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September 3, 2003
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
September 3, 2003 8:00 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 Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton accepted the minutes of August 13, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin accepted the minutes of the special meeting held August 21, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the August 13, 2003 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret and Thanks, accepted the following resignations:

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
Commissioner
John O'Donnell, Beverly, MA Effective: Upon Acceptance
Original Term End Date: July 1, 2003

New Motor Vehicle Arbitration Board
Megan Benton, West Lebanon Effective: Upon Acceptance
Original Term End Date: August 28, 2006

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation
Paul G. Needham, Derry Effective: Upon Acceptance
Original Term End Date: March 26, 2004

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

Board of Accountancy
Public Member
Ellery Hathorn, Manchester Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Eric Anderson) Term: September 17, 2008

Adult Parole Board
Larry G. Elliott, Hillsborough Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Thomas J. Hammond) Term: July 1, 2008

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases
Belknap County
Sally L. Minkow, Laconia Effective: September 3, 2003
(Filling Vacancy) Term: August 20, 2006

Air Resources Council
Fuel Oils Industry
David Collins, Bedford Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 6, 2007

Assessing Standards Board
Public Member
Leonard Gerzon, Amherst Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Robert Estey) Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials
David Gomez, Derry Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Public Member
Elaine K. Hoiska, Greenville Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Laura Thibodeau) 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 Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 19, 2005

Assessing Standards Board
Nominated by NH Assoc. of Assessing Officials
David M. McMullen, Gilmanton Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Rex Norman) 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 Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 19, 2005

Economic Development Matching Grants Program
Nominated by Commissioner of DRED
Jennifer Quinlan, Portsmouth Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment 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 Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Ralph Cutting) 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 Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 19, 2005

Fish and Game Commission - (Councilor Griffin voted no on this appointment)
Grafton County
Sharon S. Guaraldi, Lebanon Effective: September 3, 2003
Succeeding: Frank Clark Term: June 29, 2004

Health Services Planning and Review Board
Health Care Provider
Erin K. Almeda, Merrimack Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Stephen R. Marion) Term: April 19, 2006

State Historical Records Advisory Board
Mark J. Halloran, Plymouth Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing William E. Ross) Term: January 2, 2006

Insurance Department
Commissioner
Roger Sevigny (salary correction) Effective: August 13, 2003
Salary: $80,213 Step: 3 II

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Nominated by Commissioner of DES
Robert A. Cruess, Amherst Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Edward J. Schmidt) Term: September 30, 2007

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Nominated by Commissioner of DES
Frank Thomas, Merrimack Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing John Stanton) Term: August 12, 2007

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Nominated by Commissioner of DES
Robert A. Weimar, Meredith Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Russell A. Nylander) Term: September 30, 2007

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority
Representing Natural Resource interests
Charles Levesque, Antrim Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 6, 2007

Board of Licensure for Land Surveyors
Land Surveyor
Earl J. Sandford, Bedford Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Donald Blanchard) Term: August 12, 2008

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Public Member
Karen McCall-Gramitt, Nashua Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Helen Honorow) Term: April 10, 2006

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Public Member
C. Scott Moffett, Glen Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Thomas L. Mugford) Term: April 10, 2006

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Mental Health Professional
I. Terry Sturke, Concord Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: April 10, 2006

Board of Medicine
Paramedical Professional
Kevin Costin, Manchester Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: April 21, 2008

Milk Sanitation Board
Milk Producer
Sharlene Beaudry, Walpole Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: October 11, 2009

New Motor Vehicle Arbitation Board
Representing Consumers
Clarence E. Bourassa, Bow Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Megan Benton) Term: August 28, 2006

Board of Optometry
Optometrist
David M. Hartenstein, Hampton Falls Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing David J. Caban) Term: July 1, 2008

Pesticides Control Board
Pesticides Applicator
William Collins, Manchester Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: November 6, 2006

Ports and Harbor Advisory Council
Michael J. Coffey, Portsmouth Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Katharine Paine) Term: December 16, 2005

Commission on the Status of Men -Designated Chairman
Gerard J. Boyle, Plymouth

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
Public Member
William R. Grimm, Franklin Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Joyce L. Arel) 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 Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Dana Welch) Term: August 26, 2006

Veterans Council
Margaret Nally, Newton Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: June 30, 2006

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
Local Government
Martin N. Bove, Londonderry Effective: September 3, 2003
(Replacing Robert Wester) Term: October 10, 2005

Waste Management Council
Municipal Official Nominated by NH Municipal Association
Stephen Crean, Goffstown Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 7, 2007

Water Council
Public Member
F. Wayne DiMarzio, Londonderry Effective: September 3, 2003
Reappointment Term: February 5, 2007

Wetlands Council
Nominated by NH Association of Natural Resource Scientists
Lawrence E. Morse, Newmarket Effective: September 3, 2003
(Filling Vacancy) Term: September 3, 2006

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

Air Resources Council
Public Member
Robert Duval, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
( Succeeding Allan B. Silber) Term: November 21, 2006

Director of Air Resources
Robert Scott, Bow Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Kenneth A. Colburn) Term: July 1, 2005
Step 2 HH Salary: $ 71,594

