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October 24, 2001
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
Milford Town Offices, Milford, New Hampshire
October 24, 2001
10:30 a.m.

The Governor and Executive Council adjourned the meeting of October 10, 2001.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler seconded by Councilor Colantuono, accepted the minutes of October 10, 2001.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the October 10, 2001 meeting.

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

The following representatives-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:

Hillsborough County District No. 42
Robert E. Murphy, d, Manchester, (331 Medford Street) 03109

Cheshire County District No. 15
Pamela Russell Slack, d, Keene (260 Beaver Street) 03431

RESIGNATIONS

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

CANNON MOUNTAIN ADVISORY COMMISSION
Susan McLane, Concord
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation
Reason: Personal

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
Sister Lucille Thibodeau, Nashua
Rec. of NH College and University Council
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE LICENSING
Jeanne Ann Whittington, Dunbarton
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 14, 2004

ADULT PAROLE BOARD
Cecile B. Hartigan, Concord
Succeeding: Brian A. Cashman, Londonderry (resigned)
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: September 29, 2004

STATE COMMITTEE ON AGING
Kenneth W. Brooks (i), Bedford
Hillsborough County
Succeeding: Weston T. Gardner (d), Plymouth (reached term limit)
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: June 24, 2004

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Peter T. Klementowicz, MD, Nashua
American Heart Association
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 22, 2005

COMPENSATION APPEALS BOARD
Denis W. Parker, Bedford
Labor
Succeeding: Donald W. Cowette, Manchester
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: February 9, 2005

COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Philip Stanley, Concord
(pursuant to 2001 Chapter Law 179)
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 10, 2005
Salary: Group S/ Maximum - $83,477

CURRENT USE ADVISORY BOARD
David Tellman, Whitefield
Forest Landowner
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: September 9, 2003

DEFERRED COMPENSATION COMMISSION
Robert C. Lyon, Loudon
Public employee at large
Succeeding: Walter Carlson, Deerfield
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: July 15, 2004

EQUALIZATION STANDARDS BOARD
George Maglaras, Dover
Nominated by the NH Association of Counties
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 10, 2003

DIRECTOR, OFFICE OF PLANNING AND RESEARCH: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Lori H. Real, Henniker
Nominated by Commissioner of Department of Health and Human Services
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: June 25, 2005
Salary: Group R/Maximum - $81,191

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Kathleen G. Sgambati, Tilton
Nominated by Commissioner of Department of Health and Human Services
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: August 18, 2004
Salary Group S/Maximum - $83,477

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Marcia Lavallee-Huntoon, Wakefield
Member of a conservation commission
Succeeding: Diane L. Eadie, Kingston
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: August 22, 2004

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Nelson Russell, Sandwich
Member of Fish and Game Commission
Succeeding: Donald Clarke, Claremont
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: August 22, 2003

NH LAND AND COMMUNITY HERITAGE AUTHORITY
Jameson French, Portsmouth
Business
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: September 6, 2005

BOARD OF NURSING
Brenda L. Howard, Stoddard
CNA
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 10, 2004

BOARD OF NURSING
Linda M. Morel, Nottingham
CNA
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 10, 2004

PHARMACY BOARD
Sandra Keans, Rochester
Public member
Succeeding: Francine Wendelboe, New Hampton
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 14, 2006

DIVISION OF PORTS AND HARBORS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Alan F. Vangile, Portsmouth
Commercial Fisherman
Succeeding: Steven J. Driscoll, Hampton (resigned)
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: December 16, 2004

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
E. Vincent Hall, Nashua
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: October 29, 2001
Term: October 29, 2007

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Robert G. Beaurivage, Manchester
Rep. Public Water Works
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: September 28, 2004

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Thomas W. Sutton, Lincoln
Rep. Business and Industry Association
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: September 28, 2004

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Michele L. Tremblay, Boscawen
Conservation Interests
Succeeding: David Marshall, Dunbarton
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: September 28, 2002

VOLUNTEER NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Gayle M. Braley, Penacook
Business Community
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 10, 2004

WATER COUNCIL
Wayne L. Patenaude, Hopkinton
Industrial Interests
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: September 17, 2005

ADVISORY COUNCIL ON WORKER'S COMPENSATION
Paul A. Genovese, Bow
Representing self-funded employers
Reappointment
Effective: October 24, 2001
Term: October 18, 2004

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT COMMISSION
Betsy Abrahams, Merrimack
Drug Abuse Prevention
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 20, 2004

ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION, INTERVENTION AND TREATMENT COMMISSION
Debra Samaha, Concord
Public Member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 4, 2004

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
Raymond R. Donald, Exeter
Municipal Government
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 24, 2005

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
John MacDonald, Amherst
Steam Powered Generating Industry
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 24, 2005

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
Julian Zelazny, New Hampton
Environmental Interests
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 24, 2005

AGRICULTURAL LAND PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Elwin C. Hardy, Hollis
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 10, 2004

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
William Hallager, Lincoln
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2006

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Paul W. Hodes, Concord
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 28, 2006

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Jacqueline R. Kahle, Wilton
Succeeding: Chester S. Bowles, Sharon
Effective: November 23, 2001
Term: November 23, 2006

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
James Patrick Kelly, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2006

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Peter McLaughlin, Hanover
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 28, 2006

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Grace Sullivan, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2006

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Melissa Walker, Madbury
Reappointment
Effective: November 23, 2001
Term: November 23, 2006

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Elizabeth Hale Campoli, Concord
NH Breast Cancer Coalition
Succeeding: Letha Mills, Norwich, VT
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 6, 2003

