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October 8, 2003
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
Sugar River Valley Technical Institute, Claremont, NH
October 8, 2003 10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton accepted the minutes of September 17, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton accepted the minutes of the special meeting held September 19, 2003.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the September 17, 2003 meeting.

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

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council, with regret and thanks, accepted the following:

Superior Court of New Hampshire (Retirement)
Walter J. Murphy, Concord Effective: December 31, 2003
Chief Justice

Superior Court of New Hampshire (Retirement)
Peter W. Smith, Bethlehem Effective: October 18, 2003
Associate Justice

Officer of the Consumer Advocate
Michael Holmes, Concord Effective: October 31, 2003
Consumer Advocate

Department of Safety
Donald P. Bliss, Loudon Effective: November 3, 2003
State Fire Marshal

New Hampshire Traffic Safety Commission
Donald C. Anderson, Manchester Effective: January 1, 2004

Councilor Griffin asked to thank and publicly acknowledge Mr. Philip J. O'Brien for his years of dedicated service to the State of New Hampshire as Director of Waste Management. Mr. O'Brien, of New London, recently retired after serving as Director since May 23, 1990.

CONFIRMATIONS

Board of Accountancy
Certified Public Accountant
Richard Hanson, Bedford Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Helaine Roberts) Term: December 2, 2007

Committee on Aging
Rep. Belknap County
Mendon MacDonald, Gilford Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: June 24, 2006

Committee on Aging
Rep. Carroll County
Dorothy Solomon, d Albany Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: June 24, 2006

Automotive Technology Advisory Council
NH Automobile Dealers Association Effective: October 8, 2003
Michael Baillargeon, Brentwood Term: October 8, 2006

Automotive Technology Advisory Council
Auto. Instructor teaching in Comm. Tech. College System Effective: October 8, 2003
Mark Bellerose, Bow Term: October 8, 2006

Automotive Technology Advisory Council
NH Automobile Dealers Association Effective: October 8, 2003
Peggy Proko, Nashua Term: October 8, 2006

Automotive Technology Advisory Council
Secondary Education Career Technical Education Administrator Effective: October 8, 2003
William Wood, Auburn Term: October 8, 2006

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Program
Public Member Effective: October 8, 2003
George Cushing, Greenland Term: October 8, 2005

Fire Standards and Training Commission
NH State Fireman's Association
Alfred Burbank, Jr., Thornton Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Paul Fortier) Term: August 1, 2006

Fire Standards and Training Commission
Asso. Firefighters of NH - Int'l Association
David Duquette, Somersworth Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: November 12, 2006

Board of Professional Geologists
Professional Geologist
Paul Sanborn, Canterbury Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: October 4, 2008

Health and Human Services
Commissioner
John A. Stephen, Manchester Effective: October 8, 2003
(Filling Vacancy) Term: October 8, 2007
Salary: MM $102,704

Medical Review Subcommittee
Physician
H. James Forbes, Alton Effective: October 8, 2003
(Filling Vacancy) Term: December 3, 2005

Community Mental Health Delivery System Commission
Rep. Mental Health Consumers or Families of Consumers
Daniel Bailey, Contoocook Effective: October 8, 2003

Community Mental Health Delivery System Commission
Rep. Mental Health Consumers or Families of Consumers
Kevin Ryan, Troy Effective: October 8, 2003

Midwifery Council
Midwife
Judith Gillen, Keene Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Deborah Sanborn) Term: September 28, 2006

Postsecondary Education Commission
Rec. by NH College and Univ. Council
George Hagerty, Keene Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: June 30, 2008

Public Utilities Commission
Graham J. Morrison, Portsmouth Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Nancy Brockway) Term: July 1, 2009
Salary: JJ, 03 $84,619

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding voted to amend the salary to show the correct labor grade as JJ Step 3, $84,619.

Real Estate Appraiser Board
Certified General Appraiser
George Brooks, Londonderry Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Louis Manias) Term: August 12, 2006

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
Commissioner
William Simonton, Concord Effective: October 8, 2003
(Filling Vacancy) Term: July 1, 2007
Salary: KK, 05 $96,461

Right-to-Know Law Study Commission
The Governor and Councilor on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler and further on a roll call vote of: Councilor Burton - yes, Councilor Spaulding - no, Councilor Griffin - no, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, voted to confirm:

Public Member
Harriet Cady, Deerfield Effective: October 8, 2003

Right-To-Know Study Commission
IT Specialist
Peter Croteau, Pembroke Effective: October 8, 2003

New Hampshire School Building Authority
G. William Porter, Gilford Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Virgil Abbott) Term: July 1, 2005

New Hampshire School Building Authority
Theresa Scott, Cornish Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: July 1, 2006

Commission on the Status of Men
Stephen Gorin, Canterbury Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: September 25, 2006

Commission on the Status of Women
Linda Johnson, Manchester Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Molly Kelly) Term: October 20, 2006

Commission on the Status of Women
Janice Markey, Ctr. Tuftonboro Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Lucy Hodder) Term: October 20, 2006

Commission on the Status of Women
Shannon McGinley, Bedford Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Barbara Zeckhausen) Term: October 20, 2006

Commission on the Status of Women
Bonnie White, Hopkinton Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: October 20, 2006

Commission on the Status of Women
Ronna Wise, Contoocook Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: October 20, 2006

Commission on the Status of Women
Patricia Yosha, Hampton Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: October 20, 2006

