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November 13, 2002
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
November 13, 2002 10:30 a.m.

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

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of October 23, 2002.

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council accepted the following resignations:

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
With regret:
Dan Brady, Manchester
Alternate member representing labor
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
With regret and thanks:
Philip Hollman, Manchester
Reason: Retirement
Effective: December 7, 2002

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE , MARKETS AND FOOD
Stephen H. Taylor, Plainfield
Reappointment
Effective: November 18, 2002
Term: November 18, 2007
Salary: HH, Max - $82,580

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
Allan Silber, Nashua
General Public
Reappointment
Effective: November 21, 2002
Term: November 21, 2006

AMERICAN AND CANADIAN FRENCH CULTURAL EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Eric Drouart, Nashua
Succeeding: Norman J. Patenaude, Deerfield (resigned)
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: July 25, 2003

APPELLATE BOARD
Thomas D. Noonan, Manchester
Labor
Reappointment
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: October 14, 2006

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY RESOURCE COMMISSION
Cynthia Reeves, Walpole
Commercial Tourism Industry
Succeeding: Sheila Satzow, Claremont (resigned)
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: January 22, 2005

BOARD OF FORESTERS
Leon "Bud" Meader, Rochester
Public Member
Succeeding: Donna L. Schlachman, Exeter
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: November 7, 2007

BOARD OF LICENSURE FOR INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Nancy Richter, Portsmouth
State Level Licensee
Reappointment
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: October 10, 2005

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
Richard F. Winters, Meriden
Lay Person
Succeeding: Lynn Mather, Etna (resigned)
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: January 1, 2005

PESTICIDES CONTROL BOARD
Jeffrey R. Huntington, Loudon
NH Horticultural Society
Reappointment
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: November 6, 2005

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Kenneth G. Lurvey, Strafford
Regional Economic Development Organization or Planning Commission
Reappointment
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: October 18, 2005

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Francis A. Windsor, Durham
Long Distance Learning
Reappointment
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: October 18, 2005

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Laurie L. Chandler, East Kingston
Succeeding: Katherine Aeschliman, Keene
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: October 20, 2005

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Mary Gillette, Nashua
Succeeding: Christine Latulip, Littleton
Effective: November 13, 2002
Term: October 20, 2005

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE LICENSING
Karla Renaud, Concord
Succeeding: Stephen DeGurski, Exeter
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 8, 2005

AGRICULTURAL LANDS PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Jay D. Waldner, Canaan
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 10, 2005

APPELLATE BOARD
Margaret Ives, Derry
Public Member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2006

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Edward F. Caron, Hudson
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 3, 2005

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Louis Chagnon, Nashua
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 3, 2005

BOARD OF LICENSING FOR INTERPRETERS FOR THE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING
Connie MurdockClanton, Concord
Recommended by the NH Association of the Deaf
Succeeding: Berle Ross, Hillsborough
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 10, 2005

JUSTICE OF THE LANCASTER DISTRICT COURT
Peter H. Bornstein, Berlin
Succeeding: Paul Donovan, Lancaster
Effective: December 15, 2002
Term: Until 70 years of age

PUBIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
Teresa B. Jones, Dover
Alternate member representing labor
Succeeding: Daniel Brady, Manchester (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 6, 2003

PUBLIC EMPLOYEE LABOR RELATIONS BOARD
Seymour Osman, Dover
Management
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 15, 2008

STATE RADIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Charles G. Leutzinger, MD, Wilton
Medical
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2006

STATE RADIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Elizabeth A. Thibodeau, Seabrook
Public Member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2006

RESIDENTIAL RATEPAYERS ADVISORY BOARD
Lawrence Kelly, Berlin
Represents interests of persons of low income
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2005

RESIDENTIAL RATEPAYERS ADVISORY BOARD
Otis Perry, Dover
Represents interests of residents of low-income housing
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2005

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPERIOR COURT
Timothy J. Vaughn, Littleton
Succeeding: Philip Hollman, Manchester (retired)
Effective: December 7, 2002
Term: Until 70 years of age

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for SiGARMS, Inc., MM Leasing, Inc. and Industrial Real Estate, Inc. located in Exeter, New Hampshire. Action authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE
GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON NOVEMBER 13, 2002 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

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At approximately 11:15 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Working Capital Line of Credit Guarantee Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Bank of New Hampshire, a division of Banknorth, N.A. to T-Rex Corporation and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she 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 Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Roger Turner, Vice President of Bank 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 Wheeler 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 BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO T-REX CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin . 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 Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18
AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13-a
WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM
BANK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO
T-REX 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 the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $350,000 from Bank of New Hampshire, a division of Banknorth, N.A. to T-Rex Corporation pursuant to RSA 162-A:13-a (the Working Capital Loan Guarantee Program or the "WAG Program");

WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed seventy-five percent (75%) 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 to ensure 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 November 13, 2002.

#1A ITEM NOT USED.

#1B Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to Approved an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13-a with respect to a loan from Bank of New Hampshire, a division of Banknorth, N.A. and T-Rex Corporation in East Derry, New Hampshire. Action 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 NOVEMBER 13, 2002 AT THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

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At 11:10 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for MM Leasing, Inc. and Industrial Real Estate, Inc. in Exeter and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA 162-I:9. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Tim Scullin, Chief Financial Officer of MM Leasing, Inc. and Industrial Real Estate, Inc. 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 FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR MM LEASING, INC. AND INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. IN EXETER" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wheeler. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Wheeler; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

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A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR MM LEASING, INC. AND INDUSTRIAL REAL ESTATE, INC. IN EXETER

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 financing of an addition to an industrial facility and the acquisition of equipment for MM Leasing, Inc. and Industrial Real Estate, Inc. (the "Borrowers") in Exeter by the Authority's issue of up to $2,950,000 Bonds under RSA 162-I (the "Act");

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the transaction which they have requested; and
WHEREAS, further action by the Authority with respect to the transaction is subject to the passage of this resolution and cannot be taken until after its passage;

IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special findings:

(1) The Project (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of the acquisition of new manufacturing equipment and the construction of an approximately 27,000 square foot addition to an existing manufacturing facility in the Town of Exeter which will be used by the Borrowers in the manufacture of firearms. 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 Facility will preserve employment opportunities directly and indirectly within the State of New Hampshire.

(b) General findings:

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

(2) The Borrowers have the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully;

(3) The Mortgage 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 Facility 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 Facility, 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 Facility 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 financing, 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 financing of the Project will be within the policy of, and the authority conferred by, the Act.

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

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

Passed and Agreed to November 13, 2002.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized to conduct the annual Fall Planning and Zoning Conference on November 16, 2002 at the University of New Hampshire's Manchester Campus at a total cost not to exceed $2,700 effective upon G&C approval.

