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December 6, 2000
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
December 6, 2000
10:30 a.m.
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The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:30 a.m., with all members present.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin, accepted the minutes of November 9, 2000.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 9, 2000 meeting.

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

SECRETARY OF STATE

#56A The Secretary of State, pursuant to RSA 660:26, laid before the Governor and Executive Council, at their meeting held on December 6, 2000, the return of votes cast at the biennial election held on November 7, 2000 in the several towns and wards of the State for Presidential Electors, Representatives in Congress from the First and Second Districts, and pursuant to RSA 663:4, the return of votes cast for the proposed amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution. For Representative in Congress

First District
John E. Sununu, r, Bedford 150,609
Martha Fuller Clark, d, Portsmouth 128,387
Dan Belforti, l, Portsmouth 5,713

Second District
Charles Bass, r, Peterborough 152,581
Barney Brannen, d, Lyme 110,367
Brian Christeson, l, Alexandria 6,188
Roy Kendel, c.i., Troy 2,204
and John E. Sununu, First District, and Charles Bass, Second District, having received the largest number of votes cast in their respective districts for Representative in Congress were declared elected.

Upon motion of Councilor Colantuono, and duly seconded by Councilor Streeter, Her Excellency the Governor was authorized to issue certificates in accordance with the foregoing report.

Further the Governor and Executive Council authorized the following:

Proposed Amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution

Are you in favor of amending the constitution to provide that municipalities shall have home rule authority to exercise such powers and perform such functions pertaining to its government and affairs which are not prohibited by the state constitution, state statute, or common law, and that the state shall retain its right of preemption over municipal powers and functions?
YES 202,367
NO 218,875

RESIGNATIONS

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

AIR RESOURCES COUNCIL
Lois Spearman, Concord
(General public)
Effective: December 1, 2000
Reason: Personal

WETLANDS COUNCILM
Steven Fair, Wolfeboro Falls
(Rep. Marine Contractors)
Effective: Upon acceptance or resignation
Reason: Personal

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

BOARD OF ACUPUNCTURE LICENSING
Stephen DeGurski, Exeter
(Acupuncturist)
Succeeding: Lisa Rothermich, Rye (resigned)
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: September 8, 2002

BOARD OF ARCHITECTS
James H. Somes, Portsmouth
Succeeding: Thoma Samyn, Holderness (reached term limit)
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: September 9, 2005

ATHLETIC TRAINERS BOARD
Robert Merrow, Jr., Keene
Succeeding: Linda Zoller McKibbin, W. Lebanon (resigned)
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: January 8, 2003

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
James T. Killeen III, Derry
Reappointment
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: November 3, 2003

Michael J. King, Bethlehem
(Regional Planning)
Reappointment
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: November 3, 2003

ACTING WARDEN, NORTHERN NH CORRECTIONAL FACILITY: DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS
Jane Coplan, Warner
Nom. By Commissioner of Dept. of Corrections
Effective: December 8, 2000
Salary: Group O, Step 4, $64,499
TERM: Serves at pleasure of the Commissioner of Dept. of Corrections

ACTING WARDEN, NH STATE PRISON: DEPT. OF CORRECTIONS
Richard Gerry, Bow
Nom. By Commissioner of Dept. of Corrections
Effective: December 8, 2000
Salary: Group P, Min $59,456
TERM: Serves at pleasure of the Commissioner of Dept. of Corrections

BOARD OF LICENSED DIETITIANS
Jeanne S. Brown, Goffstown
Vacancy
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: December 6, 2001

Colette Janson-Sand, Rollinsford
Vacancy
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: December 6, 2002

Jil F. Shangraw, Lebanon
Vacancy
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: December 6, 2002

Joanne A. Ward, Stratham
Vacancy
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: December 6, 2001

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
Bradley J. Russ, Stratham
(Nom. By NH Association of Chiefs of Police)
Succeeding: Thomas Powers, Keene (resigned)
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: July 8, 2001

MUNICIPAL BOND BANK
Carol Trottier, Gilford
Succeeding: Arthur Barrett, Jr.
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: July 1, 2005

BOARD OF NURSING
Constance E. Theberge, Rochester
Reappointment
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: November 16, 2003

TELECOMMUNICATIONS PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Mark E. Mallett, Litchfield
(Nominated by Commissioner of DRED-Industry)
Effective: December 6, 2000
TERM: December 6, 2003

NOMINATIONS
The Governor nominated the following:

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Rosemary Faretra, Concord
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
Salary: Group P, Step 4 - $73,172
TERM: June 5, 2001

AGRICULTURAL LANDS PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Ruth Clough, New London
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 10, 2003

Lawrence Underhill, Lancaster
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 10, 2002

CONNECTICUT RIVER BRIDGE ADVISORY COMMISSION
Robert P. Secord, West Swanzey
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 7, 2004

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF FIELD SERVICES: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Larry D. Blaisdell, Littleton
Succeeding: Joanne Fortier (Acting Director), Concord
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

CURRENT USE ADVISORY
Phyllis Sherman, Center Conway
(Public member/agriculture)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 16, 2002

David W. Tellman, Whitefield
(Forest landowner)
Vacancy
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: September 9, 2001

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: November 16, 2002

BOARD OF ENGINEERS
Marc Morin, Bow
Succeeding: H. Edmund Bergeron, North Conway (reached term limit)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: August 21, 2005

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
George Landry, Laconia
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: July 22, 2003

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
Philip N. Cronenwett, Enfield
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: January 2, 2004

Richard E. Winslow III, Rye
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 6, 2003

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: NH LAND & COMMUNITY HERITAGE INVESTMENT PROGRAM
Rachel Rouillard, Woburn, MA
(Recommended by the NH Land and Community Heritage Authority Board of Directors)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Five years from date of confirmation

MUNICIPAL BOND BANK
Kevin A. Clougherty, Manchester
(Municipal Government)
Succeeding: Carol Trottier, Gilford
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 9, 2005

NH STATE PORT AUTHORITY
William S. Bartlett, Kingston
Succeeding: Stephen W. Foss, Rye (resigned)
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 16, 2003

Katharine D. Paine, Durham
Succeeding: Wayne M. Burton, Durham
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 16, 2005

BOARD OF NURSING
Gail Barba, Dixville Notch
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: December 21, 2003

PEASE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
William S. Bartlett, Kingston
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: May 23, 2002

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT
James E. Duggan, Amherst
Succeeding: Sherman D. Horton, Jr., Nashua
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: Until 70 years of age

STATE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
Mary P. Chambers, Etna
Reappointment
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: June 29, 2003

WETLANDS COUNCIL
Glenn Normandeau, Portsmouth
(Rep. Marine Contractors)
Succeeding: Steven Fair, Wolfeboro
Effective: Upon confirmation
TERM: October 23, 2002

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Monadnock Forest Products, Inc. located in Jaffrey and Claremont, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit is within the policy and authority of the Act.
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Colantuono - Yes: Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD DECEMBER 6, 2000 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:40 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial project by the Business Finance Authority for Monadnock Forest Products, Inc. (the "Borrower") in Jaffrey and Claremont and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received the written recommendation of the Authority and other documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved and introduced Norman S. Hansen, Jr. of the Borrower. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $3,500,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES FOR MONADNOCK FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. IN JAFFREY AND CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, and Councilor Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $3,500,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE INDUSTRIAL FACILITIES FOR MONADNOCK FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. IN JAFFREY AND CLAREMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing or refinancing of industrial facilities for Monadnock Forest Products, Inc. (the "Borrower"), in Jaffrey and Claremont, New Hampshire, by the Authority's issuance of up to $3,500,000 in revenue bonds (the "Bonds") under RSA 162-I:1 et seq. (the "Act"); and

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the foregoing, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special Findings.

(1) The project to be financed or refinanced with the proceeds of the Bonds consists of: (i) the acquisition and installation of certain lumber manufacturing equipment, including necessary additions to buildings in Jaffrey and in Claremont, New Hampshire (individually a "Facility" and collectively, the "Facilities"); and (ii) the payment of certain closing costs (collectively, the "Project"). The Facilities are each within the definition of "Industrial Facility" in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of each Facility will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the State of New Hampshire (the "State") or will help to protect and enhance the State's physical environment or will accomplish both purposes.

(b) General Findings.

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

(2) The Borrower has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facilities successfully.

