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November 21, 2001
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
November 21, 2001
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 November 7, 2001.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 7, 2001 meeting.

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

The following representative-elect was sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:
Hillsborough County District No. 39
Peter M. Sullivan, d, Manchester (Post Office Box 1412) 03105

RESIGNATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council accepted the following resignations:

With Regret

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Joel C. Olbricht, Derry
District 4
Effective: November 30, 2001

INVASIVE SPECIES COMMITTEE
Lionel Chute, Washington
Environmental Interests
Effective: Upon acceptance of resignation

CONFIRMATIONS
The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

STATE BOARD OF AUCTIONEERS
Devin Moisan, Newmarket
Succeeding: Michael G. Little, Concord (reached term limit)
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: March 1, 2006

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Charlton MacVeagh, Jr., Marlborough
Reappointment
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: November 3, 2004

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Jeannette Nichols, Milan
Reappointment
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: November 3, 2004

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
Ralph White, North Hampton
Reappointment
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: November 3, 2004

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Marie Whedon, West Lebanon
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: November 21, 2005

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY APPELLATE BOARD
Margaret Ives, Derry
Public Member
Succeeding: Judith S. Galluzzo, Salem (reached term limit)
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: November 21, 2002

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY APPELLATE BOARD
Scott D. McGuffin, Northfield
Attorney - Chair
Reappointment
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: Three November 21, 2004

DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT SECURITY APPELLATE BOARD
Thomas P. Mullins, Greenfield
Attorney - Vice Chair
Succeeding: Jeffrey R. Crocker, Peterborough (reached term limit)
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: November 21, 2002

FISH AND GAME COMMISSION
The Executive Council with Councilors Burton, Spaulding, Colantuono, and Wheeler voting NO FAILED TO CONFIRM:
Dennis Abbott, Newmarket
Coastal Commission member
Succeeding: Ritchie White, Rye (resigned)
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: September 13, 2002

MARITAL MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION BOARD
Alan Cantor, Concord
Attorney
Reappointment
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: October 11, 2004

BOARD OF MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE
Michael R. Mortimer, Hollis
Public Member
Succeeding: Danielle Doran, Nashua
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: October 31, 2004

MIDWIFERY COUNCIL
Kendall Temper, Contoocook
Public Member
Succeeding: Cynthia Taylor, West Franklin
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: September 28, 2005

MOORINGS APPEALS BOARD
Walter D. Kilian, Mont Vernon
Reappointment
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: October 28, 2004

NEW MOTOR VEHICLE ARBITRATION BOARD
Joseph A. Mitchell, Nashua
Knowledgeable in Auto Mechanics
Succeeding: Mark Washburn, Loudon
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: August 28, 2004

STATE BOARD FOR THE LICENSING AND REGULATION OF PLUMBERS
John T. Pendleton, Nashua
Public Member
Succeeding: Alfred Meyer, Hooksett (resigned)
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: July 1, 2003

DIVISION OF PORTS AND HARBORS ADVISORY COUNCIL
Debora Jordan, Madbury
Succeeding: Robert Snover, Portsmouth (resigned)
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: August 29, 2003

BOARD OF VETERINARY MEDICINE
Elaine S. Forst, Henniker
Public Member
Succeeding: Barbara Davis, Jaffrey
Effective: November 21, 2001
Term: October 14 2006

DIVISION OF HISTORICAL RESOURCES DIRECTOR

The Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Griffin voting NO confirmed the appointment of:
James McConaha, Concord

Nominated by Commissioner of the Department of Cultural Resources
Succeeding: Nancy Dutton, Andover (resigned)
Effective: December 28, 2001
Term: October 14, 2002
Salary: Group DD/ Step 4 - $58,650

NOMINATIONS

The Governor nominated the following:

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Diane C. Fitzgerald, East Swanzey
Cheshire County
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 3, 2005

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Susan Kroehl, Manchester
Cancer Society
Reappointment
Effective: December 19, 2001
Term: December 19, 2005

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
J. Todd Sigmon, Dover
Strafford County
Succeeding: Margaret Martin, Lowell, MA
Effective: December 19, 2001
Term: December 19, 2005

ADVISORY PANEL ON CANCER AND CHRONIC DISEASES
Thomas A. Sheldon, Bedford
NH Medical Society
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 3, 2005

STATE CONSERVATION COMMITTEE
Edward F. Person, Moultonboro
Belknap/Carroll Counties
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: August 1, 2005

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
Cynthia Wallace, Londonderry
District 4
Succeeding: Joel C. Olbricht, Derry (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 31, 2005

ELECTRICIANS' BOARD
Roland P. Chierichetti, Wentworth
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 28, 2006

ELECTRICIANS' BOARD
Richard D. Lund, Jr., Dover
Public member
Succeeding: Joan DeLorie, Pembroke
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: August 26, 2006

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
Alethea L. Froberg, Berlin
Attorney
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 18, 2004

JUDICIAL COUNCIL
Philip Utter, Exeter
Attorney
Succeeding: Michael Pignatelli, Nashua
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 18, 2004

