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December 6, 2000
 

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GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MINUTES
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
December 20, 2000
10:30 a.m.
#21

The Governor and Executive Council convened at 10:30 a.m., with all members present.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, accepted the minutes of December 6, 2000.

The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Colantuono, seconded by Councilor Burton, confirmed the appointment of several persons nominated for Civil Commissions from the December 6, 2000 meeting.

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

The following representatives-elect were sworn into office by the Governor and Executive Council:
Belknap County District No. 7 (Laconia Wards 1-6)
Glenn E. Dewhirst, r, Laconia (1061 Union Avenue) 03246-2114

Carroll County District No. 7 (Wolfeboro)
Stanley E. Stevens, r, Wolfeboro (PO Box 613) 03894

Hillsborough County District No. 26 (Nashua Ward 1)
Ruth Ginsburg, d, Nashua (6 Dover Street) 03063

Hillsborough County District No. 31 (Nashua Ward 6)
Jane Clemons, d, Nashua (177 Kinsley Street) 03060
Roland J. Lefebvre, d, Nashua (19 Dane Street) 03060

Hillsborough County District No. 42 (Manchester Ward 6)
Mike Bouldin, r, Manchester (149 Morning Glory Drive) 03109

Merrimack County District No. 9 (Canterbury, Loudon, Northfield, Pittsfield)
Priscilla Parmenter Lockwood, r, Canterbury (435 North West Road) 03224

Rockingham County District No. 22 (Hampton, Hampton Falls)
Ralph F.Woekel, r, Hampton (6 Blake Lane) 03842

RESIGNATIONS

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

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF PLANT AND PROPERTY MANAGEMENT
Anthony B. Urban, Berlin
Effective: January 5, 2001
Reason: Retirement

JUSTICE: CLAREMONT DISTRICT COURT
Albert D. Leahy, Jr., Claremont
Effective: January 12, 2001
Reason: Retirement

RESIDENTIAL RATEPAYERS ADVISORY BOARD
Amy L. Lockwood, Concord
Effective: December 13, 2000
Reason: Personal

COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Leon S. Kenison, Bow
Effective: January 1, 2001
Reason: Retirement

CONFIRMATIONS

The Governor and Executive Council confirmed the following:

ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER: DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
Rosemary Faretra, Concord
Vacancy
Effective: December 20, 2000
Salary: Group P, Step 4 - $73,172
TERM: June 5, 2001

AGRICULTURAL LANDS PRESERVATION COMMITTEE
Ruth Clough, New London
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: October 10, 2003

Lawrence Underhill, Lancaster
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: October 10, 2002

CONNECTICUT RIVER BRIDGE ADVISORY COMMISSION
Robert P. Secord, West Swanzey
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: December 7, 2004

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, accepted the following conformation:

DIRECTOR, DIVISION OF FIELD SERVICES: DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS
Larry D. Blaisdell, Littleton
Succeeding: Joanne Fortier (Acting Director), Concord
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: Serves at the pleasure of the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections

CURRENT USE ADVISORY BOARD
Phyllis Sherman, Center Conway
(Public member/agriculture)
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: November 16, 2002

David W. Tellman, Whitefield
(Forest landowner)
Vacancy
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: September 9, 2001

Thomas N. Thomson, Orford
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: November 16, 2002

BOARD OF ENGINEERS
Marc Morin, Bow
Succeeding: H. Edmund Bergeron, North Conway (reached term limit)
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: August 21, 2005

ENHANCED 911 COMMISSION
George Landry, Laconia
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: July 22, 2003

STATE HISTORICAL RECORDS ADVISORY BOARD
Philip N. Cronenwett, Enfield
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: January 2, 2004

Richard E. Winslow III, Rye
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: December 6, 2003

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Griffin voting NO, accepted the following confirmation:

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: December 20, 2000
TERM: December 20, 2005

MUNICIPAL BOND BANK
Kevin A. Clougherty, Manchester
(Municipal Government)
Succeeding: Carol Trottier, Gilford
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: October 9, 2005

NH STATE PORT AUTHORITY
William S. Bartlett, Kingston
Succeeding: Stephen W. Foss, Rye (resigned)
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: December 16, 2003

Katharine D. Paine, Durham
Succeeding: Wayne M. Burton, Durham
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: December 16, 2005

BOARD OF NURSING
Gail Barba, Dixville Notch
(Public member)
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: December 21, 2003

PEASE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
William S. Bartlett, Kingston
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: May 23, 2002

ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SUPREME COURT
James E. Duggan, Amherst
Succeeding: Sherman D. Horton, Jr., Nashua
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: Until 70 years of age

STATE SWEEPSTAKES COMMISSION
Mary P. Chambers, Etna
Reappointment
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: June 29, 2003

WETLANDS COUNCIL
Glenn Normandeau, Portsmouth
(Rep. Marine Contractors)
Succeeding: Steven Fair, Wolfeboro
Effective: December 20, 2000
TERM: October 23, 2002

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY

#1 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a commercial facility by the Business Finance Authority for Kimball Union Academy located in Meriden, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy an 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 20, 2000 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:30 a.m., the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of a commercial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for Kimball Union Academy (the "Borrower") in Meriden, New Hampshire and declared that the public hearing on the subject had commenced. She said that she and the members of the Council had received 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 Tracy Young, Director of Buildings and Grounds 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 FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR KIMBALL UNION ACADEMY IN MERIDEN, NEW HAMPSHIRE" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Colantuono. 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 FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE FOR KIMBALL UNION ACADEMY IN MERIDEN, 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 a commercial facility for Kimball Union Academy (the "Borrower") in Meriden, New Hampshire, by the Authority's issuance of up to $1,057,127 in 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 (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of the lease-purchase of energy management retrofit equipment (the "Facility"). The Facility is within the definition of "Commercial Facility" in RSA 162-I and may be financed under the Act; and

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

(3) The establishment and operation of the Facility will likely be of general benefit to the community as a whole.

(b) General Findings.

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

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

(3) The Lease-Purchase Agreement and the other documents evidencing and securing 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: December 20, 2000.

#2 Authorized to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of an industrial facility by the Business Finance Authority for OCC Properties, LLC located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action will authorize 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. 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 20, 2000 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, STATE HOUSE, CONCORD

At 10:35 a.m. the Governor announced that the next matter to be considered would be the financing of an industrial facility project by the Business Finance Authority for OCC Properties, LLC in Merrimack 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 Rick Holka, President of OCC Properties, LLC. The Governor then repeated that the proceedings were a public hearing and asked whether any other person wished to speak; there being none, Councilor Streeter introduced a resolution entitled "A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR OCC PROPERTIES, LLC" and moved its adoption, which was seconded by Councilor Colantuono. 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 FINANCING OF AN INDUSTRIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR OCC PROPERTIES, LLC

WHEREAS, the Governor and Council have received from the Business Finance Authority (the "Authority") its written recommendation that the Governor and Council make certain findings and a determination pursuant to RSA 162-I:9 with respect to the financing of an industrial facility for OCC Properties, LLC (the "Borrower") in Merrimack by the Authority's making of up to $1,700,000 in loans under RSA 162-I (the "Act");

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

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

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 (which when completed will constitute the "Facility") consists of the acquisition of approximately 5.74 acres of land and the construction and equipping of approximately 36,000 square feet of new manufacturing space located on Daniel Webster Highway in the Town of Merrimack, which will be leased by the Borrower to Omni Components Corporation for use in its precision machinery operations. The Project is within the definition of "Industrial facility" in RSA 162-I (the "Act") and may be financed under the Act.

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

(b) General findings:

(1) The Project and the proposed financing of the Project are feasible;

(2) Borrower has the skills and financial resources necessary to operate the Facility successfully;

(3) The Loan Agreement and Escrow Agreement (which are combined financing documents and security documents, hereinafter called the "Agreements") 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 loan proceeds or from funds received under the Agreements, exclusive of funds received thereunder by the Authority for its own use;

(4) The Agreements 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; and

(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 industrial Facility will serve a public use and provide a public benefit; and the Governor and Council 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 approve the Authority's taking such further action under the Act with respect to the transaction as may be required.

