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Minutes
September 16, 1998
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, NH
September 16, 1998
10:30 a.m.
#16

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of August 26, 1998.

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

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Daniel R. Gornell, Lebanon
Effective: August 18, 1998

DIVISION OF LIBRARIES, DIRECTOR
Kendall F. Wiggin, New Boston
Effective: October 9, 1998

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL
George E. Brodeur, Sr., Twin Mountain
(Employer)
Reappointment
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: June 25, 2002

STATE APPRENTICEHSIP COUNCIL
Raymond Welch, Manchester
(Labor)
Reappointment
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: June 25, 2002

BOARD OF ARCHITECTS
Alvin B. Corzilius, Jr., Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: September 9, 2003

BOARD OF BARBERING, COSMETOLOGY AND ESTHETICS
Anne Dalton, Manchester
(Manicurist)
Vacancy
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: July 1, 2003

STATE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL
Floyd W. Hayes III, Bedford
(Petroleum Industry)
Reappointment
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: July 8, 2003

MERRIMACK RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION
Merton Mann, Dunbarton
Reappointment
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: March 1, 2001

NEW HAMPSHIRE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY BOARD
Robert M. Copeland, Wolfeboro
Succeeding: Armand Milot, Center Conway (deceased)
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: January 9, 2001

PHYSICAL THERAPY GOVERNING BOARD
Luann Udell, Keene
(Public Member)
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: September 16, 2001

STATE BOARD FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF PLUMBERS
Alfred Meyer, Hooksett
(Public Member)
Reappointment
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: July 1, 2003

PROBATE JUDGE: CARROLL COUNTY
James R. Patten, Wolfeboro
Succeeding: John F. Connolly, Conway
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: until seventy years of age

REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD
James J. Tenn, Jr., Manchester
(Public Member)
Succeeding: Kenneth Jordan, Concord
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: September 16, 1999

DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATION DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
Timothy H. Mason, Bow
(Nominated by the Commissioner)
Succeeding: Charles E. Sova, Canaan
Effective: September 16, 1998
Salary: Group P, maximum $72,206.
TERM: March 31, 2002

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Roger A. Sevigny, Manchester
(Rep. of Insurance Interests of Commercial Workers' Compensation Carriers)
Reappointment
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: June 13, 2001

The Governor and Executive Council, on a roll call vote, confirmed the following:

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Nancy Brockway, Roslindale, MA
Succeeding: Bruce B. Ellsworth, Contoocook
Effective: September 16, 1998
TERM: July 1, 2003
Salary: Group T $80,832.

The results of the roll call are as follows:
Councilor Burton - No:
Councilor Spaulding - No:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Normand - Yes:
Councilor Streeter - Yes.

The Governor nominated the following:

ATLANTIC STATES MARINE FISHERIES COMMISSION
Steven J. Driscoll, Hampton
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 24, 2001

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
James F. Haney, Union
(Member Representing Scientific Community)
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: August 22, 2001

STATE LIBRARY ADVISORY COUNCIL
Mary Ann Knowles, Hudson (d)
Succeeding: William Wickham, Bedford
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: July 26, 2001

NORTHEAST INTERSTATE DAIRY COMPACT COMMISSION
Debora A. Erb, Landaff
(dairy Farmer)
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: June 19, 2001

BOARD OF OPTOMETRY
Dr. David J. Caban, Bedford
(Optometrist)
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: July 1, 2003

PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD
James J. Barry, Manchester (r)
(Alternate)
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 24, 2001

PERSONNEL APPEALS BOARD
Lisa A. Rule, Concord (d)
(Alternate)
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 24, 2001

PHARMACY BOARD
Frank G. Case, Nottingham
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 6, 2003

PHARMACY BOARD
Margaret E. Hayes, Manchester
(Hospital Pharmacy)
Succeeding: Linda Doerr, Concord
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 6, 2003

NEW HAMPSHIRE REAL ESTATE COMMISSION
Richard W. Head, Pittsfield
(Attorney)
Succeeding: William H. Kelley, Bedford
(reached term limit)
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 15, 2003

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHORE FISHERIES
William N. Bland, Portsmouth
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: Three years from date of confirmation

Joseph Schanda, Newmarket
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: Three years from date of confirmation

Laura E. A. Simmons, North Hampton
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: Three years from date of confirmation

SKYHAVEN AIRPORT OPERATION COMMISSION
Richard C. Jackson, Rochester
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 9, 2001

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
Donald C. Anderson, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2003

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
Lyman A. Cousens, Boscawen
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2003

Frank R. Dickinson, Ossipee
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2003

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION Andrew J. Polak, Hudson
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2003

Patricia A. Rainboth, East Rochester
Succeeding: Gordon Johnston, Hampton
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 16, 2003

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Ronald J. Allard, Barrington
(Rep. of Private Industries that Generate Hazardous Waste)
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: August 22, 2002

WATER WELL BOARD
Russell A. Sullivan, Auburn
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: upon confirmation
TERM: September 15, 2001

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to budget and expend previously approved and unspent Petroleum Violation Escrow Funds in the amount of $310,750, and previously approved and unspent federal funds in the amount of $23,000, through June 30, 1999, as specified in letter of September 2, 1998.

#2 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the International Institute of Boston in the amount of $195,750 for the period of October 1, 1998 to March 31, 1999 to continue to operate and manage the Multi-Cultural Center for Refugees in Manchester, New Hampshire. The purpose of the Center is to provide the instruction of English as a second language, employment services and related social services to refugees.

#3 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Catholic Charities in the amount of $25,500 from October 1, 1998 through March 31, 2000 to provide case management and employment services to refugees in portions of southwestern New Hampshire.

#4 Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. of Berlin, NH in an amount not to exceed $2,500.00 through June 30, 1999 to implement the US Dept. of Energy's Rebuild America Program. This program will focus on existing institutions, organizations and programs to substantially improve building energy efficiency and to promote community and regional development.

#5 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Hillsborough County Nursing Home in an amount not to exceed $15,000.00 through June 30, 1999 to complete the installation of eligible Energy Conservation Measures as outlined in the letter of August 31, 1998.

#6 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Christa McAuliffe planetarium in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to assist with the construction of a passive solar roof cooling system and a solar electric system for the Planetarium. The system will provide a portion of the Planetariums' electricity needs. As part of this contract, the Planetarium will also develop an educational program and display for the center on the environmental benefits of solar energy and other renewable energy sources.

#7 Authorized to enter into a contract with the New Hampshire Technical Institute in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to assist with the construction of a solar
(photovoltaic) electric system for Earl Little Hall on the Technical Institute campus in Concord. The system will provide a portion of the building's electricity needs. As part of this contract, the NH Technical Institute will also develop an educational program and display for the building on the environmental benefits of solar energy and other renewable energy sources.

#8 Authorized to enter into a contract with the University of New Hampshire in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to assist with the construction of a solar
(photovoltaic) electric system for the Memorial Student Union Building on the Durham Campus. The system will provide a portion of the building's electricity needs. As part of this contract, the University of New Hampshire Office of Sustainability Programs will also develop an educational program and display on the environmental benefits of solar energy and other renewable energy sources.

