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October 21, 2005
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
October 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 Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, accepted the minutes of October 5, 2005.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the October 5, 2005 meeting.

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

The Following state representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:

Christopher C. Coates, d, Keene (30 Gilsum Street) 03431.

The Governor and Executive Council issued a precept calling for a special election to fill the vacancy for state representative in Grafton County District 6. (Campton, Ellsworth, Orford, Rumney, Wentworth)

The filing period will be from October 24-31, 2005

The primary election will be held on December 6, 2005

The Special election will be held on January 10, 2006

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Council accepted the following with regret:

Poet Laureate
Cynthia Huntington, Post Mills, VT
Effective: Upon Acceptance

Regional Community-Technical College Board of Trustees
William M. Grimm, Franklin
Effective: Upon Confirmation

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

Board of Accountancy
(Public Accountant)
Owen H. Walton, Jr., Londonderry
Effective: October 21, 2005
Succeeding: Leon Owen, Concord (resigned)
Term: December 2, 2008

Air Resources Council
(Manufacturing)
Steven Walker, Peterborough
Effective: October 21, 2005
Succeeding: Muriel Lajoie, Concord (resigned)
Term: November 1, 2006

Advisory Panel on Cancer and Chronic Diseases
(Grafton County)
Judith E. Rocchio, Hanover
Effective: October 21, 2005
Succeeding: Joseph O’Donnell, Hanover
Term: September 4, 2009

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council
(Public Member)
Kelly A. Clark, Webster
Effective: October 21, 2005
Succeeding: Scott Andersen, Center Harbor
Term: September 17, 2008

Dropout Prevention and Dropout Recovery Oversight Council
George A. Cushing, Milton
Effective: October 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: October 8, 2007

Department of Education: Deputy Commissioner
Mary Heath, Manchester
Effective: October 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: October 21, 2009
Salary: II, Step 4 $86,368

Lakes Management Advisory Board
(Member of Fish & Game Commission)
Mitch Kalter, Durham
Effective: October 21, 2005
Succeeding: Sharon Guaraldi, Lebanon (resigned)
Term: August 22, 2006

NH Land and Community Heritage Authority
(Business)
Craig Welch, Durham
Effective: October 21, 2005
Succeeding: Jameson French, Portsmouth
Term: September 6, 2009

Marital Mediator Certification Board
(Public Member)
Donald F. Dickey, West Lebanon
Effective: October 21, 2005
Succeeding: C. Scott Moffett, Glen (resigned)
Term: April 10, 2006

Board of Mental Health Practice
Joan S. Haley, New Boston
Effective: October 31, 2005
Reappointment Term: October 31, 2008

NH Real Estate Commission
(Public Member)
Pauline Ikawa, Manchester
Effective: October 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: September 15, 2010

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board
(Represents interests of persons of low income)
Lawrence M. Kelly, Berlin
Effective: October 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: October 14, 2008

Residential Ratepayers Advisory Board
(Represents interests of residents of low income housing)
Otis Perry, Dover
Effective: October 21, 2005
Reappointment Term: October 14, 2008

Department of Revenue Administration: Assistant Commissioner
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration
Margaret L. Fulton, Bedford
Effective: October 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: January 1, 2006
Salary: HH, Step 4, $81,622

Department of Revenue Administration: Assistant Commissioner
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue Administration
Margaret L. Fulton, Bedford
Effective: January 2, 2006
Salary: HH, Step 4, $81,622
Term: January 1, 2010

Commission to Study State Park System
(Cultural Resources)
John W. Merkle, Exeter
Effective: October 21, 2005
Vacancy Term: November 30, 2006

Transportation Appeals Board
(Alternate/Professional Engineer)
Todd D. Connors, Manchester
Effective: October 21, 2005
Vacancy
Term: June 23, 2008

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

State Committee on Aging
(Sullivan County)
Sean Lyon, i, Springfield
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Irene Gavin, Charlestown
Term: June 24, 2007

Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission
(Drug Abuse Treatment)
Joseph Diament, Newfields
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: David Charlesworth, Bedford
Term: September 20, 2008