(3) The Mortgage, Security, Loan and Trust Agreement and the other documents to be executed in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, including the Bond Purchase and Continuing Covenants Agreement (collectively, the "Financing Documents"), contain provisions so that under no circumstances will the Authority be obligated, directly or indirectly, to pay Project costs, debt service or expenses of operation, maintenance and upkeep of the Facilities except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

(4) The Financing Documents do not purport to create any debt of the State with respect to the Facilities, other than a special obligation of the Authority acting on behalf of the State under the Act.

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

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

Section 3. Approval. The Governor and Council hereby approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction involving each Facility, the Project and the Bonds as may be required.

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

Passed and Agreed to: December 6, 2000.

#2 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Laconia Savings Bank to Kevin Craffey (Mountain View House) in Whitefield, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:18 to determine the financing will service a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Colantuono - Yes: Councilor Streeter - Yes.

EXTRACT FROM THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL HELD ON DECEMBER 6, 2000 COUNCIL CHAMBER, CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE

At approximately 10:45 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the award of a State guarantee under the Guaranteed Asset Program of the Business Finance Authority in connection with a loan to be made by Laconia Savings Bank to Kevin Craffey or Mountain View, L.L.C. and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received written material from the Authority with respect to the proposed loans and State guarantee. The Governor then said that the meeting would hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject and introduced Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority who briefly explained the project and introduced Michael Donahue, Senior Credit Officer of the Business Finance Authority, Kevin Craffey of Mountain View, and David Markle, Laconia Savings Bank. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Burton introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM LACONIA SAVINGS BANK TO KEVIN CRAFFEY OR MOUNTAIN VIEW, L.L.C." and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Griffin. There being no discussion, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: The Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Colantuono, and Councilor Streeter; those abstaining were Councilor(s): None; and those voting against were Councilor(s): None. The Governor declared that the resolution was passed.

A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-A:18 AWARDING A STATE GUARANTEE UNDER RSA 162-A:13 WITH RESPECT TO A LOAN FROM LACONIA SAVINGS BANK TO KEVIN CRAFFEY OR MOUNTAIN VIEW, L.L.C.

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council (the "Governor and Council") of the State of New Hampshire (the "State") have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and determinations pursuant to RSA 162-A:18 with respect to the award of a guarantee of the Authority in an amount equal to seventy-five percent (75%) of the principal amount of a loan up to $4,044,940 from Laconia Savings Bank to Kevin Craffey or Mountain View L.L.C. pursuant to RSA 162-A:13 (the Guaranteed Asset Program or the "GAP Program");

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

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

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED THAT:

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

(a) Special Findings.

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

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

(b) General Findings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passed and Agreed to December 6, 2000.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND the current budget for a project funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [Initially approved on October 28, 1998 (Item #4)], by changing the end date from September 30, 2000 to September 30, 2001. Further authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 20, 2000.

#4 Authorized to AMEND an existing Memorandum of Agreement between the Office and the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services [Initially approved on May 10, 2000 (Item #14)], by changing the completion date from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

#5 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission [Initially approved on August 9, 2000 (Item #3)], by extending the completion date from December 31, 2000 to September 30, 2001. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#6 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Memorandum of Agreement between the Office and the University of New Hampshire, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory and the Department of Earth Sciences, Service Building-Room 109, Durham, NH [Initially approved on April 12, 2000 (Item #4) amended on June 8, 2000 (Item #3)], by changing the completion date from September 30, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

#7 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an Agreement with the University of New Hampshire, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Office of Sponsored Research, Service Building, Room 111, Durham, NH in the amount of $9,980 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of evaluating the pre-restoration conditions at Little River salt marsh in North Hampton, New Hampshire. SOLE SOURCE

#8 Authorized to accept and expend $3,000,000.00 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for assistance with recovery from damage caused during the ice storms and flooding during 1998 through October 30, 2003. Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to establish the budget as specified in letter of November 20, 2000.

#9 Authorized to AMEND an existing budget to create two new expenditure classes, Indirect Cost and Audit Fund Set Aside under the Urban Sprawl program [Initially approved on November 10, 1999 (Item #5) and amended on May 24, 2000 (Item #2)]. Further authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to create two new expenditure classes, and to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 7, 2000.

#10 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services [Initially approved on October 27, 1999 (Item #6)], by extending the end date to December 31, 2001 and for additional financial consideration of $75,000 in federal funds, for a new total of $150,000, effective upon Governor and Council approval. (2) Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to accept and expend the additional funds. (3) Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to adjust the Department of Environmental Services budget as specified in letter of September 21, 2000.

#11 Authorized to AMEND an Agreement with the City of Claremont, 58 Tremont Street, Claremont, NH [Initially approved on February 9, 2000 (Item #9A)], by extending the end date from December 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001, effective upon Governor and Council approval.

#12 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Fremont, NH [Initially approved on March 4, 1998 (Item #A) and amended on January 19, 2000 (Item #8)], to extend the time period to complete the project from June 30, 2000 to December 31, 2000. No additional state of federal funds are required by this action.

#13 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Campton, NH [Initially approved August 12, 1998 (Item #7) and amended on July 21, 1999 (Item #27)], by changing the end date from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001. No additional federal funds are required by this action.

#14 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Derry, NH in the amount of $380,000 through December 31, 2002. This Agreement allocates a portion of the Community Development Block Grant to provide for the development and construction of a 25,000-sq. ft. manufacturing facility on 3.5 acres in Derry Industrial Park on land that will be contributed as equity into the project.

#15 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the City of Concord, NH in the amount of $121,036 through June 30, 2001. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and will be used for the purpose of improving two facilities owned and operated by the Salvation Army that serve the clients in need of transitional housing and emergency shelters in the Concord area.

#16 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH in the amount of $207,580.00 through June 30, 2002. The funds for this contract are from the Community Development Block Grant Fund and will be used to upgrade water, sewer and fire protection systems within the South Parish Road Cooperative Mobile Home Park.

#17 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Southern New Hampshire Planning Commission, 438 Dubuque Street, Manchester, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program Workshop.

#18 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission, 115 Main Street, Nashua, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct two Community Assistance Visits and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program Workshop.

#19 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, 259 County Farm road, Unite 1, Dover, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program Workshop.

#20 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the North County Council, Cottage at the Rocks, 107 Glessner Road, Bethlehem, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Council to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program Workshop.

#21 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission, 77 Bank Street, Lebanon, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program Workshop.

#22 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water Street, Exeter, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program Workshop.

#23 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Central New Hampshire Regional Planning Commission, 28 Commercial Street, Concord, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program Workshop.

#24 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Humiston Building, 103 Main Street, Suite 3, Meredith, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program.

#25 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, 20 Central Square, 2nd Floor, Keene, NH in the amount of $1,500 through September 30, 2001 for the Commission to conduct one Community Assistance Visit and assist OSP with conducting a regional National Flood Insurance Program. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#26 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend funds from the US Department of Energy in the amount of $30,000.00 through July 31, 2001 for the Million Solar Roofs Initiative Program.

#27 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend funds from the US Department of Energy in the amount of $200,000.00 through September 30, 2001 for the Industries of the Future.

#28 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend funds from the US Department of Energy in the amount of $175,000.00 through July 31, 2001 for the Building Energy Codes Project (Codes II).

#29 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend funds from the US Department of Energy in the amount of $73,272.00 through September 30, 2001 for the Rebuild America III.

#30 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $99,559 with the Institute for Community, Business, and the New Hampshire Economy through September 30, 2001 to implement the State of New Hampshire Industries of the Future Program. SOLE SOURCE

#31 Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $10,800 with Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership, Inc., Lexington, MA through July 31, 2001 to provide building operator training services to State of New Hampshire facilities operators.

#32 Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $60,000 with James K. Rogers, PE, through June 30, 2002 to assist with the implementation of the Governor's Building Energy Conservation Initiative. OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#33 Authorized to accept and expend $76,030.91 from the City of Portsmouth through March 31, 2001 and Authorized the Administrator of Bureau of Accounting to budget the funds as specified in letter of November 20, 2000.

#34 Authorized to accept and expend $1,074 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Federal Emergency Management Agency through September 12, 2001. (2) Further authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to budget the funds as specified in letter of November 6, 2000.

#35 Authorized a Memorandum of Understanding between the Office and the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training the in the amount of $25,968.03 through June 30, 2001. (2) Further authorized the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training to accept and expend $25,968.03 from NHOEM and Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to budget the funds as specified in letter of September 15, 2000. (3) Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Account to encumber NHOEM funds as indicated in letter of September 15, 2000.

