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September 21, 2005
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
September 21, 2005
10:00 a.m.

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m., with all members present.

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of August 31, 2005.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the August 31, 2005 meeting.

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

The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to set the date for a special election for state representative in Hillsborough County District No.10.

The filing period will begin on September 26, 2005 and end on October 3, 2005. The primary election will be November 8, 2005. The special election will be December 13, 2005.

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following with regret:

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals
Bonnie R. Wrisley, Bradford
Effective: September 21, 2005

Compensation Appeals Board
Sarah Duwell, Woodsville
Effective: September 21, 2005

Waste Management Council
Michael Garrity, Manchester
Effective: September 21, 2005

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

Board of Accountancy
(Public Member)
Sheila K. Christie, Dover
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: September 21, 2010

State Committee on Aging
(Merrimack County)
Donna D. Woodfin (d), Concord
Effective: September 21, 2005
Succeeding: Ellen Sheridan (d), Concord (reached term limit)
Term: June 24, 2007

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Disease
(Cancer Society)
Joanne Gersten, Hooksett
Effective: September 21, 2005
Succeeding: Susan Kroehl, Manchester (resigned)
Term: December 19, 2009

Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Leo M. Kenney, DC, North Conway
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: August 24, 2010

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizens Committee
Paul A. Doscher, Weare
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: August 14, 2008

Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Citizens Committee
Beverly Lord, Pittsburg
Effective: September 21, 2005
Succeeding: Dana Cabana, Laconia
Term: August 14, 2008

County-State Finance Commission
Bruce Clow, Gilford
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: September 21, 2007

Commissioner: Department of Cultural Resources
Van McLeod, Concord
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: September 11, 2009
Salary: HH Maximum $85,917

Justice: Franklin District Court
Edward M. Gordon, Bristol
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: Until 70 yrs of age

Special Justice/Hampton-Exeter District Court
Mark F. Weaver, Greenland
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: Until 70 yrs of age

Invasive Species Committee
(Livestock Owners and Feed Growers Interests)
Carl J. Majewski, Westmoreland
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: September 21, 2008

Juvenile Parole Board
Frank E. Jones, Bow
Effective: September 21, 2005
Succeeding: Reginald Ghiden, Concord (resigned) Term: July 1, 2006

Lakes Management Advisory Committee
(NH Association of Realtors)
Kenneth P. Jordan, Canterbury
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: June 27, 2008

Medical Review Subcommittee – Councilor Pignatelli abstained.
(Public Member)
Nominated by the NH Board of Medicine
Patricia A. Waldvogel, Loudon
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: December 3, 2006

Board of Natural Scientists
(Public Member)
Thomas B. Merritt, Littleton
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 1, 2009

State Board for the Licensing and Regulation of Plumbers
(Journeyman Plumber)
David M. Rieth, Mont Vernon
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: July 1, 2010

Police Commission (Nashua)
William H. Barry III, Nashua
Effective: September 21, 2005
Succeeding: David Lavoie, Nashua Term: September 1, 2008

Public Employees Labor Relations Board
(Chair-Public Member)
John Buckley, Dover
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: September 12, 2011

Public Employees Labor Relations Board
(Alternate Member of General Public)
Doris M. Desautel, Concord
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: September 28, 2011

Railroad Appeals Board
(Alternate Public Member)
John W. Flanders, Kingston
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: July 25, 2007

Right to Know Oversight Committee
(Public Member)
Ronald F. Rodgers, Durham
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 1, 2010

Commission to Study the State Park System
(not-for-profit conservation interests)
Susan Arnold, Strafford
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Commission to Study the State Park System
(Municipal)
Posy Bass, Peterborough
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Commission to Study the State Park System
(General Public)
Timothy Decker, Manchester
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Commission to Study the State Park System
(motorized outdoor recreation)
Gail Hanson, Lochmere
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Commission to Study the State Park System
(Tourism)
Nancy Kilbride, Bedford
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Commission to Study the State Park System
(Natural Resources)
Richard Ober, Dublin
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Commission to Study the State Park System
(General Public)
Richard L. Russman, Kingston
Effective: September 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Traffic Safety Commission
Howard C. Hedegard, Jr., Epsom
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: September 16, 2010

Traffic Safety Commission
Mark Hounsell, Conway
Effective: September 21, 2005
Succeeding: Joel Nelson, Bow
Term: September 16, 2010

Traffic Safety Commission
Aidan Moore, Greenland
Effective: September 21, 2005
Succeeding: Daniel P. Auger, Farmington
Term: September 16, 2010

Traffic Safety Commission
William C. Simons, Dover
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: September 10, 2010

Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation
(Employer)
Fred B. Kfoury, Jr., Manchester
Effective: September 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: March 26, 2008

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

State Committee on Aging
Timothy S. Gormley(i), Bow
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Joseph Miller (d), Durham (resigned)
Term: July 24, 2007

Board of Architects
Christopher P. Williams, Meredith
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 9, 2010

Assessing Standards Board
(Nominated by the Association of Assessing Officials)
Scott W. Bartlett, Manchester
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: David Gomez, Derry Term: September 19, 2007

Assessing Standards Board
(Public Member)
Leonard Gerzon, Amherst
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 19, 2007

Assessing Standards Board
(Nominated by the NH Association of Assessing Officials – City)
David McMullen, Gilmanton
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 19, 2007

Assessing Standards Board
(Nominated by the NH Association of Assessing Officials – assessing official for a town with population more than 5,000)
James A. Michaud, Hooksett
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Thomas Holmes, Center Conway
Term: September 19, 2007

Assessing Standards Board
(Nominated by the NH Association of Assessing Officials – representing a town with population less than 5,000)
Gary J. Roberge, Deerfield
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 19, 2007

Assessing Standards Board
(Municipal Official of town with population less than 5,000)
Eric G. Stohl, Colebrook
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 17, 2007

Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Victor Bazzani, DC, Nashua
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: August 24, 2010

State Conservation Committee
(Cheshire/Sullivan)
David L. Grobe, Plainfield
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Jeffrey Porter, Keene
Term: August 1, 2009

Equalization Standards Board
(Nominated by the NH Association of Assessing Officials – assessing official for a town with population greater than 5,000)
Stephan W. Hamilton, Salem
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: William Ingalls, Manchester
Term: September 19, 2007

Equalization Standards Board
(Nominated by the NH Association of Assessing Officials – assessing official for a town with population less than 5,000)
Richard A. Vincent, Hill
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Robert Estey, Rochester
Term: September 19, 2007

Board of Foresters
(Private Forester)
Thomas Hahn, Ashland
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Kevin Evans, Berlin (reached term limit)
Term: August 22, 2010

Board of Foresters
(Industrial Forester)
J. Peter Howland, Conway
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Donald Windsor, Plymouth (reached term limit)
Term: August 22, 2008

Board of Professional Geologists
Dorothy A. Richter, Windham
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 4, 2010

Board of Hearing Care Providers
(Audiologist)
Peggy Sheets, Nashua
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: April 23, 2007