#9 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Audubon Society of NH in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to assist with the construction of a solar
(photovoltaic) electric system for its Lake Massabesic education center in Auburn, NH. The system will provide a portion of the building's electricity needs. As part of this contract, the Audubon Society will also develop an educational program and display for the center on the environmental benefits of solar energy and other renewable energy sources.

#10 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to assist with the construction of a solar
(photovoltaic) electric system for the Society's headquarters and education center in Concord. As part of this contract, the Society for the Protection of NH Forests will also develop an educational program and display for the center on the environmental benefits of solar energy and other renewable energy sources.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#11 Authorized to accept and expend $2,000 in funds donated by Public Service Company of NH through December 31, 1998. These funds would augment the public outreach activities of the New Hampshire Estuaries Project, to enhance the development of the NHEP web site.

#12 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, 259 County Farm Road, Unit 1, Dover, NH in the amount of $1,500, through September 30, 1999. This agreement supports the effort of the Strafford Regional Planning Commission in providing assistance to municipalities under the National Flood Insurance Program. The work tasks under this contract will enable the Region to continue their effort to address local floodplain management issues.

#13 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, Nashua NH, in the amount of $1,500, through September 30, 1999. This agreement supports the effort of the Nashua Regional Planning Commission in providing assistance to municipalities under the National Flood Insurance Program. The work tasks under this contract will enable the Region to continue their effort to address local floodplain management issues.

#14 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of New Hampshire in the amount of $49,827 through December 31, 1999 to provide technical assistance to the selected pilot communities of Ossipee, Tamworth, Albany and Madison as part of the Route 16 Corridor Protection Study.

#15 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of New Hampshire for the amount of $31,660 through September 30, 1999 to establish the NH Node on the National Geospatial Data Clearinghouse at UNH. The funds will significantly enhance the existing NH GRANIT Internet web site. The project will also improve and standardize the descriptions of the GRANIT database for all framework and selected coastal and other data layers.

#16 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with the City of Berlin, NH [initially approved on July 31, 1996
(Item #12)] by extending the completion date from December 31, 1998 to June 30, 1999 and expanding the target area to incorporate Brown and Monti Streets. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#17 Authorized the nomination for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard, Captain Jeanne W. Hill.

#18 Authorized the nomination for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard, MAJ Timothy Allen.

#19 Authorized the nomination for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard, MAJ Bryan Clements.

#20 Authorized the nomination for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard, MAJ Thomas M. Dunn.

#21 Authorized the nomination for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard, MAJ Thomas Haydon.

#22 Authorized the nomination for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard, MAJ Paul Estavillo.

#23 Authorized the confirmation for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard, MAJ David J. Wellington.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment Transfers for the Month of July 1998.

#25 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a second renewal with Waste Management of NH-Londonderry, Londonderry, NH, in the amount of $11,200 for the period September 1, 1998 through August 31, 1999 for rubbish removal at the State Military Reservation, Concord, NH and the State Armory, Manchester, NH.

#26 Authorized to accept and place on file copy of a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 1998 through June 30, 1998. When the Governor and Council approved the increased $2,500 and $5,000 limits requiring G & C approval, it was agreed that the Department of Administrative Services would report quarterly.

#27 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY approve the out-of-state travel request of the Bureau of Emergency Communications for a total cost not to exceed $2,747.00 to send two employees to the Navigator '98 Seminar in Snowbird, Utah from August 31, 1998 to September 6, 1998. This item was submitted in time to the Dept. and signed by the Commissioner it was however inadvertently returned to the Bureau without being submitted to the Governor & Council for approval.

#28 Item not used.

#29 Authorized Div. of Personnel to enter into a contract with the University System of New Hampshire, College for Lifelong Learning in an amount not to exceed $65,000 through June 30, 1999 to provide training programs for state employees. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized Div. of Historical Resources to accept and expend funds totaling $4,000.00, of which $1,948.73, have already been received and deposited, in support of the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program
("SCRAP"). The balance is anticipated to be earned through donations to "SCRAP" received during Fiscal Year 1999.

#31 Authorized Div. of Historical Resources to enter into a contract with the Town of Goffstown in the amount of $8,880.00 through August 31, 1999 for the project "Architectural & Engineering Drawings for the Grasmere Town Hall". The Federal Historic Preservation Fund contract amount of $8,880.00 will be matched at a ratio of 60/40 by the Town of Goffstown with donated services and expenses.

#32 Authorized the Div. of the Arts to grant an award to the Lebanon Opera House Improvement Corporation in the amount of $6,293 upon Governor and Council approval. This grant will help support the relocation of the administrative and box offices for greater accessibility and visibility, resulting in improved office communications and technology. Additional grant moneys will support an intern/box office assistant person.

#33 Authorized the Div. of the Arts to grant an award to the Concord Community Music School in the amount of $10,000 upon Governor and Council approval. These funds will help support implementation of the first full year of Music In The Community Initiative with 12 partnering institutions in Concord, Manchester, Tamworth, Lincoln and Groveton. Through this initiative seven in-depth, sequential, participatory programs have been created for seven distinct populations in twelve partnering institutions.

#34 Authorized the Div. of the Arts to grant an award to the Claremont Opera House in the amount of $8,000 upon Governor & Council approval. Funds will be used to help support the project, "Restore and Promote" which will assist in the restoration of 519 orchestra chairs. The additional grant money will be used to assist in the promotion of the Opera House through the hiring of marketing staff.

#35 Authorized the Div. of the Arts to grant an award to Very Special Arts NH in the amount of $10,000 upon Governor and Council approval. This grant will help support expansion of their efforts toward cultural accessibility for people with disabilities in NH through community based integrated arts workshops, cultural events calendars, and staff training in conjunction with 6 NH Area Agencies serving adults with disabilities.

#36 Authorized the Div. of Arts to grant an award to the Currier Gallery of Art in the amount of $10,000 upon Governor and Council approval. These funds will help support the organization, presentation and programming for the exhibition, "Moments in Time: Master photographs from the Currier Gallery of Art." This will be the first comprehensive exhibition of the Gallery's extensive and significant collection of photography.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#37 Authorized approval of request of the proposed issuance by the City of Manchester of its General Airport Revenue Bonds in the approximate amount of $130,000,000 to finance various capital improvements to Manchester Airport and authorization requested to enter into a Supplement to the Guarantee Agreement dated as of May 1, 1992, between the City of Manchester and the State of New Hampshire. A roll call vote as requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin -Yes: Councilor Normand - Yes: Councilor Streeter - Yes.

#38 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and to issue checks totaling the amount of $25,608.45 as indicated in letter dated September 1, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

#39 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized request for members of the Div. of Animal Industry to travel out-of-state through December 31, 1998 for participation in emergency animal disease management within New England.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

#40 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, and seconded by Councilor Normand, voted to DENY the petition of Troy Fitzpatrick Thomas requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Operating After Certification As A Habitual Offender should be granted.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized to accept a donation of one Marti RPT-30 radio transmitter from the North Atlantic Energy Service Corporation for the sum of $1.00 for use in the NH Emergency Alert System. This transmitter will be utilized as a standby replacement unit in the event of a failure of one of the primary transmitters in the Emergency Alert System.