#2A Authorized agreement with Rockingham County, Brentwood, NH in the amount of $341,000 under the Community Development Block Grant program to purchase equipment for a day care, effective upon G&C approval through December 31,2004.

#3 Authorized to transfer $15,000 to allow the Office to continue to employ a staff person in a part-time position through the end of the fiscal year, while still providing sufficient funds to pay the Project Director and Principal Planner, both of whom are full-time temporary employees as specified in letter dated October 16, 2002. Fiscal Committee approved.

#4 Authorized to enter retroactively into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Pease Development Authority, Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $53,100 under the provisions of the Economic Development Administration's Economic Adjustment Assistance Program to conduct an engineering analysis of the infrastructure at New Hampshire's on-shore commercial fishing facilities effective October 31, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#5 Authorized agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Cooperative Extension Sea Grant Water and Marine Resources, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH in the amount of $52,650 to provide UNH Cooperative Extension staff support to the Natural Resources Outreach Coalition, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2003 and as specified in letter dated October 16, 2002.

#6 Authorized agreement with Merrimack County, NH in the amount of $298,000 under the Community Development Block Grant Program for assisting the expansion of a private company, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#7 Authorized to amend existing agreement with the Town of Northwood, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 8-22-01 item #27), increasing the amount by $60,000 to $210,000 under the provisions of the Community Development Block Grant Program to complete construction of new sewer in a mobile home park.

#8 Authorized to amend agreement with Granite State Designers and Installers Association, Concord, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 4-6-02 item # 7 and amended 9-25-02 item #2), increasing the amount by $800 for a new total of $11,300 to produce and print additional educational materials about septic systems, as specified in letter dated October 23, 2002.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#9 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the US Department of Energy for the Clean Cities Niche Market program for Regal Limousine Service to replace vehicles with ULEV- certified natural gas Crown Victorias, for period of October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2004.

#10 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $99,451 from the US Department of Energy for the Bio-Oil Feasibility Study program to review the maturity of wood-to-bio-oil technology, effective October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2004.

#11 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $52,144 from the US Department of Energy for the Federal Energy Management Program to improve the energy efficiency of the NH National Guard facilities, for the period October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2004.

#12 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $100,000 from the US Department of Energy for the Industries of the Future Program to facilitate the development, demonstration, and deployment of technologies and practices for energy efficiency, productivity and emissions reduction in the state's most energy-intensive industries, for the period of October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003.

#13 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $45,000 from the US Department of Energy for the Regional Weatherization One-on-One Site Training program to provide oversite of Weatherization training to contractors across DOE Region I, for the period of October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

#14 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $6,750 from the US Department of Energy for the Energy Star Outreach Project to conduct Energy Star procurement practices workshops, for the period of October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

#15 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $30,000 from the US Department of Energy for the Building Energy Codes III program, to assist towns with improved energy codes compliance, for the period of October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003.

#16 Authorized to retroactively accept a grant in the amount of $125,000 from the US Department of Energy for the Rebuild New Hampshire (V) program, to provide resources and technical assistance in energy efficiency and conservation technologies and measure to municipal officials and school districts, for the period of October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2004.

#17 Authorized to extend lease agreement with McCarthy Properties, Pembroke, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 12-1-99 item #16), in an amount not to exceed $125,880 for a two-year period from December 1, 2002 to November 30, 2004.

#18 Authorized to retroactively amend contract with The Institute and Center for Human Development and Environmental Health Services d/b/a "The Jordan Institute", (initially approved at G&C meeting of 11-21-01 item #14), extending the end date from August 31, 2002 to December 31, 2002, for the NH Energy, Environment and Economy Integration Project. No additional funds are required.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#19 Resolved to nominate for promotion to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Captain Paul E. Lang, Barrington, NH.

#20 Resolved to nominate for promotion to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Captain Jonathan B. Slater, Weare, NH.

#21 Resolved to nominate for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Major Walter H. Debany, Concord, NH.

#22 Resolved to confirm for appointment to the rank of Major to the New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major Adam C. Shattuck, Henniker, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to pay invoice from Pine State Elevator Company, in the amount of $1,717.90 for labor and parts for a secured elevator located in the Hillsborough County Superior Court in Nashua, NH.

#23A Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities contract with Groundhog Landscaping & Property Maintenance, Inc., Londonderry, NH in the amount of $6,000 for snow and ice removal services for the Derry District Court and the Auburn District Court. Term of contract shall be for the 2002-2003 season commencing with the first snow storm of the season and ending on April 30, 2003.

#23B The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, approved the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L. Griffin with regard to a certain project for the construction, renovation, capital equipment project and refinancing of existing indebtedness in connection with Portsmouth Christian Academy, Dover, NH.

#24 Authorized Bureau of General Services to pay The Scott Lawson Group, Ltd., Concord, NH a total of $1,499.75 for emergency repairs to a broken water main pipe that was performed at Londergan Hall in Concord on September 20, 2002.

#25 Authorized Bureau of General Services to accept one memorial tree to be planted on the grounds at the Health and Human Services building at 6 Hazen Drive in Concord at the request of employees of the Department of Environmental Services that a tree be planted in memory of an employee.

#26 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to pay invoice from Southworth-Milton, Inc., for a total of $2,263.86 for labor and parts for the back up generator located at the Nashua District Court.

#27 Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management to amend contract with Public Communications Services, Los Angeles, CA (initially approved at G&C meeting of 12-15-99), for inmate calling services at the Northern New Hampshire Correctional Facility, as specified in letter dated October 24, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2003.

#28 Authorized Bureau of Purchase and Property to enter into statewide agreements with the vendors listed in Attachment A to letter dated October 24, 2002 effective upon G&C approval as well as grant permission to implement the agreements under an approved process that have a six year term, ending June 30, 2005 contingent upon performance reviews to occur every two years.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#29 Authorized to amend the Investment Management Agreement between the New Hampshire Higher Education Savings Plan Trust and Strategic Advisers, Inc., d/b/a Fidelity Strategic Advisers effective upon G&C approval.

#29A Authorized the Commissioner of the Treasury in accordance with the resolution attached to letter dated November 13, 2002 to proceed with the negotiated sale and issuance of approximately $47.86 million of general obligation refunding bonds in the manner deemed by him to be most advantageous to the State. A roll call vote was requested on the motion, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Wieczorek - Yes: Councilor Wheeler - Yes.

#30 Authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant in the amount of $9,593.30 from funds not otherwise appropriated, and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amounts as listed in attachment to letter dated October 31, 2002.

#31 Authorized the Abandoned Property Division to distribute funds accrued from unclaimed property in the Report Year 1998 to New Hampshire Counties and escheat funds to the State's General Fund account as specified in letter dated October 31, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#32 Authorized the Bureau of Weights & Measures to reclassify Position #10296, Technical Support Specialist I, SG 17 to Program Specialist IV, SG 25, effective date of approval.