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE
James H. Clifford, Lee
Physician
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 3, 2006

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE
Judith E. Dickinson, Concord
Public member
Succeeding: Lawrence W. O'Connell, Durham (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 14, 2006

BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN MEDICINE
Bruce J. Friedman, Etna
Physician
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 3, 2006

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Brian A. Giles, Durham
Rivers Association
Reappointment
Effective: December 16, 2001
Term: December 16, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Robert Laflam, Sanbornton
Fishing
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 27, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Harry C. Merrow, Center Ossipee
Public member - Chairman
Succeeding: Theodore Miller, Gorham (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 27, 2003

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Kathleen C. Paine, Concord
Lakes Association
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 27, 2004

PUBLIC WATER ACCESS ADVISORY BOARD
Maureen Stimpson, Loudon
Governor's Commission on Disability
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: October 27, 2004

RESIDENTIAL RATEPAYERS ADVISORY BOARD
Francis J. Moynihan, Hampton
Represents interests of small business owners
Succeeding: Marilyn D. Parpan
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: January 5, 2003

NH RETIREMENT SYSTEM BOARD OF TRUSTEES
William S. Perron, Walpole
Nominated by the NH Education Association
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: July 1, 2003

ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON SHORE FISHERIES
William D. Hubbard, Rye
Alternate
Succeeding: David T. Goethel, Hampton
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: December 2, 2004

TRAFFIC SAFETY COMMISSION
Real Pinard, Manchester
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: September 16, 2003

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Carl L. Quiram, Goffstown
Municipal Public Works Field
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 10, 2005

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
G. Bradley Richards, Rye Beach
Public member
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 10, 2005

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Nancy Kinner, Durham
Professor of Environmental Science or Sanitary Engineer
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
Term: November 10, 2005

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#1 Authorized to accept and expend funds from the US Department of Commerce, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, in the amount of $997,800 for the purpose of conducting physical restorations of degraded coastal wetlands, effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2003.

#1A Authorized agreement with Lorraine S. Merrill, Stratham, NH in the amount of $19,950 for technical writing and editing assistance on the Smart Growth Toolkit effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#2 Authorized to budget and expend $28,053.93 in prior year federal funds and accept and expend $2926 in additional funds passed through from the Office of Emergency Management in the amount $87,326.93 to provide technical assistance to municipalities on issues related to flood insurance and flood ordinances effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated November 2, 2001.

#3 Authorized agreement with the Town of Bow, NH in the amount of $10,000 under the Community Development Block Grant Program effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002 intended to help municipalities solve development problems as specified in letter dated November 1, 2001.

#4 Authorized agreement with City of Keene, NH in the amount of $12,000 under the Community Development Block Grant Program effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002 intended to help municipalities solve development problems as specified in letter dated October 31, 2001.

#5 Authorized Memorandum of Agreement with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, Marine Fisheries Division in the amount of $18,000 in federal funds from the New Hampshire Estuaries Project effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#6 Authorized to amend agreement with New Hampshire Department of Transportation (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 30, 2002 Item #1), by changing the completion date from December 31, 2001 to June 30, 2002 to allow sufficient time to complete project delayed to problems associated with concurrent State Highway improvements at project site. No additional state or federal funds required.

#7 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with the Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 28, 1999 Item #3 and amended March 8, 2000 Item #7), by extending the end date from December 31, 2000 to December 31, 2002 due to complexity of project as specified in letter dated October 26, 2001.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend the remaining funds in the amount of $55,040 as specified in letter dated October 26, 2001.

#8 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Town of Newmarket, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of September 6, 2000 Item #8 and amended on December 20, 2000 Item #12), by extending the completion date from September 6, 2001 to December 31, 2001 for activities associated with Year Four of the NH Estuaries Project as specified in letter dated October 31, 2001. No additional state or federal funds required.

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#9 Authorized to accept and expend a Domestic Preparedness Grant in the amount of $387,000 from the NH Department of Justice for the period through March 23, 2003 to assist in acquiring basic equipment to respond to incidents of domestic terrorism as specified in letter dated November 6, 2001.
(2) Further authorized to amend Governor and Council Item #21 approved on December 20, 2000 by reallocating $6,388.85 of available funds from various classes into Class 030-Equipment as specified in letter dated November 6, 2001.

#10 Authorized to accept and expend $3,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to conduct outreach seminars, workshops and training programs as specified in letter dated November 6, 2001 effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized the Comptroller to establish an organizational unit entitled "EPA - Outreach" and issue appropriate warrants as exhibited in letter dated November 6, 2001.

#11 Authorized grant agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission in the amount of $40,000 to build capacity in the area of natural hazards mitigation planning as specified in letter dated October 24, 2001 effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2003.

#12 Authorized to amend grant entitled the Flood Mitigation Assistance Program that funds activities to reduce the risk of flood damage to structures (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 9, 2001 Item # 38), to extend the grant period end date from December 31, 2001 to April 22, 2004.