#42 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Burton and Councilor Spaulding voting NO, voted to TABLE the request to enter into a contract with Wright Communications, Inc., in the amount of $11,925.00 through September 30, 1999. This service contract provides a vehicle for timely response to equipment failure in order to maintain the integrity of system operations. The contract also includes the cost of site rental at Plausauwa Hill for the NHOEM repeater, which provides communications coverage for the south central portion of the State and remote control capability for the northern repeater. SOLE SOURCE

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#43 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with Burton E. Nicholas in the amount of $39,600.00 through September 30, 1999 to continue to serve as the state coordinator of the NH Network of Employers for Traffic Safety. Under terms of this contract the state coordinator will work with business and industry leaders throughout the State to present and develop seat belt programs that will reduce traffic death and injuries with their work force.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#44 Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $9,660.97 from the NH Highway Safety Agency through June 30, 1999 for the project entitled "N.H. Liquor Commission Educational Media Equipment". These funds will be used in an effort to continue established educational programs that were developed in 1988 to help licensees and their employees understand and apply concepts of responsible alcohol sales and service. This grant will allow for the acquisition of a laptop computer and portable projector to be used during training presentations to licensees, as well as supplies for the GETS and TEAM brochures for distribution to participants.

#45 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Capitol Alarm Systems, Inc., 37 Washington Street, Penacook, NH in the total amount of $9,641.00 through September 30, 2003 for the purpose of monitoring, maintenance and lease of security system for the New Hampshire Liquor Commission, Bureau of Enforcement location at 8 Commercial Street, Concord, NH.

#46 Authorized to enter into a RETROACTIVE maintenance service agreement with Emergency Power Industries, Inc., 26 South Main Street, Suite #242, Concord, NH, through June 30, 1999 in the amount of $5,598.00 for the purpose of maintaining the Uninterrupted Power Supply at the Administrative office Building located at 50 Storrs Street, Concord, NH.

#47 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY amend the service agreement with Johnson Controls, inc., 880 Candia Road, Manchester, NH in an amount no to exceed $51,385.00 through June 30, 2001 for the sole purpose of providing all maintenance/preventative maintenance for the Liquor Commission Administrative offices and Warehouse Heating and Air Conditioning System located at 50 Storrs Street, Concord, NH.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#48 Authorized to enter into a contract with Raab Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $59,583.00 through April 1, 1999. Raab Associates, Inc., a energy-related consulting firm that specializes in providing dispute resolution services including facilitation, mediation, collaborative process design, evaluation and training.

#49 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to AMED contract with the Liberty Consulting Group, Inc. in the amount of $758,233.00 by extending the termination date from December 31, 1998 to June 30, 1999, increasing the contract price from $758,233.00 to an amount not to exceed $997,693.00 and amending Exhibit A, Scope of Services. SOLE SOURCE

#50 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY compensate Gary Epler, General Counsel, at a starting salary of Grade O, Step 5 $63,600 to July 31, 1998.

#51 Authorized Blanket Approval to travel out-of-state with minimum incidental expenses for more than one person for the second quarter FY 99.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#52 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to RETROACTIVELY amend Governor and Council Item #124G approved August 26, 1998 to increase the Hotel costs from $900.00 to $924.48. In addition, the expenses for Mr. Peter Michand's expenses in the amount of $163.00 under Appropriation No. 010-046-8338-080 were inadvertently not included under this approval. The total cost under appropriation code 010-046-7101-080 should be $2,044.48 and $163.00 under Appropriation Code 010-046-8338-080.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#53 Authorized to expend existing federal funds in the amount of $2,000.00 annually for membership in the multi-state Labor Market Information access consortium coordinated by the Center for Employment Security Education and Research.

#54 Authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with On The Cutting Edge Lawncare, in the amount of $13,656.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide janitorial services for the NHES's Berlin local office.

#55 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Bay State Computer Group in the amount of $25,000.00 annually through June 30, 2001 for computer printer maintenance at NHES's offices statewide.

#56 Authorized with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to enter into a RETROACTIVE service agreement with Xerox Corporation in the amount of $156,397.50 through June 30, 2001 for laser printer maintenance services at the Dept. of Employment Security's Administrative Offices. SOLE SOURCE

#57 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Creative Labor Systems, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $8,200.00 annually through June 30, 2001 to provide janitorial services for the Department of Employment Security's Keene Local Job Information Center.

#58 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with C.W. Titus & Sons, Inc., in the amount of $15,000.00 annually through June 30, 2001 for painting services at NHES's offices statewide.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#59 Authorized to accept a $2500.00 donation and enter into a Terms of Award Agreement with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation acting on behalf of the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation through June 11, 1998. The grant will be used to support it's role in the joint efforts of the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife program and the Audubon Society of New Hampshire to restore terns, a state endangered species, to New Hampshire's seacoast.

#60 Authorized quarterly travel as needed for Federal Aid Coordinator Charles Miner, Jr., Federal Aid Accountant Teresa Vincent, Accountant I Diane Robertson, Business Administrator Richard Cunningham or alternate to Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 Office in Hadley, MA through December 31, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#61 Authorized Div. of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend a $300.00 donation received for the State Park Benches programs as indicated in letter of August 28, 1998.

#62 Authorized Div. of Forests and Lands to accept an additional allotment of federal funds for the period May 1, 1998-September 30, 2001 under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Forest Stewardship, Urban Forestry Assistance, and Rural Development in the amount of $620,000. (2) Authorized Div. of Forests and Lands to receive and disburse these funds as specified in letter of August 29, 1998.

#63 Authorized Div. of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of supplemental funds from The John Elwyn Stone Trust Fund in the amount of $19,917.15. Authorized Div. of Forests and Lands to receive and disburse these funds as specified in letter of August 14, 1998.

#64 Authorized Div. of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal years October 1, 1997-September 30, 1999, under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Nursery and Tree Improvement in the amount of $5,000. Authorized Div. of Forests and Lands to receive and disburse these funds as specified in letter of August 18, 1998.

#65 Authorized approval to expend $150,000 from the Economic Development fund and establish a budget for the expenditure as indicated in letter of August 31, 1998. Authroize approval of Memorandum of Agreement with the NH community Technical Colleges to expend the $150,000 for the NH Training Challenge Grant Program on a reimbursement basis.

#66 Authorized Div. of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Northeast Landscaping, in the amount of $15,350.00 for tree and shrub planting at Hampton Beach State Park.

#67 Authorized Div. of Parks and Recreation to enter a Service Agreement with Appledore Engineering, Inc. of Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000.00 for the development of a Master Plan for Odiorne Point State Park and White and Seavey Islands.

#68 Authorized Div. of Economic Development to enter into a contract with the NH International Trade Association in the amount of $10,000.00 to sponsor the 12th annual NHITA World Trade Expo and Governor's Conference on Trade being held on September 10, 1998.

#69 Authorized Div. of Economic Development to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract with the University of New Hampshire, Small Business Development Center of Durham, NH in the amount of $116,371.56 through June 30, 1999, for the continued support of the state's international trade financing and training programs.

#70 Authorized Office of Travel and Tourism Development to renew an agreement with the New Hampshire Correctional Industries, Data Processing Center in an amount up to $3,000.00 through June 30, 1999 for mailing services.

