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July 21, 1999
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
July 21,1999
10:30 a.m.
#14

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of June 22, 1999.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the June 22, 1999 meeting.

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

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

MARITAL MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION BOARD
Deborah L. Coffin, MS, New London
(Public Member)
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Reason: Personal

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

AGRICULTURAL ADVISORY BOARD
Maria W. Southworth, Madbury
Strafford County
Succeeding: Lorie Chase, Madbury (resigned)
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: January 31, 2001

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASE
Laura Stempkowski, Keene
(NH Nurse Practitioners Association)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: June 23, 2003

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
Janet Prince, Portsmouth
(Small Business)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 17, 2004

STATE BOARD OF CONCILIATION AND ARBITRATION
Edward Clancy, Dover
(Nominated by board members)
Vacancy
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 1, 2002

Brian Mitchell, Manchester
(Alternate member representing employees)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 1, 2002

Rose Marie Phillips, Manchester
(Alternate representing employers)
Vacancy
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 1, 2002

STATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
Samuel Doyle, M.D., Hanover
(Coos/Grafton Counties)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: August 1, 2003

Eileen Miller, Lee
(Rockingham/Strafford Counties)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: August 1, 2003

BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
Eliot L. Paisner, DMD, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 26, 2004

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
Jill H. Wurm, Londonderry
(Nominated by Bell Atlantic)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 8, 2002

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
Ellis R. Hatch, Jr. (d), Rochester
Stafford County
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: June 29, 2004

GOFFSTOWN DISTRICT COURT: SPECIAL JUSTICE
Michael J. Ryan, Goffstown
Vacancy
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: Until 70 years of age

HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY BOARD
Lester Bradley, Campton
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 11, 2002

JUVENILE PAROLE BOARD
Gail F. Paine, Intervale
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 1, 2004

NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY BOARD
Archie C. Burnett, III, Milford
Succeeding: Butch Roberts, Lancaster
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: January 9, 2003

BOARD OF OPTOMETRY
Douglas P. Benoit, O.D., Concord
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 1, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Brian A. Giles, Durham
(Rep. Rivers Association)
Succeeding: Sam Chapman, Hudson
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: December 16, 2001

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Edward Theobald, Rye
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: July 13, 2001

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Michelle L. Chicoine, Bedford
Succeeding: Harry H. Bird, Jr., Hanover
Effective: July 21, 1999
TERM: June 30, 2003

The Governor nominated the following:

BOARD OF ARCHITECTS
Patricia C. Sherman, Newbury
Succeeding: Dennis Mires, Manchester (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 26, 2004

BOXING & WRESTLING COMMISSION
Robert Stephen, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 15, 2002

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
Raymond Trueman, Newfields
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2004

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
William J. Robinson, Lempster
(Attorney)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 18, 2003

BOARD OF ENGINEERS
Craig N. Musselman, Portsmouth
Succeeding: John Jacobson, Bedford (reached term limit)
Effective: August 21, 1999
TERM: August 21, 2004

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
Paul G. Violette, Warner
(Nominated by New Hampshire Telephone Association)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 8, 2002

STATE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL
Brent T. Lemire, Litchfield
(Forest Fire Warden)
Succeeding: Raymond P. Chandler, Gorham
Effective: September 27, 1999
TERM: September 27, 2004

FISH & GAME COMMISSION
Frank G. Clark (d), Lisbon
(Grafton County)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: June 29, 2004

JOINT PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM SCREENING COMMITTEE
Stephen P. Barba, Dixville Notch
(Lodging-nominated by New Hampshire Travel Council)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 13, 2002

Robert A. Bradley, Epsom
(Camping-nominated by New Hampshire Travel Council)
Succeeding: Ronald F. Brown, Twin Mountain
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 13, 2002

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thomas A. Howard, Center Harbor
(NH Association of Realtors)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: June 27, 2002

BOARD OF LAND SURVEYORS
Kevin M. McEneaney, Dover
Succeeding: Robert Carpenter, Contoocook (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 11, 2004

BOARD OF LAND SURVEYORS
Mark C. Stevens, Canterbury
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 12, 2004

STATE LIQUOR COMMISSION
Patricia T. Russell, Keene
Succeeding: Miriam F. Luce, Windham
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group O-Step 4-$60,800
TERM: July 1, 2005

NON-MEDICAL DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF MEDICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES
Linda Corbin Flynn, Hopkinton
(Nominated by the Commissioner)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group N-Step 4-$57,775
TERM: Serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MOTOR VEHICLES: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
Margaret E. Sova, Sanbornton
(Nominated by the Commissioner)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group N-Step 4-$57,775
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

MOUNT WASHINGTON COMMISSION
Paul T. Doherty, Gorham
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 2, 2004

Paul T. Fitzgerald, Laconia
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 2, 2004

NH MUNICIPAL BOND BANK
Scott B. Walters, Wilmot
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2004

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY BOARD
Jeffrey D. Spill, Dunbarton
(Public Member)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS BOARD
Gordon L. Maynard, Nashua
(Real Estate Appraiser)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 12, 2002

NH SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY
Virgil E. Abbott, West Ossipee
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2002

STATE VETERANS COUNCIL
John H. Jacobsmeyer, Jr., Northwood
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: June 30, 2002

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Nim-Cor, Inc. located in Nashua, New Hampshire. 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 was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD JULY 21, 1999 AT THE DERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY

At 11:00 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Nim-Cor, Inc. in Nashua 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. Mr. Donovan stated that a hearing had been held in Concord that morning and no one attended. Mr. Donovan clarified that the project involved the acquisition of approximately 7.3 acres and an approximately 42,000 sq. ft. industrial facility located at 575 Amherst Street in Nashua and the renovation, expansion and equipping of the building for use by the Borrower to manufacture air shafts and bowed rolls. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Allistair Millns, President of Nim-Cor, Inc. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Streeter introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR NIM-COR, INC. IN NASHUA" 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 Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, 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 AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR NIM-COR, INC. IN NASHUA

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 an industrial facility for Nim-Cor, Inc. (the "Borrower") in Nashua by the Authority's issue of up to $4,710,000 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 the acquisition of approximately 7.3 acres of land an approximately 42,000 square foot industrial facility located at 575 Amherst Street in the City of Nashua and the renovation, expansion and equipping of the facility which will be used by the Borrower in the manufacture of air shafts and bowed rolls. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire.

(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 TRUST 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 industrial 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 July 21, 1999.

#2 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority and to approve an award of a State Guarantee for Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership located in Franklin, New Hampshire. 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 was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD JULY 21, 1999 AT THE DERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY, DERRY

At 11:05 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership in Franklin and awarding an unconditional State guarantee of $2,250,000 of principal of the financing and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other 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 a hearing had been held in Concord that morning and no one had attended. He then briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved except to the extent of the State guarantee and introduced Randal Donovan of Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP IN FRANKLIN AND THE AWARD OF AN UNCONDITIONAL STATE GUARANTEE OF $2,250,000 OF PRINCIPAL OF THE FINANCING" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Colantuono. 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 Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, 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 AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP IN FRANKLIN AND THE AWARD OF AN UNCONDITIONAL STATE GUARANTEE OF $2,250,000 PRINCIPAL OF THE FINANCING

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 an industrial facility for Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership (the "Borrower") in Franklin by the Authority's making of up to $5,000,000 in a loan under RSA 162-I (the "Act") and the award of an unconditional State guarantee of $2,250,000 principal of the financing under RSA 162-I: 9-b;

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 the acquisition of approximately 10 acres of land and construction and equipping of approximately 48,000 square feet of new manufacturing space located at Franklin Industrial Park, Industrial Drive in the City of Franklin which will be owned by the Authority and used by Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership in the manufacture of bearing seals for the automotive industry. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will create and preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire.

(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 Lease Agreement and Escrow Agreement (which are combined financing documents and security document, hereinafter called the "Agreements") contain 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 Loan proceeds or from funds received under the Agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use; and

(4) 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.

(c) Findings with respect to the State guarantee:

(1) The award of the State guarantee will contribute significantly to the success of the financing; and

(2) Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the State and to ensure that any private benefit from the award of a State guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

Section 2. Award of State Guarantee. The Governor and Council hereby award an unconditional guarantee of $2,250,000 principal of the financing pursuant to RSA 162-I: 9-b and authorize the State Treasurer to execute by her manual or facsimile signature the endorsement appearing on the Loan and Lease Agreement to evidence such guarantee.

Section 3. Authorization of Guarantee Agreements. The State shall be a party to the Guarantee Agreement between the State and the Borrower (the "Guarantee Agreement") and the Governor and State Treasurer are together authorized to execute and deliver the Guarantee Agreement on behalf of the State substantially in the form presented to this meeting (being drafted July 9, 1999) but subject to such changes as the Governor and State Treasurer may approve, their signatures being conclusive identification of the documents as the Guarantee Agreement (with approved changes, if any), authorized by this resolution.

Section 4. Ultimate Finding and Determination. The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the industrial Facility and the award of the State guarantee will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority's financing of the Project and the State's guarantee of $2,250,000 of principal of the financing will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

Section 5. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's, the Governor's and the State Treasurer'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 July 21, 1999.

#3 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority and to approve an award of a State Guarantee for Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership located in Laconia, New Hampshire. 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 was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD JULY 21, 1999 AT THE DERRY PUBLIC LIBRARY, DERRY

At 11:10 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership in Laconia and awarding an unconditional State guarantee of $2,250,000 of principal of the financing and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other 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 a hearing had been held in Concord that morning and no one had attended. He then briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved except to the extent of the State guarantee and introduced Randal Donovan of Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership. 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 AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP IN LACONIA AND THE AWARD OF AN UNCONDITIONAL STATE GUARANTEE OF $2,250,000 OF PRINCIPAL OF THE FINANCING" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Streeter. 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 Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, 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 AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR FREUDENBERG-NOK GENERAL PARTNERSHIP IN LACONIA AND THE AWARD OF AN UNCONDITIONAL STATE GUARANTEE OF $2,250,000 OF PRINCIPAL OF THE FINANCING

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 an industrial facility for Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership (the "Borrower") in Laconia by the Authority's making of up to $5,000,000 in a loan under RSA 162-I (the "Act") and the award of an unconditional State guarantee of $2,250,000 of principal of the financing under RSA 162-I: 9-b;

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 the acquisition of approximately 12 acres of land and construction and equipping of approximately 48,000 square feet of new manufacturing space located at Lakes Business Park, Lot 5 in the City of Laconia which will be owned by the Authority and used by Freudenberg-NOK General Partnership in the manufacture of shock, strut and steering seals for the automotive industry. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will create and preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire.