Alcohol and Drug Prevention, Intervention and Treatment Commission
(Drug Abuse Prevention)
Alan Robichaud, Belmont
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: William Butynski, Hinsdale
Term: September 20, 2008

Fire Standards and Training Commission
Nominated by the NH Association of Fire Cheifs
Michael Williams, Hooksett
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Ronald P. O’Keefe, Lee (no longer a full-time fire chief)
Term: November 12, 2006

Fire Standards and Training Commission
Nominated by the Fire Instructors and Officers Association of NH
Stephen M. Carrier, Gilford
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: February 15, 2008

Nash Stream Forest Citizens Committee
(Environmental Organization)
Wendell M. Lees, Kearsarge
Effective: Upon Confirmation Vacancy
Term: 3 yrs from confirmation

State Radiation Advisory Committee
(Life Science)
Richard A. Fralick, Ph. D., Durham
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: October 14, 2009

State Radiation Advisory Committee
(Physical Science)
James P. Tarzia, East Hampstead
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: October 14, 2009

Real Estate Appraisers Board
(Real Estate Appraiser)
Steven H. Berg, Portsmouth
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: August 12, 2008

Real Estate Appraisers Board
(Public Member)
Sally Sullivan, Concord
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: September 16, 2008

Rivers Management Advisory Committee
(Representative of Fish & Game Commission)
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Walter A. Morse, Hillsboro
Term: September 28, 2006
Succeeding: James J. Jones, Northfield (no longer a member of the Fish & Game Commission)

Waste Management Council
(Professor of Environmental Science in Sanitary Engineering)
Nancy E. Kinner, Ph.D., Lee
Effective: November 10, 2005
Reappointment Term: November 10, 2009

Waste Management Council
(Municipal Public Works Field)
Carl L. Quiram, PE., Goffstown
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: November 10, 2009

State Commission on the Status of Women
Laurie L. Chandler, East Kingston
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: October 20, 2008

State Commission on the Status of Women
Valerie Cunningham, Portsmouth
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Phyllis K. Abel, Portsmouth (reached term limit)
Term: October 20, 2008

State Commission on the Status of Women
Sylvia E. Gale, Nashua
Effective: Upon Confirmation
Succeeding: Mary Gillette, Nashua
Term: October 20, 2008

State Commission on the Status of Women
Lillye Ramos-Spooner, Concord
Effective: Upon Confirmation Reappointment Term: October 20, 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 a loan to Monadnock Economic Development Corporation for the benefit of Vision Financial Corporation 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 21, 2005
NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL NORTH, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:24 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the purchase by the Business Finance Authority of a loan to be 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 proposed loan. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Jack Dugan, Executive Director 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 Pignatelli introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN PURCHASE UNDER RSA 162-A:7 WITH RESPECT TO A CERTAIN LOAN TO MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek. 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 MONADNOCK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

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 Monadnock Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $125,000 to provide financing to assist the Borrower in obtaining $500,000 in funding from the Rural Development Intermediary Re-lending Program to be used to lend to area businesses.(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 October 21, 2005.

#2 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, 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 to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Merrimack County Savings Bank to Wickwood Shores, LLC in Concord, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I: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 21, 2005
NASHUA HIGH SCHOOL NORTH, NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 11:27 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Merrimack County Savings Bank to Wickwood Shores, L.L.C.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 loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Michael B. Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who 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 Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM MERRIMACK COUNTY SAVINGS BANK TO WICKWOOD SHORES, L.L.C." 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 STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13
WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM
MERRIMACK COUNTY SAVINGS BANK TO WICKWOOD SHORES, L.L.C.

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 award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to sixty percent (60%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $1,000,000 from Merrimack County Savings Bank to Wickwood Shores, L.L.C. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed sixty percent (60%) of the proposed financing;

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 award the recommended guarantee 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 award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; 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 award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

(ii) Reasonable and appropriate measures have been taken to minimize the risk of loss to the Authority and insure that any private benefit from the award of the guarantee will be only incidental to the public purpose served thereby.

(b) General Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will serve a public use and provide a public benefit.

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

(iii) The award of the guarantee 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 award of the guarantee 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 Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the award of the guarantee as may be required and authorize the Authority to take such further action with respect to such proposed execution as is necessary and appropriate to carry out the proposed transaction.

