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September 20, 2000
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
September 20, 2000
10:30 a.m.
#16

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of September 6, 2000 with the following amendment:

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

#22 Authorize list of agency transfers authorized for Fiscal Year 2001 during the month of July 2000.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 6, 2000 meeting.

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

RESIGNATION

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

CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
Robert L. Ward, Sunapee
Cheshire/Sullivan Counties
Effective: August 21, 2000
Reason: Personal

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

ACCOUNTING SERVICES DIRECTOR: DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Thomas C. Martin, Concord
(Nominated by Commissioner of Administrative Services)
Reappointment
Effective: September 20, 2000
Salary: Group O, $65,508
TERM: June 29, 2004

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT COMMISSION
Betsy Abrahams, Merrimack
(Drug abuse prevention)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2001

Steven Arnold, Colebrook
(Drug abuse treatment)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2003

William Butynski, Hinsdale
(Drug abuse prevention)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2002

David C. Charlesworth, MD, Bedford
(Drug abuse treatment)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2002

Joseph Harding, Chester
(Public member)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2003

BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS
Victor I. Buzzani, D.C., Nashua
Succeeding: Henry J. Copobianco, Hooksett
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: August 24, 2005

Leo M. Kenney, D.C., North Conway
Succeeding: Arthur L. Slotnick, Bow
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: August 24, 2005

BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS
Niel S. Hiltunen, DMD, FAGD, North Hampton
Succeeding: Robert J. Haney, Canterbury
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: July 15, 2002

BOARD OF NURSING
Harley Featherston, Salem
(Public member)
Succeeding: Joyce Sheffield, Durham
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: May 10, 2003

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
Stanley A. Colla, Hanover
(Upon rec. of NH Collage and University Council)
Succeeding: Carey Clark, Hanover
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: June 30, 2002

NEW HAMPSHIRE WATER WELL BOARD
Willis T. R. Rollins, Jr., Deerfield
(Water well contractor)
Reappointment
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 15, 2003

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD
Janet Champlin, North Hampton
(Law enforcement)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2004

Barbara L. Desclos, Merrimack
(Parent)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2004

Bud Hawkins, Derry
(Business and industry)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2004

Timothy K. Mayes, Amherst
(Public)
Effective: September 20, 2000
TERM: September 20, 2003

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

COMMISSION ON ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT
Debra Samaha, Concord
(Public member)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: One year from date of confirmation

EMERGENCY SHELTER AND HOMELESS COORDINATION COMMISSION
Harold Acres, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 26, 2002

Eleanor Amidon, Hancock
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 26, 2002

Sharon Drake, Loudon
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 26, 2002

Dorothy Kasik, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 26, 2002

Maria Skaperdas, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 26, 2002

BOARD OF PROFESSIONAL GEOLOGISTS
Timothy T. Allen, Keene
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Four years from date of confirmation

John E. Cotton, East Andover
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Two years from date of confirmation

Dorothy Richter, Salem
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Five years from date of confirmation

Paul M. Sanborn, Canterbury
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Three years from date of confirmation

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Bruce Keough, Dublin
Reappointment
TERM: June 30, 2004
Effective: Upon confirmation

WATER COUNCIL
David T. Funk, Durham
(Conservation/environmental organization)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 24, 2004

DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES COUNCIL
Burnham A. Judd, Pittsburg
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 9, 2004

YOUTH DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD
Tina Greenlaw, Bethlehem
(Parent)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Three years from date of confirmation

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, in the amount of $17,282 through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of carrying out activities under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program. This project will help mitigate the impacts of future sea level rise and associated impacts by aiding planning efforts.

#2 Authorized to AMEND an existing lease, RETROACTIVE to August 1, 2000 with Janvier Holdings, Inc., 10 Ferry Street, Suite 420A, Concord, NH [Initially approved on June 11, 1997 (Item #2)], by amending Section 2, Demise of Premises and Section 4.1, Rent, to add additional floor space being leased and by amending Exhibit B to change the annual rental charge for Year 4 (SFY 01) and for Year 5 (SFY 02) from $73,537 to $75,978.50.