#33 Authorized to accept and expend $25,000 annually for the period through June 30, 2004 totaling $50,000 from the Department of Environmental Services through a Memorandum of Agreement for educational, technical and financial assistance program grants to agricultural landowners implementing best management practices to improve water quality.

#34 Authorized agreement with George Deenihan, West Springfield, MA in the amount of $5,000 to provide year-round custodial and general maintenance work at the Eastern States Exposition New Hampshire Building in West Springfield, MA, effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2003.

#35 Authorized contract with Deborah L. Smith, Concord, NH in the amount of $5,914 for development and implementation of Integrated Pest Management educational outreach initiative, effective upon G&C approval through April 4, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#36 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wieczorek voting NO, authorized the Attorney General to appoint Karen E. Huntress, as an Assistant Attorney General, at a salary of $52,590 effective upon G&C approval for a term ending November 13, 2007.

#37 Authorized to enter into a subgrant to the Women's Crisis Services in the amount of $71,600 for improvements to the Women's Crisis shelter for the period of G&C approval through December 31, 2003.

#38 Authorized to enter into a subgrant for the Violence Against Women Grant Program with the Henniker Police Department in the amount of $3,837 from November 13, 2002 to July 31, 2003.

#39 Authorized to enter into subgrants with the jurisdictions outlined on attachment to letter dated October 29, 2002 in the amount of $217,731.44 to purchase personal protective equipment for local law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel and decontamination supplies for fire departments.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#40 Authorized the Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend funds totaling $3,500 ($749.81 carried forward from FY02 and $2,750.19 anticipated to be received as donation to the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program), effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#41 Authorized the Division of the Arts to award Operating Grants totaling $23,200 as specified in letter dated October 28, 2002; for the period ending June 30, 2004 to the following organizations: Friends of the Arts in Plymouth and Palace Theatre Trust in Manchester.

#42 Authorized the Division of the Arts to award Holderness Central School an Arts in Education Grant in the amount of $5,000 as specified in letter dated October 29, 2002.

#43 Authorized the Division of the Arts to award the Arts Council of Tamworth an Annual Advancement Grant in the amount of $5,750 as specified in letter dated October 28, 2002.

#44 Authorized the Division of the Arts to award Friend of the Arts, Plymouth a Community Arts Project Grant in the amount of $2,900 and a Traditional Arts Mini Grant in the amount of $1,000 as specified in letter dated October 29, 2002.

#45 Authorized the Division of the Arts to award Art Links Grants in the amount of $16,000 as specified in letter dated October 28, 2002 for the grant period ending June 30, 2003 to the following organizations: Advice to the Players in North Sandwich, Family Resource Center At Gorham, and Friends of the Arts in Plymouth.

#46 Authorized the Division of the Arts to award a Cultural Facility Grant in the amount of $5,600 to Weathervane Theatre, Whitefield, NH as specified in letter dated October 28, 2002.

JUDICIAL COUNCIL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#47 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $5,000 from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation (the Dudley W. Orr Fund), from the date of G&C approval through June 30, 2003 and as specified in letter dated October 31, 2002.

#47A Authorized to conduct a conference for legislators, executive branch, and judicial branch members on an invitation basis to be held on December 12, 2002 at the Institute of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester at a cost not to exceed $9,500 effective upon G&C approval.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#48 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to pay wages and benefits in the amount of $1,472.95 due to a missed increment for a Public Utilities Commission Examiner in the Audit Division that was due October 1, 2001.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#49 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized agreement to extend lease agreement with Pasquale F. Alosa for a two-year period effective February 1, 2003 through January 31, 2005 for 2,200 sq ft of office space in the Pine Inn Plaza in Concord, as specified in letter dated October 9, 2002.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#50 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report-Fiscal Year 2002 of the Insurance Department.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#51 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to utilize the banking services of the Pemigewasset National Bank, Belmont Belknap Mall, 12 Old State Road in Belmont, NH as the depository of funds for the New Hampshire State Liquor Store #75 in Belmont.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#52 Authorized service agreement with Kimball's Cleaning Services in an amount not to exceed $4,200 annually for a total of $12,600 for the three-year period retroactive from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2005 to provide janitorial services for the Littleton Local Job & Information Center.

#53 Authorized service agreement with Lakes Region Striping Co., in an amount not to exceed $4,409 annually for a total of $13,227 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005 for parking lot striping services at offices statewide.

#54 Authorized service agreement with Brix & Stix Construction Corp., in the amount of $11,730 annually for agreement total of $35,190 for the three-year period effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005 for snowplowing & removal services at the Concord Administrative offices and Concord local Job & Information Center at 32 South Main Street and 10 West Street in Concord, NH.

#55 Authorized service agreement with LaCasse Paving & Construction Co., Inc., in the amount not to exceed $5,000 annually for total of $15,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005 for snow plowing and removal services at the Berlin Local Job & Information Center.

#56 Authorized service agreement with Capital Alarm Systems, Inc., in the amount not to exceed $7,925 annually for a total of $23,775 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005 for fire alarm equipment and sprinkler electrical testing and repairs at offices statewide.

#57 Authorized service agreement with New England Lawn Irrigation, LLC in an amount not to exceed $6,000 annually for a total of $18,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005 for lawn irrigation maintenance services at NHES offices statewide.

#58 Authorized service agreement with Pembroke Upholstering Company in the amount of $25,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 to provide upholstering services for NHES offices statewide.

#59 Authorized service agreement with Grounds Care Unlimited in an amount not to exceed $10,000 annually for a total of $30,000 for snow plowing and removal services at the Portsmouth Local Job & Information Center.

#60 Authorized service agreement with NH Lock & Safe Co., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $5,000 annually for a total of $15,000 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005 for locksmith services at offices statewide.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#61 Authorized to accept donations of various dental supplies with a total value of $1,925 from Dr. Denise Heegeman of Gilford, NH.

#62 Authorized to accept donations of portable radios with a total value of $160 from the City of Concord Police Department.

#63 Authorized to accept donations of various sewing materials and notions with a total value of $1,115 from various individuals as listed on attachment to letter dated October 14, 2002.

#64 Authorized to accept donations of various sewing materials and notions with a total value of $902 from various individuals as listed on attachment to letter dated October 14, 2002.

#65 Authorized to add James Adams, MD, Concord, NH to the Approved list of Psychiatric Consultants with an estimated cost of $13,225 for FY 2003.

#66 Authorized to continue two Dental Assistant positions, LG 11, on a full-time temporary basis for a period of one year effective December 4, 2002 through December 4, 2003.