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
(Recommended by the NH Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf)
Susan Graesser, Intervale
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Nancy Richter, Portsmouth (resigned)
Term: October 10, 2008

Department of Justice: Attorney General
Kelly A. Ayotte, Nashua
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: March 31, 2009
Salary: LL - $99,317

Nash Stream Forest Citizens Committee
(Representative of snowmobile club)
David Goulet, Stark
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Vacancy Term: 3 yrs from confirmation

Pari-Mutuel Commission
Lynn M. Presby, Freedom
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 17, 2008

Passenger Tramway Safety Board
(Surface Lift)
Mark Petrozzi, Gilford
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: June 20, 2009

Pease Development Authority
Arthur Nickless, Jr., Rochester
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: William Bartlett, Kingston
Term: May 23, 2008

Public Water Access Advisory Board
(Coastal/Marine Interests)
B. David Bryan, Newmarket
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Vacancy Term: 3 yrs from confirmation

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
(General Public)
Ned Densmore, Franconia
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Vacancy Term: 2 yrs from confirmation

Regional Community-Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
(General Public)
Robert L. Mallat, Jr., Keene
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Vacancy Term: 2 yrs from confirmation

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees
(Nominated by the NH Education Association)
Samuel J. Giarrusso, Amherst
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: July 1, 2007

New Hampshire Retirement System Board of Trustees
(Non-member Trustee)
Charlton MacVeagh, Jr., Marlborough
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Edward J. Theobald, Rye
Term: July 13, 2007

Right-to-Know Oversight Commission
(Telecommunications Professional)
Kevin M. Shea, Hampstead
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Vacancy Term: November 1, 2010

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
Susette Costes, Bedford
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Vacancy Term: 1 yr from confirmation

Water Council
(Water Works)
Stephen Densberger, Nashua
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: July 8, 2009

New Hampshire Water Well Board
(Water Well Contractor)
Peter W. Caswell, Temple
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 15, 2008

New Hampshire Water Well Board
(Pump Installer)
Bart Cushing, Gilsum
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 15, 2008

New Hampshire Water Well Board
(Technical Driller)
Thomas A. Garside, Londonderry
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Terrell P. Swain, Dunbarton (reached term limit)
Term: September 15, 2008

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. for projects located in Amherst, Bedford, Derry, Epping, Hollis, Hudson, Merrimack, Milford, Plaistow, Salem and Nashua, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2005
SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER, ODIORNE STATE PARK, RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At 11:00 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc. He said that he and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, introduced William Patterson, Chief Financial Officer of Pennichuck, and stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9 and approve the issuance of the Bonds under Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved, stated that at 8:30 a.m. on September 20, 2005, a public hearing was held on this matter at the office of the Business Finance Authority, 14 Dixon Avenue, Concord, NH, and that no persons appeared at the public hearing to make or file oral or written comments with respect to this matter. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-i:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF WATER FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR PENNICHUCK WATER WORKS, INC. IN THE TOWNS OF AMHERST, BEDFORD, DERRY, EPPING, HOLLIS, HUDSON, MERRIMACK, MILFORD, PLAISTOW AND SALEM AND THE CITY OF NASHUA” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-1:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF WATER FACILITIES BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR PENNICHUCK WATER WORKS, INC. IN THE TOWNS OF AMHERST, BEDFORD, DERRY, EPPING, HOLLIS, HUDSON, MERRIMACK, MILFORD, PLAISTOW AND SALEM AND THE CITY OF NASHUA

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-1:9 with respect to the financing of water facilities for Pennichuck Water Works, Inc., Inc. (the "Borrower") in the Towns of Amherst, Bedford, Derry, Epping, Hollis, Hudson, Merrimack, Milford, Plaistow and Salem, New Hampshire, and the City of Nashua, New Hampshire by the Authority's issue of up to 50,000,000 Bonds under RSA 162-1 (the "Act"); and

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the transaction which they have requested; and

WHEREAS, further action by the Authority with respect to the transaction is subject to the passage of this Resolution and cannot be taken until after its passage;

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

Section 1. Findings. On the basis of the Authority's recommendation and the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

(a) Special Findings:

(1) The Project (which when completed will constitute the "Facilities") consists of (A) the financing of upgrades to the water facilities of Pennichuck Water Works, Inc., including (i) upgrades to the Nashua Water Treatment Plant to ensure compliance with SDW A regulations and to provide operating redundancy, (ii) water supply improvements consisting of security upgrades, watershed improvements and arsenic removal equipment, (iii) water distribution improvements, including radio meter reading equipment, water main replacement and rehabilitation in conjunction with Nashua's proposed street and sewer upgrade project and maintenance or replacement of the Bon Terrain Tank and Fitfield Tank #1, (iv) water system operational improvements to the Armory Pumping Station and the Shakespeare High Pressure Service Area, the acquisition of rolling stock required to maintain water service, and the acquisition and installation of water meters, and (v) support systems improvements consisting of a geographical information system and customer account and billing software. The Project is within the definition of "Water Facility" in the Act and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facilities expands or maintains and improves the collection, purification, storage or distribution of water for domestic, industrial, agricultural or other uses, and the water for such uses is to be available on reasonable demand to members of the general public within the State of New Hampshire.

(b) General Findings:

(1) The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible;

(2) The Borrower has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facilities successfully;

(3) The Master Loan and Trust Agreement (the "Agreement") contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facilities except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreement and the Escrow Agreement (as defined by the Agreement), exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

(4) The Agreement does not purport to create any debt of the State of New Hampshire with respect to the Facilities other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

(5) The proposed financing of the Project by the Authority and the proposed operation and use of the Facilities will serve one or more needs and implement one or more purposes set forth in RSA 162-1:1, will preserve or increase the social or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

Section 2. Ultimate Finding and Determination. The Governor and Council fmd that the proposed financing, operation and use of the Water Facilities will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council determine that the Authority's financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

Section 3. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

Section 4. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage. Passed and agreed to September 21, 2005.

#2 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Pease Development Authority located in Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH. Action will 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.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2005
SEACOAST SCIENCE CENTER, ODIORNE STATE PARK, RYE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:05 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be a loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Pease Development Authority to finance the installation of a new roof at 75 Rochester Avenue in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. He said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loan. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, introduced George Bald of the Pease Development Authority, and briefly explained the project. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO PEASE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton. There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None; The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN
UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO PEASE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Pease Development Authority (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $650,000 to provide financing for the installation of a new membrane roofing system at 75 Rochester Avenue in Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (the "Loan")

WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of RSA Chapter 162-A, the Governor and Council is authorized to approve the recommendation of the Authority and to authorize and approve the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council will receive all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed Loan by the Authority; and

WHEREAS, further action by the Authority with respect to the proposed transaction is subject to the passage of this Resolution and cannot be taken until after its passage.

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

1. Findings and Determination. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, after a public hearing, the Governor and Council find:

a. Special Findings.

(i) The Loan in consistent with local or regional development plans or policies.

b. General Findings.