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

Passed and agreed to October 21, 2005.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

#3 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request under the Community Development Block Grant Program to amend an agreement with the Towns of Conway, Madison, and Albany, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 10-20-04), for the purpose of constructing a technology and training center in Conway, to be known as the Mount Washington Valley Technology Village, by increasing the price limitation by $430,000 for a new total of $860,000. 100% Federal Funds.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#4 Authorized Michael A. Jacques, East Kingston, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

#5 Authorized Andrew A. Bevington, Fairfax, VA, be confirmed to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.

#6 Authorized to enter into a contract with Pinnacle Mapping Technologies, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, to perform Topographic Contour Mapping 2005 of twelve NH Army National Guard facilities, for $12,720. Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#7 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to reclassify position #14493, Tax Auditor II, Labor Grade 19, step one ($29,737.50), to Supervisor II, Labor Grade 21, step one, ($32,370) in the Administration Division.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#8 Authorized to accept and place on file a list of agency transfers Authorized for Fiscal Year 2006 during the month of September.

#9 Authorized to waive $21,552.88 of a recoverable lien of $26,552.88 to Leamon Hirtle in accordance with the consented to petition as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2004.

#10 Authorized to enter into a low bid contract with Granite Bay Development Inc., d/b/a Goguen Construction Company of Brookline, NH, for Londonderry Bus Facility, I-93 Exit 4, Londonderry, NH for the lump sum price of $1,385,000. (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 $40,000.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#11 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $5,424.18 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#12 Authorized Division of Historical Resources, to accept and expend funds totaling $12,000, of which $7,740.98 are carried forward from FY05. The balance of $4,259.02 is anticipated to be earned through donations to the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program received during State Fiscal Year 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#13 Authorized Division of Arts to award Art Links Grants totaling $7,500 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated October 5, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#14 Authorized Division of Arts to award Individual Artist Fellowship Awards in the amount of $30,000 as detailed in letter dated September 29, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#15 Authorized to appoint Dianne H. Martin as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary level of $47,290.10. Ms. Martin will be occupying a position with a five year term that expires August 31, 2009.

#16 Authorized to reappoint Jeffrey S. Cahill, as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective retroactive to September 30, 2005 through September 30, 2010.

#17 Authorized to reappoint Ann M. Rice as an Assistant Attorney General for a five year term effective retroactive to September 30, 2005 through September 30, 2010.

#18 Authorized to reappoint Philip B. Bradley as an Assistant Attorney General for a term effective retroactive to September 20, 2005 through September 20, 2010.

#19 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $25,543.58 from the Office of the US Attorney for the District of NH, to be utilized to support a drug enforcement officer position with the NH Drug Task Force. Effective retroactive to July 15, 2005, through January 15, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#20 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $49,836 from the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance to be utilized to initiate a planning process in support of the development of a prescription drug monitoring program in NH. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

NH COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

#21 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to accept and place on file the 2004-2005 Biennial Report.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#22 Authorized to accept a gift on behalf of the State from the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators in an amount not to exceed $1,000 for travel expenses for Marcia Thunberg, Hearings Examiner, to travel to Colorado Springs, CO, on October 30, 2005 through November 2, 2005 to attend The 3rd National Drinking Water Symposium and National Association of Water Companies annual conference.

#23 Authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period ending June 30, 2005.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized to enter into a contract with Durell Paving Inc., Dover, NH, to repair four catch basins at Liquor Store #76, I-95 North, Hampton, for $6,000. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#25 Authorized to amend a contract with Thermal Stor Refrigeration Inc., Hooksett, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 2-19-03, item #47, amended on 4-7-04, item #29, amended on 1-26-05, item #20), for additional requirements to the existing contract, by increasing the amount from #117,937.50 to $223,247.50, and increase of $105,310, and by extending the date through December 31, 2007. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

#26 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to reclassify position #41466, Corrections Counselor/Case Manager, A130, LG 20 to Clinical Mental Health Counselor, A000, LG 21. Effective upon G&C approval.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#27 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept donations in the amount of $600 the memory of Albert Cuccinello. The donation will be deposited into the State Park Fund. 100% Other Funds.