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
Rep. Of Philanthropic Community
Peter Bender, Concord Effective: October 8, 2003
Reappointment Term: October 10, 2005

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
Exp. In needs of disadvantaged youth
David Dernbach, Randolph Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Charles Slayton) Term: October 10, 2005

Volunteer New Hampshire Board of Directors
16-25 yr. Old participant in service program
Juan Rodriguez, Concord Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing Colleen Franco) Term : December 19, 2005

Water Well Board
Well Water Contractor w/10 yrs. Exp.
Jeffrey Tasker, Northwood Effective: October 8, 2003
(Filling Vacancy) Term: September 15, 2006

CONFIRMATIONS FAILED

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote of: Councilor Burton - no, Councilor Spaulding - no, Councilor Griffin - no, Councilor Wieczorek - yes, and Councilor Wheeler - yes, voted to DENY the following confirmation:

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

NOMINATION & CONFIRMATION

The Governor nominated, then on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to confirm the following:

Department of Safety
Assistant Commissioner
Earl Sweeney, Belmont Effective: October 8, 2003
(Replacing John Stephen) Term: March 31, 2007
Salary: JJ 05 $94,024

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

Air Resources Council
Recreation
Thomas W. Sutton, Lincoln Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 24, 2007

Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission
Drug Abuse Treatment Professional
Steven Arnold, Colebrook Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 20, 2006

Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals
Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Bonnie Wrisley, Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: January 28, 2004

American & Canadian French Cultural Exchange Commission
Yvonne Bresnahan, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: July 17, 2009

Economic Development Matching Grants Program
NH Municipal Association
Douglas R. Elliott, Jr., Somersworth Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 8, 2006

Economic Development Matching Grants Program
NH Municipal Association
Keith Hickey, Bedford Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing James McSweeney) Term: September 8, 2006

Enhanced 911 Commission
Rep. Dept. of Safety
Fredrick H. Booth, New Durham Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: August 12, 2006

NH Sheriffs Association
Enhanced 911 Commission
James D. Linehan, Danville Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: July 22, 2006

Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Board
Public Member
Edward Roberge, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: 4 yrs from confirmation

Hazardous Waste Facility Siting Board
Public Member
Thomas Roy, Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Greg Grinnell) Term: December 28, 2004

New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority
Michael Massey, Goffstown Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: June 30, 2008

Health Services Planning and Review Board
NH Ambulatory Surgical Association
Nicholas Vailas, Bedford Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Filling Vacancy) Term: December 1, 2005

Board of Hearing Care Providers
Audiologist
Peggy Sheets, Nashua Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing David Cieliczka) Term: April 23, 2005

Judicial Council
NH Bar Association
Joseph M. McDonough, Manchester Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 18, 2006

Judicial Retirement Plan Board of Trustees
Business Experience
Paul Ryder, New Boston Effective: Upon Confirmation
(New Board - RSA 100-C.Ch.311, 2003) Term: 3 yrs from confirmation

Lakes Management Advisory Committee
NH Lakes Association
Joseph Farrelly, Concord Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: August 1, 2006

Board of Mental Health Practice
Psychologist
Karen Jennings, Nashua Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Paul Finn) Term: October 31, 2006

Board of Natural Scientists
Wetlands Scientist
Rick Van de Poll, Gilsum Effective: Upon Confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 26, 2008

Right-To-Know Study Commission
Telecommunications Specialist
Corrine Cormiea, Amherst Effective: Upon Confirmation
(New Board) Term: end of study commission

Waste Management Council
Northeast Resource Recovery Association
Anthony Ilacqua, Littleton Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing John Lecraw) Term: September 7, 2007

Water Resource Council
Andy Buteau, W. Stewartstown Effective: Upon Confirmation
(Replacing Henry Therriault) Term: October 9, 2007

The Governor swore into office the new commissioners confirmed on this day:

Commissioner John Stephen
Health and Human Services

Commissioner William Simonton
Regional Community Technical College

Graham J. Morrison
Public Utilities Commissioner

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, 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 Wheeler - yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to Optical Realty, LLC located in Keene, 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 OCTOBER 8, 2003
SUGAR RIVER VALLEY TECHNICAL CENTER, CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE

* * * * * *

At approximately 11:00 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation 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 loan. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Jack Dugan, President of Monadnock Economic Development Corporation. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Wheeler introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:10 WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN FROM MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" 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 Spaulding, Councilor Burton, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler; 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 PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:10
WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN FROM
THE MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION TO
OPTICAL REALTY, LLC.

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 the purchase and acquisition by the Authority of a loan in the principal amount of Six Hundred Fifty-Six Thousand Dollars ($656,000) (the "Loan") made by the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation, a municipal corporation, organized and existing under the laws of the State of New Hampshire and a local development organization (the "Lender") to Optical Realty, LLC., a New Hampshire limited liability company (the "Borrower") to be used to construct a 53,000 square foot facility.

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 Authorized and approve the purchase of the Loan by the Authority upon the making of specific findings after public hearing;

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed purchase of the 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 Determinations. On the basis of the documentation and information received by the Governor and Council, and after a public hearing the Governor and Council find:

(a) Special Findings.

(i) The purchase and acquisition of the Loan will make available funds for the local or regional promotion, encouragement, or development of business activities in an area where such funds are needed; and

(ii) The Loan to be purchased by the Authority does not impose an undue risk of loss to the Authority.


(b) General Findings.

