a Second Language class which will be held at the Nashua Community Center.

    #206A Authorized to use State-owned vehicles for transporting to New England states, employees participating in approving training programs, conferences, and workshops, and to further authorize Blanket Out-of-State Travel for more than one person through September 30, 1998.

    #207 Authorized to grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $272,966.00, through June 30, 1999 for Adult Basic Education and Adult Tutorial Program.

    #208 Authorized to grant funds to Second Start, Concord, NH, in the amount of $227,674.00 through Juine 30, 1998, for Adult Basic Education, Staff Development and Adult Tutorial Program.

    NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #209 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the N.H. Job Training Council in the amount of $5,289,951, from the Department of Labor, employment and Training Administration ($5,155,739) and the Corporation for National Service ($134,212).

    #210 Authorized to extend the Deputy Commissioner recruitment period from ending June 30, 1998 to ending June 30, 1999.

    #211 Authorized NH Community Technical College, Manchester, NH, to bring forward all available balances in class and to extend the program period end date for these funds from June 30, 1998 to June 30, 1999, further authorize to accept and expend additional grant funds for the Open Society Institute through its Project on Death in America in the amount of $45,034.57, for the program period of July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

    #212 Authorized Agreement with the NH Job Training Council, Concord, NH, to provide special educational services for the project period of July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999, further authorize to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $39,846.00 for the period of July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

    #213 Authorized that the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services grant funds in the amount of $135,614.00 to the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, further authorize that the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges to enter into an Amended Agreement with the Divisions of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to continue to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $135,614.00 for the grant period of July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999.

    $214 Authorized that the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services grant funds in the amount of $12,600.00 to the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges for the period July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, further authorize that the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges to enter into an Amended Agreement with the Divisions of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to continue to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $12,600.00 for the grant period of July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999.

    #214A Authorized New Hampshire Department of Regional Community Technical College - Stratham to enter into an Instructional Contract with Thom J. Hale, Berwick, ME, in the amount of $1,100.00, through June 30, 1998 to provide instructional services for Curriculum Assessment and Development, training of client employees, and program evaluation services.

    #215 Authorized NH Technical Institute, the Community Technical Colleges, Planetarium, and Police Standards and Training Council to use State-owned vehicles for Blanket Out-of-State Travel for more than one person through December 31, 1998.

    POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

    #216 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Service Agreement with DAKA Restaurants, Incorporated, Danvers, MA, in the amount of $160,630.85, through July 30, 1999, to provide meals for in-service students, recruit and staff members, including instructors, and special students when necessary. SOLE SOURCE

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    #217 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $126,400.00 from the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration to be used to enter into contracts with transit and commuter operators in a statewide competitive grant program for marketing efforts such as promotion of Park & Ride facilities, Statewide Transportation Map, and production of educational materials for schools on transportation alternatives.

    #218 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $108,900.00, and to further authorize Division of Aeronautics to grant state assistance to the City of Claremont, NH in the amount of $6,050.00, to be matched with Federal Funds $108,900.00, and Local Funds $6,050.00, totaling $121,000.00 for an airport development project to remove and replace runway markings and install taxiway lighting.

    #219 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $82,683.00, and to further authorize Division of Aeronautics to grant state assistance to the City of Berlin, NH, in the amount of $4,594.00, to be matched with Federal Funds in the amount of $82,683.00, and local funds in the amount of $4,594.00, totaling $91,871.00 for an airport development project to acquire a snow removal truck with a displacement plow.

    #220 Authorized increase of appropriated funds for the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Turnpikes in the amount of $53,314.00, for the remainder of FY98 and FY99, to provide for continued operations on the turnpike system.

    #221 Authorized to modify Agreement with the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, by increasing the amount payable by $17,000 from $632,324 to $649,324.

    #222 Authorized Contract with R&T Electric, Inc., Concord in the amount of $89,231.00, for the purpose of Electrical Distribution Renovation, State House, Concord, NH.

    #223 Authorized Contract with Kip Cormier Builders, Inc., Winnisquam, NH, in the amount of $234,600.00, for the purpose of Window Replacement, Summit Building, Mount Washington, Sargent's Purchase, NH.