#71 Authorized Div. of Parks and Recreation to extend the following temporary employee beyond her one year -anniversary date of full time employment. Helen Roy, anniversary date September 21, 1998, a Retail Store Manager II, within the Parks Retail Operation appropriation 025-035-3704-003.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#72 Authorized to accept $52,924 in federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency through September 30, 1999. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget the funds as indicated in letter of August 31, 1998.

#73 Authorized to budget unallocated wetland fee income in the amount of $24,679 through June 30, 1999. Further Authorized the director of accounting services to budget as indicated in letter of August 27, 1998.

#74 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Lebanon, NH, 65 Pumping Station, Lebanon, NH in the amount of $22,000 effective upon Governor and Council approval to delineate the portion of the Mascoma river watershed that serves as the drinking water source for the City of Lebanon.

#75 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to continue a maintenance agreement with Hewlett Packard Co., in the amount of $34,709.76 through June 30, 1999. This agreement provides scheduled preventative maintenance twice a year for each instrument where HP come to the lab to upgrade each instrument and/or software if needed, change pumps and other parts as warranted. SOLE SOURCE

#76 Authorized to AMEND a contract with Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, 77 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH through December 31, 1998. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#77 Authorized the approval of a Supplemental Loan Agreement between the Dept and the Town of Winchester in the principal amount of $697,441.47. The purpose of this Supplemental Loan Agreement is to amend the original loan agreement that was approved by Governor & Council on June 23, 1995 as Item #131. The revised amount is based on the final eligible costs of the project.

#78 Authorized the approval of State Grant under the provisions of RSA 486:1,III for the Municipality of Exeter, Project No. C-534, Project Description-Sewer System Evaluation Study in the amount of $39,400. Work was completed on the project March 1998 and has been found to meet the State's overall control program by preventing pollution in various watercourses flowing through the particular areas.

#79 Authorized the approval of State Grant Amendments under the provisions of RSA 486:1, III for the Municipalities of Concord, Project No. C-403, Project Description-Sanitary Sewer Master Plan in the amount of $40,213 and Manchester Project No. C-530, Project Description-Paquette Avenue Sewer & Pump Station in the amount of $134,468.

#80 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Chester for an amount not to exceed $9556.50 through January 1, 1999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#81 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Keene for an amount not to exceed $12,197.75 through April 1, 1999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#82 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Peterborough for an amount not to exceed $5,007.50 through April 17,1999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#83 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Exeter for an amount not to exceed $5,013.25 through April 3,1999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#84 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Manchester for an amount not to exceed $13,000.00 through April 10, 999 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#85 Authorized a travel reimbursement payment to John F. Fleming, Director, Office of Operations Analysis, in the amount of $98.80 for travel incurred in SFY 1998 from SFY 1999 funds.

#86 Authorized a reimbursement payment to Stephen A. Norton for relocation expenses of up to $3,000, based upon actual expenses incurred.

NEW HAMPSHIRE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY COUNCIL

#87 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to enter into an agreement with The Highlander Inn, 2 Highlander Way, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $3,700 from September 17, 1998 through September 18, 1998. Authorized to reimburse board members mileage, personal care attendant and other accommodational expenses related to this meeting, and reimburse invited grantee's a $25 stipend in lieu of the more costly mileage and related expenses reimbursement in an amount not to exceed $1,000 from September 17, 1998 through September 18, 1998. The purpose of this contract is to fulfill the federal mandate by holding this two-day Planning Retreat in an effort to assist participants to identify needs of people with disabilities and their families, determine the criteria of achievement.

OFFICE OF HEALTH MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#88 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $282,922, from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Federal Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant through June 30, 1999, and further Authorized the Comptroller to allocate and budget these funds as indicated in letter of August 6, 1998.

#89 Authorized WIC Nutrition Services Bureau, to accept and expend $14,253 in federal funds from the US Dept. of Agriculture through September 30, 1998, as indicated in letter of August 13, 1998.

#90 Authorized to enter into contract with Jessica Thibodeau, Lisbon, NH in an amount not to exceed $10,000 through September 16, 1999. This contract through the State Loan Repayment Program would repay the principal and interest on an educational loan for Jessica who is a licensed Nurse Practitioner at the Ammonoosuc Community Health Center.

#91 Authorized to enter into contract with Jennifer Nelson, FNP of South Berwick, MA in an amount not to exceed $8,500 through September 26, 2000. This contract through the State Loan Repayment Program would repay the principal and interest on an educational loan for Jennifer who is a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner for the Frisbie Health Services in Rochester.

#92 Authorized Bureau of Health Risk Assessment to enter into a contract with the Trustees of Tufts University, Medford, MA in the amount of $69,470 through June 30, 1999. These funds will support the conducting of an evaluation of a pilot program aimed at increasing the knowledge level among residents who repaint and remodel their homes regarding the hazards associated with lead paint exposures.

#93 Authorized Bureau of Health Risk Assessment to AMEND an existing contract with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH [initially approved on June 25th, 1997
(Item #182)] by increasing the price limitation by $2,836 from $322,720 to $325,556, through June 30, 1999.

#94 Authorized Bureau of Health Risk Assessment to AMEND an existing contract with the City of Manchester, NH [initially approved on June 25th, 1997
(Item #168)] by reducing the price limitation by $107,860 from $176,136 to $68,276 through June 30, 1999.

#95 Authorized Bureau of Family and Community Health to AMEND an existing contract with The Neighborhood Health Center for Greater Nashua of Nashua, NH [initially approved on June 25th, 1997
(Item #214) and amended on January 8, 1998, Item #65], by increasing the dollar amount by $31,164, from $754,286 to $785,450. This amendment will become effective on Governor and Council approval.

#96 Authorized Bureau of Family and Community Health to AMEND an existing agreement with Manchester Community Health Center of Manchester, NH [initially approved on June 25th, 1997
(Item #186) and amended on September 4, 1997,
(Item #63)], by increasing the dollar amount by $12,000, from $732,618 to $744,618. This amendment will become effective on Governor and Council approval.

#97 Authorized Bureau of Family and Community Health to AMEND an existing agreement with Lamprey Health Care of Newmarket, NH [initially approved on June 25, 1997
(Item #226) and amended on September 4, 1997
(Item #61), and amended May 13, 1998,
(Item #68)] by increasing the dollar amount by $7,000 from $317,428 to $324,428. This amendment will become effective on Governor and Council approval.

OFFICE OF FAMILY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#98 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with Family Resource Center at Gorham, NH in an amount not to exceed $18,834.00 through June 30, 1999. This contract will provide the services of a half-time Community Resource Coordinator who will assist family and community members.

#99 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to renew its purchase of general liability insurance for foster parents from Davis and Towle Insurance and Financial Services, Penacook, NH for period October 11, 1998 to October 11, 1999 in the amount of $50,737.50.

#100 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Children, Youth and Families to AMEND an agreement with the Annie E. Casey Foundation Inc., d/b/a Casey Family Services, Concord, NH [initially approved on March 4, 1998
(Item #57)] by extending the completion date to June 30, 1999 and by increasing the contract amount by $27,000 to a new Price Limitation of $54,000 through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

#101 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Children, Youth and Families to RETROACTIVELY amend an agreement with Greater Manchester Family YMCA, Manchester, NH [initially approved on September 17, 1997
(Item #75)] by increasing the contract amount by $25,000 to a new Price Limitation of $50,000 effective to July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999. SOLE SOURCE

#102 Authorized Div. of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with SAU #36, White Mountains Regional School District, 16 Highland St., Whitefield, NH, in amount not to exceed $33,800.00 through June 30, 1999. This agreement with SAU #36 will provide for the continuation of a Student Assistance Program to meet the needs of the students in the SAU.