#28 Authorized Design, Development, and Maintenance to contract with Webber Masonry & Tile, North Stoddard, NH, for the stone and masonry repairs at the Daniel Webster Homestead, on the basis of a low bid of $12,104.52. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005.

#29 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a gift of 19.38 acres of undeveloped forestland from James Palmer, Carol Palmer and Paul Crimmins, to be annexed to Scribner-Fellows State Forest, in New Hampton, NH.

#30 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend federal funds from Nursery and Tree Improvements in the amount of $5,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

#31 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek authorized the request to enter into a sole source contract with Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH, for the purpose of conducting fall school programs with the vessel at the Sandy Point Discovery Center, in the amount of $10,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2005. (2)Further Authorized to make an advanced payment of $5,000. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#32 Authorized to reclassify position #42218, Air Pollution Technician II, Labor Grade 17, to an Environmentalist II, Labor Grade 19. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

#33 Authorized to accept and expend $15,766 in federal flow through funds from the Department of Safety for the purpose of purchasing equipment and materials for responding to terrorist incidents. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#34 Authorized to enter into contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated September 23, 2005, in an aggregate amount not to exceed $400,000, for hazardous materials/waste spill response and remediation. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#35 Authorized to amend a sole source contract with Camp, Dresser & McKee, Inc., Manchester, NH, for professional engineering services associated with upgrading sludge processing facilities by $704,500 from $503,841 to $1,208,341, and by extending the completion date from October 31, 2005 to April 30, 2009. 100% Other Funds.

#36 Authorized to award Household Hazardous Waste grants to the Town of Londonderry, totaling $8,500 for the purpose of conducting household hazardous waste collection projects. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#37 Authorized to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Town of Hooksett, NH to complete a project to protect drinking water from contamination, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#38 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Eaton, NH, to fund the preparation of a community shared septic system feasibility study, in the amount of $15,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#39 Authorized to approve and Original Loan Agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, NH, to finance water system improvements in the amount of $850,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Other Funds.

#40 Authorized Susan Thoresen Revocable Trust’s request to add to an existing L-shaped breakwater with a gap at the shoreline and a cantilevered dock to a cantilevered dock on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#41 Authorized Ross Realty Trust’s request to remove sand from existing beach and place new sand over beach to replenish and to construct a seasonal docking facility adjacent to the beach on property located at Rand Pond in Goshen.

#42 Authorized Kevin Kelly’s request to remove three navigational hazard rocks and dredge out to maintain safe access to the existing dug-in boat house on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized to make a single payment of $10,000 to the NH Dental Society of Concord, NH, to provide comprehensive support and treatment services for oral health care for elderly and adult disabled persons. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Office of Business Operations

#44 Authorized to amend an existing agreement with Northeast Record Retention LLC, Hooksett, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-6-02, item #63), by increasing the total amount by $113,917.09 from $96,624.35 to $210,541.44. 42% Federal, 58% General Funds.

Division of Public Health Services

#45 Authorized Alcohol & Drug Treatment Section to enter Ann Marie Young, Substance Abuse Counselor, into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Springfield College, Manchester, NH, to attend the courses entitled Multicultural Organizations, Child & Family: The Larger Context, and Community Projects Phase III from September 23, 2005 through December 17, 2005 and to pay said costs in the amount of $2,086.

#46 Authorized to enter Lori Johnson, Secretary II Immunization Program into a retroactive Educational Tuition Agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to attend the course entitled The Writing Process from September 10, 2005 through December 3, 2005 and to pay said costs in the amount of $768.

#47 Authorized with Councilor Pignatelli voting no, to amend an existing agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA (previously approved by G&C on 1-19-00, item #53, amended on 9-4-02, item #96, amended on 10-20-04, item #68), by increasing the price by $188,501 from $690,659.20 to $879,160.20, and by extending the completion date retroactively to June 24, 2005. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

#48 Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention, to enter into an agreement with School Administrative Unit #7, Colebrook, NH to provide substance abuse prevention services in an amount not to exceed $40,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#49 Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention, to enter into an agreement with the City of Keene Youth Services Department, Keene, NH to provide substance abuse prevention services in an amount not to exceed $52,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 63% General, 37% Federal Funds.