#36 Authorized a Memorandum of Agreement between the Office and the Capital Area Mutual Aid HazMat Team in the amount of $11,140.00 through March 31, 2001. (2) Further authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to encumber funds according to the specifications in letter of November 7, 2000.

#37 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a Memorandum of Understanding with NH Fire Standards and Training [Initially approved on April 12, 2000 (Item #8)], by extending the completion date from September 30, 2000 to September 30, 2001.

#38 Authorized to execute a grant agreement with the Town of Holderness in the amount of $11,000 through May 31, 2001 to prepare a Flood Mitigation Plan. (2) Further authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to encumber the funds as specified in in letter of November 15, 2000. OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#39 Authorized the nomination of Major Angela E. Maxner, 856 River Road, Plymouth, NH for appointment in the New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#40 Authorized the nomination of Lieutenant Colonel Richard P. Martell, 75 Hayden Circle, Hampton, NH to the rank of Colonel, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#41 Authorized the nomination of Captain Thomas F. Spencer, 50 Field Stone Estates, York, Maine to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#42 Authorized the confirmation of Captain Daniel P. Desautels, 19 Watson Hill Road, Raymond, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#43 Authorized the confirmation of Captain William K. Sylla, 46 McNabb Court, Portsmouth, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#44 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $753,580.00 from the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau) through September 30, 2001 for the operation and maintenance of New Hampshire Army National Guard Training Site, Center Strafford, New Hampshire, and minor construction projects at selected departmental facilities. (2) Further authorized the Comptroller to budget the above-cited funds in already existing accounts as specified in letter of November 21, 2000.

#45 Authorized to accept and expend $655,456.00 from the Federal Government (National Guard Bureau) through November 30, 2005 for the cost of Army National Guard Telecommunications within the State of New Hampshire. (2 Authorized the comptroller to budget the above mentioned funds in an existing account as indicated in letter of November 20, 2000. (3) Authorized the Comptroller to adjust budgeting of the funds specified in letter of November 30, 2005 between the federal and State fiscal years, if needed and justified, with approval of the Budget Office, Department of Administrative Services. (4) Authorized the Department to enter into a five year contract with Third Rail America's Inc., 34 Franklin Street, Suite 100, Nashua, NH at a cost of $654,800.00 through November 30, 2005 to meet the requirements for data, voice and video for the New Hampshire Army National Guard. (5) Authorized the comptroller to encumber the funds as specified in letter of November 20, 2000. (6) Authorized the Department to renew the agreement for one three-year term upon mutual consent of the State and the vendor with Governor and Council approval provided the cost does not exceed Consumer Price Index. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#46 Authorized Surplus Distribution to accept and expend additional Federal Funds in the amount of $128,462 from the United States Department of Agriculture for State Fiscal Year 2001 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the appropriations as indicated in letter of November 20, 2000.

#47 Authorized Surplus Distribution Section respectfully requests authorization for two or more employees to travel out of state January 1, 2001 through June 30, 2001. (2) Authorized this Section a cash advancement of $500.00 for each specific requirement in letter of November 7, 2000.

#48 Authorized Bureau of General Services to transfer $46,142 as specified in letter dated August 31, 2000 to pay for a software upgrade to an existing communications management system for Telecommunications. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#49 Authorized Bureau of Purchase and Property to enter into statewide agreements with the vendors listed in ATTACHMENT A of letter of November 22, 2000, with a six year term, ending June 30, 2005 contingent upon performance reviews to occur every two years.

#50 Authorized the addition of Section 8.2.5 to Section 8.2 of the New Hampshire Terms and Conditions (P37) for ITS07 Information Technology Contracts (RE: October 27, 1999 (Item #26) as described in letter of November 21, 2000. This addition clarifies the State's monetary liability for information technology contracts.

#51 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to RETROACTIVELY enter into the lease agreement with Cameron Real Estate, inc., 400 Amherst Street, Suite 202, Nashua, NH with an annual rent amount of $63,530.28. The lease commenced on July 1, 2000 and ends through June 30, 2001 for office and courtroom space for the Milford District Court. (2) Further authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B because of non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency.

#52 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into the lease agreement with Carroll County, Route 171, Ossipee, NH for an annual rent of $16,802.86. The lease commenced on January 1, 2001 and ends December 31, 2001. (2) Further authorized to waive compliance in this instance with RSA 10:B under Exhibit D, Part II, on page 13 of the lease document.

#53 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to RETROACTIVELY enter into the lease agreement with the Town of Hampton, 100 Winnacunnet Road, Hampton, NH for an annual rent of $24,920.52. The lease commenced on July 2, 2000 and ends June 30, 2002. (2) Further authorized to waive compliance with RSA 10:B because of non-budgeted financial burden imposed on the State to test and comply with RSA 10:B in obtaining a clean air certificate is beyond the resources of this agency.

#54 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into an agreement with Marobella Property Management, 7 Lotus Drive, Thornton, NH in the amount of $9,675.00 through May 1, 2001 for painting services at the Plymouth District Court.

#55 Authorized Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a contract with John Prokop, Atkinson, NH with the total amount not to exceed $37,800 through April 30, 2002 for snow and ice removal services.

#56 Authorized the suggested quarterly allotments for state departments and agencies for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2001. (2) Further authorized the Budget Officer with the prior advice and approval of the Governor to make necessary adjustments in the quarterly allotments not to exceed the total funds available for expenditures for the fiscal year. A report of all authorized adjustments will be provided to the Council. SECRETARY OF STATE

#56A The Secretary of State, pursuant to RSA 660:26, laid before the Governor and Executive Council, at their meeting held on December 6, 2000, the return of votes cast at the biennial election held on November 7, 2000 in the several towns and wards of the State for Presidential Electors, Representatives in Congress from the First and Second Districts, and pursuant to RSA 663:4, the return of votes cast for the proposed amendment to the New Hampshire Constitution. "See page 1 for item in its entirety" TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#57 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $9,699.81. ATTORNEY GENERAL The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#58 Authorized a salary increment of $2,974 to Senior Assistant Attorney General Mary P. Castelli (9U375 and Senior Assistant Attorney General Nancy J. Smith effective January 14, 2001, as authorized by RSA 94:1-a (Supp.).

#59 Authorized to appoint Marguerite L. Wageling, (Position #9U049), as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $56,712, Step 4 in the range for Group M.

#60 Authorized to appoint Craig S. Donais, (Position #9U224), as an Assistant Attorney General, effective upon Governor and Council approval, at a salary level of $51,226, Step 2 in the range for Group M.

#61 DENIED-The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Griffin, voted to DENY the petition of Naif Khabazeh requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Possession of a Controlled Drug With Intent to Distribute should be granted.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#62 Authorized Division of Libraries, to enter into a contract with Auto-Graphics, Inc., Pomona, CA in the amount of $26,000 for Phase II of a contract for the development of a Web based New Hampshire list of serials.

#63 Authorized Division of Historical Resources to enter into a contract with the Town of Hollis, in the amount of $19,000.00 for the project "TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO HISTORICAL SURVEY, STAGE II'.

#64 Authorized Division of Arts to award Annual Advancement Grants to the Belknap Mill Society, Laconia in the amount of $5,700 and the Library Arts Center, Newport in the amount of $7,000.

#65 Authorized Division of Libraries to award FY 2001 Library Services and Technology Act grants in the amount of $43,680 to the libraries and in the amounts as indicated in letter of November 2, 2000 through September 30, 2001.

NEW HAMPSHIRE RETIREMENT SYSTEM

#66 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized an additional appropriation of $52,972.00 to pay accumulated and projected overtime in excess of available funds for the period ending June 30, 2001. (2) Further authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of December 4, 2000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE MUNICIPAL BOND BANK

#67 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2000.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#68 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, authorized to accept and expend an additional $566,535 in federal highway safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and $489,258.39 in FY 2000 carry-forward funds and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 16, 2000.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#69 Authorized to convey to the New Hampshire Department of Transportation a slope and drainage easement over NHDES property located on Routes 11 and 103 in Claremont, New Hampshire as specified in letter of November 22, 2000, for the sum of $1,350.00. (2) Authorized NHDES to accept and expend funds from NHDOT in the amount of $1,350.00 given in consideration of specific easement rights through June 30, 2001. (3) Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to budget the funds as specified in letter of November 22, 2000.