(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 Lease Agreement and Escrow Agreement (which are combined financing documents and security document, hereinafter called the "Agreements") contain 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 Loan proceeds or from funds received under the Agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use; and

(4) 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.

(c) Findings with respect to the State guarantee:

(1) The award of the State guarantee will contribute significantly to the success of the financing; and

(2) Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the State and to ensure that any private benefit from award of a State guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

Section 2. Award of State Guarantee. The Governor and Council hereby award an unconditional guarantee of $2,250,000 principal of the financing pursuant to RSA 162-I: 9-b and authorize the State Treasurer to execute by her manual or facsimile signature the endorsement appearing on the Loan and Lease Agreement to evidence such guarantee.

Section 3. Authorization of Guarantee Agreements. The State shall be a party to the Guarantee Agreement between the State and the Borrower (the "Guarantee Agreement") and the Governor and State Treasurer are together authorized to execute and deliver the Guarantee Agreement on behalf of the State substantially in the form presented to this meeting (being drafted July 9, 1999) but subject to such changes as the Governor and State Treasurer may approve, their signatures being conclusive identification of the documents as the Guarantee Agreement (with approved changes, if any), authorized by this resolution.

Section 4. Ultimate Finding and Determination. The Governor and Council find that the proposed financing, operation and use of the industrial Facility and the award of the State guarantee will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority's financing of the Project and the State's guarantee of $2,250,000 of principal of the financing will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

Section 5. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's, the Governor's and the State Treasurer'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 July 21, 1999.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#4 WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY

#5 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Gorham, New Hampshire in the amount of $3,800 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town of Gorham proposes to conduct an architectural assessment to determine the feasibility of installing an elevator in the Town Hall to provide access by disabled residents to the second and third floors of the building.

#6 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the County of Grafton, New Hampshire in the amount of $12,000 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the County proposes to conduct an architectural assessment of the Bethlehem Group Home that provides adolescent treatment services to at-risk youth.

#7 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Bethlehem, New Hampshire, in the amount of $280,000 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town will use the funds for the purpose of acquiring and renovating two storefronts in Bethlehem's Main Street business district for the Women's Rural Entrepreneurial Network.

#8 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Tamworth, New Hampshire in the amount of $350,000 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town will use these funds to assist the Lakes Region Water Company, Inc. with water systems improvements.

#9 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Winchester, New Hampshire, in the amount of $655,000.00 through December 31, 2001. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and will provide for the Town to make infrastructure improvement to Route 119 and the Pump Road, inclusive of road improvements and the upgrade of the water and sewer system and the installation of three phase power.

#10 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, New Hampshire, in the amount of $270,900 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town shall replace approximately 1,300 linear feet of sewer main, replace approximately 1,650 linear feet of water main, improve surface drainage, construct sidewalks and reconstruct streets in the Nicholas Avenue Neighborhood.

#11 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Derry, New Hampshire, in the amount of $130,000 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and the Town on behalf of the Derry Housing and Redevelopment Authority will acquire 2 adjacent buildings, each containing 4 one-bedroom apartments, located at 1 and 3 Peabody Road. Annex. All of the occupants of the buildings are low-income persons.

#12 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Concord, New Hampshire, and the County of Merrimack, New Hampshire, in the amount of $232,750 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and will be used for a joint two-year housing grant on behalf of Concord Historic Associates Limited Partnership and Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. These funds will be used to acquire and rehabilitate the former Page Belting Mill Complex to create 77 units of senior housing and a 3,000 sq. ft. senior center.

#13 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Concord, New Hampshire, and the County of Merrimack, New Hampshire, in the amount of $282,647 through December 31, 2000. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant and will allow the City to assist Concord Area Trust for Community Action, with the acquisition and rehabilitation of fourteen residential units located in the south end of Concord to be occupied by low and moderate income households.

#14 Authorized to contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., 380 Harvey Road, Manchester, NH in the amount of $188,800.00 through September 30, 2000 to perform environmental consulting services related to brownfields redevelopment at selected contaminated sites in the coastal region of New Hampshire.

#15 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, in the amount of $45,719 through June 30, 2000. This Agreement will provide for funds to reconstruct a dock that is currently unusable to make it available for public access again.

#16 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, 438 Dubuque Street, Manchester, New Hampshire in the amount of $33,423.00 through June 30, 2000. The work tasks under this contract will enable the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission to continue their efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues.

#17 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water Street, Exeter, New Hampshire, in the amount of $26,044.00 through June 30, 2000. This Agreement will enable the Rockingham Planning Commission to continue expanding its geographic information system database to include preparation of regional coverage of land use, assist communities by providing training sessions for planning boards; and fund specific local planning projects based on project description, demonstrated need, and availability of local match.

#18 Authorized to enter into am Agreement with the Town of Holderness, PO Box 203, Holderness, New Hampshire, in the amount of $62,400 through June 30, 2000. This grant will enable the Town of Holderness to create an interpretive center with exhibits incorporating the history, culture and environment of the Lakes Tour Scenic and Cultural Byway.

#19 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, to provide $60,000 to continue implementation of GRANIT, New Hampshire's computerized geographic information system through June 30, 2000.

#20 Authorized to enter into the Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Program in the amount of $5,500 in federal funds.

#21 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an existing Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Program, [initially approved on May 27, 1999 (Item #10A)], by changing the completion date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999.

#22 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the University of New Hampshire in the amount of $36,000 through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of carrying out activities under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program. The University has applied for these funds in order to identify urban stormwater contamination in Portsmouth.

#23 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, New Hampshire in the amount of $5,470 through December 31, 1999 to identify and eliminate the sources of sewerage flow to the storm drain system in the Town.

#24 Authorized to enter into the Memorandum of Agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $36,000 in federal funds through December 31, 1999.

#25 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, in the amount of $184,000 through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of carrying out activities under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program. This agreement provides partial or total funding for several positions in the NHDES Water Division. In return, certain services and work tasks are required from NHDES.

#26 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, in the amount of $17,000 through June 30, 2000, for the purpose of carrying out activities under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program. The University of NH Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Program has applied for these funds in order to establish a volunteer phytoplankton monitoring program in coastal New Hampshire.

#27 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Campton, New Hampshire, [initially approved on August 12, 1998 (Item #7)], by increasing the price limitation by $350,000 for a new total of $700,000 and by changing the end date from December 31, 1999 to December 31, 2000.

#28 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Audubon Society of New Hampshire, [initially approved on April 28, 1999 (Item #4)]. This amendment will modify the work tasks for an additional financial consideration of $7,475, for a new total of $80,150.

#29 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Greenville, New Hampshire, [initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #11)], by extending the completion date to December 31, 2000.

#30 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the City of Concord, New Hampshire, [initially approved on April 1, 1998 (Item #4)], by extending the completion date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999.

#31 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the City of Lebanon, New Hampshire, [initially approved on February 18, 1998 (Item #15)], by changing the end date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999. No additional federal funds are required by this action.

#32 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Ashland, New Hampshire, [initially approved on January 28, 1998 (Item #7)], by extending the completion date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999. No additional federal funds are required by this action.

#33 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Bristol, New Hampshire, [initially approved on November 19, 1997 (Item #8)], by extending the completion date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#34 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Errol, New Hampshire, [initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #8)], by extending the completion date from June 30, 1999 to December 31, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#35 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Durham, [initially approved on May 27, 1998 (Item #8)], by changing the completion date from June 30, 1999 to September 30, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#36 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Friends of Odiorne Point State Park and the Seacoast Science Center, Rye, New Hampshire, [initially approved on June 24, 1998 (Item #10)], by changing the completion date from June 30, 1999 to September 30, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#37 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the James House Association, Inc., [initially approved on June 24, 1998, (Item #15)], by changing the completion date from June 30, 1999 to September 30, 1999. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#37A Authorized to establish a Program Assistant position through June 30, 2001, as specified in their letter of June 28, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#38 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Manchester Health Department, in an amount not to exceed $20,000 effective upon approval of Governor and Executive Council, to provide TB screening and follow-up services to refugees residing in Manchester.

#39 Authorized to enter into a contract with Rockingham Community, Inc., 7 Junkins Ave., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient Fuel Assistance Program during the period July 21, 1999 to September 30, 2000 in an amount not to exceed $871,869.00.

#40 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $1,170,209.00 as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance program during the period of July 21, 1999 to September 30, 2000.

#41 Authorized to enter into a contract with Strafford Community Action Committee, Inc., PO Box 160, Dover, NH in an amount not to exceed $684,136.60 as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period of July 21, 1999 to September 30, 2000.

#42 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., 69Z Island Street, Keene, NH, in an amount not to exceed $181,504.00 as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period of July 21, 1999 to September 30, 2000.

#43 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., PO Box 5040, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $1,967,149.00 as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period of July 21, 1999 to September 30, 2000.

#44 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., 69Z Island Street, Keene, NH, in an amount not to exceed $25,000.00 as a grant recipient for the Community Services Block Grant Discretionary during the period of July 21, 1999 to June 30, 2000.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#45 Authorized to enter into a professional planning contract with Gerald I. Coogan in the amount of $37,500 from the date of Governor and Council approval to ensure NHOEM's ability to maintain and update its federally approved New Hampshire Radiological Emergency Response Plan.

#46 Authorized to hold a "Disaster Response & Recovery Operations Course" on August 10, 11, and 12, 1999 at the Dover Days Inn in Dover, New Hampshire in an amount not to exceed $6,500.

