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Minutes
December 3, 1997
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
December 3, 1997
10:00 AM

On the motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Normand, the Governor and Executive Council voted to adjourn the meeting of November 19, 1997. The Governor and Executive Council convened the December 3, 1997 meeting at 10:00 a.m., with all present.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted the minutes of the November 19, 1997 meeting.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 19, 1997 meeting.

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

The Governor and Executive Council set the date for a special election for state representative to be held in Hillsborough County District No. 47 (Manchester Ward 11)

The filing period will be from December 8-15, 1997
Special Primary Election: January 20, 1998
Special Election: February 24, 1998

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

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY
Pamela Patenaude, Bedford
Effective: November 17. 1997

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following appointments:

BOXING AND WRESTLING COMMISSION
Arthur J. Nolin, Pembroke
Reappointment
TERM: July 15, 2000
Effective: December 3, 1997

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: December 3, 1997

CONNECTICUT RIVER VALLEY FLOOD CONTROL COMMISSION
Gregory S. Cloutier, Jefferson
Reappointment
TERM: May 1, 1999
Effective: December 3, 1997

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT MATCHING GRANTS PROGRAM
George M. Bald, Somersworth
(Nominated by NH Municipal Association)
TERM: September 8, 2000
Reappointment
Effective: December 3, 1997

Andrew C. Bauer, Jr., Nashua
(Nominated by NH Association of Commerce and Industry)
TERM: September 8, 2000
Succeeding: John O'Connell, Nashua
Effective: December 3, 1997

Dennis Lagueux, Manchester
(Nominated by NH Association of Commerce and Industry)
TERM: September 8, 2000
Reappointment
Effective: December 3, 1997

Michael J. Mancini, New Boston
(Nominated by NH Association of Commerce and Industry)
TERM: September 8, 2000
Reappointment
Effective: December 3, 1997

James A. McSweeney, Lebanon
(Nominated by NH Municipal Association)
TERM: September 8, 2000
Succeeding: Robert Jackson, Claremont
Effective: December 3, 1997

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
John S. Marechal, Keene
(NH Federation of Fire Mutual Aid)
TERM: July 22, 2000
Reappointment
Effective: December 3, 1997

James D. Linehan, Danville
(NH Sheriffs Association)
TERM: July 22, 2000
Succeeding: David Lincoln, Raymond
Effective: December 3, 1997

LAKES MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Bruce A. Wright, Gilford
(Member of Planning Board:
TERM: August 1, 1999
Nominated by NH Municipal Association)
Vacancy
Effective: December 3, 1997

FIRE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION
Peter G. Russell, Meredith
(NH Municipal Association)
TERM: November 16, 2000
Reappointment
Effective: December 3, 1997

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PODIATRISTS
Steven R. Rudman, DPM, Manchester
Reappointment
TERM: December 5, 2002
Effective: December 3, 1997

POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION COMMISSION
John J. Wallace, Lee
(Lay Public)
TERM: June 30, 2002
Succeeding: Maurice Lamy, Manchester
Effective: December 3, 1997

RIVERS MANAGEMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Roger F. French, Hanover
(Nominated by NH Association of Conservation Commissions)
TERM: October 12, 1998
Reappointment
Effective: December 3, 1997

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
ADVISORY COMMISSION
Paul T. Doherty, Gorham
(Recreation)
TERM: April 1, 2002
Reappointment
Effective: December 3, 1997

UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Ralph Brickett, Bow
Reappointment
TERM: June 30, 2001
Effective: December 3, 1997

STATE COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN
Lucy C. Hodder, North Sutton
Succeeding: Kathryn S. Miner, Dublin
TERM: October 20, 2000
Effective: December 3, 1997

The Governor nominated the following:

STATE COMMITTEE ON AGING
Suzanne Keller, (d) (District 5), Merrimack
Succeeding: John Midlin, Rindge
TERM: June 24, 2000
Effective: Upon Confirmation

Albert LaBonte, (d) (District 2), Somersworth
Succeeding: Carol Austin, Westmoreland
TERM: June 24, 2000
Effective: Upon Confirmation