#70 Authorized Division of Accounting Services to budget a portion of federal One-Stop funds previously received and accepted through Governor and Council as Item #47 on 3/8/00 but not previously budgeted in the amount of $197,843.00 as specified in letter of November 21, 2000. (2) Authorized NHES to enter into an agreement with Regional Econometric Models, Inc., in the amount of $419,050.00 through June 30, 2006 for the development and maintenance of the NH Econometric Model System for the department's Economic and Labor Market Information Bureau. (3) Funds should be encumbered as specified in letter of November 21, 2000, according to the state fiscal years with the authority to adjust through the budget office between the state fiscal year and the federal fiscal years.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#71 Authorized to transfer $74,322 as specified in letter dated November 6, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#72 Authorized to AMEND the existing lease contract with Pasquale F. Alosa, 56 Old Suncook Road, Concord, NH [Initially approved on August 12, 1998 (Item #54)], by providing 5100 square feet of additional space for the remainder of the current lease that will expire on February 28, 2003. (2) Further authorized the comptroller to encumber $29,570 for FY01; $51,000 for FY02; and $34,000 for FY03.

#73 Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the Insurance Department for the Fiscal Year ended June 30, 2000.

PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#74 Authorized the reclassification of vacant Position #18944 from a Utility Analyst II, Salary Grade 25, to a Hearings Examiner, Salary Grade 30.

#75 Authorized Office of Consumer Advocate to RETROACTIVELY accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $800.00 for travel expenses. Kenneth E. Traum, Finance Director, traveled to San Diego, CA to attend the 2000 NASUCA Annual Meeting, November 12-16, 2000, sponsored by the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates.

#76 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $800.00 for travel expenses. Nancy Brockway, Commissioner traveled to San Diego, CA on November 13-15, 2000 to attend the National Association for Regulatory Utility Commissioners 112th Annual Convention.

#77 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to AMEND contract with the Liberty Consulting Group, Inc., 65 Main Street, Quentin, PA, by extending the termination date for two years from December 31, 2000 to December 31, 2002 and increasing the contract price by $539,494.00 from $2,066,024.00 to an amount not to exceed $2,605,518.00. (2) Further to direct the Director, Division of Account Services to adjust the budget as indicated in letter of November 17, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#78 Authorized to expend $50,000 from the Relocation/Rehabilitation Fund to relocate Pelham Store #51 and Bedford Store #55, as specified in letter dated October 24, 2000.

#79 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND a contract with A&W's Cleaning Services, Inc., PO box 456, Claremont, NH for floor cleaning services at various Liquor Commission Stores in New Hampshire. [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #93)], by extending the contract period from June 30, 2000 to June 30, 2002 and increase the contract price limitation from $29,150 to $49,150.

#80 Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the New Hampshire State Liquor Commission for the period ending June 30, 2000.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#81 Authorized to accept a donation of 15 Microsoft Official Curriculum Kits and miscellaneous computer hardware from E/TAC, 98 Spit Brook Road, Suite 401, Nashua, NH. The approximate value of the donation is $2,500.0

#82 Authorized to enter into a contract in the amount of $7,100 with Geoff Dixey Concrete, 307 North Street, Laconia, NH through January 31, 2001.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#83 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept donations totaling $225.00 from Mark Pedneault, 49 Gloucester Ct., Newington, CT, $25.00, Gerald Pedneault, 238 Main Street, Hebron, CT $100.00, and Gail Lataille, 256 Stanley Drive, Glastonbury, CT $100.00 for Mt Monadncok State Park.

#84 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of $100.00 from Margaret Juhn, 40-33 69 Street #60, Woodside, NY for a gift t the Mt. Washington State Park.

#85 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to accept a donation of $100.00 from Northwest Elementary School Fund, 300 Youville Street, Manchester, NH for a gift to the Bear Brook Nature Center.

#86 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a cooperation agreement with the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service to accept an expend $14,400 for the Wentworth Coolidge Mansion and Franklin Pierce Homestead as described in the agreement through December 31, 2001. (2) Further authorized the comptroller to budget the funds as indicated in letter of November 15, 2000.

#87 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a Sponsor Agreement with New England Jeep Dealers Advertising Association. NEJDAA is donating the use of a vehicle for one year in return for promotion at Cannon Mountain and participation in the Jeep promotion program.

#88 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Trails Bureau to enter into a Special Use Permit with Tim Trefethen of Epping, NH, for obtaining water from the well on state property in Fremont, NH.

#89 Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-aid Trail Maintenance Contracts (Winter Trail Grooming) in the total amount of $683,696.00 for the amounts and with the OHRV clubs specified in letter of October 30, 2000.

#90 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to grants under the Joint Promotional Program in the total amount of $93,059.50 for the amount and with the organizations as specified in letter of November 3, 2000.

#91 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into an agreement with the State of Maine in an amount of $5,000.00 to continue the Northern New England Group Travel Marketing Program through June 30, 2001.

#92 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Temple Construction, Inc., Lunenburg, VT for a total contract amount of $209,900.00 for the construction of the bath house at Dry River Campground, Crawford Notch State Park.

#93 Authorized to grant an easement to NH Electric Cooperative Inc., and Verizon New England, Inc. for the operation and maintenance of electric and telephone utilities at Pawtuckaway State Park, Nottingham, NH.

#94 Authorized Design, Development and Maintenance to enter into an agreement with H. E. Bergeron Engineering, North Conway, NH in the amount of $4,250.00 to design a retrofit railroad bridge span for recreation trail use in Gorham, NH through March 1, 2001.

#95 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a Conservation Easement of 117 acres of land in Loudon and Canterbury abutting Shaker State Forest from New Hampshire Speedway, Inc.

#96 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002, under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Program Administration, Forest Legacy, in the amount of $10,000. (2) Further authorized to receive and disburse these funds in the accounts as specified in letter of November 15, 2000 in the 2001 State Fiscal Year.

#97 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept a federal allotment for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002, under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Award #00-DG-11244225-356, Forest Health Monitoring, Forest Risk Mapping Project, in the amount of $7,500. (2) Further authorized to receive and disburse these funds in the accounts as specified in letter of November 16, 2000 in 2000 State Fiscal Year.

#98 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept a federal allotment for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002, under Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, Award #00-DG-11244225-356, Forest Health Monitoring, Forest Pest Council Meeting, in the amount of $2,000. (2) Further authorized to receive and disburse these funds in the accounts as specified in letter of November 16, 2000 in 2000 State Fiscal Year.

#99 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the Federal Fiscal Year October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002, under the Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Section 7(b) 3, Volunteer Fire Assistance (Wildfire Personal Safety and Suppression Equipment) in the amount of $19,374. (2) Further authorized to expend these funds to upgrade rural fire protection by providing matching funds to qualifying towns for equipment acquisition, accelerating fire training programs and acquiring radios for improving communications with town forest fire wardens. (3) Further authorized to receive and disburse these funds in the accounts as specified in letter of November 16, 2000 in the 2001 State Fiscal Year.

#100 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal years of October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002, under the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Nursery and Tree Improvement, in the amount of $5,000. (2) Further authorized to receive and disburse these funds in the accounts as specified in letter of November 1, 2000 in the 2001 State Fiscal Year,

#101 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to reallocate the balance of $8,995.50 which was unexpended as of September 30, 2000 from a three year federal allotment for the Federal Fiscal Years October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002 under Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Urban and Community Forestry, America the Beautiful. (2) Further authorized to receive and disburse these funds in the accounts as specified in letter of November 3, 2000 in the 2001 State Fiscal Year.

#102 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to enter into an agreement with Innovative Natural Resource Solutions LLC, Antrim, NH in the amount of $135,990 for a "Feasibility Study and Business Plan to Site a Forest Products Manufacturing Facility in New Hampshire to Use Low Grade and Underutilized Wood Resources" through September 30, 2001.

#103 Authorized Division of Forest and Lands to AMEND Interagency Agreement ISA-NH-9917 a contract between the USDA, Aerial Photography Field Office, and the Division, by increasing the maximum amount of the contract from $356,050.00 to $445,000.00.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#104 Authorized to enter into a contract with A & J Conti, Inc., Moultonborough, NH for $15,505.00 for the purpose of repair of concrete pools at the Milford Fish Hatchery, Milford, NH. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $667.00 for payment of latent conditions, which may occur during construction of the project. (3) Further authorized the Comptroller to encumber the amount of $16,172.00 from the Fish and Game appropriation accounts as specified.

