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Minutes
November 19, 1997
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
November 19, 1997
10:00 AM

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00. Councilor Normand was not in attendance during the first part of the meeting.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin accepted the minutes of the November 6, 1997 meeting.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 6, 1997 meeting.

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

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

Hillsborough District No. 14 (Amherst)
Robert H. Rowe, Amherst, r (Box 1117) 03031

Hillsborough District No. 33 (Nashua Ward 8)
Chris Konys, Nashua, d (10 Decatur Drive) 03062

Rockingham District No. 35 (Portsmouth Ward 5)
Jacqueline Pitts, Portsmouth, d (110 Ledgewood Drive) 03801

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

ADULT PAROL BOARD
Amy Vorenberg, Concord
Succeeding Michael McCarthy, Hampton
TERM: September 29, 2002
Effective November 19, 1997

EMERGENCY SHELTER COMMISSION
Harold R. Acres, Nashua
(Business and Industry)
Reappointment
TERM: July 1, 1999
Effective November 19, 1997

STATE BOARD OF FIRE CONTROL
Donna W. Knighton, Libson
(Insurance)
TERM: July 8, 2002
Succeeding Donald Sargent, Littleton
Effective November 19, 1997

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
Richard C. Gagliuso, Nashua
(N.H. Bar Association Member)
Reappointment
TERM: October 18, 2000
Effective November 19, 1997

BOARD OF NATURAL SCIENTISTS
John C. Edgar, Laconia
(Public Member)
Vacancy
TERM: November 19, 2002
Effective November 19, 1997

BOARD OF NURSING
Gail A. Barba, Dixville Notch
(Public Member)
Reappointment
TERM: December 21, 2000
Effective November 19, 1997

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PODIATRISTS
Howard S. Wagenberg, DPM, Nashua
Reappointment
TERM: June 3, 2002
Effective November 19, 1997

BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Diane Y. Levesque, Portsmouth
(Certified Clinical Social Worker)
Reappointment
TERM: October 25, 2000
Effective November 19, 1997

Paul B. Shagoury, Ph.D., Bow
(Associate Psychologist)
Reappointment
TERM: October 14, 2000
Effective November 19, 1997

STATE RADIATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Richard A. Fralick, Ph.D., Plymouth
(Life Science)
Reappointment
TERM: October 14, 2001
Effective November 19, 1997

David C. Frost, DMD, Bow
(Dentistry)
Reappointment
TERM: October 14, 2001
Effective November 19, 1997

James P. Tarzia, East Hampstead
(Physical Science)
Reappointment
TERM: October 14, 2001
Effective November 19, 1997

WATER COUNCIL
Wayne L. Patenaude, Hopkinton
(Industrial Interest)
Reappointment
TERM: September 17, 2001
Effective November 19, 1997

The Governor nominated the following:

BOXING AND WRESTLING COMMISSION
Arthur J. Nolin, Pembroke
Reappointment
TERM: July 15, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Laura Stempkowski, Keene
(Representing NH Nurse Practitioners Association)
TERM: June 23, 1999
Succeeding Holly Buckley, Plymouth (resigned)
Effective upon confirmation

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION
Gregory S. Cloutier, Jefferson
Reappointment
TERM: May 1, 1999
Effective upon confirmation

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
George M. Bald, Rochester
(Nominated by N.H. Municipal Association)
Reappointment
TERM: September 8, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

Andrew C. Bauer, Jr., Nashua
(Nominated by N.H. Association of Commerce and Industry)
Succeeding John O'Connell, Nashua
TERM: September 8, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

Dennis Lagueux, Manchester
(Nominated by N.H. Association of Commerce and Industry)
Reappointment
TERM: September 8, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

Michael J. Mancini, New Boston
(Nominated by N.H. Association of Commerce and Industry)
Reappointment
TERM: September 8, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

James A. McSweeney, Lebanon
(Nominated by N.H. Municipal Association
Succeeding Robert Jackson, Claremont
TERM: September 8, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
John S. Marechal, Keene
(N.H. Federation of Fire Mutual Aid)
Reappointment
TERM: July 22, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

James D.Linehan, Danville
(N.H. Sheriffs Association)
Succeeding David Lincoln, Raymond
TERM: July 22, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISISION
Peter G. Russell, Meredith
(N.H. Municipal Association)
TERM: November 16, 2000
Reappointment
Effective upon confirmation