Assessing Standards Board
Municipal official of town with population less than 5,000
Eric Stohl, Colebrook Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: 2 yrs from Confirmation

Automotive Technology Advisory Council
NH Automobile Dealers Association
Gerard Montembeault, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
  Term: 3 yrs from Confirmation

Automotive Technology Advisory Council
NH Automobile Dealers Association
Stephen Talarico, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
  Term: 3 yrs from Confirmation

Current Use Advisory Board
Forest Landowner
David Tellman, Whitefield Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 9, 2005

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Program
Public Member
Scott Andersen, Center Harbor Effective: Upon Confirmation
  Term: 2 yrs from Confirmation

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Program
Public Member
James Brown, Newport Effective: Upon Confirmation
  Term: 3 yrs from Confirmation

Equalization Standards Board
Nom. By NH Assoc. of Counties
George Maglaras, Dover Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 24, 2005

NH Commission for Human Rights
Kenneth Brown, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Maureen Raiche Manning) Term: November 1, 2008

New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission
Nom. By Commissioner of Environmental Services
Nelson Thibault, Nottingham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 30, 2007

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority
Outdoor Recreation
Linda Stoddard, North Haverhill Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 6, 2007

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers
Public Member
John Pendleton, Nashua Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: July 1, 2008

Marital Mediator Certification Board
Honey Hastings, Milford Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: November 21, 2006

Community Mental Health Delivery System Commission
Representing Mental Health Consumers or Families Utilizing Mental Health Services
Mary Ann Doty, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation

Occupational Therapy Governing Board
Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Meredith Viano-Doiron, North Hampton Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: March 4, 2004

Pharmacy Board
Hospital Pharmacy
Margaret Hayes, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 6, 2008

Physical Therapy Governing Board
Public Member
Elizabeth Cary, Derry Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 28, 2006

Passenger Tramway Safety Board
Surface Lift
Mark Petrozzi, Gilford Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: June 20, 2005

New Hampshire Real Estate Commission
Attorney
Robert Stephen, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Martin F. Smith Jr.) Term: September 15, 2008

Right-To-Know Study Commission
Public Member
Harriet Cady, Deerfield Effective: Upon Confirmation

Right-To-Know Study Commission
Attorney with Knowledge and Experience of Right-To-Know Law
Stephen Judge, Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation

State Commission on the Status of Women
Jennifer Ruffing, Loudon Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Barbara Zeckhausen) Term: October 20, 2006

State Commission on the Status of Women
Karen Testerman, Amherst Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Jane Stapleton) Term: October 20, 2006

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
Experienced in promoting in promoting involvement of adults 55 years of age and older in volunteerism
Patti Koscielniak, Goshen Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Susan Conner) Term: October 10, 2005

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
Religious Community
David Lamarre-Vincent, Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 10, 2003

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

#1 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the North Country Council, Bethlehem, NH, to enable the North Country Council to continue its efforts to address local, municipal and regional planning issues, in the amount of $20,953. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#1A Authorized to enter retroactively into an agreement with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to provide $80,000 to continue implementation of GRANIT, the states computerized geographic information system. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. General Funds.

#1B Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Sargent Museum, Concord, NH, to preserve historical artifacts found at the Wiggin Farm archaeological site in Stratham, NH, under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $4,165. Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

#1C Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Granite State Designers and Installers, Concord, NH, to conduct education for homeowners with septic systems under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program, in the amount of $9,700. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

NH CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
#2 The Governor and Council on a roll call vote of: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - yes, Councilor Griffin - no, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, Councilor Wheeler - no, authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Charlestown, NH, to hire the equivalent of one full-time staff person, in the amount of $39,285. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. General Funds

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

#3 Authorized Charles R. Smith, Springvale, ME, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.
#4 Authorized Thomas B. Moon, Brunswick, ME, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#5 Authorized Anthony L. Picano, Peabody, MA, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#6 Authorized Robert P. Blonigen, Newington, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#7 Authorized Brian E. Thorne, Manchester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#8 Authorized to exercise a lease extension option with Concord Aviation Service, Concord, NH, for hangar and office/storage space, for a total of $35,400. Effective October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#9 Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project agreement with the University of NH, Chemical Engineering Department, Pollution Prevention Partnership Durham, NH, to support the implementation of a Pollution Prevention Plan in accordance with Federal Executive Order (EO)13148, "Greening the Government Through Leadership in Environmental Management, in an amount not to exceed $9,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#10 Authorized to enter into a contract with Pinnacle Mapping Technologies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, to perform Digital Orthophotos 2003 to provide data on four NH Army National Guard properties and for environmental assessment of proposed construction and training activities, for a maximum price of $12,600. Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

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

#11 Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor David K. Wheeler with regard to a certain proposal for the refinancing of existing debt and routine capital expenditures project in connection with Southern NH Medical Center, Nashua, NH.

#12 Authorized to accept and place on file a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2003 through June 30, 2003.

#13 Authorized Bureau of General Services to contract with ATC Associates Inc., to provide indoor air quality consulting services at the Health & Human Services Building, Concord, NH, for an amount not to exceed $5,385. Effective September 4, 2003 through September 26, 2003.