    #224 Authorized Contract with D.R. Cassidy Electric Co., Hooksett, NH, in the amount of $227,350.00, for the purpose of Fire Alarm System and City Connection, Health & Human Services Building, Concord, NH.

    #225 Authorized Contract with D.R. Cassidy Electric Co., Hooksett, NH, in the amount of $56,300.00, for the purpose of Access Control System, State House Complex, Concord, NH.

    #226 Authorized Agreement with Costello, Lomasney & de Napoli, Inc., Manchester, NH, in the amount of $47,400.00, for the purpose of Design & Construction of Sewer & Water Line Replacement, Youth Development Center, Manchester, NH.

    #227 Authorized Contract with DellaGatta Contracting Co., Inc., Nashua, NH, in the amount of $19,453.00, for the purpose of Recaulking Main Entrance Steps, NH State House, Repair/Recaulking Front Steps, Legislative Office Building, Recaulking Side Entrance Steps, State House Annex.

    #228 Authorized Contract with D.R. Cassidy Electric Company, Hooksett, NH, in the amount of $32,513.00, for the purpose of installing an Access Control System, John O. Morton Building, Concord, NH.

    #229 Authorized Contract with A.W. Therrien Co., Inc., Manchester, NH, in the amount of $36,759.00, for the purpose of Partial Roof Replacement for Manchester Armory, Manchester, NH.

    #230 Authorized to Amend existing Agreement with Lavalle/Brensinger Professional Association, Manchester, NH, by increasing the Lump Sum Price by $13,500.00, from $92,700.00 to $106,200.00, for the purpose of Design of Nashua Campus Library Addition, N.H. Community Technical College System, Nashua, NH.

    #231 Authorized Contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, in the amount of $2,588,685.00, for roadway rehabilitation in Northumberland-Stark/Stewartstown-Woodstock (Maintenance District I).

    #232 Authorized Contract with James S. Piscopo G.C., Inc., Winnisquam, NH in the amount of $282,767.50, through October 16, 1998 for the rehabilitation of the bridge over Danforth Brook which flows under NH Route 104.

    #233 Authorized Contract with BFC, Inc., Westmoreland, NH in the amount of $42,612.50, through October 16, 1998, for hot poured crack sealant, pavement patches, drainage repairs and resetting of granite curb to parking lots and access road at the NH Department of Transportation, J.O. Morton Building, Hazen Drive, and the Bureau of Traffic, Route 106, Concord, NH.

    #234 Authorized Contract with N. Pandelena Construction Co., Inc., Hampstead, NH in the amount of $113,471.00, through August 7, 1998, for construction of a paved shoulder/bike path and a curbed sidewalk along the east side f 121A along with a pavement overlay from the Boston and Maine Railroad crossing extending north to the intersection of Ingalls Terrace.

    #235 Authorized Contract with R.J. Olszak Construction, Inc., Bridgewater, NH in the amount of $64,100.00, through September 25, 1998 for the building demolition at Bible Hill Road, West Main Street, Center Road and Old Henniker Road, Hillsborough, NH.

    #236 Authorized Contract with Moores Marine Construction Corp., Dover, NH in the amount of $639,799.00, through August 28, 1998, for bridge deck repair and approach work on I-89 northbound and southbound bridges over the Connecticut River between Lebanon, NH and Hartford, VT.

    #237 Authorized Contract with Atlas Painting and Sheeting Corp., Buffalo, NY in the amount of $344,000.00, through September 2, 1998, for bridge repainting of the NH Route 33 bridge over I-95 NB & SB in Portsmouth and the Walnut Avenue bridge over I-95 NB & SB in North Hampton.

    #238 Authorized Contract with Santorelli Construction, Inc., Wakefield, MA in the amount of $38,870.00, through July 24, 1998, for construction of curbed sidewalk on Main Street (NH Route 27) between Harvard St. and the Main Street Elementary School.

    #239 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an Agreement with North Conway Incinerator Service, Inc., North Conway, NH in the amount of $11,160.00, through June 30, 2000 for the purpose of providing rubbish disposal services at the 111 Twin Mt., 113 Bartlett Patrol building(s).

    #240 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an Agreement with Mike's Janitorial Service, Enfield, NH in the amount of $6,000.00, through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of providing year round janitorial services at the District Two Office Complex at Eastman Hill Road, Enfield, NH.