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Bruce A.Wright, Gilford
(Member of Planning Board: Nominated by N.H. Municipal Association)
Vacancy
TERM: August 1, 1999
Effective upon confirmation

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PODIATRISTS
Steven R. Rudman, DPM, Manchester
Reappointment
TERM: December 5, 2002
Effective upon confirmation

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
John J. Wallace, Lee
(Lay Public)
TERM: June 30, 2002
Succeeding Maurice Lamy, Manchester
Effective upon confirmation

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Janet C. Thompson, Rye
(Public Member)
Succeeding John Gryval, Hooksett
TERM: October 27, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Roger F. French, Hanover
(Nominated by N.H. Association of Conservation Commissions)
TERM: October 12, 1998
Reappointment
Effective upon confirmation

DEPT. OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - ADVISORY COMMISSION
Paul T. Doherty, Gorham
(Recreation)
Reappointment
TERM: April 1, 2002
Effective upon confirmation

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Ralph Brickett, Bow
Reappointment
TERM: June 30, 2001
Effective upon confirmation

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Lucy C. Hodder, North Sutton
Succeeding Kathryn S. Miner, Dublin
TERM: October 20, 2000
Effective upon confirmation

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Citizens Bank to Danielson Realty Trust and Hampshire Hills Racquet and Health Club, Inc. in Milford. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call was requested. The results are as follows: Councilor Burton - yes; Councilor Spaulding - yes; Councilor Griffin - yes; Councilor Normand - absent; Councilor Streeter - yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON NOVEMBER 19, 1997 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 10:30 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Citizens Bank to Hampshire Hills Racquet and Health Club Inc. and Danielson Realty Trust and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that he and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Frank J. Lass, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Rick Holder, owner, Hampshire Hills Racquet and Health Club, Inc., Tom Sapienza, Director of Operations, Hampshire Hills Racquet and Health Club, Inc., Gary Hatfield, Vice President of Citizens Bank and Robert Rzasa, Senior Vice President of Citizens Bank. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Streeter 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 CITIZENS BANK TO HAMPSHIRE HILLS RACQUET AND HEALTH CLUB, INC AND DANIELSON REALTY TRUST." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Burton . There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilors Spaulding, Griffin, Burton and Streeter ; those abstaining were Councilor(s) None ; and those voting against were Councilor(s) None . The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOANS FROM CITIZENS BANK TO DANIELSON REALTY TRUST AND HAMPSHIRE HILLS RACQUET AND HEALTH CLUB, INC.

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 fifty percent (50%) of the principal amount of a loans up to $1,743,200 from Citizens Bank to Danielson Realty Trust and Hampshire Hills Racquet and Health Club, Inc. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

WHEREAS, the proposed guarantee would require the pledge of the full faith and credit of the Authority in an amount not to exceed fifty percent (50%) of the proposed financing;

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

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received all the documentation and information with respect to the proposed award of the Authority's guarantee which they have requested; and

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

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special Findings.

(i) The award of the guarantee as proposed will contribute significantly to the success of the financing.

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

(b) General Findings.

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

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

(iii) The award of the guarantee as proposed will preserve or increase the social welfare or economic prosperity of the state and one or more of its political subdivisions, and will promote the general welfare of the state's citizens.

(iv) The award of the guarantee as proposed will promote the orderly development of business activities, create or preserve employment opportunities, or protect the physical environment.

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

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

Passed and Agreed to November 19, 1997.

#2 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation for the development of an industrial park located in Exeter. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. A roll call was requested. The results are as follows: Councilor Burton - yes; Councilor Spaulding - yes; Councilor Griffin - yes; Councilor Normand - absent; Councilor Streeter- yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON NOVEMBER 19, 1997 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 10:35 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be loan made by the Business Finance Authority to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation to finance the development of the Garrison Lane Industrial Park in Exeter, New Hampshire 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 loan. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Frank Lass, Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project and introduced Warren Henderson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Rockingham Economic Development Corporation. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A LOAN UNDER RSA 162-A:7 FROM THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY TO ROCKINGHAM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Streeter . There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilors Burton, Streeter, Griffin and Spaulding ; those abstaining were Councilor(s) None ; and those voting against were Councilor(s) None ; The Governor declared that the resolution was passed

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

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to a loan by the Authority to Rockingham Economic Development Corporation (the "Borrower") in the original principal amount of up to $100,000 to finance the development of a 340 acre industrial park located in Exeter, New Hampshire (the "Loan")

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

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby resolved that:

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

a. Special Findings.