#50 Authorized Public Health Laboratories, Radiochemistry Laboratory, to enter into a sole source agreement with Canberra Industries Inc, Meriden, CT, to provide repair, maintenance and support of the Canberra radiochemistry analyzer system, totaling $37,365. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

#51 Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Community Public Health Development Section to amend an agreement with the City of Nashua, Division of Public Health and Community Services, Nashua, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 11-13-02, item #120, amended on 11-19-03, item #84, amended on 9-21-05, item #130), to provide additional emergency planning and response services, by increasing the price by $150,000 from $1,726,666 to $1,876,666, and by extending completion date to August 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#52 Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Rural Health and Primary Care Section to enter into an agreement with Melissa Thomas, PA, Malden, MA, to provide services through the State Loan Repayment Program totaling $20,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

Division of Family Assistance

#53 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University System of NH, Durham, NH, to provide nutrition education programs in the amount of $745,887. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

#54 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Children’s Trust Fund, Concord, NH, for the provision of evaluation and technical assistance services for an amount not to exceed $96,339. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#55 Authorized Division for Children, Youth and Families to retroactively enter into an agreement with Davis and Towle Group, Penacook, NH, to purchase general liability insurance for foster parents with a maximum price limitation of $213,207. Effective October 11, 2005 through October 10, 2008. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

#56 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Michael Kalinowski, Newmarket, NH, to conduct a Child Care Market Rate Survey, for an amount not to exceed $74,845. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to make a payment of up to 25% of the contract at the beginning of the contract period, with subsequent payments to be made on a cost reimbursement basis. The prepayment may be necessary to cover the start-up costs of the survey. 100% Federal Funds.

NH BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

#57 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and with Councilor Griffin voting no, authorized the request to enter into an agreement with LeaAnne Haney, RDH, Bow, NH, for investigative services to the Dental Board, in the amount of $5,000 per year. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION

#58 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to budget and expend $10,000 in funds not otherwise appropriated to provide funding for the procurement of investigative services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

NH VETERANS HOME

#59 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to reclassify position #42635, Dietary Assistant, labor grade 11, to a Stock Clerk III, labor grade 11.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

Office of Homeless, Housing and Transportation Services

#60 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Veteran Hospice Homestead Inc., Fitchburg, MA, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $20,000. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services

#61 Authorized to reclassify position #16207 from Program Specialist III, salary grade 23, to Adult Protective Social Worker II, salary grade 21.

New Hampshire Hospital

#62 Authorized to compensate Joy Street, a Nurse Specialist in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury in accordance with Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

#63 Authorized to compensate Teresa Descoteaux, a Mental Health Worker in the Patient Care Services area, for time lost while recovering from a work-related injury in accordance with Compensation for State Employees Injured in Line of Duty.

#64 Authorized to enter into an agreement with D&M Mechanical Inc., d/b/a R.A. Desmarais and Son Inc., Concord, NH, for the preventative maintenance and repair of the Hospitals refrigeration equipment in the amount of $16,067. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 28% Federal, 68% General, 4% Other Funds.

#65 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Jeffrey Geller, M.D., M.P.H., Worcester, MA, for providing consultation services to review the organizational and administrative structure of NH Hospital in the amount of $11,175. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 45% General, 19% Federal, 36% Other Funds.

Glencliff Home for Elderly

#66 Authorized to enter into a contract with St. Joseph’s Church, Woodsville, NH, to provide Catholic church services in an amount not to exceed $1,320. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#67 Authorized to pay the Standard Interoperability Framework an FY 06 assessment fee in the amount of $2,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#68 Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Strafford County Department of Corrections to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs in the amount of $14,734. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#69 Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to Strafford County Department of Corrections to assist in the operation of their approved vocational education programs in the amount of $8,708. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#70 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to amend a contract with Jobs for NH Graduates Inc., Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #138), by modifying the identified recipient communities to not include Jobs for NH Graduates at Farmington High School and to add Jobs for NH Graduates at Stevens High School, Claremont, and by decreasing the contract price from $2,392,299 to an amount not to exceed $2,314,443. 100% Other Funds.