    #241 Authorized Contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH in the amount of $21,885.00, for the construction of drilled wells and pumps on the properties of Paul Davis, Auburn, NH, Kevin Farley, Candia, NH, and Kenneth Pelton, Hampton Falls, NH.

    #242 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an Agreement with Normandeau Trucking, Inc., Groveton, NH in the amount of $6,119.00, through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of providing rubbish disposal services at the 107 Lancaster Patrol Building (s).

    #243 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an Agreement with JK Lynch Disposal, Colebrook, NH in the amount of $10,400.00, through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of providing rubbish disposal services at the 101 Pittsburg, 102 Colebrook Patrol Buidling (s).

    #244 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an Agreement with Milan Excavating, Inc., NH in the amount of $8,384.16, through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of providing rubbish disposal services at the 105 West Milan, 109 Gorham Patrol Building (s).

    #245 Authorized Agreement with Rizzo Associates, Incorporated of Hampshire Plaza, Manchester, NH in the amount of $219,996.00, completion date will be 12 months from the date of the Notice to Proceed, for the engagement of engineering and environmental services for study of construction of bypass of section of NH Route 140 in the Town of Belmont, NH.

    #246 Authorized Agreement with Community Transportation Services, Inc., Claremont, NH in the amount of $144,010.00, in Federal Transit Administration Funds through June 30, 1999 for the purpose of assisting to defray administration and operating costs.

    #247 Authorized Agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH in the amount of $42,560.00, in Federal Transit Administration Funds through June 30, 1999 for the purpose of assisting to defray administration and operating costs.

    #248 Authorized Agreement with Community Action Program/Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $198,210.00, in Federal Transit Administration Funds through June 30, 1999 for the purpose of assisting to defray administration and operating costs.

    #249 Authorized Agreement with Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, NH in the amount of $119,002.00, in Federal Transit Administration Funds through June 30, 1999 for the purpose of assisting to defray administration and operating costs.

    #250 Authorized Agreement with Waste Management of N.H., Inc., Londonderry, NH, in the amount of $16,220.00, through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of providing container rental and rubbish disposal services to the District Six locations specified in letter dated May 13, 1998.

    #251 Authorized Agreement with the State of Maine and Maine-New Hampshire Interstate Bridge Authority to modify and automate the barrier gates on the bridge carrying US Rte. 1 Bypass (Sarah Mildred Long Bridge) over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, Maine. The Agreement covers both the design and construction phases of the project.

    #252 Authorized Service Agreement with Northeast Electronic Incorporated, Londonderry, NH in the amount of $20,000.00, through June 30, 1999 for PC and PC Peripheral Repair services for FY99.

    #253 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to Renew Maintenance Agreement with Xyplex, Incorporated, Littleton, MA in the amount of $8,109.32, through June 30, 1999 for the maintenance service for FY99. SOLE SOURCE

    #253A Authorized Three Inspection Service Agreements with Printer Supply House, Manchester, NH in the amount of $9,661.89, to commence on July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, to help prevent costly repairs and downtime, and to help to extend the life of the equipment.

    #253B Authorized to Extend Lease Agreement with McCarthy Properties, Pembroke, NH in the amount of $15,640.00, commencing August 1, 1998 through July 31, 1999 for office space located at 78 Regional Drive, Concord, NH.

    #254 Authorized to Amend Agreement with Advance Transit, Inc., Wilder, VT, by increasing contract total by $15,000.00, to $392,206.28, to close a shortfall in the current year's funding caused by a reduction in available Federal funds compared to prior years.

    #255 Authorized to continue Membership in the Multi-State Technical Assistance Program, administered by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, D.C. in the amount of $4,000.00, through June 30, 1999.

    #256 Authorized to exchange a parcel of surplus State owned land for property owned by the New England Power Company needed in the Town of Dalton for the reconstruction of the Dalton, NH - Lunenburg, VT Bridge over the Connecticut River.

    #257 Authorized to transfer control of an 8.0 acre parcel of land in Concord located on Clinton Street and adjacent to Interstate 89 (Exit 2) to the New Hampshire Department of Safety to allow for the establishment of a State Police Barracks facility.

