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Minutes
September 18, 1996
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House
September 18, 1996 10:00 a.m.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of the August 28, 1996 meeting.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the August 28, 1996 list.

The Governor placed in nomination the several persons who applied for Civil Commissions from the August 28, 1996 list.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, amended the minutes of the July 10, 1996 Governor and Executive Council meeting by adding the following Confirmation which was omitted in error from the minutes:
 
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTER
Commissioner
PETER R. FAVREAU, Manchester
Replacing James Collins, Concord
Salary: Group O, Step 4 ($57,902)
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: At the Pleasure of the Governor
 
RESIGNATIONS
The Governor and Executive Council accepted with regret the following resignations
 
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Chairman and Member
OVIDE LAMONTAGNE, Manchester
Effective Immediately
   
STATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
JOANNA PELLERIN, Exeter
Effective Immediately
   
FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING
Chief JEFFREY W. SPENCER, Pembroke
Effective September 12, 1996
   
MERRIMACK DISTRICT COURT
Justice R. BRIAN SNOW, Merrimack
Effective Immediately
   
DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Commissioner WILLIAM S. BARTLETT, Kingston
Effective October 7, 1996
   
DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
Director, Division of Enforcement E. JAMES DALEY, JR, Pembroke
Effective Immediately
 
CONFIRMATIONS
The Governor nominated the following:
   
STATE APPRENTICESHIP COUNCIL
Labor
JOHN P. JACKSON, Dover
Replacing Daniel Courchesne, Bow
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: June 25, 2000
   
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
Community Development Organization
JANICE DEANGELIS, Concord
Replacing David H. Wood, Bethlehem
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: July 1, 1997
   
COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Attorney
TIMOTHY SULLIVAN, New Boston
Replacing Peter Stuart Wright, Henniker
Effective September 18, 1996
Term:February 13, 1999
   
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CONTINUING CARE
Attorney
LINDA CONNELL, Deerfield
Vacancy
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: September 18, 1999
   
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CONTINUING CARE
Representative of Business Community
DAVID A. JENSEN, Contoocook
Vacancy
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: September 18, 1999
   
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CONTINUING CARE
Member of General Court
CARL R. JOHNSON, Meredith
Vacancy
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: September 18, 1999
   
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CONTINUING CARE
Public Member
CAROLYN SCHOENBAUER, Center Harbor
Vacancy
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: September 18, 1999
   
ELECTRICIANS' BOARD
Public Member
R. PETER CHIERICHETTI, Wentworth
Replacing Arthur P. Palmer, Claremont
Effective October 28, 1996
Term: October 28, 2001
   
STATE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL
Manufacturing Industry
JOSEPH F. LANDERS, New London
Reappointment
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: July 8, 2001
   
JOINT PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM SCREENING COMMITTEE
Lodging
STEPHEN P. BARBA, Dixville
Reappointment
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: July 13, 1999
   
JOINT PROMOTIONAL PROGRAM SCREENING COMMITTEE
Camping
RONALD F. BROWN, Twin Mountain
Reappointment
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: July 13, 1999
   
MEDICAL REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEE
DANA A. MERRITHEW, Rumney
Reappointment
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: December 3, 1998
   
NEW ENGLAND INTERSTATE WATER POLLUTION CONTROL COUNCIL
Nominated by Commissioner of Environmental Services
NELSON L. THIBAULT, Nottingham
Succeeding Lindsay M. Collins, New London
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: September 30, 1999
   
WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL
BURHNAM A. JUDD, Pittsburg
Reappointment
Effective September 18, 1996
Term: October 9, 2000
   
NOMINATIONS
The Governor nominated the following:
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Assistant Commissioner CAROL JOY HOLAHAN, Concord
Replacing Donald S. Hill, Pembroke
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: June 5, 1997
   
AGRICULTURAL LANDS PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Public Member
LAWRENCE UNDERHILL, Piermont
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 10, 1999
   
STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
MARIE HARRIS, Barrington
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 14, 2001
   
STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
PETER A. MORGAN, New Boston
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 28, 2001
   
STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
ELIZABETH THAYER VERNEY, Hancock
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: November 23, 2001
   
STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
EDWARD J. TOMEY, Keene
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 28, 2001
   
AVIATION USERS ADVISORY BOARD
Corporate Aviation
ROBERT GRAY, New London
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: July 25, 2000
   
BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Chair
EDWARD F. CARON, Hudson
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: November 3, 1999
   
BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
KARL E. NORWOOD, Amherst
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: November 3, 1999
   
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
Community Development
KLAUS NIJHUIS, Manchester
Replacing William Marcello, Keene
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: July 1, 2000
   
CONNECTICUT RIVER BRIDGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE
MALCOLM R. WASHBURN, Pittsburg
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: December 7, 2000
   
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CONTINUING CARE
Administrator of Long-Term Care Facility
BRUCE T. EDWARDS, Manchester
Vacancy
Effective Upon Confirmation
3 Years from Date of Appointment
   
ADVISORY COUNCIL ON CONTINUING CARE
Representative of the Financial Community
ROBERT WHEELER, Windham
Vacancy
Effective Upon Confirmation
3 Years from Date of Appointment
   
CURRENT USE BOARD
Public Member
PHYLLIS SHERMAN, Center Conway
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
November 16, 1998
   
CURRENT USE BOARD
Public Member
THOMAS N. THOMSON, Orford
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
November 16, 1998
   
FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
Executive Director WAYNE E. VETTER, Newmarket
Replacing James J. Distefano, Concord
Effective January 1, 1997
   
JUDICIAL COUNCIL
Lay Person
WILLIAM A. FISCHEL, Hanover
Replacing Jane P. Lane, Keene
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: January 1, 1999
   
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
Criminal Justice Investigator
EDWARD J. DALEY, JR, Pembroke
Salary: Group J, Step 4 ($38,595)
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 2, 2001
   
JUVENILE PAROLE BOARD
MICHAEL P. NOLIN, Canterbury
Replacing Annis V. Murdock, Windham
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: July 1, 2001
   
BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE
Public Member
LAWRENCE W. O'CONNELL, Durham
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 14, 2001
   
BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE
PAUL F. RACICOT, Laconia
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: December 3, 2001
   
BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Marriage and Family Therapist
BARBARA R. FRANKEL, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: September 16, 1999
   
RAILROAD APPEALS BOARD
Alternate/Public Member
JOHN W. FLANDERS, Kingston
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: July 25, 1999
   
RAILROAD APPEALS BOARD
Alternate/General Public
GEORGE B. THOMSON, New London
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: April 23, 1999
   
DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Commissioner ROBB THOMSON, Wolfeboro
Replacing William S. Bartlett, Kingston
Salary: Group T ($76,983)
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: April 1, 1998
   
RETIREMENT SYSTEM
NH State Permanent Firemen's Association
THOMAS M. HURLEY, Hollis
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: July 1, 1997
   
RETIREMENT SYSTEM
Public Member
PAUL J. MCGOLDRICK, Littleton
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: July 13, 1997
   
WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL
HENRY THERRIAULT, Merrimack
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 9, 1999
   
COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
DARLENE GOODIN, New Boston
Replacing Lucille Weir, Bristol
Effective October 20, 1999
Term: October 20, 1999
   
COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
FRANCES E. LAURENT, Westmoreland
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 20, 1999
   
COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
BRENDA PRESBY, Freedom
Reappointment
Effective Upon Confirmation
Term: October 20, 1999

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized and held a Public Hearing with respect to approving a loan to Sullivan County Economic Development Council, Inc. to refinance a construction loan on property located in Charlestown, pursuant to RSA 162-A:7. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:

Councilor Burton - yes
Councilor Spaulding - yes
Councilor Griffin - yes
Councilor Rinker - yes
Councilor Streeter - yes

#2. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized and held a Public Hearing with respect to approving a loan to Keene Economic Development and Revitalization Corporation to finance the purchase of and development of a 50 acre industrial park located in Keene, pursuant to RSA 162-A:7. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:

Councilor Burton - yes
Councilor Spaulding - yes
Councilor Griffin - yes
Councilor Rinker - yes
Councilor Streeter - yes

#3. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burtonr, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized and held a Public Hearing with respect to approving the loan Guarantee from Meredith Village Savings Bank to Golden View Associates located in Meredith, pursuant to RSA 162-A:13. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:

Councilor Burton - yes
Councilor Spaulding - yes
Councilor Griffin - yes
Councilor Rinker - yes
Councilor Streeter - yes

#4. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized and held a Public Hearing with respect to approving the loan Guarantee from US Trust to Richard Gold and Acme Staple Company, Inc. located in Franklin, pursuant to RSA 162-A:13. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:

Councilor Burton - yes
Councilor Spaulding - yes
Councilor Griffin - yes
Councilor Rinker - yes
Councilor Streeter - yes

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

#5. Authorized to conduct a one day conference on Monday, November 4, 1996 at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford at $5,500 to assist municipal officials with recycling programs.

#6. Authorized agreement with UNH at $32,635 for GIS technical assistance for the Exeter River watershed plan project through June 30, 1998.

#7. Authorized agreement with the Audubon Society of NH in Concord at $37,570 to undertake a plan for the Exeter River Watershed through June 30, 1998.

#8. Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Division of Public Health at $69,500 to continue the NH Estuaries Project through July 31, 1997.

#9. Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with UNH at $61,700 to continue the NH Estuaries Project through July 31, 1997.

#10. Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Fish and Game Department at $25,000 to continue the NH Estuaries Project through July 31, 1997.

#11. Authorized agreement with the City of Portsmouth at $12,000 to conduct two household hazardous waste collection days through June 30, 1997.

#12. Authorized agreement with the Town of Raymond at $350,000 as part of the Community Development Block Grant program through December 31, 1997.

#13. Authorized to amend agreement with the City of Somersworth by increasing the dollar amount by $87,740 to a new total of $487,740.

#14. Authorized to amend agreement with the Town of Troy by extending the end date from June 30 to December 31, 1996.

#15. Authorized agreement with the Southern NH Planning Commission of Manchester at $1,000 to provide assistance to municipalities under the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 1997.

#16. Authorized agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission at $1,000 to provide assistance to municipalities under the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 1997.

#17. Authorized agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission of Dover at $1,000 to provide assistance to municipalities under the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 1997.

#18. Authorized agreement with the Cottage at the Rocks in Bethlehem at $1,000 to provide assistance to municipalities under the National Flood Insurance Program through September 30, 1997.

#19. Authorized to RETROACTIVELY extend the end date from June 30, 1996 to June 30, 1997 for the Community Stewardship project and to accept and expend funds of $2,338 for this project.

#20. Authorized to amend agreement relative to the NH Estuaries Project by changing the end date from December 31, 1996 to July 31, 1997 and to accept and expend $450,000 in federal funds through July 31, 1997.

NH INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE COMMISSION
#21. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Rinker, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to RETROACTIVELY amend the authority to the Industrial Heritage fund by extending the end date from June 30, 1996 to June 30, 1997 and to accept and expend $2,857.15 in carry forward funds.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#22. Authorized to accept and expend $8,037 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through September 30, 1996 and to budget these funds as stated in letter of September 4, 1996.

#23. Authorized to accept and expend prior year federal funds of $30,026 and to budget these funds as stated in letter of September 4, 1996.

#24. Authorized contract with Wright Communications, Inc. at $10,000 for equipment service through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#25. Authorized to lease three vehicles from Merchants Motors for four years.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#26. Authorized agreement with the International Institute of Boston at $35,000 to provide refugee social services from October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1997.

#27. Authorized contract with NH Association of Broadcasters at $25,000 to produce and air radio public information spots on energy conservation and community services from September 20, 1996 to June 30, 1997.

#28. Authorized contract with the Town of Amherst at $16,625 to complete the installation of eligible energy conservation measures through June 30, 1997.