(i) The Loan that the Authority has proposed will serve a public use and

provide a public benefit.

(ii) The Loan that the Authority has proposed is within the policy of, and the authority conferred, by RSA Chapter 162-A.

(iii) The Loan that the Authority has proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the State and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the State's citizens.

(iv) The Loan that the Authority has proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

2. Approval. Governor and Council approve the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and authorize the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of the loan documents substantially in the form submitted to Governor and Council and to take such further action as the act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

3. Effective Date. This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and agreed to September 21, 2005.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to budget and expend federal carry forward funds in the amount of $185,041.25, from the US Department of Energy, State Energy Programs, for state energy programs, and biomass resource monitoring under the Conservation Land Stewardship Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#4 Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-County Community Action, Inc., Berlin, NH, to repair or replace malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $102,385. (2)Further Authorized to extend a cash advance in an amount not to exceed $14,590. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#5 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, to repair or replace heating systems in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $133,899. (2)Further Authorized to extend a cash advance in an amount not to exceed $19,080. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#6 Authorized to enter into a contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, to repair or replace malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $54,925. (2)Further Authorized to extend a cash advance in an amount not to exceed $7,827. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#7 Authorized to enter into a contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to repair or replace malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $63,461. (2)Further Authorized to extend a cash advance in an amount not to exceed $9,043. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#8 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, to repair or replace malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $63,164. (2)Further Authorized to extend a cash advance in an amount not to exceed $9,001. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#9 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, to repair or replace malfunctioning heating systems in low-income households, in an amount not to exceed $82,166. (2)Further Authorized to extend a cash advance in an amount not to exceed $11,709. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#10 Authorized to enter into a contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program in an amount not to exceed $1,008,071. (2)Further Authorized to advance Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., up to a maximum of $188,382 to enable the program to operate between monthly reimbursements from the state. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#11 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program in an amount not to exceed $1,712,279. (2)Further Authorized to advance Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., up to a maximum of $323,836 to enable the program to operate between monthly reimbursements from the state. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#12 Authorized to enter into a contract with Rockingham Community Action, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program in an amount not to exceed $1,365,422. (2)Further Authorized to advance Rockingham Community Action Inc., up to a maximum of $256,693 to enable the program to operate between monthly reimbursements from the state. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#13 Authorized to enter into a contract Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program in an amount not to exceed $3,391,250. (2)Further Authorized to advance Southern New Hampshire Services Inc., up to a maximum of $653,969 to enable the program to operate between monthly reimbursements from the state. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#14 Authorized to enter into a contract Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Fuel Assistance Program in an amount not to exceed $1,227,396. (2)Further Authorized to advance Southwestern Community Services Inc., up to a maximum of $229,349 to enable the program to operate between monthly reimbursements from the state. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#15 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the City of Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-14-04, item #22), in increase the funding level for the Lakes Region Day Care Facility by %500,000 fro a new total of $1,000,000 and change the end date from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

#16 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, NH, to assist in the expansion of a private company, in the amount of $240,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

#17 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to enter into an agreement with the Town of Northwood, NH to study water and sewer improvements in Tower View Cooperative in the amount of $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized to reclassify position #10655 Chief Field Audit Supervisor, labor grade 29 (salary $45,825) to an IT Manager V, labor grade 34 (salary $57,505.50). 100% Other Funds.

#19 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Applied Information Sciences Incorporated d/b/a AIS of Maryland, Reston, VA, for mainframe interconnectivity software maintenance in the amount of $9,750. Effective retroactive to September 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#20 Authorized to amend a lease agreement between the Department of Health and Human Services and Gerald Q. Nash, Nashua, NH, for office space in Concord, NH (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #84), by assigning the lease to OIT. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Other Funds.

GOVERNORS COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

#21 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to pay fiscal year 2005 travel reimbursement out of fiscal year 2006 funds to the Commission Members as detailed in letter dated September 1, 205, in the amount of $213.03 for travel during the period from May 19, 2005 to June 24, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval. 88% General, 12% Other Funds.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized Thomas C Blake, Nottingham, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

#23 Authorized Robert P. Dubien, Nashua, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.

#24 Authorized Craig E. Bennett, Naperville, IL, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

#25 Authorized Douglas J. Fortier, Farmington, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#26 Authorized William P. Lemaire, Rochester, NH, be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#27 Authorized to accept a donation or a granite bench from the 744th Transportation Company Family Support Group. The total value of this donation is $1,350.

#28 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $36,036 from the federal government (National Guard Bureau) as part of the five-year Federal-State Master Cooperative Agreement in support of the NH Army National Guard Environmental program. Effective October 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#29 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Capitol City Realty LLC, Concord, NH, for lease of office and warehouse space to be located in Concord, NH, for a total price in the amount of $264,626.25. Effective November 1, 2005 to July 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#30 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Lakes Region Environmental of Belmont, NH to perform the installation of Underground Storage Tank Overfill Protection for $60,250. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 3.4% General, 96.6% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized to amend a contract with Henkels & McCoy, Inc., Blue Bell, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 4-20-05, amended on 7-13-05), to install communication conduit and related infrastructure in the city right of way in Concord, NH, by extending the termination date from August 30, 2005 to November 30, 2005.

#32 Authorized to enter into a contract with Protocol Networks Inc., Johnston, RI, to provide information technology services to NH state agencies upon request. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.

#33 Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Richard T. Hansell d/b/a RTH Mechanical of Exeter, NH, for APS Isolation Room HVAC at the Acute Psychiatric Services Building, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $327,832. (2)Further Authorized payment to the NH Department of Administrative Services Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $6,000.

#33A Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $970,000,000 to cover expenditures or the Month of October 2005. (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $398,079,168.99 for the month of August and recommends the balance of $101,920,831.01 be lasped.

#34 Authorized to enter into a statewide contract with Integrated Support Strategies, Inc., Bala Cynwyd, PA, to provide information technology services to NH state agencies upon request. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2008.

#34A TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to table the request to enter into a statewide contract with HCL Technologies, Inc., Quincy, MA, to provide reselling of FileNet Licenses and to provide technical support for all State FileNet software under contract, for a capped price of $1,000,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

#34B Authorized Financial Data Management to enter into a contract with Software House International, Paxton, MA, to purchase software maintenance and technical support services for the state agencies report generator used on budget, financial, and human resources data in e-Info Warehouse, in an amount not to exceed $24,574.55. Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2006.

#34C Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a new lease agreement with DCC Development Corporation, Seabrook, NH, providing a new 4,859 sq. ft. location for the “Hampton District Court”, Seabrook, NH, for a three-year term commencing November 1, 2005 through October 31, 2008. (2)Further Authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B. The non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B to obtain clean air certification is beyond the resources of this agency.

#34D Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design, and Construction to enter into a contract with Perm-A-Drive Paving, Inc., Conway, NH, for Armory Site Improvements, NH Armory National Guard, Statewide, NH, for a lump sum price of $648,040. (2)Further Authorized payment to the NH Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design, and Construction for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $20,000.