(i) The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

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

(iii) The purchase of the Loan by the Authority as 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 purchase of the Loan by the Authority as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

2. Approval. The Governor and Council approve the purchase of the Loan by the Authority as recommended by the Authority and Authorized the Authority to cause the execution and delivery of a Loan Purchase Agreement substantially in the form submitted to the Governor and Council and to take such further action under 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 October 8, 2003.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING and ENERGY PROGRAMS
#2 Authorized to enter into a contract with Rockingham Community Action Inc., Portsmouth, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for the Weatherization Assistance Program, in an amount not to exceed $62,359. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#3 Authorized to enter into a contract with Tri-County Community Action Inc., Berlin, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for the Weatherization Assistance Program, in an amount not to exceed $107,376. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#4 Authorized to enter into a contract with Strafford County Community Action Committee Inc., Dover, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for the Weatherization Assistance Program, in an amount not to exceed $55,193. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#5 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for the Weatherization Assistance Program, in an amount not to exceed $62,988. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#6 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for the Weatherization Assistance Program, in an amount not to exceed $125,629. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#7 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, as a grant recipient under the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, for the Weatherization Assistance Program, in an amount not to exceed $86,455. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004.

#8 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Dover, NH, under the provisions of the NH Estuaries Project, to implement the NH Estuaries Project's Management Plan action item WQ-7 which provides incentives to fix or eliminate illegal direct discharges to failing septic systems and will result in improved water quality by connecting three homes to a sanitary sewer system and eliminating their failing septic systems, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2004.

#9 TABLED- The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilor Spaulding voting - no, and Councilor Griffin voting no, voted to Table the request to amend an existing memorandum of agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department, Non-game and Endangered Wildlife Program, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-3-02, item #3), by modifying work tasks of the agreement to reflect new program activities at Fish and Game, which now include development of a Statewide Comprehensive Wildlife Plan.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
#10 Authorized David R Holtgrieve, Concord, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

#11 Authorized Shawn R. Burrus, Hampton, 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. This is a position vacancy promotion.

#12 Authorized to accept material donations in the amount of $24,591.61 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as detailed in letter dated September 8, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
#12A Authorized to exercise the option to renew the contract with SimplexGrinnell PL from Nashua, NH, for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services at several state facilities, increasing the amount from $343,500 to $458,000 as detailed in letter dated September 22, 2003. Effective October 8, 2003 through August 7, 2004.

#12B Authorized with Councilor Spaulding voting- no, to amend the Governor and Council Policy and Criteria on Docks.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
#13 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $18,722.68 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES
#14 Authorized Division of Arts, Arts Advancement Grants totaling $11,900 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 23, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#15 Authorized Division of Arts to award Community Arts Development Grants totaling $10,200 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 23, 2003. Effective through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#16 Authorized Division of Arts to award an Artist In Resident Grant in the amount of $5,000 to the Henniker Community School, Henniker, NH. 100% General Funds.

#17 Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Development Grant in the amount of $3,700 and an Annual Advancement grant in the amount of $3,000 to the Belknap Mill Society, Laconia, NH. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#18 Authorized Division of Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $98,400 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated September 18, 2003. Effective through June 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#19 Authorized Division of Arts to retroactively award FY 2004 Individual Artist Fellowship Awards in the amount of $25,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#20 Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the amount of $5,000 to be used to provide financial assistance to the State for Scrapie Disease surveillance, flock certification, education for flock owners and veterinarians, and supporting the fairs in maintaining isolation pens and education to maintain a Scrapie Disease free environment. Effective upon G&C approval through September 10, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#21 Authorized Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend grant funds from the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the amount of $60,000 to be used to provide financial assistance to the State in conducting risk assessments, testing, surveillance, training and education for the Johnes Disease Program. Effective upon G&C approval through August 18, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

ATTORNEY GENERAL
#22 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting- no, to establish a Records Control Clerk position through September 30, 2004, as specified in letter dated August 13, 2003. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#23 NOT USED

#24 NOT USED

#25 Authorized to accept and expend a supplement grant in the amount of $600,000 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics to be utilized to improve law enforcement criminal justice information systems in the State. (2)Further Authorized to amend a grant from the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics, (previously approved by G&C on 10-9-02, item #33), by extending the termination date from December 31, 2003 to a new end date of September 30, 2004. (3)Further Authorized to amend G&C item #33, approved on 10-9-02, by retroactively extending the termination date only of the sub-grant, requested action #3, issued to the Administrative Office of the courts, used to support the entry of Protective Orders, from the previously extended end date of September 30, 2003 to a new end date of September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#26 Authorized to enter into a sub-grant from the previously approved Violence Against Women grant program, targeted specifically at deterring crimes involving violence against women and aiding the victims of those crimes in NH, in the amount of $14,000. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#27 Authorized to enter into sub-grants as detailed in letter dated September 19, 2003, totaling $96,947 from the FY 2003 Byrne Formula Grant Program, to be utilized to continue out-of-school programs around the State. Effective November 1, 2003 to September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#28 NOT USED

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
#29 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting- no, to retroactively accept a gift on behalf of the State from the Federal Communications Commission in the amount of $656.50 for travel expenses for Nancy Brockway, Commissioner, to travel to Washington, DC on September 24-25, 2003 to attend the Closed Meeting of the Federal-State Joint Conference on Accounting Issues.