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
William E. Boc, Dover
District 3
Succeeding: John M. Lewis, Durham (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 31, 2006

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Judith Coleman, Henniker
Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 31, 2004

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Mary Ellen Forrestall-Nicholls, Bow
Certified Clinical Social Worker
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 31, 2004

MIDWIFERY COUNCIL
Monica C. Stevens, New Hampton
Midwife
Reappointment
Effective: November 10, 2001
Term: November 10, 2005

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
Michael D. Hatem, Windham
Lay Public
Succeeding: Richard P. Berry, Goffstown (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: June 30, 2003

STATE RADIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
James P. Tarzia, East Hampstead
Physical Science
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2005

STATE RADIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Richard A. Fralick, Plymouth
Life Sciences
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2005

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Deborah O. Hinman, Acworth
Rep. Conservationists
Succeeding: Michele Tremblay, Boscawen
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 12, 2004

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHORE FISHERIES
William N. Bland, Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 29, 2004

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHORE FISHERIES
David T. Goethel, Hampton
Succeeding: Joseph Schanda, Sr. Newmarket
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 29, 2004

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHORE FISHERIES
Geno J. Marconi, Jr., Portsmouth
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 15, 2004

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHORE FISHERIES
Laura E. A. Simmons, North Hampton
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 29, 2004

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Duncan Watson, Drewsville
Local Conservation Commission Member
Succeeding: John Rab, Keene
Effective: November 10, 2001
Term: November 10, 2005

WETLANDS COUNCIL
Camilla C. Lockwood, Chester
Member of Municipal Conservation Commission
Succeeding: Carole Hall, Atkinson
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: November 21, 2004

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Marie Metoyer, Manchester
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 20, 2004

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the refinancing of pollution control revenue bonds by the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority to Public Service Company of New Hampshire in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD OCTOBER 24, 2001 IN THE MILFORD TOWN HALL, MILFORD

At 10:45 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the refinancing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Public Service Company of New Hampshire in the Town of Seabrook and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Bob Bersak, Assistant General Counsel of Public Service Company of New Hampshire. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE REFINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IN THE TOWN OF SEABROOK" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, 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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE REFINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IN SEABROOK

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the refunding of $287,485,000 principal amount of the Authority's Pollution Control Revenue Bonds (Public Service Company of New Hampshire Project 1991 Tax-Exempt Series A, B and C) (the "1991 Bonds"), which financed a portion of the acquisition and construction of pollution control, sewage and solid waste disposal facilities in the Town of Seabrook (the "Project"), by issuing revenue bonds (the "Bonds") not exceeding $287,485,000 in aggregate principal amount under RSA 162-I (the "Act") for Public Service Company of New Hampshire (the "Borrower") in Seabrook;

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

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special findings:

(1) The Project consists of the Borrower's share of the cost of constructing, acquiring and installing certain pollution control and sewage or solid waste disposal facilities at the Seabrook Station Plant in the Town of Seabrook. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial Facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Project will help protect and enhance the physical environment within the State of New Hampshire.

(b) General findings:

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

(2) North Atlantic Energy Service Corporation, the current operator, has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Project successfully;

(3) The LOAN AND TRUST AGREEMENTS (which are combined financing documents and security documents, hereinafter called the "Agreements") contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Project except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

(4) The Agreements do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Project, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act; and

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

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

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

Section 4. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to October 24, 2001.

#2 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the refinancing of pollution control revenue bonds by the New Hampshire Business Finance Authority to Central Maine Power Company in Seabrook, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD OCTOBER 24, 2001 IN THE MILFORD TOWN HALL, MILFORD

At 10:50 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the refinancing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Central Maine Power Company in the Town of Seabrook and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Kathleen Powers, Manager of Treasury, of Central Maine Power Company. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; Allen Rice asked about the duration of the bonds and the selection process for the underwriters. Councilor Colantuono questioned why the BFA was issuing bonds for a Maine company and asked if Central Maine Power or its parent serviced any New Hampshire residents. Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE REFINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY IN THE TOWN OF SEABROOK" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Spaulding. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, 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-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE REFINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR CENTRAL MAINE POWER COMPANY IN SEABROOK

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the refunding of $11,000,000 principal amount of the Authority's Floating/Fixed Rate Pollution Control Revenue Refunding Bonds (Central Maine Power Company Project) dated June 26, 1984 (the "Series 1984A Bonds") and $8,500,000 principal amount of the Authority's Floating/Fixed Rate Pollution Control Revenue Bonds (Central Maine Power Company Project, 1984 Series B) dated December 31, 1984 (the "Series 1984B Bonds" and together with the Series 1984 A Bonds, the "Refunded Bonds"), which financed a portion of the acquisition and construction of pollution control, sewage and solid waste disposal facilities in the Town of Seabrook (the "Project"), by issuing tax-exempt refunding revenue bonds (the "Bonds") not exceeding $19,500,000 in aggregate principal amount under RSA 162-I (the "Act") for Central Maine Power Company (the "Borrower") in Seabrook;

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

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

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special findings:

(1) The Project consists of the Borrower's share of the cost of constructing, acquiring and installing certain pollution control and sewage or solid waste disposal facilities at the Seabrook Station Plant near the Town of Seabrook. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial Facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Project will help protect and enhance the physical environment within the State of New Hampshire.

(b) General findings:

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

(2) North Atlantic Energy Service Corporation, the current operator, has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Project successfully;

(3) The LOAN AND TRUST AGREEMENT (which is a combined financing document and security document, hereinafter called the "Agreement") contains provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated directly or indirectly to pay project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Project except from Bond proceeds or from funds received under the Agreement, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

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

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

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

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

Section 4. Effective Date. This resolution shall take effect upon its passage.