    #258 Authorized to sell two parcels of land, one containing 3.5 acres, and the other containing 0.25 acre, in the Town of Raymond to Albert W. V. Woglom of Gilford, NH for $66,000.00.

    #259 Authorized to sell 4,600 square foot parcel of State owned land in the Town of Merrimack to Michael L. Marre and Linda Marre, Merrimack, NH, for $1,300.00.

    #260 Authorized Petition for a Public Hearing on alterations to be made to N.H. Route 11 in the City of Claremont and the Town of Newport. The Governor named the Special Committee as follows: Councilor Burton as Chairman, Councilor Normand and Councilor Griffin committee members.

    #261 Authorized to accept Special Committee and Commissioner's Reports for NH RTE 101-A / Continental Blvd./Northwest Blvd. The Governor named the Special Committee as follows: Councilor Burton as Chairman, Councilor Normand and Councilor Griffin committee members.

    #262 Authorized for consideration is the Contemplated Award List for the period May 20, 1998 through June 2, 1998.

    #263 Authorized Blanket Out-of-State Travel for the period of July, August, and September 1998, for day trips for multiple employees within the Department.

    #264 Authorized Blanket Out-of-State Travel for the period of July, August, and September 1998, for two Department employees to conduct audits required on federal aid projects.

    DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

    #265 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Agreement with Busy Bee Janitorial Service, Inc., Somersworth, NH in the amount of $161,672.00, through June 30, 1999 for janitorial and commercial cleaning services to be provided at the Hayes building and Warehouse, the Flynn Fire Standards and Training Building and Dormitory, and 91 Airport Road building.

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    #266 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized request of Don and Patricia Prudhomme to construct a breakwater with a cantilevered dock and a finger dock connected by a walkway on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton, NH.

    #267 TUITION REQUEST

    The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, approved the following Tuition Request:

    A. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, CEPS Graduate Center, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,662.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Richard Levergood, Civil Engineer, in the courses entitled "Advanced Groundwater Topics", and "Engineering Hydrology."

    B. FISH AND GAME - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $884.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jon Charpentier, Programs Information Officer, in the courses entitled "Marine Biology", and "Theories of Learning & Cognitive Development."

    C. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $456.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Dufresne, Accountant II, in the course entitled "College Writing II."

    D. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roberta Vitale-Nolen, Nursing Coordinator, in the course entitled "Computer Information Systems."

    E. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $690.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Satorelli, Nursing Assistant II, in the courses entitled "Abnormal Psychology", and Intro to Community Social Services."

    F. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay McIntosh College, Dover, NH, the sum of $202.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dennis Hinton, Highway Maintainer II, in the course entitled "Intro to Computers", also permission to pay The New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $247.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Brown, Accountant, in the course entitled "Intro to International Business", also permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $290.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carolyn Dow, Secretary II, in the course entitled "Critical Thinking."

    #268 TRAVEL REQUESTS

    The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, approved the following Travel Request:

    A. AGRICULTURE, Markets & Food - Requests permission for Michael Grenier, Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Portland, OR, on July 11-17, 1998, to attend the National Conference on Weights & Measures. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,350.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Michael Grenier. Total Cost: $1,776.10. Source of Funds: 100% Agency Income.

    B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Janice Blankenstein, Associate Vice President, and Kenneth Coletta, Professor, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD, on July 17-19, 1998 to attend the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Commission Meeting. Total Cost: $1,260.15. Source of Funds: 60% Tuition and 40% General Funds.

    C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for Sandra Lavallee, and Gail Thomas, Professors, or designee, to travel to Atlanta, GA, on June 27-July 1, 1998 to attend the Sixth Annual Model Schools Conference. Total Cost: $3,666.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    D. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Peter McDonald, Administrator, and William Taglianetti, Professor, or designee, to travel to Cincinnati, OH, on October 27-November 1, 1998 to attend the International Training Conference. Total Cost: $2,300.00. Source of Funds: 100% Agency Income.