#13 Authorized to amend an MOU with NH Fire Standards and Training (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 6, 2000 Item #37), by extending the completion date from September 30, 2001 to September 30, 2002 due to unforeseen circumstances involved with the design phase of project and to ensure enough time for construction is allowed for with the winter months approaching. Retroactive.

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#14 Authorized sole source contract with The Institute and Center for Human Development and Environmental Health Services (d.b.a. "The Jordan Institute"), in an amount not to exceed $25,000 to assist in the development of the NH Energy, Environment and Economy Integration Project as specified in letter dated November 6, 2001 effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2002.

#15 Authorized to retroactively amend contract with Andover Elementary/Middle School (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 9, 2001 Item #19), by extending the completion date from September 30, 2001 to September 30, 2002 in order to fully involve students, in the analysis and implementation of the various upgrade measures, initiation of work has been delayed until fall of 2001. No additional funding is required.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#16 Authorized Michael W. Downing, Major, be commissioned as Aide-de-Camp to the Governor effective November 21, 2001.

#17 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Brian A. Phillips, Keene, NH.

#18 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Keith R. Nichols, Physician, Hopkinton, NH.

#19 Resolved to confirm to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Army National Guard: Craig L. Smith, Kittery Point, ME.

#20 Resolved to nominate for the appointment to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Lieutenant Colonel William N. Wade, Rye, NH.

#21 Resolved to nominate for the appointment to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Captain Tracy L. Shattuck, Henniker, NH.

#22 Resolved to nominate for the appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard: Major William F. Burns II, Hampton, NH.

#23 Authorized agreement with Doty Group Inc., Hollis, NH in an amount not to exceed $16,200 for snowplowing and winter surface treatment services at the Manchester State Armory effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2004.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized Working Capital Warrant No. 02-06 in the amount of $510,000,000 to cover expenditures for the Month of December 2001.
(2) Further authorized to accept Working Capital Warrant No. 02-04 reporting expenditures of $392,829,382.48 for the Month of October and recommends the balance of $97,170,617.52 be lapsed.

#24A Authorized Division of Personnel contract with Sandra Miller, West Franklin, NH in an amount not to exceed $4,000 as specified in letter dated November 5, 2001 to provide training for government employees, effective upon G&C approval or November 26, 2001 (whichever is later), through June 30, 2002.

#24B Authorized Bureau of Purchase and Property statewide agreements with vendors listed in Attachment A to letter dated October 29, 2001 effective upon G&C approval as well as granted permission to implement agreements under an approved process. Agreements have a six year term, ending June 30, 2005 contingent upon performance reviews to occur every two years.

#24C Authorized to accept, with thanks, on behalf of the State of New Hampshire a portrait of Governor Judd Gregg and authorized the hanging of the portrait in the State House in accordance with RSA 4:9.

#25 Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2002 during the month of October 2001.

#26 Authorized Surplus Distribution Section for two or more employees to travel out of state January 1, 2002 through June 30, 2002 as specified in letter dated October 29, 2001. Further authorized a cash advancement of $500 for each specific requirement as listed in letter dated October 29, 2001.

#27 Authorized Division of Personnel contract with TechMarket Training, Inc., Manchester, NH with a cost of training not to exceed $100,000 to be charged to "Employee Education and Training" to provide technical support specialist training for government employees effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#28 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks totaling $5,694.14 as specified in letter dated November 7, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#29 Authorized the Attorney General to approve an annual salary increment of $2,742 to Assistant Attorney General Marguerite L. Wageling effective December 6, 2001 as specified in letter dated November 2, 2001.

#29A Authorized subgrants in the amount of $500,000 to the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Community and Public Health, Public Health Laboratories from the period of Governor and Council approval to dates as specified in letter of November 14, 2001.

#30 Authorized the Attorney General to approve an annual salary increment of $2,743 to Assistant Attorney General Craig S. Donais effective December 6, 2001 as specified in letter dated November 2, 2001.

#31 Authorized the Attorney General to appoint Margaret L. Fulton as an Assistant Attorney General effective upon Governor and Council approval, at the salary level of $45,740, minimum in the range for Group M. Her commission will expire November 21, 2006.

#32 Authorized to appoint Dr. Jennie V. Duval as Deputy Chief Medical Examiner effective upon Governor and Council approval or December 31, 2001, whichever comes later, at the salary of $104,590, Group NN. Her commission will expire on January 28, 2003 as specified in letter dated November 8, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#33 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized Division of Arts to award NH Theatre Project of Portsmouth, NH a Community Arts Partnership Grant in the amount of $3,000 and a Community Arts Project Grant in the amount of $2,500 for the period ending June 30, 2002.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#34 Authorized to continue Position 8T012, Program Specialist II Salary Grade 20 on a full-time temporary basis for the period from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 to be funded from existing federal funds.

#35 Authorized to continue Position 8T013, Program Specialist I Salary Grade 18 on a full-time basis for the period from January 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002 to be funded from existing federal funds.