Norma St. Germain, ( r ) (District 3), Hampton
Reappointment
TERM: June 24, 2000
Effective: Upon Confirmation

MILK SANITATION BOARD
Howard Hatch, Jr., North Haverhill
Reappointment
TERM: November 1, 2001
Effective: Upon Confirmation

BOARD OF NATURAL SCIENTISTS
Paula K. Miner, Penacook
(Public Member)
TERM: December 17, 2002
Vacancy
Effective: Upon Confirmation

PARI-MUTUEL COMMISSION
Dearborn Wingate, Nashua
Reappointment
TERM: January 21, 2001
Effective: Upon Confirmation

PESTICIDES CONTROL BOARD
James W. Young, MD, Hillsborough
(Licensed Physician)
TERM: January 5, 2001
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation

BOARD OF REGISTRATION OF PODIATRISTS
George J. Nameche, Concord
Reappointment
TERM: August 4, 2002
Effective: Upon Confirmation

WASTE MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
E. Russell Bailey, Seabrook
(Municipal Officer)
TERM: December 23, 2001
Succeeding: Robert Burrows, Center Sandwich
Effective: Upon Confirmation

William R. Jenness, Rye
(Municipal Public Works Field)
TERM: November 10, 2001
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation

Everett Howland, North Woodstock
(Elected Official)
TERM: November 10, 2001
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation

Nancy E. Kinner, Durham
(Professor Environmental Science or Sanitary Engineer)
TERM: November 10, 2001
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation

John P. Rab, Keene
(Local Conservation Commission Member)
TERM: November 10, 2001
Reappointment
Effective: Upon Confirmation

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Wheelabrator Concord Company, LP located in Penacook, NH. Action will Authorize 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 - yes; Councilor Streeter - yes.

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES
#2 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds to fund work related to an analysis of the effect of electric utility restructuring on small commercial customers and an evaluation of energy efficiency program options from the US Dept. of energy in the amount of $24,000 through the project's completion.

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

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

#4 Authorized that Captain Michael J. Mawson, Barrington be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

#5 Authorized that Captain Ralph J. Huber, Newmarket be confirmed to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#6 Authorized that Captain Kevin M. Major, Sandown be nominated to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

#7 Authorized that Lieutenant Colonel Gabriel V. Tremblay be nominated to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard.

#8 Authorized that Captain Christopher G. Bolduc, Worcester, MA be nominated to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

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

#9 Authorized the Bureau of Court Facilities to contract with Ted Bantis Trucking for snow removal services in the amount not to exceed $19,900 through April 30, 1999.

#10 Authorized retro lease extension with the Town of Newport covering office and courtroom space through June 30, 1999 at a rate of $1,449.64 per month.

#10A Authorized Bureau of Court facilities to contract with Ted Trask Auto, Merrimack for snow removal services for an amount not to exceed $31,400 through April 30, 1999.

#10B Authorized the Data Center to enter an agreement with EMC Corp., Hopkinton, MA through October, 2002 for an upgrade to existing computer hardware, in the amount of $92,316/year.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
#11 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, accepted and placed on file the Annual Report of the Secretary of State for the period July 1, 1996 through June 30, 1997.

HISTORICAL RESOURCES
#12 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Normand, authorized to accept and expend funds totaling $2,500, of which $1,443.98 has been received and deposited in support of the State Conservation and Rescue Archaeology Program.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION
#13 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted and placed on file the 1997 Annual Report of the Dept. of Revenue Administration.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT
The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#14 Authorized to issue a warrant and check to the Estate of Louise S. Hinchliffe in the amount of $229.43.

#15 Authorized to issue a warrant and check to Albert Stukas in the amount of $15.40.

#16 Authorized to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and issue checks in the amount of $4,810.12 to pay claims for assets which have previously escheated to the State.

#17 Approved a report relative to the average daily collected balances for the third quarter of 1997.