#105 Authorized to enter into a contract with Work Opportunities Unlimited, 44D Dover Point Office Park, Dover, NH in the amount of $6,500, including an "R" contract in the amount of $2,475 approved by the Executive Direct of the NH Fish and Game Department on October 23, 2000 through June 30, 2001.

#106 Authorized to accept a $3,000.00 donation from the New Hampshire Chapter of the Nation Wild Turkey Federation to be deposited in the Turkey Management Account.

#107 Authorized to accept a $1,000.00 donation from the Vermont Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation to be deposited in the Turkey Management Account.

#108 Authorized to accept a $500.00 donation in memory of former Senate President Clesson "Junie" Blaisdell, from his son Michael Blaisdell and family, to be deposited in the Wildlife Habitat Account.

#109 Authorized to accept and expend $5,000.00 donation from Meredith Rotary Club and place into the Holderness Hunter Education Center Account.

#110 Authorized to accept a donation of a 26.3-acre parcel of land in Greenland, New Hampshire from the Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter. The parcel of land known as the Emery tract is located on Great Bay in Greenland, NH.

#111 Authorized to accept the donation of a 20-acre parcel of land from the Enfield Land Company. The property abuts the Enfield Wildlife Management Area Lower Shaker Village Tract, Enfield, NH.

#112 Authorized to accept a donation of a 75-acre Conservation Easement on a parcel of land in Newmarket and Durham, NH from The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter. The parcel of land known as the Pearson Conservation Easement is located adjacent to Great Bay in Newmarket and Durham, NH.

#113 Authorized to accept a donation of a 50-acre parcel of land in Dover, NH from The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter. The parcel of land known as the Martineau tract is located on the Cocheco River in Dover, NH.

#114 Authorized to accept a donation of a 29-acre parcel of land in Greenland and Newington, NH from The Nature Conservancy, New Hampshire Chapter. The parcel of land known as the White tract is located on Great Bay in Greenland, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#115 Authorized Air Resources Division to budget unallocated FY01 Asbestos Fee Program Funds under the provision of RSA 125-C:12, effective upon Governor and Executive Council approval in the amount of $3,500. (2) Further authorized the comptroller to allocate said funds as specified in letter of November 16, 2000.

#116 Authorized to accept $10,000 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency, through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of supporting the One-Stop Environmental Reporting and Information Access Program. (2) Further authorized the Director of Account Services to budget the $10,000 in the Department as specified in letter of November 21, 2000, with authority to adjust through the Budget Office if needed between the state and federal fiscal years.

#117 Authorized to accept $17,606 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency to establish the Voluntary Environmental Management System Project through September 30, 2001. (2) Further authorized the Director of Accounts Services to budget the funds as specified in letter of November 3, 2000, with authority to adjust through the Budget Office, if needed and justified between the state and federal fiscal year.

#118 Authorized to accept $55,884 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency under the Performance Partnership Grant carryover funds through June 30, 2001. (2) Further authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget the funds as specified in letter of November 6, 2000 according to the state fiscal year with authority to adjust through the Budget Office if needed and justified between the state and federal fiscal years.

#119 Authorized Waste Management Division to RETROACTIVELY continue one Civil Engineer IV position, one Tech Support Specialist II position, and one Program Assistant I position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter date October 2, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#120 Authorized to contract with Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research, inc., 110 Possum Hollow Road, Newark, Delaware in the amount of $187,000 through June 30, 2004 to provide wildlife and bird rescue and rehabilitation training and services in response to oil spills. (2) Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber the amounts a specified in letter of October 2, 2000 from the Oil Pollution Control Fund Contractual Account.

#121 Authorized to AMEND a contract with the New Hampshire Lakes Association, 7 South State Street, Concord, NH, through December 31, 2001. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#122 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Merrimack County Conservation District, 10 Ferry St., Concord, NH in the amount of $22,840.00 though June 30, 2002. The purpose of this project is to stop storm-water runoff from carrying manure and pathogens from the Marston's Dairy Farm into the nearby Suncook River.

#123 Authorized AMENDMENT to the original loan agreement with the Town of Newmarket in the amount of $600,000 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing the completion of the WWTP upgrade and the effluent pipe improvements.

#124 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Haverhill in the principal amount of $631,860.39 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and the NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council.

#125 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Bristol in the principal amount of $117,515.25 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council.

#126 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Sunapee in the principal amount of $303,319.19 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing a well system to supply Georges Mills with safe drinking water and a slow sand filtration plant for Sunapee.

#127 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement with the Town of Farmington in the principal amount of $520,824.04 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing the development of a new groundwater supply and associated piping.

#128 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and the Town of Peterborough in the amount of $400,000.00 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing the redevelopment of existing wells and replacement of water meters.

#129 Authorized the Allonge to Promissory Note between the Department and Rosebrook Water Company in the principal amount of $120,000.00 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing the construction of certain public water system improvements.

#130 Authorized the loan agreement between the Department and the City of Portsmouth in the amount of $1,325,000 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor and Council for the purpose of financing for replacement of the Spinney Road storage tank.

OFFICE OF ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

#131 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and place on file "Informational Item" the Annual Report for the fiscal year 2000 for the Office of Allied Health Professionals.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

#132 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, authorized to accept and expend $40,000 in federal funds, as specified in letter dated October 24, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

Office of Finance

#133 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized as administrator of the Social Security Program to AMEND the agreement between the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and the State on behalf of the Town of Littleton, for the purpose of adopting the optional exclusion from Social Security and Medicare coverage for the services performed by election officials for election workers for each calendar year in which the remuneration paid for such services is less than $1,000.

Office of Administration

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#134 Authorized Office of Program Support to reclassify Position #14609 from Health Care Facilities Program Reviewer, salary grade 18, to Program Specialist III, salary grade 22. The position is currently vacant.

#135 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized the Department to accept rent free space from the First Congregational Church of Ossipee, 50 Route 16B, Center Ossipee, NH effective upon Governor and Council approval, and to end thirty-six months thereafter. No funding is required.

#136 Authorized to extend the lease agreement [Initially approved on December 3, 1997 (Item #50)] with 30 Maplewood Avenue Trust, 1020 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA with an estimated total cost of $473,457.60 commencing on September 1, 2001 and end August 31, 2003.

Office of Planning and Research

#137 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to extend the end date of an agreement with JSI Research and Training Institute, Inc., Boston, MA from November 30, 2000 to January 31, 2001. [Initially approved on January 6, 1999 (Item #87) and amended on April 7, 1999 (Item #78)].

Office of Family Services

#138 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized Division of Behavioral Health to enter into an agreement with the Community Services Council of New Hampshire, 2 Industrial Park Drive, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $106,723.00 through June 30, 2001 to provide services to homeless individuals.

Office of Community & Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#139 Authorized to accept and expend $69,695 in federal funds and establish a Program Specialist III position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated October 2, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#140 Authorized to accept and expend $95,325 in federal funds and establish a Health Promotion Advisor position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated October 5, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#141 Authorized Public Health Laboratories to pay the enrollment fees for 2001 proficiency testing programs in the total amount of $9,501 with the vendors and the amounts as specified in letter of October 6, 2000.

#142 Authorized Special Medical Services to accept the durable medical equipment "Theradapt Stander with Tray, size Large" as a donation with a value of $500.00.

#143 Authorized Public Health Laboratories to renew an agreement with Medical Repair Laboratories, Inc., 450 West John Street, Hicksville, NY in the amount of $6,490.00 through June 30, 2001 for service and certification of biological safety cabinets and chemical fume hoods.

#144 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with the University of New Hampshire's Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH in the amount of $4,000.00 through May 31, 2001 for the purpose of collecting and analyzing immunization data. SOLE SOURCE

#145 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau to enter into an agreement with Child Health Services, Manchester, NH in an amount not to exceed $125,000 through June 30, 2001 to provide for evaluation and consultation service to families and local agencies.

#146 Authorized Bureau of Rural Health & Primary Care to enter into a contract with Michael Calamina, Philadelphia, PA for an amount not to exceed $40,000 through October 1, 2002 for physician loan repayment.

#147 Authorized to AMEND an existing agreement with Community Action Program Belknap/Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH to provide additional family planning and sexually transmitted disease services by increasing the dollar amount by $16,838 from $563,180 to $580,018 through June 30, 2001. [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #198) and amended on June 8, 2000 (Item #62)].

