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August 13, 2003
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
August 13, 2003 10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek accepted the minutes of July 16, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek accepted the minutes of the special meeting held July 22, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the July 16, 2003 meeting.

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

The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to set the special election for state representative in Hillsborough County District No. 64 and Hillsborough County District 65. The special elections will be held on November 4, 2003. The primary will be held on September 30, 2003 and the filing period will begin on August 18, 2003 and end on August 25, 2003.

RESIGNATIONS:

The Governor and Council, with regret and thanks, accepted the following:

New Hampshire Business Finance Authority
Louis Chagnon, Waltham, MA
Effective: Upon Acceptance

CONFIRMATIONS:

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

Agricultural Advisory Board
Leon Meader, Rochester
(Replacing Maria Southworth)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: January 31, 2008

Agricultural Lands Preservation Committee
Ruth Clough, New London
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 10, 2006

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission
(Public Member)
Scott Fuller, Manchester
(Replacing Joseph Harding)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: September 20, 2006

NH State Council on the Arts
Randy Armstrong, Dover
(Replacing Mimi Bravar)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: November 23, 2007

Aviation Users Advisory Board
(Airport Manager)
Kevin A Dillon, Brentwood
(Replacing Mark K. Rowell)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 29, 2006

Board of Barbering, Cosmetology, and Esthetics
(Manicurist)
Anne Dalton, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: July 1, 2008

Community Development Finance Authority
(Small Business)
Donald R. Jutton Sr., Moultonborough
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: July 1, 2008

Department of Environmental Services
Assistant Commissioner
Michael Walls, Concord
Salary: II Step 4, $84,670
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: January 8, 2007

Equalization Standards Board
(Exp. w/equalization process)
Joyce M Fulweiler, Northfield
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 10, 2005

Fish and Game Commission
Walter A. Morse, Hillsborough
Succeeding: Richard Moquin
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: June 29, 2008

Fish and Game Commission
(Executive Director)
Lee E Perry, Wayne, ME
Succeeding: William Bartlett
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: August 13, 2008
Salary: HH Step 5, $84,232

Board of Hearing Care Providers
(Public Member)
Caroletta Alicea, Boscawen
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: April 23, 2005

Insurance Department- Commissioner
(Replacing Paula T. Rogers)
Roger Sevigny, Manchester
Salary: II Step 1, $71,298
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: June 9, 2008

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(Consumer Interests)
Izabella Kantsepelsky, Nashua
(Replacing Carol L. Maglin)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 10, 2004

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Nominated by NH Mediators Association
Olivia A Ruel, Keene
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: September 6, 2006

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Nominated by NH Mediators Association
Georgine M Williams, Hooksett
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: September 6, 2006

New Motor Vehicle Arbitation Board
(Consumer Interests)
Megan Benton, West Lebanon
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: August 28, 2006

Pharmacy Board
(Pharmacist)
Vahrij Manoukian, Hollis
(Replacing Frank Case)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: September 6, 2008

Public Employee Labor Relations Board
(Labor)
Richard E. Molan, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 2, 2009

Radiation Advisory Committee
(Physical Science)
James J. Cherniack, Derry
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 14, 2007

Radiation Advisory Committee
(Medical)
Edward Farmlett, Laconia
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 20034
Term: October 14, 2007

Radiation Advisory Committee
(Industry)
Kenneth E. Mayo, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 14, 2007

Radiation Advisory Committee
(Veterinary Medicine)
J Douglas Roberts, Claremont
(Replacing Edward P. Rooney)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 14, 2007

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
(Law Enforcement)
Eve E. Eisenbise, Hooksett
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: March 3, 2007

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
(Education)
Walter R. Peterson, Peterborough
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: February 3, 2007

NH Retirement System Board of Trustees
(Public Members)
Edward Theobald, Rye
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: July 13, 2005

Rivers Management Advisory Committee - Councilor Griffin voted - no.
(Fish and Game)
James M. Jones, Northfield
(Replacing Richard Moquin)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: September 28, 2006

Rivers Management Advisory Committee
(Business & Industry)
Allan Palmer, Manchester
(Filling Vacancy)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: September 28, 2004

Speech-Language Pathology Board
(Public Member)
Miriam Dunn, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: March 4, 2006

Speech-Language Pathology Governing Board
(Speech Pathologist)
Susan Wright, Strafford
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: March 4, 2006

Commission on the Status of Men
Gerard J Boyle, Plymouth
Effective: August 13, 2004
Term: August 13, 2006

Commission on the Status of Men
Michael J. Geanoulis, New Castle
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: August 13, 2006

State Sweepstakes Commission
Paul Holloway, Rye
(Replacing Mary Chambers)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: June 29, 2006

University Sysytem Of New Hampshire Board of Trustees
Chester L. Jordan, Concord
(Replacing Michelle L. Chicoine)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: June 30, 2007

Water Resources Council
John F. Bridges, Wolfeboro
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 9, 2007

Water Council
(NH Association of Septage Haulers)
Robert S Phillips, New Boston
(Replacing David D. Kibbey)
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: June 27, 2006

Wetlands Council
(Marine Contractors)
Glenn D. Normandeau, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: August 13, 2003
Term: October 23, 2005

CONFIRMATIONS FAILED:

The Governor and Council on a roll call vote of Councilor Burton - no, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor, Griffin - no, Councilor Wieczorek - no, Councilor Wheeler - yes, failed to confirm:

Health Services Planning and Review Board
Lucy C. Hodder, Concord
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: December 1, 205

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Burton voting - no, Councilor Griffin voting - no and Councilor Wieczorek voting - no, failed to confirm:

Health Services Planning and Review Board
Dwight Sowerby, Lyndeborough
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: April 19, 2006

NOMINATIONS:

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

Board of Accountancy
Public Member
Ellery Hathorn, Manchester
(Replacing Eric Anderson)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: 5 yrs from confirmation

Adult Parole Board
Larry G. Elliott, Hillsborough
(Replacing Thomas J. Hammond)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: July 1, 2008

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases
Belknap County
Sally L. Minkow, Laconia
(Filling Vancancy)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: August 20, 2006

Air Resources Council
Fuel Oils Industry
David Collins, Bedford
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 6, 2007

Assessing Standards Board
Public Member
Leonard Gerzon, Amherst
(Replacing Robert Estey)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials
David Gomez, Derry
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Public Member
Elaine K. Hoiska, Greenville
(Replacing Laura Thibodeau)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials - assessing official for a town with population more than 5,000
Thomas Holmes, Center Conway
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials
David M. McMullen, Gilmanton
(Replacing Rex Norman)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials - assessing official for a town with population less than 5,000
Gary Roberge, Deerfield
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Economic Development Matching Grants Program
Nominated by Commissioner of DRED
Jennifer Quinlan, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 8, 2006

Equalization Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials - assessing official for a town with population less than 5,000
Robert A. Estey, Rochester
(Replacing Ralph Cutting)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Equalization Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials - assessing official for a town with population more than 5,000
William Ingalls, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 19, 2005

Health Services Planning and Review Board
Health Care Provider
Erin K. Almeda, Merrimack
(Replacing Stephen R. Marion)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: April 19, 2006

State Historical Records Advisory Board
Mark J. Halloran, Plymouth
(Replacing William E. Ross)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: January 2, 2006

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Nominated by Commissioner of DES
Robert A. Cruess, Amherst
(Replacing Edward J. Schmidt)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 30, 2007

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Nominated by Commissioner of DES
Frank Thomas, Merrimack
(Replacing John Stanton)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: August 12, 2007

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Nominated by Commissioner of DES
Robert A. Weimar, Meredith
(Replacing Russell A. Nylander)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 30, 2007

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority
Representing Natural Resource interests
Charles Levesque, Antrim
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 6, 2007

Board of Licensure for Land Surveyors
Land Surveyor
Earl J. Sandford, Bedford
(Replacing Donald Blanchard)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: August 12, 2008

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Public Member
Karen McCall-Gramitt, Nashua
(Replacing Helen Honorow)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: April 10, 2006

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Public Member
C. Scott Moffett, Glen
(Replacing Thomas L. Mugford)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: April 10, 2006