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

b. General Findings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passed and agreed to November 19, 1997.

#3 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with regard to the proposed issue of not more than $2,300,000 of revenue bonds by the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire to finance the acquisition of approximately 10 acres of land and an existing building in the City of Rochester, and to expand, renovate and equip the building which will be used by Salmon Falls Precision Fabricators, Inc. for the manufacture of precision sheetmetal products. A roll call was requested. The results are as follows: Councilor Burton - yes; Councilor Spaulding - yes; Councilor Griffin - yes; Councilor Normand - absent; Councilor Streeter- yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD NOVEMBER 19, 1997 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:40 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 Skyhaven Properties, L.L.C. and Salmon Falls Precision Fabricators, Inc. in Rochester (the "Borrower") 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. Frank J. Lass Jr., Senior Credit Officer of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Robert Brown of the Borrower. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Spaulding introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR SKYHAVEN PROPERTIES, L.L.C. AND SALMON FALLS PRECISION FABRICATORS, INC. IN ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Griffin and Streeter; 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 FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR SKYHAVEN PROPERTIES, L.L.C. AND SALMON FALLS PRECISION FABRICATORS, INC. IN ROCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council 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 a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for Skyhaven Properties, L.L.C. and Salmon Falls Precision Fabricators, Inc. (collectively, the "Borrower") in Rochester, New Hampshire by the Authority's issuance of up to $2,226,900 in Bonds (the "Bonds") under RSA 162-I (the "Act"); and

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, 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 to be financed with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of (i) the acquisition of land and buildings at 88 Airport Drive, Rochester, Strafford County, New Hampshire (the "Premises"); (ii) the construction of a mezzanine at the Premises; (iii) the acquisition of land adjacent to the Premises; (iv) the construction of an addition to the Premises; (v) the acquisition of a spot welder, press brake machine and a Pega King punching machine; and (vi) the payment of certain closing costs (collectively, the "Facility"). The Facility is within the definition of "Industrial Facility" in RSA 162-I and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the Facility will create and preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the "State").

(b) General Findings.

(1) The creation, establishment, acquisition, construction, expansion, remodeling or replacement of the Facility (the "Project") and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

(2) The Borrower and its affiliate, Salmon Falls Systems, Inc., have the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

(3) The Mortgage, Security and Trust Agreement, the Bond Purchase and Guaranty Agreement and the other documents evidencing and securing the Bonds (the "Financing Documents") contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obliged, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

(4) The Financing Documents do 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.

(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, 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 Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit and 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 hereby approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction involving the Facility, the Project and the Bonds as may be required.

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

Passed and Agreed to: November 19, 1997.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#4 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds of $13,788 from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services through June 30, 1998.

#5 Authorized agreement with NH Catholic Charities to provide case management and employment services to refugees in Claremont and surrounding region through September 30, 1998 in the amount of $15,000.

#6 Authorized contract with the Town of Bedford to complete the installation of eligible Energy Conservation Measures through June 30, 1998 in an amount not to exceed $6,575.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#7 Authorized to budget and expend $65,987.58 in prior year funds through June 30, 1998 to continue efforts to implement 1990 legislation which established New Hampshire's Scenic and Cultural Byways Program.

#8 Authorized agreement with the Town of Bristol in the amount of $204,644 through June 30, 1999 to help municipalities solve development problems.

#9 Authorized cooperative agreement with National States Geographic Information Council in the amount of $1,000 through June 30, 1998 to conduct a framework data survey of State and local government in NH.

#10 Authorized to amend an existing agreement which was initially approved on August 28, 1996 (item #13) with the County of Cheshire by changing the end date from December 31, 1997 to June 30, 1998.

#11 Authorized to amend an existing agreement which was initially approved on April 2, 1997 (item #10) with the Town of Bethlehem by increasing price limitation by $6,000 from $97,000 to $103,000 through June 30, 1998.

#12 Authorized to amend an existing agreement which was initially approved on August 28, 1996 (item #4) with the Town of Errol by extending the completion date from December 30, 1997 to December 31, 1998.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#13 Authorized to accept and expend $119,500 in Flood Mitigation Assistance Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through December 31, 1998.

#14 Authorized to accept and expend supplemental federal Disaster #1077 public assistance funds in the amount of $263,383 through December 31, 2000 for embankment stabilization to the damaged lagoon embankment at the Waste Water Treatment Facility.

#15 Authorized to accept and expend $50,000 from Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Preparedness Improvement Program through June 30, 1998.

