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December 7, 2005
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
December 7, 2005 10:00 a.m.

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:00 a.m. with all members present

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, accepted the minutes of November 16, 2005.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton approved the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the November 16, 2005 meeting.

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

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Council confirmed the following:

Board of Acupuncture Licensing
(Acupuncturist)
Karla Renaud, Concord Effective: December 7, 2005
Reappointment Term: September 8, 2008

Agriculture Lands Preservation Committee
Jay D. Waldner, Jr., Canaan Effective: December 7, 2005
Reappointment Term: October 10, 2008

Business Finance Authority
Dick Anagnost, Bedford Effective: December 7, 2005
Reappointment Term: November 3, 2008

Business Finance Authority
Edward Caron, Hudson Effective: December 7, 2005
Reappointment Term: November 3, 2008

Community Development Finance Authority
(Small Business)
Benoit Lamontagne, Colebrook Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Donald R. Jutton, Sr., Moultonborough (resigned)
Term: July 1, 2008

Commissioner: Department of Corrections
William L. Wrenn, Hampton Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Stephen J. Curry, Manchester
Term: October 10, 2009
Salary: LL - $101, 303

Justice: Keene District Court
Edward J. Burke, Keene Effective: December 7, 2005
Vacancy
Effective Term: Until 70 years of age

Board of Hearing Care Providers
(Hearing Aid Dealer)
David Dachowski, Bedford Effective: December 7, 2005
Reappointment Term: April 23, 2007

Board of Optometry
Denis Allard, OD, Manchester Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Katherine Zagroba, Bow (reached term limit)
Term: July 1, 2010

Public Utilities Commission
Clifton C. Below, Lebanon
Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Michael Harrington, Strafford
Term: July 1, 2011
Salary: JJ, Step 3: $86,316

State Radiation Advisory Committee
Francis H. LaBranche, Jr., DDS, Northfield
Effective: December 7, 2005
Reappointment Term: October 14, 2009

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
Stephen W. Guyer, Gilford
Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: William R. Grimm, Franklin (resigned)
Term: February 3, 2007

Traffic Safety Commission
Thomas Wolkowski, Manchester Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Susan Wante, Keene
Term: September 16, 2010

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Transportation)
Colette Crisp, Nashua Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: William Best, Portsmouth (reached term limit)
Term: December 1, 2008

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Lodging)
Scott Labnon, Gorham Effective: December 7, 2005
Reappointment Term: December 1, 2008

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Rep. Statewide Trade Association)
Katherine J. LaPlante, Pembroke
Effective: December 7, 2005
Vacancy Term: December 1, 2007

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Attractions)
James S. Morash, Meredith Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Richard Hamilton, North Woodstock (reached term limit)
Term: December 1, 2006

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Environment and Wildlife)
Adair D. Mulligan, Lyme Center
Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Richard Ober, Hillsborough (reached term limit)
Term: December 1, 2008

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Food and Beverage)
Scott G. Rice, North Woodstock
Effective: December 7, 2005
Vacancy Term: December 15, 2006

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Chambers of Commerce)
Timothy Sink, Concord
Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Clinton Bean, Grantham (reached term limit)
Term: December 1, 2006

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Recreation)
Benjamin E. Wilcox, North Conway Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Alice Pearce, North Woodstock (reached term limit)
Term: December 1, 2008

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Culture, Arts and History)
Lawrence Yerdon, Portsmouth
Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Marjorie Hubbard, New Castle (reached term limit)
Term: December 1, 2007

University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees
Anne M. Sprague, Plainfield
Effective: December 7, 2005
Succeeding: Lorraine S. Merrill, Stratham
Term: June 30 2009

NOMINATIONS

The Governor placed into nomination the following:

Health Services Planning and Review Board
(Consumer)
John R. Stanton, Manchester
Effective: Upon confirmation Reappointment Term:
April 19, 2008

Health Services Planning and Review Board
(Consumer)
Katherine W. Wheeler, Durham
Effective: Upon confirmation Reappointment Term:
December 1, 2008

NH Commission for Human Rights
Deborah R. Reynolds, Plymouth
Effective: Upon confirmation
Succeeding: Nancy Allen, Canaan
Term: November 1, 2010

Board of Licensure of Interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Nominated by the NH Association for the Deaf
Lori A. McLaren, Pembroke
Effective: Upon confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 10, 2008

State Commission on the Status of Men
Joseph H. Mastromarino, MD, Hampton
Effective: Upon confirmation
Reappointment Term: September 1, 2007

Midwifery Council (Public Member)
Tracy Nudd-Homeyer, Newport
Effective: Upon confirmation
Succeeding: Kendall Temper, Contoocook
Term: September 28, 2009

Midwifery Council
Monica Stevens, Colebrook
Effective: Upon confirmation
Reappointment Term: November 10, 2009

Poet Laureate
Patricia Fargnoli, Walpole
Effective: Upon confirmation
Succeeding: Cynthia Huntington, Hanover (resigned)
Term: March 22, 2009