#14 Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Mr. C Victor Gouger, Jr., to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies, in an amount not to exceed $7,000. Effective September 1, 2003 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2004.

#14A Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a lease agreement with Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, for space for the training courses offered to government employees, totaling $160,000. Effective September 1, 2003 to July 31, 2008.

#14B Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Michael P. Gillis to provide computer training and consultation to government employees and agencies, in an amount not to exceed $9,000. Effective September 1, 2003 or the date of G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2004. Other Funds.

#14C Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into an agreement with the NH Technical College System, to provide training and education programs for state and municipal employees, in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective September 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. Other Funds.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#15 Authorized to exceed the 3/12th limitation, as specified in letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#16 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $8,260.57 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

#17-#18 NOT USED

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
#19 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler authorized the State Conservation Committee to retroactively amend a grant with Cheshire County Conservation District, Walpole, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-25-02), to provide education and funding opportunities for properties that are already protected to develop forest management plans and/or natural resource inventories, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2004 from June 30, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

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

#20 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend funds totaling $12,000, of which $5,636.52, are carried forward from FY03. The balance of $6,363.48 is anticipated to be earned through donations to the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program ("SCRAP") received during State Fiscal Year 2004.

#21 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to award a federally funded historic barn restoration grant in the amount of $6,000, to the NH Farm Museum, Milton.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the National Governors Association, as pass through from the Federal Department of Justice, to be used for the planning of information sharing projects in the State of NH, in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#23 NOT USED

#24 Authorized to conduct a two-day conference at The Highlander Inn scheduled for September 29 and 30, 2003 entitled, "Narcotics Investigation 2003" at a cost not to exceed $5,200.80. (2)Further Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Highlander Inn for necessary conference facilities and food services for the two-day advanced training conference as part of the cost noted above. 100% Federal Funds.

#25 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wieczorek voting - no, voted to DENY the petition of Bryan E. Lipps requesting a pardon hearing for the offenses of Burglary and Criminal Liability to Kidnapping. Mr. Lipps is not eligible for an annulment.

#26 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to DENY the petition of Michael A. N. Mavenyengwa requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Simple Assault (2 counts). Mr. Mavenyengwa is not eligible for an annulment.

#27 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to DENY the petition of Joseph S. Haas, Jr. requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Indirect Criminal Contempt of Court.

#28 DENIED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to DENY the petition of Jennifer Fernald requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Second Degree Assault (2 counts). Ms. Fernald is not eligible for an annulment.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
#29 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized to exceed the 3/12th limitation for various accounts, as specified in letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

BANKING DEPARTMENT
#30 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized an annual salary increment of $4,458 to Bank Commissioner Peter C. Hildreth. Effective September 20, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
#31 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $36,909 from the US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration to administer, develop, and promote a successful miner-training program. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through September 30, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#32 Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source service agreement with Xerox Corporation for laser printer maintenance services at NHES's administrative office in Concord, NH, for an annual amount of $52,770 for a three-year agreement total of $158,310. Effective July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#33 Authorized to enter into a retroactive amended agreement to expend funds from the South Carolina Employment Security Commission for voluntary participation in the Labor Market Information Training Institute Consortium as Authorized and funded by the Employment and Training Administration of the US Department of Labor, by extending the period of the original agreement from January 1, 2003 through June 30, 2003 to a new end date of December 31, 2003.

#34 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Phipps Landscape for landscaping maintenance and lawn care services at NHES's Somersworth local office, for an agreement total not to exceed $11,750. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#35 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with S.D. Carruthers & Sons, Inc., for roof sealing services at NHES's Concord local office at 10 West St. Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $5,875. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 86% Federal, 14% Other Funds.

#36 NOT USED

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#37 Authorized to utilize the services of the medical and dental service providers as shown on the lists as detailed in letter dated August 15, 2003, for FY'04 to be paid for on a fee for service basis retroactive to July 1, 2003. 100% General Funds.

#38 Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the John Bickford Foundation of Concord, NH, to provide inmates financial assistance with tuition and books for beginning continuing their post-secondary education, in the amount of $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

#39 Authorized to accept a donation of two tapes and three books from Mrs. Shirley Bear of Eagles Nest Emporium, LLC. The approximate value of this donation is $75.80.

#40 Authorized to enter into a sole source Inter-agency Agreement with the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to provide housing and meals for dental students for two semesters per fiscal year, for a total contract amount not to exceed $5,120. Effective September 1, 2003 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2004. 100% General Funds.

#41 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, for research, guidance and training for the Family Connections Project at the Lakes Region Facility in Laconia, NH, in the amount of $8,753. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING
#42 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Margaret Lee Leppanen, R.N., M.N., J.D., Concord, NH, to provide investigative and prosecutorial functions, in the amount not to exceed $50,270.88. Effective October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004. 100% General (License Fees).

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

#43 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to expend $2,025,423.73 in excess OHRV fees, as specified in their letter dated July 24, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#44 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation Cannon Mountain to renew membership for the 2003-2004 season with the Lincoln/Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, of Lincoln, NH, in the amount of $1,880. Further Authorized participating in a co-op promotional program for an amount not to exceed $7,000, distribution program not to exceed $2,300 and local advertising not to exceed $1,100. Total not to exceed $12,280. 100% Other.