#30 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting- no, to accept a gift on behalf of the State from the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators in the amount of $1,383 for travel expenses for Susan G. Geiger, Commissioner, to travel to Colorado Springs, CO, on October 12-15, 2003 to attend the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners 2nd National Drinking Water Symposium where she will moderate a session titled "The World Wide Water Situation From Varying Vantage Points".

BANKING DEPARTMENT
#31 Authorized to amend a retroactive lease with Gloria A. Alosa Revocable Trust, Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-6-00, item #32), by extending the lease from October 1, 2003 to expiring no later than April 1, 2004, and the new amount is prorated to a monthly rent of $6,400, with a total amount not to exceed $38,400. 100% Other Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
#32 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Century Mechanical Inc., for plumbing and heating repair services at NHES's office in the south/central area of NH, in the amount totaling $24,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#33 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Sally Redpath for facilitator training services, in the total amount of $36,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#33A Authorized to reclassify one position #30093, Accounting Technician salary grade 12, to Program Assistant II, salary grade 15. 100% Federal Funds.

#33B Authorized to continue one Chairman, UC Appeals Tribunal I, position #8T052, salary grade 27 on a full time temporary basis for an additional period of one year. Effective October 15, 2003 through October 15, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
#34 Authorized to enter into a contract with American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., New York, NY, for the sole purpose of accepting American Express Cards in payment for goods and services sold at the Liquor Commission Offices and its various retail store locations throughout NH. Effective upon G&C approval. (2)Further Authorized the State of NH Liquor Commission to accept and expend $6,000 in marketing funds from American Express Travel Related Services Company, Inc., to be used for print ads, direct mail pieces, displays, posters and other advertising requirements. Effective upon G&C approval through October 8, 2004.

#35 Authorized to enter into a three year contract with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, Bedford, NH, for the sole purpose of providing electrical service and maintenance for various liquor store locations throughout NH, for a total contract price limitation of $185,100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#35A Authorized to retroactively enter into a lease agreement with the Floyd F. Otto, Jr. Irrevocable Trust, for property to house the Liquor Commission Bureau of Enforcement and Licensing, in the total amount of $315,200. Effective September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2008. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
#36 Authorized to retroactively pay wages and benefits for Cynthia Hoffman in the amount of $4,243.12 for FY '02, FY '03 and FY '04 out of FY '04 funds due to being placed on the incorrect pay scale. 100% General Funds.

#37 TABLED- The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, with Councilor Burton voting - no, voted to Table the request to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $47,967.54 from the NH State Department of Education to provide funding for education materials and equipment to assist prison inmates by providing career and educational training opportunities that provide for successful reentry into the workforce and society. 100% Other Funds.

#38 Authorized to accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Justice, to be used to update and enhance the communications equipment used by the Division of Field Services in the amount of $297,901. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#39 NOT USED

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
#40 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept and expend $35,464 from a grant given by the Institute of Museum and Library Service for the conservation of the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, and to budget the receipt and expenditures of these funds as detailed in letter dated September 9, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2004. 100% Other.

#41 NOT USED

#42 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants, as detailed in letter dated September 10, 2003, under the out-of-state Joint Promotional Program. 100% General Funds.

#43 Authorized Division of Economic Development to enter into a grant agreement with North Country Education Services Foundation, Inc., Gorham, NH, to assist with funding towards the layout, printing and distribution of the NH Hospitality and Tourism Curriculum Guide, in the amount of $3,100. (2)Further Authorized full payment upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#44 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism to award a grant, as detailed in letter dated September 10, 2003, under the in-state Joint Promotional Program. 100% General Funds.

#45 NOT USED

#46 NOT USED

#47 NOT USED

#48 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend federal funds for Nursery and Tree Improvements, in the amount of $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#49 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds in the amount of $40,000 for administration of the Federal Forest Legacy Program through September 30, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to receive and disburse these funds, as detailed in letter dated September 4, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
#50 Authorized to make a retroactive unencumbered payment of $1,006.40 for two storage cabinets. 100% Other.

#51 Authorized to budget and expend prior year carryover funds in an amount not to exceed $300,000 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund, for the reconstruction of the Webster Lake Dam in Franklin. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005.

#52 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, for the purpose of identifying field and GIS-based indicators of regionally significant enriched wetlands and establishing benchmark reference site profiles, in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006.

#53 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development for the reconstruction of Gilson Pond Dam in Jaffrey. (2)Further Authorized DRED to provide funding for the work and to transfer $130,000 from DRED to DES for the purpose of reconstructing Gilson Pond Dam. (3)Further Authorized DES to budget and expend prior carryover funds in the amount of $170,000 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund to reconstruct Gilson Pond Dam on a force account basis. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Other.

#54 Authorized Water Division to enter into a retroactive agreement with the Ferdinando Insurance Associates, Inc., Manchester, NH, to purchase property insurance, for $116,132. Effective upon G&C approval through September 1, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to waive the purchase of liability insurance by the department for the term of this agreement. 100% Other.

#55 Authorized to award a Household Hazardous Waste grant to the Town of Bow, NH, for the purpose of conducting a household hazardous waste collection project, in an amount not to exceed $1,918.40. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2003. 100% Other Funds.

#56 Authorized to award an amended Drinking Water State Aid Grant in the amount of $205,744.37 to Littleton Water & Light Department for a water system improvement project. Effective upon G&C approval. (2)Further Authorized to award a Drinking Water State Aid Grant in the amount of $128,677.25 to the Town of Epping for a water system improvement project. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#57 Authorized loan agreement with the City of Manchester in the amount of $3,736,405. Effective upon G&C approval.