Regional Community Technical Colleges Board of Trustees
Lori Hitchcock, Nottingham
Effective: Upon confirmation
Vacancy Term: 2 yrs from confirmation

Skyhaven Airport Operation Commission
Richard C. Jackson, Rochester
Effective: Upon confirmation
Reappointment Term: August 14, 2008

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Education)
Katharine Eneguess, Jaffrey
Effective: Upon confirmation
Succeeding: William R. Peterson, Bedford (reached term llimit)
Term: December 1, 2006

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Camping)
Crosby Peck, Lancester
Effective: Upon confirmation
Succeeding: Ronald Brown, Twin Mountain
Term: December 1, 2007

Advisory Committee on Travel and Tourism
Nominated by the Commissioner of the Department of Resources and Economic Development
(Member-at-large)
Judi Window, Manchester
Effective: Upon confirmation
Succeeding: Timothy Bechert, Bedford
Term: December 1, 2007

Waste Management Council
(Public Health Expert)
Michael Blayney, Grantham
Effective: December 23, 2005
Reappointment Term: December 23, 2009

Wetlands Council
Nominated by the NH Audubon/NH Society for the Protection of Forests
Thomas G. Chrisenton, Lyndeborough
Effective: Upon confirmation
Reappointment Term: October 23, 2008

Wetlands Council
Nominated by the NH Marine Trades Association
Paul Goodwin, Gilford
Effective: Upon confirmation
Succeeding: Glenn Normandeau, Portsmouth
Term: October 23, 2008

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – yes, Councilor Spaulding – yes, Councilor Griffin – yes, Councilor Wieczorek – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – yes, Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for MRCT Realty Co., LLC located in Raymond, New Hampshire. Action will Authorized a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.

Extract from the Minutes of the Meeting of the Governor and Council Held December 7, 2005 AT THE HOPKINTON HIGH SCHOOL, CONTOOCOOK, NH

At 10:35a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for MRCT Realty Co., LLC in Raymond, NH. He said that he and the members of the Council had received documentation and information with respect to the project. The Governor said that the meeting would then hear anyone wishing to speak on the subject. Jack Donovan, Executive Director of the Authority, stated that the Authority had approved the financing and recommended that the Governor and Council make the required findings under RSA162-I:9 and approve the issuance of the Bonds under Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code. He also briefly explained the project, emphasized that the credit of the State was not involved, and indicated that no one had attended a public hearing that had been held earlier that morning at the Business Finance Authority offices. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Griffin introduced a resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-i:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE ISSUANCE OF UP TO $2,000,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY FOR MRCT REALTY CO. LLC IN RAYMOND, NEW HAMPSHIRE” and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Wieczorek. After discussion of the resolution, the Governor called for a vote on the motion. Those voting in favor were: the Governor and Councilor Burton, Councilor Spaulding, Councilor Griffin, Councilor Wieczorek, and Councilor Pignatelli; 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 $2,000,000 REVENUE BONDS BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO FINANCE AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY FOR MRCT REALTY CO. LLC IN RAYMOND, NEW HAMPSHIRE

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire (the “Authority”) its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination under RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for MRCT Realty Co. LLC (the “Borrower”), in Raymond, New Hampshire, by the Authority’s issuance of up to $2,000,000 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, construction and improving of certain real property generally described as the industrial facility located at 10 Industrial Drive, Raymond, New Hampshire 03077 and improvements thereon (the “Project”); and (ii) the payment of certain closing costs (collectively, the “Facility”). The Facility is within the definition of “Industrial Facility” in RSA 162-I:2 and may be financed under the Act.

(2) The establishment and operation of the 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 acquisition, construction, and improving of the Facility (the “Project”) and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible.

(2) The Borrower and Guarantor have the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully.

(3) The Loan Agreement and the other documents to be executed in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, including the Escrow 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 Facility except from proceeds of the Bonds or from funds received under the Financing Documents, exclusive of funds received under the Financing Documents by the Authority for its own use.

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

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

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

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

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

Passed and Agreed to:

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#2 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with Rockingham County, Brentwood, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 9-4-02, item #7, amended on 12-17-03, item #20A, amended on 1-12-05, item #4), to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the time period to complete the project from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

#3 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with Cheshire County, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 12-17-03, item #19, amended on 5-4-05, item #2) to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the time period to complete the project from December 21, 2005 to June 30, 2006.

#4 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 3-24-04, item #18, amended on 6-22-05, item #3), for the purpose of completing construction site work necessary to allow the development of new elderly housing in Winchester, by increasing the price limitation by $275,000 for a new total of $550,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#5 Authorized under the Community Development Block Grant program to amend an agreement with the City of Claremont, NH (previously approved by G&C on 12-18-03, item #20), to help municipalities solve development problems, by extending the time period to complete the project from December 31, 2005 to December 31, 2006.

