GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 

                                                                                                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire 

                                                                                                                                                                                November 20, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 

 

 

#1            CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS: 

 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 

  1. Authorize Margaret Clifford, Chief Compliance Investigator to attend the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Interactive Compliance Officer and Legal Counsel Forum to be held December 3-4, 2013 in Northbrook, IL.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary scholarship from the National Association Boards of Pharmacy including admission and travel, not to exceed $1,000.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#2            CONSENT CALENDAR - TUITION: 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 

  1. Authorize to enter Leonard Mannino into an Educational Tuition agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to participate in the courses entitled Financial Accounting and Programming Fundamentals, for the period of January 6, 2014 through March 28, 2014, and to pay costs not to exceed $2,280.  Lottery Funds.   

 

                                 DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

#3            Authorize to enter into a contract with NH Optical Systems, Nashua, NH, to provide dark fiber facilities to the Department, for a total value of $96,695.48.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019 or five years from State acceptance of the dark fiber installation, whichever is shorter. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 

#4            Authorize the nomination of Major Amy L. Emanuel-Bassett, Windham, ME, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.   

 

#5            Authorize the nomination of Major Ian S. Tate, Somersworth, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.   

 

#6            Authorize the nomination of Major Paulo A. Morales, Brentwood, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  .  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.   

 

#7            Authorize the confirmation of Captain Paul M. Marcus, Somersworth, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#8            Authorize the confirmation of Captain Autumn Richer, Nottingham, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major NH Air National Guard. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

#9            Authorize to grant a perpetual utility easement on State land to Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC d/b/a Fairpoint Communications – NNE, for the installation, operation, maintenance and replacement of telecommunications lines and supporting facilities and apparatus as needed to provide telecommunications utility service to the Tobey Building located at 45 South Fruit Street in Concord within the Governor Hugh J. Gallen State Office Park campus.  Effective upon G&C approval and shall continue in perpetuity.  

 

#10          Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#11          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $650,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of December. 

 

#12          Authorize to enter into a statewide agreement with LexisNexis VitalChek Network Inc., Brentwood, TN, to provide Fully Supported Payment Processing Solutions at no cost to the State.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  The Contractor will be reimbursed through utilization of a convenience and/or service fee model where the convenience and/or service fee is the responsibility of the customer making payment to the State. 

 

#13          Authorize to amend a contract with Anthem Life Insurance Company, Worthington, OH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #27), to cover recent changes to certain collective bargaining agreements that increases the employer-paid life insurance benefit for employees from $20,000 to $25,000; it is predicated on a range of between 3,000 to 10,000 lives for the employer-paid life insurance provided to full-time employees; by increasing the amount by $60,000 from $643,500 to $703,500.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  34% General, 21% Federal, 45% Other Funds.   

 

#14          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a retroactive contract with Bauen Corporation, Meredith, NH, for mold remediation repairs at the NH Veterans Home, Tilton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $53,800.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $5,000 for unanticipated structural expenses, bringing the total to $58,800.  Effective November 8, 2013 through December 16, 2013.  100% Operating – General Funds.   

 

#15          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Bauen Corporation, Meredith, NH, for the Lakes Regional Facility Roof Replacement – Powell Building, Laconia, NH, for a total price not to exceed $106,450.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $10,000 for unanticipated structural expenses, bringing the total to $116,450.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $5,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, a capital oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total of $121,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 25, 2014.  100% Capital – General Funds.   

 

                                STATE TREASURY 

#16          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $47,400 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $47,399.77 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 

#17          Authorize the Division of the Arts to amend a sole source agreement with Maren Brown Associates, Florence, MA (originally approved by G&C on 10-3-12, item #17), to coordinate the strategic plan for the NH State Council on the Arts, by increasing the amount by $6,000 from $25,204 to $31,204.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#18          Authorize the Division of the Arts to enter into a contract with Margaret Black, Topsfield, ME, to create artwork for the Anna Philbrook Center, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $12,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#19          Authorize the Division of the Arts to award a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant in the amount of $2,400 to Fred Dolan, Strafford, to assist in the preservation of tradition based arts in NH so that future generations can continue to benefit from them.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#20          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $20,000 to the Friends of the Concord City Auditorium for plaster restoration.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#21          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $20,000 to the Town of Middleton.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#22          Authorize the Division of the Arts to award Public Value Partnership Grants totaling $21,450 to Red River Theaters, Concord, in the amount of $8,450; and to Manchester Community Music School, in the amount of $13,000, to strengthen their capacity for offering affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% General Funds.   