#45 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Lighthouse Kids of the North Hampton School to partner in the White Island Light Station Conservation Project. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

#46 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation Cannon Mountain to enter into a sole source lease agreement with Bombardier Capital, Inc., of Colchester, VT, for an aged fleet lease rotation program for snowgroomers, in the amount of $173,947.83.

#47 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant under the out-of-state Joint Promotional Program, in the amount of $20,759, for 2004 Marketing Plan. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% General Funds.

#48 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, to provide ecological services to the Divisions of Forests & Lands and Parks & Recreation for a total of $61,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

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

#49 Authorized the assistance towards partial payment of moving expenses in an amount not to exceed $2,000 for Lee E. Perry, the next Executive Director of the NH Department of Fish and Game, and his family from Wayne, ME to NH. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

#50 Authorized to transfer and expend $2,940,932.93 in excess OHRV fees, as specified in their letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#51 Authorized to accept the donation of three "Conservation Easements" totaling 103.97 acres of land in Loudon, NH from NH Speedway, Inc.

#52 Authorized to accept the donation of a "Conservation Easement C" on 77.54 acres of land in Canterbury, NH, from NH Speedway, Inc.

#53 Authorized to enter into a contract with Breton Construction, Laconia, NH, to provide asphalt paving, pavement striping, and guardrail installation at the Suncook River Boat Access Facility in Pittsfield, NH, for an amount not to exceed $17,625. Effective upon G&C approval through April 16, 2004. 100% Other.

#54 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the NH State Council of Trout, Unlimited, Concord, NH, to restore and enhance fish habitat in the Cold River, Walpole, NH, in the amount of $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $10,000 to the NH State Council of Trout, Unlimited in accordance with the terms of the grant agreement. 100% Other Funds.

#55 Authorized to enter into a contract with Victoria Bunker, Inc., of Alton, NH, to provide a Phase III Archaeological Date Recovery conducted on Department land located adjacent to Pleasant Lake, Deerfield, NH, for an amount not to exceed $31,624.56. Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2004. 100% Fish and Game.

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

#56 Authorized to conduct an organized meeting for the 2003 Solid Waste Conference. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Special Events of New England, LLC, Auburn, NH, for the rental, the set up and the removal of chairs, tables, and other conference equipment, in the amount of $1,249.84. (3)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Robert H. and Martha F. MaCarthur, dba Castle Caterers, Manchester, NH, for food for the event, in the amount of $3,967.75. Effective upon G&C approval through September 25, 2003. 100% Other.

#57 Authorized to accept and expend $96,386 in Federal Funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for emergency preparedness assistance to community water systems through December 31, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Custer Battles, LLC, Fairfax, VA, to assist community water systems with completing vulnerability assessments and developing emergency plans, in the amount of $114,565. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#58 Authorized to accept and expend $3,000 in federal funds from the US Department of Energy for education and outreach events related to the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend a $1,000 incentive award from General Motors Corporation to be used for activities related to functions of the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition. Effective upon G&C approval.

#59 Authorized to exceed the 3/12th limitation, as specified in their letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#60 Authorized to budget and expend prior year carryover funds in the amount of $29,000 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund for the design phase of the reconstruction of Webster Lake Dam in Franklin. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004. 100% Other.

#61 Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $410,000 in FY 2004 as detailed in letter dated August 6, 2003. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Weston Solutions, Inc., Winston-Salem, NC, to perform site investigation and remediation at contaminated sites, in the amount of $1,276,900. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (3)Further Authorized to amend an existing contract with the US Geological Survey, (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #94), by increasing the amount from $119,490 to $179,490 a total of $60,000 and extending the completion date from September 30, 2003 to September 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#62 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Atkinson, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, for an amount not to exceed $7,695. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#63 Authorized to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to utilize ribotyping capabilities in pollution source investigations, in the amount of $33,500. Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to provide a $30,150 advance payment.

#64 Authorized to enter into a contract with Blastech Corp., Candia, NH, to demolish the West Henniker Dam, in the amount of $22,500. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#65 Authorized to amend a grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #68), for implementation of Phase II of the Peirce Island Shoreline Stabilization Project, by increasing the grant amount from $48,000 to $68,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#66 Authorized to retroactively amend a personal services contract with Paul Heirtzler, P.E., Esq., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #80), for legal and cost recovery services related to the cleanup of hazardous waste sites, by increasing the contract price limitation by $21,000 from $272,700 to $293,700 and extending the contract period from August 31, 2003 to December 31, 2003. 100% Other.

#67 Authorized Michael Bick's request to construct a permanent pier and ramp leading to a float, providing two slips on frontage on property located at Little bay in Durham.

#68 Authorized Betty P. Johnson Revocable Trust's request to amend permit to fill in public waters to construct a long breakwater with a gap at the shoreline, attach a dock cantilevered to the breakwater, install a piling supported dock extending no more than 30 ft lakeward of the full lake elevation, drive one tie-off piling from the end of the cantilevered pier, to cross-tie a boat away from the permanent pier, install a seasonal canopy between the cantilevered pier and the permanent pier on property located in Gilford (previously approved by G&C on 11-9-00).