#103 Authorized Div. of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with The Upper Room, Education for Parenting, Inc., PO Box 1017, Derry, NH, in an amount not to exceed $26,865.00 through June 30, 1999. This agreement with The Upper Room, Education for parenting, Inc., will provide for the continuation of a substance abuse prevention project which strives to aid adolescents of the ages 10 through 15 who are deemed to be at risk of alcohol or other drug use and/or school failure.

#104 Authorized Div. of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with Ms. Micki West, 13 Bernier Street, Somersworth, NH in an amount not to exceed $2,750.00 through June 30, 1999. Ms. West will facilitate substance abuse educational groups for clients in the Department of Corrections, First Step Drug Education Program at the Lakes Region Facility.

#105 Authorized to make a travel reimbursement payment to Peter Brunette, Esq., Staff Attorney, Office of Family Services, Children, Youth and Families, in the amount of $309.65 for travel incurred in SFY 1997 from 1999 funds.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#106 Authorized to accept a donation in the amount of $1,500 from Bishop Brady High School, Columbus Avenue, Concord, NH, and deposit same into the New Hampshire Hospital Resident Benefit Fund. This donation will be used at the discretion of the Superintendent to meet some of the special needs of patients.

#107 Authorized to accept assignment of the solid waste provisions of contract #150215, [initially approved on June 19, 1996
(Item #266) for $204,000 with BFI Waste System, Inc.] to Waste Management of NH, Inc., 26 Liberty Drive, Londonderry, NH by reducing BFI's contract by $63,000 from $68,000 to $5,000 and transferring the portion for solid waste in the existing contract for SYF99 to Waste Management of NH, Inc., for $63,000 through June 30, 1999.

#108 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to enter into an agreement with Simplex Time Recorder Co., 10 Commerce Park North, Unite 5, Bedford, NH in the amount of $19,490.00 through June 30, 2000 to provide fire alarm, nurse call station and security system test and inspection. SOLE SOURCE

#109 Authorized to grant a sick-leave without pay to John Lewis, Plumber, for a period of three months from September 10, 1998 to December 10, 1998.

OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION

#110 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Bureau of Emergency Medical Services to renew the contract with Gary P. Benjamin Real Estate Trust, Berlin, NH in an amount not to exceed $10,348.73 through March 1, 2000 for the rent and lease of office space located at 55 Maynesboro Street, Berlin, NH.

OFFICE OF PROGRAM SUPPORT

#111 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to make a travel reimbursement payment to Robert Ehler, Hooksett, NH, Program Specialist III, in the amount of $168.03 for travel incurred in SFY 1998 from SFY 1999 funds.

BOARD OF NURSING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#112 Authorized to expend examination fees from the Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators in the amount of $260.94 to the account for current expenses.

#113 Authorized contract with Systems Automation Corp., doing business in NH as Systems Automation Corp.
(Client Servers), 8555 Sixteenth Street, Silver Springs, MD in the amount not to exceed $10,500. Authorized to contract with Client Servers, 8555 Sixteenth Street, Silver Springs, MD through June 30, 2001, in the amount not to exceed $1,850.00 for each of the 3 years in an amount not to exceed $5,500. During 1996, the Board contracted with Client Servers to provide a new licensing, financial and adjudicatory system, Administrative Support Information System. ASIS has been operational since March 1997. The hardware within which is ASIS is housed was installed in 1994. The current need is to upgrade this hardware to facilitate a more efficient work force and ensure Y2K compliance.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#114 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract Terminix, Salem, NH, in the amount of $10,260 to July 1, 1998 through June 30, 2001. This request is due to contract wording changes that were requested by the Assistant Attorney General.

#115 Authorized to extend a leave of absence without pay for Michael Crews, a Youth Counselor I at the Department of Youth Development Services, Youth Services Center from October 8, 1998 through October 7, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#116 Authorized to accept and expend $75.00 registration fee from each participant in six, two hour sanitation classes, which be held each Wednesday, October 7, 1998 to November 10, 1998. These funds will defray the cost of the class materials and expenses. The total cost of these meetings will not exceed $2,500.

#117 Authorized Div. of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with ServiceMaster Contract Maintenance, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $16,818.45 from October 1, 1998 through August 31, 1999 to provide janitorial services.

#118 Authorized to pay the FY 1999 participation fee for the Office of Educational Research and Improvement Comprehensive Social Studies Assessment Project to the Council of Chief State School Officers in the amount of $8,000.

#119 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY amend the contract with Republic Management Corporation, Somersworth, NH, by extending the termination date from August 12, 1998 to August 12, 2001 and by expanding this contract to include the Claremont Campus which is now managed in conjunction with the Nashua Campus as one College. [Initially approved August 12, 1992, and amended on May 31, 1995,
(Item #155)]

#120 Authorized Div. of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to conduct a 1 day conference focusing on the disincentives to employment for people with disabilities to be held at CR Sparks, Bedford, NH on October 5, 1998 at a cost not to exceed $9,610.

#121 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to enter a personal services contract with Dr. Jennie DiBartolomeo to investigate special education complaints, through June 30, 1999, at a per diem rate of $200., plus customary state-established mileage and expenses, in an amount not to exceed $9,500. SOLE SOURCE

#122 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to enter a personal services contract with Manfred F. Drewski to investigate special education complaints, through June 30, 1999, at a per diem rate of $200., plus customary state-established mileage and expenses, in an amount not to exceed $9,500. SOLE SOURCE

#123 Authorized the reclassification of Position #13292, (Education Consultant, Salary Grade 25) to Secretary II, Salary Grade 8. This position is responsible for providing general secretarial support to two programs, English as a Second Language and Migrant Education.

#124 Authorized the reclassification of Position #13235, (Rehabilitation Counselor, Salary Grade 20) to Technical Support Specialist II, Salary Grade 20. This is position is responsible for applying theory, product knowledge and testing expertise to plan, manage, maintain, evaluate and train for computer based information technology use and storage for the Div. of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#125 Authorized NHCTC Stratham, to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend grant funds from the NH Dept. of Education in the amount of $19,800, from July 1, 1998 to September 30, 1999.

#126 Authorized NHTI, Concord, to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend funds from the NH Dept. of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Program Improvements grant in the amount of $130,299.65 from July 1, 1998 to September 30, 1999.

#127 Authorized NH Dept. of Regional Community Technical Colleges to accept and expend federal funds on behalf of the NH Job Training Council in the amount of $2,761,875 from the US Dept. of Labor and $20,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

#128 Authorized NH Dept. of Regional Community Technical Colleges to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the RMC Research Corp., 1000 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $16,500.00 for performing professional evaluation services under the grant entitled "Telecommunications and Information Infrastructure Assistance Program". The project period is to be from August 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999.