#148 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division Assistance to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH in the amount of $267,964.00 for the period RETROACTIVE to October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2001 to continue the evaluation project to study the impacts, processes and outcomes of the New Hampshire Employment Program. SOLE SOURCE

#149 Authorized Division of Child, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with the New Hampshire Community Technical College-Center for Training and Business Development, Portsmouth, NH in the amount of $200,320.00 through June 30, 2001 for training in NH Bridges, the New Hampshire Child Welfare Information System.

#150 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to AMEND an agreement with New Hampshire Community Technical College System, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $54,810 through June 30, 2001, by increasing the agreement amount by $80,000 to a new Price Limitation of $134,810. (2) Subject to approval of Section 1 above, Authorized the New Hampshire Community Technical College System to accept and expend agency funds in the amount of $80,000 and further authorized the Comptroller to allocate these funds as specified in letter of October 27, 2000.

#151 Authorized Children, Youth and Families to RETROACTIVELY pay a membership fee to the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC in an amount not to exceed $6,000 through December 21, 2000.

#152 Authorized to accept and expend $222,158.27 in federal funds as specified in letter dated October 24, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#153 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY transfer $55,282.93, as specified in letter of October 16, 2000. (2) Authorized the Division of Children, Youth and Families to award grants to the agencies and in the amounts as specified in letter of October 16, 2000 for a total of $156,091.57. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#154 Authorized Division of Child Support Services to renew an agreement with Lockheed Martin IMS, Washington, DC effective January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2001, in an amount not to exceed $460,000 to manage billing and collections currently operated on a statewide basis as part of the automated child support system.

#155 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Child Support Services to enter into an agreement with the Supreme Court of the State of New Hampshire, Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, NH, effective January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $2,134,502 for the continuation of the Marital Masters Program. SOLE SOURCE

#156 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Bureau of Food Protection to enter into an agreement with New Hampshire Grocers Association, 110 Stark Street, Manchester, NH in the amount of $2,900 through June 30, 2001 for the Food Safety Task Force to be involved in a one-day workshop, quarterly meetings and subcommittee meetings. SOLE SOURCE

#157 Authorized Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Recovery to award a one-time grant to the New England Institute of Addiction Studies, 99 Western Ave., Augusta, ME in the amount of $45,000.00 through June 30, 2001 for the Friends of Recovery-New Hampshire.

#158 Authorized Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Recovery to award one-time grants totaling $390,201 to the organizations and in the amounts as specified in letter of November 17, 2000, through June 30, 2001 for prevention programs.

#159 Authorized to accept and expend $12,855 from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as specified in letter dated October 19, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#160 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilors Streeter and Spaulding voting NO, authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to AMEND an existing Agreement with Tucker Alan, Inc., Seattle, WA, by modifying the scope of work and increasing the total amount of the contract by $200,000 to $1,483,073 from $1,283,073 and extending the termination date to June 30, 2003. [Initially approved on April 24, 1996 (Replacement Item #66)] and amended as specified in letter of October 27, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOSPITAL

#161 Authorized to increase the annual salary of Charles Solow, MD, Physician in Charge by $3,000.00 RETROACTIVE to August 16, 1995 for being board certified.

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#162 Authorized to extend the leave of absence without pay for William Cronin, a Paint Shop Manager at the Department of Youth Development Services, Youth Development Center, from October 28, 2000 through April 30, 2001.

#163 Authorized to extend the leave of absence without pay for Dorice Meyer, a Youth Counselor III at the Department of Youth Development Services, Youth Development Center, from January 1, 2001 through July 1, 2001.

#164 WITHDRAWN BY AGENCY

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#165 Authorized to pay the FY 2001 membership in the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in the amount of $6,000.00.

#165A Authorized the pay the General Educational Development Testing Service the Participation Fee for Fiscal Year 2001 in the amount of $14,616.00.

#166 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $16,551.35 from the US Department of Education during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2001.

#167 Authorized to accept and expend funds in the amount of $15,000 from Hannaford Brothers Company during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2001. (2) Authorized to establish expenditure class 080 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 9, 2000.

#168 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $30,093 from the US Department of Education during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 in account #025-056-3095 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 14, 2000.

#169 Authorized to accept and expend excess non-lapsing teacher certification fees in the amount of $40,000 to account #025-056-6204-096 through June 30, 2001 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 14, 2000.

#170 Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $2,190,439.00 in Account No. 025-56-6032 and $402,899.00 in Account No. 025-056-6035 from the US Department of Education during the current fiscal year ending June 30, 2001 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 6, 2000.

#171 Authorized to accept and expend $1,248,286 from The US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration through June 30, 2001 in Account No. 025-056-4028 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 14, 2000.

#172 Authorized to reallocate and expend prior year grant funds in the amount of $190,758 from the New Hampshire Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc. in Account No. 025-056-4095 through June 30, 2001 and direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of November 6, 2000.

#173 Authorized to enter into a contract with the New Hampshire Coalition for Citizens With Disabilities, Inc. d/b/a Parent Information Center, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $87,296.00 through June 30, 2001. (2) Authorized the Department to provide an advance payment of up to $10,000.00 of the contract price upon written request by the contractor. (3) Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding at least 25% of the total value of the contract.

#174 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Career Development, to enter into a contract with RKM Research and Communications, Inc., Portsmouth, NH in the amount not to exceed $39,805.00 through June 30, 2001 to administer a statewide study of vocational students and their employees.

#175 Authorized to grant funds in accordance with the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act to the Strafford County Department of Corrections, Dover, NH in the amount of $21,864.00 through June 30, 2001. This grant will provide "Pre-Employment Planning Program Services" and vocational training to 80 inmates and to purchase additional high quality computers and peripherals to assist inmates.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#176 Authorized to NHCTC-Manchester to extend the service period of Mr. Tracy Trammell as a temporary full-time Chief Security Officer (Position #8T068), classification 1919000, Grade 15, A130 for a period of seven months. This position shall be extended from December 28, 2000 through June 30, 2001.

#177 Authorized the New Hampshire Technical Institute to enter into a service agreement with Thomas G. Binette, PO Box 61, Stratham, NH in an amount no to exceed $5,995.00 through January 5, 2001 for the purpose of refinishing the gym floor in the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center.

#178 Authorized Department of Regional Community Technical Colleges, Concord, NH to exercise the option to extend for one year, a contract with Mailways, 394 Second Street, Manchester, NH and increase the contract value by $5,000 to $55,000 from $50,000 through June 30, 2001.

POLICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COUNCIL

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#179 Authorized to enter into a service with "Partners in Training" Consultants of Tucson, Arizona to instruct one-2 day session of "Advanced Technical Property and Evidence Management" at a cost of $3,344.00; one-2 day session of "Auto Theft Investigation" at a cost of $3,500.00; one-5 day session of "Crime Scene Investigation" at a cost of $6,952.00; one-2 day session of "Internal Affairs Investigation" at a cost of $3,663.00; and one-3 day session of "Police Interview and Interrogation at a cost of $4,552.00, all at the Police Standards Training Facility, for a total cost of $25,418.00. (2) Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the funds as specified in letter of November 2, 2000.

#180 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Mr. Richard Ayres of Fredricksburg, VA to offer one-3 day session of "Law Enforcement Leadership" at the PSTC Training Facility in Concord, NH at a cost of $5,500.00 (2) Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the funds as specified in letter of November 2, 2000.

#181 Authorized to execute a service agreement with Mr. Harry O'Reilly, Monroe, NY to teach one-5 day session of "Burglary/Robbery Investigation", one-5 day session of "Child Abuse Investigation" and one-5 day session of "Sex Crimes Investigation" at the New Hampshire Police Standards & Training Council facility in Concord, NH. Each class cost $4,990.00 for a total cost of $14,970.00

#182 Authorized the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council to enter into a service agreement with the Institute of Police Technology and Management of the University of North Florida to teach 2 one week classes on "Field Training Officer" and 1 one week class on "First Line Supervision" at the PSTC facility in Concord at a cost of $7,000 per session, for a total amount of $21, 000. (2) Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the funds as specified in letter of November 2, 2000.

#183 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with the New Hampshire State Police to provide a Trooper to serve as staff for the remaining Police Academy sessions in FY2001. The reimbursement will be at the rate of $4,900 per session for a total of $14,700.00 (2) Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the funds as specified in letter of November 7, 2000.

#184 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a service agreement with Human Dynamics Associates, 85 Warren Street, Concord, NH to teach one-3 day "Leadership in the New Work Environment" training course at the Police Training Facility at a cost of $4,770.00 and one-1 day course in "Vicarious Traumatization" at a cost of $1,590.00 for a total cost of $6,360.00. (2) Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the funds as specified in letter of November 2, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#185 Authorized to reclassify Position #10577, Counter Clerk IV, Salary Grade 11 to Administrative Assistant I, Salary Grade 15.