Passed and Agreed to October 24, 2001.

#3 Item not used.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#4 Authorized to accept and expend funds from the US Department of Commerce in the amount of $20,000 for providing educational and technical assistance about natural resource planning within the coastal watershed effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#4A Authorized to amend existing agreement with the Town of Whitefield, NH and Coos County, PO 10, W. Stewartstown, NH, (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 20, 3000 Late Item A, and amended June 20, 2001 Item #11), by increasing the funds budgeted for the water and sewer activity, by reallocating the funds from the economic development activity code. No additional funds are required by this action.

#5 Authorized to accept and expend funds from the Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $45,000 for developing a Smart Growth Toolkit effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#6 Authorized Governor's Recycling Program to conduct a one day conference on Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at the Center of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH in order to assist NH municipal officials with the development and expansion of their recycling programs, total cost not to exceed $8,900.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend funds received as registration fees ($20 per person for a total of $5,000), to help defray conference expenses.

#7 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services in the amount of $189,000 for carrying out activities under the provisions of the NH Coastal Program for the period beginning July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

#8 Authorized to amend RETROACTIVELY agreement with the Town of Campton, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 12, 1998, Item #7 and amended December 6, 2000 Item #13), by changing the end date from June 30, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

#9 Authorized to amend agreement with the Town of Newmarket, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of July 21, 1999 Item #10 and amended July 14, 2000 Item #11), by expanding the target area to the surrounding area of Nichols Avenue and extending the end date from December 31, 2001 to June 30, 2002.

#10 Authorized to amend agreement with Department of Environmental Services (originally approved at G&C meeting of March 14, 2001 Item #112 and amended August 22, 2001 Item #5), to modify the work tasks and reporting requirements for an additional financial consideration of $3,500 for a new total of $243,793.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

#11 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized agreement to extend the period for the NH Building Energy Codes Project (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 6, 2000 Item #28), by changing the ending date from July 31, 2001 to July 31, 2002. RETROACTIVE
(2) Further authorized to budget and expend federal funds carried forward from the prior year in the amount of $54,092.04.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#12 Authorized the transfer of funds from the Emergency fund in the amount of $1,130.41 to the Adjutant General's Department account: State Active Service.

#13 Resolved to nominate for the appointment to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Patricia J. Whitney, Dover, NH.

#14 Resolved to nominate for the appointment to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Captain David F. Baker, Boylston, MA.

#15 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Gretchen S. Dunkelberger, Eliot, ME.

#16 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Major, Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Don C. Starkweather, Franklin, NH.

#17 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major John R. Marcoullier, Cape Neddick, ME.

#18 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Scott L. Hoyt, Waguoit, MA.

#19 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Captain John G. Newhall, Rochester, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#20 Authorized agreement with Bureau of General Services contract with Kang Company, Inc., Concord, NH in the total amount not to exceed $77,759.88 for janitorial services, effective on November 1, 2001 and to end on October 31, 2004.

#20A Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management contract for a commission fee totaling $900,036 with C C Vending, Inc., Laconia, NH for vending services at the Hooksett North and Southbound Rest Areas on Interstate 93. Term of contract is three years beginning November 1, 2001 and ending October 31, 2004. The Department further requests that the exclusive rights to sell food, beverages and candy from said vending machines be granted to C C vending, Inc.

#20B Authorized Bureau of Risk Management agreement with Rowley Insurance Agency in the amount of $1,771,470 for the life of the contract as specified in letter dated October 11, 2001 to furnish automobile liability insurance. Insurance will be in effect for a three year period covering November 1, 2001 to November 1, 2004.

#20C Authorized Bureau of Purchase and Property statewide agreement with New England Interactive, Inc., Augusta, ME in an amount not to exceed $425,000 for services to develop, deploy and manage Fish and Game and Architects and Engineers Internet based electronic licensing pilot applications and other electronic applications as needed and requested effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003 with options to renew agreement in annual increments up to an additional five years.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#21 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized agreement with Whittemore Holdings LLC in the amount of $10,000 for architectural design services provided in conjunction with the proposed expansion of the office building located at 45 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH effective upon G&C approval through February 15, 2002. This expense will only occur in the event that Governor and Council do not approve a request forthcoming from the Department pertaining to an amendment to its current lease for a 20,000 sq. foot expansion necessary to accommodate additional staff and document retention requirements.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS AND FOOD

#22 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend the sum of $199,980 from the US Department of Agriculture Federal Crop Insurance Corporation for a Crop Insurance Education and Information Program for New Hampshire Agricultural producers effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amounts as specified in letter dated October 11, 2001 for the Total Warrant/Claims amount of $5,367.94.

#24 Authorized the State Treasurer in accordance with the resolution attached to letter dated October 12, 2001 to proceed with the competitive sale and issuance of up to $100 million of general obligation bonds in the manner most advantageous to the State.
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows:
Councilor Burton - Yes:
Councilor Spaulding - Yes:
Councilor Griffin - Yes:
Councilor Colantuono - Yes:
Councilor Wheeler - Yes.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#25 Authorized the Attorney General to appoint Bruce J. Marshall as an Assistant Attorney General effective upon Governor and Council approval, at the salary level of Step 3 ($53,969) in the range for Group M. His commission will expire on September 4, 2003.

#26 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to accept and expend a supplemental grant in the amount of $124,313 from the federal Violence Against Women Office effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2003.
(2) Further authorized to enter into a subgrant effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2003 with Whole Village Family Resource Ctr in the amount of $120,335.