#47 Authorized a Grant Agreement between the NH Office of Emergency Management: State Emergency Response Commission and the Southeastern NH Hazardous Materials Mutual Aid District Planning Committee in the amount of $11,843.75 through December 31, 1999.

ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#48 Authorized the nomination of Major Jon H. Perkins, 11890 Catoctin Drive, Woodbridge, VA, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#49 Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $4,815.25 for New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery. These donations were received during the period of 5/1/99 through 7/1/99.

#50 Authorized to accept material donations in the estimated amount of $2,500.00 for the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as listed on the attachment of letter of July 1, 1999. This donated material was received on May 19, 1999.

#50A Authorized to establish an Accounting Technician position through June 30, 2001, as specified in their letter dated July 9, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#51 Authorized to accept and place on file the Informational Item, list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 1999 through June 30, 1999.

#52 Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $290,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of August 1999.

#53 Authorized adjustments to agency's quarterly allotments for the period through June 30, 1999.

#54 Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management to enter into a statewide contract with Fleet National Bank of Providence, RI for credit card processing services for a period of three years from the date of Governor and Council approval. Provisions are included for one-year extensions if agreeable to both parties and provided such extension would be in the best interest of the State of New Hampshire.

#55 Authorized Division of Plant & Property Management to AMEND an existing contract with ILD Telecommunications, Inc., Woburn, MA, for inmate collect only telephone and public interstate long distance services through August 19, 2000.

#56 Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with United States Cellular, 292 Route 101, Bedford, NH, with a maximum price limitation over the term of the contract of $975,000, for Wireless Cellular Telephone Services through August 18, 2002.

#57 Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Mr. C Victor Gouger, Jr., in an amount not to exceed $10,000 through June 30, 2000, to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies.

#58 Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Technical College System in the amount not to exceed $55,000 through June 30, 2000 to provide training and education programs for state and municipal employees.

#59 Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Andrea Lear Kilpatrick in an amount not to exceed $25,000 through June 30, 2000 to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies.

#60 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications to enter into a contract with Valor Intramation Solutions, 1910 S. Highland Ave., Suite 103, Lombard, IL to expend up to $820,529.28 for the purchase and maintenance of a new statewide Public Safety CAD Application System.

#60A Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 1999 during the month of June 1999.

#60B Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment transfers for the month of June 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#61 Authorized RETROACTIVE permission for one employee to travel out of state by personal vehicle to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the National Criminal Justice Association meeting for five days from July 17 to July 21, 1999.

#62 Authorized to accept additional grant funds from the federal Department of Justice in the amount of $28,434.

#63 Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $315,640 from the U.S. Department of Justice through September 30, 2001.

#64 Authorized to enter into grants with the Department of Corrections in the amount of $33,336 through September 30, 2001, for the continuation of a part-time polygraph operator for the Prison's sexual offender treatment program.

#65 Authorized to enter into grants with the NH State Police in the amount of $250,000 through September 30, 2000 for the continuation of a grant for Criminal History Record Improvement.

#66 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, voted to DENY the petition of Edward B. Snow, IV requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of DWI should be granted.

#67 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, voted to DENY the petition of Philip Guy Longeway, requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Felonious Sexual Assault and Criminal Restraint should be granted.

#68 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized the
Reappointment of Geoffrey J. Ransom as an Assistant Attorney General, for a term ending October 31, 2003.

#69 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, voted to DENY the petition of Michael A. Briand requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Witness Tampering be granted.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#70 Authorized the reclassification of position #11591, Supervisor III, salary grade 22, to an Attorney II, salary grade 27, the Treasury Department, Division of Abandoned Property.

#71 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $87,807.63 as indicated in letter of July 8, 1999.

#72 Authorized RETROACTIVE request of memorandums of understanding between the Department of the Treasury and Departments of Employment Security and Transportation. These Memorandums of Understanding are procedures that will enable the State of New Hampshire to comply with the Federal Regulations associated with the Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990 (revised in 1999). They will cover the same period of time as the contracted period with Financial Management Services and be effective through June 30, 2004.

#73 Authorized RETROACTIVE request of the contract between the State Treasury Department and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., d/b/a ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse, Inc., successor corporation of State Street Bank and Trust Company, Three Center Plaza, Boston, MA, to provide the safekeeping of abandoned securities identified and collected on behalf of the State from holders of abandoned securities, through June 30, 2000.

#74 Authorized RETROACTIVE request of the contract between the State Treasury Department and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., d/b/a ACS Unclaimed Property Clearinghouse, Inc., successor corporation of State Street and Trust Company, Three Center Plaza, Boston, Ma through June 30, 2000.

#75 Authorized RETROACTIVE request of the contract between New Hampshire Dept. of Treasury and the Financial Management Services Division of the U.S. Treasury. The contract governs the terms and conditions under which the State of New Hampshire will comply with the Cash Management Improvement Act of 1990 (revised in 1999) effective July 1, 1999. The duration of the contract is July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2004.

CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#76 Authorized Division of Libraries to expend $80,000 for FY 00 automated library and information services provided by the New England Library and Information Network. This program is an important component of the New Hampshire Automated Information System.

#77 Authorized Division of Arts to accept and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $3,331.58 and additional donations in the amount of $30,000 to underwrite the 1999 Governors Arts Awards Program upon Governor and Council approval.

BOARD OF TAX AND LAND APPEALS

#78 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to enter into a contract with Bragan Reporting Associates, Inc., Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $7,000 for court-reporting through June 30, 2001, with an option to renew an additional two years,

AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#79 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $34,375 from the USDA, Agricultural Marketing Service through June 30, 2000 to fund a "Study to Explore Buyer/Producer Connections in the Connecticut River Valley."

#80 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Great River Market Cooperative of Growers and Artisans of Walpole, NH in the amount not to exceed $34,375 through June 30, 2000, to carry out a "Study to Explore Buyer/Producer Connections in the Connecticut River Valley."

#81 Authorized to enter into an agreement with James H. Smith, Jr., 33 Oregon St., Springfield, MA, in the amount of $4500 through June 30, 2000 for the year-round custodial and maintenance work at the New Hampshire Building at Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield.

#82 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Beverly Kelley, Box 3390 Pond Rd., Albion, ME, in the amount of $6,500 through November 15, 1999, to provide janitorial services for the New Hampshire Building at Eastern States Exposition in W. Springfield, MA.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#83 Authorized to accept donations of various sewing materials and notions with the total value of $859. The donations were made from May 1, 1999 to May 31, 1999 from various individuals.

#84 Authorized request for a 90 day leave of absence without pay, effective July 21, 1999 through October 21, 1999 for Mr. Robert Roy, print shop foreman, NH State Prison, Concord.

#85 Authorized the RETROACTIVE request for out of state travel to Randolph, VT for 10 employees or their designees to the Fifth Annual Vermont Corrections Institute for five days, July 19-23, 1999.

#86 Authorized to accept, with thanks, a donation of several used board games and books from Donna Yarrington, PO Box 354, Gilmanton, NH. The estimated value is $35.

#87 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $41, 598.46 from the NH Department of Justice during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2000.

#88 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $3,042.00 from the NH Department of Justice during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2000.

INSURANCE DEPARMENT

#89 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, authorized to pay $1000.00 towards the tuition of David C. Sky, Director of Life, Accident & Health Division to attend the Leadership New Hampshire Program and to be compensated for time attended during normal operating hours.

COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#90 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to accept, with thanks, a donation of a complete, up-to-date, used set of NH Revised Statutes Annotated, which were received from Raymond S. Perry, Jr. of 118 Woodwell's Garrison Road, Contoocook, NH. The value of the books is $700.00

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#91 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, authorized the RETROACTIVE request for two employees (Nancy Brockway, Commissioner, and Kate Bailey, Assistant Chief Engineer) to travel out of state to Newport, RI to the New England Cable Television Association Annual Conference for 3 days, July 13, 1999 to July 15, 1999, and to accept a gift of $835.00 on behalf of the State as reimbursement of the travel costs.

#92 Authorized the RETROACTIVE request for two employees (Susan S. Geiger, Commissioner and Nancy Brockway, Commissioner) to travel out of state to San Francisco, California to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Summer Committee Meetings for 6 days, July 17, 1999 to July 22, 1999.

#93 Authorized the RETROACTIVE request for two employees (Jonathan Osgood, Utility Analyst I and Wesley Golomb, Energy Conservation Coordinator) to travel out of state to Tacoma, Washington to the US Department of Energy's Annual Conference on the implementation and enforcement of building energy codes for 6 days, July 11, 1999 to July 16, 1999.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#94 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $363,000.00 through June 30, 2000 from the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Division as the second part of an Environmental Career Center Project Grant Award for Career Landscaping.

#95 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Grounds Care Unlimited in the amount of $3,335.00 annually for landscaping services at NHES's Portsmouth "NH Works" Job and Information Center, through June 30, 2002.

#96 Authorized to expand an estimated $15,000.00 annually for New Hampshire's proportionate share of the LMI Access System maintenance and enhancement costs through an agreement with and contracted by the Center for Employment Security Education and Research Inc., through December 31, 1999.

#97 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Vic Martin & Sons Plumbing & Heating, in the amount of $10,000.00 annually, through June 30, 2002, for plumbing and heating services at NHES's offices statewide.

#98 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Advanced Electrostatic Refinishing for Electrostatic furniture painting services in the amount of $15,000.00 annually through June 30, 2002.

#99 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Johnson's Office Furniture, Inc., in the amount of $12,000.00 annually, through June 30, 2002, for office furniture moving and repair services at NHES's offices statewide.

#100 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Salem Construction Corporation, in the amount of $5,000.00 through June 30, 2002, for snow plowing and removal services at NHES's Salem "NH Works" Job & Information Center.

#101 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with HCI/Craftsmen, in the amount of $15,000.00 annually, through June 30, 2002, for security system services at NHES's offices statewide.