#36 Authorized service agreement with Gateway Gardens in the amount of $7,800 annually in the total amount of $23,400 in existing federal funds for the three year period effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004 for snowplowing and removal services at NHES's Concord Administrative offices and Concord local Job and Information Center at 32 South Main Street and 10 West Street in Concord.

#37 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to enter into sole source amended service agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson, Inc., increasing the annual amount by $35,000 to the revised total of $100,000 annually for the current annual period effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002, and increasing the original price limitation by $35,000 to the revised total of $230,000 for the three year period that began with approval of Item #49 on December 20, 2000 through June 30, 2003 as specified in letter dated November 7, 2001 for HVAC services at NHES's statewide offices. Existing federal funds available.

#38 Authorized to enter into an amended sole source with Statewide Communications, Inc., increasing the original agreement by $2,000 to the revised total of $4,500 annually only for the annual period effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 and increasing the original price limitation by $2,000 to the revised total of $9,500 for the three year period from the date of Governor and Council approval of Item #64 on June 20, 2001 through June 30, 2004 as specified in letter dated November 7, 2001 for telephone services. Existing federal funds available.

#39 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to enter into an amended sole source agreement with C.W. Titus & Sons, Inc., increasing the original agreement by $7,500 to the revised total of $15,000 annually only for the annual period effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 and increasing the original price limitation by $7,500 to the revised total of $30,000 for the three year period that began with Governor and Council approval of Item #95 on august 22, 2001 through June 30, 2004 for painting services at NHES's offices statewide as specified in letter dated November 7, 2001. Existing federal funds available.

Item removed from Table

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item #36 which was tabled at the November 7, 2001 Governor and Executive Meeting.

After discussion the Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to place back on the TABLE Item #36 the request for authorization to enter into an amended sole source service agreement with Ne-Op-Co Sign Co., Inc., (originally approved at G&C meeting of August 23, 2000 Item #48), increasing the original agreement by $2,990 to the revised total of $8,640 from existing federal funds and extending the end date from October 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001 for sign installation services at the NH Works Job & Information Center. Retroactive.

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN

#40 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and place on file the New Hampshire Commission on the Status of Women's Biennial Report for the period of July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#41 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized retroactive request for waiver from Administrative Rule 308.05 (C) (2), for Thomas O'Neil and Denis Rickey, Safety Inspectors, to travel by rental vehicle to Beckley, West Virginia from October 8, 2001 through October 12, 2001 to attend the 2001 Tram National Mine Instructor Seminar.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

#42 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the Insurance Department for the Fiscal Year 2001.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

#43 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report of the Public Utilities Commission for the period ending June 30, 2001.

OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE

#44 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized contract with Rhoads & Sinon Group, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $23,000 regarding a hearing that involves an expert consultant and the relevant and necessary discovery as explained in letter dated November 5, 2001 pertaining to access rates, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#45 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $253,096 from the US Department of Justice for reimbursement under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program and to expend those funds for payment of unanticipated outside medical expense for inmates effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Further authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to establish Account No. 010-046-8348 as specified in letter dated November 6, 2001.

#46 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds, with thanks, from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Manchester for a Department of Correction Victim Impact Program in the amount of $500 effective upon Governor & Council approval.

#47 Authorized amendment to existing lease with David M. Gottesman & Morgan A. Hollis, Attorneys-At-Law, Nashua, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of November 18, 1998 Item #45), to extend the lease expiration date from November 30, 2001 to January 3, 2002 and increase the price limitation by $7,618.72 to the new total cost of $126,195.22.

#48 Authorized amendment to contract with Advanced Pest Control Services, Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of December 1, 1999 Item #53), to extend the expiration date from December 1, 2001 to November 30, 2003 and increase the original price limitation by $9,815.80 for a new total of $19,631.20.

#49 Authorized to accept and place on file the New Hampshire Department of Corrections Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#50 Authorized to amend lease agreement with McCarthy Properties, Pembroke, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 10, 1998 Item #39), to provide the Department with 4,572 sq. ft. of additional office space for the remainder of the current lease term that commenced October 1, 1998 and will expire on September 30, 2003 and further authorized the comptroller to encumber additional funds under this contract as specified in letter dated October 26, 2001.

#51 Authorized agreement with American Tramways Inc., Watertown, NY for the upgrade and repair of the Cannon Mt. Aerial Tramway, Franconia Notch State Park, NH in the amount of $1,009,000 as specified in letter dated November 19, 2001 effective upon G&C approval through May 20, 2002.

#52 Authorized to accept and disburse an allotment of federal funds for the federal year ending September 30, 2002 under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Forest Legacy Program in the amount of $10,000 as specified in letter dated October 22, 2001.

#53 Authorized to accept and disburse an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal year October 1, 2000- September 30, 2003 under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act of 1978, under Stewardship in the amount of $25,425 as specified in letter dated October 31, 2001.