#129 Authorized NHCTC-Manchester/Stratham enter into a contract with Waste Management of NH, 26 Liberty Dr., Londonderry, NH to provide waste removal services for a two year period. The total cost of service is not to exceed $20,280.00, for the combination of Fiscal Years 1999, 2000, & 2001 through September 30, 2000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION

#130 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized advance authorization for the second quarter of FY99 for the Commission members, Executive Director and such employees of the Sweepstakes Commission as may be Authorizedd by the Executive Director to travel out-of-state in the execution of the Tri-States Megabucks Program.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows;

#131 Authorized the Div. of Aeronautics to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $2,008,218.00. (2) Authorized the Div. of Aeronautics to grant state assistance to the Pease Development Authority, in the amount of $223,135.00
(10%) to be matched with the FAA Federal Funds of $2,008,218.00
(90%) totaling 2,231,353.00 for AIP 12 an airport development project to install an ILS & MALSR for runway 16 and MALSR for runway 34.

#132 Authorized to enter into contract with Eclipse Construction, Inc., 27 Harvey Road, Bedford, NH for a lump sum price of $337,777.00 for the purpose of Veterinary Lab Renovation at NH Technical College in Stratham, NH. Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $15,000.00 be approved for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#133 Authorized to enter into contract with G.A. Laflamme, Inc., PO Box 5706, Manchester, NH, for a lump sum price of $34,070.00 for the purpose of New Electrical Service Laundry Building, NH Hospital Campus, Concord, NH. Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $6,814.00 be approved for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#134 Authorized to enter into contract with M.J. Murphy & Sons, Inc., 145 Green Street, Somersworth, NH for a lump sum of $37,925.00 for the purpose of Roof Replacement, King Cottage, Youth Development Center, Manchester, NH. Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $5,700.00 be approved for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project.

#135 Authorized contract with Smith Pump Co., Inc., Hooksett, NH on a basis of a low bid of $16,090.00. This contract provides for the construction of drilled wells and pumps on the property of Herbert McCarthy, Route 106, Belmont, NH.

#136 Authorized contract with Kriester Artesian Well Co., Henniker, NH on a basis of a low bid of $15,600.00. This contract provides for the construction of drilled wells and pumps on the properties of Douglas Glasby, Main Street, Chichester, NH and Ginni Wright, 4 Old Hill Road, Bow, NH.

#137 Authorized contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,895,835.35. This contract provides for bridge replacement of the NH Route 3A Bridge over the Newfound River and associated approach work.

#138 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Costello, Lomasney & de Napoli, Inc., 540 Commercial Street, Manchester for a total lump of $125,284.00. This agreement will provide the required engineering and architectural consulting services for the final design of the construction of a new Welcome Center facility in the City of Nashua.

#139 Authorized contract with Park Lane Construction and Development Corp., 10269 Old Route 31 West, Clyde, NY, on the basis of a low bid of $117,400. This contract provides design and construct for a permanent pre-enginerred, 4800 square foot wood building weather tight
(exclusive of the entranceway), and suitable for the bulk storage of salt.

#140 Authorized contract with Beck & Bellucci, Inc., Franklin, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,494,647.72. This contract consists of the bridge construction of NH Route 9/US Route 202 Bridge over the Eastern Connector Road.

#141 Authorized contract with Winterset, Inc. on the basis of a low bid of $1,041,921.44. This contract consists of replacing the NH Route 25 bridge over the Oliverian Brook immediately upstream of the existing bridge and reconstructing the roadway approaches.

#142 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Capital Environmental Drilling Services, Inc., 150 Concord Stage Road, Dunbarton, NH for a total fee not to exceed $150,000.00. This agreement is for the engagement of a Subsurface Explorations Contractor, for Various DOT Projects.

#143 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Great Works Pump & Test Boring, Inc., 675 Main Street, Rollinsford, NH for a total fee not to exceed $250,000.00. This agreement is for the engagement of a Subsurface Explorations Contractor, for Various DOT Projects.

#144 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Hardesty & Hanover, LLP, 1501 Broadway, NY, NY for a total fee not to exceed $144,123.19. This agreement is for engineering services for preliminary and final design for modification and automation of the barrier gates and an in-depth inspection of the lift span electrical and mechanical equipment on US Rte. 1
(Memorial Bridge) over the Piscataqua River.

#145 Authorized to enter into a Special Trackage Rights Agreement with the Café Mt Lafayette Ltd., Route 112, North Woodstock, NH for 10 years, unless terminated earlier. The Dinner Train recently purchased a parcel of land next to the railroad line for its new business location and built a side-track to store its railroad equipment. The side- track is located within the State-owned railroad corridor and will remain the property of the Dept. upon termination of the agreement. The agreement spells out the conditions under which the Dinner Train may use the state-owned property following acceptance of the work.

#146 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southwest Region Planning Commission, 20 Central Square, Keene, NH to undertake a transit study for HCS Community Care for a fee not to exceed $29,000.00. The planning commission will evaluate the existing public transit system serving Keene.

#147 Authorized to approve an increase in the price of the contract with Wilkins Mechanical Services, Inc., 28 Daniel Plummer Road, Goffstown, NH in the amount of $16,000.00, from $25,000.00 to $41,000.00. The existing contract provided for 18 annual boiler inspections at a fixed fee of $130.00 per boiler, emergency repair service at a fixed hourly fee of $35.00 and repair parts at 30% over dealer costs. This increase will allow repair and replacement of automatic temperature controls on heating and ventilation systems at Central Turnpike Toll Plazas.

#148 Authorized to increase the contingency for Contract #216223 with Andrews Construction Co., Inc., Campton, NH by $16,500.00 from $11,769.00 to $28,269.00. This changes the March 30, 1998 original resolution encumbrance of $90,229.00
(bid amount of $78,460.00 plus 15% contingency of $11,769.00) to a revised amount of $106,729.00.

#149 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to establish an additional encumbrance for an existing contract #31539 with Wilbur Smith Associates, Inc., 135 College Street, New Haven, CT for the purposes of updating traffic and toll revenue studies as required for the bond underwriters and Authorizedd for the New Hampshire Turnpike Program as outline in RSA 237 for an amount not to exceed $139,005. SOLE SOURCE

#150 Authorized the reclassification of Vacant Position #17193 Engineering Technician III, Labor Grade 15, which is located in the Bureau of Transportation Planning, to be reclassified to Right-of-Way Agent, Labor Grade 21 and transferred to the Bureau of Right-of-Way.

#151 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period of August 5, 1998 through August 24, 1998.

PORT AUTHORITY

#152 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with UNH Dept. of Sponsored Research to provide monitoring services of mitigation of eel grass, salt marsh and mudflats for the NH Port Authority expansion project through June 30, 1999, in an amount not to exceed $60,532.00.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#153 Authorized the realignment of funds in a grant entitled "DNA Lab Equipment", Grant No 2097SISI. This grant was previously approved by Governor and Council on March 4,1998, Item #80. (2) Authorized the Comptroller to realign the funds as specified in letter of August 6, 1998.

#154 Authorized to renew an agreement with Grounds Care Unlimited for snow plowing and snow removal at the Dover Point Office. The agreement is for the 1998-1999 and 1999-2000 seasons at an annual cost of $9,000.00.