#69 Authorized Town of Meredith's request to construct a boardwalk and a gazebo along the shoreline between the existing town docking facilities and Church Point, construct two piling piers connected by a walkway attached to a piling pier in a "Y" configuration on frontage in Meredith Bay, abandon a pier and construct a piling pier and walkway on frontage on Meredith Bay, construct three piling piers on frontage on property located at Church Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

#70 Authorized Public Service of NH's request to dredge contaminated sediments from the Cocheco River as part of PSNH remediation of a former manufactured gas plant facility, construct associated sheet pile contamination cut-off wall with extraction vaults in the north bank of the river. This project overlaps with the dredging project to be done by the US Army Corps of Engineers for the federal navigation channel and the dredge spoil off-loading location on the south side of the Chocheco River in Dover. The Department of Environmental Services Waste Management Division has designated this project as a remediation site.

#71 Authorized Richard H Egan's request to amend a permit to remove an existing concrete pad and long stone jetty, fill to construct a breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered pier and walkway to access beach area on frontage on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford (previously approved by G&C on 5-24-00).

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
#72 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to accept and place on file the Board's Annual Report.

#73-#76 NOT USED

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

Office of Administration
#77 Authorized to enter into a short-term holdover amendment to an existing lease contract with 30 Maplewood Avenue Trust, Quincy, MA, for office space in Portsmouth, in the amount of $46,638.30. Effective September 1, 2003 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, and to end two months thereafter. 45% Federal, 55% General.

Division of Child Support Services
#78 Authorized to amend an existing agreement (previously approved by G&C on 6-6-01, item #106), to exercise an option to extend banking services related to the processing of child support payments by entering into an amended agreement with Citizens Bank NH, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $50,868 effective January 1, 2004 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2004. 24% General, 76% Federal & Other Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families
#79 Authorized to reimburse the individuals as detailed in letter dated August 12, 2003, from current year funds for travel expenses incurred while in the performance of official state business. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#80 Authorized to renew an agreement with Michael Kalinowski, Ed. D., Newmarket, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-10-01, item #94), for a Child Care market rate survey, in an amount not to exceed $58,179. Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to make a one time prepayment of up to 25% of the annual contract price at the beginning of the contract period with subsequent payments to be made on a cost reimbursement basis. To initiate this prepayment, the contractor must submit a written request documenting the agency's need for prepayment to initiate the service. 100% Federal Funds.

#81 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing agreement with Lutheran Community Services of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-00, item #121, amended on 8-14-02, item #154), for the provision of therapeutic foster care services, by reducing the price limitation by $21,100, to a new price limitation of $4,706,883. Effective July 1, 2003. 75% General, 25% Other Funds.

Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery
#82 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Family Center of Greater Peterborough, NH, to provide substance abuse services, in an amount not to exceed $28,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#83 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Youth Council, Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide outpatient counseling and prevention services, in an amount not to exceed $157,277. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

Office of Community & Public Health
#84 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Preparedness & Response to provide travel reimbursement to Melanie Rast, MPH, Program Planner III, in the amount of $180.56. Effective retroactive to March 6, 2003 to May 29, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#85 Authorized NH Immunization Program to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH's Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, for the purpose of collecting and analyzing immunization data, totaling $24,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#86-#88 NOT USED

#89 Authorized Tobacco Prevention and Control Program to enter into an agreement with the New London Hospital Association, Inc., New London, NH, to provide community-based initiatives and activities to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke, totaling $31,662. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#90-#105 NOT USED

Division of Family Assistance
#106 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, to provide employment and training services in the amount of $859,656.10. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 60% Federal, 40% General.

Division of Elderly & Adult Services
#107 Authorized to exceed the 3/12th limitation, as specified in their letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#108 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide services to the deaf and hard of hearing, in an amount not to exceed $150,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 52% Federal, 5% Other, 43% General.

#109 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Manchester Housing and Redevelopment Authority, Manchester, NH, to provide Congregate Housing Services, in an amount not to exceed $109,006. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#110 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #369), to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports in Cheshire County through the Monadnock ServiceLink Network, by decreasing the contract amount by $40,127.96 from $237,628 to $197,500.04. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#111 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with LRGHealthcare, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #430), acting as fiscal agent for Belknap County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Belknap County ServiceLink Network, by decreasing the contract amount by $40,127.96 from $237,628 to $197,500.04. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#112 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council Inc., Lebanon, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #370), acting as fiscal agent for Grafton County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Grafton County ServiceLink Network, by increasing the contract amount by $17,788.80 from $237,628 to $255,416.80. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 23% Federal, 77% General.