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

#18 Authorized to make available to each county attorney a sum of $5,000 to be used in support of either their camera evidence project or communications with the criminal justice information system through June 30, 1998.

#19 Authorized to grant funds to the agencies listed in letter dated November 17, 1997 in various amounts to become part of the Criminal Justice Information System.

#20 Authorized to reappoint Janice K. Rundles as an Assistant Attorney General for a term ending December 11, 2002.

#21 Authorized out-of-state travel for proactive defense of litigation against the state and aggressive prosecution of cases on behalf of the state periodically through June 30, 1998.

#22 DENIED - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Normand, seconded by Councilor Streeter, denied the petition of Michelle Marian Sanborn (f/n/a Michelle Boudreau) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Theft by Unauthorized Taking should be granted.

#23 Authorized to expend $885,000 to pay unanticipated litigation costs incurred in the defense of the Public Utilities Commission's Final Plan and interim orders on stranded costs. Fiscal Committee Approved.

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

#24 Authorized to transfer $25,000 in FY 1998 from the Fish and Game Reserve Fund. Fiscal Committee Approved

#25 Authorized to continue a Data Entry/Audit Clerk position through June 30, 1999 and transfer $15,003.48 in FY 1998 and $24,596.43 in FY 1999. Fiscal Committee Approved

#26 Authorized two Dept. personnel assigned to the New England Fishery Management Council to travel throughout New England to attend up to twelve meetings through March 31, 1998.

#27 Authorized up to four Dept. personnel assigned to the Atlantic State Marine Fisheries Commission to travel throughout New England and mid-Atlantic state to attend up to sixteen meetings through March 31, 1998.

#27A Authorized to accept a check for $750 from Salmon Unlimited to be deposited in the Fisheries Donations Account.

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

#28 Authorized to accept $20,000 from Owen's Marine, Inc., Bedford and Amherst Motorsports, Inc., Amherst and Polaris Industries represented by their Southern New England District based in Nashua in accordance with their letters dated November 5 and 11, 1997.

#29 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into grooming contracts with snowmobile clubs in the amount of $368,710 through May 1, 1998.

#30 Authorized grant awards under the Joint Promotional Program in the amount of $127,566 through June 30, 1998.

#31 Authorized to provide Philip Bryce, Director of Forests and Lands an annual salary increase from Group N Step 4 ($55,025) to Group N Maximum ($57,487) effective December 31, 1997.

#32 Authorized the Office of Travel and Tourism Development to request out-of-state travel to attend Discover New England board meetings and other functions associated with promotions, and regional efforts through March 30, 1998.

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

#33 Authorized to accept $980,021 in Federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency through June 30, 1998.

#34 Authorized to accept and expend additional funding from water users through June 30, 1998 in the amount of $4,928.

#35 Authorized Water Resources Council to budget additional water user fees through June 30, 1998 in the amount of $45,250.

#36 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY amend a contract with Central NH Regional Planning Commission, Penacook by extending date through December 31, 1997.

#37 Authorized Air Resources Division to establish a Stationary Source Planning Specialist position through June 30, 1999. Fiscal Committee Approved

#38 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter, voting NO, to amend existing contract with Secondwind Environmental, Inc., Manchester to increase amount from $120,000 to $340,000 and extend completion date to June 30, 1999 to continue to supply, install and maintain individual point-of-entry treatment units. SOLE SOURCE

#39 Authorized grants to Berlin in the amount of $242,483.17, Gorham in the amount of $64,891.93 and Milan in the amount of $9,939.45 for landfill closure projects.

#40 Authorized the approval of state grants to the town of Hampton for septage receiving facility, interceptor and sewers in the amount of $260,822.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT
#40A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized retroactive travel for three to New York for 2 days in the amount of $6,040 to attend the A.M. Best College of Insurance Financial Analysis Seminar.

LIQUOR COMMISSION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#41 Authorized agreement with Snow and Ice Removal Services through May 15, 2000 for Liquor Stores as stated in letter dated November 10, 1997.