NH DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#35 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to enter into a sole source retroactive agreement with Screenvision Direct, Rochester, NY, to develop an advertisement that will be seen on movie theater screens in six NH movie theaters for the purpose of promoting the state’s agriculture industry and products during the harvest and holiday shopping seasons, in the amount of $5,520. Effective September 1, 2005 to December 23, 2005. 93.94% General, 6.06% Other Funds.

#36 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Harvest New England Association Inc., Montpelier, VT, to conduct a consumer survey about a packaged New England sliced apple product, in the amount of $18,150. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#37 Authorized to retroactively accept and expend federal funds from the USDA APHIS Johnes Disease and Enhancement Disease Grant which provides financial assistance to states to aid them in locating and diagnosing Johnes Disease through risk assessments, testing, surveillance, training and education, in the amount of $9,537.78. Effective August 16, 2004 through August 17, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

STATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#38 Authorized to enter into a grant with the Society for the Protection of NH Forests for the Ecosystem-Based Forest Management Practices project, in the amount of $12,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#39 Authorized to enter into a grant with the Freedom Conservation Commission for the Freedom Town Forest/Trout Pond project, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#40 Authorized to enter into a grant with the Belknap County Conservation District for the Swain Farm Manure Management project, in the amount of $33,175. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized Division of the Arts to reclassify position #30451, Accountant I, labor grade 15, to Program Specialist I, labor grade 19 ($29,737.50). 100% General Funds.

#42 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to reclassify position #18103, Accountant III, labor grade 21, to Grants Program Coordinator, labor grade 23 ($35,197.50). 100% General Funds.

#43 Authorized to reclassify position #41199, Program Assistant II, labor grade 15, to Informational Representative, labor grade 21 ($32,370). 100% General Funds.

#44 Authorized Division of Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $18,600 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 29, 2005, through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#45 Authorized Division of Arts to award Community Arts Project Development grants totaling $6,200 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 30, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#46 Authorized Division of Arts to award Arts Alliance of Northern NH, Littleton, an operating grant in the amount of $8,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#47 Authorized Division of Arts to award Organizational Support Cultural Facility Grants totaling $16,000 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 29, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#48 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to issue a warrant form funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $17,079.12 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

ATTORNEY GENERAL – DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#49 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $49,999 from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics to collect, analyze and report statistics on crime and justice to Federal, State, and local levels of government. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a subgrant totaling $49,999 with Justiceworks, University of NH, for the purpose of supporting the state’s efforts in developing the capability to combat cyber crime and to develop a Strategic Plan on the Drug Task Force. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#50 Authorized to enter into a subgrant totaling $15,000 to fund training to victim advocates providing direct services to victims of crime. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#51 Authorized to enter into a subgrant with the NH Administration Office of the Courts, in the amount of $84,519, to be used to assist the Courts with Domestic Violence Order Data Entry. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#52 Authorized to enter into a subgrant in the amount of $29,828 from the FY 2003 Byrne Formula Grant Program, which provides funding for programs to improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, in the amount of $29,828. Effective September 21, 2005 to June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#53 Authorized to enter into subgrants for residential substance abuse treatment programming, totaling $36,264 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated September 8, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to enter into subgrants for residential substance abuse programming, totaling $60,193 with the agencies as detailed in letter dated September 8, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#54 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to accept and expend federal funds for $36,909 from the US Department of Labor, Mine Safety and Health Administration, to administer, develop, and promote a successful miner-training program. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend registration fees in the amount of $35 from each participant in the mine training seminars, as part of the federal program totaling $11,000 to defray cost of facility expenses. Effective October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#55 Authorized to reclassify position #11339, Legal Secretary III, salary grade 13, to Paralegal II, salary grade 19. 100% Federal Funds.

#56 Authorized to expend available federal funds payable to US Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS). These funds are in reimbursement of VETS facilities and administrative supports costs incurred in the operation of the VETS state office currently in Concord, NH, for an estimated total of $90,000. Effective October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#57 Authorized to amend a agreement with Select Energy Contracting, Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 12-15-04, item #46), for environmental control systems purchase and installation services at NHES’s Administrative Office building, Concord, NH, by retroactively extending the end date from June 30, 2005 to September 30, 2005.

#58 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Presidential Pest Control LLC for pest control services at NHES offices in the northern area of the state, for a total of $15,960. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#59 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Southern NH Pest Control LLC for pest control services at NHES offices in the southern area of the state, for total of $14,905. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#60 TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to table the request to enter into a service agreement with Bedrock Paving and Construction, Inc., for paving services at NHES’s Manchester local office, in the amount of $7,890. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#61 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Blow Brothers, Inc., d/b/a Bestway Disposal, for trash removal at NHES’s offices in Concord, NH, for a total of $10,725. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#62 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Casella Waste Management Inc., d/b/a Atlantic Waste Systems North, for trash removal at NHES’s offices in Claremont, Nashua, Salem, and Somersworth, NH, for a total of $16,838.25. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#63 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Michael P. Conena for maintenance and upgrade support services for mainframe systems including Adabas, Natural and Predict systems software in the amount of $142,200. Effective September 21, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 20, 2007 or two years from G&C approval, whichever is later, with the option to renew for an additional one year term. 100% Federal Funds.

#64 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Waste Management of NH, Inc., for trash removal at NHES’s offices in Laconia and Portsmouth, NH, for a total of $5,080.04. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#65 Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with the Workforce Opportunity Inc., to provide labor market information services to the Work Force Opportunity Council Inc., in support of efforts being undertaken in the planning project to address the potential closing of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in the amount of $65,000. Effective July 1, 2005 through December 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#66 Authorized to enter into a contract with Concord Hospital, Concord, NH, for the provision of X-ray and Electrocardiography Services for the NH Corrections facilities as detailed in letter dated August 19, 2005, in the amount $175,311.11. Effective upon G&C approval through August 2, 2007, and has an option to renew for a period of up to two years upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#67 Authorized to enter into a contract with the Rockingham County Commissioners, Brentwood, NH, to operate an Academy Case Management Program (“Academy”) in Rockingham County in the amount of $139,261. Effective the first day of the month after G&C approval through June 30, 2007, with an option to renew for an additional period of up to two years upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#68 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with VL Peterson Associates, Concord, NH, for interpretation services for a Chinese speaking inmate currently housed at the NH State Prison for Men in Concord, NH in the amount of $4,436.64. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#69 FAILED – The Governor and Council with Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli voting no, failed to authorize the request to amend a contract with Tri-County Community Action Programs, Inc., Berlin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #92), for Guardianship Services, by extending the date retroactively from July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007, and increasing the amount by $29,200 from $21,900 to $51,100. 100% General Funds.

#70 Authorized to amend a lease with Strafford County Commissioners, Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-5-03, item #38), by enter into a hold over lease for office space located at the Strafford County Justice & Administrative Building, Dover, NH, for a total not to exceed $14,888.40. Effective September 30, 2005 through April 1, 2006. 100% General Funds.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#71 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to reclassify position #17080, labor grade 24, Planning Analyst, to a Program Specialist, labor grade 21.