#3 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., 380 Harvey Road, Manchester, NH [Initially approved on July 21, 1999 (Item #14)], by changing the completion date from September 30, 2000 to September 30, 2001. No additional state or federal funds are required.

#4 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with The Nature Conservancy, 21/2 Beacon Street, Concord, NH [Initially approved on September 15, 1999 (Item #10)], by changing the completion date from September 30, 2000 to December 31, 2000. No additional state or federal funds are required.

#5 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, 186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH [Initially approved on September 15, 1999 (Item #11)], by changing the completion date form September 30, 2000 to December 31, 2000. No additional state or federal funds are required.

#6 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Hampton, 136 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH [Initially approved on September 28, 1999 (Item #7)], by changing the completion date from September 30, 2000 to June 30, 2001 and increasing the grant amount by $8,800 from $10,800 to $19,600.

#7 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Greenland, PO Box 100, Greenland, NH [Initially approved on September 28, 1999 (Item #8)], by changing the completion date from September 30, 2000 to December 31, 2000. No additional state or federal funds are required.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#8 Authorized to accept and expend $256,905 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the period through August 14, 2002.

#9 Authorized to execute a grant agreement with the Town of Francestown, NH in the amount of $32,722 for the period through August 8, 2002. This grant is to upgrade drainage structures on Dennison Pond Road.

#10 Authorized to execute a grant agreement with the Town of Lancaster, NH in the amount of $24,960 for the period through August 8, 2002. This grant is to remove obstructions in the Israel River.

#11 Authorized to execute a memorandum of understanding with the Office of State Planning in the amount of $17,501 through June 30, 2001 to do a study of the potential impacts of sea level rises on coastal New Hampshire communities.

#12 Authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with the NH Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $165,864 through August 8, 2002 for the purpose of upgrading existing flood monitoring gauges and installing new gauges at locations throughout the State.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

#12A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to enter into contract for an amount not to exceed $5,200 with The NorthMark Group, Concord, NH for conducting the 1999/2000 Residential Fuel Use Survey through January 31, 2001.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#13 Authorized the nomination of Captain James B. Pettigrew, 17 Pine Street, Sandown, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#14 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized the confirmation of Captain Kristen A. Wynne, 511 Impala Terrace, Harker Heights, TX to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#15 Authorized the confirmation of Captain John W. Pogorek, 14 Garland Road, Barrington, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#16 Authorized the confirmation of Major Richard P. Greenwood, 34 Kinloch Drive, Stratham, NH to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#17 Authorized the transfer of funds from the Emergency Fund in the amount of $631.25 to the Adjutant General's Department account, State Active Service.

#18 Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $123,000 from the federal government (Natural Guard Bureau) through September 30, 2000 to pay for maintenance and operations cost at 100% federally funded facilities. These cost shall be reimbursed 100% by the federal government.

#19 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $1,000.00 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) through September 30, 2000 for the cost of Army National Guard Telecommunications within the State of New Hampshire. The costs shall be reimbursed 100% by the federal government.

#20 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Coastline Waste Service, LLC, 2995 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $12,849.68 through September 30, 2001 for rubbish removal and disposal.

#21 Authorized to enter into a contract with B.I.I. Fence and Guardrail, Inc., Belmont, NH at a cost of $24,999.00 through June 30, 2001 to construct security fencing at the New Hampshire Army National Guard State Military Reservation, Concord, NH. The cost of this contract shall be reimbursed to the State by the Federal Government at the rate of 100%.

#22 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend $704,774.00 from the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau) through December 31, 2001 for final phase of the design of the Army Aviation Support Facility. SOLE SOURCE

#23 Authorized to enter into a contract with RLR Enterprise, Inc., Center Conway, NH at a cost of $481,645.00 through June 30, 2001 to construct the Dining Facility Upgrade, Bldg. #5, Project #330178, at the New Hampshire National Guard Training Site, Center Strafford, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $500,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of September 2000.

#25 Authorized an exemption to Administrative Rule, Adm. 607.03(c) to enable the Bureau of Emergency Communications to increase the Bureau's fleet by three. These vehicles are for use by the Support Services Unit of the Bureau to allow the Program Specialist Personnel to travel around the state in order to train the 108+/- dispatch agencies within the state on the new Computer Aided Dispatch system being implemented.