#29. Authorized contract with Strafford County at $61,125 to complete the installation of eligible energy conservation measures through June 30, 1997.

#30. Authorized contract with Wilson Educational Services, Inc. of Wallingford CT at $2,000 to train students and teachers at Kimball Union Academy of Plainfield in the Savings through Energy Management program through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#31. Authorized contract with Wilson Educational Services, Inc. of Wallingford CT at $2,000 to train students and teachers at the Lebanon High School in the Savings through Energy Management program through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#32. Authorized contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc. of Berlin at $44,999 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program through June 30, 1997.

#33. Authorized contract with Southern NH Services, Inc. of Manchester at $44,243 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program through June 30, 1997.

#34. Authorized contract with Rockingham Community Action Program, Inc. of Portsmouth at $27,226 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program through June 30, 1997.

#35. Authorized contract with Community Action Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. at $35,924 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program through June 30, 1997.

#36. Authorized contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc. of Keene at $34,600 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program through June 30, 1997.

#37. Authorized contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc. of Dover at $31,008 as a grant recipient under the Head Start Program through June 30, 1997.

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

#38. Authorized RETROACTIVE lease agreement with the Town of Hillsborough at $10,021.32 for office and courtroom space from July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997.

#39. Authorized RETROACTIVE lease agreement with the Town of Gorham at $7,920 for office and courtroom space from July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997.

#40. Authorized RETROACTIVE lease agreement with the Town of Plaistow at $27,600 for office and courtroom space from August 1, 1996 through July 31, 1998.

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

#41. Authorized the nomination of Major Paul Hutchinson of Topsfield, MA to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#42. Authorized agreement with the Waste Management of NH, Inc. of Rochester at $16,000 for rubbish removal services at Pease Air National Guard Base from October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1997.

#43. Authorized contract with Lakes Region Environmental Contractors, Inc. of Belmont at $185,800 to remove and dispose of eleven underground storage tanks and to convert four building heat units to burn natural gas or propane vice fuel oil.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
#44. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to amend contract with Real Data Corporation by extending the end date from July 1 to September 30, 1996 and to increase dollar amount by $7,062.48. Further Authorized to extend contract with Real Data Corporation at $1,700 for information on the Teledex system from July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#45. Authorized to grant funds of $750,000 to the Department of Safety through September 30, 1998.

#46. Authorized to reappoint Wynn E. Arnold as an Assistant Attorney General at his present salary, for a term ending August 31, 2001.

#47. Authorized to increase salary for Kathryn M. Bradley, Assistant Attorney General, from Group M, Minimum ($41,062) to Group M, Step 1 ($43,524) effective September 7, 1996.

#48. Authorized to increase salary for Mary P. Castelli, Assistant Attorney General, from Group M, Step 4 ($50,911) to Group M, Maximum ($53,373) effective September 7, 1996.

#49. DENIED -The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Rinker, voted to DENY request of John Leonard Ecker for a pardon hearing for the offenses of burglary, escape and theft by unauthorized taking.

#50. DENIED -The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Rinker, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to DENY request of Christine Cennamir for a pardon hearing for the offenses of theft of lost or mislaid property.

#51. DENIED -The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Rinker voting NO, authorized request of Lorie Marie Morrison for a pardon hearing for the offenses of theft by unauthorized taking. The Governor negated the motion, request was DENIED.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#52. Authorized to issue checks from funds not otherwise appropriated to Peter Heath in the amount of $102 and to David Aibel in the amount of $988.87.

#53. Authorized to issue a check from funds not otherwise appropriated to Donna S. Mailhot in the amount of $340.19.

#54. Authorized to issue checks from funds not otherwise appropriated in the total amount of $9,831.34 as stated in letter of September 4, 1996.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

State Library
#55. Authorized to bring forward the balance of "Read to Me", a Federal Literacy Grant which was inadvertently closed on June 30, 1996.

#56. Authorized to accept and expend $5,000 from the State Council on the Arts.

Council on the Arts
#57. Authorized agreement with Currier Gallery of Art at $7,980 to help maintain education, appreciation and enjoyment of the arts.

#58. Authorized agreement with AVA Gallery and Art Center in Lebanon at $9,135 to help maintain exhibits, programs, lectures and other art related events.

#59. Authorized agreement with NH Writers & Publishers Project of Concord at $5,544 to support the development of individual writers.

#60. Authorized agreement with Hood Museum of Art at $5,058 to continue to serve as an advocate for the knowledge that can be gained from direct experience of works of art.

#61. Authorized contract with Thomas Carroll of Pittsburgh, PA at $4,000 to conduct folklore field work to document traditional artists who would be appropriate for the Apprenticeship Program.

BOARD OF TAX AND LAND APPEALS
#62. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized agreement with Data-Day Computer Services at $1,924.44 for computer maintenance to August 31, 1997.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#63. Authorized to reclassify position of Creative Writer, LG 16, to Program Assistant II, LG 14.

#64. Authorized agreement with Computer Hut at $15,000 for printer maintenance and repair services through June 30, 1997.

#65. Authorized agreement with Advantage Computer Services, Inc. at $5,500 for Wyse terminal maintenance services through June 30, 1997.

#66. Authorized agreement with Tech-PC, Inc. at $15,000 for personal computer equipment maintenance are repair service through June 30, 1997.

#67. Authorized to amend agreement with Digital Equipment Corporation by increasing dollar amount by $3,114, from $615,000 to $618,114 and to extend the end date from June 30 to December 31, 1996.

#67A. Authorized to accept and expend $40,834.66 from the US Department of Labor and to establish a Manager position through June 30, 1997 as stated in letter of August 14, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#68. Authorized agreement with Joel J. Kirby at $7,200 to serve as a program assistant presenting the Captain SMYLE highway safety program in schools from October 1, 1996 through May 31, 1997. Sole Source.

#69. Authorized agreement with Robert L. Holmes at $12,000 to administer and coordinate the "Beating the Odds in Life" program from October 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#69A. Authorized agreement with Burton Nichols at $37,500 to serve as the state coordinator of the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety program from October 1, 1996 through September 30, 1997.