#102 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $12,000.00 annually through June 30, 2002 for HVAC maintenance at NHES's "NH Works" Job and Information Centers at 151 Pleasant St., Berlin and 2000 Lafayette Rd., Portsmouth.

#103 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Allard Moving & Storage, in the amount of $25,000.00 annually through June 30, 2002, for general moving and storage services at NHES's offices statewide.

#104 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Waste Management of NH, Londonderry, in the amount of $12,048.00 annually through June 30, 2002, for trash removal at NHES offices in Concord, Manchester, Portsmouth and Salem.

#105 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Nationsrent N.E., Inc., in the amount of $2,000.00 annually, through June 30, 2002 for equipment rental services at the Department of Employment Security's offices statewide.

#105A Authorized request to establish a Labor Market Analyst II position through June 30, 2001, as specified in their letter dated July 9, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#106 Authorized to accept and place on file the Informational Item from the Bureau of Ski Operations regarding package plan programs and season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending June 30, 1999.

#107 Authorized the transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain Ski Area for the quarter ending June 30, 1999.

#108 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development blanket travel for up to 15 department personnel through October 6, 1999 to cover preparation and participation in the 1999 Eastern States Exposition, W. Springfield, MA. Total expenses not to exceed $6,900.00.

#109 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development request for Lauri E. Ostrander, Director and Andrea W. Tindal, Assistant Director to travel out-of-state at the same time to attend Discover board meetings, and other functions associated with travel promotions, and regional efforts through September 30, 1999.

#110 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1998-September 30, 2000 in the amount of $11,580.

#111 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept $57,000 from the Department of Environmental Services resulting from a memorandum of agreement through September 30, 2000 currently before the Governor and Executive Council at it's July 21, 1999 meeting.

#112 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, in the amount of $7,530.00 through December 31, 1999 to conduct standard surveys at areas in the Mittersill expansion and at the Second Presidential Tract in Lincoln, NH that are most likely to support rare plant populations and exemplary natural communities.

#113 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to AMEND an existing contract with Thompson Appraisal Company, Inc., Concord to appraise land for the Mittersill/Second Presidential Tract Land Exchange, by increasing the fee from $5,000 to $7,000

#114 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Mission Management Information Systems Inc., Niagra Falls, Ontario, Canada in an amount not to exceed $119,947 through June 30, 2004 for the installation, training and support of campground reservation system software.

#115 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development to renew an agreement for film location scouting services with Matthew H. Woodson, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $40,000.00 through June 30, 2000.

#116 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development to renew the contract with Plymouth State College, Institute for NH Studies, in the amount of $74,400.00 through June 30, 2000 for research.

#117 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development request to renew the final year option with Glen Group Marketing and Advertising of Jackson, NH in the amount of $152,000.00 through June 30, 2000 for the production of the Official New Hampshire Guidebook and Visitor's Guide publications.

#118 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to pay for a $11,420.00 international marketing program fee with White Mountains-Ski 93 Association of Lincoln, New Hampshire.

#119 Authorized Office of Business and Industrial Development to enter into contract with Watson Communication Group, LLC, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $125,000 through June 30, 2000 for domestic advertising and promotion services, including but not limited to print media.

#120 Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into an agreement with Graphito Inc., Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $100,000.00 through June 30, 2000 for advertising and promotion services.

#121 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into an agreement with The AMI Group, Orinda, CA, in the amount of $2,750.00 for the 1999/2000 winter season for the broadcasting of ski reports.

#122 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement for Sno Country Ski Conditions radio reports with the New England Ski Areas Council, Lebanon, NH for the 1999/2000 ski season in the amount of $3,605.00.

#123 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into two service agreements with Schofield's Septic Tank Service, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $12,335.00 per year through June 30, 2001, for the septic tank pumping and disposal service at various locations throughout Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch State Park.

#124 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid equipment contracts in the total amount of $195,967.77with the snowmobile clubs listed on the attachment of letter of June 28, 1999, and a completion date of January 1, 2000.

#125 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Trails Bureau to enter into a Recreational Trails Program grant with Powder Mill Snowmobile Club in the amount of $8,835.00, with a completion date of September 30, 1999.

#126 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in Aid equipment contracts in the amount of $174,902.40 with the snowmobile clubs listed on the attachment of letter of June 28, 1999, and a completion date of January 1, 2000.

#127 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in Aid construction contracts in the amount of $448,699.64 with the snowmobile clubs as listed on the attachment of letter of June 29, 1999, and a completion date of January 1, 2000.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#128 Authorized three Inland Fisheries personnel (Duncan McInnes, Inland Fisheries Programs Administrator, Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist; Ken Sprankle, Fisheries Biologist; (or their designees) to travel to Vermont, Massachusetts and/or Connecticut to attend up to six Connecticut River Technical Committee or special Connecticut River meetings through September 30, 1999.

#129 Authorized up to two Inland Fisheries personnel (Steve Wheeler, Fisheries Biologist; Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist or their designees) to travel to Maine to attend up to three Saco River Anadromous Coordination Committee meetings through September 30, 1999.

#130 Authorized up to three Inland Fisheries personnel (Duncan McInnes, Inland Fisheries Programs Administrator, Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biologist; Carleton Auer, Biological Aide; or their designees) to travel to Massachusetts to participate in the Cooperative Program to Restore Salmon and American Shad to the Merrimack River through September 30, 1999.

#131 Authorized quarterly travel as needed for Federal Aid Coordinator Charles Miner, Jr., Federal Aid Accountant Hailey Pearson, Accountant I Diane Robertson, Accountant IV Charles L. Brown, III and Richard N. Cunningham, Business Administrator to Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 Office in Hadley, MA through September 30, 1999.

#132 Authorized up to four Fisheries personnel (Carleton Auer, Biological Aide; Robert Fawcett, Supervisor of Hatcheries; Jonathan Greenwood, Fisheries Biolotist; Jay Hendee, Hatchery Biologist; or their designees) to travel throughout the Northeast to pick up fish and/or eggs for use in our hatcheries and stocking programs through September 30, 1999.

#133 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to accept $10,250.00 of US Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered and Threatened Wildlife Species Funds. SOLE SOURCE

#134 Authorized to enter into a contract with Carter Mountain Electrical Service, LLC of New Hampton, NH for $6,200.00. The purpose of this contract is for electrical work at the garage/storage/office building located in Concord, and the contract is to be effective upon approval of Governor and Executive Council.

#135 Authorized to enter into a contract with Jackson Jackson & Wagner, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $29,000 through October 31, 1999 for the purpose of conducting needs assessment research to aid evaluation and planning efforts of the Hunter Education Program.

#136 Authorized to enter into a contract with A & J Conti, Inc., RR1 Bodge Hill Road, Moultonboro, for $9,112.00 for the purpose of repair of concrete pools at the Warren Fish Hatchery, Warren, NH and New Hampton Fish Hatchery, New Hampton, NH.

#137 Authorized to enter into a contract for janitorial services with Carpet Pride Chem-Dry, Loudon, NH in the amount of $32,928.00 through June 30, 2003 for janitorial services at the facility at 2 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

#138 Authorized to enter into a two-year contract for cleaning services with Edward D. Martin d/b/a as Martin's Cleaning Service, Littleton, NH up to the amount of $3,600 per year through June 30, 2001.

#139 Authorized to accept the donation of a 25.6 acre parcel of land in Greenland, NH from the Nature Conservancy. The parcel of land known as the Underwood Tract abuts the Great Bay Wildlife Management Area in Greenland, NH.

#140 Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development for the continuation of the cooperative program of upland habitat improvement on state managed natural lands.

#141 Authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension for continuation of the Technical Information and Training Program in wildlife habitat conservation for total of $110,000 through June 30, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#142 Authorized to accept $70,000 in federal funds to establish the Pollution prevention in the Healthcare Sector Project, through December 31, 2000.

#143 Authorized to reclassify position #40144 from a Laboratory Assistant II, SG 11 to a Laboratory Scientist II, SG 17. The additional annual cost is approximately $6900 for salary and benefits

#144 Authorized blanket approval for out-of-state travel to Boston, Lexington, and other locations in Massachusetts, for more than one person, through September 30, 1999. This blanket approval will be used to cover meetings associated with the routine work of this department.

#145 Authorized Water Division to expend funds not to exceed $86,000 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund, through December 31, 2001 for the repair of the East Inlet Dam in Pittsburg.

#146 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development in the amount of $57,000 through September 30, 2000 to continue a study of flood plain natural community complexes.

#147 Authorized to enter into a contract for the amount of $20,000 with the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research through September 30, 2000 to continue a study of amphibian use of vernal pools and other wetlands within certain New Hampshire watersheds.

#148 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Burton voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract for the amount of $22,815 with the Audubon Society to continue a study of patch size on breeding bird community composition and nesting success in floodplain forest fragments.

#149 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to continue a maintenance agreement with AS Acquisitions d/b/a Lab Vantage Solutions in the amount of $19,540.00 through June 30, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#150 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Goffstown, 51 Depot Street, Goffstown, NH in the amount of $48,364, through December 31, 2000.

#151 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, PO Box 847, Nashua, NH in the amount of $13,475, through December 30, 2000. Under this grant the NRPC will perform tasks to complete the Robinson Pond Nonpoint Implementation Project.

#152 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to continue a maintenance agreement with Varian, Inc., in the amount of $12,291.84 through June 30, 2000 to provide scheduled preventative maintenance visit annually. SOLE SOURCE

#153 Authorized to enter into a contract with Occupational Health & Rehabilitation, Inc. (d/b/a in New Hampshire as OH & R), 156 Harvey Road, Londonderry, NH in the amount of $73,376 through June 30, 2001.

#154 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission for an amount not to exceed $9,834.50 through June 28, 2000 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#155 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission for an amount not to exceed $44,100.00 through May 4, 2000 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#156 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission for an amount not to exceed $20,926.00 through January 27, 2000 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#157 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and Sullivan County in the amount of $1,835,000 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Executive Council. The purpose of this loan is installing a sewer line from the county home complex to the City of Claremont sewage collection system.