#67 Authorized to reclassify Positions number 18777, 18778, 18810, 41474, and 19909, Chef III, LG 16, A130 to Supervisor I, LG 19, A130 effective November 1, 2002 and as specified in letter dated October 25, 2002.

#68 Authorized to retroactively enter into educational tuition agreement and to pay costs in the amount of $389 to the College for Lifelong Learning, Gorham, NH for Angela Rouleau, Media Generalist to take Introduction to Paralegal Studies course from September 9, 2002 through October 14, 2002.

#69 Authorized to amend grant received from World Education Inc., Boston, MA (initially approved at G&C meeting of 6-26-02 item #89A), to support the Women, Violence, and Education Project at the Women's Prison in Goffstown, NH, by extending the date from September 30, 2002 to December 31, 2002. Retroactive.

#70 Authorized to continue a part-time Records Control Clerk position (#9Temp), LG 10, retroactive from October 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $45,582 from the NH Department of Justice to provide counseling for young offenders regarding post secondary opportunities effective retroactive from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

#71 Authorized to establish two full-time temporary Corrections Counselor/Case Manager positions, LG 18, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 Fiscal Committee approved.
(2) Further authorized to amend previously Approved G&C request of June 26, 2002 item #88 by reallocating $5,249 between classes to modify the original grant for the best utilization of available funds.
(3) Further authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $70,387.58 from the Department of Justice to be used for activities related to the drug testing/substance abuse treatment of offenders, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#72 Authorized to establish a full-time temporary Probation Parole Officer II position, LG 22, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $46,794 from the Tri-County Community Action Programs, to create a District Court Academy Program for Carroll County, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#73 Authorized to expend an amount not to exceed $12,000 from the Correctional Industries Revolving Account to purchase a used 1988 International S2500, 10-wheel dump truck, as specified in letter dated October 16, 2002. Fiscal Committee approved.

#74 Authorized contract with Sentinel Monitoring Corporation, Irvine, CA for electronic monitoring of offenders on Administrative Home Confinement, effective for a period of two years upon G&C approval and as specified in letter dated October 21, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#75 Authorized to accept and place on file the Bureau of Ski Operations' Informational Item regarding season passes issued for Cannon Mountain for the quarter ending September 30, 2002.

#75A Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to purchase liability insurance at a cost of $58,930 plus audit premium, retroactive to the period of November 1, 2002 through November 1, 2003 from A.D. Davis, Inc., North Conway, NH.

#76 Authorized to accept and place on file Informational Item reporting the transfer of funds for Cannon Mountain ski area for the quarter ending September 30, 2002.

#77 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development agreement with John A. Johnson d/b/a P-KAY-O Communications, Edgecomb, ME in an amount of $10,000 to continue on a sole source basis the Northern New England Group Travel Marketing Program, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#78 Authorized Division of Economic Development to request a sole source amendment to a contract with Grafton County Economic Development Council of Plymouth for the Feasibility Study of a Small Business Incubator, increasing the amount by $20,000 to $70,000 and the end date from December 31, 2002 to December 31, 2003; as specified in letter dated October 25, 2002.

#79 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept with thanks, and expend donations in the amount of $435 in memory of Paul Condon, as specified in letter dated October 14, 2002.

#80 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of $30 from Mr. Mort Jonas, Asheville, NC effective upon G&C approval through October 14, 2002.

#81 Authorized Trails Bureau to accept and expend federal funds of $642,393 from the US Department of Transportation for the Recreational Trails Program for the period ending September 30, 2006.

#82 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend a federal allotment in the amount of $3,936 for the Cooperative Lands, Forest Health Monitoring, P-3 Plots program, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003.

#83 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept and expend Federal Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP), funds for restoration and maintenance of wildlife habitat in the amount of $29,592 effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $9,864 from the NH Fish & Game Department as State Matching funds to the WHIP grant, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2008.
(3) Further authorized an Amendment to a Memorandum of Understanding (most recently amended October 1999, item #64), to implement the conditions of the WHIP program.

#84 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a Sponsor Agreement with Bonneville & Sons, Inc., Manchester, NH that is donating the use of a vehicle for six months in return for a promotional partnership with Cannon Mountain.

#85 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain service agreement on a sole source basis with Ingersoll-Rand, Nashville, TN in the amount of $3,750 for machine start-up service of the snowmaking air compressors, effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2002.

#86 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain agreement with Aerial NDT Inspection, Inc., Charlestown, RI in the amount of $3,250 for Magnetic Particle Inspection training to be held at Cannon Mountain, as specified in letter dated September 12, 2002.

#87 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept the donation of an addition to the Seacoast Science Center building at Odiorne Point State Park from the Seacoast Science Center, Inc., Rye, NH. The funding for this project was secured by Senator Gregg through a National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration grant in the amount of $997,000.

#88 Authorized Trails Bureau to retroactively amend contracts with The Nature Conservancy, North Conway, NH and the Rockingham Recreational Trails Committee, Manchester, NH (previously Approved at G&C meeting of 5-10-00 item #43), for the Recreational Trails Program, by extending the end date from September 30, 2002 to August 31, 2003. No new funds required.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#89 Authorized to accept a donation by Capital Well Inc., Dunbarton, NH of a water pump system valued at $2,704.39. The labor and materials to provide domestic water service were donated to support the construction of the Hunter Education training facility in Holderness, NH.

#89A Authorized retroactively to pay an invoice dated September 9, 2002 to Pike/Campton Sand and Gravel, Hartford, CT in the amount of $5,019.60 for the purchase of loam and washed stone to be used at the new Hunter Education site in Holderness, NH.

#90 Authorized to accept a $3,700 donation from the employees of Profile Metal Forming to be deposited into "Let's Go Fishing" account.

#91 Authorized to accept and expend a cash gift of $750 from the Granite State Bowhunters Association of Hooksett made for the specific purpose of buying new targets for the Field Archery course and target practice area at the Hunter Education Training Center in Holderness, NH.

#92 Authorized contract with Vollmer Associates LLP, Concord, NH for Boundary Line Maintenance work including, witness of boundary lines and corners of two of the Department's Wildlife Management Areas for a cost not to exceed $13,950 effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2003.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#93 Authorized to accept and place on file the report on the status of the New Hampshire Petroleum Cleanup Fund Program for the State Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2002 submitted by the Oil Fund Disbursement Board.

#93A Authorized to budget and expend unallocated wetland fee income in the amount of $31,000 and to make budget adjustments retroactively from July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.

#94 Authorized to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $150,000 in FY 2003 as specified in letter dated October 31, 2002.
(2) Further authorized to enter into a Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH in the amount of $119,490 effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003.

#95 Authorized Water Division contract with Ascutney Custom Fabrications, Ascutney, VT in the amount of $2,350 for welding services as part of the Milton 3-Ponds Dam gate automation project from November 13, 2002 through December 31, 2002.