#72 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to enter into a sole source contract with the Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, for monitoring and conservation planning for endangered, threatened, and special concern avian wildlife in NH for a total cost of $125,296. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#73 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-28-04, item #49), to develop a conservation plan to guide the long-term conservation of selected habitats and wildlife species by extending the term of the contract from September 30, 2005 to January 31, 2006, and to amend the Campus Project Administrator to Dianne Hall, Grant and Contract Administrator.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#74 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew membership for two seasons with Ski New Hampshire Inc., North Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $5,485.02. (2)Further Authorized the participation in a co-op advertising program not to exceed $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#75 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew membership for two seasons with the Lincoln/Woodstock Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln, NH, in the amount of $3,760. (2)Further Authorized the participation in a co-op advertising program not to exceed $16,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#76 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to renew a membership for two seasons with the White Mountains Attractions Association of North Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000. (2)Further Authorized the participation in a co-op advertising program not to exceed $39,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Park Funds.

#77 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew a membership for two seasons with the White Mountains Attractions Association in the amount of $17,000. (2)Further Authorized the participation in a co-op advertising program not to exceed $39,200. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#78 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a services agreement with Dave’s Septic Service Inc., Bedford, NH, for portable toilet service at various State Parks. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

#79 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a service agreement with Triangle Portable Services for portable toilet service at various State Parks. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006.

#80 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Thomas Kokx Associates, Gilford, NH, to prepare the Connecticut Lakes Headwaters Initial Public Access and Recreation Management Plan and Road Management Plan in the amount of $150,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007. 74% Transfer, 26% Other Funds.

#81 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to grant a Right of Way Easement (0.11 acres) across the Rockingham Recreation Trail to H&B Homes, Derry, NH, in exchange for the donation of a 10-acre parcel with development restrictions to the Town of Windham for recreation purposes, the purchase of a sightline easement, and public safety improvements to a section of the Trail.

#82 Authorized Trails Bureau to enter into a Recreational Trails Program Education grant with the NH Off Highway Vehicle Association, Concord, NH, for the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#83 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract on a sole source basis with the University of NH, Complex Systems Research Center to develop a GIS-compatible database for state forest and park lands administered by the Department, for a total cost of $15,000. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $3,000 upon approval of the contract and the remaining balance to be paid in accordance with the contract schedule. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#84 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a gift of a 5.01 acre parcel on Warner Road, Concord, NH, from Sally Silver. The proposed donation abuts Allen State Forest. (2)Further Authorized to accept a gift of permanent forest management Right of Way Easement to Allen State Forest from Sally Silver.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#85 Authorized to reclassify position #40604, Air Pollution Control Engineer V, labor grade 28, to a Supervisor VIII, labor grade 28.

#86 Authorized to reclassify position #42174, Program Specialist I, labor grade 19 to a Planning Analyst (Data Systems), labor grade 24.

#87 Authorized to accept and expend $187,400 from the Fish and Game Department (previously approved by G&C on 7-13-05, item #60), for the construction of the Baxter Lake Boat Ramp project in Rochester, NH. 100% Fish and Game Funds.

#88 Authorized to retroactively enter into a memorandum of Agreement with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission to complete biological assessments of wadeable streams. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $24,839 from New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission to complete biological assessments of wadeable streams. Effective August 1, 2005 through May 31, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#89 Authorized to retroactively amend a federal grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, Boston, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 12-4-02, item, #55), to develop an electronic data flow directly from laboratories to regulating state programs, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2005.

#90 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council, South Portland, ME, to analyze mussel samples from NH’s estuaries for toxic contaminants, in the amount of $5,764. (2)Further Authorized to award an advance payment in the amount of $5,764 to the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council in accordance with the terms of the agreement. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#91 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with LaCapra Associates, Inc., Boston, MA, to provide litigation support services, in the amount of $20,550. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#92 Authorized to enter into a retroactive cooperative project agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, for the purpose of milfoil research, in the amount of $103,000. Effective September 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#93 Authorized to retroactively enter into a sole source rental contract with Great Bay Marine, Inc., to provide space for the location of the Department’s boats and work trailer, as well as unlimited boat launching rights, in the amount of $39,768. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2009. 100% Other Funds.

#94 Authorized to enter into a contract with Ryan Anthony Thum, Ithaca, NY, for the purpose of milfoil research, in the amount of $29,000. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a contract with Jay T Lennon, Providence, RI, for the purpose of milfoil research, in the amount of $21,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#95 Authorized to amend an agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #46), for technical planning assistance to member coastal communities, by increasing the amount by $46,950 from $32,026 to $78,976, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2006 from December 31, 2005.

#96 Authorized a retroactive agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to support the Great Bay Coast Watch phytoplankton and water quality monitoring program, in the amount of $50,000. Effective July 1, 2005 to December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#97 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Seacoast Science Center, Inc., rye, NH, to analyze natural and human impacts on the intertidal community at Odiorne Point State Park, in the amount of $5,800. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#98 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Greenland, NH, to increase public awareness and involvement in local marine debris monitoring and clean up, in the amount of $49,860. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#99 Authorized to amend an agreement with New England Interstate Water pollution Control Commission, Lowell, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #141), to modify a pre-existing database, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2005 to May 31, 2006.

#100 Authorized to enter into a contract with TMC Services, Inc., Bellingham, NH, for remedial hazardous waste cleanup action at the T-1 Transformer Site, Burgess Mill, Berlin, in the amount of $377,750. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#101 Authorized to approve a loan agreement amendment with the City of Rochester, NH, to complete the East Rochester Infiltration/Inflow Elimination Project, by increasing the loan by $475,000 from $1,550,000 to $2,025,000. 80% Federal, 20% State Funds.

#102 Authorized to approve a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua, to finance a multi-site landfill closure and park improvement project, which lowers the loan by $364.42 from $1,578,844.70 to $1,578,480.28. 100% Federal Funds.

#103 Authorized a Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Nashua, to finance the Nashua Four Hills Landfill closure, which lowers the loan by $513,036.28 from $8,000,000 to $7,486,963.72.

#104 Authorized to award Wastewater State Sid Grants in an aggregate amount of $2,363,971 for water pollution control projects as detailed in letter dated August 10, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#105 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Epping, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $9,600. (2)Further Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Hill, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $13,250. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#106 Authorized R. Jeter Family Trust’s request to change name and to amend permit to include installation of two watercraft lifts and a canopy on property located at Long Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough (previously approved by G&C on 8-13-03).

#107 Authorized Pairpoint Group LLC’s request to construct a seasonal docking structure consisting of a ramp leading to a dock/float; reset existing granite block retaining wall above mean high tide as necessary to maintain stability and pour a concrete pad behind the wall on which to anchor hinge plate for ramp on shoreline frontage on property located on the Squamscott River in Exeter.