#69B. Authorized to transfer $27,540 as stated in letter of August 16, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
#70. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to make payment of $9,000 to the SERF State/Industry Consortium to participate in the project development and implementation of an "Electronic Rate & Forms Filing" program.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
#71. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized out of state travel to attend hearings, meetings and conferences for the second quarter of FY97.

BANKING DEPARTMENT
#72. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized out of state travel to attend meetings and consultations with state and federal regulators for the period of October 1 through December 31, 1996.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#73. Authorized contract with Siemens-Nixdorf Information Systems, Inc. of Burlington MA at $375,096.52 for maintenance and service of cash registers and electronic equipment through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#74. Authorized agreement with Triangle Portable Services, Inc. of Derry at $18,806.40 to lease portable toilets located in Hampton through June 30, 1997.

#75. Authorized agreement with Valley Signs, Inc. of Lebanon at $199,725 for sign repair, service and maintenance through August 31, 1999.

#76. Authorized agreement with Northeast Door Corporation of Concord at $86,527.50 for door maintenance, repair and replacement services through August 31, 1999.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#77. Authorized salary increase for Jane Coplan, Superintendent of the State Prison for Women, from Group M, Step 2 ($45,987) to Group M, Step 3 ($48,449) effective November 1, 1996.

#78. Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $30,956.95 from the Department of Education through June 30, 1997.

#79. Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $6,300 from the Department of Education through June 30, 1997.

#80. Authorized to accept and expend prior year funds of $22,639.02 for grant entitled "Pilot Diversion - Correction Treatment".

#81. Authorized to amend contract with Public Guardian, Inc. by increasing dollar amount by $2,500, from $20,000 to $22,500.

#82. Authorized to amend the rate of pay for Karen Searles, Certified Dental Assistant, from $9.75 per hour to $11.50 per hour and to increase the estimated cost from $2,900 to $20,441.25 for FY97.

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

#83. Authorized to extend temporary position of Retail Store Manager II for one year.

#84. Authorized to extend temporary position of Program Specialist I for one year.

#85. Authorized to accept and expend donations in the total amount of $1,011.46 in memory of Allyn Foote.

#86. Authorized to accept $40,930 in federal funds under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act through September 30, 1997.

#87. Authorized to accept $49,816 in federal funds under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act through September 30, 1997.

#88. Authorized to accept $6,200 in federal funds under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act through September 30, 1997.

#89. Authorized agreement and pay annual membership dues to the New England Ski Area Council for Sno Country Ski Conditions radio reports at $12,823.86 for the 96/97 ski season.

#90. Authorized to renew agreement with Pierce and Thibodeau, Inc. of Lebanon at $121,700 for advertising services through June 30, 1997.

#91. Authorized lease agreement with GE Capital Preferred Asset Corporation of Pittsburg at $54,534.72 per year with option to purchase after each lease payment, through August 1, 2000 for one snowgroomer and one bulldozer/backhoe for Mount Sunapee Ski Area.

#92. Authorized contract with CTM Brochure Display, Inc. of Woburn MA at $13,200 for the distribution of the Cannon Mountain/Mount Sunapee brochures from October 1, 1996 through March 31, 1997.

#93. Authorized agreement with the Fish and Game Department for operation of the Archery Range in Bear Brook State Park through July 25, 2001.

#94. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, authorized agreement with Sno-Engineering, Inc. at $14,850 for professional services for development of a comprehensive prototype lease for Cannon Mountain and Mount Sunapee Ski Areas through November 1, 1996.

#95. Authorized National Recreational Trails Fund contracts with various organizations in the total amount of $148,417 through September 30, 1998.

#96. Authorized to amend contract with UNH, Small Business Development Center, by increasing dollar amount by $10,000, from $400,000 to $410,000.

#97. Authorized to amend contract with UNH, Industrial Research Center, by increasing dollar amount by $20,000 to a new total of $500,000.

#98. Authorized to amend agreement with Plymouth State College, Institute for NH Studies, by increasing dollar amount by $9,522.39 to a new total of $67,508.12.

#98A. Authorize to expend $194,590 in excess Off- Highway Recreational Vehicle Registration Funds as stated in letter of August 7, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

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

#99. Authorized to renew contract with Marilyn Wyzga of Hillsborough at $7,000 to provide services to the Wildlife Education Program through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#99A. Authorized to transfer $28,447 from the Fish and Game Operating Reserve as stated in letter of August 12, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

#99B. Authorized to expend $307,935.67 in excess Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Registration Funds as stated in letter of July 30, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

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

#100. Authorized to accept $15,244 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to complete a Geographic Information System access project through September 30, 1997.

#101. Authorized to accept $50,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to fund the NH Comparative Risk Project through April 9, 1997. Further Authorized to amend contract with NH Charitable Foundation by increasing dollar amount by $49,950 to a new total of $99,000 through April 19, 1997.

#102. Authorized agreement with Les A. Cartier and Associates, Inc. at $10,650 to provide personnel protection, health and safety refresher training through June 30, 1998.

#103. Authorized to RETROACTIVELY extend agreement with General Linen Services Co., Inc. at $4,800 for uniform rental from July 1 through December 31, 1996. Sole Source.

#104. Authorized to pay invoices totaling $25,638 for emergency work on a sewer pipe in July. Sole Source.

#105. Authorized to amend contract with CBE Technologies, Inc. of Boston MA by increasing dollar amount by $1,360 to a new total of $34,840 for on site personal computers and related equipment service through December 6, 1996.

#106. Authorized to RETROACTIVELY amend contract with GEI Consultants, Inc. of Concord by increasing dollar amount by $41,608.02 to a new total of $91,608.02 from June 1 to September 30 1996.

#107. Authorized agreement with RDP Water Systems of Milford at $8,275 for replacement of the heating system at the Greenville Water Treatment Plant through June 30, 1997.

#108. Authorized to expend $150,000 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund for the reconstruction and upgrading of Howe Reservoir Dam in Harrisville through June 30, 1997.