#26 Authorized the Bureau of Emergency Communications to reclassify Supervisor IV, position number 40583, salary grade 24 to Information Technology Manager V, salary grade 33.

#27 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Communications to RETROACTIVELY pay to Zero Waste & Recycling, Inc., 74 River Road, Bow, NH in the amount of $7,113.60 for building clean-up at the Disaster Recovery Facility in Laconia, NH.

#28 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Personnel to contract with Jim Milliken, Portland, ME at a cost not to exceed $7,500 through June 30, 2001 to provide training for government employees. SOLE SOURCE

#29 Authorized Division of Personnel to contract with Microsmart Technology Solutions, LLC, Bedford, NH in an amount not to exceed $300,000 through June 30, 2001 to provide technical support specialist training for government employees.

#30 Authorized to appoint Ruth L. Griffin as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearing on the proposal for the construction/renovation project; capital equipment and furnishings project in connection with the Wentworth-Douglass Hospital, Dover, New Hampshire.

#30A Authorized list of agency transfers Fiscal Year 2000 during the month of August 2001.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $3,824.35.

#32 Authorized to accept and place on file "Informational Item" average daily collected balances for the second quarter of 2000.

#33 Authorized to accept and place on file a report relative to the cash position of the State as of June 30, 2000.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to accept $15,216.08 through Mach 31, 2001 from the New Hampshire Highway Safety Agency for a Motor Vehicle Homicide Seminar.

#35 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY approve a salary increment of $2,663 to Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Quirk, Position #9U290 effective September 14, 2000.

#36 Authorized the appointment of Michael A. Ricker (Position #9U360) as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $49,734, Step 2 in the range for Group M.

#37 Authorized the appointment of Andrew Livernois (Position #9U496) as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $49,734, Step 2 in the range for Group M.

#38 Authorized the appointment of Philip B. Bradley (Position #9U350) as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $55,060, Step 4 in the range for Group M.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#39 Authorized Division of the Arts to award Individual Artist Fellowship Awards in the amount of $30,000 to the six vendors upon Governor and Council approval, as specified in letter of August 31, 2000.

#40 Authorized Division of the Arts to award annual Advancement Grants in the amount of $93,100 to the vendors upon Governor and Council approval, as specified in letter of September 6, 2000.

BANKING DEPARTMENT

#41 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and place on file the One Hundred Fifty-fifth Annual Report of the Bank Commissioner for the calendar year ending December 31, 1999.

JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#42 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter authorized the Governor to draw a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $5,000.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide funding for the procurement of investigative services required by the New Hampshire Joint Board.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY waiver from Administrative Rule 308.05(C)(2), for travel outside a 300 mile radius for Commissioner Anthony C. Maiola, to travel out of state to Hershey, Pennsylvania to the Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board Conference, for five days from August 12, 2000 through August 17, 2000.

#44 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a contract with Carriage Care Inc., 37 Pinecrest Lane, Dover, NH by extending the contract period for two years, from June 30, 2000 to June 30, 2002 and increase the contract price limitation from $30,000 to $50,000 for maintenance and service of shopping carts at various Liquor Commission Stores within New Hampshire.

#45 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a one year contract in the amount of $4,498.00 with Emergency Power Industries, Inc., 51 Lyndsey Lane, Weare, NH effective July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 for maintenance and service of the Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS)

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#46 Authorized to AMEND Governor and Council Item #59, approved August 9, 2000 which requested permission to reimburse Commissioner Phil Stanley for the cost of moving expenses from his home in Kirkland, Washington to Concord, NH. The amended action increases the amount previously approved for this purpose by $172.70 from $11,821,83 to $11,994.53.

#47 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY increase the salary of Linda Flynn, Non Medical Director, Division of Medical & Psychiatric Services at the NH State Prison, Concord, NH Position #9U296, from Salary Grade N, Step 4, $59,510.10 to Step 5, $62,170.94 and increase of $2,660.84 effective August 18, 2000.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#48 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $479,508.00 through September 30, 2001 from the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Division as an Unemployment Insurance Grant Award.