#113 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #367), acting as fiscal agent for Coos County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Coos County ServiceLink Network, by decreasing the contract amount by $40,127.96 from $237,628 to $197,500.04. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#114 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Crotched Mountain Community Care Inc., Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #365), acting as fiscal agent for Rockingham County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Rockingham County ServiceLink Network, by increasing the contract amount by $55,705.56 from $237,628 to $293,333.56. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#115 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Carroll County Health & Home Care Services, Chocorua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #356), acting as fiscal agent for Carroll County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Carroll County ServiceLink Network, by decreasing the contract amount by $40,127.96 from $237,628 to $197,500.04. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#116 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #371), acting as fiscal agent for Sullivan County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Sullivan County ServiceLink Network, by decreasing the contract amount by $40,127.96 from $237,628 to $197,500.04. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#117 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #368), acting as fiscal agent for Hillsborough County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Hillsborough County ServiceLink Network, by increasing the contract amount by $93,622.33 from $237,628 to $331,250.33. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 18% Federal, 82% General.

#118 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #359), acting as fiscal agent for Merrimack County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Merrimack County ServiceLink Network, by decreasing the contract amount by $40,127.96 from $237,628 to $197,500.04. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 20% Federal, 80% General.

#119 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Strafford Network, Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #357), acting as fiscal agent for Strafford County ServiceLink, to provide information and referral service to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports through the Strafford County ServiceLink Network, by increasing the contract amount by $19,872.04 from $237,628 to $257,500.04. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 39% Federal, 61% General.

New Hampshire Hospital
#120 Authorized to pay the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL, survey fees up to $28,000. 100% General.

#121 Authorized to compensate Alden Ewart, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury.

#122 Authorized to amend the Consultants List (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #263), by adding Lutheran Community Services of Northern New England, Concord, NH, at a rate of compensation of $45 per hour. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

#123 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Creative Socio-Medics, Islip, NY, to provide a patient care system, in the amount of $1,053,610. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005, with the option to extend through June 30, 2007. 36% General, 60% Capital Project, 4% Other.

Division of Behavioral Health
#124 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Therese Charest, Nashua, NH, to provide representative payee services in an amount not to exceed $4,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% General.

#125 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Institute on Disability, Durham, NH, to provide community living options for people with mental illness currently residing in nursing homes, in the amount of $183,642. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#126 Authorized to enter into a contract with Primedia Workplace Learning, Carrollton, TX, to provide satellite programming services in an amount not to exceed $9,312. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#127 Authorized to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-7-03, item #125), by increasing the price limitation by $70,000 from $368,000 to $438,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#128 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Open Arms Outreach Inc., Laconia, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $16,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#129 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Cross Roads House Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $185,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% General.

#130 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Open Arms Outreach Inc., Laconia, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

#131 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Cross Roads House Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to provide services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $41,300. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2003 through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#132 Authorized to exceed the 3/12th limitation, as specified in their letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal Funds.

#133 Authorized to exceed the 3/12th limitation, as specified in their letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal Funds.

#134 Authorized to exceed the 3/12th limitation, as specified in their letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved. 100% Federal Funds.

#135 Authorized to hire Consultants through June 30, 2004, as specified in letter dated August 13, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#136 Authorized to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $33,363 from the United States Department of Education, to supplement educational services and remove barriers of attendance for homeless children and youth. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#137 Authorized to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $58,407 from the US Department of Education, the Title I Accountability grant will be used to help low-performing schools. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

#138 Authorized to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $1,308,232 from the US Department of Education, to assist children and adults from low-income families to achieve high academic standards. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#139 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Odyssey House, Dover, NH, to provide youth services, employment, and training, in an amount not to exceed $141,561. Effective October 1, 2003 to September 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. 100% Other Funds.

#139A Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $120,097 from the US Department of Education, to assist teachers, administrators, and Limited English Proficient students in the local school system. (2)Further Authorized to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $438,516 from the US Department of Education to assist the teachers, administrators, and Limited English Proficient students in the local school system. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#139B Authorized to budget and expend carry forward teacher certification funds in the amount of $100,000. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, for the purpose of supporting an alternative certification center, in the amount of $100,000. (3)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#140 NOT USED

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM
#141 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to make a retroactive unencumbered payment to Powerware, Chicago, IL, for emergency equipment parts replacement and installation and testing services for our Powerware Plus 12 power protection system for the Planetarium's theater equipment, in the amount of $4,490.23. Effective upon G&C approval. 59% General Funds, 41% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#142 Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training reclassification of position #41978, Technical Support Specialist III, labor grade 25 to a Program Specialist IV, labor grade 25. Effective upon G&C approval.

#143 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management exemption to the NH Purchasing Rules Manual, to increase the Division's vehicle fleet by four vehicles.

#144 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend additional grant monies from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $88,284.71. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. 100% Federal.

#145 Authorized to enter into a two year maintenance agreement with NH Helicopters Inc., Hampton, NH, and any unscheduled maintenance will be at an hourly rate plus 28% plus cost on parts, for $16,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#146 Authorized to enter into a retroactive sole source maintenance agreement with Neopost Inc., Burlington, MA, to provide maintenance and postage updates for all Neopost mailing equipment, in the amount of $7,208.35. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004. 100% Highway.

#147 Authorized Division of Watercraft Safety to accept and expend a $50 donation made to the marine Patrol Safety Program in memory of Kainen Flynn, a former Marine Patrol Office and Gilford Police Officer.

#148 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to amend (item #172 approved by G&C on 7-16-03), by adjusting the funds between classes to increase funding for local projects.