#58 Authorized loan agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, for design and construction of the City's sewer separation program, in the amount of $980,000. Effective upon G&C approval.

#59 Authorized loan agreement with the Town of Swanzey, NH, for design and construction of the Northeast Sewer Project in North Swanzey, in the amount of $2,500,000. Effective upon G&C approval.

#60 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the City of Lebanon, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#61 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Jackson Water Precinct, Jackson, NH, to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#62 Authorized loan agreement with the Town of Hill, NH, for the purpose of financing the development of an additional ground water well and associated piping, in the amount of $200,000. Effective upon G&C approval.

#63 Authorized Department of Transportation's request to extend riprap along the shoulder or Rte. 1A to prevent large debris from crossing the roadway on property located in Rye.

#64 Authorized Circle Program's request to excavate, construct a perched beach accessing the water with wooden stairs over the bank, install a seasonal dock adjacent to an existing seasonal dock, fill to construct driveway access, fill to replace a culvert, in-kind, and fill to install culverts in intermittent streams for access on property located at Spectacle Pond in Groton.

#65 Authorized Wentworth Estates Association's request to permanently remove an existing seasonal pier connected to an existing seasonal pier in a "T" shape and replace with a seasonal pier attached to a seasonal pier in a "T" shape adjacent to an existing seasonal pier on frontage on property located at Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro.

#66 NOT USED

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
#67 Authorized to accept and place on file the 2002-2003 Biennial Report.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Developmental Disabilities Council
#68 Authorized to accept and expend $321,732.67 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated September 17, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#69 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the NH Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, dba The Parent Information Center, Concord, NH, to update the Directory & Guidebook "Maneuvering the Maze", in the amount of $5,000. Effective retroactive to September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#70 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Granite State Independent Living Foundation, Concord, NH, to improve accessibility to public and private building with a special focus on municipal buildings and voting sites, in the amount of $25,000. Effective retroactive to September 1, 2003 through August 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

Office of Finance
#71 Authorized to enter into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,284. 40% Federal, 60% General.

Office of the Commissioner
#72 Authorized to retroactively amend an existing sole source agreement with EP&P Consulting Inc., Washington, DC, (previously approved by G&C on 4-5-05, item #46, amended on 5-7-03, item #86), for health insurance and Medicaid program technical assistance, by extending the termination date to June 30, 2005 from June 30, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval.

#73 Authorized to amend its existing contract with Southern NH Services, Incorporated, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-24-01, item #83), by extending the termination date from September 30, 2003 to September 30, 2004 and by increasing the price limitation by $82,429 from $164,858 to $247,287. Effective upon G&C approval. 42% Federal, 58% General.

#74 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with MAXIMUS, Inc., Reston, VA, for the purpose of conducting an independent financial performance audit of the NH Medicaid Program to identify areas where available federal funding sources and cost avoidance measures have not been optimized to control costs and increase revenues enhancement/cost avoidance initiatives to remedy deficiencies found, develop and make operable the revenue recovery/cost avoidance initiatives identified, and execute an effective turnover of Contractor responsibilities upon completion of the agreement to enable the State to maintain increased funding and improved financial performance resulting from the initiative implementation, in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000. This agreement shall be a 15% contingency agreement based upon actual increases in gross program revenues, gross program costs avoided or costs recouped by the Department. Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2004. 100% General.

Office of Health Planning & Medicaid
#75 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting- no, to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for Health Policy and Practice, in the amount of $700,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#76 Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Amir M. Khazei, MD, Bedford, NH, to function as a Medical Consultant for the Prior Authorization Unit, for an amount not to exceed $13,316. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#77 Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with William C. Torrey, MD, Etna, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for the Disability Determination Unit, for an amount not to exceed $32,009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#78 Authorized to enter into a retroactive agreement with Douglas L. Noordsy, MD, Canaan, NH, to function as a Medical Disability Determination Reviewer for the Disability Determination Unit, for an amount not to exceed $32,009. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General.

Office of Information Systems
#79 Authorized Division of Family Assistance to amend its contract with Deloitte Consulting LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, (previously approved by G&C on 6-22-99, item #156A, amended on 11-10-99, item #85, amended on 4-26-00, item #80, amended on 12-19-01, item #92, amended on 6-26-02, item #138, amended on 5-7-03, item # 97), by increasing the contract amount by $1,173,379 from $36,666,666 to $37,840,045 to cover enhancements of the New HEIGHTS system. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. Capital Project, 50% Federal.

Office of Community & Public Health
#80 Authorized to pay the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Washington, DC, $9,400 annual membership dues. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 73% Federal, 27% General.

#81 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting- no, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to retroactively amend an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 4-2-03, item #62), to provide an evaluation of two TANF/Family Planning Teen Pregnancy Prevention Projects, by increasing the price limitation by $164,203 from $83,818 to $248,021 and extend the completion date of the contract to June 30, 2004. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#82 Authorized Division of Family and Community Health to enter into a retroactive agreement with the Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH, to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus counseling and testing; Sexually Transmitted Disease management services and HIV prevention, risk reduction and education services totaling $761,456. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General.

#83 Authorized STD/HIV Prevention Bureau to enter into an agreement with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic of Lebanon, NH, to provide Human Immunodeficiency Virus prevention services, totaling $235,876. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2005. 100% Federal.