#109. Authorized contract with Underwood Engineers, Inc. of Portsmouth at $7,327 for professional services through January 31, 1997.

#110. Authorized contract with Total Waste Management Corporation of Newington at $4,500 to remove and recycle waste oil at the Beede Waste Oil Cash Energy Site in Plaistow.

#111. Authorized agreement with the Town of Hampstead at $8,085.75 to conduct a household hazardous waste collection project through March 30, 1997.

#112. Authorized agreement with the Nashua Region Solid Waste Management District at $42,636.50 to conduct a household hazardous waste collection project through February 15, 1997.

#113. Authorized agreement with the City of Rochester at $12,867.50 to conduct a household hazardous waste collection project through March 30, 1997.

#114. Authorized agreement with the Town of Salem at $6,436.50 to conduct a household hazardous waste collection project through March 1, 1997.

#115. WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY - Authorize to accept an additional $122,318 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the State Revolving Fund Program through June 30, 1997.

#116. Authorized to amend loan agreement with Cheshire County by adjusting the principal loan amount of $456,000 to $402,723.30.

#117. Authorized to amend loan agreement with the Town of Bedford by adjusting the principal loan amount of $550,000 to $489,731.46.

#118. Authorized a State Grant to Cohas Brook Interceptor Feasibility Study at $78,072 for a sewer project in Manchester.

#118A. Authorized to reimburse the Town of Andover $40,337.40 for a landfill closure as stated in letter of August 12,1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

#118B. Authorized to continue a Biologist I position and Environmentalist IV position through June 03, 1997 as stated in letter of August 12, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

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

#119. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Rinker, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc. of Derry at $40,000 to provide child care training services through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#120. Authorized to amend agreement on behalf of the Town of Grantham for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.

#121. Authorized to amend agreement on behalf of the Towns of Derry and Gilmanton for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage the services performed by election officials or election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.

DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#122. Authorized to accept and expend $122,695 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through September 30, 1997. Further Authorized to amend contract with the NH Coalition against Domestic and Sexual Violence by increasing dollar amount by $122,695, from $30,776 to $153,471 and extend the end date from September 30, 1996 to September 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#123. Authorized to accept and expend $144,039 from the Health Resources and Services Administration and $22,407 from the City of Boston's Department of Health and Hospitals through June 30, 1997.

#124. Authorized agreement with Air Chek, Inc. of Arden NC at $8,750 for charcoal radon survey kits through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

#125. Authorized to amend contract with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. of Concord by increasing dollar amount by $97,670, from $950,802 to $1,048,472 through June 30, 1997.

#126. Authorized to amend agreement with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc. of Concord by increasing dollar amount by $45,070, from $424,751 to $469,821 through June 30, 1997.

#127. Authorized to amend agreement with Planned Parenthood of Northern NE, Inc. of Williston VT by increasing dollar amount by $63,329, from $1,325,768 to $1,389,097 through June 30, 1997.

#128. Authorized to amend agreement with Strafford County Prenatal and Family Planning Program, Inc. of Dover by increasing dollar amount by $9,084, from $1,148,521 to $1,157,605 through June 30, 1997.

#129. Authorized to amend agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services of Littleton by increasing dollar amount by $13,335, from $829,532 to $842,867 through June 30, 1997.

#130. Authorized to amend agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc. of Littleton by increasing dollar amount by $2,115, from $220,909 to $223,024 through June 30, 1997.

#130A. Authorized to transfer $23,113 as stated in letter of July 19, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

DIVISION FOR CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#131. Authorized to accept and expend unexpended Social Service Block Grant funds of $1,309,020 through June 30, 1997.

#132. Authorized to accept and expend unallocated grant funds of $86,592 from the US Department of Health and Human Services through June 30, 1997.

#133. Authorized to accept and expend a grant of $20,000 of Title I funds from the NH Department of Education RETROACTIVE to July 8, 1996 through June 30, 1997.

#133A. Authorized to accept and expend a grant award of $277,200 from the US Department of Health and Human Services an to establish a Program Specialist III position through June 30, 1997 as stated in letter of July 18, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES
#134. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized agreement with The Eight Pole, Inc. of Salem at $20,000 to continue an Employee Assistance Program through June 30, 1997.

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATORS
#135. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to expend examination fees collected in the amount of $508.44.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#136. Authorized to accept and expend $75 in registration fees from each participant in six, two hour class meeting on October 9 - November 13, 1996 entitled "Sanitation".

#137. Authorized to accept and expend additional funds of $132,137,84 from the US Department of Education through June 30, 1997.

#138. Authorized to accept and expend additional funds of $404,113.72 from the US Department of Education through June 30, 1997.

#139. Authorized to accept and expend $1,273,509.27 from the US Department of Education through June 30, 1997.

#140. Authorized to conduct a one day conference at the Nashua Marriott on September 26, 1996 at $5,896 focusing on Choice for people with disabilities.

#141. Authorized to grant $53,200 to the Nashua Adult Learning Center in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act through June 30, 1997.

#142. Authorized contract with Greater Laconia Community Services, Inc. of Laconia at $79,463.27 to provide vocational rehabilitation services through September 30, 1997.

#143. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Rinker, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized contract with Jay C. Boynton at $3,990 to conduct training for staff regarding vocational rehabilitation hearings through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

POSTSECONDARY TECHNICAL EDUCATION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#144. Authorized to accept and expend $20,000 on behalf of the NH Job Training Council from the National Occupational Information Coordinating Council.

#145. Authorized to RETROACTIVELY extend the grant period for the NE Suppliers Institute Program from August 23, 1996 to August 22, 1997.

#146. Authorized agreement with Waste Management of NH Londonderry at $21,736 for waste removal services at the Manchester and Stratham Campuses through June 30, 1998.

#147. Authorized to transfer trust accounts held with First National Bank of Portsmouth to Citizens Bank.

#148. Authorized to accept and expend $17,500 from the Hagerstown Junior College in Maryland through the National Science Foundation Subaward Grant program through August 31, 1997.