#42 Authorized the Commission to utilize the banking services of First Savings Bank, Plaistow as the depository of funds for Liquor Store
#49, Plaistow.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
#43 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized contract with Ben Johnson Assoc., Inc., Tallahassee, FL, an economic analysis and research consulting firm specializing in the field of public utility regulation, through August 30, 1998, in an amount not to exceed $107,680.

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

#44 Authorized, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, with thanks, to accept software and licenses to run both Microsoft Windows 95 and Office 97 Professional from Howie Dickerman, Program Manager at Microsoft Corp. at an estimated value of $13,600.

#45 Authorized Addendum No. 1 to contract with Advanced Pest Control Services, Inc. for pest control originally approved on November 15, 1995 (Item #51) by extending contract by two years and increase price form $12,554 to $25,108.

#46 Authorized to establish a Victim Services Coordinator position through December 31, 1998 in the amount of $48,214. Fiscal Committee Approved.

#47 Authorized to continue a Remedial Teacher position through June 30, 1998 in the amount of $29,576.97. Fiscal Committee Approved

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#48 Authorized to accept and expend additional funds from the Dept. of Health and Human services in the amount of $23,469.64 for inter-agency data connection.

#49 Authorized an exemption from the standard meals policy for a training conference in Concord on December 18, 1997 in the amount of $1528.28.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#50 Authorized to renew lease agreement with 30 Maplewood Avenue Trust, Quincy, MA through August 31, 2001 for a estimated total of $659,733.24 plus escalation clauses for office space of the Portsmouth District Office.

#51 Authorized the Special Medical Services Bureau to enter agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester for transcription of medical reports in the amount of $23,150 through June 30, 1999.

#52 Authorized the Division of Behavioral Health to enter agreement with SAU
#35, Littleton for continuation of Student Assistance Program in the amount not to exceed $25,000 through June 30, 1998.

#53 Authorized the Bureau of Disease prevention and Control to amend existing contract with Manchester Health Dept., Manchester which was initially approved June 25, 1997 (Item #221) by increasing price by $10,000 to $385,027 and extending date through June 30, 1999.

#54 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contract with Rivier College, Nashua in amount not to exceed $20,000 through June 30, 1999 for training and experience in the delivery of health care. SOLE SOURCE

#55 Authorized insurance policy agreement with Ferdinando Insurance Co., Manchester in the amount of $11,880 annual premium through November 30, 2000 for insurance protection for Food Stamp coupons in event of theft, embezzlement, loss, damage or destruction.

#55A Authorized to accept and expend $78,500 from the US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Services through June 30, 1998 to identify unmet needs of Traumatic Brain Injury survivors and their families.

#56 Authorized to accept and expend $238,619 from the US Dept. of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to continue to employ consultants through June 30, 1999. Fiscal Committee Approved

#57 Authorized retro out-of-state travel for four employees to travel to Washington, DC for four days from December 2, 1997 to attend the 12th National Conference on Chronic Disease Prevention and Control for the amount of $4,880.

ELDERLY AND ADULT SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#58 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Crotched Mountain Community Care, Inc., Manchester to provide Foster Grandparent Service [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #159) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $2,109.87 to $100,095.51 effective October 1, 1997.

#59 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Visiting Nurse Association Home Health & Hospice Services, Inc., Manchester to provide various care [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #165) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing contract by $1,291.89 to $61,242.06 effective October 1, 1997.

#60 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Lake Sunapee Community Health Services, New London to provide Homemaker services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #163) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $1,714.37 to $81,335.22 effective October 1, 1997.

#61 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with North Conway Community Center, North Conway to provide transportation and support services for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program [which was initially approved on July 18, 1997 (item #160) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $989.47 to $46,943.34 effective October 1, 1997.

#62 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Strafford County Community Action Committee, Inc., Dover to provide transportation and Personal Emergency Response System services [which was initially approved on July 18, 1997 (item #170) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $2,452.79 to $116,368.29 effective October 1, 1997.

#63 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with St. Joseph Community Services, Inc., Merrimack to provide Nutrition, Transportation and Support services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #142) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $48,550.64 to $2,303,397.96 effective October 1, 1997.