#84 NOT USED

#85 NOT USED

#86 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with VNA at HCS Inc., Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #82, amended on 6-26-02, item #171), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#87 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and NH, Inc., White River Junction, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #72, amended on 9-4-02, item #95A), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#88 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Families First of the Greater Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #73, amended on 6-26-02, item #174), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#89 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Visiting Nurse Association of Franklin, Franklin, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #100), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $50,000 to $81,616 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#90 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Ammonoosuc Community Health Services, Inc., Littleton, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #77, amended on 6-26-02, item #168), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#91 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Child and Family Services of NH, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #80, amended on 9-25-02, item #97), by increasing the price limitation by $107,348 from $289,815 to $397,163 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#92 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Visiting Nurse Association-Hospice of Southern Carroll County and Vicinity, Inc., Wolfeboro , NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #81, amended on 6-26-02, item #169), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#93 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Dover , NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-14-02, item #129), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $66,615 to $98,231 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#94 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene , NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #79, amended on 6-26-02, item #184), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#95 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Speare Memorial Hospital, Plymouth , NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #98), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $50,000 to $81,616 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#96 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Valley Regional Healthcare, Inc., Claremont, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #75, amended on 6-26-02, item #166), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#97 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Weeks Medical Center, Inc., Lancaster , NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #97), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $50,000 to $81,616 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#98 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with HUB (Health Universal Beginnings) Family Support Center, Dover , NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #78, amended on 6-26-02, item #173), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#99 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Family Resource Center at Gorham, Gorham , NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #71, amended on 6-26-02, item #172), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

#100 Authorized Bureau of Maternal and Child Health to amend an existing retroactive agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 5-23-01, item #76, amended on 6-26-02, item #170), by increasing the price limitation by $31,616 from $128,165 to $159,781 to provide home visiting services. 100% Federal.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services
#101 Authorized with Councilor Wheeler voting- no, to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Judicial Branch, for continuing to support the enhanced substance abuse services to adolescents and their families identified through the Concord, Laconia, Nashua and Plymouth District Court sites, in the amount of $200,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
#102 Authorized to enter into a retroactive contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services, in an amount not to exceed $251,893. Effective October 1, 2003 to September 30, 2004. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. 90% Federal Funds, 10% General Funds.

#103 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with The University of NH, Durham, NH, to continue providing research and evaluation of the Community, Higher Education & Student Partnership grant, in an amount not to exceed $43,997. Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.
#104 Authorized to enter into a contract with Kathleen J. Mackin, Rye, NH, sole proprietor, for the purpose of preparing a study of Teacher Retention in NH and preparing the Title II report for program year 2001-2002 , in the amount of $15,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#105 Authorized to grant funds with the Carol D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Strafford County Department of Corrections, to assist in the operations of their approved vocational education programs, in the amount of $19,449 and Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#106 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $48,733 from the Academy for Educational Development to participate in a pilot project assessing the feasibility of using different definitions and strategies to collect student outcome. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#107 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting- no and Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $499,218 from the US Department of Education to provide expanded learning opportunities for mathematics and science teachers. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#108 Authorized to pay the FY 2004 participation fee for the Arts Education Assessment Consortium to the Council of Chief State School Officers, in the amount of $15,000. 100% Federal Funds.

#109 WITHDRAWN - The Governor Withdrew the request to exercise its renewal option with Measured Progress, Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-00, item #140, and 8-14-02, item #209), to administer the statewide educational assessment at grade 3, 6 and 10 in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies, in an amount not to exceed $2,910,854. (2)Further Authorized to reduce from 25% to 7.5% the percentage of the total contract price to be withheld until the satisfactory completion of all services, including acceptance of all reports and the receipt of the detailed listing of expenses incurred for the contract period. 78% General, 22% Federal Funds.

#110 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting- no and Councilor Wheeler voting - no, to exercise its renewal option and grant funds to Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc., Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-5-03, item #123), to provide academic content courses needed by middle and high school teachers for certification, for an amount not to exceed $199,260. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

#111 Authorized to amend the existing grants with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, and the Alliance for Community Supports, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #103), to provide services surrounding the training and service to those who are supporting educationally disabled students who are at risk of school dropout. No Cost, 100% Federal Funds.

#112 Authorized to amend a contract with Learning Innovations at WestEd, Stoneham, MA, (previously approved by G&C on 3-19-03, item #122), to provide services surrounding the Quality Improvement Linking Together project. Effective retroactive to September 30, 2003 to September 30, 2004. No Cost. 100% Federal Funds.

#113 Authorized to amend a contract with Measured Progress, Inc., Dover, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 8-9-00, item #40, renewed on 8-14-02, item #209), to provide technical assistance in the development of grade level expectations for grades 3-8 in alignment with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 by increasing the contract price from $2,966,232 by $163,328 to an amount not to exceed $3,129,560. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#114 Authorized to amend a retroactive grant to North Country Education Foundation, (previously approved by G&C on 9-25-02, item #121), to provide academic support through individual or small group instruction, child and family advocacy, and instructional materials and resources to the targeted migrant education population by extending the ending date from September 30, 2003 to March 31, 2004 and to increase the amount by $18,411.30 from $116,000 with a new total of $134,411.30. 100% Federal Funds.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
#115 Authorized to conduct an organized meeting entitled, "Biotechnology Coordinators Meeting for the Northeast Region of Bio-Link" for the Northeast Region Biotechnology Coordinators at the Pease International Tradeport Center, Portsmouth, NH, at a cost not to exceed $13,727.36. (2)Further Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to enter into a contract with The Piscataqua Café, Inc., to provide meals and lodging for workshop participants, in the amount of $1,840. (3)Further Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to enter into a contract with The Hampton Inn for meals and lodging of eight individuals, in the amount of $4,776. (4)Further Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to pay participants airfare in an amount not to exceed $2,335, trainers in the amount of $3,750, stipends in the amount of $756.36 and the Redhook Restaurant for meals not to exceed $270. Effective retroactive to August 4, 2003 through August 8, 2003. 100% Federal Funds.