#148A. Authorized to continue a Computer Applications Programmer II position and a Secretary Typist position through June 30, 1997 as stated in letter of July 31, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

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

#149. Authorized agreement with Carl Lord of Savannah GA at $4,200 to conduct a five day "Investigating White Collar Crime" on October 28 through November 1, 1996.

#149A. Authorized to accept $37,835.08 from the NH Highway Safety Agency and to establish a Law Enforcement Training Specialist position through June 30, 1997 as stated in letter of August 7, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
#150. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized out of state travel for staff in the execution of the Tri-State Megabucks program for the second quarter of FY97.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#151. Authorized to restore 27.21 hours of sick leave to Corporal Robert LaCroix.

#152. Authorized to restore 41.42 hours of sick leave to Trooper James A. Conrad.

#153. Authorized contract with Harry French 3rd Landscaping of Concord at $5,900 for snowplowing, sanding and snow removal at the new Fire Academy in Concord through June 30, 1997.

#154. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Rinker, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized lease agreement with Motorola, Inc. for use of their premises, equipment and utilities on the second floor of the Yankee Building on Mt. Washington through June 30, 2001 at $40,800 for FY 97 and increases 6% per year for remainder of contract. Sole Source.

#155. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Rinker, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized contract with Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc. at $205,600 to purchase the State Police message switch software through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#156. Authorized Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Boston and Maine Corporation to acquire a parcel of land with a portion of the abandoned Monadnock Branch railroad in Rindge at $10,700.

#157. Authorized to appoint a commission for a hearing on an alteration to US Rte 4 and the Bow Lake Road intersection in the Town of Northwood. The Commission will consist of: Cynthia Brown of Canterbury, Richard Cadarette of Bow and Larry Elliott of Antrim.

#158. Authorized to accept the Contemplated Award List for the period of August 9 - 28, 1996.

#159. Authorized out of state travel for the period of October, November and December, 1996 for day trips in connection with normal duties.

#160. Authorized out of state travel for the period of October, November and December, 1996 for two employees to conduct audits required on federal aid projects.

#161. Authorized to pay Small Claims for the period of October, November and December, 1996.

#162. Authorized to renew agreement with Unisys Corporation of Philadelphia PA at $27,367.02 for continued maintenance support for the computer system.

#163. Authorized Memorandum of Understanding with the I-95 Corridor Coalition at $2,200 for the deployment of two Highway Advisory Radios and to participate in the operational test.

#164. Authorized agreements with various consultants to undertake certain cultural resource investigations at a cost not to exceed $148,500.

#165. Authorized agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. of Bedford at $81,725 for engineering services to design replacement of US Rte 302 Bridge in Haverhill NH and Newbury VT.

#166. Authorized agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Inc. of Concord at $2,997,200 for engineering services to design the relocation of NH Rte 9/US Rte 202 in Hillsborough.

#167. Authorized agreement with Costello, Lomansey & de Napoli, Inc. of Manchester at $99,134 for design of reconstruction of Portsmouth Ave in Exeter.

#168. Authorized agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. of Bedford at $511,975.10 for engineering services for the reconstruction of NH Rte 12 in Troy.

#169. Authorized agreement with Mountain Cable Company at $2,300 to maintain an existing TV cable attached to and crossing the Cheshire Bridge between Charlestown NH and Springfield VT.

#170. Authorized agreement with the Town of Newport at $14,175 for paving a 600 foot extension to the runway at Parlin Field Airport.

#171. Authorized contract with Winterset, Inc. of Lyndonville VT at $903,270.77 for replacement of the bridge and approaches over Clear Stream in Errol.

#172. Authorized contract with Santorelli Construction, Inc. of Wakefield MA at $32,702 to construct approximately 1,100 feet of sidewalk in Exeter.

#173. Authorized contract with A.D. Electric of Sabattus ME at $55,708 for installing new signals and control equipment and dismantling existing flashing beacon on NH Rte 27 in Raymond.

#174. Authorized contract with Hansen-Fox Co., Inc. of Bow at $5,958 to relocate existing gas meter at the Dept. of Safety Office Building.

#175. Authorized contract with A & J Conti, Inc. of Moultonborough at $13,120 to repair an oil bunker at the Veterans' Home in Tilton.

#176. Authorized contract with Mayo Roofing, Inc. of Concord at $180,200 for partial reroofing of the Liquor Warehouse in Concord.

#177. Authorized contract with John H. Lyman and Sons Construction, Inc. of Gilford at $159,960 for parking lot repairs for the Dept. of Safety statewide.

#178. Authorized contract with Eclipse Construction, Inc. of Bedford at $108,500 for window replacement at the Highway Garage in Concord.

#178A. Authorized to transfer $12,500 as stated in letter of July 23, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved September 11, 1996.

#179. TUITION REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council approved as follows:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL SYSTEM - Requests permission to pay University of Mass., Lowell MA, the sum of $658.26 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Price, Professor of Nursing, in the course entitled Family Violence System Response.

B. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay University of New England, Biddeford ME, the sum of $1,770.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rachel Berube, Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the courses entitled Human Behavior and Social Environment I and Social Welfare Policy and Programs I.

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord NH, the sum of $438.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pauline Amsden, Accountant IV, in the course entitled Electronic Spreadsheets.

D. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Manchester NH, the sum of $548.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cammy E. Pearl, Administrative Secretary/Supervisor, in the course entitled Financial Accounting.

E. LIQUOR - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Laconia NH, the sum of $850.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Brenda Vittner, Chief Accountant, in the course entitled Business, Government & the Environment.

F. MEDICINE, BD. OF - Requests permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $535.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Karen LaCroix, Administrator, in the course entitled Legal and Ethical Aspects of Human Service Administration.

G. PUBLIC UTILITIES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord NH, the sum of $219.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Matilda Guinard, Word Processor Operator II, in the course entitled Principles of Management.

H. PUBLIC UTILITIES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord NH, the sum of $219.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sandra Deno, Switchboard Operator I in the course entitled College Writing I.