#49 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with CLD Paving, Inc., in the amount of $15,000.00 annually for an agreement total not to exceed $45,000.00 through June 30, 2003 for snow plowing and removal services at NHES's Laconia "NH Works" Job & Information Center.

#50 Authorized to AMEND agreement with Esterhill Boat Service Corp., 561 Easton Valley Road, Franconia, NH [Initially approved on October 3, 1990 (Item #147)], by providing for up to six additional months of occupancy at this currently leased location of 4,500 square feet of space, changing the expiration date from October 16, 2000 to April 17, 2001 and to further AMEND said agreement to increase the annual rent under this amendment from $45,000.00 to $54,000.00.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#51 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew the membership for the 2000-2001 season with the White Mountains Attractions in the amount of $7,500.00. Further authorization is requested to participate in a co-op promotional program for an amount not to exceed $4,630.79 and brochure distribution not to exceed $2,500.

#52 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to extend Helen Roy temporary employee beyond her one-year anniversary date of full time employment.

#53 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into the Memorandum of Understanding with the Town of Hampton, NH, under the terms of the MOU the Division will provide a sum up to $50,000.00 for the purpose of cooperatively completing a Master Development Plan of the Hampton Beach Area.

#54 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to extend the completion date of the Ice Storm Rural Fire Protection Equipment Grants from December 31, 2000 to March 31, 2001.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#55 Authorized to accept and expend $60,000 of Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Funds through June 30, 2001.

#56 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to TABLE, until the end of the meeting, the request to issue payment in the amount of $15,000.00 from the Fish and Game Reserve Fund to Wayne Ross for damage to strawberries sustained during 1997 and 1998. At the end of the meeting Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to remove Item #56 from the table and Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to approve.

#57 Authorized to purchase a 124.5+/-acre parcel of land in Canaan, NH from Pike Industries for $65,000

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#58 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to continue a maintenance agreement with AS Acquisitions d/b/a LabVantage Solutions, Cohoes, NY in the amount of $42,980.00 through September 30, 2002. SOLE SOURCE

#59 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to accept $10,010.00 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Performance Grant carryover funds through May 31, 2001. SOLE SOURCE

#60 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contractual agreement with Research Triangle Institute, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park, NC in the amount not to exceed $10,875.00 through March 31, 2001 to provide all staff, facilities and equipment to accomplish the preparation and gravimetic analysis of environmental samples, specifically, PM2.5 filters, collected by the New Hampshire fine particle sampling network. SOLE SOURCE

#61 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with the University of New Hampshire-Environmental Research Group for $55,271 through June 30, 2002 to conduct research on enhanced in-situ bioremediation of petroleum-contaminated sale marshes. SOLE SOURCE

#62 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council on motion on Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to TABLE the request to enter into a contract with Fay's Boat Yard, 71 Varney Point Road, Gilford, NH in the amount of $19,165 through September 30, 2001 to develop boat pump out facilities for inland and coastal waters.

#63 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Salem for an amount not to exceed $6,160.00 through January 15, 2001 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#64 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Dover for an amount not to exceed $8,372.75. through January 15, 2001 for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project.

#65 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, Nashua, NH in the amount of $17,512.00 through December 31, 2001 to prevent erosion of a section of riverbank near the parking area of the Depot Street access to the Merrimack River.

#66 Authorized Waste Management Division to enter into a Superfund State Contract with the US Environmental Protection Agency in an amount not to exceed $555,555 (90% federal, 10% state) for remedial action at the Fletcher's Paint Works and Storage Facility Superfund Hazardous Waste Site, Milford, NH.

#67 Authorized to execute a deed that will convey a .68-acre parcel of land currently administered by the DES to the University of New Hampshire to provide for part of a lot-line adjustment.

#68 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing multi-year agreement with White Mountain Resource Management, PO Box 1081, Ashland, NH, by raising the total cost of the contract from $1,090,518.46 to $1,094,569.67 for turn-key management services for bio-solids generated at the Franklin Wastewater Treatment Plant.