#16 Authorized to accept and expend Disaster #1144 Mitigation Funds in the amount $123,806 through December 31, 1998 including to replace a culvert in Goffstown and rehabilitation of Bixby Mill Pond Dam, Francestown.

#17 Authorized out of state travel for the second quarter of fiscal year 1998 throughout the New England area to meet with federal, state, and local officials relative to federal programs grants, radiological emergency response planning, and disaster recovery activities.

#18 Authorized agreement with NH Fire Standards and Training Commission in the amount of $27,975 through December 31, 1997 for hazardous materials planning and training under the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#19 Authorized that Chaplain (CPT) William R. Paige, Concord be nominated to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#20 Authorized that Captain Ralph J. Huber, Newmarket be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#21 Authorized that Captain Michael J. Mawson, Barrington be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#22 Authorized that Major Bernadette Wright, Niagara Falls, NY be confirmed for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#23 Authorized the Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with New Horizons Computer Learning Center, Nashua to provide training programs for government employees for the period through June 30, 1998 in the amount not to exceed $5,000.

#24 Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 1998 during the month of October 1997.

#25 Authorized for two or more employees of the Surplus Distribution Section to travel out of state through June 30, 1998 in order to load/transport equipment, attend federal training sessions and review processing plants and further Authorized a cash advancement of $500 for emergency situations.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
#26 The Governor and Executive council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized a lease agreement with Bert Whittemore Revocable Trust of 1993 for a new office building located in Concord in the amount of $450,450 for FY 99 through July 14, 2008.

STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
#27 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the Division of Arts to make an award in the amount of $9,500 to the NH Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester through August 30, 1998.

HISTORICAL RESOURCES
#28 The Governor and Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend $10,000 for the National Register Multiple Property nomination Cornish Arts Colony, Cornish through June 30, 1999. The register will be available for review at the State Library in Concord, as well as the town library in Cornish.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#29 Authorized to accept and expend $62,978 of FY 1998 program revenues to budget as indicated in letter dated November 6, 1997.

#30 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and issue checks in the amount of $30,050.27 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

#31 Approved a report relative to the cash position of the State as of September 30, 1997.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY
#32 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized agreement with NH Assoc. of Broadcasters to conduct a highway safety electronic media campaign throughout the state in the amount of $30,000 through November 15, 1998. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#33 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized to budget and expend prior year unexpended Apple Assessment funds in the amount of $10,000 through June 30, 1998.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
#34 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to enter into a series of grants with agencies on list dated November 7, 1997.

#35 DENIED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding DENIED the request for a pardon hearing for David James Short for the offense of Aggravated Felonious Sexual Assault.

#36 TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Burton voting NO, TABLED the request for a pardon hearing for Colin James Gilmartin for the offenses of Possession of LSD and Marijuana, Sale of LSD, Possession of Stolen Property, and Driving After Suspension.

JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
#37 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized lease agreement with McCarthy Properties for office space in Concord from February 1, 1998 through January 31, 2001 at a rate of $1,713.75 per month.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
#38 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized the Annual Report of the Insurance Department for FY 1997.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#39 Authorized to accept and expend a Specialized Training Grant to attend the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research of Dallas, TX in the amount of $910.

#40 Authorized to accept and expend a Specialized Training Grant to attend the Regional Information Sharing Systems presents National Gang conference in the amount of $827.33 and further authorized $1,241 for the specialized training.

#41 Authorized to add Catherine McGranaghan, Certified Dental Assistant, Manchester to the list of dental consultants for FY 1998.

#42 Authorized to add Glenn G. Dudley, Newbury to the list of Internists Consultants for FY 1998.

#43 Authorized to grant a 60 day leave of absence without pay to Corrections Officer Larry Akerman commencing November 23, 1997 through January 23, 1998.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#44 Authorized to accept, with thanks, the donation of approximately 30 acres of land in Londonderry from John and Betty Herrin.

#45 Authorized agreement with John C. Brown & Sons, Inc., Weare for a wildlife habitat improvement project at Pisgah State Park in Winchester for a cost not to exceed $6,000 through December 31, 1997.

#46 Authorized quarterly travel for Federal Aid Coordinator Charles Miner, Jr., Federal Aid Accountant Teresa Vincent, Accountant I Diane Robertson, Business Administrator Richard Cunningham or alternate to Fish and Wildlife Service Region 5 Office in Hadley, MA in the amount of $15.