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

Passed and Agreed to December 20, 2000.

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#3 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Seabrook, PO Box 456, 99 Lafayette Street, Seabrook, NH under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program, in the amount of $5,000 through June 30, 2001 to purchase and install approximately 600 linear feet of chain link fence at the Seabrook Town Pier. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to encumber funds from Account #025-002-3642-00-090-0415.

#4 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, 186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH in the amount of $21,750 under the provisions of the New Hampshire Coastal Program through September 30, 2001for an Integrated Marsh Management Project. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to encumber funds from Account #025-002-3642-01-092-0415.

#5 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Winchester, NH in the amount of $159,445 through June 30, 2002. This assistance is a supplemental appropriation from the Community Development Block Grant to make water supply and water drainage infrastructure improvements to a section of Back Ashuelot Road.

#6 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Belmont, NH in the amount of $150,000 through June 30, 2002. This Agreement allocates a portion of the Community Development Block Grant to construct two new wells and pump-house to provide residences in the Solar Village Association, a manufactured home park, with a long-term adequate supply of water.

#7 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Rindge, NH in the amount of $350,000.00 through June 30, 2002. This Agreement allocates a portion of the Community Development Block Grant to upgrade water, and wastewater disposal systems and make roadway and drainage improvements to the Monadnock Tenants Cooperative Mobile Home Park.

#8 Authorized to enter into an Agreement with the Town of Tamworth, NH in the amount of $350,000 through June 30, 2002. This Agreement allocates a portion of the Community Development Block Grant for the purpose of constructing the Carroll County Resource Center.

#9 Authorized to AMEND an existing Memorandum of Agreement between the Office and the Department of Environmental Services [Initially approved on September 6, 2000 (Item #10A)], by adding $10,000 to the Equipment (030) class for the Surface Water Quality Bureau. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to encumber funds from account number: 025-002-3642-00-090-0415. (2) Authorized the Department of Environmental Services to accept additional funds in the amount of $10,000 from the Office of State Planning. Further, Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services to budget as specified in letter of November 20, 2000.

#10 Authorized to AMEND an existing Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Environmental Services [Initially approved on May 10, 2000 (Item #11)], by modifying the reporting requirements and payment schedule and change the completion date from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001 effective upon Governor and Council approval. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#11 Authorized to AMEND a Memorandum of Agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services [Initially approved on January 1998 (Item #49) and amended on June 6, 2000 (Item #5)], by changing the completion date from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001. No additional funds are required.

#12 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, [Initially approved on September 6, 2000 (Item #8)], by extending the completion date from December 31, 2000 to September 6, 2001. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#13 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with Moose Mountains Greenways, PO Box 191, Union, NH [Initially approved on September 6, 2000 (Item #10)], by extending the completion date from December 31, 2000 to September 30, 2001. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#14 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Newmarket, 186 Main Street, Newmarket, NH [Initially approved on September 15, 1999 (Item #11 and amended on September 20, 2000 (Item #5)], by changing the completion date from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#15 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with the Town of Greenland, PO Box 100, 575 Portsmouth Ave., Greenland, NH [Initially approved on September 28, 1999 (Item #8) and amended on September 30, 2000 (Item #7)], by changing the completion date from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001. No additional state or federal funds are required by this action.

#16 Authorized to AMEND an existing Agreement with Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water Street, Exeter, NH [Initially approved on August 23, 2000 (Item #6)], by increasing the contract amount from $31,952 to $33,868, and increase of $1,916. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Account Services to encumber additional funds from account 025-002-3642-00-090-0415. GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF ENERGY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#17 Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $4,997 with Sundance Solar Products, Warner, NH through June 30, 2001 to assist with the development of a solar and wind powered battery charging station for the Kearsarge Regional High School Science Laboratory. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services, to encumber funding in account number 025-002-1205-093-0415.

#18 Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $5,000 with the Harris Center for Conservation Education through June 30, 2001 to assist with the construction of a solar electric (photovoltaic) system at the Center in Hancock, NH. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services, to encumber funding in account number 025-002-1205-093-1415.

#19 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 in an amount not to exceed $5,000 with the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, through June 30, 2001. Further Authorized the Director, Division of Accounting Services, to encumber funding in account number 025-002-1205-093-1415.

#19A Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $15,000 with Mr. David Dilts, d/b/a Timeless Technologies through December 20, 2001 to develop a Clean Cities Plan for the State of New Hampshire.

#19B Authorized to enter into a contract in an amount not to exceed $25,000 with Conservation Services Group, Inc., Westborough, MA through June 30, 2002 to conduct training workshops for architects, engineers, building systems designers, and building code officials on the New Hampshire Residential Energy Code.

#19C The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to make an AMENDMENT to the existing contract with Cynthia G. Gunn, 10 Hollow Road, Bow, NH [Initially approved on April 28, 1999 (Item #13) and amended on April 26, 2000 (Item #4)], by increasing the contract amount by $23,675, from an amount not to exceed $34,000 to an amount not to exceed $57,675. (2) Further Authorized the Director, Division of Account Services to increase contract #331797-00 by $23,675, charging the increase to account #025-002-1205-091-0415, job #02012600, a federal grant. This amendment effective upon Governor and Council approval. SOLE SOURCE

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#20 Authorized to pay FY 2000 travel expenses from FY 2001 funds in the total amount of $482.23, to the employees and in the amounts as specified in letter of December 5, 2000.

#21 Authorized to accept and expend $67,620.00 from the NH Department of Justice through September 30, 2001 and Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to budget the funding as specified in letter of November 30, 2000. (2) Further, Authorized a Memorandum of Understanding between the NH Office of Emergency Management and the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $67,620.00 through September 30, 2001.

#22 Authorized to accept and expend $103,807.00 from the US Department of Transportation through September 30, 2001. (2) Further Authorized the Comptroller to budget the funds as specified in letter of November 15, 2000. (3) Further Authorized an agreement between the Office of Emergency Management and the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training in the amount of $51,851.50 through September 30, 2001 and Authorized the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training to accept and expend the funds from the NH Office of Emergency Management and budge as specified in letter of November 15, 2000. (4) Further Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to encumber the funds as specified in letter of November 15, 2000.

#23 Authorized to execute a grant agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services-Dam Bureau-Water Division in the amount of $35,000 through September 30, 2001. (2) Further, Authorized the NH Department of Environmental Services-Dam Bureau-Water Division to accept and expend $35,000 from NHOEM and Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to budget the funds as specified in letter of November 21, 2000. (3) Further Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to encumber NHOEM funds as specified in letter of November 21, 2000.

#23A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to execute a contract agreement with Klotz Consultant Group, Inc. in the amount of $19,000 through September 30, 2001 for the purpose of building a facility database that will initiate the first inventory of all essential facilities in the State into a structured database. (2) Further Authorized the Administrator of Bureau of Accounting to encumber the funds according to the letter of November 13, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#23B Authorized to execute a contract agreement with John T. Stevens in the amount of $48,000.00 through September 31, 2001 and authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to encumber the funds according to the letter of November 30, 2000.

OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#24 Authorized individuals below be commissioned as Aides-de-Camp to the Governor:

Robert E. Dastin, Brigadier General, NHANG
Ernie A. Hegi, Captain, USNR
Lawrence Douglas, Captain, USN
Geoffrey Gallo, Major, USMCR
Peter J. Casey, Lieutenant Colonel, USA
Alfred Catalfo, Lt. Commander, USN
Delbert G. Downing, Major, USAF
Robert McGuire, Major, USAF
Baldwin Domingo, Major, USAF
Joanne R. Gauther, Major, NHARNG
Jeanne Hill, Major, NHANG
Jeanne Jones, Major, NHARNG

#25 Authorized to accept material donations in the estimated amount of $850.00 for the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery as listed on attachment of letter of December 1, 2000.