#69 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Waste Management Division to AMEND a Memorandum of Understanding with the US Geological Survey, by increasing the amount by $111,100 from $300,000 to $411,000 and extending the completion date from September 30, 2000 to September 30, 2002. SOLE SOURCE

#70 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and the Town of Raymond in the amount of $1,500,000 for the purpose of financing the development of a new groundwater supply and construction of an additional storage tank.

#71 Authorized to AMEND an original loan agreement with Walter Borowski in the amount of $15,000 for the purpose of financing the design and construction of water system improvements at Brookside Terrace, a mobile home park in Allenstown.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Developmental Disabilities Council

#72 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to AMEND an existing contract with the Disabilities Rights Center, Inc., 18 Low Street, Concord, NH [Initially approved on October 27, 1999 (Item #75)], by increasing the price limitation by $10,000 from $10,000 to $20,000 for SFY2001 and SFY2002 through September 30, 2001. SOLE SOURCE

Office of Administration

#73 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized to reclassify Position #19783 from Case Technician I, salary grade 13, to Support Enforcement Officer I, salary grade 17. The position is currently vacant.

Office of Community & Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#74 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Public Health Laboratories to RETROACTIVELY contract with Pathways Professional Association, 194 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH for the period from July 1, 2000 through June 30, 2002 for an amount not to exceed $15,000 to provide pathology services for compliance with federal regulations. SOLE SOURCE

#75 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to AMEND an existing contract with New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, 4 South State Street, Concord, NH [Initially approved on September 28, 1998 (Item #118)], by extending the completion date to June 30, 2001 and by increasing the price limitation by $166,912, from $357,866 to $524,778 through June 30, 2001. SOLE SOURCE

#76 Authorized Bureau of WIC Nutrition Services to enter into a contract with Burger, Carroll and Associates, Inc., 1421 Luisa Street, Suite A, Santa Fe, NM for an amount not to exceed $1,113,660.00 through September 30, 2003 to develop and pilot an electronic services delivery system to deliver WIC Program Benefits.

#77 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to AMEND an existing agreement with Manchester Health Department of Manchester, NH [Initially approved on July 21, 1999 (Item #171) and August 9, 2000 (Item #110)], by increasing the dollar amount by $18,300, from $529,758 to $548,058 through June 30, 2001.

#78 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to AMEND an existing agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth Collage of Hanover, NH for the Healthy Child Care New Hampshire Consultation Network [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #173)], by increasing the dollar amount by $5,000 from $205,000 to $210,000 through June 30, 2001.

#79 Authorized Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care to enter into a contract with Douglas R. Dreffer, Concord, NH through June 30, 2002 for an amount not to exceed $40,000 for physician loan repayment.

#80 Authorized Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care to enter into a contract with William G. Newton, Falmouth, ME through August 1, 2002 for an amount not to exceed $20,000.00 for physician assistant loan repayment.

#81 Authorized Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care to enter into a contract with Sarah Stuart Lester, Andover, NH through August 1, 2002 for an amount not to exceed $40,000 for physician loan repayment.

Office of Program Support

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#82 Authorized Bureau of Food Protection to enter into an agreement with Arthur Chagnon, 2 Wadleigh Lane, S Berwick, ME in the amount of $15,000 through June 30, 2001 for conducting quarterly inspections and training new staff.

#83 Authorized to accept and expend $5,000 in federal funds as specified in letter dated September 1, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

Office of Family Services

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#84 Authorized Division of Children, Youth and Families to enter into a RETROACTIVE agreement with the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH in the amount of $53,988.40 for the period RETROACTIVE to September 4, 2000 through April 24, 2001 to provide lodging and meals for DCYF staff attending required training.

#85 Authorized Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Recovery to enter into an agreement with Alan West, Ph. D., 3 Prescott Lane, New London, NH in an amount not to exceed $43,730.00 through September 29, 2001 to continue to be project manager of a federal initiative entitled "Treatment Outcome Performance Pilot Studies".

#86 Authorized Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Recovery to enter into an agreement with the JSI Research and Training Institute, 95 North State Street, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $306,400 through June 30, 2001 to provide evaluation services.

#87 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with Sprint Communications Company, L.P., Dallas, Texas in an amount not to exceed $101,590.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide a toll free telecommunications system that links the network of community-based focal points.