OFFICE OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

#6 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to pay an unencumbered outstanding invoice with Dell Marketing LP for desktop computers and monitors, from State Fiscal Year 2005 using SFY 2006 funds, in the amount of $4,942.20. 100% Other Funds.

GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#7 Authorized to budget and expend $2,500 in fiscal year 2005 carry forward funds for the purpose of providing for current expenses and mileage reimbursement for the Commission’s Public Awareness Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

#8 Authorized to amend a request to budget and expend FY 2005 federal carry forward funds (previously approved by G&C on 8-31-05, item #10) to allow for the best utilization of available funds for the period of G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#9 Authorized Jerome S. Loring, Belmont, NH, be nominated for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.

#10 Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions received during the period of October 31, 2005 through November 10, 2005 in the amount of $2,693.14 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery.

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#11 Authorized to accept and place on file the list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2006 during the month of October.

#12 Authorized a list of Governor and Council meeting dates for the period of January through June 2006.

#13 Authorized to accept a donation of goods and services valued at $1,270 from Unitil to retrofit existing light fixtures in Room 304 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord, NH. The yearly energy savings is estimated to be approximately $300.

#14 Authorized to reclassify positions 10231 and 10236 from Systems Development Specialist VI, labor grade 30, to Financial Data Specialist II, labor grade 30, and positions 10248, 10183, 10258, 10265, and 30029 from Systems Development Specialist IV, labor grade 26, to Financial Data Specialist I, labor grade 26.

#15 Authorized to reclassify position #40842 Administrative Assistant II, labor grade 19, to Program Specialist III, labor grade 23. Effective upon G&C approval.

#16 Authorized Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Gerard A. Laflamme, Inc., Londonderry, NH, for Generator Installation, State House Complex, Concord, NH, for the lump sum price of $343,722.

#16A Authorized Division of Personnel to enter into a contract with Employee Benefit Management Inc., to administer a Flexible Spending plan for State Employee in an amount not to exceed $50,000 per year for the two-year period running from January 1, 2006 through December 31, 2007.

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD

#17 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept, account for, hold and distribute the sum of $20,652.33, representing the remainder of the assets of the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact Commission. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend $942.05 of the $20,652.33 above, to be used for an agricultural marketing program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#18 Authorized State Library to establish a Full Time Temporary position for one Library Assistant, labor grade 8. (2)Further Authorized Division of Library to budget and expend prior year unexpended Library Services Technology Act funds in the amount of $100,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#19 Authorized Division of Arts to award a Community Arts Project Grant and two Community Arts Development Grants, totaling $11,000 to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 14, 2005. 100% General Funds.

#20 Authorized Division of Arts to award a Traditional Arts Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $5,000 to NH Institute for Furniture Making, Concord, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#21 Authorized Division of Arts to award an Arts in Education grant to the Division for Juvenile Justice Services in the amount of $7,500. (2)Further Authorized Division of Juvenile Justice Services to accept and expend an Arts in Education grant from the Division of Arts. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#22 Authorized to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Town of Deerfield. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

#23 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli authorized the request to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $5,846.86 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#24 Authorized to enter into two sub-grants totaling $32,000 to fund programs providing direct services to victims of crime. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#25 NOT USED

#26 Authorized to enter into sub-grants, as detailed in letter dated November 21, 2005, totaling $354,366 from the 2004 Violence Against Women Formula Grant which provides services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective January 1, 2006 through March 31, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to enter into sub-grants, as detailed in letter dated November 21, 2005, totaling $661,960 from the 2005 Violence Against Women Formula Grant which provides services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes. Effective January 1, 2006 through May 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#27 Authorized to reclassify vacant position #10954 Insurance Company Examiner I, labor grade 29, to Claims & Hearings Officer, labor grade 26. 100% Other Funds.

#28 Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2005.

#28A Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Automation Centre, Tuscon, AZ, to provide maintenance of existing software and assistance in migration to new version of software for an amount not to exceed $24,950. Effective upon G&C approval through November 2008. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#29 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Griffin authorized the request a renewal of the 25% compensation rate increase of Boiler Inspector, position #10973, labor grade 23, (previously approved by G&C on 9-17-03, item #28), to retain the incumbent in this position. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized a 25% salary enhancement for four new positions; Boiler Inspector, position #43060, labor grade23; Chief Elecator Inspector, position #43059, labor grade 23; and two new Elevator Inspectors, position #41306, labor grade 21, and #10981, labor grade 21, for a two year period. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

#30 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton authorized the request to accept and expend Sweepstakes Incentive Award Funds from the Multi-State Lottery Commission, West Des Moines, IA, in the amount of $100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#31 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson Inc., for HVAC and Humidifier maintenance and repair services at NHES’s Concord Administrative and local office locations, for a total amount of $200,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#32 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Pelmac Industries, Inc., for the installation of a protective signaling system at NHES’s Concord administrative office, for an amount not to exceed $14,760. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#33 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Northern Paving & Construction Co., Inc., for snow plowing and removal services at NHES’s Berlin local office, for a total of $12,100. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

#34 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Gordon T. Burke & Sons, for snow plowing and removal services at NHES’s Conway Local office, for a total of $37,836. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2008. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#35 Authorized to reclassify positions #41501 and #40502, from Clinical Mental Health Counselor, labor grade 21, to Senior Psychiatric Social Worker, labor grade 24. Effective upon G&C approval.