#149 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management Bureau of Emergency Management to amend (item #135, approved by G&C on 3-19-03); by adjusting the funds between classes to increase the Local Project expense class.

#150 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop for "Exercise Control/Stimulation" on September 16 and 17, 2003 at the Holiday Inn, Portsmouth, NH, for an amount not to exceed $6,201. (2)Further Authorized a contract with Kuzzins/Bowden Hospitality II, LLC dba Holiday Inn, Portsmouth, NH, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $6,201. Effective upon G&C approval through September 17, 2003. 100% Federal.

#151 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a retroactive two-year janitorial contract with Reliable Janitorial Services, Concord, NH, for cleaning Troop D, Concord, NH. Effective July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#152 Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a two year contract with Pinard Waste Systems Inc., Manchester, NH, to pick-up waste at the following locations, Concord, Dover, Manchester, and Keene, for a total of $7,292.40. Effective retroactive to August 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005.

#153 Authorized Division of Fires Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management and the Capital Area Fire Compact, for activities associated with the update of local all-hazard emergency operations plans, in the amount of $32,254. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#154 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management and the communities/organizations as detailed in letter dated August 20, 2003, for activities associated with the update of local all-hazard emergency operations plans, to include a focus on weapons of mass destruction incidents, for a total amount of $352,412.35. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#155 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to execute a Mitigation Planning Grant agreement with the Town of Sugar Hill, for developing an All Hazard Mitigation Plan, in the amount of $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#155A Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training/EMS to enter into a contract with Contigiani's Catering Service of Laconia, NH, to provide food service to the Fire Academy, in an amount not to exceed $45,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#156 TABLED- The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Burton voting - no and Councilor Wieczorek voting - no, voted to TABLE the request of the Division of Aeronautics to accept federal funds in the amount of $2,500,000 for this AIP-52 project. (2)Further Authorized to grant assistance to the City of Manchester, NH, for this AIP-52 airport noise program project for noise insulation of approximately 62 units and the Church of God facility in Manchester, NH, for a total of $2,781,355.89. 90% Federal, 5% Highway, 5% Local.

#157 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Advance Transit Inc., Billings Commerce Park, Wilder, VT, to undertake evaluation of transit system operations for a fee not to exceed $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval. Federal Funds.

#158 Authorized Bureau of Mechanical Services to renew a contract with Waste Management of NH Inc., Hampton, NH, for rubbish disposal service at the North Hampton Satellite Garage, totaling $4,484. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Highway Funds.

#159 Authorized Bureau of Municipal Highways to enter into an agreement with the City of Nashua, delineating duties and responsibilities of both parties for designing, constructing, and maintaining improvements to Broad Street, from Coliseum Avenue to Coburn Avenue and Dublin Avenue from Broad Street to Pine Hill Road in Nashua, NH.

#160 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, to undertake certain transportation technical evaluations for a fee not to exceed $16,000. Effective upon G&C approval. Federal Funds.

#161 NOT USED

#162 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) contract with L.G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH, for the construction of a drilled well and pump on the property of Robyn Jenisch, West Nottingham, NH, totaling $13,520. Effective upon G&C approval. Highway Funds.

#163 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance (Well Section) contract with Larry G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH, for a drilled well and pump on the property of Carolyn Hoague, Deerfield, NH, totaling $13,440. Effective upon G&C approval. Highway Funds.

#164 NOT USED

#165 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with R.D. Edmunds & Sons Inc., Franklin, NH, for reconstruction of US 3 beginning west of the intersection of West Bow St and continuing east to the bridge over the Winnipesaukee River, including signalization of the intersection and the development of a formal EB left turn lane and a center median turn lane extension back to the Franklin High School driveway and also involves the partial reconstruction and widening of US 3 beginning west of the intersection of Kendall St., totaling $1,438,052. Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2005. Federal Funds.

#166 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into an agreement with Oak Point Associates, Portsmouth, NH, for a Lump Sum Price of $733,466 for professional architectural services for the design of the State Area Command at the Adjutant General's, Concord Military Reservation, Concord, NH. (2)Further Authorized the amount of $37,500 be approved for payment to NH Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided. 100% Federal.

#167 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with A&J Conti, Inc., Moultonborough, NH, for Repointing Granite and Masonry Walls, State House Concord NH, for a lump sum price of $79,760. Capital Funds.

#167A TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to TABLE the request of the Bureau of Construction contract with Visi-Flash Rentals Eastern Inc., for removing and replacing signs, sign posts, and sign bases throughout various locations in the State and will also install centerline rumble strips and recessed pavement markers on NH Route 101, totaling $405,780.27. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2004.

#168 Authorized Bureau of Right-of-Way's Contemplated Award List for the period July 18, 2003 through August 14, 2003.

#169 TUITION REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $793.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rita Delude, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "The Psychology of Adulthood".

B. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $985.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janet Paddack, Professor, in the course entitled "Philosophy, Ethics and Education".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $985.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janet Paddack, Professor, in the course entitled "Research Design".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,147.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Saylor, Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy, in the on-line course entitled "Psychology of Adulthood".