#158 Authorized AMENDMENT between the Department and the Town of Bedford in the amount of $500,000 under the provisions of RSA 4886:14 and NH Admin Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor & Council.

#159 Authorized to enter into a Loan Agreement with Pennichuck Water Works, Inc., in the amount of $445,000 and agreements on related documents substantially in the form presented, under the provisions of RSA 486:15 and NH Admin Rules Env-C 500 contingent upon the execution of the documentation as outlines on the closing agenda.

#160 Authorized to accept and place on file the Waste Management Council Annual Report for 1998 in accordance with RSA 21-0:9, IV (supp.)

#160A Authorized request to establish a Program Assistant II position through December 31, 2000, as specified in their letter dated June 29, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#160B Authorized request to continue an Environmental II position and Air Pollution Control Engineer III position through June 30, 2001, as specified in their letter dated June 30, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#160C Authorized request to continue a Business Systems Analyst II position and establish a System Development Specialist IV position through June 30, 2001, as specified in their letter dated June 21, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#160D Authorized request to establish an Environmentalist IV position and a Civil Engineer V position through June 30, 2001, as specified in their letter dated June 29, 1999. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Commissioner

#161 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND the existing agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, through the Hood Center for Children and Families, One Medical Center Drive, Lebanon, NH [initially approved on October 22, 1997 (Item #86)], by changing the Completion Date in Paragraph 1.6. of the General Provisions from June 30, 1999 to August 31, 1999.

Office of Administration

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#162 Authorized Office of Community & Public Health to reclassify position 40627 form Disease Prevention Specialist, salary grade 16 to Supervisor II, salary grade 20. The position is currently vacant.

#163 Authorized Office of Information Systems to reclassify position 40318 from Planning Analyst/Data Systems, salary grade 23 to Technical Support Specialist III, salary grade 24. The position is currently vacant.

#164 Authorized to extend the lease term with Paulette Semprini, 35 river Road, New Castle, NH, commending August 12, 1999, and to end twenty-four months thereafter. The current lease rate is $7.50 per square foot gross, fixed for a three-year period. This lease if for office space at 235 West Road, Unit #4, Portsmouth, NH for the Division for Children, Youth and Families, Juvenile Services.

Office of Finance

#165 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilors Streeter and Griffin voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with Bell & Howell Mail Processing Systems, PO Box 14986, Durham, NC, in the amount of $35,616.41, retroactively effective July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

Office of Program Support

#166 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to renew an existing agreement with the NH Department of Employment Security, Concord, NH in a total of $88,200.00, through June 30, 2001. This renewal agreement includes the wage record and benefit payment crossmatch services, parent locator services crossmatch, and unemployment compensation intercept for child support services provided by the NHDES to the Office of Program Support, upon request, for program information and compliance matters.

Office of Community & Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#167 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to enter into agreement with Denise Sieburg of New London, NH in the amount of $51,300.00 through June 30, 2000 to provide services as Women's Health Quality Assurance and Clinical Advisor.

#168 Authorized to enter into a contract with Steven Bengelsdorf, MD, Wolfeboro, NH, through June 30, 2001, for an amount not to exceed $40,000 for a two-year contract of service for the loan reimbursement.

#169 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau, to AMEND an existing contract with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, [initially approved on July 15, 1998 (Item #86)], by increasing the price limitation by $131,576 from $316,796 to $448,372 through December 31, 1999.

#170 Authorized to contract with Milford School District of Milford, NH in the amount of $42,000, through June 30, 2000 to provide comprehensive support and treatment services for oral health care.

#171 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY contract with Manchester Health Department of Manchester, NH in the amount of $221,627, retroactive to July 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000 to provide comprehensive medical, social, and educational services for lead poisoning case management, Human Immunodeficiency Virus testing and counseling, sexually transmitted disease counseling/testing, Tuberculosis, and immunization services.

#172 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau, to enter into an agreement with the NH Coalition for Citizens With Disabilities, Inc., Concord, NH, through June 30, 2001, for an amount not to exceed $198,353. This contract will fund Parent Consultants to initiate, plan and organize activities and supports for parents, both individually as groups, whose children participate in the federally-designated Title V Program for Children With Special Health Care Needs.

#173 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau, to enter into an agreement with Upper Valley Support Group, Inc., Lebanon, NH through June 30, 2001 for an amount not to exceed $29,026. Contract funds support an 800 toll-free telephone number for families to obtain parent-matching services for emotional support as well as information and referral about available community services.

#174 Authorized to contract with Lakes Region General Hospital of Laconia, NH in the amount of $42,000 through June 30, 2000. Lakes Region General Hospital will assist the Office of Community and Public Health's efforts to provide comprehensive support services for oral health care.

Children, Youth and Families

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#175 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into agreements with Uldric and Rebecca Bernard, Groveton, in an amount not to exceed $3,600, Herbert and Judith Riley, Gilford, in an amount not to exceed $3,600, and Mark Guerrllich and Jennifer Baker, Charlestown, in an amount not to exceed $3,600. These agreements are for the maintenance of crisis/emergency placements referred through HELPLINE.

#176 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, voted to TABLE the request to enter into an agreement with the University System of NH, UNH, Family Research Lab, Durham, NH, in an amount not to exceed $264,585, through June 30, 2001. This Agreement is for the purpose of providing a mandatory research design component to a child welfare demonstration project and is intended to facilitate direct interventions in child welfare cases that involve substance abuse as a major contributing factor.

#177 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Mary McGuire Lussier, Sole Owner, Manchester, in the amount of $30,000.00 through June 30, 2000 to provide health consultation to child care providers throughout the State, to the health consultants now working in child care settings, to Early Head Start Programs, and to the Bureau of Child Care Licensing Staff.

#178 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing agreement with Eckerd Family Youth Alternatives, inc., Clearwater, FL. [Initially approved on June 25, 1997 (Item #235), for an amount not to exceed $3,637,200 amended on May 13, 1998 (Item #75), by increasing the contract amount by $345,749 to a new price limitation of $3,982,949, for a rate increase of 5% retroactive to October 1, 1997, through June 30, 1999 and amended on November 18, 1998 (Item #95), by increasing the contract amount by $75,608 to a new price limitation of $4,058,557, for a rate increase of 5% retroactive to October 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. This amendment changes the completion date to June 30, 2000 and increases the contract amount by $2,117,017 to a new price limitation of $6,175,574 to be effective retroactive to July 1, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

#179 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rochester Day Care Center, Rochester, NH in an amount no to exceed $12,000 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will renew the contract with the Rochester Day Care Center for recruitment and training of new child-care providers in Strafford County.

#180 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southeast Regional Education Services, Inc., Derry, NH in an amount not to exceed $99,840 through June 30, 2001. This agreement will renew the contract with SERES to provide training and technical assistance to child care providers on matters of inclusion of children with special needs in pre-school programs.

#181 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Annie E. Casey Foundation Inc., d/b/a Casey Family Services, in an amount not to exceed $72,000.00 through June 30, 2001 to develop and implement a statewide campaign for the recruitment and retention of foster parents which meets the requirements of the Eric L. Settlement agreement in order to provide a larger pool of licensed foster families for children needing foster family care.

#182 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the University System of NH, College for Lifelong Learning, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $2,004,680 through June 30, 2001. This contract will continue the cooperative education and training program between the DCYF and the University System of NH, College for Lifelong Learning.

Behavioral Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#183 Authorized to reclassify position 15403 from a Health Care Facilities Program Reviewer, salary grade 18, to a Program Planner I, salary grade 18. The position is currently vacant.

#184 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., PO Box 1016, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $161,327.74 through June 30, 2001. These funds will be used for essential services and operations for the Outreach Intervention Program, such as assistance in obtaining emergency shelter, staff wages and benefits, emergency assistance, rent, transportation, client assistance and client immunizations.

#185 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., 30 Exchange Street, Berlin, NH in an amount not to exceed $243,806.01 through June 30, 20091. These funds will be used for essential services and operations for the Outreach Intervention Program, such as assistance in obtaining emergency shelter, staff wages and benefits, emergency assistance, rent, transportation, client assistance and client immunizations.

#186 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an Agreement with Friends of Veterans, Inc., Gilman Office Complex #2, White River Junction, VT, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00 through December 31, 1999. These funds will be used for homeless prevention activities to veterans such as a payment of utilities arrearage with disconnect notice, back rent with eviction notice, mortgage arrearage with foreclosure notice, and other activities to prevent the incidence of homelessness.

#187 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Families in Transition, 106 Market Street, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $70,000.00 through June 30, 2001. These funds will be used for essential services and operations such as emergency housing assistance, employment counseling, budget counseling, substance abuse counseling, assistance in finding permanent housing, accessing other community services, staff salaries and benefits.

#188 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Merrimack Valley AIDS Program, PO Box 882, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $186,000.00 through June 30, 2001. These funds will be used for essential services and operations such as emergency housing assistance, employment counseling, budget counseling, substance abuse counseling, assistance in finding permanent housing, accessing other community services, staff salaries and benefits.

#189 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Open Arms Outreach, Inc., 25 Union Street, Laconia, NH, in an amount not to exceed $150,000.00 through June 30, 2001. These funds will be used for essential services and operations such as emergency housing assistance, employment counseling, budget counseling, substance abuse counseling, assistance in finding permanent housing, accessing other community services, staff salaries and benefits.

#190 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with The Friends Program, Inc., 249 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $170,000.00 through June 30, 2001. These funds will be used for essential services and operations such as emergency housing assistance, employment counseling, budget counseling, substance abuse counseling, assistance in finding permanent housing, accessing other community services, staff salaries and benefits.

#191 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter, Inc., PO Box 3116, Nahsua, NH in an amount not to exceed $170,000.00 through June 30, 2001. These funds will be used for essential services and operations such as emergency housing assistance, employment counseling, budget counseling, substance abuse counseling, assistance in finding permanent housing, accessing other community services, staff salaries and benefits.

#192 Authorized to enter into an agreement with National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/Greater Manchester, PO box 1477, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $349,462.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of Crisis Intervention/Sobriety Maintenance service in the Manchester area.