#36 Authorized to reclassify positions #16919 from Building Maintenance Supervisor, labor grade 15 to Plumber Supervisor II, labor grade 17. Effective upon G&C approval.

#37 Authorized to accept and expend a grant administered through the NH Department of Justice as part of the Federal Bureau of Justice Statistics’ National Criminal History Improvement Program in the amount of $300,000, for interfacing the Correctional Information System with other NH criminal justice computer systems. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to amend a contract with Xwave New England, August, ME, (previously approved by G&C on 3-9-05, item #25A), for software and services to implement a statewide offender management system, by increasing the price limitation from $1,396,000 to $1,703,480, an increase of $307,480. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#38 Authorized to retroactively enter into a memorandum of understanding in the amount of $200,000 with the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services, Manchester, NH, for provision of prescriptions and pharmaceutical consulting services by the NH Department of Corrections to the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Juvenile Justice Services. Effective July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2006. 83.7% General, 16.3% Other Funds.

#39 Authorized to enter into a contract with The Way Home, Inc., Manchester, NH, for the provision of Housing Assistance and Education Services to male and female parolees previously residing in and returning to Manchester, NH under the supervision of the NH Department of Corrections, in the amount of $9,937.50. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#40 Authorized to accept and expend an additional $391,000 in Federal Funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to pay for the completion of the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at Sandy Point, Stratham, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#41 Authorized to enter into a Challenge Cost-Share Agreement with the US Department of Agriculture Forest Service, White Mountain National Forest to continue with the development and implementation of a Mountain Safety Program in the White Mountains. (2)Further Authorized to accept and expend an additional $27,000 from the White Mountain National Forest. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#42 Authorized to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, under the terms and conditions of the Master Agreement for Cooperative Projects between the State of NH and the University System of NH, for the screening of turkey fecal samples for Salmonellosis, collected on select NH dairy farms, for a total of $7,475. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2006. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#43 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to reclassify vacant position #42590 from Forest Ranger IV, salary grade 19, to Land Agent, salary grade 22. 100% Other Funds.

#44 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to the Greater Laconia/Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce for the 2006 Visitor Guide in the amount of $5,000; and a grant to Ski NH for the 2005/06 Marketing Programs in the amount of $5,000, under the Joint Promotional Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#45 Authorized Division of Economic Development to award a grant pursuant to RSA 162-O:3,III, State Jobs Grant program to MCNE Masons, LLC of Claremont, NH, in the amount of $11,500. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#46 Authorized Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award a grant to the Greater Laconia/Weirs Beach Chamber of Commerce for 2006 Rack Card/Web Promotion in the amount of $11,951.08; a grant to Meredith Area Chamber of Commerce for 2006 Marketing Program in the amount of $16,712.75; and a grant to Monadnock Travel Council for 2006 Promotional Campaign in the amount of $7,395, under the Joint Promotional Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#47 Authorized a step increase in salary for Anthony Giunta, Director, Waste Management Division, to Group HH, Step 4, $81,622. Effective December 4, 2005.

#48 Authorized to accept and expend $197,650 in federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency for the federal fiscal year 2005 Exchange Network Grant Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#49 Authorized to budge and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $33,977 for fiscal year 2006 and $70,672 for fiscal year 2007 to fund the new temporary position. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized to establish a Environmentalist IV position in the Wetlands Bureau. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#50 Authorized to retroactively amend a contract with Eastern Pipe Services, Inc., (previously approved by G&C on 10-5-05, item #61), for videotape inspection services at five flood control dams, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2005 from October 30, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#51 Authorized to approve a loan agreement with the City of Claremont, to finance a wastewater treatment facility upgrade project, in the amount of $2,823,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#52 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Durham, NH, for implementing the 2005 National Coastal Assessment in the amount of $72,033. Effective April 1, 205 through December 31, 2006. (2)Further Authorized to provide a $25,000 advance payment to the University of NH, Jackson Estuarine Laboratory. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#53 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Rye, NH, for storm drainage system mapping, in the amount of $3,300. (2)Further Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Rye, NH, for illicit sewage discharge detection and elimination, in the amount of $3,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

#54 Authorized to enter into a grant in aid agreement with the Town of Kingston, NH, for the closure of the Town of Kingston’s Unlined Municipal Landfill in an amount not to exceed $1,119,050.67. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#55 Authorized to enter into an agreement with the City of Dover, NH, to conduct a citywide pet waste pollution reduction education program, in the amount of $7,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 100% Federal Funds.