#116 Authorized to exercise a contract renewal option with Marshall Technical Services, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the purpose of providing typewriter maintenance and emergency repair, in the amount of $3,274. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 45% General, 55% Other Funds.

#116A Authorized Manchester/Stratham to accept and expend federal funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, for renovation and facilities expansion for the Emerging Technology Center at the Pease International Tradeport, in the amount of $625,905. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL
#117 Authorized to accept and expend grand funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency in the amount of $11,718 entitled "PS&T Rollover Convincer Demonstrations". (2)Further Authorized to adjust the allocation to reconcile the end of the State and Federal Fiscal years as needed. Effective upon G&C approval to September 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
#118 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to extend an existing grant titled "Intelligent Transportation System" Partnership agreement from G&C approval through September 30, 2004, (previously approved by G&C on 1-15-03, item #116).

#119 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the Town of Hampton in the amount of $8,614.55 for costs associated with the execution of a weapons of mass destruction full scale exercise on May 21, 2003. 100% Federal.

#120 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Manchester, for activities associated with the development and implementation of emergency plans under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, in the amount of $12,700. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003. 100% Federal.

#121 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a $131,846 Federal Grant from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration titled "Commercial Drivers License." Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#122 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop titled "Mitigation for Emergency Managers" on October 14, 15, and 16, 2003 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Concord, NH, for an amount not to exceed $10,381.51. (2)Further Authorized a contract with Capital Hotel Company I, LLC dba Courtyard by Marriott, Concord, NH, the low bidder, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $10,381.51. Effective upon G&C approval through October 16, 2003. 100% Federal.

#123 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a two-year $30,000 contract with Concord Aviation Services of Concord, NH, to provide scheduled maintenance and inspections of the Cessna Aircraft. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#124 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant from the Department of Justice titled "State Domestic Preparedness Equipment Program" in the amount of $62,692. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#125 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant from the US Department of Justice, titled "No Suspect Casework DNA Backlog Reduction Program FY 2003" in the amount of $197,376. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#126 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend a grant entitled "Risk-Based Commercial Vehicle Crash Reporting System" in the amount of $98,168.34. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. 100% Federal.

#127 Authorized Division of Fire Safety & Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a contract with Wright Communications, Incorporated in the amount of $37,420, for radio maintenance and installations through June 30, 2004, and for communications equipment rental space on Plausawa Hill from January 1, 2004 through December 31, 2004. 100% Federal.

#128 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop for "Community Emergency Response Team Train-The-Trainer" on October 20, 21, and 22, 2003 at the Holiday Inn, Nashua, NH, for an amount not to exceed $18,443.76. (2)Further Authorized a contract with North-South, Ltd. dba Holiday Inn, Nashua, NH, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $18,443.76. Effective upon G&C approval through October 22, 2003. 100% Federal.

#129 Authorized Division of Fire Safety and Emergency Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to grant $189,962 to Volunteer NH! For carrying out eh requirements of the memorandum of understanding completed on March 13, 2003 between Volunteer NH! And the NH Department of Safety. Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2004. 100% Federal.

#130 Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a $5,424 two-year agreement with Waste Management, Inc., Hampton, NH, to pick-up the trash at the locations as detailed in letter dated September 4, 2003. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

#131 Authorized Division of Administration to enter into a contract with Dusk til Dawn Cleaning service of Nottingham, NH, for cleaning the Troop A Barracks and Motor Vehicle Substation in Epping, NH, for a total contract of $27,997.92. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. 100% Highway.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
#132 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Department of Administrative Services for change orders incurred during the utilization of the statewide contract with New England Interactive, which provides electronic licensing development services for state agencies, in an amount not to exceed $14,825. Highway Funds.

#133 Authorized the State Aid Construction Program for Class I, II and III Highways using a cost share of 2 parts State - 1 part municipal funds for State Fiscal Year 2004.

#134 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right-of-Way's Contemplated Award List for the period August 27, 2003 through September 16, 2003.

#135 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with Jalbert Leasing, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for capital funds in an amount not to exceed $30,880 in Federal Transit Administration funds for the purpose of assisting with capital improvements on two, state owned intercity coaches. Federal Funds.

#136 Authorized Bureau of Human Resources to enter into an agreement with Louis Berger Group, Inc.,, Manchester, NH, to provide technical services to support EEO/affirmative action goals in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, on the basis of a low bid for a total fee of $94,512.72. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004, an extension not to exceed one year may be granted to this project. Federal Funds.

#137 Authorized Construction Bureau to increase the contract with Winterset, Inc., Lyndonville, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 3-19-03, item #151), by $298,000 from $2,858,385.28 to $3,156,385.28, for cutting back three areas of unstable ledge, stabilizing the Connecticut River Bank and rehabilitating the pavement. Federal Funds.