 

#23          Authorize the Division of the Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $13,000 to Prescott Park Arts Festival, Portsmouth, NH, to strengthen their capacity for offering affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

  

#24          Authorize the Division of the Arts to award Public Value Partnership Grants totaling $10,200 to Barnstormers Theater, Tamworth, in the amount of $5,000; and to Lebanon Opera House, in the amount of $5,200, to strengthen their capacity for offering affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#25          Authorize the Division of the Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,800 to Monadnock Music, Peterborough, NH, to strengthen their capacity for offering affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

#26          Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $9,972.41 from the NH Safety Agency for the purpose of hosting a two-day Motor Vehicle Homicide Seminar.  (2)Further authorize to conduct a two-day seminar for the investigation and prosecution of motor vehicle crashes and incidents of driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, at a cost not to exceed $9,972.41 scheduled for December 10-11, 2013 at the Police standards and Training Council Training Facility in Concord, NH.  The seminar will be presented to approximately 100 professionals in law enforcement and prosecution, at no charge to participants.  (3)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with Chen and Ho LLC, to provide lunches and refreshments during the two-day seminar, in an amount not to exceed $2,975.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2013.  100% Transfer from other agency.   

 

#27          Authorize to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated November 5, 2013, in the total amount of $100,000 from the NH Department of Justice budget, to support the enhancement of Child Advocacy Center services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% State Funding.   

 

#28          Authorize to accept and expend a grant from the Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice statistics, to be used to support statistical analysis efforts, in the amount of $60,069.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a subgrant with the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $54,000, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics FFY 2012 Statistical Analysis Center Grant Program for the purpose of updating and enhancing the current crime statistics repository.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#29          Authorize to accept and expend $1,000 in a stipend from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA, for a student interning in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 

#30          Authorize to enter into a contract with East Coast Security Services Inc., Salem, NH, for fire, burglar, panic and AC/DC fault alarm testing, monitoring and maintenance as well as building access control system monitoring and maintenance at NHES’s offices statewide, in the amount not to exceed $95,668.  Effective December 1, 2013 through November 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

#31          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Public Consulting Group Inc., Boston, MA (originally approved by G&C on 3-20-13, item #18), for consulting services for the purpose of planning, development and design of plan management activities related to a partnership health benefit exchange, by increasing the amount by $273,750 from $594,250 to $868,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 

#32          Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on October 1, 2013, Duane Drew, a part-time Youth Counselor III at the Sununu Youth Services Center sustained an injury in the line of duty and due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 

#33          Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2013 to Lori Boelig, Occupational Therapist II, NH Hospital in the amount of $1,903.12 to compensate for wages that were not paid in SFY 2013.  26% General, 31% Federal, 43% Other Income.   

 

                                Division of Public Health Services 

#34          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with Frisbie Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide three portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $20,970 to enhance respiratory medical capacity in response to a large-scale health emergency, using funding supported by the Federal Department of Homeland Security Grant to NH.  Effective upon G&C approval and until the grant agreement is terminated by one of the parties.  100% Other Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 

#35          Authorize to enter into retroactive agreements with First Congregational Church, Concord, NH, to provide Emergency Solutions and State Grant-in-Aid services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $29,908.  This amount represents an award of $13,832 effective retroactive to January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013; and $16,079 retroactive to July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.  54% General, 46% Federal Funds.   

 

#36          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, to provide a State Grant In-Aid Program, Homeless Housing and Access Loan Fund Program, Housing Security Guarantee Program and Homeless Outreach Intervention Program services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $546,928.  Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.  84.24% General, 15.76% Federal Funds.   