#56 Authorized to award Wastewater State Aid Grants in an aggregate amount of $3,888,299 for water pollution control projects. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% General Funds.

#57 Authorized to amend a Water Supply Land Grant to the Emerald Lake Village District, Hillsboro, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #59), to purchase a piece of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2006 from December 31, 2005.

#58 Authorized to amend a Water Supply Land Grant to the Orford Village District, Orford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-2-05, item #61), to purchase a piece of property in a source water protection area to protect water supply land, by extending the completion date to June 30, 2006 from December 31, 2005.

#59 Authorized to accept and place on file the 2005 annual report.

#60 Authorized Judson & Susan Pierson’s request to repair an existing full crib supported dock and a full crib supported dock supporting a boathouse, remove the center dock from the boathouse and dredge two rocks from inside the boathouse and lakebed on frontage on property located at Lake Winnisquam in Meredith.

#61 Authorized Stephen Morse’s request to construct a piling pier to be connected to an existing cantilevered pier and breakwater by a walkway in a “U” configuration on frontage on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#62 Authorized to grant an annual salary increment to Nicholas Toumpas, Deputy Commissioner, from salary group KK, Step 3 $88,553 to salary group KK, Step 4 $93,472. Effective December 1, 2005.

#63 Authorized Division of Community Supports, Bureau of Developmental Services to transfer general funds in the amount of $191,771 to the Acquired Brain Disorder program from the Designated Receiving Facility to support the Acquired Brain Disorder Waitlist, and further Authorized to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $191,963. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#64 Authorized to accept and expend additional federal Medicaid funds in the amount of $1,107,786.18 and private/local funds of $1,106,679.50, and allocate these funds as detailed in letter dated October 14, 2005. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

Office of Medicaid Business and Policy

#65 Authorized to reclassify vacant position #12172 Supervisor III, salary grade 23 to Medical Services Technician, salary grade 17.

Office of Operations Support & Program Integrity

#66 Authorized to reclassify vacant position #18249 Word Processor I, salary grade 9, to License Clerk, salary grade 11.

Division of Public Health Services

#67 Authorized Bureau of Prevention Services, Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $55,246 from the US Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Services to fund the Enhanced Breast Feeding Counseling Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#68 Authorized Bureau of Community Health Services, Maternal & Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $30,110 from the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the Abstinence Education program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#69 Authorized Bureau of Disease Control and Health Statistics to amend an agreement with Scientific Technologies Corporation, Bedford, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-26-05, item #54), to provide hosting, maintenance, and turnover services for the Automated Hospital Emergency Department Data Pilot Project, by increasing the price limitation by $60,000 from $235,600 to $295,600. Effective upon G&C approval and extending through August 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division of Child Support Services

#70 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with Merrimack County Visitation Center, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $43,750. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. 100% Federal Funds.

Division for Juvenile Justice Services

#71 Authorized to reclassify vacant position #18626 from Chief Psychologist, salary grade 31 to Administrator II, salary grade 29.

Division of Family Assistance

#72 Authorized to reclassify five vacant positions as detailed in letter dated October 28, 2005, to Family Specialist Trainee, salary grade 13.

#73 Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with NH Employment Security, Concord, NH, for the purpose of obtaining wage, employer, and unemployment compensation data, as well as employment and training services in the amount of $5,009,276.20. Effective retroactive to July 1, 2005 through June 30, 2007. 61% Federal, 39% General Funds.

Office of the Commissioner

#74 Authorized to enter into an agreement with Southern NH Services Incorporated, Manchester, NH, to provide translation and interpretation services in an amount not to exceed $275,826. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 42% Federal, 58% General Funds.

Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services

#75 Authorized to accept and expend Medicaid Federal funds in the amount of $240,000 and county funds in the amount of $118,815 and $118,810, respectively, for each year of the SFY 2006-2007 biennium for a legislative increase of the personal needs allowance of nursing home residents. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 50% Federal, 25% County, 25% General Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#76 Authorized to reclassify vacant positions as detailed in letter dated November 1, 2005, for the Community Services Long Term Unit.

#77 Authorized to enter into a sole source agreement with Lakes Region Partnership for Public Health Inc., NH, to act as fiscal agent for the ServiceLink Resource Center of Belknap County, and to provide family caregiver supports in the amount of $238,450.91. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 46% Federal, 54% General Funds.

#78 Authorized to amend an agreement with Strafford Network, Rochester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #357, amended on 9-3-03, item #119, amended on 10-6-04, item #41A, amended on 6-22-05, item #194), to continue the ServiceLink Resource Center of Strafford County and to provide family caregiver supports, by increasing the contract by $176,952.60 from $553,565.26 to $730,517.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 59% Federal, 41% General Funds.