#186 Authorized to open a regular checking account with the Community Bank and Trust in Tuftonboro for use as a holding account for revenues collected by the Town of Tuftonboro.

#187 Authorized Division of Motor Vehicles to transfer $58,000 form the Highway Surplus Account and establish two Date Control Clerk II positions through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated November 6, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#188 Authorized to enter into a two-year snow-plowing contract with an additional two years upon Governor and Council approval with Grounds Care Unlimited of Greenland, NH for a total cost of $19,600 through June 30, 2002 for the Dover Point Motor Vehicle sub-station.

#189 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a RETROACTIVE agreement with NH Technical College, Nashua, NH to provide classroom space and parking lot services for up to sixteen months, effective July 1, 2000 through October 31, 2001. The cost for this is FY2001 $14,400, and FY2002 $5,525. SOLE SOURCE

#190 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with the International Association of Chiefs of Police for a cost of $15,320.00 through December 31, 2000 to provide SWAT II: Advanced Tactical and Hostage Training to 31 state and local police officers at the police training academy. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#191 Authorized Petition for a hearing on alteration to NH Route 32 in the Town of Swanzey and appoint the Commission as suggested in letter of November 15, 2000.

#192 Authorized a RETROACTIVE three-month extension on a leave of absence (without pay) for Walter Dudley, effective November 25, 2000 to February 25, 2001.

#193 Authorized a RETROACTIVE three-month extension on a leave of absence (without pay) for Michael F. Brady, effective November 30, 2000 to February 28, 2001.

#194 Authorized to reclassify the position of Accounting Technician, Salary Grade 11, to Administrative Secretary, Salary Grade 13 in the Bureau of Materials and Research.

#195 Authorized to reclassify position of Clerk IV, Salary Grade 11 to Engineering Technician III, Salary Grade 15 in the Bureau of Transportation Planning.

#196 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period October 18, 2000 through November 9, 2000.

#197 Authorized to accept and place on file the Informational Item "Equipment Acquisition Plan Status Report" for the period ending October 31, 2000.

#198 Authorized to continue the financial support with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Dept. 5051, Washington, DC for a sum of $11,000 through September 30, 2001 for participation in AASHTO Materials Reference Laboratory.

#199 Authorized AMENDMENTS with TransCore ITS, Inc., 8158 Adams Drive, Liberty Centre-Building 200, Hummelstown, PA for a total fee not to exceed $772,651.08 for the Extended Maintenance Agreement for Toll Collection Equipment and Software/Miscellaneous Hardware through December 31, 2002

#200 Authorized to enter into agreements with the Municipalities of Berlin, Claremont, Derry, Franklin, Laconia, and Milford to assist them in laying out and constructing nine municipal highways.

#201 Authorized to AMEND the Department's Construction Program for State Aid for Class I, II, and III Highways using State Aid Construction funds for State Fiscal Year 2001 to include projects in the communities of Greenfield and Salem.

#202 Authorized to AMEND Section 1.5 of the agreement with Community Transportation Services, Inc. The amendment changes the Contractor Name from Community Transportation Services, Inc. to Community Alliance of Human Services, Inc.

#203 Authorized to Quitclaim whatever interest the State of New Hampshire may have in a portion of the Old Route 16 beyond the new layout of Route 16 in the Town of Conway, to Dick and Sumila Basu where it abuts other land of said Basu.

#204 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to transfer and expend an amount not to exceed $200,000 from the Special Railroad Fund for maintenance of the North Stratford to Beecher Falls Railroad Line, as specified in letter dated October 19, 2000.

#205 Authorized to enter into a new lease agreement with private pedestrian crossing to Raymond A. Spinsosa, 3 Fortune Road, Woburn, MA on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $300.00 per year for a period of five years.

#206 Authorized to sell a 0.75 of an acre parcel located in the Town of Harrisville to Sara Gardner Chapman for $7,400.00, which includes an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#207 Authorized to transfer a 0.28 acre parcel of land to the Town of Conway, for the purpose of relocating Depot Road in conjunction with the Conway North/South Local Road Project.

#208 Authorized to sell a 0.25 of an acre parcel located in the Town of Raymond to Atlantic Holdings, LTD for $3,500.00 that includes an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#209 Authorized to sell a 0.2 of an acre parcel located in the Town of Gilford for $2,000.00, which also includes an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#210 Authorized to sell a 9200 square foot residential lot improved with a single family ranch style house in Nashua, NH to the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority for $123,000.00.

#211 Authorized to sell a parcel of 14,500 square feet located in Enfield to the Town of Enfield for $1000.00, which includes an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#212 Authorized to sell a 0.03 of an acre parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Carroll to Edmond C. Johnsen and Kimberly D. Johnsen for $900.00 which includes an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#213 Authorized to sell a 2,700 square foot parcel of State owned land located in the Town of Londonderry to Peter Sapatis for $1,500.00 which includes an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#214 Authorized to sell a 9.15-acre parcel located in Northfield to the Town of Northfield for $5,500.00, which includes an Administrative Fee of $500.00.

#215 Authorized to sell a 7200 square foot parcel located in the Town of Merrimack to Exit 11, LLC for $46,000.00, which includes an Administrative Fee of $1,000.00.

#216 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Clough, Harbour & Associates LLP, 11 King Court, Keene, NH for a total lump sum fee of $167,600.00 for engineering services for final design of replacement of Kingston Road Bridge No. 137/115 in the Town of Plaistow.

#217 Authorized contract with United Rentals, Inc., Kingston, MA on the basis of a low bid of $35,937.00 for installing cantilever sign structure, footing and associated work on Interstate 93 northbound north of the Littleton Town Line. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $5,390.55 (15% of the contract) for payment of latent conditions that may appear during the execution of the project.

#218 Authorized contract with Surface Preparation Technologies, Inc., Mechanicsburg, PA on the basis of a low bid of $244,700.00. This contract consists of construction of rumble strips on I-93, Rte 101, Rte. 111, and F. E. Everett and Spaulding Turnpike. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $24,470.00 (10% of the contract) for payment of latent conditions that may appear during the execution of the project.

#219 Authorized to enter into an AMENDED agreement with Rist-Frost-Shumway, Engineering, PC, 71 Water Street, Laconia, NH. This agreement amends the prior existing agreement dated February 14, 1997 and increases the Lump Sum Fee by $1,236,000.00 from $506,000.00 to $1,742,000.00. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $50,000.00 for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#220 Authorized to contract with G. A. Laflamme, Inc., PO Box 5706, Manchester, NH for a lump sum price of $67,000.00 for Access Control and Security Systems, Storrs Street Warehouse, Concord, NH. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $8,040.00 for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#221 Authorized to enter into contract with G. A. Laflamme, Inc., PO Box 5706, Manchester, NH for a lump sum price of $37,300.00 for Electrical Renovations, Third Floor, NH Hospital Main Building-Peaslee, Concord, NH. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $2,700.00 for payment of latent conditions that may appear during execution of the project.

#222 Authorized to increase the contingency by $70,000.00 with Rodd Roofing, PO Box 69, St. Johnsbury, VT for a total contingency of $126,104.00 for the purpose of Roof Replacement, NH Community Technical College, 1066 Front Street, Manchester, NH.

#223 Authorized to increase the contingency by $50,000.00 with Louis Berger and Associates, Inc., 1001 Elm Street, Manchester, NH for a total contingency of $87,852.20 for Professional Marine Engineering Services for Dredging at Hampton/Seabrook Harbor, Hampton/Seabrook, NH.

#224 Authorized to increase the contingency by $35,000.00 with Rodd Roofing, PO Box 69, St. Johnsbury, VT for a total contingency of $37,550.00 for the purpose of Roof Replacement, Health and Human Services Building, Concord, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council acted as follows:

#225 Authorized request of Peter and Kristen Cook to construct a permanent pier to associated structures on property located on the Squamscott River in Stratham.

#226 Authorized request of Paul and Susan Aballo to construct a breakwater with associated structures on property located at Rattlesnake Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#227 Authorized request for name change to SMH Inc., RR2, Box 81-3, Center Harbor, NH on permit #200-169.

#228 Authorized request of Bradshaw Branch to construct a 4ft x 30ft permanent pier to a 3ft x 24ft ramp to a 6ft x 20ft float connected to an 8ft x 20ft float on property located on the Bellamy River in Dover.