#71 Authorized to enter a sole source contract with Dr. James Bauman, from the Center for Applied Linguistics, to conduct a two day workshop for English for Speakers of Other Languages teachers and school district administrators on November 1-2, 2005 with a follow up session on December 5, 2005 to train them on the administration of the ACCESS test which is given to English for Speakers of Other Languages students, for an amount not to exceed $4,687. 100% Federal Funds.

#72 Authorized to enter into a contract with Dr. Melissa Keenan, Lancaster, NH, to provide professional development for the NH Reading First Program in an amount not to exceed $204,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for two additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance of the terms of the contract as determined by the Reading First State Coordinator. 100% Federal Funds.

#73 Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to increase the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills of mathematics teachers through professional development activities in an amount not to exceed $224,835. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

#74 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community & School Partners, LLC, Rye, NH, for the purpose of assisting in the development of a new Educator Information System. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Other Funds.

#75 Authorized to enter into a contract with Hezel Associates, LLC, Syracuse, NY, to conduct the external evaluation of the NH Reading First Program, for an amount not to exceed $272,402. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2008. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered an approved in lieu of the 25% withholding provision. (3)Further Authorized an advance payment of $30,000 in order to begin the evaluation and data review of the Reading First Program. 100% Federal Funds.

#76 Authorized to utilize the services of the individuals as detailed in letter dated August 30, 2005, to provide technical assistance and writing services in the development and revision of the State Board of Education rules at an amount not to exceed $89,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 20007. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract withholding provision of the Code of Administrative Rules because invoices will be submitted on actual work performed under the terms of the contract. (3)Further Authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional fiscal year subject to the contractor’s acceptable performance. 69% Federal, 22% General, 9% Other Funds.

#77 Authorized to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $205,555. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#78 Authorized to increase the NH Lottery Commission prize revolving account from $500,000 to $800,000. This is to transfer money from one Lottery cash account to anther Lottery cash account in order to have adequate funds accessible to pay prizes. 100% Other Funds.

#79 Authorized to reclassify position #14388, Cashier, salary grade 9 to a Lottery Ticket Seller II, salary grade 9.

#80 Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#81 Authorized an annual salary step increase for Wesley J. Colby from GG, Step 4, Salary $74,861 to Grade GG, Step 5, Salary $78,800, effective October 22, 2005.

#82 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to reclassify a vacant Clerk III position #10530, labor grade 8, to a Data Control Clerk II, labor grade 10. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Highway Funds.

#83 Authorized to amend a Homeland Security grant received from the US Department of Homeland Security, (previously approved by G&C on 5-19-04, late item #B), by extending the end date from November 30, 2005 to May 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#84 Authorized Division of State Police to amend a grant received from the NH Department of Justice entitled “SPOTS Training”, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #74), to purchase and install an on-line testing module that will meet the Federal governments re-testing requirements for those law enforcement officials in NH accessing the SPOTS system, by extending the end date retroactively from September 30, 2005 to September 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#85 Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold the “International Emergency Management Group” conference on December 6-8, 2005 at the Sheraton Harborside Portsmouth Hotel & Conference Center at a cost of $7,871.82. 100% Homeland Security Grant.

#86 Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into an agreement with The Inn at Mills Falls, Meredith, NH, to provide meals and facility space for the 5th Annual State of NH Trauma System Conference to be held on November 30, 2005 for $3,594. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#87 Authorized Division of Safety Services to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with R.H. White Construction Company, Inc., d/b/a East Coast Utilities, Co., Pembroke, NH, to repair a leak and make code compliance modifications to a propane tank located in the facility located in Belmont, for $34,875. Effective September 26, 2005 through November 15, 2005. 100% Fee Funds.

#88 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract with Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, TX, for Night Vision Goggle training of the State Police Aviation Unit on the State Police Bell 407 helicopter, for an amount not to exceed $16,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#89 Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source agreement with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications, Quincy, MA, to provide accreditation for the Division’s certified training program for $24,397.50. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% EMS Funds.

#90 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with David M. Mailhot Enterprises, Inc., Concord, NH, for snow removal at the Major Crime Unit building, Concord, NH, for $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 70% Highway, 30% General Funds.