#79 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Grafton County Senior Citizen’s Council, Inc., Lebanon, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Grafton County, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #370, amended on 9-3-03, item #112, amended on 6-22-05, item #195), to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports, and to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of Grafton County, by increasing the amount by $296,503.26 from $324,248.32 to $620,751.58. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 51% Federal, 49% General Funds.

#80 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Merrimack County (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #359, amended on 9-3-03, item #118, amended on 6-22-05, item #187), to implement the Merrimack County ServiceLink Resource Center and provide family caregiver supports, by increasing the amount by $229,702.60 from $250,565.26 to $480,268.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 30% Federal, 70% General Funds.

#81 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with County of Belknap, Belknap County Nursing Home, Laconia, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 7-16-03, item #121, amended on 8-18-04, item #95, amended on 6-22-05, item #176), to continue Home and Community Based Care for the Elderly and Chronically Ill eligibility and service plan services and long term care assessment and counseling services to Medicaid applicants to nursing facilities in Belknap County, by increasing the amount by $63,000 from $90,000 to $153,000. Effective January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007. 75% Federal, 25% General Funds.

#82 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Coos County, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #367, amended on 9-3-03, item #113, amended on 6-22-05, item #191), to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports, and to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of Coos County, by increasing the amount by $207,202.60 from $250,565.26 to $457,767.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 53% Federal, 47% General Funds.

#83 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Hillsborough County (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #368, amended on 9-3-03, item #117, amended on 6-22-05, item #188), to implement the Hillsborough County ServiceLink Resource Center and provide family caregiver supports, by increasing the amount by $411,104.57 from $451,614.46 to $862,719.03. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 57% Federal, 43% General Funds.

#84 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Monadnock Collaborative, Keene, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #369, amended on 9-3-03, item #110, amended on 6-22-05, item #196), to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of the Monadnock Region and provide family caregiver supports in Cheshire County and portions of Hillsborough County, by increasing the amount by $229,702.60 from $250,565.26 to $480,267.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 47% Federal, 53% General Funds.

#85 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Carroll County Health & Home Care Services, Chocorua, NH, acting as fiscal agent for Carroll County ServiceLink, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #356, amended on 9-3-03, item #115, amended on 6-22-05, item #192), to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports, and to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of Carroll County, by increasing the amount by $207,202.60 from $250,565.26 to $457,767.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 47% Federal, 53% General Funds.

#86 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Sullivan County, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #371, amended on 9-3-03, item #116, amended on 6-22-05, item #189), to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports, and to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of Sullivan County, by increasing the amount by $207,202.60 from $250,565.26 to $457,767.86. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 47% Federal, 53% General Funds.

#87 Authorized to amend a sole source agreement with Crotched Mountain Community Care Inc., Portsmouth, NH, acting as fiscal agent for ServiceLink of Rockingham County, (previously approved by G&C on 6-25-03, item #365, amended on 9-3-03, item #114, amended on 6-22-05, item #190), to provide information and referral services to elderly and chronically ill adults and family caregiver supports, and to implement the ServiceLink Resource Center of Rockingham County, by increasing the amount by $326,053.92 from $372,931.38 to $698.985.30. Effective January 1, 2006 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2007. 52% Federal, 48% General Funds.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#88 Authorized to reclassify vacant position #9T006 Plant Maintenance Engineer V, labor grade 30 to Civil Engineer VI (Director of Capital Planning & Development), labor grade 32.

#89 Authorized NHCTC Stratham to enter into an agreement with LandCare Associates Inc., Durham, NH, for the purpose of removing snow at the Pease Education & Training Center in the amount of $44,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. 44% General, 56% Other Funds.

NH LOTTERY COMMISSION

#90 The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Spaulding authorized the request to amend a contract with Griffin Bodi & Krause Inc., Manchester, NH, from $1,600,000 to $1,800,000 for Fiscal Year of 2006 and 2007. Effective through June 30, 2007. 100% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#91 Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications, and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to accept and expend Emergency Assistance funds in the amount of $1,000,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#92 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $986,643 grant from the US Department of Justice, Grants Administration, Law Enforcement Technology, to provide the State with the ability to continue implementing and expanding the primary principals and philosophy of “LAWNET”. Effective upon G&C approval through December 7, 2007. Fiscal Committee approved.

#93 Authorized Division of State Police to accept and expend a $986,643 grant from the US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs called “Operation Street Sweeper”, to partner with local law enforcement to address gang and drug related problems. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#94 Authorized Division of Emergency Services, Communications and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to hold a workshop titled “Disaster-Resistant Jobs Training” on December 13-14, 2005 at the Wynwood Hotel & Suites, Portsmouth, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $5,108.58. (2)Further Authorized a contract with Wynwood Hotel & Suites, Portsmouth, NH, for a function room, meals, and rooms in the amount of $5,108.58. Effective upon G&C approval through December 14, 2005.