#26 Authorized to accept and expend monetary contributions in the amount of $50.00 for the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the betterment of the cemetery. These donations were received during the period of October 1, 2000 through November 30, 2000.

#27 Authorized the nomination of Major Francine I. Swan, 433 West Shore Road, Bristol, NH for appointment to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Air National Guard.

#28 Authorized the nomination of Captain David A. Durling, PO Box 5008, Portsmouth, NH to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

#29 Authorized the nomination of Captain Jayson E. Allain, 156 Country Club Road, Sanford, ME to the rank of Major, New Hampshire Army National Guard.

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

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

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

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#33 Authorized Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $250,000,000.00 to cover expenditures for the Month of January 2001.

#34 Authorized Salary and Benefit Adjustment transfers for the month of November 2000.

#35 Authorized list of agency transfers for Fiscal Year 2001 during the month of November 2000.

#36 Authorized Bureau of General Services to AMEND a current contract with Johnson Controls, Inc., Manchester, NH [Initially approved on December 17, 1997], by increasing the total contract from $509,692 to $860,696. The term of this amendment will begin on January 1, 2001 and end on December 31, 2002. Funding shall be provided as specified in letter of November 20, 2000.

#37 Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management to AMEND a current contract with Verizon New England, Inc., formerly New England Telephone and Telegraph Company. [Initially approved on April 10, 1996], by allowing the state to continue to obtain voice services for all state agencies that are utilizing CENTREX services and will also provide data services for all state agencies. The amendment will begin on April 11, 2001 and end on October 10, 2002. The approximate value of this contract is $6,000,000. (2) Further Authorized to AMEND a current contract with Verizon New England Inc., formerly New England Telephone and Telegraph Company, [Initially approved on April 10, 1996], by allowing the state to continue to obtain voice messaging services for all state agencies that are utilizing CENTREX services. The amendment will begin on April 11, 2001 and end on October 10, 2002. The approximate annual value of this contract is $138,000.

#37A Authorized Division of Plant and Property Management to enter into a contract agreement with Premium Vending, Inc., for and in consideration of a commission fee totaling $62,100 through December 31, 2003 for vending services at the Nashua Rest Area on the F.E. Everett Turnpike. The Department further requests that the exclusive rights to sell food, beverages and candy from said vending machines are granted to Premium Vending, Inc.

#37B Authorized Pease Development Authority to make a payment in the amount of $650,000.00 as a partial repayment on the remaining balance of $1,322,140 of the FY97 Loan of $1,572,140.00 upon receipt of approval of the Governor and Council.

DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION

#38 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized to accept and place on file the Department of Revenue Administration's 2000 Annual Report for the period ending June 30, 2000.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#39 Authorized to accept and place on file the Quarterly Report relative to the cash position of the State as of September 30, 2000.

#40 Authorized to accept and place on file the "Informational Item" report of the average daily collected balances for the third quarter of 2000.

ATTORNEY GENERAL

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#41 Authorized the Department of Justice to enter into a grant from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001 and further authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber same in account 025-020-2002 to the Agency Rockingham County Attorney in the amount of $28,844.

#42 Authorized the Department of Justice to enter into sub-grants with the organizations and in the amounts as specified in letter of December 7, 2000, from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001 and further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber same in account 025-020-1998

#43 Authorized the Department of Justice to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $952,000 from the Federal Violence Against Women Office through July 31, 2002 and to direct the Director of Accounting Services to establish a class within account number 025-020-2009 as specified in letter of December 7, 2000. (2) Authorized the Department of Justice to enter into sub-grants with the organizations and in the amounts from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2001 and further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber it in account 025-020-2009 as specified in December 7, 2000.

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES

#44 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Streeter, authorized Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend a federal ISTEA Grant in the amount of $12,000 from the Department of Transportation effective upon Governor & Council approval, and to direct the Director, Division of Accounting Services to establish the budget as specified in letter of December 6, 2000.

PUBLIC UTILITIES

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#45 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept a gift on behalf of the State in the amount of $395.04 for travel expenses. Nancy Brockway, Commissioner, traveled to Washington DC on November 29, 2000 to attend the North American Numbering Plan Billing and Collection Agent Board of Directors Meeting.

#46 Authorized to AMEND contract with the High Point Communications Group, Inc., 535 Route 3A, Bow, NH, by extending the termination date for two years from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002.

HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY

#47 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 Val Morgan Cinema Advertising in the amount of $72,143.00 through September 30, 2001 to coordinate the onscreen slide broadcast activities for sixteen cinemas located throughout New Hampshire. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

#48 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Concord Business Center/Liberty/Lighthouse Trust, 124D Hall Street, Concord, NH with a total five-year cost limitation of $81,700.00 through December 31, 2005. (2) Further Authorized to encumber funds for this purpose from non-general funded account #010-026-6200- 090, entitled Workers Compensation as specified in letter of November 27, 2000.

EMPLOYMENT SECURITY

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#49 Authorized to enter into a service agreement with Eckhardt & Johnson, Inc. in the amount not to exceed $65,000.00 annually for an agreement total not to exceed $195,000.00 through June 30, 2003 for HVAC & Humidifier maintenance and repair services at NHES office locations statewide. Existing Federal funds for this service will be expended as specified in letter of November 29, 2000.

#50 Authorized to enter into an AMENDED service agreement with Maurice's Enterprises Property Maintenance in the additional amount of $1,000.00 annually, from $2,065.00 to an amended total of $3,065.00 annually and an amended three year total of $9,195.00 through March 31, 2003 for lawn care and landscaping services at Chess's Claremont One-Stop Job and Information Center.

#51 Authorized to enter into an AMENDED Memorandum of Understanding with the Workforce Opportunity Council, Inc., in the amount of $49,669.00 beginning August 18, 1999 to extend the end date of the M.O.U. from December 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001 for services related to assisting the State of NH in the planning and implementation of the Workforce Investment Act including the continued implementation and expansion of the One-Stop System.

LIQUOR COMMISSION

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#52 Authorized to enter into a three year contract with Ali-Di Properties, LLC, PO Box 132, Ashland, NH with a total contract price limitation of $7,200.00 through May 31, 2003 for snow and ice removal services at Liquor Store #46, Ashland, NH. (2) Further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber funds for this purpose as specified in letter of December 6, 2000.

#53 Authorized to enter into a three year contract with The Doty Group, Inc., 26 Plain Road, Hollis, NH for a total contract price limitation of $16,200.00 through May 31, 2003 for snow and ice removal services at Liquor Store #69, Nashua, NH. (2) Further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber funds for this purpose as specified in letter of December 6, 2000.

#54 Authorized to enter into a three year contract with Jones Snowplowing Service, 207 Atlantic Avenue, North Hampton, NH with a total price limitation of $142,500.00 through May 31, 2003 for snow and ice removal services at various Liquor Stores within New Hampshire. (2) Further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber funds for this purpose as specified in letter of December 6, 2000.

#55 Authorized to enter into a three contract with Great Bay Contracting Inc., 709 Keith Avenue, Pembroke, NH with a total price limitation of $109,639 through May 31, 2003 for snow and ice removal services at various Liquor Stores within New Hampshire. (2) Further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber funds for this purpose as specified in letter of December 6, 2000.

#56 Authorized to enter into a three contract with Garabedian Landscaping Inc., 46 Salem Street, Salem, NH with a total price limitation of $32,400 through May 31, 2003 for snow and ice removal services at various Liquor Stores within New Hampshire. (2) Further Authorized the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to encumber funds for this purpose as specified in letter of December 6, 2000.

#57 Authorized to enter into a three year contract with Maryea Construction, LLC, 7 Blakes Road, Deerfield, NH with a total price limitation of $21,750 through May 31, 2003 for snow and ice removal services at Liquor Store #62, Raymond, NH.

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#58 Authorized to accept and place on file the New Hampshire Department of Corrections' Annual Report for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2000.