#96 Authorized agreement with Northeast Rural Water Association, Burlington, VT in the amount of $92,751 to provide technical assistance to small public water systems, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. (2) Further authorized contract with Rural Housing Improvement, Inc., Winchendon, MA in the amount of $68,299 to provide technical assistance to small public water systems, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003.

#97 Authorized Water Division contract with J&S Technical Electric, Milton, NH in the amount of $4,330 for electrical contracting services as a part of the Milton 3-Ponds Dam gate automation project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#98 Authorized Water Division sole source agreement with ADS Environmental Services, Congers, NY in an amount not to exceed $86,491 for the flow meters and flow monitoring services as specified in letter dated September 24, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2004.
(2) Further authorized to provide a $6,645 payment effective upon G&C approval.

#99 Authorized Water Division contract with URS Corporation, Florence, NJ in the amount of $7,492.72 for Archaeological Surveys of two proposed river gaging sites, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#100 Authorized to retroactively amend a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States Geological Survey (last amended at G&C meeting of 9-20-00 item #69), for a no-cost time extension to continue evaluating effectiveness of remedial action at the OK Tool Superfund Site, extending the date from September 30, 2002 to September 30, 2003.

#101 Authorized Water Division to make a retroactive, unencumbered payment to Ferdinando Insurance Associates, Inc., Manchester, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 8-23-00 item #77), in the amount of $700 for property insurance for a portable emergency electrical generator set, as specified in letter dated October 23, 2002.

#102 Authorized to retroactively amend a Local Source Water Protection grant award to the Town of Jaffrey, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 1-9-02 item #58), by extending the end date from September 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003. No additional funds involved.

#103 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the City of Claremont, NH for Closure of the City of Claremont's Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $160,000 to be awarded upon G&C approval.

#104 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Littleton, NH for Closure of the Town of Littleton's Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $120,000 to be awarded upon G&C approval.

#105 Authorized Supplemental Loan Agreement attached to letter dated October 16, 2002 with the Town of Exeter (initially approved at G&C meeting of 5-9-01 item #111), in the principal amount of $432,498.62 for financing the construction of an improved outfall sewer.

#106 Authorized loan agreement with the City of Berlin, NH in the amount of $8,342,200 for designing and construction improvements to their WWTP and various pump stations as specified in letter dated October 22, 2002.

#107 Authorized loan agreement with the Town of Northumberland, NH in the amount of $2,031,018 to finance the upgrade and replacement of existing water mains, effective upon G&C approval.

#108 Authorized loan agreement with the North Haverhill Water an Light District in the amount of $592,500 to finance source improvements, the construction of a new storage tank, and the replacement of existing water mains, effective upon G&C approval.

#109 Authorized agreement with the City of Rochester, NH in the amount of $1,500,000 for designing and constructing the Gonic sewer separation project, as specified in letter dated October 28, 2002.

BOARD OF NURSING

#110 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized retroactive, sole source contract with Margaret Lee Leppanen, R.N., M.N., J.D., Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $48,806.55 to provide investigative and prosecutorial functions for the Board for the period October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of Administration

#111 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of C, seconded by C, with Councilors Wieczorek and Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division of Child Support Services to reclassify vacant position #19774 from Child Support Officer, SG 20 to Supervisor II, SG 21.

Office of Program Support

#112 Authorized to provide travel reimbursement to Kenneth Nielsen in the amount of $27.74 for travel dated May 3, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 2, 2002.

#113 Authorized Bureau of Health Facilities Administration to accept and expend $281,556 in federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.
(2) Further authorized to continue one Program Specialist IV position, one Program Specialist III position, two Supervisor III positions, and two Health Care Facility Program Reviewer positions and continue the use of a Pharmacist and Registered Nurse consultants; previously Approved at G&C meeting of 8-22-01 item #178), effective retroactive to July 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003 and as specified in letter dated October 3, 2002. Fiscal Committee approved.

Office of Community & Public Health

#114 Authorized Public Health Laboratories to reimburse Michele Yacopucci, Ph.D., relocation expenses of up to $4,500 based upon actual expenses incurred as specified in letter dated October 9, 2002.

#115 Authorized to accept and expend $60,000 in funds from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for tuberculosis control laboratory equipment, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#116 Authorized Bureau of Nutrition and Health Promotion to accept and expend $50,000 from Mead Johnson Nutritionals for the PARTNERS Project effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#117 Authorized contract with RMC Research, Inc., Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $207,890 to provide a comprehensive evaluation of New Hampshire home visiting programs, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#118 Authorized Division of Chronic Disease Prevention contract with the School Administrative Unit #61, Farmington, NH in the amount of $53,600 to develop community and school-based tobacco prevention interventions, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#119 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Preparedness and Response sole source contract with the New Hampshire Public Health Association, Concord, NH in the amount of $265,628 for public health emergency preparedness capacity-building services, effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2003.

#120 Authorized Bureau of Emergency Preparedness and Response sole source contract with the Nashua Community Health Department in the amount of $400,000 for public health emergency preparedness planning services, effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2003.

Division of Family Assistance

#121 Authorized to retroactively enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement and pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH the amount of $615 for Bridgette Walztoni, Family Services Specialist I, to attend course titled "Identification and Management of child Abuse and Neglect", from October 29, 2002 through December 23, 2002.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#122 Authorized to pay $40,844 in overtime for permanent personal services out of the salaries for vacant positions due to extended sick leave and pending recruitment for the period from July 1, 2002 to September 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 7, 2002.

#123 Authorized to accept and expend $683,693 in funds from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

#124 Authorized contract with Waste Management, Inc., Hampton, NH in the amount of $18,405 for solid waste disposal services at the Youth Development Center in Manchester, effective from December 1, 2002 through August 31, 2005.

Division of Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery

#125 Authorized to amend the Consultant List (originally Approved at G&C meeting of August 14, 2002, item #135), by adding Christie Faella, Ashland, NH at the rate of $25 per hour to facilitate substance abuse educational groups, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. No additional funds are required.

#126 Authorized the Division, retroactively, to be a co-sponsor along with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, New Futures, the Endowment for Health, and Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc. (that shall act as fiscal agent), to conduct an organized meeting/training on October 17 and 18, 2002 at an estimated cost of $56,664.
(2) Further authorized to enter into a agreement with the Mountain View Country Club LLC (d/b/a Mountain View Grand), Whitefield, NH in an amount not to exceed $10,000 to provide conference facilities for the "New Hampshire Substance Abuse Conference: Prevention and Treatment Working Together" for the period retroactive to October 16, 2002 through October 18, 2002.

Division for Children, Youth & Families

#127 Authorized to accept and expend $237,045.30 in funds the US Department of Health and Human Services under the Independent Living Program, as specified in letter dated October 16, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee approved.