    E. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Robert Clough, Manager, Robert Hucks, Supervisor, Rita Fournier, and Suzanne Grimaldi, Timothy Kennedy, Correctional Sergeants; Kristina Toth, Kimberly Foster, Grady Alexander, Lars Fossum, Christine Cook, Craig Young, and Kathleen Reaves, Correctional Counselor/Case Managers; Dennis Kinnan, Rosemary Ogren, Trudy Stene, Robert Bennett, Daniel Fowler, Daniel Kierstead, Larry Blaisdell, Donald Parrish, Probation/Parole Officers, or designee, to travel to Randolph Center, VT, on July 27-31, 1998 to attend New England Institute of Addiction Studies course. Total Cost: $3,600.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    F. CULTURAL AFFAIRS, State Library - Requests permission for Kendall Wiggin, State Librarian, Michael York, John Barrett, and Becky Albert, Librarians, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on June 25-July 1, 1998 to attend the American Library Association Annual Conference. Total Cost: $3,231.00. Source of Funds: 27.5% Political Library & 72.5% Federal Funds.

    G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Russell Day, Administrator, and Dennis Gannett, Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Providence, RI, on June 29-July 1, 1998 to attend the DDS Regional Management Conference. Total Cost: $700.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    H. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Art Ellison, Administrator, and Dorothy Oliver, Consultant, or designee, to travel to Drury, MA, on July 15-16, 1998 to attend the Massachusetts Summer Adult Education Institute Workshop. Total Cost: $391.25. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    I. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Art Ellison, Administrator, and Dorothy Oliver, Consultant, or designee, to travel to Stillwater, OK, on July 11-15, 1998 to attend the Oklahoma State Adult Education Conference. Total Cost: $1,525.95. Source of Funds: $762.00 will be paid for by Oklahoma State University. The balance of $763.95 is 100% Federal Funds.

    J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Richard Pease, P.E., Supervisor, and Carl Baxter, P.E., Administrator, or designee, to travel to Scottsdale, AZ, on August 16-20, 1998 to attend the 1998 Superfund Managers Conference. Total Cost: $2,360.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Franz Vail, P.E., Civil Engineer, and George Neill, P.E., Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Burlington, VT, on July 1, 1998 to tour the Burlington's CSO Swirl Concentrator. There will be no cost to the state.

    L. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Edward Robinson, Wildlife Biologist, and Julie Robinson Wildlife Bio-Technician, or designee, to travel to Simsbury, CT, on July 26-31, 1998 to attend the Atlantic Flyway Waterfowl Council and Technical Section Meeting. Total Cost: $1,500.00. Source of Funds: 100% Waterfowl Fees.

    M. INSURANCE - Requests permission for Doug Bartlett, Alan Goode, Harold Lehtinen, and Larry Lucas, Senior Examiner's, or designee to travel to Chicago, IL, on July 19-22, 1998 to attend a Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE) Career Development Seminar. Total Cost: $4,560.00. Source of Funds: 100% Insurance Assessments.

    N. INSURANCE - Requests permission Thomas Burke, Director, Donald Belanger, Robert Warren and Dorothy Farland, Examiners, or designee, to travel to Oak Brook, IL, on August 2-4, 1998 to attend an Insurance Regulatory Examiners Society (IRES) Career Development Seminar. Total Cost: $3,400.00. Source of Funds: 100% Insurance Assessments.

    O. JUSTICE - Requests permission for Sandra Matheson, Director, and Jean Carroll, Victim Witness Advocate, or designee to travel to Orlando, FL, on August 22-29, 1998 to attend the National Organization for Victims Assistance Conference. Total Cost: $,2604.00. Source of Funds: 100% Victim Assistance Funds.

    P. NURSING, Board of - Requests permission for Doris Nuttleman, RN, Executive Director, Jo-Ann Allison, RN, Asst. Director, Mary Kinson, RN, Program Specialist, and Stanley Plodzik, Jr, RN, Board Member, or designee, to travel to Albuquerque, NM, on August 2-9, 1998 to attend the 1998 Annual Meeting of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Total Cost: $7,907.50. Source of Funds: The National Council of State Boards of Nursing will pay $1,380.00. The balance of $6,527.50 is 100% General Funds.