#91 Authorized Division of State Police to enter into a contract with Bow Landscape Supply, LLC, Bow, NH, for snow removal at the Troop D building, Concord, NH, for $12,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds.

#92 Authorized Division of Fire Standards & Training and Emergency Medical Services to enter into a sole source agreement with Honeywell-Home and Building Control Division of Manchester, NH, to provide annual maintenance for the air/heat system at the Fire Academy for $14,747. Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2006 with the option of a one-year extension. 100% EMS Funds.

#93 Authorized Division of State Police and Office of Information Technology to enter into a sole source contract in the amount of $1,268,696.05 with Computer Projects of Illinois, Inc., Westmont, IL, to provide a seven year software maintenance contract equaling $990,221.05, and the balance of $278,475 is being used to replace the existing user interface at state criminal justice agencies throughout NH the connect to the existing State Police Online Telecommunications System (SPOTS). Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2010 and contains an option to extend for a two year period not to extend beyond June 30, 2012.

#94 DENIED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli unanimously voted to deny the request of the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into an agreement with Draeger Safety Diagnostics Inc., Durango, CO, to implement, provide, maintain and support the Breath Alcohol Ignition Interlock Program. Effective upon G&C approval through October 19, 2010.

#95 Authorized Grants Management Unit to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Volunteer NH! To implement and administer a successful Citizen Corps program for the state in the amount of $136,453. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2007.

#96 Authorized the application permit of the Indian Point Beach Association located on Newfound Lake in Hebron, NH, for a congregate mooring field, for a total of 7 moorings.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#97 Authorized to reclassify position #20292, Trades Helper, labor grade 7 to Carpenter II, labor grade 14. 100% Other Funds.

#98 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of September 16, 2005 through September 29, 2005.

#99 Authorized Bureau of Finance and Contracts to pay Small Claims submitted for the period of October, 2005 to December, 2005.

#100 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Susan E. Marshall, Esq., Hopkinton, NH, for writing administrative rules. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% General Funds.

#101 Authorized Bureau of Rail & Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $176,820 to the City of Nashua, Manchester Transit Authority, and Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration capital and operating expenses. 100% Federal Funds.

#102 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to transfer a parcel of State owned property needed for the purpose of constructing Interstate Route 93 in the Town of Salem.

#103 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.06 acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Carroll to Joseph Vaughan for $1,000.

#104 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 4,950 square foot parcel of State owned land located in the City of Nashua to Roscommon Investments LLC for $35,500.

#105 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to quitclaim whatever interest the State of NH may have in the one-half of the Old Newton Junction Road Highway Easement located in the Town of Kingston to Richard Gosselin, where it abuts other land of said Gosselin.

#106 Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with Scotts Construction Inc., d/b/a SCI Group, Newport, VT, (previously approved by G&C on 9-8-04, item #159), for roadway reconstruction and widening on NH Route 4A in Lebanon, by increasing the amount by $125,000 from $2,259,516.50 to $2,384,516.50. 100% Federal Funds.

#107 Authorized Bureau of Construction to amend a contract with East Coast Signals Inc., Deerfield, (previously approved by G&C on 5-18-05, item #93), for additional work associated with replacement f the existing span wire signal system at the intersection of NH Route 1A, Hooksett Street and River Road, by increasing the amount by $10,000 from $122,534.25 to $132,534.25. 100% Other Funds.

#108 Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Abhe & Svoboda Inc., Prior Lake, MN, for bridge painting NH Route 16 bridge over the Peabody River on the basis of a low bid of $198,310. Effective upon G&C approval through May 26, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

#109 Authorized Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with TBE Group Incorporated, Clearwater, FL, to identify subsurface utility facilities statewide, in the amount of $500,000. Effective from the Notice to Proceed through a period of 36 months.

#110 Authorized Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into three contracts with the companies as detailed in letter dated September 12, 2005, for statewide materials testing and construction inspection. Effective from the Notice to Proceed through December 31, 2006.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#111 Authorized a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $420,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of November 2005. (2)Further Authorized a Working Capital Warrant reporting expenditures of $326,811,923.48 for the Month of September and recommends the balance of $53,188,076.52 be lapsed.