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Mental Health Professional
I. Terry Sturke, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: April 10, 2006

Board of Medicine
Paramedical Professional
Kevin Costin, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: April 21, 2008

Milk Sanitation Board
Milk Producer
Sharlene Beaudry, Walpole
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: October 11, 2009

New Motor Vehicle Arbitation Board
Representing Consumers
Clarence E. Bourassa, Bow
(Replacing Megan Benton)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: August 28, 2006

Board of Optometry
Optometrist
David M. Hartenstein, Hampton Falls
(Replacing David J. Caban)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: July 1, 2008

Pesticides Control Board
Pesticides Applicator
William Collins, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: November 6, 2006

Ports and Harbor Advisory Council
Michael J. Coffey, Portsmouth
(Replacing Katharine Paine)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: December 16, 2005

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
Public Member
William R. Grimm, Franklin
(Replacing Joyce L. Arel)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: February 3, 2007

Board of Managers of the NH Veteran's Home
Member of Recognized Veterans Service Association
Anthony J. Romano, Jr., New Hampton
(Replacing Dana Welch)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: August 26, 2006

Veterans Council
Margaret Nally, Newton
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
Local Government
Martin N. Bove, Londonderry
(Replacing Robert Wester)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: October 10, 2005

Waste Management Council
Municipal Official Nominated by NH Municipal Association
Stephen Crean, Goffstown
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: September 7, 2007

Water Council
Public Member
F. Wayne DiMarzio, Londonderry
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment
Term: February 5, 2007

Wetlands Council
Nominated by NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists
Lawrence E. Morse, Newmarket
(Filling Vacancy)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Term: 3 yrs from confirmation

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - yes, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the contract ("Capital Access Program: Lender Participation Agreement") with Monadnock Community Bank. Action will Authorized Resolutions under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the contract will serve a public use, provide public benefit, the proposed participating bank is qualified to participate, appropriate measures have been taken to ensure CAP loans will be made under the requirements of the Act, the contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, and reasonable precautions have been made to minimize loss, all within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON AUGUST 13, 2003
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 10:50 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the proposed contract entitled "Capital Access Program : Lender Participation Agreement" with the following bank: Monadnock Community Bank and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed execution of the agreement. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the proposed contract. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; Joe Haas had a question regarding "lawful money". Councilor Wieczorek introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED 'CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM : LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT' OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BY THE MONADNOCK COMMUNITY BANK" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE REFINANCING
OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR
THE UNITED ILLUMINATING COMPANY IN SEABROOK

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 refunding of $64,460,000 principal amount of the Authority's 5 7/8% Pollution Control Refunding Revenue Bonds (The United Illuminating Company Project - 1993 Series A) dated October 1, 1993 (the "Refunded Bonds"), which financed a portion of the acquisition and construction of pollution control, sewage and solid waste disposal facilities in the Town of Seabrook (the "Project"), by issuing tax-exempt refunding revenue bonds (the "Bonds") not exceeding $64,460,000 in aggregate principal amount under RSA 162-I (the "Act") for The United Illuminating Company (the "Borrower") in Seabrook;
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 consists of refinancing the Borrower's share of the cost of constructing, acquiring and installing certain pollution control and sewage or solid waste disposal facilities at the Seabrook Station Plant near the Town of Seabrook. 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 Project will help protect and enhance the physical environment within the State of New Hampshire.
(b) General findings:
(1) The Project and the proposed refinancing of the Project are feasible;
(2) FPL Energy Seabrook, LLC, the current operator, has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Project 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 Project 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 Project, 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 Project 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 refinancing, 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 refinancing 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 August 13, 2003.

#1A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - abstain, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for The United Illuminating Company located in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized 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.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD AUGUST 13, 2003
AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

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At 10:52 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the refinancing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for The United Illuminating Company in the Town of Seabrook and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he 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, briefly explained the project and emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Charlie Pepe, Treasurer of The United Illuminating Company. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE REFINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR THE UNITED ILLUMINATING COMPANY IN THE TOWN OF SEABROOK" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek. 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 Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were: Councilor Griffin; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18
APPROVING THE EXECUTION OF THE STANDARD CONTRACT ENTITLED
"CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM: LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT"
OF THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
BY MONADNOCK COMMUNITY BANK

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have previously, upon recommendation of the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority"), approved the Authority's standard contract entitled "CAPITAL ACCESS PROGRAM: LENDER PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT" (the "Standard Contract") by resolution dated September 2, 1992 (the "Approving Resolution"); and

WHEREAS, at the time of such approval of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council made, upon recommendation of the Authority, certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the approval of the Standard Contract, which findings and determinations are stated in the Approving Resolution;

WHEREAS, in the Approving Resolution, the Governor and Council Authorizedd the Authority to take necessary and appropriate steps to cause the execution of the Standard Contract with qualifying State banking institutions; and

WHEREAS, acting pursuant to the direction of the Authority, the Executive Director of the Authority has received interest from Monadnock Community Bank (the "Specific Bank") to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Authority's Capital Access Program through such execution; and

WHEREAS, the Executive Director of the Authority has examined such information as he has deemed necessary and appropriate and has determined that the Specific Bank is a duly organized bank or trust company Authorizedd to make loans and accept deposits in the State of New Hampshire and accordingly is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and participate in the Capital Access Program;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed execution of the Standard Contract which they have requested;

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

Findings and Determinations. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and assuming (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an Authorizedd officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council hereby find:

(a) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

(b) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract is within the policy of, and the authority conferred by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(c) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.
(d) The proposed execution of the Standard Contract and the actions of the Authority and parties executing such Standard Contract taken pursuant to the terms of such Contract will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

(e) Appropriate measures have been taken to ensure that a the Specific Bank participating under the terms of such Standard Contract makes only loans which meet the requirements of RSA 162-A:12, IV.

(f) The Standard Contract complies with RSA 162-A:12, III.

(g) Reasonable precautions have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to any reserve fund which is established under the terms of the proposed Standard Contract.

(h) The Specific Bank is qualified to execute the Standard Contract and to participate under the terms of such Standard Contract and the applicable provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A.

Approval. Subject to (1) the execution of the Standard Contract as approved by the Governor and Council on September 2, 1992, by the Authority and an Authorizedd officer of the Specific Bank, and (2) review and acceptance of the executed Standard Contract by an appropriate official of the Office of Attorney General upon receipt of a certificate of registration of the Specific Bank and a resolution of the board of directors of the Specific Bank authorizing execution of the Standard Contract, the Governor and Council approve the proposed execution of the Standard Contract by the Authority and Authorized the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

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

Passed and Agreed to August 13, 2003.

#1B The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding Authorized the request to transfer a North Stratford fuel oil distribution facility that was financed under RSA 162-I:3-b to North Country Fuels, Inc.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON AUGUST 13, 2003
COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the transfer of a facility that was financed under RSA 162-I:3b to Rymes/North Country Fuels, Inc. or its nominee, and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed execution of the agreement. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority briefly explained the proposed contract. 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 made a motion to transfer the fuel farm lease of the North Stratford Oil Distribution Facility and all associated and accompanying rights to operate the facility, to Rymes/ North Country Fuels, Inc. or its nominee, and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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

#2 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Concord, NH, to enable the Central NH Regional Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $23,168. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#3 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Nashua, NH, to enable the Nashua Regional Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $28,767. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#4 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, to enable the Southern NH Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $32,567. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#5 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, to enable the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $22,678. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#6 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Dover, NH, to enable the Strafford Regional Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $22,310. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#7 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Southwest Regional Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to enable the Southwest Regional Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $24,438. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#8 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, to enable the Rockingham Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $29,078. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#9 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, to enable the Lakes Region Planning Commission to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $26,041. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

GOVERNORS OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
#10 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into a contract with R.J. Karg Associates, Topsham, ME, to provide funding for continued on-site training with the Weatherization Assistance Program installation crews and contractors, in an amount not to exceed $7,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004. Federal Funds.

GOVERNORS COMMISSION ON DISABILITY
#11 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $1,735. (2)Further Authorized to budget and expend $29,729.33 carried forward from FY03. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

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

#12 Authorized a salary increment of $3,866 to Deputy Adjutant General Joseph K. Simeone. Effective August 21, 2003.