E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, the sum of $486.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Shay, Institutional/College Counselor II, in the course entitled "Dissertation Seminar II".

F. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,476.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosanne Curry, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Methods of Policy Analysis".

G. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $728.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Fifield, Disability Examiner Trainee, in the course entitled "Human Biology".

H. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,179.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anne Prehemo, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled "Social and Behavioral Health".

I. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,179.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Peggy Vieira, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled "Social and Behavioral Health".

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $655.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Evans, Administrator III, in the course entitled "Field Description of Soils".

K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $655.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Tardif, Civil Engineer V, in the course entitled "Field Description of Soils".

L. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $642.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rebecca Lorden, Program Planner II, in the course entitled "Principles of Management".

M. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Boston University, Boston, MA, the sum of $1,360.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alyssa Adams, Child Protective Services Worker, in the course entitled "Differential Social Work with Groups".

N. 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 Robert Boisvert, Assistant Administrator, in the courses entitled "Leadership: A Lifelong Journey" and "Family & Community: The Larger Context".

O. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,286.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jade LeBlanc, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the courses entitled "Building Multicultural Organizations & Communities", "Administration of Criminal Justice" and "Family & Community: The Larger Context".

P. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,143.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anna Phinney, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the course entitled "Project II".

Q. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $399.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ann D'Ovidion, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled "Electronic Publishing I".

R. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,179.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Fleming, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled "Public Health Social and Behavioral Health".

S. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,179.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Lamothe, Microbiologist I, in the course entitled "Public Health Economics".

T. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, the sum of $1,840.87 for the sole purpose of enrolling Chun-Fu Liu, Assistant State Epidemiologist, in the course entitled "Exposure Assessment".

U. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,222.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling David Reichel, Program Planner III, in the course entitled "Probability and Stochastic Processes".

V. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,221.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie King, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled "Public Health Care Systems".

W. LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $699.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled "Microeconomics".

X. LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $699.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret LaBrecque, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Strategic Management and Policy".

Y. JOINT BOARD - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $429.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Julie Levesque, Senior Accounting Technician, in the course entitled "Accounting II".

Z. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, the sum of $793.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Auger, Ward Clerk, in the course entitled "Introduction to Psychology".

AA. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,218.25 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora Barton, Utilization Review Coordinator, in the course entitled "Social Welfare Policy I".

BB. 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 "Financial Management for Healthcare".

CC. 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 "Financial Management for Healthcare".

DD. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $429.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynda Ricker, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled "Introduction to Psychology".

EE. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Berlin, NH, the sum of $199.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jesse Eames, Construction Foreman, in the course entitled "Survey Law".

FF. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Community Technical College, Berlin, NH, the sum of $199.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jesse Eames, Construction Foreman, in the course entitled "Global Positioning Systems".

GG. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $678.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donald Lasell, Project Manager, in the course entitled "Business, Government and Environment".

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

II. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $649.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Oldenburg, Chief of Preliminary Design, in the course entitled "Business, Government and Environment".

JJ. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Riviera College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $561.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Beshu Rana, Systems Development Specialist III, in the course entitled "Seminar in Organizational Leadership".

KK. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Riviera College, Nashua, NH, the sum of $561.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Beshu Rana, Systems Development Specialist III, in the course entitled "Strategic Management".

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

A. BANKING - Request permission for (1) employee, Robin Boman, Bank Examiner III, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA on September 7 - 19, 2003, to attend the Loan Analysis School. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $400.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Robin Boman. Total Cost: $1,050.00. Source of Funds: 100% Other-Exam/Assessment. No Registration Fees.

B. BANKING - Request permission for (1) employee, Patricia Doyon, Bank Examiner Trainee, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA on October 19 - November 7, 2003, to attend the Introductions to Examinations at the FDIC Training School. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $600.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Patricia Doyon. Total Cost: $1,350.00. Source of Funds: 100% Other-Exam/Assessment. No Registration Fees.

C. FISH & GAME - Request permission for (1) employee, Colonel Jeffrey Gray, Chief of LE, or designee, to travel to Shepherdstown, WV on September 2 - 6, 2003, to attend the Northeast Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NEPARC) Timber Rattlesnake Conservation Action Plan (TRCAP) Seminar. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $620.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish & Game Funds. No Registration Fees.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
A. Authorized the Department of Education to grant funds to the College for Lifelong Learning, to provide technical support, professional expertise, in-service training, and develop and disseminate information to school districts to improve the educational outcomes for children and youth with disabilities in New Hampshire. This grant will be in effect from July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004 in an amount not to exceed $435,283.00, pending legislative approval of the next biennium budget. Further, Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. 100% Federal funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
B. Authorized Salary Adjustment Fund and Employee Benefit Adjustment Fund and in conformance with the Governor and Council action of January 9, 2003, the agency transfers were Authorized for the month of July, as detailed in letter dated August 5, 2003.

C. Authorized a list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2004 during the month of July, as detailed in letter dated August 5, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
D. Authorized a two-year cleaning contract for Troop C in Keene, With Priscilla's Cleaning Solutions of Ashuelot, NH, for a total of $19,200. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 20905

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House in Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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