#64 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with North Country Home Health Agency, Inc., Littleton to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #158) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $7,557.30 to $361,440.49 effective October 1, 1997.

#65 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with NH Association for the Blind, Concord, to provide Low Vision services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #173) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $465.52 to $22,085.75 effective October 1, 1997.

#66 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Home Health and Hospice Care, Nashua to provide services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #153) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $15,925.35 to $759,844.23 effective October 1, 1997.

#67 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Androscoggin Valley Home Care Services, Berlin to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #155) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $21,924.72 to $1,079,694.23 effective October 1, 1997.

#68 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Assoc., Concord to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #129) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $12,313.48 to $588,897.57 effective October 1, 1997.

#69 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Visiting Nurse Association, Franklin to provide homemaker services which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #176) retroactive to July 1, 1997, by decreasing the amount by $2,767.91 to $131,318.64 effective October 1, 1997.

#70 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Home, Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, Keene to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #144) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $55,819.68 to $2,661,267.21 effective October 1, 1997.

#71 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Coalition of Strafford County Agencies, Inc., Rochester to provide homemaker services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (Item #157) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $1,699.98 to $80,652.65 effective October 1, 1997.

#72 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Rural District Visiting Nurse Assoc., Inc., Farmington to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #154) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $458.39 to $22,002.49 effective October 1, 1997.

#73 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital Assoc., Colebrook to provide Homemaker and Home Health Aide services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #145) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $1,363.01 to $65,019.24 effective October 1, 1997.

#74 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Lamprey Health Care, Inc., Newmarket to provide transportation services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #141) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $5,559.91 to $263,780.08 effective October 1, 1997.

#75 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Ossipee Concerned Citizens, Inc., Center Ossipee to provide Nutrition services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #139) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $6,737.23 to $319,635.71 effective October 1, 1997.

#76 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Newfound Area Nursing Association, Bristol to provide Homemaker and Home Health Aide services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #146) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $741.88 to $35,197.34 effective October 1, 1997.

#77 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Carroll County Health and Home Care Services, Ossipee to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #174) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $10,190.04 to $484,796.47 effective October 1, 1997.

#78 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Rockingham Nutrition & Meals on Wheels Program, Inc., Brentwood to provide Nutrition, Transportation and support services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #147) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $32,433.81 to $1,539,237.09 effective October 1, 1997.

#79 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Area Homemaker/Home Health Aide Service, Inc., Portsmouth to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #132) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $40,439.74 to $1,963,164.56 effective October 1, 1997.

#80 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Visiting Nurse Alliance of Vermont and New Hampshire, White River Junction, VT to provide Homemaker and Home Health Aide services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #164) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $2,648.75 to $126,801.53 effective October 1, 1997.

#81 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Homemakers of Strafford County, Rochester to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #127) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $31,423.40 to $1,499,792.96 effective October 1, 1997.

#82 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Community Health and Hospice, Inc., Laconia to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #172) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $14,428.97 to $689,805.43 effective October 1, 1997.

#83 Authorized to retroactively amend agreement with Holiday Center, Inc., Berlin to provide Adult Group Day Care and Transportation services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #167) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $3,141 to $149,018.81 effective October 1, 1997.

#84 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to retroactively amend agreement with Community Action Program in Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord to provide Nutrition, Transportation and Senior Companion services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #156) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $46,510.48 to $2,206,605.42 effective October 1, 1997. SOLE SOURCE

#85 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to retroactively amend agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizens Council, Inc., Lebanon to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #150) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $30,197.66 to $1,432,673.02 effective October 1, 1997. SOLE SOURCE

#86 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to retroactively amend agreement with Monadnock Family Services, Keene to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #152) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $629.24 to $29,853.34 effective October 1, 1997. SOLE SOURCE

#87 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to retroactively amend agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program, Inc., Berlin to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #135) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $23,095.12 to $1,095,706.84 effective October 1, 1997. SOLE SOURCE