DEPT. OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#47 Authorized to accept and expend funds not to exceed $50,000 from Public Service Co. to fund such projects as a CD-ROM to be used in mailings, at trade shows and as an interactive lap-top presentation for promotion of the state.

#48 Authorized agreement with O'Brien Forestry Services, Orford for fire access road and culvert installation at Gile State Forest, Springfield in the amount of $12,504 through December 15, 1997.

#49 Authorized agreement with Electric Motor Servicenter, Dover for professional repair services of the Sunbowl lift motor at Mt. Sunapee Ski Area in the amount of $7,905.22 through December 15, 1997.

#50 Authorized the Division of Parks & Recreation, Trails Bureau to enter into a supplemental National Recreation Trails Fund contract with Derry Pathways in the amount of $8,942 through April 1, 1999 for the development and maintenance of recreational trails.

#51 Authorized to pay annual membership in the Travel Industry Assoc. of America in the amount of $1,305 and pay publications subscription in the amount of $1,900 for a total of $3,205.

#52 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to make the tenth annual renewal payment of $68,850 to David H. McDuffee Insurance Agency, Inc. for off highway recreational vehicle landowner liability insurance policy.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#53 Authorized to accept and expend $90,000 in federal funds to establish the Promoting Pollution Prevention through Networking Project through December 31, 1998.

#54 Authorized to extend the expenditure of federal funds from US Environmental Protection Agency to September 30, 1998.

#55 Authorized contract with Winnisquam Marine, Inc., Winnisquam in the amount of $6,375 through September 30, 1999 to provide a new pumpout to serve the needs of residents and transient boaters on Lake Winnisquam.

#56 Authorized to amend contract with Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene by extending completion date to March 31, 1998.

#57 Authorized to amend contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Manchester by increasing amount by $50,000 from $200,000 to $250,000 to provide environmental engineering services in support of the Time-Critical Removal Pilot Program, for selected hazardous waste contaminated sites.

#58 Authorized Waste Management Division to amend contract with Clearn Harbors Environmental Services, Inc., Bow to remove and dispose of stored oil-related wastes and other items at Beede Waste Oil/Cash Energy Site, Plaistow in the amount of $66,268. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#59 Authorized to amend contract with Voyager Systems, Inc, Bedford for applications and database conversion by extending contract through December 1997.

#59A Authorized retroactive out-of-state travel for 3 employees to travel to Lighthouse Inn, New London, CT for 2 days at an amount of $360.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
#60 NOT USED

#61 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to extend leave of absence without pay for Kathleen Hanssen, Secretary II, Office of Family services, effective November 1, 1997 through April 30, 1998.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#62 Authorized NH Developmental Disabilities Council to amend existing contract by increasing the amount to $140,000 with NH Community Loan Fund, Inc., Concord which was initially approved December 14, 1994 (item #53) and amended on several occasions thereafter. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#63 Authorized to amend existing agreement by extending expiration date to November 30, 1998 and increasing amount by $35,000 raising total to $70,000 with the University of New Hampshire which was initially approved December 19, 1996 (item #98) Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#64 Authorized the Office of Health Management to enter agreement with Air Chek, Inc., Arden, NC in the amount of $14,000 through June 30, 1998 to provide charcoal canisters and analysis of canisters for radon and its progeny. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#65 Authorized to amend existing agreement by increasing amount by $6,820 in SFY 1998 and $13,640 in SFY 1999 for total of $20,460 through June 30, 1999 with Valley Regional Healthcare, Inc., Claremont which was originally approved June 25, 1997 (item #210).

#66 Authorized the Office of Family Services to enter agreement with NH Foster and Adoptive Parent Assoc., Nashua in the amount of $26,100 through September 30, 1998 to support the training and technical assistance activities of the NH Foster & Adoptive Parent Assoc. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#67 Authorized the Office of Family Services to accept and expend $25,748 in Title I funds from the NH State Dept. of Education as grant awards as indicated in letter dated October 28, 1997.

#68 Authorized agreement with David S. McDougal, Center Harbor in the amount not to exceed $15,000 through June 30, 1998 to conduct a scientific substance abuse needs assessment.

NH HOSPITAL
#69 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to amend the consultants list originally approved on June 25, 1997 (item #286) by adding the Directory of Certified Interpreters for the Deaf, issued by the Dept. of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

NH VETERANS HOME
#70 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, authorized to accept $7,378.75 received through September 30, 1997 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#71 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $33,307 from the Council of Chief State School Officers through June 30, 1999.