    Q. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Jennifer Bofiner, Forest Entomologist/Pathologist, Kyle Lombard, Alex Peacock, and Russell Preston, Forest Technicians, or designee, to travel to St. Albans, VT, on July 6-7, 1998 to attend the North American Sugar Maple Project Training and Certification. Total Cost: $565.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

    R. SAFETY - Requests permission for John Stephen, Assistant Commissioner, and Margaret Sova, Hearings Examiner, or designee, to travel to Boulder, CO, on July 19-23, 1998 to attend the 1998 Motor Vehicle and Traffic Law Institute. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $290.00 IS REQUESTED for Margaret Sova, and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $290.00 IS REQUESTED for John Stephen. Total Cost: $2,718.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    S. SAFETY - Requests permission for Sergeant David Goldstein, and TFC Mark Mudgett, or designee, to travel to Ottowa, Canada, on August 8-13, 1998 to attend the Annual Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists Training Seminar. Total Cost: $986.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    T. SAFETY - Requests permission for Ann Cote, Audrey Martel and Cathy Cormier, Auditors, or designee, to travel to Bangor, ME, on August 16-21, 1998 to perform an audit on Irving Oil Corporations. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $780.38 IS REQUESTED for Cathy Cormier, and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $780.38 IS REQUESTED for Audrey Martel, and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $780.39 IS REQUESTED for Ann Cote. Total Cost: $2,400.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    U. SAFETY - Requests permission for Melisa Weber, Assistant Forensic Lab Director, or designee, to travel to Augusta, ME, on June 22-24,1998 to attend the Maine State Police Crime Lab. Total Cost: $224.00. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

    V. SAFETY - Requests permission for James Kowalik, Communications Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Albuquerque, NM, on August 8-14, 1998 to attend the Association of Public Safety Communication Officials International Conference and Exposition. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $500.00 IS REQUESTED for James Kowalik. Total Cost: $1,813.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    W. SAFETY - Requests permission for Sergeant Craig Wiggin, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA, on August 1-8, 1998 to attend the American Polygraph Association 33rd Annual Seminar/Workshop. ALSO REQUESTED IS A CASH ADVANCE OF $994.00 for Sergeant Wiggin. Total Cost: $1,694.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    X. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Carol Murray, Assistant Commissioner, and James Marshall, Director, or designee, to travel to Dallas TX, on July 12-14,1998 to attend the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Briefing. Total Cost: $1,782.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

    Y. TREASURY - Requests permission for Rody Preble, Supervisor, Judith Houle, and Jeannette Blanchette, Internal Auditors, or designee, to travel to Boulder, CO, on August 27-29, 1998 to attend the Wagers Unclaimed Property Management System Training Seminar. Total Cost: $3,251.00. Source of Funds: 100% Abandoned Property.

    Z. TREASURY - Requests permission for Georgie Thomas, State Treasurer, Peta Chandler, Deputy State Treasurer, Rody Preble, Supervisor, Judith Houle, and Jeannette Blanchette, Internal Auditors, or designee, to travel to Denver, CO, on August 29-September 7, 1998 to attend a National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators Annual Meeting. Total Cost: $5,581.00. Source of Funds: 100% Abandoned Property.

    LATE ITEMS

    DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    A. TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand voted to TABLE the request of Bruce L. and Karen C. Clafin to construct a dug-in boathouse; riprap and install a seasonal pier; construct a perched beach on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH.

    B. TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand voted to TABLE the request of Shirley Sherwood Enterprises to construct a breakwater with a cantilevered dock with a tie off supported dock and walkway on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough, NH.

    C. TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand voted to TABLE the request of Town of Meredith to construct a piling pier; extend several piling piers and modify other systems to provide docking for the MS Mount Washington on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH.

    D. TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand voted to TABLE the request of Theodore and Maryann Robbins to construct and install a wide stairway with associated landing with an attached timber ramp to a seasonal moored float on property located on the Piscataqua River in Newcastle, NH.

    E. Authorized to continue a Maintenance Agreement with Varian Associates, Inc., Sugar Land, TX, in the amount of $13,449.60, through June 30, 1999, for the maintenance for four High Pressure Liquid Chromatography systems and a Gas Chromatography.

    DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    F. Authorized to accept and place on file, approval of the Supplemental Report and Findings of Councilor Peter J. Spaulding with regard to a certain refinancing of existing indebtedness project with the Franklin Pierce Law Center Corporation, Concord, NH.

    G. Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into Lease Extension Agreement with the Town of Durham, in the amount of $29,413.72, for the period of July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 for office and courtroom space located on Main Street in Durham, NH.