#88 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to retroactively amend agreement with Portsmouth Housing Authority, Portsmouth to provide various services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #161) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $6,583.70 to $312,352.68 effective October 1, 1997. SOLE SOURCE

#89 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, to retroactively amend agreement with Gibson Center for Senior Services, Inc., North Conway to provide Nutrition and Transportation services [which was initially approved July 18, 1997 (item #138) retroactive to July 1, 1997] by decreasing the amount by $8,536.96 to $405,020.82 effective October 1, 1997 and further amend to produce three issues of "Aging Issues" by increasing by $16,315 to $421,335.82 through June 30, 1998. SOLE SOURCE

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL
#90 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to pay the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Oakbrook Terrace, IL survey fees up to $50,000 to evaluate the operation and patient care of the Hospital and to ensure the eligibility of the Hospital for Medicare, Medicaid and other reimbursements.

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

#91 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $6,604,258.77 from the US Dept. of Education through June 30, 1998, for instructional activities to educationally deprived children that reside in low-income areas.

#92 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $9,440.90 through June 30, 1998 for drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention programs in local school systems.

#93 Authorized to accept and expend $963,636.17 from the US Dept. of Education through June 30, 1998 to pay outstanding grants to local school districts which are unencumbered in the Integrated Financial System.

#94 Authorized to accept and expend $992,421.86 from the US Dept. of Education through June 30, 1998 for drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention programs in local school systems.

#95 Authorized to accept and expend $3,187,500 from the US Dept. of Labor through June 30, 1998 to provide direct grants to community partnerships.

#96 Authorized to accept and expend $162,269.75 from the US Dept. of Education through June 30, 1998 for drug and alcohol abuse education and prevention programs in local school systems.

#97 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $268,704.81 from the Corporation for National Service through June 30, 1998 to provide training and technical assistance to local practitioners.

#98 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $1,252,509.20 from the US Dept. of Education through June 30, 1998 to make payment on outstanding grants to local school districts which are unencumbered in the Integrated Financial System.

#99 Authorized the Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter contract with David Bostic, Pittsfield to provide home modifications to a client's residence through June 30, 1998 in the amount not to exceed $9,510.

#99A Authorized contract with Dr. P. Alan Pardy, Concord to provide consultant and coordinative services related to NH's Task Force for the Improvement of Secondary Special Education through June 30, 1999 in the amount not to exceed $52,000.

#99B Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, contract with NH Teen Institute for the purpose of providing drug and violence prevention programs and training to NH School districts through June 30, 1998 in an amount not to exceed $20,000. SOLE SOURCE

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

#100 Authorized the Community Technical College, Berlin to accept and expend additional grant funds from the NH Dept. of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Program Improvements grants in the amount of $3,272.54 through September 30, 1998.

#101 Authorized the Community Technical College, Laconia to accept and expend additional grant funds from the NH Dept. of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Program Improvements grants in the amount of $3,929.75 through September 30, 1998.

#102 Authorized the Community Technical College, Concord to accept and expend additional grant funds from the NH Dept. of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Program Improvements grants in the amount of $1,279.12 through September 30, 1998.

#103 Authorized the Community Technical College, Manchester to accept and expend additional grant funds from the NH Dept. of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Program Improvements grants in the amount of $8,095.64 through September 30, 1998.

#104 Authorized the Community Technical College, Stratham to accept and expend additional grant funds from the NH Dept. of Education for the Carl D. Perkins Program Improvements grants in the amount of $3,285.12 through September 30, 1998.

#105 Authorized agreement with Precision Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for installation of two hot water heaters and one backflow Preventer through December 1, 1997 for an amount not to exceed $11,300.

SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#106 Authorized agreement for banking services with the First Savings Bank, Plaistow for the deposit of lottery revenues from state liquor store #49.

#107 Authorized advance request for the Commission members, Executive Director and other employees to travel out-of-state in the execution of the Tri-State megabucks program for the third quarter of FY98.

#108 Authorized to amend on-line lottery contract with G-Tech Corp., West Greenwich, RI by providing for an additional thirty-five sales terminals at no increase in cost to the lottery.