#13 Authorized Brian E Thorne, Manchester, NH, Captain in the NH Army National Guard, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

#14 Authorized Robert P. Blonigen, Newington, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. This is a position vacancy promotion.

#15 Authorized Thomas B. Moon, Brunswick, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. This promotion was approved by a board convened in accordance with the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act.

#16 Authorized Anthony L. Picano, Peabody, MA, to be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. This promotion was approved by a board convened in accordance with the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act.

#17 Authorized Charles R. Smith, Springvale, ME, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. This promotion was approved by a board convened in accordance with the Reserve Officer Personnel Management Act.

#18 Authorized Kenneth R. Clark, Rye, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major General, NH Air National Guard.

#19 Authorized Mark F. Sears, Dover, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Air National Guard.

#20 Authorized Laurie A. McAvoy, Foxboro, MA, be confirmed for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#21 Authorized Louise M. Paradis, Rochester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

#22 Authorized Jane H. Ridky, Fairfield, ME, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#23 Authorized Stephanie A. Riley, Penacook, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

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

#24 Authorized David K. Wheeler as designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing debt and routine capital expenditures project in connections with Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH, as detailed in letter dated July 28, 2003.

#25 Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L. Griffin with regard to a certain proposal for the land acquisition; construction, and furnishing of new continuing care retirement community facilities; and the refinancing of existing indebtedness project in connection with The River Woods Company, Exeter, NH.

#26 Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Peter J. Spaulding with regard to the Capital Note Program in participation with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH.

#27 Authorized David K. Wheeler as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the refinancing of existing debt and routine capital expenditures project in connection with Saint Anselm College, Goffstown, NH, as detailed in letter dated July 30, 2003.

#28 Authorized Surplus Distribution Section to enter into two contracts with the Belknap-Merrimack Community Action Program, to provide statewide surplus food distribution for the Emergency Food Assistance Program, in a total amount not to exceed $339,846. Effective October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#29 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to accept a gift from the Rockingham County Bar Association of a granite sign to replace the currently existing plastic/composite sign located at the entrance to the Rockingham County Courthouse on Route 125 in Brentwood, NH, the estimated cost of the replacement sign is $2,000.

#30 Authorized to accept and confirm the report of adjustments to agency's quarterly allotments for the period through June 30, 2003.

#31 Authorized the quarterly revised schedule and status report of Capital Budget Projects under Chapter 226, Laos of 1999; Chapter 32, Laws of 2000; Chapter 132, Laws of 2000; Chapter 283, Laws of 2000; Chapter 202, Laws of 2001 and Chapter 81, Laws of 2002.

#32 Authorized to accept and place on file a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of January 1, 2003 through March 31, 2003.

#33 Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management to extend a current contract with Public Communications Services, Los Angeles, CA, (previously approved by G&C on 8-23-00, amended on 1-24-01), for inmate calling and public pay telephone services, by extending the contract on August 23, 2003 and end on August 22, 2006. Inmate Services locations include NH State Prison for Men, Concord, NH State Prison for Women, Goffstown, the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia, and the Youth Development Center in Manchester.

#34 Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management to extend a contract with Public Communications Services, Los Angeles, CA, (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-99, amended on 8-8-00, amended on 11-13-02), for inmate calling services at the Northern NH Correctional Facility in Berlin, NH, by extending the contract on August 23, 2003 and end on August 22, 2006.

#35 Authorized Division of Personnel to amend the agreement with People Friendly Computer Training at Waumbec Commercial Center, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-26-02, item #47), by increasing the amount from $23,000 to $24,250 to provide computer training for government employees. Other Funds.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
#36 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $49,688.07 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
#37 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the reclassification of position #41790, Tax Forms Examiner, Labor Grade 12, to a Clerk IV, Labor Grade 12, in the Document Processing Division.

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

#38 Authorized to accept the Pesticides Training Program Annual Report for the fiscal year 2002.

#39 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Beverly Kelley, Albion, ME, to provide janitorial services at the NH building throughout the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, ME, in the amount of $7,250. Effective upon G&C approval to October 15, 2003. 100% Other.

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

#40 Authorized Division of Libraries to enter into a contract with the NH Department of Corrections/Correctional Industries for the production of catalog cards, in the amount of $8,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#41 Authorized Division of Arts, to award an Arts in Education Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,500 to the Arts Alliance of Northern NH, Littleton.

#42 Authorized Division of Arts, to award an Arts in Education Partnership Grant and a Community Arts Project Grant totaling $5,750 to the Spaulding Youth Center Foundation, Tilton. Effective upon G&C approval.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized to enter into a sub-grant for a Victim Witness Advocate. Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#44 Authorized to enter into sub-grants with the organizations as listed in letter dates July 25, 2003, to be used to purchase decontamination and other related equipment to stock the decontamination trailers previously purchased for the Hazardous Materials teams under the grant program. Effective upon G&C approval to April 24, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#45 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to enter into sub-grants on the previously approved VAWA grant program Safe Havens: Supervised Visitation and Safe Exchange Grant Program. Detailed in letter dated July 25, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#46 Authorized to enter into a sub-grant with the Grafton County Sheriffs Department in the amount of $25,279 to be used to purchase and install a Records Management System, to be used to report NIBRS data, at the Grafton County Sheriffs Department. Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2003.

#47 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to designate Peter K. Odom as an attorney at a salary of $55,000, effective August 14, 2003.

ELECTRICIAN BOARD
#48 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to retroactively reimburse a total of $197.46 to the unpaid Board Members for In-State Travel expenses incurred prior to June 30, 2003, from fiscal year 2004 funds, as detailed in letter dated July 22, 2003.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
#49 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Dr. Paul Snow, Laconia, NH, for the provision of consulting services in the amount of $50,250. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004. Other Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#50 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Johnathon P. Grenier Property Maintenance for shrub, flower, tree, and lawn care services at NHES's Claremont local office, for an agreement total not to exceed $6,800 for the three year period. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2005. 86% Federal, 14% Other Funds.

#51 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Retail Floor Waxing, Inc., for janitorial services at NHES's Portsmouth local office, for a contract total of $34,200 for the three year period. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#52 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Pembroke Upholstering Company to provide upholstering services for the NHES offices statewide, for a three year total of $60,000. Effective August 13, 2003 or G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#53 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., for HVAC & Humidifier maintenance and repair services at NHES office locations statewide, for an agreement total not to exceed $195,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
#54 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler authorized to accept a gift on behalf of the State from the Telephone Association of New England in the amount of $393.66 for travel expenses for Susan G. Geiger, Commissioner, to travel to Dixville Notch, NH on September 8-9 2003, to attend the Telephone Association of New England Annual Meeting where she will participate in a panel discussion regarding telecommunications regulation.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#55 Authorized Probation-Parole Officer Robert Wright $64.44 for travel in FY 03 from FY 04 funds and Probation-Parole Officer Thomas Tewhey $195.84 for travel in FY 03 from FY 04 funds. Retroactive. General Funds.

#56 Authorized to reimburse Adult Parole Board Chairman, Thomas D. Winn, $132.12 from FY 04 funds for travel in FY 03 and to reimburse Parole Board member, Thomas J Hammond, $72 from FY 04 funds for travel in FY 03. Retroactive. General Funds.

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

#57 Authorized Bureau of Ski Operations to submit the information as detailed in letter dated July 1, 2003 regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending June 30, 2003.

#58 Authorized the report of the transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain Ski area for the quarter ending June 30, 2003, as indicated in letter dated July 1, 2003.

#59 Authorized to enter into a contract with Maine Industrial Supply Corp., Gray, ME, for the installation of toilet partitions for the High Street Toilet Building, North Beach, Hampton State Park, Hampton, NH, totaling $5,440. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2003. 100% Park Funds.

#60 Authorized to execute the standard lease extension form for 27,572 square feet with McCarthy Properties, Pembroke, NH, totaling $503,190. Effective October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#61 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development report on activity within the Travel and Tourism Revolving Fund as indicated in letter dated July 22, 2003. Informational Item.