#27 Authorized to contract for autopsy services in an amount not to exceed $25,000 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#28 Authorized to enter into subgrant with a RETROACTIVE start date of July 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002 with Carroll County Mental Health in the amount of $75,000 as specified in letter dated October 11, 2001.

#29 Authorized lease agreement with Capitol Region Health Care Development Corp., (Concord Hospital), Concord, NH with the annual cost of $54,823, with an 8% annual increase, for a total five year cost limitation of $321,624 for rental of space effective RETROACTIVE from October 1, 2001 to September 30, 2006 as specified in letter dated Sept 25, 2001.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#30 Authorized amended service agreement with New England Graph Tech increasing the amount by $1,000 to the revised total of $11,060 annually for the two remaining annual periods effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 and June 30, 2003 to the revised total of $32,180 for the three-year period that began with G&C approval of Item #51 on November 9, 2000 through June 30, 2003 for printing press and camera maintenance services at NHES's Concord Administrative offices. Existing federal funds available for this service.

#31 Authorized service agreement with Capitol Alarm Systems, Inc., in the amount of $4,120 annually, for an agreement total of $12,360 for the three year period effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004 for alarm systems monitoring services at thirteen Local Job & Information Centers.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#32 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept a gift on behalf of the state in the amount of $500 for travel expenses as specified in letter dated October 11, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized annual salary increment Larry Blaisdell, Director of the Division of Field Services (Probation-Parole) increasing his salary by $2,741 yearly from Group N, Step 4, to Group N, Maximum Step $64,036 effective on his anniversary date of December 20, 2001.

#34 Authorized to continue one part-time position #9Temp, Records Control Clerk, Labor Grade 9, in Class 050 (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 2, 1998 Item #37 and amended January 19, 2000 Item #35B), RETROACTIVE from July 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $33,152 from the NH Department of Justice to be effective RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#35 Authorized Cannon Mountain, Division of Parks and Recreation, to reclassify vacant position from Tramway Security Patrol Person, Labor Grade 8, to Program Assistant II, Labor Grade 14 with an annual increase of $4,956.90 for this requested action.

#36 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands RETROACTIVE request to extend the following full-time temporary positions: Forester I through April 30, 2003, Forester I through June 30, 2003 and Technical Support Specialist II through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized RETROACTIVELY the Division of Forests and Lands to extend the end date of prior year unexpended grant awards received from the US Forest Service for the period of October 1, 2001 to April 30, 2003 and September 30, 2003 as detailed in attachment to letter dated October 10, 2002.

#37 Authorized to accept an allotment of federal funds for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2002 under the cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, Volunteer Fire Assistance (Wildfire Personal Safety and Suppression Equipment), in the amount of $67,287 as specified in letter dated October 8, 2001.

#38 Authorized Bureau of Trails lease agreement with Conway Scenic Railroad, Inc., North Conway, NH with the annual usage fee of $2,500, not to exceed $7,500 starting December 20, 2001 for 3 winter seasons ending March 31, 2004 to provide public use for snow traveling vehicles on their property.

#39 Authorized agreement with Scott Hall Flooring, Jefferson, NH in the amount of $4,304 for the epoxy flooring and shower stalls at Sunapee State Beach, NH.

#40 Authorized contract with Community Development Finance Authority-New Hampshire Main Street Program in the amount of $100,000 for the financial support (grant) for the NH Village Main Street Program and further authorized payment in the amount of $25,000 upon G&C approval, effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2002.

#41 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands agreement with John C. Brown & Sons, Inc., Weare, NH for a cost not to exceed $8,400 for a wildlife habitat improvement project at Pawtuckaway State Park in Deerfield, NH effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2001.

NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#42 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $9,329 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for FY 2002 to benefit programs associated with marine fisheries monitoring as specified in letter dated October 1, 2001.

#43 Authorized contract with Cooperation Cleaning Company, Inc., Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $21,690 for janitorial services for Concord headquarters FY 2002 and $28,920 for FY 2003.

#44 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Department of Corrections Industries, Concord, NH to provide administrative support functions in registration activities for the NH Off Highway Recreational Vehicle program effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 with an option for extension through June 30, 2005. This Memorandum of Agreement will replace an extension of a Memorandum of Agreement approved at G&C meeting of June 8, 2000 Item #22.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#45 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish an Administrator III (Labor Grade 31, $48,126-$57,934.50 per year),position through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to budget unallocated wetland fee income in the amount of $51,439 and to make budget adjustments effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001.

#46 Authorized to continue one full-time temporary position, Environmentalist IV, Labor Grade 26, ($38,610-$46,059) RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003 to support the Watershed Management Bureau's Restoration Program.
(2) Further authorized to transfer $65,178 in FY 2002 and $68,103 in FY 2003 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#47 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish the position of Human Resources Assistant II, Labor Grade 11, Salary $10.63/hour. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to transfer $15,000 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#48 Authorized Water Division to accept and expend $30,000 from the New Hampshire Office of Emergency Management as specified in letter dated October 9, 2001.

#49 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $500,000 under the US Environmental Protection Agency/State Cooperative Agreement for the Mohawk Tannery Superfund Site effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#50 Authorized to accept and expend $52,465 from the US Geological Survey effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001.
(2) Further authorized to enter into contracts with the following individuals and companies listed in the total amount of $75,000 for geologic mapping services effective upon G&C approval through October 15, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001: Carl Koteff, Herndon, VA in the amount of $30,000; Emery & Garrett Groundwater, Inc., in the amount of $15,000; Carol Hildreth in the amount of $15,000 and Arthur Nelson in the amount of $15,000.