#155 Authorized to renew an agreement with Grounds Care Unlimited for landscaping services and lawn care at the Dover Point Office. The agreement is for the 1999-2000 seasons at an annual cost of $3,150.

#156 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Burton and Councilor Griffin voting NO, voted to TABLE the request of contract with Nelson Communications, Inc., Tamworth, NH for $150,000 through June 30, 1999 to construct a radio tower and associated communications buildings on land owned by Tenney Mountain as part of the new State Police radio system project. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#157 Authorized request of Greenpages, Inc. to dredge and fill palustrine scrub-shrub, forested and wet meadow wetlands for commercial site development on property located on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth.

#158 Authorized request of John Packard to install two new oak tie-off pilings to the east of the existing float on property located on the Piscataqua River in Rye.

#159 Authorized request of James Harbilas to expand an existing dug-in boat slip with two walkways and retain sand to be used as beach replenishment on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia.

#160 Authorized request of David Laliberte to dredge rock and concrete to remove an existing boat ramp and construct a stone wall with wide steps to a perched beach on property located at Winnisquam Lake in Laconia.

#161 Authorized request of Linda Dalton to construct a stone wall along frontage to stabilize the shoreline on property located at Winnisquam Lake, Belmont.

#162 Authorized request of Don Thompson to install two new pilings of the end of the existing pier on property located at Little Bay in Durham.

#163 Authorized request of Steven & Janet Rogers to construct a breakwater with a cantilevered dock, wood frame dock on oak pilings connected by a walkway. Construct perched beach with walkway, dredge and place stones in bank to provide wide stepped access to water on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#164 Authorized to accept $51,926 in federal funds received from the US Environmental Protection Agency through September 30, 1998. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget funds as specified in letter of September 1, 1998. The purpose of this request is to budget monies in the Section 104(b)3 grant in order to buy needed equipment.

#165 Authorized request of NH Dept. of Fish & Game to dredge and fill to construct a concrete plank boat ramp and dredge to perform maintenance dredging to restore dam outlet structure on property located at Clough Pond in Loudon.

#166 Authorized request of Thomas and Melinda Haas to construct a fixed timber pier on piles with a ramp leading to a seasonal mooring-stabilized float on property located on Great Bay in Durham.

#167 Authorized request of Phillip Hodgdon to construct a fixed timber wharf on pilings with a landing supporting an aluminum ramp to a float located adjacent to the wharf pilings on property located on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth.

#168 Authorized request of William Teldoldi to remove existing crib dock in excess of permit #T-634. Construct three piling fingers off of remaining crib dock section along breakwater in an "E" configuration on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro.

#169 Authorized request of Mott Cove Dock Association to construct a fixed timber pier on pilings with a ramp leading to a seasonal float on property located on Little Bay in Newington.

#170 Authorized request of Pease International Tradeport, Pease Development Authority to dredge and fill tidal river area to extend existing discharge outfall and add multi-port diffuser on property located on the Piscataqua River in Newington.

#171 Authorized request of Linda and Spencer Struble to construct a fixed timber pier on piles with a ramp leading to a piling-supported, timber-framed float with runners. Construct retaining wall with returns in the developed upland tidal buffer zone on property located on the Piscataqua River in Dover.

#172 Authorized request of Bradshaw Branch to install an aluminum ramp secured to an existing retaining wall and leading to seasonal float attached to a moored seasonal float in an "L" configuration on property located on the Bellamy River in Dover.

#173 TUITION REQUEST

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following tuition requests:

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the College for Lifelong Learning, Berlin, NH, the sum of $745.00 for the sole purpose enrolling Milton Camille, Professor, in the course entitled "Programming in Visual Basics."

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Finnigan-Allen, Faculty, in the course entitled "Praxis."

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,235.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Schafer, Professor, in the course entitled "The Brain in Psychology."

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Harvard University , Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1,235.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Guy Schafer, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "Artificial Intelligence."

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Nova Southeastern University, Berlin, NH, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marjorie Goodson, Professor, in the course entitled "Major Applied Research Project."

EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. The sum of $787.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Art Sweed, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled "Concepts of Adult & Occupational Education."

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Health Management - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl Kordas, Program Specialist, in the course entitled "Managerial Economics."

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Health Management - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Arthur Chicaderis, Health Policy Analyst, in the course entitled "Quantitative Analyses for Decision Making."

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - Requests permission to pay the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $115.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debra Bourbeau, Business Administrator, in the course entitled "Causes of Action in Contract & Tort."

HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heidi Lou Fysh, Mental Health Worker, in the course entitled "Techniques of Counseling I."

HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $495.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila Gagnon, Internal Auditor, in the course entitled "Principles of Economics II."

LIQUOR - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $945.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Carol Anderson, Accountant, in the course entitled "Research Methods in Business."

TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $810.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Charles Dusseault, Civil Engineer, in the courses entitled "Communications", and "Leadership."

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $620.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debra Quimby, Teacher Assistant, in the course entitled "Addiction and Dysfunctional."

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Keene State College, Keene, NH, the sum of $500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barry Brendle, Teacher, in the course entitled "Developing Alternatives to Exclusionary Discipline and Creating Safe Schools."

#174 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests, as follows:

CULTURAL RESOURCES, Division of the Arts - Requests permission for Judy Rigmont, and Audrey Sylvester, Coordinators, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on October 1-3, 1998 to attend the Local Ingenuity: Engaging Cultural Traditions in Community Building Conference. Total Cost: $637.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

EDUCATION - Requests permission for Nicholas Donohue, Deputy Commissioner, Debra Grabill, Interim Special Ed. Leader, Helen Schotanus, and Doroty Fair, Education Consultants, Jane Percival, Co-chair, Literacy Team at Keene State College, Dr. Mary Stuart Gile, NH Technical Institute, and Chirstine Chase, Concord School District Literacy, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on September, 16-19, 1998 to attend the America Reads Challenge Conference. Total Cost: $3,654.67. Source of Funds: 29% General & 71% Federal Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission for Darrell Gates, Administrator, and Michael Randall, Counsel, or designee, to travel to Coeur d'Alene, ID, on October 17-22, 1998 to attend the National Unemployment Insurance Director's Meeting. Total Cost $3,475.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES - Requests permission for Deborah Schachter, Director, Kirk Stone, Assistant Director, Jim Taylor, Grants Coordinator, and Robin Read, Program Manager, or designee, to travel to Orlando, FL, on October 4-8, 1998 to attend the 1998 State Energy Program
(SEP All-States Meeting Logistics Conference. Total Cost: $4,300.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Kenneth Colburn, Director, and Kathleen Brockett, Principle Planner, or designee, to travel to Jeffersonville, VT, on September 26-28, 1998 to attend the ATAPPA/ALAPCO Communicating Air Quality Conference. Total Cost: $880.00. Source of Funds: 100% Title V Fees.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Normand voting NO, voted to give permission for Jody Connor, Limnology Center Director, Stephanie Bowser, Program Coordinator, and Amy Pervanas, Species Coordinator, or designee, to travel to Banff, Alberta Canada, on November 7-15, 1998 to attend the North American Lakes Management Society 18th International Conference. Total Cost: $4,457.00. Source of Funds: 68.5% Fee & 31.5% Federal Funds.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for George Dana Bisbee, Assistant Commissioner, Tina Davis, Manager, and Robert Scott, Administrator, or designee, to travel to Seattle, WA, on September 19-27, 1998 to attend the One Stop Program Meeting. Total Cost: $5,093.00. Source of Funds: 45% Federal Fund, 55% General Fund & the balance of $2.600.00 will be paid for by the Environmental Protection Agency.

FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Charles Bridges, Supervisor, and John Lanier, Biologist, or designee, to travel to Hebron, CN, on October 5-8, 1998 to attend the NE Upland Habitat Technical Committee Meeting. Total Cost: $445.00. Source of Funds: 50% Fish and Game & 50% Federal Funds.

FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Charles Miner, Coordinator, Teresa Vincent, Accountant, and Judy Stokes, Division Chief, or designee, to travel to Block Island, RI, on October 5-8, 1998 to attend the 1998 Federal Aid Coordinators Meeting. Total Cost: $531.00. Source of Funds: 75% Federal & 25% General Funds.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Information Systems - Requests permission for Leslie Williams, IT Manager, Robert Rech, Shaophen Xie, Todd Poulos, and Julie Fister, Tech. Support Specialists, and Sally Gallerani, IT Manager, or designee, to travel to Waltham, MA, on September 25, 1998 to attend the Tivoli Users Group Meeting. Total Cost: $280.00. Source of Funds: 64% General & 36% Federal Funds.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Requests permission for Raymond Rusin, Chief, Margaret Heatley, Supervisor, and Judith Boska, Coordinator, or designee, to travel to St. Louis, MO, on October 25-28, 1998 to attend the Association of Health Facilities State Agencies 28th Annual Training Conference. Total Cost: $4,770.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

MEDICINE, Board of - Requests permission for Cynthia Cooper, Vice President, Wassfy Hanna, MD, James Sise, MD, Kevin Costin, PA-C, and Jean Barnes, Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Boston, MA, on September 12, 1998 to attend the Regional Educational Meeting of the Federation of State Medical Boards. Total Cost: $685.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Ellen Chandler, Administrator, and Laura Simoes, Promotion Specialist, or designee, to travel to New York, NY, on September 24-25, 1998 to attend the Ski New Hampshire Press Conference. Total Cost $425.00. Source of Funds: 100% Ski/Park Funds.

RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Joseph Flynn, Program Manager, and Cheryl Wilson, Program Assistant, or designee, to travel to New London, CT, on October 26-30, 1998 to attend the Defense Logistics Agency Postaward Training Conference. Total Cost: $1,946.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

RETIREMENT - Requests permission for Kimberly France, Information Officer, and Maureen Kryger, Counseling/Benefits Supervisor, or designee to travel to Tempe, AZ, on October 24-28, 1998 to attend the 18th Annual National Preretirement Education Association Conference. Total Cost: $2,887.00. Source of Funds: 100% Admin. Assessment.

SAFETY - Requests permission for Jeffery Kellett, Paralegal, and Pamela Selvitella, Fingerprint Clerk, or designee, to travel to Orange, CA, on October 3-9, 1998 to attend the 20th Annual Printrak Users' Group Conference. A CASH ADVANCE OF $398.00 IS REQUESTED for Jeffrey Kellett. Total Cost: $2,998.00. All expenses to be paid under contract with Printrak International, Inc.

SAFETY - Requests permission for Liz Jablonski, and Kevin McKenna, Technical Support Specialists, or designee, to travel to Chicago, IL, on September 21-23, 1998 to attend an open/Fox Configuration software class. A CASH ADVANCE OF $660.00 IS REQUESTED for Liz Jablonski, and also A CASH ADVANCE OF $660.00 IS REQUESTED for Kevin McKenna. Total Cost: $2,080.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

SAFETY - Requests permission for Trooper Andrew Annicelli, or designee, to travel to Hershey, PA, on September 20-October 9, 1998 to attend a Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Training and Certification Program. A CASH ADVANCE OF $2,080.00 IS REQUESTED for Trooper Annicelli. Total Cost: $2,437.50. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

SAFETY - Requests permission for Paul Therrien and Susan Ryan, Road Toll Auditors, or designee, to travel to Lowell, MA, on November 9-11, 1998 to perform an audit of the Regional Fuel Tax Agreement account of MacLellan Concrete. Total Cost: $50.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Sheila Tibbetts, Systems Development Specialist, and Dennis Herrick, Civil Engineer, or designee, to travel to Portland, ME, on October 29-30, 1998 to attend the 12th Annual AASHTO Transportation Users Group Conference. Total Cost: $720.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Maureen Arsenault, Human Resources Coordinator, and Keith Cota, Engineer, or designee, to travel to Potsdam, NY, on September 22-23, 1998 to attend the Clarkson Fall Career Fair. Total Cost: $490.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Alan Rawson, Administrator, Paul Matthews, Glenn Roberts, and Christopher Waszczuk Engineers, Richard Lane, Geologist, and Steven Piper, contract Administrator, or designee, to travel to Waterbury, CT, on October 26-29, 1998 to attend the 74th Northeastern State Materials Engineers Meeting, and the Northeast Asphalt Users Producers Group Meeting. Total Cost: $2,264.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Dennis Fowler, Timothy Gunn, and Michelle Marshall, Civil Engineers, to travel to Danvers, MA, on October 26-30, 1998 to attend the Introduction to ARC/INFO Training. Total Cost: $5,370.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

A. Authorized request for approval of an extension to a contract with Multiprocess Computer Corporation of Windham, NH, for document imaging hardware, software and maintenance support. The term of the extension is through December 31, 1998. No additional funds are requested. Authorized request for approval of an extension to a contract with Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc., of Westmont, Illinois, for the purchase of the State Police message switch software. The term of the extension is through December 31, 1998. No additional funds are requested.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

Authorized to delegate to executive branch agency heads the authority to accept gifts of personal property to the State of NH if the value of a gift is less than $100; and require that agency heads annually report to the Governor and Executive Council all gifts to the State of NH with a value of between $50 and $100.

TABLED ITEMS

#41 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item

#41 from the table. This item was withdrawn by the Department of Justice and was for a Gift of $25,000. from Optima Health to help pay for an independent financial review of its ongoing study of the financial viability of the two community hospitals in Manchester.

DATE: 11/19/97
DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
ITEM #: #36
SUBJECT: COLIN J. GILMARTIN - PETITION FOR PARDON HEARING

DATE: 9/16/98
DEPARTMENT: OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
ITEM #: #42
SUBJECT: Service contract with Wright Communications, Inc. in the amount of $11,925.00 through September 30, 1999. This service contract provides a vehicle for timely response to equipment failure in order to maintain the integrity of system operations. This also provides the cost of a site rental at Plausauwa Hill for the NHOEM repeater, which provides communications coverage for the south central portion of the State and remote capability for the northern repeater. SOLE COURCE

DATE: 9/17/98
DEPARTMENT: DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
ITEM #: #156
SUBJECT: Contract with Nelson Communications, Inc., Tamworth, NH for $150,000 through June 30, 1999 to construct a radio tower and associated communications buildings on land owned by Tenney Mountain as part of the new State Police radio system project. SOLE SOURCE

NO PARDON HEARINGS

The next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, New Hampshire.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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