#108 Authorized Robert W. Mann’s request to construct a piling supported dock accessed by wide stairs adjacent to a breakwater with a cantilevered pier on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

#109 Authorized Charles & Melissa McLeod’s request to construct a permanent fixed pier to a seasonal ramp to a seasonal float providing two slips of frontage on property located on the Piscataqua River Back Channel in Portsmouth.

NH BOARD OF MEDICINE

#110 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to enter into an agreement with Douglas M. Black, M.D., Concord, NH, to serve as administrator of the Medical Review Subcommittee, in an amount not to exceed $28,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 98% General, 2% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#111 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH (previously approved by G&C on 6-9-99, item #49, amended on 6-21-00, item #95, amended on 6-6-01, item #61, amended on 6-16-03, Late item #B, amended on 10-8-03, item #75), for the provision of technical assistance and consultative services, in the amount of $520,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 50% General, 50% Federal.

#112 Authorized to continue services from members of the Drug Utilization Review Board as medical consultants, as detailed in letter dated August 2, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

#113 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Northeast Health Care Quality Foundation, for Medicaid In-Patient hospital utilization review services in the amount of $196,541. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

Office of Business Operations

#114 Authorized to enter into a sole source short-term holdover amendment to an existing lease agreement with Richard L. Poulin, Berlin, NH, for office space in Berlin, NH, in the amount of $168,351. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 59% General, 41% Federal Funds.

Office of Program Support

#115 Authorized to appoint Charlene E. Christian, Jaffrey, NH, to the NH Advisory Council on Ophthalmic Dispensing through July 31, 2008. (2)Authorized to reappoint Richard J. Murphy, Manchester, NH, to the NH Advisory Council on Ophthalmic Dispensing through July 31, 2008.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

#116 Authorized to award thirty child care infant toddler equipment stipends in the amount of $4,000 per recipient from licensed child care centers for a total amount not to exceed $120,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#117 Authorized to retroactively reimburse Shirlee Smith $180.03 from current year funds for in-state travel expenses incurred while in the performance of official state business during the last state fiscal year. 58% Federal, 42% General Funds.

#118 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Lavallee/Brensinger Professional Association, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-25-02, item #110B, amended on 5-5-04, item # E), for professional services required for the development of a master plan for the Youth Development Center Campus in Manchester, NH, by increasing the price by $95,000 to $2,695,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

New Hampshire Hospital

#119 Authorized to accept a donation from Books are Fun LTD, in the amount of $546.50.

#120 Authorized John Lombard, Mental Health Worker II, to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition agreement with the NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, to participate in the course entitled “Introductory Chemistry” and “Intermediate Algebra” during the period of September 6, 2005 through December 21, 2005 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,484. 67.55% General, 31.16% Federal, 1.29% Other Funds.

#121 Authorized Donna Thoroughgood, Program Assistant II, to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition agreement with the Granite State College, Concord, NH, to participate in the course entitled “Principles of Management” during the period of September 10, 2005 through December 3, 2005 and to pay said costs in the amount of $845. 67.55% General, 31.16% Federal, 1.29% Other Funds.

#122 Authorized Rosemary Costanzo, Nurse Coordinator, to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition agreement with the University of NH, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled “Seminar on Professional Nursing” during the period of September 1, 2005 through December 15, 2005 and to pay said costs in the amount of $695. 67.55% General, 31.16% Federal, 1.29% Other Funds.

Bureau of Behavioral Health

#123 Authorized Debora EW Vallery, Financial Agent II, to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition agreement with the Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, to participate in the course entitled “Managerial Communications” during the period of June 27, 2005 through September 6, 2005 and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,221. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#124 Authorized Cathy Creapaux, Program Specialist IV, to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition agreement with the Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled “Introduction to Sociology” during the period of September 10, 2005 through October 29, 2005 and to pay said costs in the amount of $675. 100% State Funds.

#124A Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Community Services Council of NH, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-05, item #181), that provides Health Insurance Counseling, Education, and Assistance Service, by continuing the “Health Care Waste, Fraud and Abuse Senior Medicare Patrol Project, and by increasing the amount by $152,626 from $114,809 to $267,435, effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006; and implementing the Medicare Part D Outreach and Training in the amount of $100,000 effective September 21, 2005 through March 31, 2006, for a revised total of $367,435. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

#125 Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Asthma Control Program, to reimburse Elizabeth Traore, MPH, for relocation expenses of $1,855. 100% Federal Funds.

#126 Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with NCS Pearson, Inc., Bloomington, MN, to perform service scanning and data cleaning for the 2005 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, totaling $21,030. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#127 Authorized Nutrition and Health Promotion Section to amend an existing agreement with Mead Johnson Nutritionals, Evansville, IN, (previously approved by G&C on 10-9-02, item #83, amended on 6-23-04, item #173), for infant formula rebate, by extending the completion date to September 30, 2006.

#128 Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with White Mountain Regional School District, Whitefield, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services, totaling $33,800. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#129 Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention Section, to enter into an agreement with Steppingstone Music Opportunities, Inc., d/b/a The Sad Café, Plaistow, NH, to provide substance abuse prevention services, totaling $37,914. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 21% Federal, 74% General Funds.

#130 Authorized to amend an agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-12-02, item #120, amended on 11-19-03, item #84), to provide a broad range of public health emergency preparedness and response activities, by increasing the price by $816,666 from $910,000 to $1,726,666, and by extending the completion date from August 30, 2005 to August 30, 2007 retroactive to August 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#131 Authorized Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with the Foundation for Health Communities, Concord, NH, to provide medical services to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of health services to underserved communities in rural areas through the Rural Collaborative for Health Improvement Projects, totaling $510,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

#132 Authorized to retroactively amend an agreement with Southern NH Services, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04, item #65), to provide job retention services and reduce recidivism for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2005 to October 30, 2005.

#133 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $891,549. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $140,325 to the grantee. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#134 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $559,935. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $78,436 to the grantee. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#135 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $490,210. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $69,583 to the grantee. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#136 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $435,718. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $58,154 to the grantee. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#137 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $613,383. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $96,420 to the grantee. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#138 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Community Services Block Grant to provide nutritional services, community based services and anti-poverty programs to low-income families, in an amount not to exceed $399,763. (2)Further Authorized an advance payment of $61,552 to the grantee. Effective October 1, 2005 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#139 Authorized to pay the Education Information Management Advisory Committee of the Council of Chief State School Officers and FY 06 assessment fee in the amount of $9,800. 100% Federal Funds.

#140 Authorized to reclassify position #13097, Disability Unit/QA Supervisor, labor grade 24 to Technical Support Specialist III, labor grade 25. 100% Federal Funds.

#141 Authorized to pay for technical assistance for developing data on results of the new assessment to Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction in the amount of $5,000. 100% Federal Funds.