#112 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a retroactive lease amendment with the Town of Hampton, NH, extending the lease expiration date for up to six months from July 1, 2005, terminating no later than December 31, 2005, thereby allowing the continued short-term use of the “Hampton District Court”, Hampton, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $13,593.66.

#112A Authorized to contract with Graebel/New England Movers Inc., Wilmington, MA, for furniture moving services for a total amount not to exceed $14,035. Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2005.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

#113 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Boston Culinary Group Inc., Cambridge, MA, for the operation of the food concession at Cannon Mountain and the Flume Visitor’s Center. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2008 with an option to extend the contract for an additional three years upon G&C approval.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

#114 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request to enter into a contract agreement with West Central Services Inc., Lebanon, NH, to provide Geriatric Psychiatrist services to the Home’s residents for a total amount of $112,320. Effective upon G&C approval through two years with the mutual option to extend for an additional two year period at the same price. 40% Federal, 38% Agency Income, 22% General Funds.

#115 TUITION REQUESTS

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

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Brown, Agency Records Auditor, in the course entitled “Negotiations & Mediations”.

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,284.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Raymond, Administrator IV, in the courses entitled “Theatre History” and “Individual Taxes”.

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin University, Columbus, OH, the sum of $976.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joanne Berry, Senior Accounting Technician, in the Online course entitled “Applied Research Methods”.

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay California State University, Hayward, CA, the sum of $1,500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Megan Wilson, Teacher Assistant, in the Online courses entitled “Introduction to Online Teacher and Learning” and “Models for Online Instruction”.

E. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New England College, Henniker, NH, the sum of $1,296.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Rosanne Curry, Internal Auditor III, in the courses entitled “Professional and Organizational Ethics” and “Thesis Project”.

F. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Business Operations - Request permission to pay New England College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,145.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shanthi Venkatesan, Administrator III, in the course entitled “Strategic Planning In Health Care”.

G. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $795.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elizabeth Thyng, Child Support Officer, in the course entitled “Legal Analysis, Research and Writing”.

H. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Community Based Services - Request permission to pay Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, Bethesda, MD, the sum of $275.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joan Marcoux, Program Specialist IV, in the Online course entitled “American Academy of Hearing Loss Support Specialists”.

I. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,335.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Ann Cooney, Director, in the course entitled “Public Health Economics”.

#116 TRAVEL REQUESTS

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

A. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (1) employee, Ellis Wongsearaya, Toxicologist III, or designee, to travel to Baltimore, MD on November 13 – 17, 2005, to attend the 26th Annual North American Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC). Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by train. Total Cost: $1,681.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $385.00.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

A. Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to exercise its option to extend a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Concord, NH, in the amount of $13,500 for the period of November 1, 2005, through October 31, 2006, for the storage and repair of boats and emergency response equipment with an option to renew for two additional one-year periods. 100% Other Funds

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

B. Authorized the Department of Education to contract with the Quality Inn & Wayfarer Conference Center for meeting space and meals in an amount not to exceed $6,194.55 for a two-day workshop for English for Speakers of Others Languages teachers and school administrators on November 1 and 2, 2005, with a follow up session on December 5, 2005. 100% Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

C. Authorized for Division of Public Health Services to enter into a contract with Executive Court-Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $9,069.06 for training facilities for state official on Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) principles on November 1 and 2, 2005. Further authorize the Division to enter into an agreement with TMT Worldwide, Inc., dba HartMedia, Inc, Gold River, CA, in an amount not to exceed $20,571.00 for training services for state officials on Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication principles. 100% Federal Funds

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

D. Authorized to accept and expend Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $10,000,000.00 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the period from the date of Governor and Council approval through October 30, 2007. Fiscal Committee Approved.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

E. Authorized to expend funds in the amount of $2,217,257.42 received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Department of Safety. Fiscal Committee Approved.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

F. Authorized to reimburse contractors performing emergency work to repair flood damaged roads and bridges, including debris removal in southwestern New Hampshire. The authorization will provide an amount up to, but not to exceed, $8,000,000.00 retroactively from October 9, 2005 to January 1, 2006.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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