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

#109 Authorized to quitclaim whatever interest the state may have in Old Rte. 151 Highway Easement in North Hampton to Sagamore-Hampton Golf Club, Inc.

#110 Authorized to provide shared financial support of the Task Force on Strategic Highway Research Program Implementation administered by the American Assoc. of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC for a total fee of $3,000.

#111 Authorized for consideration is the Contemplated Award List for period October 31, 1997 through November 12, 1997.

#112 Authorized contract with Winterset, Inc., Lyndonville, VT in the amount of $3,808,975.19 for construction of a new bridge on Rte. 135 over the Ammonoosuc River to bypass the historic Haverhill-Bath Covered bridge.

#113 Authorized contract with Harry-O Electrical Corp., Loudon in the amount of $50,000 for the Lighting Retrofit Program, John O. Morton Building, Concord.

#114 Authorized contract with F.L. Merrill Construction, Inc., Pembroke in the amount of $138,900 for installing Pipe Under Interstate 95 Using Directional Boring, Hampton.

#115 Authorized agreement with KW a/d, Inc., Concord for an amount not to exceed $50,000 for architectural design and construction documents for various projects.

#116 Authorized agreement with Jaworski GeoTech, Inc., Manchester for an amount not to exceed $100,000 for Professional Services for Environmental Investigation Services for Contaminated Sites, Statewide.

#117 Authorized agreement with George B. Hickey, Sanbornton for professional services for architectural design and construction documents for an amount not to exceed $50,000.

#118 Authorized agreement with Vollmer Assoc., Concord for a amount not to exceed $272,558.17 for professional consulting services.

#119 Authorized to retroactively increase salary for Jack W. Ferns, Director of Aeronautics effective August 28, 1997 from Group M, Step 1 ($43,524) to Group M, Step 2 ($45,987).

#120 Authorized to expend $38,000 in excess revenue from the Fuel Dist. Income Account as specified in letter dated October 2, 1997. Fiscal Committee Approved

#121 Authorized to quitclaim whatever interest the State may have in a portion of the old layout of Stebbins Hill Road, Lancaster to Gloria Green.

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

#122 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, retro lease agreement with Mareld Co., Inc., Merrimack for office space through March 31, 1998 for an estimated total amount of $5,692.50. SOLE SOURCE

#123 Authorized lease agreement with Mareld Co., Inc. for office space for three years commencing January 1, 1998 at a monthly rental of $1,620.50.

#124 Authorized, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, service agreement with Busy Bee Janitorial Services, Inc., Somersworth for janitorial and commercial cleaning services at three facilities for an amount not to exceed $7,690 through June 30, 1998. SOLE SOURCE

#125 Authorized to transfer $23,200 as specified in their letter dated October 14, 1997. Fiscal Committee Approved

#126 Authorized to continue a Technical Support Specialist IV position through June 30, 1998. Fiscal Committee Approved

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

#127 Authorized the request of John Ahlgren to construct a fixed timber landing on pilings with a welded aluminum ramp to a sectional float system terminated by a perpendicular two section on-slip docking float on property located on the Lamprey River in Newmarket.

#128 Authorized the request of Bradley Steele to construct a breakwater; a cantilevered dock attached to an adjacent 6 ft. X 30 ft. piling dock accessed by walkways on Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#129 Authorized the request of Anne Ahlbrand to remove seasonal dock; construct a breakwater and construct a cantilevered dock to a piling dock with a bridged walkway on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough.

#130 Authorized the request of Kurt Dietzer to amend approved permit to construct a breakwater; a cantilevered cock and a seasonal hinged dock with a concrete pad on property located on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

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

A. AGRICULTURE - Requests permission for Murray McKay, Director, Claire Nadon, Pesticide Inspector, Robert Wolff, and Elida Danaher, Environmentalists, or designee, to travel to Portland ME, on March 29-April 1, 1998, to attend the North American Conference on Pesticide Spray Drift Management. Total Cost: $1,819.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

B. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Maureen Clark, Phyllis Cole, and Jay Pietrzak, Accountants, or designee, to travel to Boston, MA, on December 11, 1997, to attend training on the New Grant Administration and Payment System. Total Cost: $180.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

C. EDUCATION - Requests permission for Dorothy Fair, and Lynda Thistle Elliott, Education Consultants, or designee, to travel to San Antonio, TX, on January 22-26, 1998, to attend the 1998 National Title I Conference. Total Cost: $3,200.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds.