#59 Authorized to accept a Grant Adjustment Notice for the grant entitled "Strafford County Violence Project" to extend the termination date of the grant from December 31, 2000 through December 31, 2001. (2) Authorized the Department to budget and expend prior year unexpended grant funds from Revenue Account 005 in the amount of $9,504.83 from the Strafford County Commissioners in Account #010-046-8341 through June 30, 2001 and direct the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of December 1, 2000.

#60 Authorized to accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $128,145.00 in Account #010-046-8337 through December 31, 2001 and direct the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to adjust the budget as specified in letter of December 1, 2000, with authority to adjust the budget, if needed and justified, between the State Fiscal Year(s) and the Federal Year.

#61 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $10,000.00 from the John Bickford Foundation from the date of Governor and Council approval, and direct the Director, Bureau of Accounting Services to establish Account #010-046-8356 with the budget as specified in letter of December 1, 2000, according to the State Fiscal Year with authority to adjust through the Budget Office, if needed and justified, between the State Fiscal Year(s).

#62 Authorized to accept a donation of one overhead projector from Families Advocating for Inmate Reintegration in NH (FAIR-NH), PO Box 805, Concord, NH. The approximate value of the donation is $600.00.

#63 Authorized to accept a donation of $50.00 to the NH State Prison for Women from the Dorcas Circle c/o Polly M. Phillips, 490 River Road #37, Manchester, NH, to be used for the "Hems With Hearts" project.

#64 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY make an AMENDMENT to the existing lease contract with The County of Rockingham, 119 North Road, Brentwood, NH [Initially approved on November 19, 1997 (Tabled Item #32)], by extending the current expiration date from November 5, 2000 to May 5, 2001 and increasing the total lease cost by $11,184.90 with a new total lease cost increasing from $54,962.25 to $66,147.15. (2) Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber funds as specified in letter of November 20, 2000.

#64A Authorized to add Sylvia Bartlett, 1 West Street, Allenstown, NH to the approved list of Dental Consultants. Initially approved on June 21, 2000 (Item #60)] the total allocation for Dental Consultants in the amount of $256,000 for Fiscal Year 2001. Funds are available to support this request. (2) Further Authorized the Department to adjust the total allocations for Internists by reducing the allocation by $8,325 for a new total of $204,095. [Initially approved on June 21, 2000 (Item #60) the total allocation for Internists in the amount of $212,240 for Fiscal Year 2001. Funds are available to support this request. (3) Further Authorized the Department to adjust the total allocation for Nurse Practitioner Consultants by increasing the allocation $8,325 for a new total of $72,025. [Initially approved on June 21, 2000 (Item #60) the total allocation for Nurse Practitioner Consultants in the amount of $63,700 for Fiscal Year 2001. Funds are available to support this request.

DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#65 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal year October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002 under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Urban Forestry Assistance in the amount of $80,972. (2) Further for the Division of Forests and Lands to receive and disburse these funds as specified in letter of December 5, 2000.

#66 Authorized Division of Economic Development to accept funds not to exceed $5,458.62 from New Hampshire Employment Security in accordance with the Memorandum of Understanding [Initially approved on November 11, 2000]. (2) Authorized the Comptroller to budget these funds as specified in letter of December 4, 2000.

#67 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, Authorized to AMEND a contract with Graphito, Inc., Portsmouth, NH for an additional $26,807.00 for a new total amount of $121,807.00 through June 30, 2001for Marketing and Advertising Agency Services for the Office of International Commerce. SOLE SOURCE

#68 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a contract with Lancaster Area Community & Economic Development of Lancaster, NH with a total contract price of $100,000 through September 30, 2002 for the establishment of a bandwidth initiative for the North Country. SOLE SOURCE

#69 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept a Conservation Easement on approximately 65 acres of land in Laconia abutting Huston-Morgan and Prescott State Forests from the Puleo Family Exempt Trust and the Priscilla J. Puleo Trust.

#70 Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to accept an allotment of federal funds for the federal fiscal year October 1, 1999-September 30, 2002, under the Cooperative Forest Assistance Act of 1978, PL 95-313, Forest Stewardship in the amount of $22,263. (2) Further for the Division of Forests and Lands to receive and disburse these funds a specified in letter of December 5, 2000.

#71 Authorized the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into the service agreement with Snowpark Management Unlimited, Bondville, VT for a total amount not to exceed $6,900.00 through April 1, 2001 for the design and maintenance of a snowboard park/half pipe at Cannon Mountain.

#71A Authorized Division of Parks and Recreation to reclassify vacant position number 11460 from Recreation Resources Specialist, Labor Grade 22 to Program Specialist II, Labor Grade 18. The estimated annual saving is $4,953.00 for this request.

#71B Authorized Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with Gove Environmental Services, Inc., Exeter in the amount of $12,250.00 through July 1, 2001 for developing and supervising the implementation of a restoration and stabilization plan for 0.8 acres abutting the Pine River at Pine River State Forest in Ossipee.

FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#72 Authorized to accept $1,168.00 from Messrs Byron Arnao and Victor Barris for expenses resulting in the rescue of Messrs Arnao and Barris during a search and rescue mission on December 11, 1999. (2) Authorized to expend the $1,168.00 by providing these funds to the New Hampshire Outdoor Council, for the purpose of providing search and rescue equipment and training to volunteers beginning from the date of Governor and Council approval. (3) Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget these funds as specified in letter of November 27, 2000.

#73 Authorized to accept a $5,000.00 donation from the Lakes Region Inland Fishing Association Inc. to are deposited into the Fisheries Donation Account.

#74 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the University of Massachusetts, in the amount of $19,965 through June 30, 2001 and the comptroller to encumber the amount of $19,965 form the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department account number 020-075-2120-095.

#75 Authorized to enter into a contract with Edward L. Haskell, Jr. d/b/a SUPER ED, Rumney, NH for $5,400 for the purpose of repair of the 8,181 square foot of the main hatchery building at Berlin State Fish Hatchery, Berlin, NH. (2) Authorized a contingency in the amount of $232.20 for payment of latent conditions, which may occur during construction of the project. (3) Authorized to encumber the amount of $5,632.20 from Fish and Gam appropriation account 020-075-2132-095 $4,224.50 and 020-075-2132-095 and 030-075-9593-090 $1,407.70.

#76 Authorized to enter into contract with Donald G. Fisher d/b/a Fisher Home Improvement Co., Manchester, NH for $5,850.00 for the purpose of repair of the 682 square foot roof at Powder Mill State Fish Hatchery, New Durham, NH. (2) Authorized a contingency in the amount of $251.55 for payment of latent conditions, which may occur during construction of the project. (3) Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the amount of $5,850.00 from Fish and Game appropriation account 010-075-2132-095 $4,576.16 and 030-075-9593-090 $1,525.39.

#77 Authorized to enter into a contract with Donald G. Fisher, d/b/a Fisher Home Improvement Co., Manchester, NH for $29,400.00 for the purpose of repair and recapping Milford Hatchery Building, Milford, NH. (2) Authorized a contingency in the amount of $1,264.20 for payment of latent conditions, which may occur during construction of the project. (3) Authorized the comptroller to encumber the amount of $30,664.00 from Fish and Game appropriation account 030-075-9593-090 $905.90 and 020-075-2132-095 $29,758.01.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#78 Authorized Water Resources Council, under RSA 481:3-9 to budget additional water user fees through June 30, 2001. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget to the Winnipesaukee Project/$20,000, to the Connecticut/Coos Project/$46,000, and to the Mascoma Project/$20,000 for a total of $86,000.

#79 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to accept $494,860 from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation under the terms of the Memorandum of Agreement [Initially approved on October 18, 2000]. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to budget as specified in letter of December 4, 2000. (2) Further Authorized DES to enter into a one-year contract with the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters in the amount of $149,220 through December 31, 2001, to produce and air radio and television non-commercial sustaining announcements dedicated to transportation-related air quality issues throughout the state. Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber funds in the amount of $149,200 for this purpose from Account #010-044=4795-090-0515. (3) Further Authorized DRD to enter into contact with Stephen H. Thurston d/b/a The NorthMark Group, in the Amount of $47,200 through March 31, 2004 to conduct an evaluation and assessment of the multi-year air quality media campaign. Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber funds in the amount of $47,000 for this purpose form Account #010-044-4795-090-0515.