#142 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, to provide technical assistance in determining the technical adequacy of the alternate assessment and to develop the technical assistance processes and products that will ensure that states will get the support they need to continue after this project ends in an amount not to exceed $295,818. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#143 Authorized to amend a contract with Dr. Kathleen Mackin, Rye, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-6-05, item #71, amended on 6-22-05, item #460), to allow Dr. Mackin to document the successful implementation of the Praxis II test and provide an evaluation document to comply with federal No Child Left Behind Legislation, by increasing the amount by $13,465.50 to $18,564.74, and extending the end date to June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#144 Authorized to enter into a contract with Strong Foundations Elementary School, Inc., for a Pre-Charter Vision Grant, to provide financial resources to study, design a charter school proposal, and advertise said charter, for an amount not to exceed $11,700. (2)Further Authorized advance payment in the amount of $11,700 to Strong Foundations Elementary School Inc. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#145 Authorized to enter into a contract with F. Joanne Baker, Sole Proprietor, Concord, NH, to provide materials development and training for both collegiate faculty and for program reviewers for educator preparation program, in an amount not to exceed $25,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#146 Authorized to enter into a contract with Ann Marie Jones, Sole Proprietor, Concord, NH, to provide materials development and training for both collegiate faculty and for program reviewers for educator preparation program, in an amount not to exceed $25,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#147 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Dean Giftos, DDS, sole proprietor, Nashua, NH, to provide dental consultation, in an amount not to exceed $36,964. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#148 Authorized to enter into a contract with Mandsager and Associates LLC, Sole Proprietor, Nottingham, NH, to develop training materials and provide training for both collegiate faculty and for program reviewers for educator preparation program, in an amount not to exceed $40,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#149 Authorized to enter into a contract with Kyran Research Associates, Inc., Middletown, RI, to provide developmental, maintenance, and enhancement services for the suite of Child Nutrition Programs, in the amount of $609,638. Effective September 21, 2005 through September 30, 2010. 100% Federal Funds.

#150 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Janet Zadina, Metairie, LA, to make a presentation to English for Speakers of Other Languages teachers and administrators on current brain research as applied to language acquisition, in an amount not to exceed $3,390. Effective upon G&C approval through November 17, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#151 Authorized to enter into a contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide independent living services, in an amount not to exceed $127,777. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 26% General, 74% Federal Funds.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#152 Authorized to reclassify position #13336, Financial Aid Officer, labor grade 25, to an Assistant Director of Financial Aid, labor grade 19.

#153 Authorized to reclassify position #42350, Secretary II, labor grade 9, to a Student Financial Aid Assistant, labor grade 12.

#154 Authorized to establish the salary for Michael Marr, Director of Financial Management, at Group GG, step maximum - $78,800. Effective September 30, 2005.

#155 Authorized NHCTC – Manchester to enter into a contract with JaniTech, Inc., Lawrence, MA, for the purpose of janitorial services in the amount of $144,254. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 46% General, 54% Other Funds.

#156 Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Compass Group USA Inc., d/b/a Chartwells, Charlotte, NC, for the purpose of food management in the amount of $3,175,000. Effective September 6, 2005 through June 30, 2010. 100% Board (Other) Funds.

CHRISTA MCAULIFFE PLANETARIUM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#157 Authorized to reallocate position #42398, from Account Clerk II, to Cashier. Both positions are labor grade 9.

#158 Authorized to enter into a contract with Kenyon HVAC LLC, Newbury, NH, for routine maintenance and repair/replacement of components, in an amount not to exceed $20,352. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 58% General, 42% Other Funds.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#159 Authorized to accept and place on file the 2004/2005 Biennial Report.

#160 Authorized to award a $27,000 grant to the NH Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges, for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and will be selected for scholarships by the technical colleges on the basis of financial need or merit. 100% General Funds.

#161 Authorized to award a $7,000 grant to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#162 Authorized to award a $5,000 grant to Daniel Webster College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#163 Authorized to award a $31,000 grant to Plymouth State University for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#164 Authorized to award a $8,000 grant to Colby-Sawyer College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college on the basis of financial need or merit. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#165 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to reclassify two Account Clerk III, position #14414 & 14406, both salary grade 9 to two Lottery Representative II positions, salary grade 19. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#166 Authorized to pay annual membership dues to the multi-state organizations as detailed in letter dated September 6, 2005.

#167 Authorized Division of State Police to reclassify position #10382, Counter Clerk II, labor grade 9 to an Administrative Supervisor, labor grade 17. 81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds.

#168 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify position #10459, labor grade 12 to a Supervisor of Cash Terminal Operations, labor grade 16. 100% Highway Funds.

#169 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify position #10399, labor grade 8, to a Records Control Clerk, labor grade 10. 100% Highway Funds.

#170 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Kacey Wiley, Concord, NH, for quality assurance and control of the Forensic Laboratory LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) program, for $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

#171 Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop titled “Effective Communication” on October 25-26, 2005 at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, for a total not to exceed $5,194.70. (2)Further Authorized a contract with the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $5,194.70. Effective upon G&C approval through October 26, 2005.

#172 Authorized Division of State Police to amend a grant received from the NH Department of Justice, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #66), used by the State Police Forensic Laboratory for computer related crimes, by reallocating the remaining $99,210.25. Effective upon G&C approval through October 6, 2006.

#173 Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no, Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $31,676.90 grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency for the purpose of the collection and reporting of fatal accident information in the state. Effective October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#174 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a sole source contract with Motor Operator Safety Training Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide training of candidates to be Motorcycle Safety Foundation certified Basic Rider Course instructors, in an amount not to exceed $17,400. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Revolving Funds.

#175 Authorized Division of State Police to amend a federal grant received from the US Department of Justice (previously approved by G&C on 11-5-03, item #85), called “Operation Street Sweeper” for covering the costs of team efforts to address drug related problems in the State, by extending the end date from September 30, 2005 to March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#176 Authorized Division of Fire Safety to amend a Juvenile Fire Setter Intervention Technical Assistance grant from the National Association of State Fire Marshals in the amount of $6,000, for support and training of local intervention teams, by extending the end date retroactively from June 30, 2005 to March 31, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#177 Authorized the Division of State Police, and the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into an agreement with Banks Chevrolet-Cadillac, Inc., Concord, NH, for the purpose of reconditioning police cruisers, in the amount of $49,890. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

#178 Authorized Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with B&S Septic Service, Barnstead, NH, for the septic services at the Fire Academy, for $17,840.90. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Revolving Funds.

#179 Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Tasker Landscaping, Loudon, NH, for snowplowing services at the Fire Academy, for $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Revolving Funds.

#180 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to extend the end date of a grant received from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $23,968 from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#181 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to extend the end date of a grant received from the US Department of Justice entitled “FY2004 BJA Award” in the amount of $494,739 from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#182 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to extend the end date of a grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the amount of $10,358 from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#183 Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with Interstate Electrical Services, Inc., Bedford, NH, for the electrical maintenance at the Fire Academy, for $42,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% EMS (Revolving) Funds.

#184 Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with L.A.D. Welding & Fabrication, Inc., Concord, NH, for miscellaneous fabrication, installation, and welding services at the Fire Academy, for $45,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% EMS (Revolving) Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#185 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of August 16, 2005 through September 1, 2005.