I. PUBLIC UTILITIES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord NH, the sum of $219.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Bateman, Account Steno II, in the course entitled College Writing I.

J. SWEEPSTAKES - Requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord NH, the sum of $438.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kim Snow, Stock Clerk III, in the course entitled Principles of Marketing.

K. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay N.H. College, Manchester NH, the sum of $420.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Blacker, Business Administrator II, in the course entitled Information Sources, Research Methods and Communication Techniques. Also requests permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord NH, the sum of $219.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diana Smestad, Accountant IV, in the course entitled Human Resources Management.

#180. TRAVEL REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council approved as follows:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission for John Supry, Storekeeper II to travel to Mechanicsburg, PA, on September 30 to October 2, 1996 to pick up Federal Surplus Property. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $500.00 IS REQUESTED for John Supry. Total Cost: $500.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Surplus Funds.

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission for John Supry, Storekeeper II to travel to Mechanicsburg, PA, on October 28 - 30, 1996 to pick up Federal Surplus Property. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $500.00 IS REQUESTED for John Supry. Total Cost: $500.00. Source of Funds: 100 % Federal Surplus Funds.

C. CULTURAL AFFAIRS - Requests permission for Charles A. LeBlanc, Supervisor and Theresa Pare, Reference Librarian to travel to Burlington, MA, on September 26, 1996 to attend a seminar on Corporate Internet Technology. NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE STATE. Travel by State vehicle.

D. CORRECTIONS - Requests permission for Edda Cantor, Assistant Commissioner and Andrea Goldberg, Admin. of Comm. Corr. or designee to travel to Oak Lawn, IL, on September 26 - 29, 1996 to attend the annual Association of Women Executives in Corrections Conference. Total Cost: $1,293.00. Source of Funds: 100% General.

E. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Dorothy Fair, State Coordinator of Title I, Susan McKevitt, Consultant and Rachel Hopkins, Administrator or designee to travel to St. Louis, MO, on September 22 - 26, 1996 to attend the U.S. Department of Education s 1996 Conference on Improving America s Schools. Total Cost: $6,903.93. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

F. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Mary Hale and Catherine MacKenzie both Rehabilitation Counselor II s and Walter Wilcox, Program Spec. III to travel to Portland, ME., on October 2 - 7, 1996 to attend the third course of a six course program entitled, Low Vision Rehabilitation Training . Total Cost: $1,516.69. Source of Funds: 44% General and 56% Federal.

G. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for John Bush, Bureau Administrator and Thomas White, Environmentalist IV or designee to travel to Dallas, TX, on October 5 - 9, 1996 to attend the Water Environment Federation (WEF) 69th Annual Conference. Total Cost: $1,823.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

H. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests - RETROACTIVE - permission for Kenneth Boivin, APCE III, Kent Finemore APCE V or designee to travel to Richmond, VA, on September 16 - 19, 1996 to attend the Northeast Environmental Enforcement Project Train-the Trainer, Presentation and Facilitation Skills. Total Cost: $1,536.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fees.

I. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests - RETROACTIVE - permission for Chris A. Simmers, Chief Environmental Planner or designee to travel to St. Andrews, New Brunskick, on September 18 - 20, 1996 to attend the Gulf of Maine Council Meeting/Gulf of Maine Ecosystems Dynamics Workshop. Total Cost: $480.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for Robert W. Varney, Commissioner and Kent Finemore, Air Pollution Control Engineer or designee to travel to Plymouth, MA, on October 7 - 8, 1997 to attend the Fall Meeting of Ozone Transport Commission. Total Cost: $570.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission for George Dana Bisbee, Assistant Commissioner or designee to travel to Quebec City, Quebec, on September 25 - 26, 1996 to attend the meeting of Conference of New England Governors /Eastern Canadian Premiers Environment Committee. Permission is also requested for waiver to exceed the 300 mile radius by State Vehicle. Total Cost: $290.00. Source of Funds: 100% General.

L. FISH AND GAME - Requests permission for Duncan McInnes, Programs Administrator, Steve Perry, Regional Supervisor, Scott Decker and Ken Sprankle, both Fisheries Biologist s or designee to travel to Fredricton, New Brunswick on September 22 - 24, 1996 to attend the 22nd Annual Atlantic International Chapter of the American Fisheries Society. Total Cost: $680.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish and Game.

M. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - DIV. OF PUBLIC HEALTH - Requests permission for M. Geoffrey Smith, MD, Connie Cascini, Program Specialist III, Sandy Dzyak, Public Health Nurse and Karin Salome, Public Health Nurse to travel to Gettysburg, PA, on October 23 - 27, 1996 to attend the annual Northeast Epidemiology Meeting. Total Cost: $5,320.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

N. HIGHWAY SAFETY - Requests permission for Freeman W. Bowley and Stephen Sargent both Highway Safety Field Representatives to travel to Cambridge, MA, on October 18, 1996 to attend the Moving Kids Safety/Building Safe Communities Conference. Total Cost: $28.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

O. PSYCHOLOGY, BD. OF EXAMINERS OF - Requests permission for Jane McClung, Board Member to travel to Victoria, British Columbia, on October 2 - 5, 1996 to attend the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. Total Cost: $500.00. Source of Funds: 100% General.

P. PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION - Requests - RETROACTIVE - permission for Paul Tessier, PUC Examiner and William Dodge, PUC Examiner or designee to travel to Rutland, VT, on September 18 - 19, 1996 and September 24 - 30, 1996 to conduct an audit of Connecticut Valley Electric Company. Total Cost: $1,190.00. Source of Funds: 100% Utility Assessment.

Q. REAL ESTATE APPRAISER BOARD - Requests permission for Fred Gagnon, Chairman, Gordon Maynard, Vice Chairman and Sally Sullivan, Exec. Secretary to travel to Washington, DC on November 1 - 3, 1996 to attend the annual meeting of the Association of Appraiser Regulatory Officials. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $450.00 IS REQUESTED for Gordon Maynard. Total Cost: $2,680.00. Source of Funds: 100% General.

R. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGES - Requests permission for Lynn Kichenstein, Associate VP, Charles Annal, VP of Academic Affairs, Craig Cushing, Professor, Cathy Easton, Associate Professor and Diana Levine, Professor or designee to travel to Rochester, NY, on October 10 - 13, 1996 to attend the Two-Year College Association Northeast Conference on English in the Two-Year College. Total Cost: $3,204.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

S. SAFETY - Requests permission for Corporals Bred Beausoleil and William Carney or designee to travel to Bangor, ME, on September 23 - 27, 1996 to attend SWAT School. Total Cost: $120.00. Source of Funds: 100% Forfeiture Funds.

T. SAFETY - Requests permission for Commissioner Richard M. Flynn and Virginia Beecher, Director or designee to travel to Houston, TX, on November 16 - 20, 1996 to attend the AAMVA Registration-Title-Inspection and Police Traffic Workshop. Total Cost: $2,630.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway.

U. SAFETY - Requests permission for David T. Barrett, Director and Thomas J. McCabe, Chief of Marine Patrol or designee to travel to Pittsburgh, PA, on September 28 to October 3, 1996 to attend the National Association for State Boating Law. Total Cost $835.00. Source of Funds: 100% Recreational Boating Safety Grant.

V. SAFETY - Requests permission for Stephen A. Kace and Timothy C. Dunleavy both Marine Patrol District Supervisors or designee to travel to Springfield, MA, on October 7 - 9, 1996 to attend the Underwriter s Laboratories Advanced Boating Collision Accident Investigation Seminar. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $280.00 for Stephen Kace. Total Cost: $280.00. Source of Funds: 100% Recreational Boating Safety Grant.

W. STATE PLANNING - Requests permission for James McLaughlin, Senior Planner and Kenneth Gallager, Principal Planner to travel to Saratoga Springs, NY, on October 21 - 22, 1996 to attend the Northeast Arc/Info Users Group Annual Conference. Total Cost: $500.00. Source of Funds: 100% General.

X. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission for Alan D. Rawson, Administrator, Alan Perkins, Chief of Materials Tech., and Paul R. Mathews, Bituminous/Concrete Engineer to travel to Burlington, VT, on October 8 - 11, 1996 to attend the Northeastern States Materials Group Conference. Total Cost: $1,810.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal.

Y. TREASURY - Requests permission for Judith Houle and Manuel Gehring both Compliance Auditors to travel to Hartford, CT, on October 1 - 4, 1996 to observe and discuss audit scope, review forms and documentation, view an audit in progress, analyze findings and obtain ideas and tips from the Connecticut Abandoned Property Auditors. Total Cost: $891.00. Source of Funds: 100% Abandoned Property.

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

Wetlands Board

#181. Authorized request of David and Cynthia Loker for a Grant of Right to establish clear title to filled land in the state's flowage rights, Newfound Lake, Bristol.

#182. Authorized request of Richard Bailly to construct a 4' x 78' elevated walkway to a pier, Piscataqua River, Dover.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
WARRANTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to set up Treasury Warrant No. 97-04 in the amount of $240,000,000.00.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to set up Treasury Warrant No. 97-05 in the amount of $195,000,000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Wetlands Board

B. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized request of NH Fish and Game to refurbish and replace existing deteriorated boat ramp, Umbagog Lake, Cambridge.

NH SCHOOL BUILDING AUTHORITY
C. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to award a state guarantee of bonds or notes in the amount of $6,630,851 to the Rye School District.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
D. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized agreement with the City of Keene at $720,000 as part of the Community Development Block Grant program through December 31, 1998. A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:

Councilor Burton - yes
Councilor Spaulding - yes
Councilor Griffin - yes
Councilor Rinker - yes
Councilor Streeter - yes

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
E. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to establish an Attorney III position through June 30, 1997 as stated in letter of July 22, 1996. Fiscal Committee approved August 7, 1996.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
F. Authorized contract with Mayo Roofing, Inc. of Concord at $49,000 to reroof the Tobey Building at the NH Hospital in Concord.

G. Authorized contract with Major L. Rodd, Inc. of St. Johnsbury VT at $82,635 for roof replacement at the National Guard Armory, Building M in Littleton.

H. Authorized contract with James S. Piscopo General Contractor, Inc. of Winnisquam at $233,245 for Phase II of Sewall's Falls Public Access Improvements in Concord.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
I. Authorized agreement with NH Coalition for the Homeless of Concord at $10,000 to provide child care services through June 30, 1997.

J. Authorized agreement wit th NH Regional Community Technical Colleges at $58,000 to provide child care training services through June 30, 1997. Sole Source.

K. Authorized agreement with Health Dimensions, P.A. of Contoocook at $8,000 to provide child care training services through June 30, 1997.

DIVISION OF HUMAN SERVICES
L. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Rinker, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to amend contract with Tucker Alan, Inc. of Seattle WA by increasing the dollar amount by $400,000, from $25,000 to $425,000 and extend the end date from July 1, 1996 to June 03, 1997.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
M. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the transfer of all classified personnel, equipment and appropriations from the Division of Enforcement to the Division of State Police effective October 1, 1996.

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

N. Authorized the revised list of Governor and Executive Council meeting dates for the fourth quarter of 1996 as follows: October 9, October 23, November 20, and December 18, 1996.

O. Authorized to accept the Report and Findings of Councilor Spaulding regarding a project in participation with Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center, Inc. in Greenfield.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
P. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized agreement with Mainstream Electronic Information Services, Inc. of Merrimack at $74,892 for the installation of an Internet Web Server and associated database integration services through December 31, 1996.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Q. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized contract with Hansen-Fox Co., Inc. of Concord at $15,715 for emergency boiler replacement at the Lakes Region Facility, Spear Building in Laconia.

The Governor set the next regular meeting for October 9, 1996 at 10:00 a.m. in Bradford at the Thistle and Shamrock Inn in Bradford.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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