#62 Authorized to enter into a contract with W.S. Lloyd, Inc., West Ossipee, NH, for drainage and grading improvements at Bootjack Road, Wade and William Thomas State Forest, Hill, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $35,300. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 100% Park Fund.

#63 Authorized to award a grant under the Economic Development Matching Grants program, in the amount of $9,750 as detailed in letter dated July 23, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004. 100% General.

#64 Authorized to exercise the two-year renewal with Bresette + Company, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for advertising and promotion services, in the amount of $200,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds

#65 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to pay the invoice for emergency service of the new generators at Mt. Washington from Ray's Electric, Inc., Berlin, NH, as detailed in letter dated July 28, 2003. 100% Other.

#66 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Wentworth Coolidge Commission Incorporated of Portsmouth, NH, for management of the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion State Historic Site. Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2006.

#67 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Durell Asphalt Paving Enterprises, Inc., Kensington, NH, for repair work at various locations along the seacoast, in an amount not to exceed $11,187. Effective upon G&C approval through October 20, 2003. 100% Other.

#68 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into an agreement for SnoCountry Ski Conditions reports and pay annual membership dues with the New England Ski Areas Council, Lebanon, NH, for the 2003/2004 ski season in the amount of $7,191.46. 100% Other.

#69 Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance contracts with the OHRV clubs, for a total of $1,664,195.37. Effective upon G&C approval with a completion date of January 1, 2004. 100% Other.

#70 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend donations received for the State Park Benches program. 100% Other.

#71 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to pay the invoice for emergency electrical repairs from Vaillancourt's Electric, Berlin, NH, for repairs to downed power lines caused from a storm in mid May at Umbagog State Campground, in the amount of $3,492.01. 100% Other.

#72 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to enter into a contract with the University of NH Complex Systems Research Center, to documents "baseline" condition of the Connecticut Lake Headquarters Forest through aerial photography, for an amount not to exceed $10,000. Effective through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#73 Authorized to renew the sole source contract with the New England State Travel Directors Council, Inc., dba Discover New England, for regional international marketing, in the amount of $255,328. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#74 Authorized to amend on a sole source basis, the current contract with Glen Group, Inc., North Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-21-00, item #69), in the amount of $65,500 for a new contract total of $305,500 for productions of various publications and visitor information. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% General Funds.

#75 Authorized to award grants under the in-state Joint Promotional Program as indicated in letter dated July 22, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#76 Authorized to award grants under the out-of-state Joint Promotional Program as indicated in letter dated July 22, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

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

#77 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Tuftonboro, NH, for closure of the Town of Tuftonboro's Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $125,074.83. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#78 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Trout, Unlimited, Concord, NH, for development of the Pemigewasset River Restoration Plan, in the amount of $14,038. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#79 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Safety, Division of Safety Services, Glendale, NH, for the purpose of expanding and updating the NH Boater's Guide, in the amount of $15,015, Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other.

#80 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Pat Jackson Inc., Augusta, ME, for grease removal and disposal services, in the amount of $50,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#81 Authorized to retroactively amend a grant award from the US Environmental Protection Agency (most recent amendment approved by G&C on 5-29-02, item #54A), to implement the shellfish water restoration activities by extending the completion date to December 1, 2003 from December 31, 2002. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $16,707.83 for the shellfish restoration program through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#82 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Fish and Game to remove the West Henniker Dam from the Contoocook River in Henniker. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to reimburse DES up to $15,000 for the cost of the project. 100% Fish and Game Funds. (3)Further Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $25,000 from the American Rivers/NOAA Community-Based Restoration Program to remove the West Henniker Dam. Effective upon G&C approval through November 2004. 100% Other.

#83 Authorized to retroactively enter into six contract with the vendors as indicated in letter dated July 25, 2003, in the aggregate amount of $132,900 for mass transit transportation alternative on Air Quality Action Days. Effective June 1, 2003 through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds

#84 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a Superfund State Contract with the US Environmental Protection Agency, for remedial action at the NH Plating Company Superfund Hazardous Waste Site in Merrimack, in an amount not to exceed $15,600,000. 90% Federal, 10% State.

#85 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Ozone Transport Commission, Washington, DC, for the purpose of funding ozone modeling by DES, in the amount of $40,000. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $40,000 from the OTC to fund ozone modeling. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#86 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Fish and Game Department to remove the Bearcamp River Dam in South Tamworth. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to reimburse DES up to $40,000 for the cost of the project. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

#87 Authorized to make a retroactive, unencumbered payment of the invoice presented by W.F. Richards & Sons, Inc., Meredith, NH, for emergency repair of a drain culvert, in the amount of $14,922.74. 100% Other.

#88 Authorized to amend an existing contract with Woodard & Curran Environmental Services, Inc., Portland, ME, for a no-cost time extension for the continued operation and maintenance of the Keefe Environmental Services Site, by extending the expiration date from August 31, 2003 to September 30, 2004. 90% Federal, 10% State(Capital Bond)

#89 Authorized to amend an existing contract with Sanborn, Head & Associates, Inc., Concord, NH, for a no-cost time extension to continue to conduct the remedial investigation for the Mohawk Tannery Site, by extending the date from August 31, 2003 to December 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#90 Authorized supplemental loan agreement with the City of Nashua in the principal amount of $472,986.66, as detailed in letter dated July 23, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval.

#91 Authorized to increase a loan agreement with the City of Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-11-01), for engineering services and landfill closures, by $35,000 from $1,016,123 to $1,051,123. (2)Further Authorized to decrease a loan agreement with the City of Nashua, NH (previously approved by G&C on 4-11-01), for engineering services and landfill closures, by $35,000 from $1,613,844.70 to $1,567,844.70. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

#92 Authorized loan agreement with the Meridan Village Water District, Plainfield, NH, in the amount of $640,000, as detailed in letter dated July 8, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval. 83% Federal, 17% General.

#93 Authorized supplemental loan agreement with the Town of Plymouth in the principal amount of $844,704.14, as detailed in letter dated July 22, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval.

#94 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, Lebanon, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $13,192. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#95 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the City of Rochester, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $9,992.50. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#96 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Salem, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $5,714.20. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#97 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the City of Keene, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $11,797.40. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#98 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the City of Manchester, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $12,600. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#99 Authorized Joseph A Skiffington's request to permanently remove breakwater and repair the remaining breakwater with a gap to the shoreline, extend a cantilevered pier accessed by an existing walkway, and construct a piling pier connected to the existing pier by a piling pier in a "Y" configuration, excavate to construct a perched beach surrounded by a stone wall with stairs accessing the water on frontage on property located at Long Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

#100 Authorized Joseph J Bladecki's request to remove three existing seasonal docks and install four seasonal docks on frontage on property located at Little Squam Lake in Holderness.

#101 Authorized Michael & Elizabeth Jones' request to permanently remove two existing seasonal piers connected by a seasonal walkway, install two concrete pads to anchor two seasonal piers connected by a seasonal walkway in a "U" configuration with an existing stepped access on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

#102 Authorized Joseph Carter's request to add a walkway along the shore and a seasonal pier to the existing major docking system to accommodate one additional boat slip for a total of eight slips on frontage on property located at Bow Lake in Strafford.

#103 Authorized Andre & Karen Beaupre's request to construct a permanent pier, supported by pilings, construct a ramp leading to two floats arranged in an L-shape providing two slips on frontage, impact within the upland tidal buffer zone for the construction of a foot path and wood steps leading to the proposed dock on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

#104 Authorized Marguerite A Keefe's amendment request (previously approved by G&C on 1-24-01), to remove an existing boathouse, providing two interior slips, two bedrooms, a changing room, sitting room and storage areas over public submerged lands, a supported deck, and breakwater, dredge lakebed and excavate along shoreline to construct a new boathouse, providing two interior slips, and storage areas to be located landward of the pre-existing boathouse, repair breakwater and a irregularly shaped crib supported dock in-kind on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

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

#105 Authorized to accept and expend $20,000 in federal funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for use by UNH Complex Systems Research Center. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects, for a comprehensive update of the GRANIT Conservation Lands data layer by UNH Complex Systems Research Center, for a total of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#106 Authorized to enter into Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Law Enforcement Contracts with the NH Police Departments as indicated in letter dated July 16, 2003, in an aggregate total of $33,337.60. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

#107 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the Audubon Society of NH for monitoring and conservation Planning for endangered, threatened, and special concern avian wildlife in NH for a total of $92,700. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

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

Division of Family Assistance
#108 Authorized to make unencumbered payments on a fee for service basis to providers of interpreting services, for an estimated cost of $15,000 annually. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Sole source, 50% Federal, 50% General.