#72 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $128,101.19 through June 30, 1998 from the US Department of Education.

#73 Authorized the Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter contract with David Bostic, Pittsfield through June 30, 1998 in the amount not to exceed $10,790 for construction.

#74 Authorized the Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter contract with Janice Duley Longgood to implement a curriculum and training program for peer counselors in the amount of $36,000 through September 30, 1998. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#75 Authorized to participate in a 3 day technology conference held December 2-3 at the Sheraton Tara Hotel, Nashua at a cost not to exceed $6,235.98.

COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#76 Authorized NHCTC-Laconia to enter into a contract with David Springfield, Newington to provide instructional services for various General Motors Automotive courses through June 30, 1998 in the amount not to exceed $8,000.

#77 Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to enter into a contract with APICS, Dover to provide instructional services Material Management Training services through June 30, 1998 in the amount not to exceed $10,000.

#78 Authorized NHCTC-Berlin to enter into a contract with Marbucco Corp., Belmont to provide constructional services of removal and installation of glass doors through November 30, 1997 in the amount not to exceed $8,202.35.

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#79 Authorized to award $32,000 to the NH Dept. of Regional Community Technical Colleges for the purpose of granting scholarships and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#80 Authorized to award $20,000 to Franklin Pierce College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#81 Authorized to award $22,000 to Saint Anselm College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#82 Authorized to award $5,000 to Daniel Webster College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#83 Authorized to award $33,000 to Keene State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#84 Authorized to award $105,000 to University of New Hampshire for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#85 Authorized to award $9,000 to Colby-Sawyer College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#86 Authorized to award $5,000 to New England College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#87 Authorized to award $6,000 to Rivier College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#88 Authorized to award $35,000 to Plymouth State College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

#89 Authorized to award $13,000 to New Hampshire College for the purpose of granting scholarships to NH residents who have completed their freshman year and who will be selected for scholarships by the college.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORATION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#90 Authorized contract with Santorelli Construction, Inc, Wakefield, MA in the amount of $464,195 for sidewalk construction at Lake St., Fairview Ave., Blanchard St. and Harris Road in Nashua.

#91 Authorized contract with East Coast Signal, Inc., Rochester in the amount of $36,497.80 for construction of new signals at an intersection of NH 13 and Emerson Rd. and Armory Rd. in Milford.

#92 Authorized agreement with BAC Killam, Inc., Concord in the amount not to exceed $40,628 for engineering consulting services on NH Rt. 114/NH Rt. 13/Elm St. intersection in Goffstown.

#93 Authorized contract with Lakes Region Environmental Contractors, Inc. in the amount of $96,475 for the purpose of Tank Improvements, Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks, Statewide.

#94 Authorized agreement with Flecchia Engineering, Inc., Bedford in the amount not to exceed $50,000 for professional services for the mechanical engineering design and construction documents.

#95 Authorized agreement with Design Concepts Assoc. Architects, Bow in the amount not to exceed $50,000 for professional services for the architectural design and construction documents.

#96 Authorized contract with D.R. Cassidy Electric Co., Hooksett in the amount of $44,485 for the purpose of Installation of Boiler House Generator Set, Youth Development Center, Manchester.

#97 Authorized agreement with JAMAR Technologies, Inc., Horsham, PA in the amount not to exceed $20,000 for the maintenance contract to service traffic recorders and purchase spare parts. SOLE SOURCE

#98 Authorized agreement with the State of Maine for design and construction of a new bridge on Lebanon St. over Salmon Falls River to replace the existing bridge between Milton, NH and Acton, Maine in the amount of $100,000.

#99 Authorized contract with Hiltz Construction, Inc., Ashland in the amount of $1,311,639.90 for widening NH Rte. 106 to provide for left turn lanes on NH Rte. 106 to South Rd. and Allens Mill Rd. and construction of a wetlands mitigation site.

#100 Authorized the Division of Aeronautics to enter an agreement with Ford Construction Corp., Rochester for snow removal at Skyhaven Airport, Rochester through April 30, 1999 in the amount of $36,910.

#101 Authorized contract for preventive maintenance of brake vacuum and the subsequent disposal of asbestos brake material with Nilfisk of America, Melvern, PA through June 30, 1999 in the amount of $$9,866.88.

#102 Authorized to lease 18,300 square feet of Old Route 28 Highway Easement in Manchester to Auto Fair Realty for $22,875 per year for 5 years.