    H. Authorized Bureau of Risk Management to enter into Agreement with Ferdinando Insurance Agency, Manchester in the amount of $7,511 annually for 5 years commencing on July 1, 1998 through July 1, 2003, to furnish a Blanket Public Employee Dishonesty Bond with Faithful Performance of Duty Coverage in the amount of $100,000 for each employee and official of the State of New Hampshire.

    I. Authorized the transfer of funds in the amount of $33,000 and to establish one Building Service Worker II position and one Building Service Worker III position through June 30, 1999, as specified in their letter dated May 28, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    J. Authorized Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Boston and Maine Corporation, in the amount of $390,000, to acquire a parcel of land comprising a portion of the Concord to Lincoln (Northern Main Line) railroad line in Concord, NH.

    K. Authorized transfer of funds in the amount of $35,000, as specified in their letter dated June 4, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    L. Authorized, with Councilor Burton requesting the vendor to use local vendors, local help, Contract with Granger Northern, Inc., Portland, ME, in the amount of $28,953,500.00, for the purpose of Design and Construct Medium Security Prison, Berlin, NH.

    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    M. Authorized Office of Health Management to continue a Health Promotion Advisor position and a Data Entry Operator position from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, as specified in their letter dated May 26, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    N. Authorized Office of Health Management, Bureau of Disease Prevention and Control and Bureau of Public Health Laboratories to establish a Program Specialist III position and continue a Laboratory Scientist II position through June 30, 1999, as specified in their letter dated April 30, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    O. Authorized the request to award twenty-five health care grants totaling $1,365,487, and to further extend the end dates of 47 grant awards, [initially approved by the Fiscal Committee on June 9, 1997] without additional funds from June 30, 1998 through December 31, 1998, as specified in their letter dated May 18, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

    P. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor, Burton seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized the Department of Justice to establish an Assistant Attorney General position through June 30, 1999, as specified in their letter dated May 27, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    Q. Authorized to continue an Administrator III position and a Probation/Parole Officer II position through December 31, 1998, as specified in their letter dated May 7, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    R. Authorized to continue a Library Aide position through December 31, 1998, as specified in their letter dated May 7, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    LIQUOR COMMISSION

    The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

    S. Authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $44,500, as specified in their letter dated May 8, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    T. Authorized Liquor Commission to establish a Tobacco Compliance Officer position through June 30, 1999, not December 31, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE AMENDED AND APPROVED

    DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

    U. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to transfer funds in the amount of $37,500, as specified in their letter dated April 27, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

    V. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized the request to establish 20 part-time Deputy Law Enforcement Officer positions from July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999, and transfer funds in the amount of $50,000 from the Fish and Game Fund, as specified in their letter dated June 8, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

    W. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized request to hire a consultant for an amount of $86,000, to monitor and inspect the construction of the Portland Natural Gas Transmission System and Maritime & Northeast Gas Transmission pipelines in New Hampshire through January 1, 1999, as specified in their letter dated June 19, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

    X. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized request to increase the salary of the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Community Technical College System to $90,000, as specified in letter dated June 22, 1998. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

    EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

    Y. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and place on file the Report of the Public/Private Sector Forum held on May 11, 1998 in conjunction with the New Hampshire Departments of Transportation and Environmental Services submitted by Councilors Raymond S. Burton and James A. Normand.

    DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

    Z. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter authorized Agreement with CTM Brochure Display, Inc., of Woburn, MA, in the amount of $20,000, through June 30, 1998 for distribution of the New Hampshire Guidebook and lure brochure.

    EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

    AA. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter authorized salary increment of $2,584 to Suzanne N. Keach, Executive Assistant to the Council, effective July 21, 1998.

    TABLE ITEMS

    EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

    #63 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to remove ITEM #63 from the Table. Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to approve, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, request for Amended Rental Agreement with IBM Corporation, Cranford, NJ for an additional $37,116.00 for a total amount of $112,748.00 annually through June 30, 1998 for various IBM mainframe proprietary software products at NHES's Administrative Office. SOLE SOURCE

    NO PARDON HEARINGS

    The Governor and Executive Council voted to recess to the next Governor and Executive Council meeting on July 15, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at Alverne High School Hudson New Hampshire

     

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