#95 Authorized Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with Occupational Health and Rehabilitation Inc., Nashua, NH, to provide pre-employment physical exams of law enforcement personnel, by increasing the amount of $2,000 to $2,500. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

#96 Authorized Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with Psychotherapy Associates Inc., Rochester, NH, to provide pre-employment psychological exams of law enforcement personnel, by increasing the amount of $2,000 to $2,750. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006.

#97 Authorized Division of State Police and the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Tony LaBounty Snowplowing of Swanzey, NH, for snow removal at the Troop C building, Keene, NH, in the amount of $14,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007.

#98 Authorized Division of Emergency Services Communication and Management, Bureau of Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, for recovery activities associated with the October 2005 floods. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2006.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#99 Authorized to enter into a contract with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center, to assist schools in the area of section II-C-School Empowerment and Excellence, in the amount not to exceed $10,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#100 Authorized to enter into a contract with Christina Emery, sole proprietor, to assist schools in the area of section II-C-School Empowerment and Excellence, in the amount not to exceed $9,900. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#101 Authorized to enter into a contract with Christine Hayes, sole proprietor, to assist schools in the area of section II-C-School Empowerment and Excellence, in the amount not to exceed $9,328. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#102 Authorized to enter into a contract with Polly Armstrong, sole proprietor, to assist schools in the area of section II-C-School Empowerment and Excellence, in the amount not to exceed $6,642. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2006. Fiscal Committee approved.

#103 Authorized to enter into a contract with Community & School Partners, LLC, Rye, NH, to assist with the role-out and future planning of the Initiative for School Empowerment and Excellence. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006 with a renewal option for up to two additional fiscal years. 100% Federal Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#104 Authorized to enter into a contract with the NH Association of School Principals for the purpose of building the vision for high school redesign and to communicate and accomplish that vision across the State in the amount not to exceed $40,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 74% Other, 26% Federal Funds.

#105 Authorized to enter into a contract with Bernard R. Davis, Contoocook, NH, to assist the Office of School Building Aid in the amount of $10,000. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. 100% General Funds.

#106 Authorized Bureau of Career Development to enter into a contract with Courtyard Marriott in Concord, NH to host a one day conference on career clusters in middle and high schools in an amount not to exceed $9,070. Effective upon G&C approval through December 12, 2005. 100% Federal Funds.

#107 Authorized to grant funds to Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to implement the new teacher preparation program approval process in a total amount not to exceed $9,300. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2006. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control. 100% Federal Funds.

#108 Authorized to enter into a contract with Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, to provide technical assistance that is aimed toward a sustained effort for improving the technical abilities and content knowledge of middle school students in an amount not to exceed $225,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized payment for services rendered and approved on the basis of invoices which are supported by a summary of activities that have taken place in accordance with the terms of the contract, along with a detailed listing of expenses incurred in lieu of withholding 25% of the total value of the contract. 100% Federal Funds.

#109 Authorized to amend a grant with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, (previously approved by G&C on 1-12-05, item #59), to provide training and services to those who are supporting educationally disabled students who are at risk of school dropout, by increasing the amount from $114,191.41 to $167,954.40 and by extending the end date from December 31, 2005 to September 22, 2006. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. 100% Federal Funds.

#110 Authorized to amend a grant with the Alliance for Community Supports, Manchester, NH, (previously approved by G&C on 1-12-05, item #59), to provide training and services to those who are supporting educationally disabled students who are at risk of school dropout, by increasing the amount from $112,292 to $154,068 and by extending the end date from December 31, 2005 to September 22, 2006. (2)Further Authorized unencumbered payment of said grant with internal accounting control within the Department of Education. 100% Federal Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Council acted as follows:

#111 Authorized with Councilor Griffin voting no, to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for the period of October 27, 2005 through November 15, 2005.

#112 Authorized to reclassify position #20291 Automotive Technician, Labor Grade 10 to Machinist, Labor Grade 15. 100% Other Funds.

#113 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to transfer a State owned utility easement to Public Service Company of NH, City of Portsmouth, Water Department and Granite State Gas Transmission Inc., in the City of Portsmouth and the Town of Newington for their common use.

#114 Authorized Bureau of Right of Way to transfer a State owned water line easement to the City of Portsmouth Water Department in the Town of Madbury.

#115 Authorized Bureau of Rail and Transit to expend an amount not to exceed $40,000 for maintenance and repairs to active state-owned railroad corridors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2007. (2)Further Authorized Bureau of Bridge Maintenance and Bureau of Highway Maintenance and the operating railroads responsible for railroad infrastructure maintenance for their expenses on these properties as detailed in letter dated October 25, 2005. 100% Other Funds. Fiscal Committee approved.

#116 Authorized Bureau of Bridge Maintenance to amend a contract with Capital Alarm Systems of Penacook, NH, to perform emergency repairs caused by lighting strikes and other unanticipated outages, by increasing the contract by $20,000 from $6,4444 to $26,444. 90% Highway, 10% Other Funds.