D. LIQUOR - Requests permission for Dan Follis, and Brian Kelley, Technical Support Specialists, or designee, to travel to Wellsley, MA, on December 11, 1997 to attend the In-Depth Technical Briefing: Beyond the Basics of NDS. Total Cost: $100.00. Source of Funds: 100% General Funds.

E. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Corporals John Mullligan and Allen Welch, and State Police Trooper Leamon Hirtle, or designee, to travel to Gardiner, ME, on December 15-19, 1997, to attend the training for Total Station(s). Total Cost: $470.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway & 19% Turnpike Funds.

F. SAFETY - Requests permission for Richard Flynn, Commissioner, and Virginia Beecher, Director, or designee, to travel to Albany, NY, on December 11-12, 1997, to attend the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators meeting. Total Cost: $300.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

G. SAFETY - Requests permission for Audrey Martel and Abigail Blanchard, Road Toll Auditors, or designee, to travel to Little Rock, AR, on January 10-14, 1998, to attend the 10th Annual IFTA Audit Workshop. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $760.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Audrey Martel and ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $760.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Abigail Blanchard. Total Cost: $2,220.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds.

H. SAFETY - Requests permission for State Police Captain Nicholas Halias and Sergeant David Goldstein, or designee, to travel to Providence, RI, on December 4-5, 1997, to attend a Critical Incident Stress Management and Peer Support Strategies for Emergency Services Program. Total Cost: $662.00. Source of Funds: 81% Highway & 19% Turnpike Funds.

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

A. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Requests permission to pay University Of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lynne Bennett, Director of Enrollment & Retention, in the course entitled "Group Counseling."

B. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $389.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sandra Hyslop, Systems Development Specialist, in the course entitled "Database Management Systems."

C. EDUCATION - Requests permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $816.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Art Sweed, Disability Examiner, in the course entitled "Social Work & Mental Illness."

D. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Sartorelli, Certified Nursing Assistant II, in the course entitled "Community Social Services."

E. HOSPITAL - Requests permission to pay NH Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling LuAnne Blake, Account Clerk III, in the course entitled "Fundamentals of Accounting I."

F. SAFETY - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Paul Amante, Data Processing Project Manager, in the course entitled "Financial Management."

G. TRANSPORTATION - Requests permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $235.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Brown, Accountant I, in the course entitled "Macroeconomics", ALSO permission to pay NH Community Technical College, the sum of $336.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Curley, Engineer Tech. III, in the courses entitled "Software Applications", and "College Algebra", ALSO permission to pay the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, MA, the sum of $459.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Ferrari, Civil Engineer II, in the course entitled "Pavement Design."

LATE ITEMS

A. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, authorized a Memorandum of Understanding between Department of Health and Human Services Office of Program Support and New Hampshire Department of Employment Security to establish, implement and maintain a comprehensive New Hire Program which includes the collection of new hire information from employing units and the establishment of a State Directory of New Hires.

B. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
AMENDMENT - The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Streeter, approved the Governor and Council meeting dates for the period of January through June 1998, with the following amendment: The time to begin the meeting was amended to 10:30 A.M.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Streeter, voted to commend and recognize Forrest McKerley for his generous gift to the University of New Hampshire which endows the Forrest McKerley Chair in Health Economics. This extraordinary gift, which enables the University to bring to its faculty a national leader in the field of health economics, will have far-reaching implications for the State, particularly in the area of long-term care. A commendation will be presented to Forest McKerley for his generosity that will improve the quality of life for many of New Hampshire's residents.

The next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at 10:30 a.m. in Concord at the State House.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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