#51 Authorized Air Resources Division to accept and expend funds in the amount of $157,250 from the US Environmental Protection Agency as authorized under Section 103 of the Federal Clean Air Act through December 31, 2002 as specified in letter dated September 26, 2001.

#52 Authorized Oil and Disbursement Board to budget additional funds in the amount of $350,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 for reimbursement to owners of facilities for fuel oil discharge prevention as specified in letter dated October 24, 2001.

#53 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH in the amount of $60,000 for the Identification of Pollution Sources effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 11, 2001.

#54 Authorized Waste Management Division grant agreement with the City of Manchester, NH for an amount not to exceed $11,500 to conduct a household hazardous waste collection project effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2002. RETROACTIVE

#55 Authorized Waste Management Division grant agreement with the Town of Danville, NH for an amount not to exceed $9,420.75 to conduct a household hazardous waste collection project effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2002.

#56 Authorized to approve a grant for the City of Manchester, NH in the amount of $5,876 for a Fluidized Bed Incinerator Study and a grant for the Town of Merrimack, NH in the amount of $257,698 for the Trickling Filter Upgrade project as specified in letter dated October 8, 2001.

#57 Authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement with the City of Rochester, NH in the principal amount of $18,321,094.86 effective upon G&C approval as specified in letter dated October 2, 2001.

#58 Authorized to accept a grant for the unlined landfill, with the Town of Meredith, NH in the estimated not to exceed amount of $150,000 as specified in letter dated October 1, 2001.

#59 Authorized to accept a grant for the unlined landfill, with the Town of Troy, NH in the estimated not to exceed amount of $265,000 as specified in letter dated October 1, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of the Commissioner

#60 Authorized to accept and expend the unexpended Federal Fiscal Year 2001 grant award from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, MD in the amount of $62,126 effective RETROACTIVE July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

Office of Administration

#61 Authorized reclassification of Office of Community and Public Health position from Public Health Program Chief, Salary Grade 23 to Program Specialist IV Salary Grade 24 as specified in letter dated October 8, 2001.

#62 Authorized lease renewal agreement (originally approved at G&C meeting of March 8, 1989 with a lease renewal approved August 18, 1999 Item #126 and January 5, 2000 Item #61), with 40 Terrill Park Drive LLC, C/O CP Management, Inc., Merrimack, NH effective November 1, 2001 and to end twenty-four months thereafter for a short-term lease in order to facilitate a relocation to State owned space. Current lease rate is $15 per sq. foot gross with the renewal rate at $17.50 per sq. foot for the two year term as specified in letter dated September 24, 2001.

#63 Authorized to make payment in the amount of $5,885.73 for retroactive wages to Jesse Greenblatt, Physician In Charge.

Office of Program Support

#64 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized the Electrology Advisory Committee to make payment in the amount of $68.30 for retroactive travel to Board Member Julie M. Emery.

Office of Information Systems

#65 Authorized to accept and expend $700,000 in additional Federal Revenue from various sources through cost allocation, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

Office of Medicaid

#66 Authorized to carry forward unexpended Federal Fiscal Year 2001 grant funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Baltimore, MD in the amount of $76,473 and accept and expend additional funds awarded on April 12, 2001 in the amount of $125,000 effective RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to continue effective RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001 the full-time temporary positions of: Program Specialist III Labor Grade 22 and Administrative Secretary Labor Grade 13. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#67 Authorized to amend agreement with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of February 14, 2001 Item #82), by extending the ending date from June 30, 2001 to June 30, 2002 and increasing the contract amount from $402,800 to $520,300 effective RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001. SOLE SOURCE

Office of Community and Public Health

#68 Authorized Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management to accept and expend $127,050 from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for enhanced state cancer registry activities effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary position of Program Planner III Labor Grade 24 using the federal funds accepted above effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#69 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilors Colantuono and Wheeler voting NO, authorized Bureau of Maternal & Child Health and the Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $249,000 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, to fund general family planning services effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary position of Word Processor Operator II using the federal funds accepted above effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#70 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Office of the Director to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $47,085 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to establish one full-time temporary position of Business Systems Analyst I, Labor Grade 27 using the federal funds accepted above effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#71 Authorized Bureau of Maternal & Child Health to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $37,904 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, to fund the NH Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Program effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#72 Authorized Prevention Bureau and the Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend in a total of $1,106,750 to fund essential health care and support services to medically underserved individuals and families affected by HIV disease, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#73 Authorized to accept and expend $196,809 in federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services to fund the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#74 Authorized to accept and expend $164,239 in federal funds from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the Health Alert Network component of New Hampshire's Public Health Preparedness and Response to Bioterrorism plan effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#75 Authorized to accept and expend $46,366 in federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services to fund the Adolescent Health Strategic Planning Project effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#76 Authorized contract with BDMP/Westport, Augusta, ME in the amount of $135,000 to develop the rural health flexibility program RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated August 20, 2001.

#77 Authorized Bureau of Rural Health and Primary Care contract with Bi-State Primary Care Association, Concord, NH in the amount of $80,000 to recruit primary care providers as specified in letter dated August 22, 2001 for the period RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

#78 Authorized Division of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to award $77,000 contract to New Hampshire Celebrates Wellness Association, C/O UNH Cooperative Extension Service, Boscawen, NH to organize, hold and evaluate an annual statewide wellness conference as specified in letter dated September 24, 2001 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 with the option for renewal for one subsequent year.

#79 Authorized Division of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion to award $183,422 contract to JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., Concord, NH to enhance public health emergency preparedness and build local public health infrastructure through the Health Alert Network effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2002 with option for renewal for one subsequent year.