#80 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Spaulding, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the Association of US Delegates to the Gulf of Maine Council, Environment Canada Atlantic Region, and the State of Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory in the amount of $9,840.00 through December 31, 2000. Further Authorized the Director of Account Services to encumber $8,000.00 from funds in account 025-044-1400-092-0515 and $1,840.00 from federal funds in account 025-044-2035-090-0515. SOLE SOURCE

#81 Authorized to enter into a contract with George's Marine, 33 Cocheco Street, Dover, NH in the amount of $11,872.50 through September 30, 2001 to provide for a new recreational boat pump-out facility at George's Marina. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber $11,872.50 I account 025-044-2061-090-0515.

#82 Authorized Water Division to expend funds not to exceed $182,000 from the State Dam Maintenance Fund, Account #030-0444-9865-090 as established under RSA 482:57, for the repair of the Bow Lake Dam in Strafford. Further Authorized that the work be done on a force account basis and Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber the amount of $182,000 through January 31, 2003 for inter-government drawdowns to fund 025.

#83 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an existing contract [Initially approved on June 21, 2000 (Item #86)] with Charles Levesque, President, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions, 37 Pound Road, Antrim, NH, by increasing the contract from $2,500 to $3,000 retroactive to October 1, 2000 to December 30, 2000. Further Authorized the Department of Administrative Services to encumber a total of $500 from funds in account 010-044-5402-050-0114.

#84 Authorized the estimated "not to exceed" grant to the Municipality of Lamprey Regional Cooperative in the amount of $36,000.00 for an incinerator closure project.

#85 Authorized the estimated "not to exceed" grant to the Municipality of Sutton in the amount of $45,000.00 for a landfill closure project.

#86 Authorized the Supplemental Loan Agreement between the Department and the City of Manchester in the principal amount of $7,842,439.10 under the provisions of RSA 486:14 and NH Admin. Rules Env-C 500 effective upon approval by Governor & Council.

#87 Authorized to AMEND a contract with the City of Dover, 288 Central Avenue, Dover, NH through June 30, 2001. The funds are to be paid entirely from federal funds in Account 010-044-1511-090. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#88 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 AMENDMENT (Amendment #8) with US Filter Operating Services, Inc., (formerly Metcalf & Eddy Services, Inc.) for $456,809 (from $4,371,695 to $4,828,504) to provide for continued maintenance and decommissioning activities of groundwater treatment facilities at the Gilson Road Superfund Hazardous Waste Site, Nashua, NH. The amendment will commence on January 1, 2001 and expire on June 30, 2001. Further, Authorized the Comptroller to encumber $456,809 in Fiscal Year 2001. SOLE SOURCE

#89 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Goffstown Conservation Commission, Town Hall, 16 Main St., Goffstown, NH in the amount of $64,625.00 through December 31, 2002. This project entails the restoration and stabilization of a 500-foot section of shoreline along Glen Lake in Goffstown, NH that has been severely degraded by intense vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber $64,625.00 from Federal Funds in Account #025-044-2035-090-0515.

#90 Authorized Water Division to AMEND a grant agreement with the Manchester Water Works, 281 Lincoln Street, Manchester, NH through September 30, 2001. The funds are to be paid entirely from federal funds in Account 025-044-4718-092-0515. This is a time extension request and involves no new funds.

#91 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro-Department of Public Works, 9 Union Street, Wolfeboro, NH in the amount of $20,000.00 through December 31, 2002. This project entails the design and construction of a stormwater drainage and treatment system at Mill Street in Wolfeboro. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting Services to encumber $20,000.00 from Federal Funds in Account #025-044-2035-090-0515.

#92 Authorized to enter into a grant agreement with the Belknap County Conservation District, 719 Main Street, Room 203, Laconia, NH in the amount of $50,090.00 through December 31, 2002. This project entails non-point source pollution reduction for Center Harbor Bay. Further Authorized the Director of Accounting to encumber $50,090.00 from Federal Funds in Account 025-044-2035-090-0515.

DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL

#93 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Griffin, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with the Granite State Independent Living Foundation, Chennel Drive, PO Box 7268, Concord, NH in the amount of $14,200.00 through September 30, 2001 to develop an empowerment program for young adults and teenagers with developmental disabilities. SOLE SOURCE

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Information Systems

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#94 Authorized to accept a gift, on behalf of the State, in the amount of $1,800.00 from Enterprise Storage Company, 171 South Street, Hopkinton, MA for the purpose of attending an information technology conference located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

#95 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY AMEND an agreement for communication network services with Vitts Networks, Inc., Manchester, NH by extending the end date retroactive from October 31, 2000 to June 30, 2001.

Office of Family Services

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#96 Authorized to award a one year grant totaling $150,000 to City of Nashua Transit System, Nashua, NH through February 1, 2002. Funds are available and should be encumbered in the account as specified in letter of December 4, 2000. The grant will provide for transportation gaps for individuals to successfully seek, obtain and maintain employment as they transition from welfare to work.

#97 Authorized to Division of Family Assistance to renew agency membership in the National Association of State TANF Administrators, and affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association through December 31, 2001 in the amount of $2,500.

#98 Authorized Division of Children, Youth and Families to enter into an agreement with Eckerd Youth Alternatives, Inc., Clearwater, FL in the amount of $4,128,224 through December 31, 2002 to provide Experiential/Wilderness residential services to 38 adolescent males in New Hampshire.

#99 Authorzie Division of Children, Youth and Families to AMEND an agreement with University System of New Hampshire, College for Lifelong Learning, Durham, NH for tuition assistance [Initially approved on August 18, 1999 (Item #148)], by increasing the contract amount by $30,000 to a new Price Limitation of $103,620, effective date of Governor and Council approval. Funds for this purpose should be encumber in the account as specified in letter of November 22, 2000.

#100 Authorized Division of Children, Youth and Families to AMEND an agreement with the New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #K)], by increasing the contract amount by $40,000 to a new Price Limitation of $711,400.00 through June 30, 2001, and amending the budget as specified in letter of September 26, 2000.

#100A The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to RETROACTIVELY enter into an agreement with Covington and Burling, Washington, District of Columbia in an amount not to exceed $6,250.00 retroactive to April 1, 2000 through June 30, 2001 for legal representation. Funds are available as specified in letter of November 30, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#100B Authorized Division of Elderly and Adult Services to enter into an agreement with Deborah F. Merrit Consulting, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $8,580.00 through June 30, 2001 to administer a training program.

Office of Community & Public Health

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#101 Authorized Bureau of Health Statistics and Data Management to enter into an agreement with Macro International, Inc., Calverton, MD in the amount of $201,394 through June 30, 2003 for telephone survey services. Funds are available and shall be encumbered as specified in letter of November 21, 2000.

#102 Authorized to contract with the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH in the amount of $2,250 through June 30, 2001 for pandemic influenza preparedness planning. Funds are available as specified in letter of November 13, 2000.

#103 Authorized Special Medical Services Bureau, to enter into an agreement with Trustees of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH in an amount not to exceed $125,000 through June 30, 2001 for continued operation of a regionally-based, diagnostic evaluation and consultation service to families and local agencies. Funds are available as specified in letter of December 4, 2000.