#193 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with The Eighth Pole, Inc., PO Box 1537, Salem, NH, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement with The Eighth Pole, Inc., will provide for the continuation of an Employee Assistance Program for persons who work on the grounds of Rockingham Park but are not track employees.

#194 Authorized to enter into an agreement with ALPHA Alliance for the Progress of Hispanic Americans, Inc., 83 Hanover Street, Suite 8, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement with ALPHA will support the TEEN prevention targeting Hispanic and other minority low-income Manchester youth.

#195 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., 30 Exchange Street, Berlin, NH, in an amount not to exceed $599,000.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. will provide for the continuation of a crisis intervention/sobriety maintenance center and the continuation of an adult residential treatment facility in the Berlin area.

#196 Authorized the Consultants List for Glencliff Home For The Elderly, in the amount of $14,000.00 through June 30, 2001. This list represents medical/professional personnel, both of whom contribute to the care of residents at Glencliff Home For The Elderly.

#197 Authorized to enter into agreements with: Ms. Karen McNamara, LADC, PO Box 583, Lincoln, NH, Mr. Michael Potter, LADC, PO Box 292, Goshen, NH, Mr. Edward Barnes, LADC, PO Box 13, Route 112, Bath, NH, and Bruce Bissett, LADC, 353 Riverdale Avenue, Manchester, NH, each in an amount not to exceed $2,750.00 through June 30, 2000. Each of these individuals will facilitate substance abuse educational groups for clients in the Department of Corrections, First Step Drug Education Program at the Lakes Region Facility.

#198 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Joseph H. Devlin, 23 Exeter Road, Kingston, NH, in an amount not to exceed $13,338.00 through December 31, 1999 to coordinate a project regarding awareness and prevention of underage drinking for a maximum of 27 hours per week at $19.00 per hour.

#199 Authorized to enter into an agreement with New Hampshire Minority Health Coalition, PO box 3992, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $55,768.43 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for prevention and education services to racial, ethnic and/or cultural minority women and their families.

#200 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Community Services Council of New Hampshire, 2 Industrial Park Dr., Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $175,951.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of comprehensive services that include crisis intervention and sobriety maintenance services in the City of Concord.

#201 Authorized to enter into an agreement with New Hampshire Teen Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc., PO Box 951, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $277,000.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement provides for the continuation of a statewide prevention program for teens.

#202 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pittsfield School District, SAU #51, Oneida Street, Pittsfield, NH, in an amount not to exceed $7,720.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of a Student Assistance Program.

#203 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northumberland School District, 8 Preble St., Groveton, NH, in an amount not to exceed $33,516.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of a Student Assistance Program to meet the needs of it's students.

#204 Authorized to enter into an agreement with SAU #35, 30 Maple St., Littleton, NH, in an amount not to exceed $30,000.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of a Student Assistance Program in Bethlehem, Lafayette Regional, Landaff, Lisbon Regional, Littleton and Profile Schools.

#205 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, 875 Greenland Road, Portsmouth, NH, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of on-site substance abuse outpatient counseling services.

#206 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southeastern New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, 272 County Farm Rd., Dover, NH, in an amount not to exceed $643,900.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement provides for the continuation of outpatient counseling, crisis intervention services, a sobriety maintenance center, and a halfway house for recovering alcohol and drug abusers in the Rockingham County area.

#207 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Horizons Counseling Center, Inc., PO Box 78331, Gilford, NH, in an amount not to exceed $83,004.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of outpatient counseling in the Gilford and Plymouth areas.

#208 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Manchester Alcoholism Rehabilitation Center, 235 Hanover St., Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $682,455.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of Outpatient Counseling and short-term residential treatment center of 29 beds for substance abusers in the Manchester area.

#209 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Second Start, 17 Knight St., Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $33,405.00 through June 30, 2002. This agreement will provide for the continuation of prevention services to high-risk youth.

#210 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Manchester, Office of Youth Services, 50 Bridge St., Suite 270, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of adolescent crisis intervention services and youth prevention services in the Manchester area.

#211 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Makein' It Happen Coalition for Resilient Youth, 228 Maple St., 1st Floor, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $73,894.00. This agreement will provide partial support for a model community based, city-wide substance abuse prevention program in Manchester, NH.

#212 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Greater Nashua Council on Alcoholism, Inc., 88 Pine St. Ext., Nashua, NH, in an amount not to exceed $406,808.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of comprehensive services that include crisis intervention, sobriety maintenance, a transitional living site, outpatient services, and a drop-in center in the City of Nashua.

#213 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Prevention Tools, PO Box 599, Woodstock, NH, in an amount not to exceed $17,860.00 through June 30, 2000. This agreement will provide for the continuation of a substance abuse prevention program for adolescents.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#214 Authorized to accept donations for the quarter from January 1, 1999, through April 30, 1999, from contributors as designated on the list of June 7, 1999, in the amount of $65.00 and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund.

#215 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Carrier Corporation d/b/a Carrier of Delaware, Autumn Pond Park #24, Greenland, NH, in the amounts of $7,960-FY2000-$8,074-FY2001-$8,660-FY2002, for air conditioning maintenance services.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#216 Authorized the reclassification of Position #13193, Administrator I, Salary Grade 26 to Education Consultant I, Salary Grade 25.

#217 Authorized to conduct a six day summer academy, the second component of the Best Schools Leadership Institute, to be held at the Grant Summit Resort Hotel-Conference Center at Attitash Bear Peak, Bartlett, NH, from August 15-20, 1999 at a total cost not to exceed $123,475.00.

#218 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY grant funds to the Nashua Adult Learning Center, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $164,942 through June 30, 2000. This grant will provide for the Even Start Family Literacy Program in the City of Nashua.

#219 Authorized to enter into a contract with Center for Professional Education Partnerships/Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, in an amount not to exceed $30,000 to compile a Resource Guide of Promising Practices for use by New Hampshire educators through June 30, 2000.

#220 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Services to AMEND the contract with Impact Strategies, Weare, NH, [initially approved on 1/20/99 (Item #49)], by extending the termination date from December 31, 1999 to June 30, 2000 and increasing the contract price from $27,400.00 to an amount not to exceed $57,400.00.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#221 Authorized a paid educational leave at half pay for Mr. Paul Snider, TI/C Professor of Psychology, at the New Hampshire Technical Institute for the Spring, 2000 semester (January 1, 2000 through May 31,2000) and the Spring, 2001 semester (January 1, 2001 through May 31, 2001).

#222 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY extend the service period of Ms. Rebecca Kinshaw, a temporary, full-time Stock Clerk III, position #8T057, classification number 848300, Labor Grade 10, A000, for a period of one more year through June 30, 2000.

#223 Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to RETROACTIVELY extend the temporary, full-time position of Technical Support Specialist II, classification 931600, position #8T058, Labor Grade 20, A000, for a period of one more year through June 30, 2000.

#224 Authorized the reclassification of the vacant position #40940 Program Specialist III, Labor Grade 22, A000, to a Supervisor III (Director of Support Services), Labor Grade 22, A000, at the Berlin/Laconia Community Technical College.

#225 Authorized the Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges to use State-owned vehicles for transporting students and/or staff participating in approved athletic events, instruction, instructional field trips, workshops, conferences, accreditation visits, clinical affiliations, and admissions work out-of-state, when Authorized by the Commissioner, or Institute/College President.

#226 Authorized the New Hampshire Technical Institute to accept contributions up to $35,000.00 from the community for the purpose of constructing a walking path around Fort Eddy Pond.

#227 Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to conduct a four-day Bio-Link workshop entitled, "Green Fluorescent Protein Production" for high school and community college faculty. The workshop will be held at the NHCTC Stratham/Pease site from August 17-20, 1999, with an estimated attendance of 32.

#228 Authorized the New Hampshire Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges to enter into a service agreement with DPW Associates, PO Box 151, Northwood, NH, in the amount not to exceed $7,020.00, for the purpose of maintaining typewriters at all the NHCTS's campus's.

#229 Authorized the New Hampshire Technical Institute and NH Police Standards and Training to renew the food Management Service Contract with Chartwells, in an amount not to exceed $1,900,000.00 over the 5-year contract through June 30, 2004.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

#230 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to enter into a service agreement with Compass Group USA, d/b/a Chartwells Dining Services, 3 International Drive, Rye Brook, NY, at a cost not to exceed $167,328.70 to provide meals through the New Hampshire Technical Institute dining hall to recruit and in-service officers attending programs at the Council Facility.

SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION

#231 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to increase the Group P salary of it's Executive Director, Rick Wisler, from $65,740 (Step 3) to $68,972 (Step 4) effective August 18, 1999 for the yearly service increase pursuant to RSA 94:3.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#232 Authorized a Time Extension of the Federal Highway Administration Grant for "Joint Federal/State Motor Fuel Tax Compliance Project" through June 30, 2000.

#233 Authorized a "Time Extension Only" of an existing contract between the Department and Nelson Communications Services, Inc., extending the end date from June 30, 1999 to June 30, 2000.

#234 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized Division of State Police to accept from The United States Marine Corps, 400 surplus AN/PVS-5 night vision goggles. The fair market value of the goggles is estimated to be $2000 per goggle for a total of $800,000.

#235 Authorized to accept a donation of 15 initial issue Mi Garand Ceremonial Rifles from The Department of Army, Anniston Army Depot, Anniston, Ala. The only cost is $1,697.34 to cover the cost of inspection, packaging, handling, shipment and overhaul costs. The fair market value is $500.00 per rifle or $7,500.00 for the 15 rifles.

#236 Authorized the janitorial contract with Cyndi Hibbard, Bedford, NH, at an annual cost of $11,880, through June 30, 2001 to clean Troop B Barracks in Milford, NH.

#237 Authorized a two-year janitorial contract with Betty Lou Fenmore, Dalton, NH, at an annual cost of $9600 through June 30, 2001 to clean Troop F facilities at Twin Mountain.

#238 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicle to enter into a two-year agreement with Grant Cleaning Service of Pelham, NH, the cost of $4,747.92 per year, to provide janitorial services for the Merrimack, NH Motor Vehicle Office.