#138 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to modify the Department's agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Incorporated, Bedford, NH and Watertown, MA, for preliminary design of reconstruction and widening of 18-mile section of I-93 from NH/MA line in Town of Salem, to I-93/I-293 junction in City of Manchester, by increasing the total amount by $1,182,902 from $3,961,515 to $5,144,417. Federal Funds.

#139 Authorized Construction Bureau to increase contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc., Conway, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-19-03, item #153), by $101,000 from $3,767,370 to $3,868,370, for pavement rehabilitation and safety work along NH Route 28. Federal Funds.

#140 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into a sole source agreement with Maine Technical Source, Yarmouth, ME, for maintenance and repairs to total station survey equipment, in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Highway Funds.

#141 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $30,000 from the Special Railroad abandoned railroad corridors now being used for recreational purposes under the management of the Department of Resources and Economic Development, Bureau of Trails, as specified in letter dated September 17, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#142 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., for replacement of the US Route 4 bridge over the Mascoma River, and includes roadway approach reconstruction of Route 4, and also involves the removal of an overflow structure (bridge) to the east of the River bridge, replacing it with three cross pipes providing an equivalent hydraulic opening, totaling $2,184,183.15. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005. Federal Funds.

#143 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with Reed & Reed Inc., Woolwich, ME, for removal of the existing bypassed US 302 bridge over NH Railroad, consisting of 12 spans and is approximately 650 feet long, totaling $268,425. Effective upon G&C approval through May 21, 2004. Federal Funds.

#144 Authorized Bureau of Construction contract with CCS Constructors, LLC, Morrisville, VT, for bridge rehabilitation and safety work on bridge number 148/050, Honeymoon Timber Covered Bridge carrying NH Route 16A over Ellis River, with extensive superstructure repairs and replacement of main load-carrying members, totaling $833,000. Effective upon G&C approval through August 6, 2004. Federal Funds.

#145 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Park Lane Construction and Development Corporation, Clyde, NY, for constructing a Salt Storage Building, Bow, NH, in the amount of $277,443. Capital Funds.

#146 Authorized Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with F.A. Gray, Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for painting and Caulking Exterior Windows, State House, Concord, NH, in the amount of $60,895. Capital Funds.

#147 TUITION REQUESTS

A. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,122.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marjorie Yin, Industrial Hygiene Engineer I, in the course entitled "Public Health Policy".

B. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $642.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Bridgette Dukette, Family Service Specialist I, in the course entitled "Science of Society II".

C. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,284.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Curtis, Accountant II, in the courses entitled "Principles of Economics II" and "Business Law I".

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,218.25.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie King, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled "Public Health Finance and Budget".

E. NH HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $936.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heather McAllister, Recreational Therapist II, in the course entitled "Financial Management for Healthcare".

F. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Portsmouth, NH, the sum of $321.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert Spinney, Assistant Bridge Construction Supervisor, in the course entitled "Organizational Behavior".

#148 TRAVEL REQUESTS

A. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission for (1) employee, Dianne Donovan, Program Specialist III, or designee, to travel to San Francisco, CA on November 15 - 20, 2003, to attend the American Public Health Associations 131st Annual Meeting. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $1,659.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Dianne Donovan. Total Cost: $2,494.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $500.00.

B. SAFETY, Division of State Police - Request permission for (1) employee, Karen Lamb, UCR Supervisor, or designee, to travel to Nashville, TN on October 18 - 23, 2003, to attend the National ASUCRP Conference. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $620.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Karen Lamb. Total Cost: $1,070.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $250.00.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
A. Authorized to enter into a contract with University of NH, Durham, NH, to provide research and evaluation for the NH Partnerships in Character Education Program, in the amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. 100% Federal Funds.

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
B. Authorized to extend and amend a retroactive contract with Burger, Carroll & Associates, Inc., Santa Fe, NM, (previously approved by G&C on 9-20-00, item #76, amended on 5-15-02, item #115), to procure project management and quality assurance services, by increasing the amount by $1,510,698.50 from $1,252,580 to $2,763,278.50 to cover oversight of the implementation of the New England PARTNERS system. 100% Federal.

NH COMMUINITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM C. Requesting the confirmation of Katherine Eneguess as the Interim President of the NH Community Technical College at Berlin/Laconia, beginning upon confirmation, at salary level HH, step maximum, $84,232.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION D. Authorized to approve a resolution set forth by the Department of Transportation relative to the toll collection at the Blue Star portion of the New Hampshire Turnpike System serviced by Hampton Mainline Toll Plaza.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM TABLE

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wiezcorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to remove item #5 - which was tabled at the September 17, 2003 meeting.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING and ENERGY PROGRAMS
#5 DENIED - The Governor and Councilor on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to Deny the request to enter into an agreement with the Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, under the provisions of the Coastal Zone Management Program, to accomplish salt marsh bird surveys, in the amount of $28,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2004. Federal Funds.

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting - no, voted to remove item #120 - which was tabled at the September 17, 2003 meeting.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
#120 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Griffin voting - no, and Councilor Wheeler voting - no, voted to approve the request to enter into a contract with The Greater Manchester Family YMCA, Manchester, NH, to provide suspended and expelled students with community service activities to occupy their time away from school and to provide mentoring, tutoring and support to these students, in an amount not to exceed $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004. (2)Further Authorized to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with NH Code of Administrative Rules. 100% Federal Funds.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at the Derry Municipal Center, Derry, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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