#104 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to AMEND an agreement with the New Hampshire Healthy Kids Corporation, 25 Hall Street, Suite 303, Concord, NH [Initially approved on December 16, 1998 (Late Item #D) and amended December 15, 1999 (Item #67D)], by extending the completion date from December 31, 2000 to December 31, 2001, and increasing the contract amount by $4,398,369 from $5,688,323 to $10,086,692. This agreement will enable NHHKC to continue to provide application, enrollment and premium billing services for the State's Children's Health Insurance Program. Funds are available and should be allocated in the accounts as specified in letter of November 20, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#105 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to AMEND an existing contract with the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH [Initially approved on March 3, 1999 (Item #58) and amended on December 15, 1999 (Item #67)], by extending the completion date to March 31, 2001, and increasing the price limitation by $2,743, from $174,824 to $177,567. Funds are available as specified in letter of November 22, 2000. SOLE SOURCE

#106 Authorized Division of Family and Community Health to AMEND an existing agreement with Coos County Family Health Services of Berlin, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #192) and amended June 8, 2000 (Item #65)], by decreasing the dollar amount by $3,274, from $492,117 to $488,843 through June 30, 2001 to provide additional family planning and sexually transmitted disease counseling and testing services and to reduce the breast and cervical cancer community education. Funds are available as specified in letter of October 24, 2000.

#107 Authorized Division of Family and Community Health to AMEND an existing agreement with Concord Hospital, Concord, NH [Initially approved on June 22, 1999 (Item #191) and amended on May 10, 2000 (Item #76)], by increasing the dollar amount by $39,356 from $899,606 to $938,962 through June 30, 2001 to provide additional family planning and sexually transmitted disease services. Funds are available as specified in letter of October 30, 2000.

NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#108 Authorized to accept additional revenues in the amount of $354,305 from the US Department of Veterans Affairs and Member Excess Income. Also further Authorized the Director Accounting Service to allocate these funds as specified in letter of December 7, 2000.

#109 Authorized to accept and place on file the Annual Report of the New Hampshire Veterans Home for the Fiscal Year 2000.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#110 Authorized to pay the FY 2001 V-TECS Membership Fee to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Inc. in the amount of $20,000 from account 025-056-6032-026 (0251).

#111 Authorized to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $458,699 form the Corporation for National Service through June 30, 2001 and the Director, Division of Accounting Services to establish Account No.025-056-4094 and revenue source code 0947 with the budget as specified in letter of December 4, 2000.

#112 Authorized to grant funds in accordance with Title II of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program to Progress in Education in the amount of $14,437.50 through August 30, 2001 to support the New Hampshire Science Instrumentation Project.

#113 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation, Bureau of Career Development, to enter into a contract with the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $28,581.27 through September 20, 2001 to support a School-to-Work Intermediary that creates opportunities for students and teachers to learn about the world of work directly from employers. (2) Authorized the Department to reduce from 25% to 5% the percentage of the total contract price to be withheld until receipt of the final report and the detailed listing of expenses incurred for the contract period.

#114 Authorized to enter into a contract with the New Hampshire Teen Institute for the Prevention of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse, Inc., Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $35,000.00 through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of providing New Hampshire school districts with training opportunities to increase youth leadership and involvement in school-based drug and violence prevention programs. (2) Authorized an exception to the policy of withholding 25% of the contract price until the completion of the contracted services.

#115 Authorized to enter into a contract with the University of New Hampshire, Industrial Research and Consulting Center, Durham, NH in the amount of $11,880 through September 30, 2001 to provide rehabilitation-engineering services to clients of the Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation Service with severe disabilities.

#116 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Odyssey House, Inc., Hampton, NH in an amount not to exceed $95,332.98 through December 30, 2002 to provide youth services, employment, and training, as defined in Public Law 105-220 in Manchester, NH. (2) Authorized the Department to make advanced quarterly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract. (3) Authorized the Department to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administrative Rules 311.07(a)(5).

#117 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Jobs for New Hampshire Graduates, Inc., Concord, NH in an amount not to exceed $65,075.70 through December 30, 2002 to provide youth services, employment, and training as defined in Public Law 105-220 to students at Monadnock Regional High School. (2) Authorized the Department to make advanced quarterly payments for services provided under the terms of the contract. (3) Authorized the Department to withhold 10% of the contract total instead of the 25% withholding provision of the contract price in accordance with the NH Code of Administration Rules 311.07(a)(5).

#118 Authorized Division of Adult Learning and Rehabilitation to AMEND contract in the amount of $84,000 with Jobs for New Hampshire Graduates, Inc., Concord, NH through June 30, 2001, by modifying the identified recipient communities to Mascoma Regional High School and Manchester West High School.

#119 Authorized to AMEND contract with Learning Innovations, a Division of WestEd, Stoneham, MA by issuing a not cost extension from December 30, 2000 to June 30, 2001. There will be no change to the original contract amount of $30,002.

#119A Authorized to establish the salary level of Dr. Paul F. Ezen, Deputy Commissioner of Education, at Group P, Step 4 ($73,172), effective January 1, 2001 or date of Governor and Council approval, whichever is later, and chargeable to account number 010-056-6003-012.

#119B The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Griffin, seconded by Councilor Burton, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO, authorized to pay the University of Sarasota, Florida tuition costs in the amount of $2,442.00 through January 5, 2001 for the purpose of enrolling Chrys Bouvier in two one-week courses chargeable to account 025-056-6101-0802 (100 federal funds). (2) Pursuant to NH Code of Administrative Rules 311.09 Authorized the Department to grant 4 days of paid Educational leave on December 28th and 29th, 2000 and January 4th and 5th, 2001.

NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#120 The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Spaulding, with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized NHCTC-Nashua to RETROACTIVELY enter into a contract with Adult Learning Center, 4 Lake Street, Nashua, NH in the amount of $17,200 retroactive to October 2, 2000 through January 26, 2001 to provide English as a Second Language education to Teradyne employees. SOLE SOURCE

#121 Authorized NHCTC-Nashua to enter an agreement with Taybrenet, Inc., 395 DW Highway, #8, Merrimack, NH in the amount of $6,350.00 through February 14, 2001 for the purpose of redesigning the website for Nashua.

#122 Authorized NHCTC-Stratham to enter into an agreement with LandCare Associates, Inc., PO Box 842, Durham, NH in the amount of $7,500.00 through June 30, 2001 for the purpose of removing snow at the Pease Education & Training Center.

DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#123 Authorized to accept and expend a "Cops Technology" grant in the amount of $3,000,000 through September 30, 2001 to supplement the Statewide LawNet Communications Project. (2) Authorized the comptroller to budget for funds as specified in letter of December 8, 2000.

#124 Authorized to accept and expend prior year federal funds in the amount of $157,585.61 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration through September 30, 2001. These funds are to be budgeted as specified in letter of December 7, 2000.

#125 Authorized to accept the offer from Seacoast Harley-Davidson, Inc. to provide classroom space and sufficient parking lot space for the Division of Motor Vehicles, Motorcycle Rider Training Program to perform motorcycle training for up to 12 students per session during the period of March 30, 2001 to October 31, 2003. The value of this offer is estimated to be $11,250.00.

#126 Authorized Division of Watercraft Safety to purchase .73 acres of land and building at 16 Belknap Point Road in Gilford, NH for a purchase price of $40,100 plus associated closing costs to provide for additional storage and parking.

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#127 Authorized to accept and place on file a Special Committee Report and a copy of the Commissioner's Report for the Ossipee, BRF-X-375(1), 12773 project and appoint the suggested Layout Commission consisting of: Brenda Presby, Box 222, Freedom; Tina Borrin, PO Box 34, Center Harbor and Archie Auger, 1041 Peaked Hill Road, Bristol.

#128 Authorized the Contemplated Award List for the period November 10, 2000 through November 28, 2000.

#129 Authorized to accept and place on file, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000.

#130 Authorized to accept and place on file the New Hampshire Connecticut River Bridge Advisory Commission Annual Report for the year 2000.

#131 Authorized to RETROACTIVELY pay Small Claims submitted under the provisions of RSA 228:29 for the period of October 2000 to March 2001.

#132 Authorized to pay Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, 400 7th Street SW, Washington, DC in an amount not to exceed $55,000 through October 1, 2001 for training in FY 2001. Further that the Department encumbers $55,000.00 from the accounts as specified in letter of November 1, 2000.