#88 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an Agreement with Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $136,702.00 through September 30, 2001 to provide Congregate Housing Services.

#89 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with Keene Housing Authority, Keene, NH in an amount not to exceed $95,373.00 through September 30, 2001 to provide Congregate Housing Services.

#90 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with Somersworth Housing Authority, Somersworth NH in an amount not to exceed $65,032.00 through September 30, 2001 to provide Congregate Housing Services.

#91 Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with Manchester Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $161,182.00 through September 30, 2001 to provide Congregate Housing Services.

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#92 Authorized to reclassify position 30919 from a Medical Typist II, salary grade 9, to a Teacher Assistant, salary grade 10.

#93 Authorized to AMEND the Consultants List [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #251)], by adding the individuals as specified in letter of August 23, 2000 through June 30, 2001.

#94 Authorized to budget and expend $1,000 from an unexpended prior donation of $1,000 from Zeneca Pharmaceuticals as specified in letter dated August 21, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#95 Authorized to pay the FY 2001 participation fee for the Arts Education Assessment Consortium to the Council State School Officers in the amount of $15,000.00.

#96 Authorized to grant funds to the Manchester Community Resource Center/Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $10,158.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide Adult Basic Education classes at the Center.

#97 Authorized to enter into a contract with RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth in an amount not to exceed $49,379.00 through June 30, 2001 to conduct the evaluation of the NH Best Schools Leadership Institute.

#98 Authorized to enter into contract with John VanDeusen, sole proprietor, Peterborough, NH in an amount not to exceed $51,505 through June 30, 2001 to provide project management technical support.

#99 Authorized to enter into a contract with Richard E. Cowing, sole proprietor, Plymouth, NH in an amount not to exceed $12,000.00 to provide transcription service.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#100 Authorized NHCTC-Claremont/Nashua to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend funds from the NH Department of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Program Improvements grant in the amount of $46,535.98.

#101 Authorized NHCTC-Berlin to accept and expend grant funds from the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Family Services, Children, Youth & Families in the amount of $8,000.00 through January 1, 2001.

#102 Authorized NHCTC-Laconia to enter into a contract with Coca-Cola of Northern New England/Belmont Branch, 1 Executive Park Drive, Bedford, NH through August 31, 2005 to provide vending machine beverage and snack services at the Laconia Campus. There are no State funds associated with this contract.

#103 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Fire Standards and Training at a cost of $42,660.00 to provide instructional services to students enrolled in the Fall 2000 semester for two sections of Firefighter IA, and the Spring 2001 semester for two sections of Firefighter IB.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#104 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to increase their fleet by four cars for the recently approved four positions of Licensing Officers.

#105 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $17,290.63 entitled "Fatal Accident Report System".

#106 Authorized to accept a gift of five MSA Breathing Apparatus packs for the NH State Police explosives disposal unit from the Board of Fire Commissioner of the City of Nashua, NH. The value of the used units is between $500-$1000 per unit.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#107 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period August 16, 2000 through August 29, 2000.

#108 Authorized to reclassify position of Data Entry Operator III, Salary Grade 7 to Systems Development Specialist V, Salary Grade 27.

#109 Authorized to increase the contingency for Contract #336296 with Hiltz Construction, Inc., Ashland, NH by $117,000.00 from $151,230.43 to $268,230.43.

#110 Authorized to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $60,480.00 for the Pease International Tradeport Airport Planning Project to conduct an airport master plant update AIP-20.

#111 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the State of Maine in an amount not to exceed $196,222.22 for a joint study of the impacts of Federal Weight Limit exemptions granted by the Congress of the United States for Interstate 95.

#112 Authorized to participate in the National Partnership for Highway Quality Program with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, 444 N Capitol Street, Suite 249, Washington, DC during the year 2001 for a total fee of $4,000 from the Division of Administration's member account.

#113 Authorized contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company, Henniker, NH on the basis of a low bid of $18,480.00. This contract provides for the construction of drilled wells and pumps on the properties of Paul Asselin, 4 Pleasant Lake Road, Deerfield and Evelyn Nathan, 24 Scotland Road, Kingston.