#186 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with High Leah Electronics, Inc., d/b/a Diamond Traffic Products, Oakridge, OR, for a maintenance contract to service automatic traffic recorders, purchase spare parts, and to provide software changes or upgrades. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

#187 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to disburse the sum of $299,325 to the Nashua Airport Authority, for a Runway Relocation Feasibility Study, and to remove obstructions in the approach to Runway 14. Effective upon G&C approval.

#188 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to disburse the sum of $486,525 to the City of Claremont, NH, for construction of an aircraft hangar and reconstruction of Taxiway “B” at the Claremont Airport. Effective upon G&C approval.

#189 Authorized Division of Aeronautics to disburse the sum of $24,241.89 to the City of Keene, NH, for an amendment to the AIP-20 airport obstruction removal project. Effective upon G&C approval.

#190 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into an agreement with Capital Cleaning Contractors, Inc., NH, on the basis of a single bid of $12,930 for the purpose of providing janitorial services at the District 4 office building, Swanzey, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007 with the option to renew for two additional years subject to G&C approval.

#191 Authorized to enter into an agreement with The Sanborn Map Company Inc., Colorado Springs, CO, to procure, and make available high-resolution color digital orthophotography, and other associated mapping products and services, in the amount of $500,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008.

#192 Authorized Bureau of Environment to enter into two qualifications-based contracts with Golder Associates Inc., Manchester, NH and GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Manchester, NH, to undertake certain hazardous materials investigations for transportation purposes, for $500,000 each. Effective upon G&C approval through thirty-six months thereafter.

#193 Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-11-04, item #118), for roadway widening, pavement and bridge rehabilitation improvements along I-293 in Manchester, by increasing the amount by $300,000 from $8,313,779.66 to $8,613,779.66.

#194 Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Severino Trucking Co., Inc., Candia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-22-04, item #89, amended on 7-13-05, item #155), for additional work associated with the reconstruction and expansion of the Hampton Ramp Toll Plaza at NH Route 101 and Interstate 95 in Hampton, by increasing the contract by $220,000 from $6,194,696.05 to $6,414,696.05.

#195 Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting no, Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into a contract with Surface Systems Inc., St. Louis, MO, for the procurement, installation, and maintenance for eleven RWIS (Road Weather Information System) stations, in the amount of $720,814.40. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2008.

#196 Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-1-05, item #178), for additional work associated with pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 11 in Alton, by increasing the amount by $200,000 from $2,797,305.75 to $2,997,306.75.

#197 Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with E.D. Swett, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, Late Item #G), for additional work associated with the replacement of the existing NH Route 85 bridge over the B&M Railroad in Newfields, by increasing the amount by $130,000 from $4,043,776.15 to $4,173,776.15.

#198 Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH, for replacing the Route 3 “double decker” bridge over the Suncook River and reconstructing Route 3, on the basis of a low bid of $11,352,639.75. Effective upon G&C approval through October 5, 2007.

#199 Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Severino Trucking Company Inc., Candia, NH, for replacement/relocation of the NH 155 bridge over the B&M Railroad in the Town of Madbury, on the basis of a low bid of $6,156,738.72. Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2007.

#200 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, Authorized the requests:

A. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $1,392.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Bubnis, Education Consultant, in the course entitled “Creating Organizational Health”.

B. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Argosy University, Sarasota, FL, the sum of $1,980.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Educational Technology Consultant II, in the distance learning course entitled “Writing for Research”.

C. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Behavioral Health - Request permission to pay Professional Career Development Institute, Ashworth College, Norcross, GA, the sum of $315.60 for the sole purpose of enrolling Linda Turner, Accounting Technician, in the Internet courses entitled “Human Resources Management” and “Business Communication II”.

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division for Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,807.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Collins, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Fiscal Management”, “Program Evaluation”, “Project III” and “Organizational Transformation”.

E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $2,538.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Keith, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Practicum I” and “Project IV”.

F. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, the sum of $1,490.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cheryl Marcotte, Child Protective Services Worker, in the Internet course entitled “Families, Systems and Healthcare”.

G. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,807.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristen Neil, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Project Phase III”, “Fiscal Management”, “Organizational Transformation” and “Program Evaluation”.

H. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,807.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tracey Pare, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Human Nature, Development and Assessment”, “Children and Families II: The Larger Context”, “Project III” and “Issues in Law Enforcement and Practice and Policy”.

I. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Children, Youth & Families - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3,807.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Sharp, Child Protective Services Worker, in the courses entitled “Human Nature, Development and Assessment”, “Children and Families II: The Larger Context”, “Project III” and “Issues in Law Enforcement and Practice and Policy”.

J. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Laura Holmes, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled “Public Health Administration”.

K. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,251.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Bonnie Wrisley, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Social Welfare Policy I”.

L. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH the additional amended sum of $364.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Holly Armstrong, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Nursing I” (Item 172Y, 08/03/05 G&C).

M. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH the additional amended sum of $51.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Beaudoin, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health” (Item 172Z, 08/03/05 G&C).

N. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH the additional amended sum of $51.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Paddock, Mental Health Worker II, in the course entitled “Math for Allied Health” (Item 172CC, 08/03/05 G&C).

O. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,380.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Viger, Infection Control Practioner, in the course entitled “Environmental Health”.

P. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $437.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Magoon, Survey Team Technician I, in the course entitled “Intro to Tech Math”.

Q. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nagavalli Vyakaranam, Engineering Technician I, in the course entitled “Management Accounting”.

R. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nagavalli Vyakaranam, Engineering Technician I, in the course entitled “Economics”.

S. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vijay Vyakaranam, Civil Engineer II, in the course entitled “Management Accounting”.

T. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $765.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vijay Vyakaranam, Civil Engineer II, in the course entitled “Economics”.

#201 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, and with Councilor Griffin voting no to #B, Authorized the requests:

A. AGRICULTURE - Request permission for (1) employee, Stephen Crawford, DVM, State Veterinarian, or designee, to travel to Hershey, PA on November 3 – 9, 2005, to attend the USAHA / AAVLD Annual Meeting. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $1,862.04. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds. Registration Fee: $275.00.

B. FISH AND GAME - Request permission for (1) employee, Ted Walski, Turkey Project Biologist, or designee, to travel to Smyrna, DE on October 3 – 6, 2005, to Attend the 2005 Northeast Wild Turkey Technical Committee Meeting. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $367.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish & Game Funds. Registration Fee: $65.00

LATE ITEMS

POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING

A. Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Richard Ayres, Fredericksburg, VA, to provide three-day sessions of training, in the amount of $16,500.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

B. Authorized to enter into a contract with Reden & Anders, Ltd., for reporting services, in the amount of $9,300. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

C. Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Palmer and Sicard, Inc., Exeter, NH, for Paint Spray Booth Renovations, NH National Guard, State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, for a low bid of $203,000. (2)Further authorize payment to the Department of Administrative Services Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided for the project in the amount not to exceed $2,000.

On motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to have the reason for retroactivity included in any contract that comes before Governor and Council.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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