#80 Authorized Bureau of Communicable Disease Control to amend agreement with Dragon Mosquito Control, Inc., Stratham, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 20, 2001 Item #134), by increasing the price limitation by $194,762 to $374,524 for mosquito collection and services to support West Nile Virus disease surveillance effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002 with option for a one year renewal as specified in letter dated September 17, 2001.

#81 Authorized Division of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics to amend contract with Trustees of Dartmouth college, Hanover, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 28, 1999 Item #77; amended November 9, 2000 Item #110, and June 20, 2001 Item #125), by increasing the price limitation by $64,892 to $1,132,742 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

Office of the Commissioner

#82 Authorized to accept and expend $25,178 in federal US Department of Health and Human Services' Minority Health funds as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001.

Office of Family Services

#83 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized agreement with Southern New Hampshire Services, Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $164,858 to provide translation and interpretation services effective RETROACTIVE to October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2003.

Division of Behavioral Health

#84 Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $90,741 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#85 Authorized to accept and expend additional Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services federal claiming funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $320,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#86 Authorized agreement with Helping Hands Outreach Ministries, Inc., Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $50,000 to provide services to homeless individuals effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

Division of Child Support Services

#87 Authorized to accept and expend additional child support federal funds in the amount of $100,000 effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#88 Authorized to amend agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Inc., Keene, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 21, 2000 Item #194 and amended June 6, 2001 Item #109) for the access and visitation services in Cheshire County by extending the end date from September 30, 2001 to December 31, 2001. RETROACTIVE

Office of Family Services
Division of Children, Youth and Families

#89 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized agreement with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH in the amount of $1,160,000 to improve the statewide program assisting victims of domestic violence for the period RETROACTIVE to July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003.

#90 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Memorandum of Understanding with the New Hampshire Judicial Branch to support the coordination of teen court programs statewide effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated July 11, 2001.
(2) Further authorized to grant federal funds from the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant in the amount of $53,000 to the NH Judicial Branch effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#91 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Memorandum of Understanding with the New Hampshire Judicial Branch to support the coordination of adolescent drug court services in the Nashua and Concord areas effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized to grant federal funds from the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant in the amount of $53,000 to the NH Judicial Branch effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#92 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend agreement with NFI North, Inc., Concord, NH originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #113), for $1,302,973 to provide training and assessment services by increasing the contract award amount by $30,000 to $1,332,973 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#93 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to accept and expend $476,137 in federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#94 Authorized to accept and expend $295 from various contributors as specified in letter dated October 5, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#95 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to accept and expend $872,642 in unallowcated federal Child Care Development funds as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to establish the position of Program Specialist I, Labor Grade 18 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 not June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

Division of Elderly and Adult Services

#96 Authorized to accept and expend $32,700 from the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for a Medicare Savings Program Outreach Initiative effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#97 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend agreement with Franklin Pierce Law Center Corp., Concord, NH to provide project management activities originally approved at G&C meeting of April 12, 2000 Item #88 and amended August 23, 2000 Item #116, March 14, 2001 Item #143), by extending the end date from September 29, 2001 to March 31, 2002 effective RETROACTIVE to September 29, 2001.

#98 Authorized to amend agreement with Easter Seals New Hampshire, Inc., Manchester, NH originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #123 and amended June 20, 2001 Item #211), by increasing the contract amount by $3,500 to $193,858 to establish a Medicare Information and Learning Center effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery

#99 Authorized to be a co-sponsor along with the New Hampshire Department of Education, and Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc., that will act as fiscal agent, to conduct a meeting/training on October 25, 2001 at the estimated total cost of $23,700.
(2) Further authorized agreement with Waterville Valley Resort and Conference Center, Waterville Valley, NH in an amount not to exceed $$13,000 to provide conference facilities "Making Prevention Work in New Hampshire Families, Schools, and Communities", conference effective upon G&C approval through October 26, 2001.

New Hampshire Hospital

#100 Authorized to accept a donation, with thanks, of a Tri Max Weight Lifting Machine from Sherry Wilcox, LICSW, Franklin, NH with a Market Value of $1,000.

#101 Authorized to accept and expend $1,155.65 from NH Celebrates Wellness, Concord, NH effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 5, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#102 Authorized to accept and expend $2,000 from Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc., Derry, NH effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 5, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#103 Authorized to accept and expend $1,768 from the Department of Education, Adult Basic Education Program, Concord, NH effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 5, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#104 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized contract with MPR Associates, Inc., Berkeley, CA in an amount not to exceed $23,896 to deliver training and technical assistance in evaluation methods to local school systems effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2002.

#105 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation contract with Bostic Building and Remodeling, Contoocook, NH in an amount not to exceed $11,965 to provide home modifications to a client's residence effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2001.

#106 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized SOLE SOURCE contract with 8 individuals as identified in Attachment A to letter dated August 28, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $53,000 to provide facilitation services effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized the payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.

#107 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation contract with Odyssey House, Hampton, NH in an amount not to exceed $150,000 to provide youth services, employment, and training as specified in letter dated September 10, 2001.

#108 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $108,010 from the US Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 2, 2001.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#109 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a budget of $19,000 for consultants as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. RETROACTIVE, FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#109A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized RETROACTIVELY to enter into an educational tuition agreement for Practicum - Practicum Seminar and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,087.50 as specified in letter dated October 15, 2001. RETROACTIVE

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#110 Authorized Division of State Police to accept the donation, with thanks, of one full blood male German Shepherd dog for use in the State Police Canine unit. The dog is estimated to be of $3,000 in value.