#109 Authorized to reimburse Shirley A. Vezina, Fraud Investigator, from State Fiscal Year 2004 appropriations, $118.08 for travel expenses incurred in April 2003, which should have been paid from SFY 2003 funds. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#110 Authorized to reimburse Wendy M. LeClair, Employment Counselor Specialist, from State Fiscal Year 2004 appropriations, $32.40 for travel expenses incurred in April and May 2003, which should have been paid from SFY 2003 Funds. 50% Federal, 50% General.

Behavioral Health
#111 Authorized to provide travel reimbursement to Mary J McGuire, Attorney II, in the amount of $317.24 for the period from May 28, 2003 to May 29, 2003. 100% General.

Division for Children, Youth & Families
#112 Authorized to reimburse the individuals as indicated in letter dated July 21, 2003 from current year funds for travel expenses incurred while in the performance of official state business. 50% Federal, 50% General.

Division of Child Support Services
#113 Authorized to provide travel reimbursement to the individual as indicated in letter dated July 28, 2003 for travel incurred in SFY 03 from available SFY04 funds. 69% Federal, 11% Other, 20% General.

Office of Program Support
#114 Authorized to provide travel reimbursement to Thomas Menna, in the amount of $174.48 for the period from May 23, 2003 to May 27, 2003. 75% Federal, 25% General.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services
#115 Authorized to expend $271,960 in agency income, as specified in letter dated July 16, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery
#116 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northumberland School District, Groveton, NH, to provide student assistance programming, in an amount not to exceed $48,147. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF PODIATRY
#117 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to provide travel reimbursement to the individuals as indicated in letter dated July 28, 2003. 100% General.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME
#118 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to accept the list of monies totaling $12,824.23 received during the period April 1, 2003 to June 30, 2003, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#119 Authorized to pay the FY 2004 membership renewal fee to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, in the amount of $6,000. 100% Federal Funds.

#120 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to establish a Consultant position through June 2004, as specified in letter dated July 16, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#121 Authorized to utilize the services of Jonathan H. Jaffe, MD, to provide medical consultations, in an amount not to exceed $48,000 and Authorized unencumbered payments of a fee for service basis. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#122 Authorized to enter into a contract with Mary Ellen D'Intino, sole proprietor, Derry, NH, to provide complaint investigative services, for an amount not to exceed $33,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#123 Authorized to enter into a contract with Eudora Shaw, sole proprietor, Andover, NH, to provide complaint investigative services, for an amount not to exceed $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#124 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a retroactive contract with Dover Housing Authority, Seymour Osman Community Center and Youth Safe Haven, Dover, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training, in an amount not to exceed $68,307. (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules. 100% Other Funds.

#125 Authorized to enter into a contract with The NH School Volunteer Program T.A. The NH Partners in Education, Manchester, NH, to provide statewide coordination and support of the School Volunteer/Educational Partnership Program, in an amount not to exceed $161,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized the advance payment for services based on a budget listing estimated expenditures for the period requested in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% General Funds.

#126 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a retroactive contract with Jobs for NH Graduates, Manchester, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training, in one NH community, Exeter, for an amount not to exceed $49,482. Effective July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to make advanced monthly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules. 100% Other Funds.

#127 Authorized to amend contract with Vistronix, Inc., McLean, VA, (previously approved by G&C on 1-23-02, late item #D), by increasing the contract price from $189,721 by $250,000 to $439,721 and extending the date from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2008 to provide maintenance, enhancements and ongoing support for the new Vocational Education Students Information System and Perkins Workflow Application system. 100% Federal Funds.

#128 Authorized to grant funds to the College for Lifelong Learning, to improve the educational outcomes for children and youth in NH, for an amount not to exceed $125,074. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective September 16, 2003 through September 15, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#129 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to grant funds to the Nashua Adult learning Center, Nashua, NH, to conduct a peer theater program to promote healthy lifestyle choices for youth so that they will change behaviors that put them at risk for HIV and other health problems, for an amount not to exceed $2,490. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through February 29, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#130 Authorized to grant funds to the North Country Education Foundation, Gorham, NH, to provide focused leadership, specialized professional expertise and technical support for the education of children and youth with disabilities in the North Country, for an amount not to exceed $190,000. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#131 Authorized to grant funds to Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Concord, NH, to provide a program for basic educational services to deal and hard of hearing adults in the Portsmouth area, in the amount of $8,450. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective September 1, 2003 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#132 Authorized to make a sole source grant to the Graduate College of Education at UMASS-Boston, to help fund the Regional Program to Prepare Teachers of the Visually Impaired in the amount of $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#133 Authorized to exercise its renewal option and enter into a contract with NH School Administrators Association, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-15-02, item #166, amended on 10-9-02, item #103), to coordinate the activities of the Transition of Teaching Grant for potential teaching candidates, for an amount not to exceed $80,476.20. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

#134 Authorized to enter into a contract with Donna Bolian, sole proprietor, Hooksett, NH, to provide complaint investigative services, for an amount not to exceed $7,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#135 Authorized to enter into a contract with Kristen Harris, Portsmouth, NH, to provide complaint investigative services, for an amount not to exceed $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.
#136 Authorized to utilize the services of the individuals as indicated in letter dated June 16, 2003 to conduct Special Education Impartial Due Process Hearings, State Board of Education Hearings, Vocational Rehabilitation Hearings, and Alternative Dispute Resolution sessions at an amount not to exceed $215,000. Effective July 1, 2003 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 94% General Funds, 6% Federal Funds.

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

#137 Authorized NHCTC - Laconia to exercise a renewal option with the Town of Belmont, NH, for the purpose of leasing facility space for the Restaurant Management and Lodging and Conference Management programs from September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2005, in the amount of $36,000. 40% General Funds, 60% Other Funds.

#138 Authorized to conduct a one-day symposium for faculty and staff within the Community Technical College System, on October 15, 2003 at NH Technical Institute, Concord, for a total cost of $11,880. (2)Further Authorized to contract with Washington Street Café to provide morning food and lunch in the amount of $5,380. 58% General funds, 42% Other Funds

#136 Authorized to enter into a contract with Nancy Cook Smith dba TRIERE Research, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of evaluating the fund for the improvement of postsecondary education grant entitled "Using Distance Education to Create Learning Environments and Provide Mentors for Family Child Care Providers", in the amount of $19,186. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#140 Authorized NHCTC - Laconia to enter into a contract with Giguere Electric, Laconia, NH, for the purpose of providing electrical repairs when needed, in the amount of $6,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 2005. 40% General Funds, 60% Other Funds.

#141 Authorized NHCTC - Claremont to enter into a contract with Gobin Disposal Systems, Newport, NH, for weekly trash removal, in the amount of $3,123. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 48% General Funds, 52% Other Funds.

#142 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc., as indicated in letter dated July 16, 2003, in the amount of $470,403. 100% Federal Funds.

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM
#143 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into a contract with TRC Environmental Corporation, Ellsworth, ME, to complete a Phase I archaeological survey of the area to be impacted by construction of the Alan Shepard Discovery Center, for an amount not to exceed $14,082. Effective upon G&C approval to October 31, 2003. 100% Other Funds

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#144 Authorized to carry forward and continue grant funding (previously approved by G&C on 3-20-02, item #124), totaling $12,459 from the NH Department of Justice entitled Regional Anti-Terrorism Training, as detailed in letter dated July 28, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#145 Authorized to renew its service agreement with Compass Group USA dba Chartwells Dining Services, Rye Brook, NY, for the provision of meals through the NH Technical Institute dining hall to recruit and in-services officers attending programs at the Council facility, for a total amount of $199,419.80. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Other Funds.