Division of Developmental Services

#128 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Education, Division of Instruction to support a co-funded agreement with the Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Funds in the amount of $50,000 is available from the Department of Education.
(2) Further authorized agreement with the Institute on Disability, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH in the amount of $200,000 to develop and implement research and demonstration projects promoting best practice in community services for people with developmental disabilities, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

Division of Elderly & Adult Services

#129 Authorized to amend agreement with New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, Bedford, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 5-29-02 item #102), increasing the amount by $25,000 to $46,500 to provide substance abuse education and brief intervention prevention counseling, and extending the end date retroactive to September 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#130 Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the New Hampshire Veterans Home for the Fiscal Year 2002.

#131 Authorized to accept the attached list of monies totaling $14,066.23 received during the period of July 1, 2002 to September 30, 2002 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions, and placed in the Veterans Home Benefit Fund.

#132 Authorized to reclassify Position #41757 Date Entry Operator III, LG 8 to Technical Specialist II, LG 21 as specified in letter dated October 22, 2002.

#133 Authorized to make an unencumbered payment of $2,270.50 to SimplexGrinnell for annual service contract as specified in letter dated October 25, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#134 Authorized contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $347,000 pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget to provide independent living services retroactive to October 1, 2002 through September 30, 2003. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.

#135 Authorized contract with Barbara E. Stone, Sunapee, NH, sole proprietor, in an amount not to exceed $30,937.50 to monitor and provide technical assistance to school districts receiving Local Professional Development Grants, effective upon G&C approval though June 30, 2003. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.

#136 Authorized the reclassification of Position #41550, Education Consultant III, LG 28 to Administrator II, LG 29 as specified in letter dated September 26, 2002.

#137 Authorized contract with Charles W. Robinson, Ed. D. CRC, Sole Proprietor, Peterborough, NH in an amount not exceed $41,900 to provide consultation and training in the use of the Career Planning Tools, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004; pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget. (2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.

#138 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $590,793 from the US Department of Education to assist the teachers, administrators, and Limited English Proficient students in the local school systems, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. (2) Further authorized to budget and expend carry forward funds in the amount of $15,031 from the US Department of Education, to assist the teachers, administrators, and Limited English Proficient students in the local school systems, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#139 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $740,089.97 from the US Department of Education and $6,231 in GED testing fee income, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#140 Authorized contract with Campus Compact for New Hampshire, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $29,946 to provide training and technical assistance to the New Hampshire Partnerships in Character Education Program, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#141 Authorized to pay the FY 2002-2003 participation fee to the Consortium Arrangement for Identification and Recruitment in the amount of $5,000.

#142 Authorized to establish consultant positions, one Administrator II position, five Education Consultant II positions, one Accounting Technician position and one Secretary II position through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated October 16, 2002. Fiscal Committee approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $3,912,262 from the US Department of Education, State Assessment and Related Activities, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#143 Authorized to participate in a three-day technology conference, the 2002 Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference, to be held December 3,4, and 5, 2002 at the Sheraton Tara Hotel, Nashua, NH at a cost not to exceed $7,012.
(2) Further authorized to grant funds, as the State's chare of defraying the cost of hosting the conference, to the New Hampshire School Administrators Association in the amount of $5,000, that is a part of the total cost of the conference.
(3) Further authorized expenditures of $2,012 that is a part of the total cost of the conference for registration, travel and lodging expenses of the Department of Education participants as indicated in letter dated October 21, 2002.

#144 Authorized to conduct a one day work seminar for NH teachers on English Language Arts- No Child Left Behind, to be held at the Wayfarer Inn in Bedford, NH on November 18, 2002 at a cost not to exceed $4,500.
(2) Further authorized contract with the Wayfarer Inn to provide necessary conference facilities and food services for the seminar in an amount not to exceed $4,500 that is a part of the total cost of the seminar.

#145 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation contract with Nashua Adult Learning Center Inc., Nashua, NH in an amount not to exceed $58,425 pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget, to provide youth services, employment, and training, effective retroactive to September 1, 2002 through November 30, 2004.

#146 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation contract with Odyssey House, Inc., Dover, NH in an amount not to exceed $150,000 pending legislative approval of the next biennial budget, to provide youth services, employment, and training in Manchester retroactive from October 1, 2002 through October 31, 2004.

#147 Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College in an amount not to exceed $35,006 to provide research on technology training and ongoing support to their preservice faculty and to integrate various technologies into their course curricula, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#148 Authorized to grant funds to the University of New Hampshire an amount not to exceed $36,701.92 to provide technology training and ongoing support to their preservice faculty and to integrate various technologies into their course curricula, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#149 Authorized to grant funds to the University of New Hampshire in an about not to exceed $26,700 to provide research on technology training in their preservice program, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#150 Authorized to grant funds to the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, Inc., Bedford, NH in an amount not to exceed $222,711.12 to provide technical assistance in supporting positive behavioral strategies for children and youth disabilities, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#151 Authorized to grant funds to Rivier College in an amount not to exceed $32,336 to provide technology training and ongoing support to their preservice faculty and to integrate various technologies into their course curricula, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#152 Authorized to grant funds to Plymouth State College in an amount not to exceed $18,905 to provide technology training and ongoing support to their preservice faculty and to integrate various technologies into their course curricula, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#153 Authorized to grant funds to Upper Valley Teacher Institute in an amount not to exceed $20,200 to provide technology training and ongoing support to their preservice faculty and to integrate various technologies into their course curricula, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#154 Authorized a waiver to Administrative Rule 308.03 (d)(4) and allow Commissioner John O'Donnell to stay overnight during the annual meeting of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges being held at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston, MA December 5-6, 2002. The total cost of the conference is $500 ($200 for the hotel).

#155 Authorized Claremont Campus contract with Lakes Region Environmental, Belmont, NH in the amount of $4,000 for closing one underground fuel storage tank, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#156 Authorized agreement with Development Institute, Inc., Boston, MA in the amount of $28,000 for providing consultant services to develop a system wide grant proposal, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#157 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $610,000 in funding from the Title IV Financial Aid grants to provide financial aid for all eligible students, June 30, 2003.

#158 Authorized Manchester/Stratham Campuses agreement with Isosceles Advertising, Inc., Manchester, NH in the amount of $4,250 for designing various College literature, effective upon G&C approval through December 16, 2002.

#159 Authorized Stratham Campus agreement with LandCare Associates, Inc., Durham, NH in the amount of $56,000 for removing snow at the Pease Education & Training Center, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2005.