#103 Authorized a lease with Brian Duby for 75 feet of frontage on Concord to Laconia Railroad Line, Laconia for $375 per year for 5 years.

#104 Authorized agreement with New Hampton for reconstruction of one bridge and layout of roadway approaches.

#105 Authorized to modify agreement for engineering services with UNH, Dept. of Civil engineering, Durham by increasing lump sum fee retroactively by $36,229 to a new total of $272,719.

#106 Authorized petition for a hearing on alterations to Central St. in the Town of Newport at an amount of $4,566, with the suggested commission.

#107 Authorized petition for public hearing on alterations to be made to NH Rte. 5, 9, 10, 12 &101 in the City of Keene and NH Rte. 10 intersection in the Town of Swanzey.The Governor set up a committee consisting of Councilor Streeter as Chairperson, with Councilors Spaulding and Griffin.

#108 Authorized for consideration is the Contemplated Award List for period October 17, 1997 through October 30, 1997.

#109 Authorized approval of the Annual Report for fiscal year ending June 30, 1997.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#110 Authorized to accept funds in the amount of $45,000 from the Dept. of Justice via a "Forensic Lab Supplemental grant through September 30, 1998.

#111 Authorized to extend software use and maintenance contract with Syncsort Inc., Woodcliff Lake, NJ for its Syncsort data manipulation product in the amount of $27,000. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#112 Authorized service contract with Harry W. French 3rd Landscaping, Concord for snowplowing, sanding and snow removal at the Fire Academy, Concord at the rate of $5,900 through June 1, 1998. Sole Source. Councilor Streeter voted NO.

#113 Authorized to approve permit application of Loch Haven Realty Trust, Ossipee Lake, Ossipee for seven moorings.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#114 Authorized the request of Broadview Condominium Assoc. to perform minor repairs and to retain minor modifications to a 35 slip docking facility on Lake Winnipesaukee, Gilford on 639' of frontage.

#115 Authorized the request of Whittemore Shores Condo Assoc. to realign and remove a portion of an existing jetty on the northerly end of the beach and install a dry hydrant on property located at Newfound Lake, Bridgewater.

#116 TUITION REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council approved the following tuition requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Requests permission to pay new Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Hoffman, Business Supervisor Trainee, in the course entitled "Production and Operations Management."

B. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Nashua Graduate Center, Nashua, NH, the sum of $831.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Richard Levergood, Civil Engineer IV, in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology."

C. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Continuing Education, Durham, NH, the sum of $831.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Anthony Giunta, Hydrogeologist III, in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology."

D. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Nashua Graduate Center, Nashua, NH, the sum of $831.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heather Dudley, Environmentalist in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology."

E. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Nashua Graduate Center, Nashua, NH, the sum of $831.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mitchell Locker, Environmentalist, in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology."

F. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Nashua Graduate Center, Nashua, NH, the sum of $831.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Joyce Muzzey, Hydrogeologist, in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology."

G. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Requests permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Nashua Graduate Center, Nashua, NH, the sum of $831.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Selina Makofsky, Environmentalist, in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology."

H. PARI-MUTUEL - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Graduate School of Business, Hooksett, NH, the sum of $840.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Trombley, Deputy Director, in the course entitled "Management of Non-Profit Organizations."

I. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, the sum of $891.00, for the sole purpose of enrolling Timothy Vadney, Civil Engineer, in the courses entitled "Quantative Analysis" and, "Information Sources, Research and Comm Tech", ALSO, permission to pay Macintosh College, Dover, NH, the sum of $303.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Richard Rooks, Highway maintainer, in the courses entitled "Web Page Design", and "Ethics", ALSO, permission to pay NH Technical College, Laconia, NH, the sum of $350.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas Balint, Eng. Tech., in the courses entitled: "Intro to International Business", and "Desktop Publishing", ALSO permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $194.50, for the sole purpose of enrolling Tim Gunn, Civil Engineer, in the course entitled "Visual Basic", ALSO permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $194.50, for the sole purpose of enrolling Harold Olson, MISAP, in the course entitled "Visual Basic."

#117 TRAVEL REQUESTS
The Governor and Executive Council approved the following TRAVEL REQUESTS:

A. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Edward Hendry, and Timothy Durtz, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to Irvine, CA, on January 8-11, 1998 to participate in a leadership institute on standards based mathematics and science education. Total Cost: $2,886.93. The US Department of Education is paying all expenses.