NEW HAMPSHIRE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
#146 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to exercise the second of two one year options to renew, with Johnson & Hill Staffing Services, Inc., Springfield MA, for personnel to staff the Sweepstakes booth at the Eastern States Exposition from September 12, 2003 through September 28, 2003 at a cost not to exceed $7,938. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#147 Authorized Division of Watercraft Safety to accept and expend donations in the amount of $440 received by the Marine Patrol Safety Program in memory of Kainen Flynn, former Marine Patrol Office and Gilford Police Officer.

#148 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive Janitorial agreement with G&D Cleaning of Madison, NH, in the amount of $20,400 from July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#149 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Grant in the amount of $28,000 to assist in carrying out the provision of the Commercial Drivers License Program. Effective upon G&C approval through July 14, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#150 Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training/EMS to enter into a retroactive second year agreement of a three year proposal for $16,145 with Transformer Service, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-9-02, item #104), for annual transformer maintenance. 100% Other.

#151 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to amend an existing agreement with Bearing-Point/formerly KPMG Consulting, Inc., by increasing the scope of work on the municipal agent program and increasing the cost by $1,123,000 from $2,938,620 to $4,061,620. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#152 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $145,588.73 grant from the Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration entitled "Crash Outcome Data Evaluation System". Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2008.

#153 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a two-year, $41,440 agreement with Stash's Auto Body of Loudon, NH for cruiser reconditioning. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#154 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $150,000 grant from the US Department of Justice to assist in the costs incurred for additional State Trooper coverage during the Hell's Angels World Run from July 28, 2003 through August 4, 2003.

#155 Authorized Division of Safety Services to accept and expend a $15,015 grant from the Department of Environmental Services to expand on the NH Boaters Guide to include information on exotic plants. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#156 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive two-year janitorial contract with Betty Lou Fenmore of Dalton, NH, for cleaning Troop F barracks and Motor Vehicle sub-station in Twin Mountain, NH the total cost of the contract is $22,386. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#157 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administrator in the amount of $25,000 titled "Drug Eradication." Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#158 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Management to accept and expend $190,152 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to be used for Citizen Corps and Community Emergency Response Training activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#159 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to DENY the request of the Division of Administration contract with Caren Isabelle of Brentwood, NH, for janitorial cleaning, in the amount of $28,800. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005. Not low bid. 100% Highway

#160 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to DENY the request of the Division of Administration two-year contract with Priscilla's Cleaning Solutions of Ashuelot, NH, for cleaning Troop C in Keene, in the total amount of $19,200. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. Not low bidder. 100% Highway

#161 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $132,988 federal grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Effective upon G&C approval through July 10, 2004.

#162 Authorized Division of Administration to reimburse the individuals as indicated in letter dated July 29, 2003, for travel expenses incurred prior to June 1, 2003.

#163 Authorized to grant the list of Homeland Security funds as indicated in letter dated August 1, 2003, to the associated Cities, Towns County, University-System Police and Regional Hazardous Materials Response Teams, and Special Operation Units in the amount of $4,022,475. Effective July 1, 2003 through May 31, 2005

#164 Authorized renewal permit application of Camp Cody Inc., located on Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH, for a congregate mooring field, renewal of eleven moorings.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

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

#166 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right-of-Way's Contemplated Award List for the period June 26, 2003 through July 17, 2003. Highway Funds.

#167 Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, Hampton, NH for rubbish disposal services at the Twin Mountain Satellite Garage, for a total contract of $2,760. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Highway Funds.

#168 Authorized to enter into an agreement with McMahon & Mann Consulting Engineers, P.C., Buffalo, NY, for a total fee of $55,086. Effective upon G&C approval through March 16, 2004. Federal Funds.

#169 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an agreement with Pinard Waste Systems Inc., Manchester, NH, for the purpose of providing container rental and rubbish pickup at the District five locations as indicated in letter dated June 24, 2003, for a contract total of $6,540. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized that $6,540 be encumbered for the contract as detailed in letter dated June 24, 2003. Highway Funds.

#170 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to sell a parcel of land to the City of Laconia, NH on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Branch railroad corridor in Laconia for $3,100 plus a one-time administrative fee of $500.

#171 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $135,000. (2)Further Authorized to grant state assistance to the City of Lebanon, NH for the airport project to complete an environmental assessment AIP-25, for a total of $150,000.

#172 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $46,800 for this AIP-01 project to evaluate Pavement Condition Indexes at six NH airports. (2)Further Authorized to match the $46,800 in Federal funding with state funds in the amount of $5,200 totaling $52,000.

#173 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell .08 of an acre parcel of state owned land to the City of Manchester for $8,500.

#174 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to remove a deed restriction placed by the State of NH on a parcel of land formerly owned by the State of NH and now owned by Fox Brook Holdings, LLC for $60,500.

#175 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell 0.7 of an acre parcel of State owned land to the Town of Bedford for $9,500.

#176 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell 3.87 acre parcel of State owned land to the City of Concord for $50,500.

#177 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 7,900 square foot parcel of State owned land to John D. Pavlak for $900.

#178 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Eastern Topographics, Wolfeboro, NH, for a time and materials fee not to exceed $250,000. Effective upon G&C approval through twenty-four months from the date of notice to proceed. Federal/Highway/Turnpike Funds.

#179 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Parsons Transportation Group, Concord, NH, for engineering consulting services, for a total amount not to exceed $4,321,717. Effective upon G&C approval through forty months from the date of notice to proceed. Federal Funds.

#180 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $88,200. (2)Further Authorized to grant state assistance to the Town of Whitefield, NH, in the amount of $4,900 to be matched with Federal funds $88,200 and Local funds $4,900 totaling $98,000 for AIP 11 an airport development project to acquire snow removal equipment. 90% Federal, 5% Highway, 5% Other.

#181 WITHDRAWN - The Governor withdrew the request of the Bureau of Human Resources to enter into an agreement with Louis Berger Group, Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide technical services required to meet federally mandated EEO/affirmative action requirements, on the basis of a low bid of $94,512.72. Effective October 1, 2003 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2003. Federal Funds.

#182 Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to enter into an amended software maintenance service agreement with Maximus, Inc., Wayne, PA, for fiscal year 2004, (previously approved by G&C on 1-6-99, item #122). (2)Further Authorized to increase the contract amount for theses services by $18,222.75 from $72,615 to $90,837.75. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. Highway Funds.

#183 Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to amend the sole source contract with E.J. Ward Inc., San Antonio, TX, (previously approved by G&C on 8-22-01, item #299), for hardware and software maintenance services to the automated fuel system. (2)Further Authorized to increase the contract amount for theses services by $60,000 from $60,000 to $120,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Highway Funds.

#184 Authorized Bureau of Transportation Planning to amend its agreement with SEA Consultants, Incorporated, Concord, NH and Cambridge, MA (previously approved by G&C o 6-6-01, item #173), for engineering services, by increasing the total contract amount from $355,561 to $397,172.76, and increase of $41,611.76. Effective upon G&C approval through May 23, 2004. Federal Funds.

#185 Authorized Bureau of Turnpikes to enter into an agreement with the Revenue Markets, Inc., Accord, NY, for the purchase and installation of new toll collection equipment for an amount not to exceed $15,846,216.56. Effective upon G&C approval. 80% Federal, 20% Turnpike Funds.

#186 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with R.J. Olszak, Inc., dba All-Ways Wrecking, on the basis of a low bid of $41,150, to demolish buildings on State-owned property in Berlin. Effective upon G&C approval through October 3, 2003. Federal Funds.

#187 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Weaver Bros. Construction, Co., Concord, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $419,648.12, for reconstructing NH Route 108, which includes step-box widening, minor re-alignment, rock excavation, paving, drainage improvements and relocating stonewalls. Effective upon G&C approval through July 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

#188 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with East Coast Signals, Inc., Deerfield, NH, on the basis of a single bid of $105,458, for replacing the existing signal and other associated work at the intersection of NH Route 122, Amherst Road and Boston Post Rd in the Town of Amherst. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2004. Highway Funds.

#189 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an agreement with Blow Bros. dba Bestway Disposal Services, Inc., Epping, NH, for the purpose of providing container rental and rubbish services at various District Three Maintenance locations, totaling $5,720. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Highway Funds

#190 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with R.J. Olszak Inc., dba All-Ways Wrecking, on the basis of a low bid of $38,037.50, to demolish two buildings on State-owned property in Bedford for the Fire Marshall's office as a training exercise. Effective upon G&C approval through August 1, 2004. Federal Funds.