#160 Authorized Berlin Campus agreement with The Electric Man, Milan, NH in the total amount of $6,000 for a two-year period on an "as needed basis" effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004 for miscellaneous repairs of electrical equipment, as specified in letter dated October 23, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#161 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to amend contract with Whittemore Holdings, LLC Concord, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 7-11-02 item #138), extending the end date from November 30, 2002 to June 30, 2003 for the increase of HVAC capacity in the newly expanded computer area and the expansion of electric circuitry needed to accommodate the interior redesign of the workstations.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#162 Authorized to accept and place on file Informational Item reporting the Department's Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending September 30, 2002.

#163 Authorized agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, Exeter, NH to undertake the US 1 Corridor Management Study in the municipalities of Portsmouth, Rye, North Hampton, Hampton, Hampton Falls, and Seabrook for a fee not to exceed $62,500 as specified in letter dated October 15, 2002 and effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#164 Authorized to reclassify the position in Bureau of Finance and Contracts of Administrator I, SG 27, to the Bureau of Traffic, Program Assistant II, SG 15.

#165 Authorized to sell State owned land with residence in Hillsborough to KSA Properties, L.L.C., for $111,100 as specified in letter dated October 18, 2002.

#166 Authorized to sell State owned land in Concord to Tara Sharon for $10,510 as specified in letter dated October 18, 2002.

#167 Authorized to sell State owned land in Laconia to Mountain Lake Village, L.L.C., for $30,500 as specified in letter dated October 18, 2002.

#168 Authorized to sell State owned land in Hudson to the Town of Hudson for $188,000 as specified in letter dated October 18, 2002.

#168A Authorized to Quitclaim whatever interest the State of New Hampshire may have in the portion of the Old Goffs Falls Road Highway Easement located Easterly of the Westerly side line of Goffs Falls Road, as now traveled in Manchester, to the City of Manchester where it abuts other land of the City of Manchester.

#169 Authorized to accept and place on file the Contemplated Award List for the period October 2, 2002 through October 22, 2002.

#170 Authorized to accept and place on file the Contemplated Awards List for amounts less than $5,000 for the time period extending from July 1, 2002 through September 30, 2002.

#171 Authorized agreement with McFarland-Johnson, Inc., Concord, NH and Binghamton, NY for a total lump-sum fee of $6,458,061.31 for engagement of engineering and environmental services for final design of section of new roadway known as Manchester Airport Access Road, (Bedford-Manchester-Londonderry-Merrimack DPR-F-0047(001) 11512), effective upon G&C approval through 36 months from date of Notice to Proceed.

#172 Authorized contract with James S. Piscopo General Contractors, Inc., Winnisquam, NH for a lump-sum price of $96,747 for constructing parking lots and performing pavement repairs, Skyhaven Airport, Rochester, NH as specified in letter dated October 14, 2002. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $3,253.

#173 Authorized Purchase and Sale Agreement with the Boston and Maine Corporation to acquire a portion of a railroad corridor in Whitefield and Dalton, NH and Lunenburg, VT at a price not to exceed $391,000. (2) Further authorized to pay the Twin State Railroad Company a sum not to exceed $100,000 to transfer the freight operating rights on the Mountain Division railroad corridor in Whitefield and Lunenburg, VT and pay the necessary filing fees to the US Surface Transportation Board to effect this transaction.

#174 Authorized the Division of Aeronautics to continue membership with the National Association of State Aviation Officials, Silver Spring, MD and pay membership dues of $5,403.73 for fiscal year 2003.

#175 Authorized contract with Westfield Construction Company, Inc., West Chesterfield, NH for a lump-sum price of $886,330 for New Highway Maintenance Shed, Route 89, Enfield and Renovations to Warner Shed, Route 103, Enfield and Warner, NH.
(2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $36,932.
(3) Further authorized payment to the Bureau of Public Works in the amount of $10,000 for engineering services provided.

#176 Authorized to amend the contingency for Contract #616245 Pike Industries, Inc., Belmont, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 3-20-02 item #131), increasing the amount by $150,000 to $304,725.46 due the original contingency having been utilized by overruns of design quantities in Hot Bituminous Pavement Machine Method (Night), granular backfill for plastic pipe, turf establishment and added items of Traffic Signs Type A; as specified in letter dated October 7, 2002.

#177 Authorized contract #716088 with New England Signal Systems, Inc., Northwood, NH on basis of a single bid of $82,780 for replacement of existing signal and other related work in the Town of Winchester, effective upon G&C approval through June 6, 2003.
(2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $12,417.

#178 Authorized contract #716086 with Larry G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH on the basis of a single bid of $19,989 for a drilled well and pump on the property of Richard Buscemi, New Ipswich, NH effective upon G&C approval.

#179 Authorized contract #716087 with Larry G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH on the basis of a single bid of $19,550 for a drilled well and pump on the property of Carrie Navaroli, Hollis, NH effective upon G&C approval.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#180 Authorized to transfer and expend $42,442 from the Highway Surplus Account to fund the position of Deputy Director of State Police for the balance of FY03. Fiscal Committee approved.

#181 Authorized the Division of Fire Safety/Office of Emergency Mangement to lease three vehicles from Ford Motor Credit Company as supplied by Wyman's Chevrolet-Pontiac, Hillsborough, NH for a period of 48 months from the date of G&C approval, at a cost of $1,307.86 per month for a total 48-month lease price of $62,777.28

#182 Authorized the Division of State Police to extend the following position: Trooper I, 8T007 from 12-2-02 to 12-1-03; Trooper I, 8T008 from 12-2-02 to 2-1-03; and Criminal Rec. Clerk, 8T850 from 11-9-02 to 11-8-03 as specified in letter dated October 29, 2002.

#183 Authorized the Division of Fire Safety/Office of Emergency Management to execute a Pre Disaster Mitigation Grant agreement with the Town of Grafton in the amount of $5,000 for developing an All Hazard Mitigation Plan, effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2003.

#184 Authorized the Division of Fire Standards and Training to amend contract with Tasker Landscaping, Loudon, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 9-4-02 item #178), increasing the amount by $7,995 to $18,195 for adding completion of a Third Foundation Cap, as specified in letter dated October 3, 2002.

#185 Authorized the Division of Motor Vehicles to retroactively enter into a two-year lease extension agreement with First Development Corp., for office space at 306 North Main St., Rochester, NH (initially approved at G&C meeting of 4-23-97 item #171), at a cost per year of $15,000 for the term from May 1, 2002 through April 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated October 29, 2002.

#186 Authorized the Division of Fire Safety/Office of Emergency Management retroactive, sole source agreement with NH Speedway, Inc., d/b/a NH International Speedway in the amount of $5,825.88 for the period through September 25, 2002 for conducting the "NH Emergency Preparedness Expo".

#187 Authorized the Division of Fire Safety/Office of Emergency Management to execute a Pre Disaster Mitigation Planning Grant Agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission in the amount of $7,500 for the period of G&C approval through September 30, 2003 for updating the "New Hampshire Mitigation Planning Guidebook".