#54 Authorized to accept and disburse an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal year October 1, 2000- September 30, 2003 under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act of 1978, under Urban Forestry Assistance in the amount of $73,800 as specified in letter dated October 31, 2001.

#55 Authorized to amend two Memoranda of Agreement with NH Natural Heritage (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #34), to extend completion date to June 30, 2003 and adjust the payment schedule to accomplish coordinated research regarding a natural community inventory and assessment as specified in letter dated October 2, 2001.

#56 Authorized two service agreements with Schofield's Septic Tank Service, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $16,410 per year for the septic tank pumping and disposal service at various locations throughout Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch State Park effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#57 Authorized Trails Bureau to extend the Recreational Trails Program grant with Friends of Massabesic Bicycling Association, Auburn, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 12, 1999 Item #43), from September 30, 2001 to September 30, 2002. Retroactive.

#58 Authorized Trails Bureau to extend the Recreational Trails Program grant with Milford Conservation Commission, Milford, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 12, 1999 Item #43), from September 30, 2001 to September 30, 2002. Retroactive.

#59 Authorized Bureau of Trails to enter into a Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance Contract with the Alexandria Ledge-Climbers Snowmobile Club of Alexandria, NH in the amount of $8,720 effective upon G&C approval through completion date of January 1, 2002.

#60 Authorized agreement with Louis Karmo & Company, Hillsborough, NH in an amount not to exceed $70,000 for public relations services effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003 with one two-year option to renew upon written consent of both parties.

#61 Authorized contract with Mt. Washington Valley Economic Council in the amount of $87,300 for financial support of The Mount Washington Valley Economic Council Tech Incubator project effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2002.

#62 Authorized contract with the Town of Whitefield, NH in the amount of $11,500 for supporting the establishment of a forest products based eco-industrial park and energy complex; and to support the market for low grade wood and to coordinate involvement of Whitefield Power and Light Facility effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2002.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#63 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized sole source contract with the Audubon Society of New Hampshire for a total of $16,100 to continue surveys of Endangered and Threatened Bird Species effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized sole source contract with the Audubon Society of New Hampshire for a total of $23,000 to carry out additional nongame bird surveys effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#63A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish one Program Specialist II position and one Coordinator of Outdoor Education Program position through June 30, 2003 and transfer $17,346 from the Fish and Game Operating Reserve, as specified in their letter dated September 21, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend an additional $209,470 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for FY2002 to benefit the programs associated with Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve program of the NHFG.
(3) Further authorized to accept and expend, with thanks, $3,673 of donation from the Great Bay Stewards in support of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve program of the department.
(4) Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to allocate funds to accounts as listed in letter dated November 14, 2001.

#64 Authorized sole source Memorandum of Agreement with New Hampshire Public Television in the amount of $133,000 and $138,000 through June 30, 2003 to produce television programs as specified in letter dated October 8, 2001 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. This contract may be extended for an additional one-year period and signed upon mutual agreement of both parties with no change in the amount to be paid NHPTV from FY2003 price. Any change in fee structure must be brought before Governor and Council for approval.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#65 Authorized to accept $80,000 in federal funds to continue the Toxics Use Reduction in the Healthcare Sector, Marinas, and Schools project, effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002. Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget $79,533 as specified in letter dated November 4, 2001.

#65A Authorized to accept and expend $99,741 in federal funds from the US Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2003. Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget the funds as specified in letter dated October 24, 2001.

#65B The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Water Division to establish a Dam Operator II, Labor Grade 12 position through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget funds as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001.

#65C Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to adjust the budget ($23,500) as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#66 Authorized to retroactively amend Memorandum of Agreement that expired August 31, 2001 with the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 22, 1999 Item #140, amended October 18, 2000 Item #62 and June 20, 2001 Item #102), to August 31, 2001 through November 30, 2001 in order to provide ample time to complete the Microbial Source Tracking Project. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#67 Authorized Water Division contract with P&H Senesac Inc., Milton, VT in the amount of $39,000 for removal and dewatering of #2 secondary digester residual effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2002.

#68 Authorized Waste Management Division grant agreement with the City of Rochester, NH in an amount not to exceed $7,625 to conduct a household hazardous waste collection project effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2002. Retroactive.

#69 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of January 24, 2001 Item #102), by extending the completion date from October 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002. No additional state funds are required by this action.

#70 Authorized to amend contract with Grafton County Conservation District, Woodsville, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 26, 1999 Item #63), by extending the amount by $5,520 to $23,435 in federal funds and extending the contract (due to expire December 31, 2001), effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2002.

#71 Authorized Water Division and New Hampshire Fish and Game Department agreement for the reconstruction/upgrade of Campton Bog Dam in Campton effective upon G&C and will remain in effect for 24 months after the start of construction.
(2) Further authorized the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department to provide a cost share for the project and to reimburse the Maintenance of Dams Construction Account for actual expenses incurred up to, but not exceeding $25,000.
(3) Further authorized to expend funds not to exceed $120,000 in accordance with RSA 214:1-d for the reconstruction of Campton Bog Dam in Campton as specified in letter dated October 23, 2001.
(4) Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber the State Dam Maintenance fund portion of $66,298.77 and the dam Maintenance Program portion of $28,701.23 through November 21, 2003 for inter governmental drawdown. Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber the Fish and Game Department portion in the amount of $25,000 through November 7, 2003 as specified in letter dated October 23, 2001.
(5) Further authorized the Dam Bureau, Maintenance Section to reconstruct the Campton Bog Dam on a force account basis.