#191 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Bayview Construction Corporation, Portsmouth, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $186,408.50, for rehabilitation of Lebanon Br. No. 192/129, which entails complete replacement of the timber superstructure and the reconstruction of the timber bent and foundation. Effective upon G&C approval through November 14, 2003. Federal Funds.

#192 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Winterset, Inc., Lyndonville, VT, on the basis of a low bid of $1,511,175, for replacing the bridge carrying NH 25 over the Pemigewasset River, work includes remediating petroleum contaminated soil, relocating utilities from the existing bridge, and demolishing four buildings. Effective upon G&C approval through November 7, 2003. Federal Funds.

#193 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc., Conway, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $4,490,642.63, for improvements to NH Route 25, beginning at the Tamworth Town line to Newman Drew Rd includes widening the existing shoulders and reclaiming and paving the traveled way, and Newman Drew Rd to the intersection of Route 16, consists of reconstructing the roadway including a new bridge over the Bear Camp River, also included is construction of sidewalks on both sides of Route 25, a canoe access and parking area, drainage, guardrail, signal modifications at the Route 16 intersection, and other incidental work. Effective upon G&C approval through October 14, 2005. Federal Funds.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#194 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-6-00, item #18, amended on 3-6-02, item #6), under the Community Development Block Grant Program for Cinnamon St Child Care Center Feasibility Study, by extending the end date from June 30, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

#195 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #2), under the Community Development Block Grant Program for the purpose of rehabilitation of paper mill, by increasing the price limitation by $300,000, for a new total of $700,000.

#196 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Pittsburg, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of studying water system deficiencies, in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2004.

#197 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Concord, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of rehabilitating 25 units of low/moderate income housing, in the amount of $291,876. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004.

#198 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of rehabilitation of 50 units of low/moderate income housing, in the amount of $350,000. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004.

#199 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Somersworth, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, for the purpose of assisting the 108 Hilltop Cooperative connecting to the municipal waste water system, in the amount of $277,055. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004.

#200 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to purchase and construct low/moderate housing, in the amount of $150,000. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004.

#201 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Berlin, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to rehabilitate 14 housing units, in the amount of $191,500. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004.

#202 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Grafton County, N. Haverhill, NH, under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program, to provide the first year of assistance to the NH Community Loan Fund to provide microenterprise development assistance to low and moderate income entrepreneurs, in the amount of $470,000. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004.

#203 TUITION REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor voting - no on all the requests and letter NN being withdrawn by the agency, authorized the requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Raymond, Administrator III, in the course entitled "Science of Society I".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $984.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Arredondo, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology, in the course entitled "Radiation Heat Transfer".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Concord, NH, the sum of $340.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Maryanne Cantor, Professor/Dept Head of Travel/Tourism and Hospitality Management, in the course entitled "Marketing Techniques".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Salem, NH, the sum of $627.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Fletcher, Database Systems Manager, in the course entitled "Microeconomics".

E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE- Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $466.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Gatton, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled "Federal Taxation I".

F. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $627.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Andrea Stickney, Technical Support Specialist, in the course entitled "Useful Photography".

G. DENTAL EXAMINERS - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $378.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tina Kelley, Administrative Assistant, in the course entitled "Business Law I".

H. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $946.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristy Cafiero, Technical Support Specialist, in the courses entitled "Introduction to Networking" and "Operating Systems".

I. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $985.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Bruce Chipman, Rehabilitation Counselor, in the course entitled "Philosophy, Ethics and Education".

J. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the UNH Continuing Education Center, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,572.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Dailey, Disability Adjudicator / Examiner, in the course entitled "Methods of Policy Analysis".

K. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Keene State College, Keene, NH, the sum of $735.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elizabeth Durant, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor, in the course entitled "Methods & Skills of Counseling".

L. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $627.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn G.M. Hodges, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Institutional Accounting".

M. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $1,020.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary T. Lane, Educational Consultant II, in the course entitled "Research Design".

N. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $627.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ora LeMere, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled "Intermediate Accounting I".

O. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $2,286.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jean Mainguy, Rehabilitation Counselor II, in the courses entitled "Graduate Project, Phase 4" and "Casework Management Techniques".

P. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorraine Payeur, Executive Secretary Stenographer, in the course entitled "Principles of Economics".

Q. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorraine Payeur, Executive Secretary Stenographer, in the course entitled "Programming Fundamentals".

R. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Roma, Systems Development Specialist I, in the course entitled "Systems Analysis & Design".

S. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,045.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kimberly Runion, Education Consultant, in the course entitled "Practicum in Administration and Supervision".

T. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,045.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kimberly Runion, Education Consultant, in the course entitled "Staff Development and Evaluation".

U. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, AR, the sum of $675.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alan Sallet, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, in the Internet course entitled "Vocational Counseling, Assessment and Placement".

V. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $473.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Raymond Gordon III, Supervisor, Reporting and Information Management Section, in the course entitled "Database Management Systems I" or "Programming Fundamentals".

W. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $699.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Hullinger, Executive Secretary, in the course entitled "Intro to Politics".

X. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $429.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Maria Michel, Data Control Clerk III, in the course entitled "Supervision".

Y. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia North, Air Pollution Control Engineer III, in the courses entitled "Public Health Care Systems" and "Social and Behavioral Health".

Z. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $2,720.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alyssa Adams, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled "Introduction to Clinical Social Work Practice" and "Field Education I".

AA. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,524.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Bishop, Administrator III, in the courses entitled "Human Nature, Human Development, Human Assessment" and "Family and Community: The Larger Context".

BB. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Springfield, MA, the sum of $5,820.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elaine-Marie Surrell, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled "Field Practice and Seminar III", "Social Work Practice III" and "Research III".

CC. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling MaryAnn Cooney, Administrator, in the courses entitled "Public Health Administration" and "Public Health Ethics".

DD. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,200.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Heatley, Administrator, in the course entitled "Non-Profit Law".

EE. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, the sum of $1,150.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Colleen Scarneo, Toxicologist III, in the Internet course entitled "Forensic Toxicology I".

FF. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,122.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marjorie Yin, Industrial Hygiene Engineer I, in the course entitled "Environmental Health".

GG. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Elderly & Adult Services - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $985.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Colleen Carson, Social Worker II, in the course entitled "Theoretical Foundations of Counseling".

HH. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Employee Assistance - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $755.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda Brewer, Employee Assistance Program Specialist, in the course entitled "Human Behavior and the Social Environment".

II. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $642.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Magee, Administrative Supervisor III, in the course entitled "Principles of Economics".

JJ. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Gorham, NH, the sum of $778.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lucille Wiemer, Supervisor III, in the course entitled "Human Services and the Helping Process".

KK. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Health Planning & Medicaid - Request permission to pay California College for Health Sciences, National City, CA, the sum of $399.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joyce Butterworth, SCHIP Coordinator, in the correspondence course entitled "Health Care Economics and Policy Analysis".

LL. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Information Systems - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,299.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Silver, Business Systems Analyst II, in the course entitled "Object Oriented Programming with Java".

MM. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $378.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Dupuis, Executive Secretary, in the course entitled "Business Law I".

NN. WITHDRAWN - The agency has withdrawn the request of HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,238.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie King, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled "Public Health Ethics".

OO. INSURANCE - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $699.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Verville, Financial Records Auditor, in the course entitled "Advanced Accounting I".

PP. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Holly Armstrong, Training & Development Therapist, in the course entitled "Anatomy & Physiology I".

QQ. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,572.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Teresa Bryant, Social Worker III, in the course entitled "Assessment in Counseling".

RR. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $636.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lorne Colbert, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled "Anatomy & Physiology I".

SS. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Fredette Hagan, Utilization Review Coordinator, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics of Service Sectors".

TT. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kimberly Gatchell, Occupational Therapist II, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics of Service Sectors".

UU. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Richard Greenwood, Training & Development Therapist, in the course entitled "Financial Management in Healthcare".