#110A Authorized to enter into a SOLE SOURCE contract in the amount of $181,000 with Sherman, Greiner and Halle' LTD, Concord, NH for professional design services for the new addition to the Fire Training Dormitory at the Fire Academy.

#110B Authorized to extend Mail Clerk I position from November 3, 2001 to November 2, 2002 and Criminal Records Clerk position from November 9, 2001 to November 8, 2002.

#111 Authorized to increase the Departments' revolving fund by $10,000 to $45,000.

#112 Confirmed telephone poll held October 12, 2001 authorizing to establish five Motor Vehicle Inspector positions effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2002; FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED, and further authorizing to accept a grant from the US Department of Justice in the amount of $498,898 entitled "Prosecution of Trucking Laws Project" effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2002. The results of the phone poll are as follows: Councilor Burton, no contact; Councilor Spaulding, yes; Councilor Griffin, yes; Councilor Colantuono, yes; Councilor Wheeler, yes.

#113 Confirmed telephone poll held October 12, 2001 authorizing to receive and expend additional Highway Funds over and above those budgeted for the biennium in the amount of $1,430,662 ending June 30, 2003 and further authorizing to establish ten Motor Vehicle Inspector I positions. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED. The results of the phone poll are as follows: Councilor Burton, no contact; Councilor Spaulding, yes; Councilor Griffin, yes; Councilor Colantuono, yes; Councilor Wheeler, yes.

#114 Confirmed telephone poll held October 12, 2001 authorizing to accept a grant of $441,563 from the Federal Highway Administration for the purpose of establishing a Seacoast Security Unit to Patrol the seacoast bridges in conjunction with the US Coast Guard effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002. Further authorizing to establish three Marine Patrol positions, FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED. . The results of the phone poll are as follows: Councilor Burton, no contact; Councilor Spaulding, yes; Councilor Griffin, yes; Councilor Colantuono, yes; Councilor Wheeler, yes.

#115 Authorized RETROACTIVELY Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH in the amount of $18,000 to provide Motorcycle Rider courses effective from July 1, 2001 through October 31, 2001.

#116 Authorized to transfer three Fire Instructor/Supervisor positions within the Fire Academy Instruction Division to The Fire Academy Administration Division and further authorized the Comptroller to establish funding as specified in letter dated September 28, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#117 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a Secretary Typist I position effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to establish expenditure class 092.
(3) Further authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $416,521.48 from the US Department of Education during fiscal year ending June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001.

#118 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a Program Specialist I position effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $895,309 from the NH Workforce Opportunity Council effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001.

#119 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to transfer $39,489.78 as specified in letter dated October 10, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#120 Authorized to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $1,169 from the Northeast Dairy Compact Commission for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated October 5, 2001.

#121 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to conduct 3 day conference focusing on learning and planning through the Authentic Task Approach to be held in Meredith, NH on December 10, 11, 12, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $28,757.05.
(2) Further authorized contract with the Inns at Mill Falls, Meredith, NH to host conference in an amount not to exceed $24,887.65.
(3) Further authorized participants to remain overnight at the conference facility, that is within a 50 mile radius of his or her residence. These amounts are a par of the total cost above.

#122 Authorized to grant funds to the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002 in the amount of $215,000. This is a RETROACTIVE grant.

#123 Authorized to grant funds to the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research in the amount of $40,321 from July 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 4, 2001. This is a RETROACTIVE grant.

#124 Authorized to grant funds to the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research in the amount of $40,618 from July 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 8, 2001. This is a RETROACTIVE grant.

#125 Authorized to grant funds to the College for Lifelong Learning, University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research in the amount of $256,327.20 from July 1, 2001 through September 15, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 1, 2001. This is a RETROACTIVE grant.

#126 Authorized to grant funds to the North Country Education Foundation, Gorham, NH in an amount not to exceed $100,000 effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 2, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#127 Authorized to accept and place on file the Contemplated Award List for the period September 19, 2001 through October 2, 2001.

#127A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, DENIED the request to establish the rate of toll on Central, F.E. Everett Turnpike at Bedford as $1 for passenger cars and increasing the rate for dual wheel vehicles by $0.50. Further DENIED to reduce the rate of toll on the Central, F.E. Everett Turnpike, Merrimack, Exit 10 to $0.00 for all vehicles. Further DENIED to reduce the rate of toll on Central, F.E. Everett Turnpike, Merrimack, Exit 11 to $0.00 for all vehicles.

#128 Authorized submitted Equipment Acquisition Plan for FY 2002-FY 2003 for the Department of Transportation.

#129 Authorized to transfer to the Vermont Agency of Transportation all the interests it holds in the Cheshire Bridge and adjoining land that is located in Springfield, VT for $1 and other valuable and good considerations.

#130 Authorized Bureau of Highway Maintenance to amend contract with Priscilla's Cleaning Solutions, Ashuelot, NH to include restoration of the District 04's office floors.
(2) Further authorized to encumber an additional $1,700 increasing the contract to $17,800 as specified in letter dated September 13, 2001.

#131 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration in the amount of $180,576. Further authorized to accept and expend local funds from public transit providers in the amount of $45,144.

#132 Authorized amend agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates, Inc., Manchester, NH for engineering services by increasing the total amount payable under the agreement by $103,433 to $753,243.

#133 Authorized agreement with Chas. H. Sells, Inc., Nashua, NH and Charlton, MA for a total lump-sum fee of $14,631.78 effective upon G&C approval through , with the final completion date of January 2, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 5, 2001.