#72 Authorized Air Resources Division Memorandum of Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, Small Business Development Center for the purpose of funding an environmental counseling and training effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.
(2) Further authorized the Director of Accounting to encumber $50,000 for fiscal year 2002 and $50,000 in fiscal year 2003 as specified in letter dated October 31, 2001.

BOARD OF DENTAL EXAMINERS

#72A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to expend examination fees collected in the amount of $755.13 as specified in letter dated October 30, 2001.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#73 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to retroactively establish one full time temporary position of Liquor Investigator, labor Grade 16 for the period from October 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to retroactively accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $30,000 from the Office of the Attorney General for the period from October 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.
(3) Further authorized Bureau of Accounting Services to establish the budget in account entitled Drug Task Force as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

Office of Administration

#74 Authorized agreement with Stan's Mobile Pressure Wash, Pittsfield, NH in the total amount of $15,720 as specified in letter dated October 25, 2001 for pressure washing services effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2004.

#75 Authorized to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $2,300,000 for supporting health and long-term care for individuals with disabilities effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#76 Authorized to enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement with employee in Accountant II position and to pay said costs in the amount of $645 as specified in letter dated October 17, 2001. Retroactive.

Division of Child Support Services

#77 Authorized to bring forward and expend additional child support incentive funds in the amount of $46,013.74 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Further authorized the Comptroller to budget these funds as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Subject to approval of section one, above, Further authorized to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $89,410.11 effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Office of Community and Public Health

#78 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilors Spaulding and Colantuono voting NO, voted to TABLE the request for authorization from the Division of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion contract with High Point Communications Group, Inc., in the total amount of $2,600,000 with renewal option for one subsequent year as specified in letter dated October 8, 2001, to implement tobacco control counter-marketing, public awareness and advocacy activities effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#79 Authorized Public Health Laboratories to accept and expend biological emergency preparedness federal funds in the amount of $32,853 from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to establish a Program planner III position through June 30, 2002 utilizing federal funds accepted through this item, effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#80 Authorized Public Health Laboratories to pay the enrollment fees for 2002 proficiency testing programs to be supplied by following vendors: Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene, Madison, WI in the amount of $1,439; College of American Pathologists, Northfield, IL in the amount of $5,050; American Industrial Hygiene Association, Fairfax, VA in the amount of $3,160 and Le Centre de toxicologie du Quebec, Sainte-Foy, Qc, Canada in the amount of $310 as specified in letter dated October 15, 2001.

#81 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized Division of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion contract, with option for renewal for one subsequent year, as specified in letter dated October 8, 2001 with Newfound Area Nursing Association Bristol, NH in the amount of $118,550 to develop community and school-based tobacco prevention interventions effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#82 Authorized to continue services from medical consultants of the Drug Utilization Review Board for the period retroactive to September 1, 2001 through June 30, 2003. Funds are available in the total of $5,200 as specified in letter dated September 7, 2001. Vacant positions will be appointed by the Commissioner after nominations are received. Dr. E. Kaplan and Dr. T. Mellman have been nominated to fill the next two expiring terms.

Office of Family Services

Division of Children, Youth and Families

#83 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to accept and expend $177,239 in federal funds as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001 from the US Department of Health and Human Services to provide adoption placement services to children who are legally free for adoption effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2002. Subject to approval of Section 1 above, authorized to establish two part-time temporary positions effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#83A The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to accept and expend $39,538 from the State Department of Education for enhancement of the education programs in residential facilities and child care centers that provide educational services to youth who are the responsibility of the DCYF effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Subject to approval of above, Authorized the DCYF to award grants and encumber funds retroactive to September 26, 2001 through August 31, 2002 in the amount of $215,248 to reimburse providers for qualified educational enhancement expenditures as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001.

#83B The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to amend agreement with the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of June 6, 2001 Item #112), for lodging and meals for Child Protective Service Worker training effective upon approval of G&C through June 30, 2002. This is a no cost extension.

#83C Authorized to accept and expend on behalf of the Division for Juvenile Justice Services $1,096,277 in federal funds from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention to promote greater accountability in the juvenile justice system as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#83D Authorized to accept and expend on behalf of the Division for Juvenile Justice Services $818,168 in federal funds from the US Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002 to develop programs for intervention programs and delinquency prevention. Fiscal Committee Approved.

Division of Behavioral Health

#84 Authorized to accept and expend $150,000 in federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2002 for The Elder Wrap Around Program as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#85 Authorized to accept and expend $60,000 in federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services to coordinate existing constituent groups' activities with the New Hampshire State Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#86 Item not used.