VV. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janet Ceruti Knab, Administrator II, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics of Service Sectors".

WW. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heather McAllister, Recreational Therapist II, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics of Service Sectors".

XX. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $650.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisabeth Townsend, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled "Anatomy & Physiology I".

YY. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,254.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heather Fritzky, Accountant III, in the courses entitled "Institutional Accounting" and "US History I".

ZZ. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,299.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Gendron, Investment Analyst, in the course entitled "Quantitative Analysis for Decision-Making".

AAA. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $786.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Angela Paulin, Auditor I, in the courses entitled "Supervision" and "Accounting I".

BBB. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,328.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Theresa Savoy, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled "Propaganda and Persuasion", "Intro to Computer Applications" and "Introduction to Theatre".

CCC. REVENUE - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $473.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Dutile, Technical Support Specialist V, in the course entitled "Networking Theory".

DDD. REVENUE - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $473.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dean Weeks, Technical Support Specialist IV, in the course entitled "Networking Theory".

EEE. SAFETY - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,230.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Brooke Holton, Program Specialist II, in the courses entitled "Organizational Behavior" and "Sr. Liberal Arts Seminar".

FFF. SAFETY - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $627.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Vaillancourt, Planning Officer, in the course entitled "Moral Decision-Making".

GGG. STATE PLANNING - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,194.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Verna DeLauer, Assistant Planner, in the course entitled "Resolving Environmental Conflicts".

HHH. SWEEPSTAKES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $473.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patty Smith, Data Processing Supervisor II, in the course entitled "Computer Information Systems".

III. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $564.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Dow, Account Clerk III, in the course entitled "Intro to Business".

JJJ. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $564.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Dow, Account Clerk III, in the course entitled "Freshman English".

KKK. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $141.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Dow, Account Clerk III, in the on-line course entitled "Computing Essentials of Business".

LLL. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $564.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathryn Dow, Account Clerk III, in the course entitled "Principles of Economics".

MMM. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA, the sum of $487.25 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ashok Kakadia, Civil Engineer II, in the course entitled "Advanced Soil Mechanics".

NNN. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Antioch New England Grade School, Keene, NH, the sum of $1,000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Russell St. Pierre, Environmentalist III, in the course entitled "General Practicum/Practicum Seminar".

OOO. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Antioch New England Grade School, Keene, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Russell St. Pierre, Environmentalist III, in the course entitled "Community Ecology of the New England Landscape".

PPP. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $349.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin Schofield, Secretary II, in the course entitled "Math Concepts and Techniques for Business".

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

RRR. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $321.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Spinney, Assistant Bridge Construction Supervisor, in the course entitled "Integrated Science II".

SSS. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $442.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Todd Welch, Engineer Technician, in the course entitled "Fluid Mechanics".

TTT. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $413.12 for the sole purpose of enrolling Todd Welch, Engineer Technician, in the course entitled "Differential Equations".

#204 TRAVEL REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton Authorized the requests:

A. SAFETY - Request permission for (2) employees, Priscilla Vaughan, Supervisor of Title Bureau, and Dorrie Boucher, Title Examiner, or designee, to travel to Annapolis, MD on August 17 - 21, 2003, to attend the National Odometer & Title Fraud Enforcement Association Conference. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $410.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Dorrie Boucher. Total Cost: $1,475.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fee: $300.00.

B. SWEEPSTAKES - Request permission for (3) employees, Helen Flanagan, Lottery Representative II, and Lisa Nadeau, Lottery Representative II, and Laurent Landry, Field Representative I, or designee, to travel to Springfield, MA on September 11 - 29, 2003, to attend to supervise the sales of Instant, Powerball, Pick 3/Pick 4, Tri-State Megabucks, Cash Lotto and Hot Lotto tickets at the Eastern States Exposition. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,000.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Helen Flanagan and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,000.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Lisa Nadeau and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $2,000.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Laurent Landry. Total Cost: $4,000.00. Source of Funds: 100% Sweepstakes Funds. No Registration Fees.

Late Items:

The Governor and Council approved the following late items:

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
A. Authorized, the commissioner of the State of New Hampshire, DOT to transfer control of approximately one thousand one hundred sixty two (1,162) acres of forested land, located on the Westerly side of Interstate 93 and contiguous to the Southern end of Franconia Notch State Park, to the DRED for management purposes. If, in the future, DOT needs any or all of this parcel for highway use, or such other public purpose they deem appropriate, control shall automatically revert back to that agency.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
B. Authorized the DOE to grant funds to the Monadnock Family Services Acting Out Program, Keene, NH. To conduct a peer theater program and to provide skills training for high-risk youth at TNT alternative high school for changing behaviors that put them at risk for HIV and other health problems. This grant will be in effect from the date of Governor and Council approval through Feb. 29, 2004 and authorized the unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the DOE. This grant will not exceed $5,000.00 these are 100% federal funds.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
C. Authorized the NH Fish and Game department to accept the transfer of a 13.71-acre parcel of land in Newington, NH from The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter. The parcel of land known as the Beane tract is located on Little Bay, near Beanes Lane.

D. Authorized the NH Fish and Game department to accept the transfer of an 18.2-acre of land in Durham, NH from The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter. The parcel of land known as the Palmer tract is located on Rte 4 at Bunker Hill Lane.

E. Authorized the NH Fish and Game Department to accept a conservation easement of approximately 171 acres of land in Newmarket, NH from the Town of New Market. The parcel of land known as the Fisk/Falzone tract is located on Grant Hill Road nearby the Dearborn Conservation Easement which the Department currently holds.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
F. Working Capital Warrant No. 04-03-The Dept. of Admin Services recommends that Working Capital Warrant No. 04-03 be Authorized in the amount of $360,000,000 to cover expenditures of the Month of September 2003. (2) Warrant No. 04-01 The Dept. of Admin Services recommends acceptance of the Working Capital Warrant No.04-01 reporting expenditures of $249,778,485.24 for the month of July and recommends the balance of $200,221.514.76 be lapsed.

G. Authorized the Dept. of Admin Services to amend an existing contract with Anthem Health Plans of NH, Inc. dba Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield and for the provision of fully-insured managed health insurance coverage for active state employees, eligible spouses, and dependents in accordance with the provisions of RSA 21-I: 30 and the Collective Bargaining Agreement covering state employees, retired state employees, retired state employees, spouses, and eligible beneficiaries in accordance with RSA 21-I:30. The total estimated price limitation amount will be $165,300.000 plus $13,100,000 for not more than an estimated $178,400,000 extending the contract period from September 1 to September 30, 2003.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
H. Pursuant to RSA 94:6, the Public Utilities Commission respectfully requests that authorization be granted to appoint Amy I. Ignatius of Concord, NH as General Counsel, at an annual salary of $84, 232.00 salary Group HH Max. effective September 2, 2003.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
I. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, to construct scenic pedestrian overlooks and install interpretive signs along New Castle Avenue, under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004. Federal Funds.

J. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Newmarket, NH, to construct the first phase of the Newmarket Riverwalk and Waterfront Park under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

K. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Seacoast Land Trust, Portsmouth, NH, to create GIS natural resource and land protection prioritization mapping under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $10,250. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

L. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Program, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to support the Great Bay Coast Watch volunteer water quality and phytoplankton monitoring program under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

M. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Rockingham County Conservation District, Brentwood, NH, to develop final engineering design plans for restoration and stabilization of Eel Creek under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $16,750. Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

N. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation, Portsmouth, NH, to increase public awareness of marine conservation issues and public involvement in the local marine debris monitoring program under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $15,237. Effective upon G&C approval to December 31, 2004. Federal Funds.

Items Removed from Table:

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove item #154 - which was tabled at the July 16, 2003 meeting.

#154 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding Authorized the request to grant funds to The International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, to provide English as a second language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the International Institute of Boston-NH, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $36,495. (2)Further Authorizedd unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove item #158 - which was tabled at the July 16, 2003 meeting.

#158 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding Authorized the request to grant funds to SNHS Hispanic/Latino Community Services Program, Manchester, NH, to provide English as a second language and English Language/Civics Education classes at the Latin American Center, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $73,776. (2)Further Authorizedd unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House in Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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