#229 Authorized request of Janet and Stephen Johnson to construct a permanent pier to a ramp to a float on property located on the Swanscott River in Stratham.

#230 Authorized request of Frost Road Realty Trust to install a seasonal canopy over boat-slips within a "W" configured docking facility protected by 86 linear ft of breakwater on property located at Hopewell Point on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro.

#231 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on Items #C, D, E, M, N, approved the following tuition requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Department of Administrative Services Bureau of Education and Training, Concord, NH, the sum of $3200.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Deborah Barlow, Computer Systems Technician, in the course entitled "Technical Support Training Specialist Training Program".

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College Graduate School, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1188.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Eileen M. Bernard, Administrator, in the course entitled "Marketing Strategies".

C. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Lesley University, Cambridge, MA, the sum of $1050.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christopher J. Crowley, Associate Professor, in the course entitled "Computers, Technology and Education".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay St. Joseph College, Standish, ME, the sum of $660.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Moore, Associate Professor of Nursing, in the course entitled "Teaching in Nursing Practicum".

E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Boston College, Boston, MA, the sum of $1400.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jere Turner, Professor, in the course entitled "Educational Measurement & Research".

F. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $968.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christine Noon, Educational Consultant I, in the course entitled "Foundations of Reading Instruction".

G. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College Graduate School, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1188.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jennifer Harper, Field Rep II Emergency Management/Communications, in the course entitled "Financial Management".

H. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tammy Vaillancourt, Field Representative, in the course entitled "Microeconomics".

I. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Marion Greenlaw, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Principles of Management".

J. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Rindge, NH, the sum of $1098.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kathy Ann LaBonte, Accountant II, in the courses entitled "Auditing" and "Small Business Management".

K. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $670.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael Todd Racine, Laboratory Scientist II, in the course entitled "Analytical Chemistry II".

L. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $688.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Constance S. Cascini, Public Health Nurse, in the course entitled "Reimbursement & Financing Techniques in Health Care".

M. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay Boston College, Boston, MA, the sum of $2000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nancy L. Rollins, Director, in the courses entitled "Multivariate Analysis and Statistical Modeling and Independent Study" and "Research and Measurement Issues in Family and Child Welfare Research".

N. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA, the sum of $515.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Shepherd, Juvenile Services Officer, in the course entitled "Child Abuse and Neglect and other Individual/Societal Dysfunctions".

O. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sheila Gagnon, Internal Auditor II, in the course entitled "Filing & Data Applications".

P. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $828.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Diane Lapp, Occupational Therapist II, in the course entitled "Assistive Technology for Individuals with Sensory, Communication & Cognitive Impairments".

Q. LIQUOR COMMISSION - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $615.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret D. LaBrecque, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Introduction to Computer Technology and Microcomputer Applications".

R. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise M. Call, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Intermediate Algebra".

S. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $823.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Angie Duffy, Accountant II, in the courses entitled "Effective Speaking" and "Auditing".

T. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $891.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melanie Orr, Accountant III, in the course entitled "Human Behavior in Organizations".

U. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $832.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tracey Wells, Senior Accounting Technician, in the courses entitled "Computerized Spreadsheet Management" and "Intermediate Accounting I".

V. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $274.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tim Davis, Clerk of the Works, in the course entitled "Small Business Management", also request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $274.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Tim Davis, Clerk of the Works, in the course entitled "Ancient Medieval Worlds".

W. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Request permission to pay Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $975.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kelly Healey, Teacher, in the course entitled "Emotional & Behavioral Disorders: An Overview".

X. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Request permission to pay Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $975.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas Vachon, Teacher, in the course entitled "Emotional & Behavioral Disorders: An Overview".

#231 TRAVEL REQUESTS

A. EDUCATION - Request permission for (1) employee, Lynda Thistle Elliott, Education Consultant, or designee, to travel to Boston, MA, on March 17 - 19, 2001, to attend the ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $228.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Lynda Thistle Elliott. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $368.84 IS REQUESTED FOR hotel prepayment to the Lenox Hotel. Total Cost: $825.84. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. Registration Fee: $229.00.

B. SAFETY, Field Audit Bureau - Request permission for (3) employees, Scott Bryer, Chief of Road Toll, Ann Cote, Road Toll Auditor II, and Susan Fellows, Road Toll Auditor I, or designee, to travel to Tempe, AZ, on January 5 - 9, 2001, to attend the IFTA and IRP Third Annual Workshop. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $625.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Susan Fellows. Total Cost: $3615.00. Source of Funds: 100% Highway Funds. Registration Fee: $540.00.

Items removed from Table

ATTORNEY GENERAL

#33 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item #33 which was tabled at the August 23, 2000 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to RETROACTIVELY approve effective August 23, 2000, with Councilors Spaulding and Griffin voting NO, the Department of Justice request to increase the salary range for Position #9U287 to Group O, Step 1 until June 30, 2001, as specified in letter dated July 31, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#34 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item #34 which was tabled at the August 23, 2000 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to RETROACTIVELY approve effective August 23, 2000, with Councilors Spaulding and Griffin voting NO, the Department of Justice request to increase the salary range for position #9U045 to Group P, Maximum until June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated July 31, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#35 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item #35 which was tabled at the August 23, 2000 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to RETROACTIVELY approve effective August 23, 2000, with Councilors Spaulding and Griffin voting NO, the Department of Justice request to increase the salary range for Position #9U307 to Group O, Step 3 until June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated July 31, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#36 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item #36 which was tabled at the August 23, 2000 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to RETROACTIVELY approve effective August 23, 2000, with Councilors Spaulding and Griffin voting NO, the Department of Justice request to increase the salary range for Position #9U361 to Group O, Step 4 until June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated July 31, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#37 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item #37 which was tabled at the August 23, 2000 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to RETROACTIVELY approve effective August 23, 2000 with Councilors Spaulding and Griffin voting NO, the Department of Justice request to increase the salary range for Position #9U261 to Group O, Step 1 until June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated July 31, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

#38 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to remove Item #38 which was tabled at the August 23, 2000 Governor and Executive Council Meeting. Councilor Streeter, seconded by Councilor Burton, voted to RETROACTIVELY approve effective August 23, 2000 with Councilors Spaulding and Griffin voting NO, the Department of Justice request to increase the salary range for Position #9U285 to Group O, Step 4 until June 30, 2001 as specified in letter dated July 31, 2000. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

LATE ITEMS

GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES

A. Authorized to accept and expend additional Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services in the amount of $3,300,000.00.

B. Authorized to AMEND the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, by increasing the contract $266,811.00 to an amount not to exceed $1,817,808.00.

C. Authorized to AMEND the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Strafford County Community Action, Committee, Inc., Dover, NH by increasing the contract $191,353.00 to an amount not to exceed $1,301,632.00.

D. Authorized to AMEND the Fuel Assistance Program with Tri-County Community Action Program, Berlin, NH, by increasing the contract $533,123.40 to an amount not to exceed $3,199,333.40.

E. Authorized to AMEND the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Southern NH Services, Inc., Manchester, NH, by increasing the contract $609,584.00 t an amount not to exceed $3,764,940.00.

F. Authorized to AMEND the Fuel Assistance Program with Rockingham Community Action, Portsmouth, NH, by increasing the contract $232,955.54 to an amount not to exceed $1,562,989.54.

G. Authorized to AMEND the Fuel Assistance Program contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, by increasing the contract $337,635.00 to an amount not to exceed $2,269,071.00

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

H. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Stewartstown, NH, in the amount of $146,138.00.

I. Authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Errol, NH, in the amount of $1,264.500.00.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: NH HEALTH AND EDUCATION FACILITIES AUTHORITY

J. Authorized to designate Councilor Thomas Colantuono to hold a hearing relative to the Elliot Hospital of the City of Manchester, Elliot Health system and EHS Continuing Care.

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PORT AUTHORITY

K. Authorized to enter into a contract with Pepperell Cover Mooring Services, Inc. of Kittery, ME in the amount of $32,340.00 for mooring services.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

L. Authorized to proceed with the competitive sale and issuance of $90 million of general obligation bonds through electronic bidding and at the lowest true interest cost to the state.
A roll call vote was requested, the results are as follows: Councilor Burton - Yes: Councilor Spaulding - Yes: Councilor Griffin - Yes: Councilor Colantuono - Yes: Councilor Streeter - Yes.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 10:30 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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