#133 Authorized to quitclaim whatever interest the State of New Hampshire may have in one-half of the Old NH Route 12 Highway Easement located in the Town of Surry to L.B.J. Land Lease, where it abuts other land of said L.B.J. Land Lease.

#134 Authorized to enter into a new lease agreement with private pedestrian crossing with Charles Dockham, 47 Paugus Street, Laconia, NH on the State-owned Concord to Lincoln Railroad Line in Laconia for $425.00 per year for a period of 5 years.

#135 Authorized contract with R.S. Audley, Inc., Bow, NH on the basis of a low bid of $13,983,930.50. This contract consists of bridge and roadway rehabilitation and safety improvements on I-93 in Thornton south of Exit 29 at the north end of the bridge over the Pemigewasset River continuing north through Exit 30 to the median crossover in Woodstock. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $699,196.52 (5% of the contract) for payment of latent conditions which may appear during execution of the project (3) Effective upon approval by Governor and Council with a completion date of June 30, 2003.

#136 Authorized contract with Winterset, Inc., Lyndonville, VT on the basis of a low bid of $2,975,298.60 for the widening and reconstruction of US Route 3 and replacing a bridge over Bog Brook. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $208,270.90 (7% of the contract) for latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project. (3) Effective upon approval by Governor and Council with a completion date of June 28, 2002.

#137 Authorized contract with Moores Marine Construction Corporation, Dover, NH on the basis of a low bid of $671,694.02 for the rehabilitation and safety improvements on the bridge carrying Gerrish Road over the Spaulding Turnpike. (2) Further Authorized a contingency in the amount of $67,169.40 (10% of the contract) for latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project. (3) Effective upon approval by Governor and Council with a completion date of September 28, 2001.

#138 Authorized contract with Evroks Corporation, Winnisquam, NH on the basis of a low bid of $776,265.54 for the rehabilitation of the bridge carrying Sixth Street over the Spaulding Turnpike and roadway rehabilitation. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $776,265.54 (10% of the contract) for latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project. (3) Effective upon approval by Governor and Council with a completion date of July 27, 2001.

#139 Authorized contract with Virgin Construction Corporation, 346 Lake Shore Drive, West Franklin, NH for a lump sum price of $39,499.00 for installation of a Sewer Grinder, outside New Hampshire State Prison, Concord, NH. (2) Further authorized a contingency in the amount of $5,501.00 (13.9% of the contract) for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during execution of the project.

#139A Authorized to reclassify position of Information Center Attendant I, Salary Grade 5 are reclassified to Highway Maintainer II, Salary Grade 8. The position is located in the Springfield Rest Area in District 2, Bureau of Highway Maintenance. Funding for this position will come from Fund 015-096-3007-010.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

#140 Authorized request to change name to: Robert and Evelyn Diorio, 29 Oak St., Reading, MA to reconstruct and existing breakwater and construct associated structures on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.

#141 Authorized request of Seacoast Air Properties to construct a "J-shaped" breakwater with associated structures on property located a Governor's Island on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford.

#142 Authorized request of Rose Rev Trust to construct a four slip boathouse at Meredith Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

#143 Authorized request to AMEND permit to construct a dug-in boathouse providing 2 interior boat slips and install a 6ft x 30ft seasonal pier on property located at Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith.

#144 TUITION REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Streeter, with Councilor Colantuono voting NO on Items #G, H, M, PP, & VV, approved the following Tuition Requests:

A. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Laconia, NH, the sum of $380.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robert D. Collins, Engineer Technician V, in the course entitled "SQL Design and Implementation".

B. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $579.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Sally Gove, Training Specialist, in the course entitled "Interpersonal and Group Process".

C. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical College, Concord, NH, the sum of $460.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna L. Raymond, Supervisor III, in the course entitled "English".

D. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, the sum of $1026.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Shelia Cardamone, Assistant Professor, in the course entitled "Grad 990 Teaching Praxis".

E. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1360.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas J. Grogan, Associate Professor, in the courses entitled "Foundation II" and "Contradictions".

F. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $366.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Wendy Hullinger, Admissions Secretary, in the course entitled "US History II: 1865-Present".

G. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay St. Joseph College, Standish, ME, the sum of $440.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan Moore, Associate Professor of Nursing, in the course entitled "Teaching Methods in Nursing Education".

H. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA, the sum of $972.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patricia Shay, Regional Director of Admissions, in the courses entitled "Teaching, Learning and Curriculum in Urban Contexts" and "Organization and Leadership in Educational Institutions".

I. COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE - Request permission to pay Franklin Pierce College, Concord, NH, the sum of $957.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Westover, Director of Marketing, in the course entitled "Managerial Accounting".

J. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $786.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Bruce Chipman, Rehabilitation Counselor II, in the course entitled "Career Counseling and Development".

K. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Dailey, Disability Examiner/Adjudicator, in the course entitled "Developmental Perspective of Adolescence".

L. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Craig Dailey, Disability Examiner/Adjudicator, in the course entitled "Small Group Communication".

M. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay University of Arkansas at Little Rock Graduate School, Little Rock, AR, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Elizabeth Durant, Vocational Rehabilitation Supervisor, in the Internet course entitled "Vocational Counseling, Assessment & Placement".

N. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Scott Fifield, Executive Secretary Stenographer, in the course entitled "Expository Writing".

O. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay Plymouth State College, Plymouth, NH, the sum of $786.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Cathy Higgins, Educational Technology Consultant, in the course entitled "Qualitative Methodology & Applied Research".

P. EDUCATION - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH, the sum of $668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Susan S. Roma, Systems Development Specialist I, in the course entitled "Fundamentals of Math".

Q. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire College Continuing Education, Manchester, NH, the sum of $549.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janice Wing, Business Administrator I, in the course entitled "Introduction to Humanities".

R. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $389.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling James Cole, Systems Development Specialist, in the course entitled "Web Design Development".

S. EMPLOYMENT SECURITY - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $433.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Mary Hillier, Systems Development Specialist, in the course entitled "Data Systems Design Project".

T. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Pioneer Computer School of Visual Arts, Hooksett, NH, the sum of $500.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Angela Archer, Biologist I, in the course entitled "Adobe Photoshop".

U. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Vanessa Arseneault, Account Technician, in the course entitled "PC Applications".

V. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1011.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Michael W. Juranty, Civil Engineer IV, in the course entitled "Vadose Zone Hydrology".

W. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $389.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Janice D. Pelissier, Accountant I, in the course entitled "Accounting Information Systems".

X. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay Keene State College, Keene, NH, the sum of $600.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Richard G. Rumba, Air Toxics Program Manager, in the course entitled "Principals of Occupational and Environmental Health Protection".

Y. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $389.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Pamela Welch, Program Assistant I, in the course entitled "Database Management Systems I".

Z. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Child Support Services - Request permission to pay Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $540.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dawn Landry, Paralegal I, in the course entitled "American Political System".

AA. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay Springfield College School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1020.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Parisi Meuse, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled "Case Management: Cross-Cultural Perspectives".

BB. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Community & Public Health - Request permission to pay Springfield College School of Human Services, Manchester, NH, the sum of $1020.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Parisi Meuse, Program Specialist II, in the course entitled "Project I".

CC. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $720.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Patti Fowler, Statistical Clerk III, in the course entitled "Substance Abuse Counseling".

DD. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $693.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Donna Bixby, Business Administrator I, in the course entitled "Strategic Analysis and Decision Making".

EE. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay Springfield College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $3090.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Dawn Brown, Child Protective Service Worker II, in the courses entitled "Community Project 2" and "Political History of the Struggle for Human Services" and "Child and Family Services III: Assessment and Intervention" and " Human Service Delivery Systems: Overview and Critique".

FF. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay Notre Dame College, Manchester, NH, the sum of $975.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ruth Kaste, Child Protective Service Worker, in the course entitled "Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy".

GG. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay New England College, Dover, NH, the sum of $605.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melissa Sabina, Social Worker, in the course entitled "The Structure of Social Problems".