#238A Authorized request to continue a Paralegal I position and a Prosecuting Attorney I position through September 30, 1999, as specified in their letter dated May 28, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#239 Authorized a Petition for a hearing on alteration to US Route 4 in the Town of Durham.

#240 Authorized a Petition for a hearing on alteration to NH Route 102 in the Town of Hudson.

#241 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period of June 2, 1999 through June 29, 1999.

#242 Authorized to enter into agreement with Hoyle, Tanner, & Associates, Inc., 150 Dow Street, Manchester, NH for a total fee not to exceed $157,840.00.

#243 Authorized to enter into a Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Boston and Maine Corporation to acquire a parcel of land comprising a portion of the Northern Railroad line Lebanon, for a price not to exceed $790,000.

#244 Authorized to modify, RETROACTIVELY, the agreement with Strafford Regional Planning Commission, 259 County Farm Road, Unit 1, Dover, NH, by increasing the total amount payable under the agreement by $27,000 from $313,200 to $340,200.

#245 Authorized contact with Morrill Construction, Inc., N. Haverhill, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $1,305,878.00. The project consists of pavement rehabilitation on NH Route 116.

#246 Authorized to grant a permanent easement which consists of 2,000 square feet to the Littleton Waste and Light Company, Inc. for a water line under the State owned Berlin Branch Railroad Line located off Industrial Park Road in the Town of Littleton.

#247 Authorized to grant to the City of Keene a permanent easement on 3.9 acres of the State owned Cheshire Branch Railroad Line in Keene to the City of Keene for a cost of $200.00 plus an Administrative fee of $500.00 for a total of $700.00.

#248 Authorized to lease 2.1 acres of land in Henniker to Contoocook River Lumber for 2 years at $3,600.00 per year with a one time Administrative Fee of $500.00 along with an option for an additional 5 years at a renegotiated figure.

#249 Authorized to sell an 8,208 square foot residential lot improved with 11/2 story single family house in Exeter to Arthur K. Wicks, 27 Lakeview Ave., Haverhill, MA, for $72,599.00.

#250 Authorized to sell a 1-story ranch style house that requires removal from State owned property in the Town of Belmont to Louise Rollins, 309 Laconia Road, Belmont, NH for $6,500.

#251 Authorized to AMEND the original Operating Agreement dated May 21, 1992, with the New England Southern Railroad Co., Inc., PO Box 2106, Concord, NH, to allow the Railroad to manage and operate freight service over the additional railroad corridor the Department recently purchased.

#252 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with Concord Aviation Services, Concord, NH, for rental of aircraft during FY2000 and FY2001 on an as-needed basis and paid monthly, but not to exceed $8,000.00 for FY 2000 and $8,000.00 for FY2001. SOLE SOURCE

#253 Authorized contract with Yates Electric Service, Inc., Chestnut Hill Road, Farmington, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $59,977.00. This contract provides for replacement of navigational lights on the General Sullivan Bridge over the Piscataqua River in the Town of Newington and the City of Dover.

#254 Authorized contract with Frank W. Whitcomb Construction Corp., Walpole, NH on the basis of a single bid of $578,510.00. This contract provides for placement of 2-inch pavement overlay over nine bridges and their approaches on I-89 and the installation of elastomeric plug type expansion joints.

#255 Authorized contact with Delucca Fence Company, Inc., Methuen, MA on the basis of a low bid of $386,777.00. This contract consists of the replacement of the existing beam guardrail on Interstate 93 and 293.

#256 Authorized to increase the contingency by $4,377.00, with Major Rodd, Inc., Two Perkins Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, for a total contingency of $8,477.00 for the purpose of roof replacement, Adams Building, Glencliff Home for the Elderly, Benton, NH.

#257 Authorized to enter into a contract with E.D. Sweet, Inc., Eight Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH, for a lump sum price of $286,850.00 for the purpose of repairs, Storrs Street Garage and Legislative Office Building Garage, Concord, NH.

#258 Authorized to increase the contingency by $30,999.00, with Stom Companies, Inc., 33 Londonderry Road, Londonderry, NH for total contingency of $33,504.00 for the purpose of window caulking, Acute Psychiatric Services Facility, Concord, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#259 Authorized request of Three Rivers Farm Irrevocable Security Trust to install a permanent pier to associated structures on property located on the Cocheco River in Dover.

#260 Authorized request of Roger Epstein to construct a permanent pier with associated structures on property located on the Piscataqua River in New Castle.

#261 Authorized request of Lois D. Roberts to install a permanent pier and ramp to an anchored float on Little Bay in Durham.

#262 Authorized request of Mary E. Miller to install a seasonal ramp attached to a seasonal float on the Oyster River in Durham.

#263 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on Item A, approved the following tuition requests:

A. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay University of New England, Biddeford, ME, the sum of $3,397.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rachel Berube, Rehabilitation Counselor II, in the courses entitled "Clinical Social Work Practice", "Integrating Seminar" and "Field Practicum".

B. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, NH, the sum of $1,480.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Gregory A. Kirby, Environmentalist III, in the course entitled "Geochemistry".

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vanessa Arseneault, Account Technician, in the course entitled "Accounting I".

D. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $707.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roy Wheeler, Mental Health Worker I, in the course entitled "Mental Healh Practicum III"

#264 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Division of Personnel - Requests permission for (3) employees, Sara Willingham, Administrator, Jo-An Bunten, Supervisor, and Mary Ann Steele, HR Specialist or designee, to travel to Columbus, OH, on August 14-18, 1999, to attend the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Personnel Executives. Total Cost: $4392.00. Source of Funds: 100% Training Funds. Registration Fees: $1,275.00.

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Division of Personnel - Requests permission for (2) employees, Virginia Lamberton, Director of Personnel and Thomas Manning, Manager of Employee Relations or designee, to travel to Columbus, OH, on August 14-18, 1999, to attend the Annual Meeting of the National Association of State Personnel Executives. Total Cost $2,830.00. Source of Funds: All costs will be paid by NASPE. Registration Fees: $850.00.

C. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Bureau of Emergency Communications - Requests permission for (3) employees, Bruce G. Cheney, Executive Director, Richard Verville and Patrick Swanson, Telecommunicators or designee, to travel to Minneapolis, MN, on August 7-13, 1999, to attend the 65th Association of Public Safety Communications Officials-International Annual Conference. Total Cost: $5,144.50. Source of Funds: 100% Surcharge. Registration Fees: $1,190.00.

D. BANKING - Requests permission for (1) employee, Lisa Ordway, Bank Examiner Trainee, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA, on August 8-27, 1999, to attend Introduction to Examinations School. ALSO A CASH ADVANE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Lisa Ordway Total Cost: $1,182.00. Source of Funds: 100% Bank Exams and Assessment Fees. No Registration Fees.

E. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for (22) employees, Dick Gerry, Capt. John Robinson, Lt. Joseph Bourgeios, Sgt. Ross Cunningham, Sgt. Brian Baxter, Sgt. Maurice Blake, Sgt. Mentor Dennis Cox, Cpl. James Wilson, Cpl. Timothy Marquis, Cpl. Marc Marchand, Cpl. Scott Lambertson, Cpl. John Bolla, C.O. Barbara Ault, C.O. Charles Hillsgrove, C.O. Daniel Turgeon, C.O. Deborah St. Laurent, C.O. Michael Mosher, C.O. Claudia Mosher, C.O. Allan Kirker, C.O. Gary Emerson, C.O. David Cormier, C.O. Arthur Glynn or designee, to travel to Newburyport, MA, on August 8, 1999, to participate in an Honor Guard Competition and Parade. Total Cost: $100.00. Source of Funds: 100% General. Registration Fees: $100.00.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for (2) employees, Joan Schwartz, Administrator, Virginia Irwin, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on August 15-17, 1999, to attend a Technical Assistance Conference. Total Cost: $1,241.40. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. No Registration Fees.

G. EDUCATION - Requests permission for (2) employees, Art Ellison, Administrator and Dorothy Oliver, or designee, to travel to Corvallis, OR, on August 14-18, 1999, to attend the Oregon State Adult Education Conference. Total Cost: $1,583.00. Source of Funds: 50% Federal and 50% Oregon Department of Education. No Registration Fees.

H. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Requests permission for (2) employees, Woodbury Fogg, Director and Richard Tuck, Deputy Director, or designee, to travel to Des Moines, IA, on August 11-16, 1999, to attend the 1999 National Emergency Management Association Annual Conference. Total Cost: $3,291.00. Source of Funds: 100% Utility Funds. Registration Fees: $475.00.

I. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission for (2) employees, George Nazer, Director and Katrina Evans, Research Analyst, or designee, to travel to Savannah, GA, on August 28-September 2, 1999, to attend the Labor Market Information Forum sponsored by US Department of Labor. Total Cost: $3,150.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. Registration Fees: $390.00.

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for (2) employees, Elizabeth T. Cooper, HR Administrator and Carmen Abbott, HR Coordinator, or designee to travel to Columbus, OH, on August 14-18, 1999, to attend the National Association of State Personnel Executives Conference. Total Cost: $2,722.00. Source of Funds: 100% General. Registration Fees: $850.00.

K. FISH & GAME - Requests permission to AMEND Governor & Council approved Item #180-K dated April 28, 1999 to increase the total by $2,200.00. The cost of the meals, hotel and miscellaneous were inadvertently excluded from the original request. New Total to Read: $4024.00. Source of Funds: 55.3% Fish & Game and 41.6% Federal. 3.1% Local. No Registration Fees.

L. LABOR - Requests permission for (3) employees, Craig Downing, Elaine Murphy-Maltais and Cynthia Stone all Hearing Officers, or designee to travel to Reno, NE, on September 13-17, 1999, to attend the National Judicial College for Administrative Law: Workers' Compensation. Total Cost: $3,894.00. Source of Funds: 100% Workers' Compensation. No Registration Fees.

M. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Requests permission for (2) employees, Karen Moran, PUC Examiner and Donald Kreis, Hearings Examiner, or designee to travel to Lansing, MI, on August 1-13, 1999, to attend the NARUC 41St Annual Regulatory Studies Program. Total Cost: $6,328.00. Source of Funds: 100% Utility Assessment. Registration Fees: $2,990.00.

N. REGIONAL COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for (2) employees, Nancy Brubaker, Professor and Martin Jean, Professor, or designee to travel to Orlando, FL, on September 13-18, 1999, to attend the National Association of EMT Educators and the Joint Review Committee on Educational Programs for the EMT-Paramedics. Total Cost: $3,200.00. Source of Funds: 40% General and 60% Tuition. Registration Fees: $1,200.00.

O. REGIONAL COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for (2) employees, George Flantinis, Professor and Arthur LeBlanc, Professor, or designee to travel to Baltimore, MD, on July 24-25, 1999, to attend the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology TAC Dean's Orientation Meeting. Total Cost: $948.00. Source of Funds: 40% General and 60% Tuition. Registration Fees: $140.00.

P. REGIONAL COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission for (2) employees, Thomas Wisbey, Deputy Commissioner and Ann Weddleton, Grants Administrator, or designee to travel to Washington DC, on August 15-17, 1999, to attend the Technical Assistance Conference. Total Cost: $1,044.00. Source of Funds: 40% General and 60% Tuition. Registration Fees: $31.00.

Q. RESOURCES & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for (4) employees, & (2) others, Philip A. Bryce, Chief, Director, Robert Nelson, Robert Stewart, Forest Ranger, John Dodge, Forest Ranger, Merton Dyer, Compact Comm. and Alfred Grimes, Compact Comm., or designee to travel to Sturbridge, MA, on August 2-3, 1999, to attend the Northeastern Forest Fire Protection Commission Annual Meeting. Total Cost: $1,450.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. Registration Fees: $600.00.

R. REVENUE - Requests permission for (5) employees, Stanley R. Arnold, Commissioner, Maurice Gilbert, Director of Audit, Irene Koffink, Info. Tech. Manager, Robin Boynton, Taxpayer Advocate, Patricia Cassidy, Compliance Officer, or designee to travel to Philadelphia, PA, on September 26-29, 1999, to attend the NESTOA Annual Meeting and Conference. Total Cost: $7,470.00. Source of Funds: 100% General. Registration Fees: $1,050.00.

S. REVENUE - Requests permission for (4) employees, John Hayes, Revenue Counsel, John McSorley, Assistant Director, Linda Kennedy, Equalization Supervisor, Diane Frechette, Real Estate Appraiser, or designee to travel to Wichita, KS, on August 2-5, 1999, to attend the Appraisal for Ad Valorem Taxation of Communications, Energy and Transportation Properties. Total Cost: $7,240.00. Source of Funds: 100% General. Registration Fees: $1,120.00.

T. REVENUE - Requests permission for (3) employees, John Hehir, Tech. Support Specialist, Irene Koffink, Information Tech. Manager and Jan Wickens, Supervisor, or designee to travel to Nashville TN, on August 14-18, 1999, to attend the FTA 15th Annual Conference and Exhibition Applying Technology to Tax Administration. Total Cost: $6,610.00. Source of Funds: 100% General. Registration Fees: $705.00.

U. SAFETY - Requests permission for (2) employees, Melisa Weber, Assistant Forensic Lab Director and Kimberly Rumrill, Forensic Lab, or designee to travel to Los Angeles, CA, on August 22-28, 1999, to attend the International Association of Forensic Sciences Meeting. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $2,382.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Melisa Weber. Total Cost: $4,732.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. Registration Fees: $950.00.

V. SAFETY - Requests permission for (1) employee, Kathleen Morrill, Road Toll Auditor III, or designee to travel to Myrtle Beach, SC, on September 19-23, 1999, to attend the 1999 Federation of Tax Administrators. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,245.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Kathleen Morrill. Total Cost: $1,495.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway. Registration Fees: $245.00.

W. SAFETY - Requests permission for (5) employees, Sgt. Richard Mitchell, Sgt. Philip Jepson, Sgt. Steven Ford and Sgt. Rodney Forey, Sgt. Michael Marshall, or designee to travel to Mansfield, CT, on September 12-24, 1999, to attend the New England State Police Academy of NOC School. Total Cost: $1,820.00. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds. No Registration Fees.

X. SAFETY - Requests permission for (3) employees, Richard Flynn, Commissioner, Ex. Major David McCarthy and Trooper M. Liebl, designee to travel to Harrisburg, PA, on July 22-27, 1999, to attend the 78th Annual American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. Total Cost: $3,250.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway. Registration Fees: $750.00.

Y. SAFETY - Requests permission for (1) employee, James R. Kowalik, Radio Maintenance Supervisor, or designee to travel to Minneapolis, MN, on August 7-12, 1999, to attend the 65th Association of Public Safety Officials International Conference & Exposition. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $500.00 FOR IS REQUESTED FOR James Kowalik. Total Cost: $1,968.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. Registration Fees: $290.00.

Z. SAFETY - Requests permission for (2) employees, Wayne Peasley, Sgt. and Mae Blasdell, WPO I, or designee to travel to Covington, KY, on August 7-11, 1999, to attend the 10th Safety Net/Information Technology Workshop. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,120.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Mae Blasdell. Total Cost: $2,120.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. No Registration Fees.

AA. SAFETY - Requests permission for (1) employee, Steven Hanley, TFC, or designee to travel to Tampa, FL, on August 16-22, 1999, to attend the International Inspectors Competition. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,146.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Steven Hanley. Total Cost: $1,656.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. No Registration Fees.

BB. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for (2) employees, or designee to travel to Providence, RI, on August 24-26, 1999, to attend the New England Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Workshop. Total Cost: $530.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal. No Registrations Fees.

CC. TREASURY - Requests permission to AMEND Governor & Council approved Item #402-U dated June 22, 1999 to issue a CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 FOR Jill McDaniel and a CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 FOR Kim Max field. There is no increase in the total amount of the original request.

LATE ITEMS

A. OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
Authorized the Office of State Planning to amend and existing Agreement with the County of Belknap, NH, [initially approved on December 16, 1998], by transferring $150,000 from "REHAB-RESIDENTIAL" TO "ACQUIS DISPOSITION". No additional state or federal funds required by this action.

B. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Bureau of Rail and Transit
Authorized Expenditures of ($11,000), for the disposal of crossties that have been removed from the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line as a result of railroad rehabilitation projects. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Bureau of Public Works
Authorized to increase the contingency by $750,000 with Granger Northern, Inc., 84 Middle Street, Portland, ME, for a total contingency of $1,496,500 for the purpose of Design and Construction of a Medium Security Prison, Berlin, NH.

D. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Bureau of Budget & Finance
Authorized to enter into a lease agreement with McCarthy Properties, 26 Sheep Davis Road, Pembroke, NH, in the amount of $16,560 annually, for office space located at 78 Regional Drive, Concord, NH, for the period of August 1, 1999 to July 31, 2001.

E. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Authorized to pay Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC, an amount not to exceed $3,500 for teaching the course titled "Highway Program Financing."

F. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion by Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilors Spaulding and Streeter voting NO, authorized the request of Richard and Susan Shemin to reconfigure docking structure and construct a breakwater on the 180 feet of frontage on Governors Island, Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

G. DEPARMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized request of Sawmill Marine Realty Trust to increase width of an existing pier to provide handicap accessible slip in an existing marina on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

H. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized request of Waldron Bay on Lake Winnisquam to replenish and existing beach and to construct a new retaining wall to convert this beach to a "perched" configuration on Lake Winnisquam, Meredith.

I. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized request of NH Department of Transportation to impact the developed and undeveloped upland tidal buffer zone associated with the widening of Route 108 bridge over Beard's Creek in Durham.

J. PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION
Authorized to enter into a maintenance service contract in the amount of $21,093 with Functionality of Tewksbury, MA, for repairs on Model 1020B Gas Chromotograph, Mass Spectrophotometer and Data System, located in the State Laboratory Building, Hazen Drive, Concord, NH.

K. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Authorized ECS to AMEND contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period July 15, 1998 to September 30, 1999, by increasing the contract $168,163 to an amount not to exceed $2,155,566.

L. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Authorized ECS to AMEND contract with Strafford County Community Action, Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period July 15, 1998 to September 30, 1999 by increasing the contract $65,549 to an amount not to exceed $921,378.54.

M. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Authorized ESC to AMEND contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period July 15, 1998 to September 30, 1999 by increasing the contract $196,345 to an amount not to exceed $2,396,851.

N. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Authorized ECS to AMEND contract with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period July 15, 1998 to September 30, 1999 by increasing the contract $83,804 to an amount not to exceed $1,159,749.25.

O. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Authorized ECS to AMEND contract with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period July 15, 1998 to September 30, 1999 by increasing the contract $100,507 to an amount not to exceed $1,271,113.35.

P. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
Authorized ECS to AMEND contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program during the period July 15, 1998 to September 30, 1999 by increasing the contract $114,687 to an amount not to exceed $1,431,914.

Q. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: New Hampshire Heath and Education Facilities Authority
Authorized appointment of Bernard A. Streeter as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH.

R. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Authorized to enter into a contract totaling $62,850 with the National Association of Drug Free Employees, Inc., Smithtown, NY, for the purpose of providing drug and alcohol testing services.

S. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized the NH DES to accept federal funds in the amount of $40,000 under the US Environmental Protection Agency Core Program Cooperative Agreement.

T. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized to enter into agreements with each of the nine Regional Planning Agencies in New Hampshire, in order to implement the third year of the Regional Environmental Planning Program for a total of $225,000.

U. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Authorized to AMEND the original Operating Agreement dated July 10, 1989, with the Mildord-Bennington Railroad, 62 Elm Street, Milford, NH, that will allow for the railroad to operate through July 31, 2009, pursuant to the terms and conditions of the Operating Agreement.

The Governor set the next regular meeting of Governor and Executive Council for August 18, 1999 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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