#87 Item not used.

#88 Item not used.

#89 Item not used.

Division of Family Assistance

#90 Authorized contract with Southern New Hampshire Services in the amount of $103,084 to provide employment and training services for the period retroactive to October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002. Sole Source.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#91 Authorized reclassification of Position #41620 currently a Security Officer, Labor Grade 11, to a Secretary 11, Labor Grade 8 . The reclassification of this position will be a decrease in the salary paid this position.

#92 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, authorized to accept and place on file the to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the New Hampshire Veterans Home for the Fiscal Year 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#93 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized the reclassification of Position #18882, Clerk IV, Salary Grade 11 to Paralegal I, Salary Grade 15 in the Department of Education due to the increased scope of position as well as additional responsibilities within the Office of Legislation and Hearings. The Division of Personnel reviewed and recommended the reclassification.

#94 Authorized to transfer $32,806.82 within Account No. 010-056-4113 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services, to adjust the budget as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001. Fiscal Committee Approved
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend $189,981 from the US Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement that allows for the development of a statewide network focused on character education, the development and maintenance of an informal network clearinghouse and help in the development of innovative projects that provide comprehensive programs.

#95 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a full-time temporary Education Consultant I, Labor Grade 25 position 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 $3,273,656 from the US Department of Education to be granted to local educational agencies to support the goals of the America Reads Challenge and to provide support for administrative activities at the state level effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003.

#96 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a full-time temporary Education Consultant I, Labor Grade 25 position effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $722,162 from the US Department of Education during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2002 in the Even Start Program account.

#97 Authorized to pay the General Educational Development Testing Service the Participation Fee for Fiscal Year 2002 in the amount of $14,994 for providing the General Education Development (High School Equivalency) Test and related procedures.

#98 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to expend carry-forward grant funds in the amount of $26,300.53 from the Council of Chief State School Officers to assist with the promotional aspects of the federal fellowship program effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#99 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to retroactively enter into contract with Newmont Vending, Inc., Claremont, NH with no requirement of funding from the State to provide vending service at the NH Community Technical College, Claremont from August 12, 2001 through September 30, 2004.

#100 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized retroactive contract with Diane L. Espinola, d.b.a. DLE Associates, Florence, MA in an amount not to exceed $37,600 to provide services of an independent evaluator for the State Improvement Grant from July 1, 2001 to June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to two additional years, subject to the contractor's acceptable performance of the terms therein.
(3) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.

#101 FAILED The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilors Burton, Councilor Griffin, and Councilor Wheeler voting NO, FAILED to approve contract with Dr. P. Alan Pardy, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $41,050 to provide consultant and to coordinate services related to New Hampshire's Task Force for the Improvement of Secondary Special Education and the State Improvement Grant effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorize to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to three additional fiscal years, subject to the contractor's acceptable performance of the terms therein.
(3) Further authorize to withhold $500 of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules.

#102 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized sole source contract with Kathleen Mackin, Rye, NH in an amount not to exceed $18,250 to provide facilitation services for the Best Schools Leadership Institute, technical assistance to the Bureau of Credentialing and to the Bureau of Integrated Programs effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.
(3) Further authorized, subject to G&C approval, to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to one additional fiscal year of facilitation services, subject to the contractor's acceptable performance of the terms therein.

#103 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized sole source contract with Deborah Roody, Bedford, NH in an amount not to exceed $8,500 to establish a mentor planing group effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.

#104 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized sole source contract with 32 sole proprietors as identified in Attachment A to letter dated September 14, 2001 in an amount not to exceed $417,000 to provide facilitation services effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2002.
(2) Further authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract.
(3) Further authorized, subject to G&C approval, to exercise a renewal option on this contract for up to one additional fiscal year of facilitation services, subject to the contractor's acceptable performance of the terms therein.

NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#105 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to TABLE the request for authorization to retroactively enter into a sole source contract with Academic Financial Services Association, Long Beach, CA in the amount of $28,700 to provide student loan management services. The project period is from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002.

#106 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a full-time temporary Education Consultant II, Labor Grade 26 position through June 30, 2003. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend funds from the New Hampshire Department of Education in the amount of $120,000 ($60,000 annually), for the program period of G&C approval to September 30, 2003 to fund a Director of Postsecondary Vocational Planning & Accountability.

#107 Authorized a waiver from Administrative Rule 308.03(d)(4) for overnight stay from the period of December 5, 2001 to December 7, 2001 for Commissioner John O'Donnell in the amount of $794.

HEALTH AND EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY

#108 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and place on file the Biennial Report of the Health and Education Facilities Authority for the fiscal years 2000 and 2001.

POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL

#109 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Wheeler voting NO, authorized to establish a Law Enforcement Training Specialist position through April 30, 2002 as specified in attachment to letter dated November 14, 2001 to train police officers in anti-terrorism and homeland security investigation. Fiscal Committee Approved.
(2) Further authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the total of $30,650 from the New Hampshire Department of Justice entitled "Regional Anti-Terrorism Training" effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2002.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

#110 TABLED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, voted to TABLE the request for authorization to accept and expend additional supplemental grant funds from the US Department of Justice entitled New Hampshire Operation Streetsweeper Project in the amount of $1,496,699 effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2003. Original request was approved by G&C on December 1, 1999 Item #113. Additional funds we approved by G&C on April 11, 2001 Item #124.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#111 Authorized to accept and place on file the contemplated award list for the period October 17, 2001 through October 29, 2001.

#112 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, 2001 through September 30, 2001.

#113 Authorized agreement with Kang Company Inc., Concord, NH in the amount of $21,600 for janitorial services at the Bureau of Traffic office building effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2003.

#114 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds from the US Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration in the amount of $200,092 to cover the cost of actual bid prices associated with the purchase of 6 over-the-road coaches.

#115 Item not used.

#116 Authorized to amend contract with Larry G. Cushing & Sons, Inc., Walpole, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 23, 2001 Item #147), to increase the amount by $2,800 to $21,834 to allow completion of a replacement water supply on the property of Janet Casey, Dunbarton, NH effective upon G&C approval.

#117 Authorized to amend contract with Yates Electrical services, Inc., Durham, NH (originally approved at G&C meeting of May 23, 2001), in the amount of $20,000 to $81,645 to allow for unplanned additional work of installation of electrical service at Bureau of Turnpike safety training facilities as specified in letter dated November 6, 2001.

#118 Authorized weather forecasting service agreement with North Winds Weather, Center Sandwich, NH for a sum of $7,740 with the effective date of agreement to be November 1, 2001 upon G&C approval.

#119 Authorized Petition, with suggested commission, for a hearing on alteration to NH Route 4A in the City of Lebanon, NH in regards to a project included in the State's Ten Year Transportation Plan to rehabilitate pavement, add shoulders and improve drainage and sight distance and will require the acquisition of some right-of-way.

#120 Authorized to enter into a new Passenger Excursion Agreement with the Plymouth and Lincoln Railroad Corporation, Lincoln, NH that will allow for the railroad to operate through December 31, 2011. All money collected from agreement will be deposited into the Special Railroad Fund.

#121 Authorized agreement with Fay, Spofford & Thorndike, LLC, Bedford, NH and Burlington Woods, MA for a total lump-sum fee of $738,830.85 and authorized to increase the encumbrance by an amount not to exceed 10% through the issuance of change order in the implementation of the above services effective upon G&C approval through final completion date of 30 months from the date of Notice to Proceed.

#122 Authorized to accept and place on file the 2001 New Hampshire Connecticut River Bridge Advisory Commission Annual Report.

#123 Authorized contract with Continental Paving, Inc., Londonderry, NH on the basis of a low bid of $1,771,061.90 to reconstruct 4,250 feet of Lowell Road (NH Route 3-A) effective upon G&C approval with final date of completion of October 3, 2003. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $177,106.19 for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#124 Authorized contract with E.D. Swett, Inc., on the basis of low bid of $4,373,112.09 to replace existing Elm Street bridge over the Winnipesaukee River, Paugus Bay outlet, in the Lakeport area, within the City of Laconia effective upon G&C approval with the final date of completion of November 14, 2003. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $306,117.85 for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#125 Authorized contract with J & M Donahue, Inc., Lincoln, NH on the basis of a low bid of $759,523.05 to widen the bridge carrying US Rte. 3 over Harvard Brook to provide a shoulder and a sidewalk on each side of the bridge effective upon G&C approval with the final date of completion of October 25, 2002. Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $75,952.31 for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

#126 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, authorized request of Public Service Company of New Hampshire to construct an effluent outfall extension for the Schiller Station Wastewater Treatment Plant on property located on the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, NH. File # 2001-00323.

#127 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Amy Bergquist, Agency Records Auditor, in the course entitled "Strategic Management".

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,260.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eileen Bernard, Administrator IV, in the course entitled "Topics in Health Administration".

C. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Gelinas, Agency Audit Manager, in the course entitled "Quantitative Analysis for Decision Making".

D. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $419.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kristy Cafiero, Technical Support Specialist, in the course entitled "Networking Theory I".

E. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Concord, NH, the sum of $1,260.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Harper, Exercise & Terrorism Coordinator, in the course entitled "Production and Operations Management".

F. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $873.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Valerie A. King, Program Specialist III, in the course entitled "Cases in Public Management".

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

#128 TRAVEL REQUEST

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, approved the following Tuition Requests:

STATE PLANNING - Request permission for (1) employee, Jeffrey H. Taylor, Director, or designee, to travel to St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, on December 4 - 6, 2001, to attend the Gulf of Maine Council Meeting. Permission is also requested for a waiver to exceed the 300-mile radius by private vehicle. Total Cost: $714.60. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. No Registration Fees.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting for Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at 10:30 a.m., at
The State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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