HH. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Melody Braley, Supervisor IV, in the course entitled "The Writing Process".

II. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay College for Lifelong Learning, Bow, NH, the sum of $668.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Ransey R. Hill, Program Planner III, in the course entitled "Principles of Marketing".

JJ. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Family Services - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $345.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Robin E. Magee, Case Technician I, in the course entitled "Accounting II".

KK. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Finance - 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 Teresa Commeau, Internal Auditor I, in the course entitled "Technical Support Training Specialist Training Program".

LL. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Health Management - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $504.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jacqueline M. Leone, Accountant II, in the course entitled "Managing Information Systems".

MM. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Information Services - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $389.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Jeanne St. Pierre, Technical Support Specialist IV, in the course entitled "Networking Theory I".

NN. HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES, Office of Program Support - Request permission to pay Hesser College, Concord, NH, the sum of $555.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Denise Sherburne, Administrative Assistant I, in the course entitled "Database Management Application: Access".

OO. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Rivier College, Concord, NH, the sum of $2000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Judy Figueroa, Nurse Specialist, in the courses entitled "Curriculum Development in Nursing" and "Educational Measurement & Evaluation".

PP. HOSPITAL - Request permission to pay Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA, the sum of $1000.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Kim Schnurbush, Social Worker III, in the course entitled "Applications in Criminal Justice".

QQ. JUSTICE - 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 Teresa M. Flanagan, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled "Technical Support Training Specialist Training Program".

RR. PUBLIC UTILITIES - Request permission to pay University of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH, the sum of $621.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Thomas B. Getz, Executive Director, in the course entitled "Advanced Organizational Theory".

SS. PUBLIC UTILITIES - 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 Gail L. LeBlanc, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled "Technical Support Training Specialist Training Program".

TT. RETIREMENT - Request permission to pay New Hampshire Technical Institute, Concord, NH, the sum of $517.50 for the sole purpose of enrolling Heather Fritzky, Accountant II, in the courses entitled "Principles of Finance" and "Macroeconomics".

UU. SWEEPSTAKES - 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 Laurie Decota, Technical Support Specialist I, in the course entitled "Technical Support Training Specialist Training Program".

VV. YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES - Request permission to pay Capella University, St. Paul, MN, the sum of $925.00 for the sole purpose of enrolling Roger Morrissette, Teacher, in the Internet course entitled "Survey of Research Methodology".

#145 TRAVEL REQUESTS

The Governor and Executive Council approved the following travel request:

A. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES - Request permission for (1) employee, Chris A. Simmers, One Stop Program Manager, or designee, to travel to Charleston, SC, on January 6 - 10, 2001, to attend the Evolving Issues in Electronic Data Collection Workshop. ALSO A CASH ADVANCE OF $510.00 IS REQUESTED FOR Chris A. Simmers. Total Cost: $925.00. Source of Funds: 100% Federal Funds. No Registration Fees.

LATE ITEMS

OFFICE OF STATE PLANNING

The Governor and Executive Council on acted as follows:

A. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono with Councilor Spaulding voting NO, authorized to enter into an agreement with the Town of Whitefield, NH in the amount of $620,000 through June 30, 2003. This agreement allocates a portion of the Community Development Block Grant Fund and will be used for the restoration and development of the Mountain View House.

B. Authorized to establish one full time, temporary class 59, Principal Planner position through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter of November 28, 2000.
(2) Authorized to accept and expend federal funds from the US Environmental Protection Agency in the amount of $374,498.80 through December 31, 2002. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY
C. Authorized to enter into a new lease agreement with Hodges Companies, Waverly Square, 6 Chenell Drive, Concord, NH for a rate of $1,353.75 per month through December 31, 2003 for office space.

GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY
D. Authorized to establish one part-time, temporary, Class 50, Secretary II, Labor Grade 8 position, through June 30, 2001 as specified in letter of December 7, 2000.
(2) Authorized to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $16,000.00 from the New England ADA Technical Assistance Center through June 30, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
E. Authorized to execute a grant agreement with the City of Keene in the amount of $97,740 through September 30, 2002.
(2) Further Authorized the Comptroller to encumber the funds according to the exhibit in letter of December 11, 2000.

F. Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training in the amount of $27,000 through September 30, 2001.
(2) Further Authorized the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training to accept and expend $27,000 from NHOEM through September 30, 2001 and Authorized the Administer of the Bureau of Accounting to budget the funds as specified in letter of December 18, 2000.
(3) Further Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to encumber NHOEM funds as specified in letter of December 18, 2000.

G. Authorized to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training in the amount of $25,000 through September 30, 2001.
(2) Further authorized the NH Division of Fire Standards and Training to accept and expend $25,000 from NHOEM through September 30, 2001 and Authorized the Administrator of the Bureau of Accounting to budget the funds as specified in letter of December 18, 2000.
(3) Further authorized the Administrator of Bureau of Accounting to encumber NHOEM funds as specified in letter of December 18, 2000.

H. Authorized to accept an expend $223,200 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency through September 30, 2003.
(2) Further Authorized the Comptroller to budget the funds in the exhibit in letter of December 6, 2000.

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
I. Authorized the Assignment Agreement between the Pease Development Authority and the City of Portsmouth pursuant to the opinion of Michael J. Walls Sr. Assistant Attorney General as specified in Exhibit 1 in letter of December 12, 2000.

J. NH COMMUNITY TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to establish consultant positions, class-line 046, for a software development consultant, undergraduate student consultants and physics teacher through June 30, 2002.
(2) Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend funds from the National Science Foundation Grant in the amount of $489,544 through June 30, 2002.
(3) Authorized to RETROACTIVELY enter into a sole-source agreement with ATEL, LLC, for Software development services through June 30, 2002 and to establish a contract encumbrance in the amount of $284,000.00 with the authority to adjust said encumbrance through the budget office between fiscal years if needed.

K. The Governor and Executive Council, on motion of Councilor Burton, seconded by Councilor Colantuono with Councilor Streeter voting NO, authorized to RETROACTIVELY extend the positions of part-time Secretary II, Labor Grade 08 and Part-time Systems Development Specialist II, Labor Grade 20 through June 30, 2001.
(2) Authorized to RETROACTIVELY accept and expend additional grant funds in the amount of $111,318.00 through August 32, 2001. FISCAL COMMITTEE APPROVED

DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES:

NH Health and Education Facilities Authority

L. Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Bernard A. Streeter with regard to a project in connection with the Home Healthcare, Hospice and Community Services, Keene, New Hampshire.

M. Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Ruth L. Griffin with regard to major construction/renovation projects in connection with the University System of New Hampshire, Lee, New Hampshire.

N. Authorized the Report and Findings of Councilor Thomas P. Colantuono with regard to certain refinancing of existing indebtedness, construction/renovation, capital equipment and furnishings project in connection with the Elliot Hospital of the City of Manchester, Elliot Health System and EHS Continuing Care, Manchester, New Hampshire.

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Program Support

O. Authorized Bureau of Health Facilities Administration, Licensing & Regulation Services to enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement to pay NHCTC-Laconia $380.00 for Susan Dupuis, Executive Secretary for a course entitled "Introduction to Programming" through April 25, 2001.

Office of Family Services

P. Authorized Bureau of Quality Assurance to pay $718.00 to the College for Lifelong Learning, Concord, NH for Debbie E. Marsh, Quality Control Reviewer, for a course entitled "Perspectives on Human Personality" through March 27, 2001.

Q. Authorized Bureau of Health Facilities Administration, Licensing & Regulation Services to enter into an Educational Tuition Agreement and to pay $380.00 to NHCTC-Laconia for Tina Kelley, Supervising Licensing Clerk, for a course entitled "Introduction to Programming" through April 25, 2001.

The Governor set the next Governor and Executive Council Meeting on Thursday, January 4, 2001 at 3:30 p.m. at the State House, Concord, NH.

The Honorable Board then adjourned.

 

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