B. EDUCATION - Requests permission for John Davy, Education Consultant, Kathy Sutphen, Word Processor Operator, and Marie Gage, Administrative Secretary, or designee, to travel to Waltham, MA, on December 1-3, 1997, to attend a Visual Basic introduction. Total Cost: $831.50. Source of Funds: 85% Federal & 15 % General Funds.

C. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Edward Hendry, and Timothy Kurtz, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to Washington, DC, on February 6-8, 1998, to attend the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program. Total Cost: $1,466.93. The National Science Foundation is paying $1,266.93. Total Balance: $200.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

D. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Requests permission for Joseph Weisenburger, Deputy Commissioner, Darrell Gates, Administrator, and Michael Black, General Counsel, or designee, to travel to St. Petersburg, FL, on December 6-10, 1997, to attend the Annual UI Director's Conference. Total Cost: $2,673.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

E. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES - Requests permission for Neal Boutin, Chief, JoAnn Maynar, Project Manager, Susan Fearon, Supervisor, and John Avlas, Senior Management Analyst, to travel to Hyannis, MA, on November 19-21, 1997, to attend a Regional Child Support Enforcement Conference. Total Cost: $1,003.00. Source of Funds: 66% Federal & 34% General Funds.

F. RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - Requests permission for Jack McGurin, Maura Gorman, and Bob Philbrick, Ski School Directors, or designee, to travel to Stratton Mountain, VT, on December 1-3, 1997, to attend the PSIA Ski School Directors Seminar. Total Cost: $1,143.00. Source of Funds: 100% Ski Revenue.

G. SAFETY - Requests AMENDED permission for State Police Sergeant John Scarinza and State Police Corporals Jeff Gagnon, Ellen Arcieri, and Michael Dexter travel to Newport, RI, on August 3-15, 1997, to attend NESPAC NCO Academy Training. The evening meals were not included in initial request approved on 7-18-97, Item #E. Total AMENDED Cost: $648.93. Source of Funds: 81% Highway & 19% Turnpike Funds.

H. SAFETY - Requests permission for William Sanborn, Fire Investigator, or designee, to travel to Emmitsburg, MD, on January 18-30, 1998, to attend the National Fire Academy, "Fire Arson Investigation." Also permission requested for a waiver to exceed the 300 mile radius by vehicle. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $180.00 IS REQUESTED for William Sanborn. Total Cost: $460.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. $240.00 will be reimbursed by Federal Emergency Management Agency.

ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE TABLE

#20 DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
AMENDED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin voted to remove from the table Item No. 20, which was tabled at the November 6, 1997 meeting. Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter voted to authorize the partial waiver of the State's workers' compensation lien created by Kevin Burt's July 22, 1993 injury with the following AMENDMENT. The amendment, submitted by Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Griffin provides that an additional $5,000 be awarded to Mr. Burt from the state's claim, which is to be free and clear from any encumbrances.

#32 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton voted to remove from the table Item No. 32, which was tabled at the November 6, 1997 meeting. Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized a three year lease with The County of Rockingham, Brentwood for a Probation/Parole District Office at a rate of $1,250 for period 11/6/97 to 8/5/99 and $1,914.15 from 8/6/99 to 11/5/00.

LATE ITEMS

ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

A. Appointed Councilor Bernard A. Streeter, Jr. as a designee of the Executive Council to hold a hearong on a proposal for the refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction, renovation and purchase of equipment project in connection with Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH.

B. Authorized Working Capital Warrant No. 98-06 in the amount of $280,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the month of December, 1997. Further authorized Warrant No. 98-04 reporting expenditures of $291,933,669.74 for the month of October and recommend the balance of $88,066,330.26 be lapsed.

C. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized the Bureau of Public Works to enter into a contract with Ricci Construction, Inc., Portsmouth in the amount of $199,700. for the construction of new public toilet facilities at the I-95 Southbound Liquor Store, Hampton.

D. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
WITHDRAWN - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to withdraw and return to the agency, the request to accept $980,021 in federal funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the acceptance of Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Set-Aside and Loan Funds and Contracts for Drinking Water Technical Assistance Services.

E. OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized an agreement with the Town of Plymouth in the amount of $350,000 to use Community Development Block Grant funds to implement infra-structure improvements in the Whip-O-Will Cooperative Park.

The next meeting of the Governor and Executive Council is scheduled for Wednesday, December 3,1997 at 10:00 in the Executive Council Chambers, Concord.

Councilor Streeter moved that the meeting be recessed until December 3,1997.

 

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