#134 Authorized to sell to the Town of Charlestown the old toll booth and sign from the Cheshire Bridge for the amount of $1 and other valuable and good consideration.

#135 Authorized to enter into a option to purchase agreement with the Faith Christian Center of Bedford, NH for $50,000 in conjunction with the Manchester Airport Access Road project.

#136 Authorized to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $122,400.
(2) Further authorized to grant state assistance to the City of Keene, NH in the amount of $6,800 to be matched with Federal Funds $122,400 and Local Funds $6,800 totaling $136,000 for AIP 17 an airport development project to remove obstructions and provide security fencing.

#137 Authorized to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $67,770 .
(2) Further authorized to grant state assistance to the City of Berlin, NH in the amount of $3,765 to be matched with Federal Funds $67,770 and Local Funds $3,765 totaling $75,300 for AIP 10 an airport development project to replace the runway end identifier lights REIL's for Runway 36, purchase a pull behind sweeper, and design the replacement of six obstruction beacons.

#138 Authorized to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $428,400 for this AIP-47 project.
(2) Further authorized to grant state assistance to the City of Manchester, NH in the amount of $23,800 to be matched with Federal Funds $428,400 and local funds of $23,800 totaling $476,000 for airport development project to obtain airport security improvements.

#139 Authorized to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $9,663,624 for this AIP-45 project.
(2) Further authorized to grant state assistance to the City of Manchester, NH in the amount of $536,868 to be matched with Federal Funds $9,663,624 and local funds of $536,868 totaling $10,737,360 for airport development project for the reconstruction and extension of Runway 17-35 at the Manchester Airport.

#140 Authorized to accept Federal Funds in the amount of $2,419,602 for this AIP-46 sound insulation project.
(2) Further authorized to grant state assistance to the City of Manchester, NH in the amount of $134,422.33 to be matched with Federal Funds $2,419,602 and local funds of $134,422.33 totaling $2,688,446.66 for this AIP-46 project.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#141 Authorized request of Joseph and Jane Bresnahan to construct a breakwater with associated structures on property located at Worcester Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, NH as specified in letter dated October 1, 2001.

#141A Authorized the request of Town of Alton, NH to construct a 6 ft. x 30 ft. piling pier and a 4 ft. x 30 ft. piling pier connected by a 6 ft. x 11 ft. walkway, accessed by a t ft. x 12 ft. stairway from a 10 ft. x 10 ft. deck within the bank to provide emergency medical and fire equipment access to Lake Winnipesaukee.

#142 Authorized request of Ellen and James McCormick to amend permit to construct a concrete pad behind the full lake elevation with associated structures on property located at Six Mile Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith, NH as specified in letter dated October 2, 2001. This project was previously approved at G&C meeting of February 9, 2000.

#143 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Wheeler and Griffin voting NO on Item #C approved the following Tuition Requests:

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay St. Joseph's College, Standish, ME, the sum of $440.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan A. Moore, Associate Professor of Nursing, in the distance learning course entitled "Evaluation in Nursing Education".

B. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $588.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Science/Society II".

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $588.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathy Ann LaBonte, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Geology II".

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $579.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Sherburne, Administrative Assistant I, in the course entitled "Principles of Management".

E. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $645.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret D. LaBrecque, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Introduction to the Humanities I".

F. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,176.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mike DeMaio, System Development Specialist, in the courses entitled "Discrete Mathematics" and "Introduction to Programming".

G. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $289.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eric Healey, Carriage Operator, in the course entitled "Computerized Spreadsheet Management", also request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $289.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eric Healey, Carriage Operator, in the course entitled "Principles of Marketing".

#144 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Bruce Alleyne, Technical Support Specialist, or designee, to travel to Leesburg, VA, on November 12 - 16, 2001, to attend the Training Conference on Forensic Software. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $980.40 IS REQUESTED FOR Bruce Alleyne. Total Cost: $980.40. Source of Funds: 100% Teacher Certification Fees. No Registration Fees.

B. WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (1) employee, Chris Simmers, Chief Information Management & Planning, or designee, to travel to Arlington, VA, on November 4 - 7, 2001, to attend the 2001 National Environmental Performance Summit. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $420.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Chris Simmers. Total Cost: $495.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. No Registration Fees.

D. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Child Support Services - Request permission for (1) employee, Neal Boutin, Manager of Fatherhood Programs, or designee, to travel to Philadelphia, PA, on November 6 - 8, 2001, to attend the Welfare to Work/Child Support Enforcement Conference. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by rental car. Total Cost: $715.00. Source of Funds: 66% Federal and 34% General Funds. Registration Fee: $25.00.

LATE ITEMS

A. OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
Authorized the Office of State Planning to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Gorham in the amount of $113,500.00 under the Community Development Block Grant program. Further authorized the Office of State Planning to accept and expend funding to support this agreement from the Community Development Finance Authority ($25,000), Business Finance Authority ($38,500), and the Department of Resources and Economic Development ($25,000).

B. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: New Hampshire Health and Education Facilities Authority
Authorized Councilor Peter Spaulding to hold a hearing on a proposal in connection with NFI North, Inc., Concord, NH.

C. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Health and Education Facilities Authority
The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the Report and Findings of Councilor Raymond S. Burton with regard to the project for Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH.

D. NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
Authorized to enter into an agreement with Porter Paving Co., Inc., Tilton, NH in the amount of $46,635.00 for the purpose of paving at the New Hampshire Technical Institute.

E. NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
Authorized to enter into an agreement with Patsfield Excavation, Bow, NH in the amount of $9,168.00 for the purpose of the excavation and installation of underground electrical conduit at the New Hampshire Technical Institute.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 7, 2001 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

 

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