#114 Authorized contract with Kriester Artesian Well Company, Henniker, NH on the basis of a low bid of $20,450.00. This contract provides for the construction of drilled wells and pumps on the properties of Janet Casey, 19 Stark Highway South, Dunbarton and Wayne Wright, 307 High Street (Route 27), Candia.

#115 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Morris/Switzer Associates, 185 Talcott Road, Willisten, VT for a Lump Sum Price of $768,971.00 for Professional Services for the Design, 100 Bed Intermediate Home Facility with Cognitive Impairment Care and Intermediate Care Units, Tilton, NH. (2) Further Authorized the amount of $12,400.00 be paid to the NH Department of Transportation, Bureau of Public Works for engineering services provided.

#116 Authorized to increase the contingency by $150,000.00 with Bonnette, Page and Stone Corporation, 65 Water Street, Laconia, NH for a total contingency of $267,930.00 for Building Renovations, Dwinell Building, Laconia, NH.

#117 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following tuition requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $786.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas Goulette, VP of Academic Affairs, in the course entitled "Qualitative Methodology and Applied Research".

B. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $960.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patti Fowler, Statistical Clerk III, in the course entitled "Project in Community II".

C. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila Gagnon, Internal Auditor II, in the course entitled "Electronic Spreadsheets".

#118 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (4) employees, Robert Estabrook, Chief Aquatic Biologist, Kathleen Brockett, Public Education and Outreach Supervisor, Thomas Noel, Administrative/Budgetary Specialist, and Paul Sanborn, Air Monitoring Program Manager or designee, to travel to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on September 24 - 26, 2000, to attend the Meeting of the Acid Rain Steering Committee and Technical Work Groups of New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $1615.00. Source of Funds: 21% Federal Funds and 79% Fees. No Registration Fees.

B. FISH AND GAME - Request permission for (1) employee, Scott Decker, Habitat Biologist or designee, to travel to Orangeville, Ontario, Canada, on October 23 - 27, 2000, to attend the Waterloo Stream Course. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $1785.00. Source of Funds: 25% Fish & Game and 75% Federal Aid Funds. Registration Fee: $750.00.

C. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (2) employees, Karen Lamb, Administrative Secretary, and Karen Moody, Counter Clerk II, or designee, to travel to Vail, CO, on October 7 - 12, 2000, to attend the Association of State Uniform Crime Conference. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1460.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Karen Lamb. Total Cost: $2160.00. Source of Funds: 100% Criminal Records Fees. Registration Fee: $300.00.

D. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (2) employees, Kevin McMahon, Criminalist II, and Bruce Taylor, Criminalist I, or designee, to travel to Saratoga Springs, NY, on October 10 - 14, 2000, to attend the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $788.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Kevin McMahon. Total Cost: $893.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fee: $75.00.

E. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (1) employee, Andrew Parsons, TFC Special Enforcement Unit, or designee, to travel to Rochester, NY, on October 15 - 18, 2000, to attend the Region V, 26th Annual Training Conference. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $380.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Andrew Parsons. Total Cost: $585.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fee: $175.00.

F. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (1) employee, Lynda Ruel, Victim/Witness Advocate, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on November 8 - 11, 2000, to attend the Ultimate Educator Course. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $670.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Lynda Ruel. Total Cost: $1195.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $375.00.

LATE ITEMS

A. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION: Bureau of Public Works
Authorized the Department to enter into a contract with Brookstone Builders, Inc., in the amount of $1,932,500.00 for renovations to 61 South Spring Street, Concord, NH.

B. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized the Office to execute a contract agreement with the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in the amount of $39,453.53 for the period through December 31, 2000 regarding ice research. SOLE SOURCE

C. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized the Office to execute a contract agreement with Klotz Consultant Group, Inc. in the amount of $9,000.00 to be completed by December 31, 2000 for research regarding New Hampshire's seismic hazard and risk. SOLE SOURCE

D. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized the Office to execute a sole source contract agreement with Peter Ryner in the amount of $12,510.00 for the period through December 31, 2000 for assistance with the preparation of community Hazard Mitigation plans and community Hazard Mitigation project development. SOLE SOURCE

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday, October 4, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion, Portsmouth, NH.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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