#117 Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Eastern Logging Inc., Merrimack, NH, for debris removal and disposal within the Cold River and Warren Brook along NH Route 123 in Alstead, Langdon, and Walpole, on the basis of a low bid of $3,993,000. Effective retroactive to October 31, 2005 through December 2, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#118 Authorized Bureau of Construction to retroactively enter into a contract with Bazin Brothers Trucking, Inc., Westminster, VT, for demolition and removal of the collapsed bridge that carried NH 123 over the Cold River in the Town of Walpole on the basis of a low bid of $213,810. Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2005. 100% Other Funds.

#119 Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with James S. Piscopo, G.C. Inc., Winnisquam, NH, for slip-lining existing metal and concrete pipes with new aluminized steel pipes of varying sizes and lengths, including miscellaneous incidental work located along Interstates I-89 and I-93 on the basis of a single bid of $879,988.50. Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2006. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

#120 Authorized Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son, Inc., Conway, NH, for the rehabilitation of a bridge over Lake Winnisquam and for paving and drainage improvements on Route 3 in the Towns of Sanbornton, Belmont and Tilton on the basis of a low bid of $3,443,252.86. Effective upon G&C approval through May 18, 2007. 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.

#121 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Wieczorek, Authorized the requests:

A. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,269.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Project Phase II”.

B. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,269.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Doris Baillargeon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Psychosocial Evaluation & Assessment”.

C. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, St. Johnsbury, VT, the sum of $1,269.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Project Phase II”.

D. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,269.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lisa Beard, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Psychosocial Evaluation & Assessment”.

E. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Littleton, NH, the sum of $1,950.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Lillian Emerson, Grants and Contracts Technician, in the courses entitled “Business Formation & Organization”, “ Personal Property, Contracts & Credit Transactions”, “Criminal Trial Practice & Procedure” and “Environment-Pollution & Prevention”.

F. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,269.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jessica Gammon, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Psychosocial Evaluation & Assessment”.

G. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Antioch University, Yellow Springs, OH, the sum of $4,575.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan McKevitt, Education Consultant III, in the distance learning courses entitled “Proseminar 1 Phase 3”, “Reflective Leadership Essay Phase 3” and “Case Study Analysis Phase 3”.

H. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Barbara Romanos, Case Technician, in the course entitled “Introduction to College Mathematics”.

I. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1,269.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Alan Sallet, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor I, in the course entitled “Psychosocial Evaluation & Assessment”.

J. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Family Assistance - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Concord, NH, the sum of $845.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Thibeault, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled “Database Management Systems”.

K. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Bureau of Improvement and Integrity - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $782.75 for the sole purpose of enrolling Debora Wyman, RN, C, Medical Services Consultant I, in the course entitled “Community Health Nursing II: Individuals, Families and Aggregates”.

L. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Division of Public Health Services - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH, the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cynthia Carrier, Program Specialist IV, in the course entitled “Environmental Issues”.

M. LIQUOR - Request permission to pay Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH the sum of $750.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Christina Demers, Statistician I, in the course entitled “Personal Financial Planning.

N. LOTTERY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $525.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Margaret Anderson, Accounting Technician, in the course entitled “Spreadsheets”.

O. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Bow, NH, the sum of $390.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ronald Crickard, District Environmental Coordinator, in the course entitled “Critical Thinking”.

P. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Granite State College, Bow, NH, the sum of $780.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ellen Harrington, Program Assistant I, in the courses entitled “Sociology of the Media” and “American Pop Culture”.

Q. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay Keene State College, Keene, NH, the sum of $611.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ryan Lavoie, Safety & Environmental Coordinator, in the courses entitled “Chemistry II” and “General Chemistry Lab II”.

R. TRANSPORTATION - Request permission to pay the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1,530.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Nagavalli Vyakaranam, Engineering Technician I, in the courses entitled “Organizations and Leadership” and “Information Systems & Enterprise Integration”.

LATE ITEMS

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

A. Authorized to enter into a contract with Continental Paving, Inc. of Londonderry, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $2,556,550.00 for widening and reconstructing a portion of NH Route 102 (Derry Road). 80% Federal 20% Federal Funds.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

B. TABLED - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wieczorek, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table to the December 21, 2005 meeting, the request to retroactively enter into an agreement with the Ford Motor Credit Company, Dearborn, MI in the amount of $47,585.28 for the purpose of a lease/purchase of a Ford F-350 truck. 46% General Funds 54% Other Funds.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

C. Authorized the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Medicaid Business and Policy to enter into an agreement with ACS State Healthcare, LLC, Atlanta, GA to plan, design, develop, implement, support maintain and operate a new, updated Medicaid Management Information System. The initial agreement is for a firm fixed price of $47,134,331.00 and further provides for an optional two-year extension at a firm fixed price of $13,726.432.00. 78% Federal Funds 22% General Funds

Next Governor and Executive Council meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 21, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then Adjourned

 

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