#188 Authorized retroactively the Division of State Police to waive Adm. Rule 308.05, C, 2 allowing Bruce Taylor of the State Police Laboratory to attend photographic training seminar in Somerville, NJ from October 27, 2002 through November 1, 2002. The anticipated cost is $1,060. #189 Authorized the Division of State Police to accept and expend $4,000,000 grant entitled "Statewide LAWNET Communications Project" from the US Department of Justice.

#190 Authorized the Division of State Police to accept and expend an US Department of Justice Grant "Operation Street Sweeper Project in the amount of $1,350,000, effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2003.

#191 Authorized the Division of Fire Safety/Office of Emergency Management to retroactively accept and expend $352,470 for the period from August 15, 2002 through April 24, 2003 for purchasing decontamination trailers for the regional hazardous materials teams.

#192 Authorized the Division of State Police to hold a "Terrorism Training for NH Law Enforcement Conference" on November 24 & 26, 2002 at the Wayfarer Inn and Conference Center in Bedford, NH in an amount not to exceed $22,500.
(2) Further authorized contract with the Wayfarer Inn and Conference Center in the amount of $19,530 (included in the total cost of conference), effective upon G&C approval through November 26, 2002.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#193 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to TABLE the request of Neil & Helen Garvey to construct a permanent pier and associated structures on property located on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth. File #2000-02147.

#194 Approved the request of Lakeside at Hermit Cove LLC to construct a stairway and concrete pads to anchor two seasonal piers and associated structures on property located at Hermit Cove on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. File #2001-00798.

#195 Approved the request of Lakeside at Hermit Cove LLC to construct a stairway and two concrete pads to anchor two seasonal piers and associated structures on frontage of property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. File #2001-00800.

#196 Approved the request of Steve Buzzotta to construct two piling piers and associated structures on frontage of property located on Lake Winnipesaukee. File #2002-00609.

#197 Approved the request of the City of Laconia to add two bumper pilings to the end of an existing piling dock within a public major docking facility at the Weirs on Lake Winnipesaukee, Laconia. File #2002-00778.

#198 Approved the request of Harbor Road Revocable Trust to reconstruct and reconfigure an existing dock and associated structures on property located at Rye Harbor in Rye. File #2002-00137.

#199 Approved the request of James & Mary Jean Faro to install a seasonal wharf and associated structures on frontage of property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. File #2002-835.

#200 Approved the request of Richard Desmarais Revocable Trust to completely remove a non-conforming permanent dock and associated breakwater and deck over the bank; fill 1031 sq ft to construct 70 linear ft of breakwater a cantilevered pier and associated structures accessed by a walkway on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton. File #2002-1197.

#201 Approved the request of Aquila Chase to construct a permanent pier and associated structures on property located on the Lamprey River in Newmarket. File #2002-00840.

#202 Approved the request of Hugh & Luci Gardner to replace existing crib dock in same footprint with same materials, relocate ramp access landing landward for safety, on property located on the Oyster River in Durham. File #2002-01521.

#203 Approved the request of Joseph & Catherine Nadeau to construct a permanent pier and associated structures on property located on the Oyster River in Durham. File #2002-00869.

#204 Approved the request of Richard Kay dredge 247 sq ft of existing rock from frontage, fill to construct 46 linear ft of breakwater, and a cantilevered pier on frontage of property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton. File #2002-00687.

#205 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following tuition requests:

A. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,250.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anne Prehemo, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled "Epidemiology".

B. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,250.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Peggy Vieira, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled "Epidemiology".

C. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH the sum of $2,598.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeffrey Gendron, Investment Analyst, in the courses entitled "Managerial Accounting" and "Mathematics".

D. REVENUE - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH the sum of $437.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Dutile, Technical Support Specialist V, in the course entitled "Intro to Networking".

E. REVENUE - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH the sum of $437.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dean Weeks, Technical Support Specialist IV, in the course entitled "Intro to Networking".

F. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $649.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling William Oldenburg, Chief of Preliminary Design, in the course entitled "Financial Accounting".

G. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $649.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diana Smestad, Accountant IV, in the course entitled "Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making".

#206 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel requests:

A. FISH & GAME - Request permission for (1) employee, Craig Morrocco, Conservation Officer, or designee, to travel to Wellsville, NY on November 20 - 22, 2002, to attend the Conservation Officer Trainee Background Investigation. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $300.00. Source of Funds: 100% Fish & Game Funds. No Registration Fees.

B. SAFETY, NH Marine Patrol Bureau - Request permission for (2) employees, Crystal Drouin, Sergeant, and Dennis Ashley, Sergeant, or designee, to travel to Yorktown, VA on December 1 - 14, 2002, to attend a Marine Patrol Course. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by state vehicle. Total Cost: $690.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. No Registration Fees.

LATE ITEMS:

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

A. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Authorized the Department of Environmental Services and the NH Office of Emergency Management to amend existing Agreement by extending the completion date to February 15, 2003 from December 31, 2002, for OEM to provide funding from FEMA for DES to develop real-time flood forecasting and reservoir operations. Authorized DES to amend an existing Agreement with Riverside Technology by extending the completion date of the Agreement to February 15, 2003 from November 30, 2002 to complete the development of real-time flood forecasting and reservoir operations.

B. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Authorized the following:

  • Working Capital Warrant No. 03-06 in the amount of $530,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of December 2002.
  • Authorized to amend Working Capital Warrant No. 03-04 to increase the total from $430,000,000 to $453,000,000.
  • Accepted Working Capital Warrant No. 03-04 reporting expenditures of $452,298,716.50 for the month of October and recommending the balance of $701,283.50 be lapsed.

C. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Authorized to enter into a sole source contract with Envirotech Clean Air, Inc., Stoneham, MA in the amount of $70,500 for mold remediation services in the Rockingham County Courthouse.

D. DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Authorized to enter into sole source contract in the amount of $500,000 with Elliot Hospital, Manchester, NH for a one year period effective upon Governor and Council approval for inpatient and outpatient medical services to the inmates located at the NH State Prison for Women, Goffstown, NH.

E. OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Accepted and referred to legal counsel the Petition for Removal of Wayne Vetter, Executive Director of the Fish and Game Department, filed by the Attorney General under RSA 4:1 and RSA 206:8.

Item removed from Table

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
#20 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, voted to remove from Table Item #20 which was tabled at the October 9, 2002 Governor and Council Meeting. Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, voted to approve the request to authorize the State and the University System to utilize a modified, streamlined contract and grant award process and Approved the attached Master Agreement and Cooperative Project Agreement form for use in such contracts and grants. This process will be effective with the date of G&C approval.

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2002 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, in Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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