 

#37          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide State Grant In-Aid Program and Homeless Housing Access Fund services, in an amount not to exceed $284,550.  Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

 

#38          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program of Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, to provide Supportive Housing Program services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $67,169.  Effective December 1, 2013 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through November 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#39          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with United Ways of NH, to provide services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $99,487.  Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services 

#40          Authorize to accept and expend SMP Capacity Building Grant federal funds from the Administration for Community Living in the amount of $75,594.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 

#41          Authorize to enter into an agreement with County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, to assess, build capacity, mobilize, and prevent the use of non-medical prescription drugs, underage alcohol and excessive alcohol use on the campuses of Keene State College and Franklin Pierce University, in an amount not to exceed $571,617.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#42          Authorize to accept and expend Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act federal funds from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Administration for Community Living in the amount of $96,613.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Developmental Services 

#43          Authorize to amend an existing sole source agreement with NH Coalition for Citizens With Disabilities Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-19-13, item #131A), for the expansion of FACETS of Epilepsy Care in NH program and the development of a measurable state plan for autism services, by increasing the price by $737,342 from $646,437 to $1,383,779.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF NURSING 

#44          Authorize to pay annual dues to the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Chicago, IL, for the Board’s participation in the National Licensing Compact Administrators, in the amount of $6,000.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.  100% General Funds.   

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

#45          Authorize to award grant funds in the amount of $225,000 to Fiske Hydro Inc., to increase the capacity of renewable energy production at the Fiske Hydroelectric site in Hinsdale, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Renewable Energy Funds.   

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE 

#46          Authorize to amend a contract with Exeter Associates Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 5-9-12, item #51), to complete participation in the NH Public Utilities Commission’s Investigation of Scrubber Costs and Cost Recovery, by extending the end date from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

#47          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Tsigonis Companies Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska, to update the existing Operation and Maintenance Manual to document modifications made to the wastewater treatment plant at Mount Washington State Park in Gorham, NH, in the amount of $8,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2014.  100% Capital Funds.   

 

#48          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to make a sole source retroactive payment to Jutras Signs Inc., Bedford, NH, in the amount of $4,583 for an unpaid invoice dated June 1, 2013, for banner and miscellaneous sign removal, inspection, cleaning, restoration, storage and re-installation services for the newly updated area of Hampton Beach.  100% Park Funds.   

 

#49          Authorize the Bureau of Trails to enter into a 30 year reciprocal access agreement with Jericho Power LLC, Cohasset, MA, to Jericho Mountain State Park in Berlin, NH.  (2)Further authorize to accept a permanent trail easement from Jericho Mountain Wind Company on lands abutting Jericho Mountain State Park.  The trail is an existing OHRV trail used by riders at the park. 

 

#50          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain, to enter into a contract with Royal Electric Company Inc., Woodsville, NH, for the labor and materials to eliminate the isolation transformer on the Zoomer Chairlift at Cannon Mountain Ski Area, in the amount of $5,785.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $580 to cover any unforeseen issues that may arise, that isn’t covered under the original scope of services, once the work is underway.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2013.  100% Capital Funds.   

 

#51          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to renew a 2-year membership with Ski New Hampshire Inc., Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $10,982 for the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Ski Area Fund.   

 

#52          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to amend a sole source Master Lease Equipment agreement with International Financial Services Corporation, Libertyville, IL, (originally approved by G&C on 12-9-09, item #46), in the total amount of $278,458 for one new Bison Snow naS Groomer.  Effective December 1, 2013 through May 1, 2017.  100% Ski Area Funds.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 

#53          Authorize to enlist as a member of the Northeast Wildlife Disease Cooperative, administered through Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, in order to gain access to essential wildlife disease diagnostic, technical and educational resources of the Cooperative, in a total amount of $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other (Game Management) Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 

#54          Authorize to retroactively enter into a sole source Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, for streamflow gaging, in the amount of $136,693.50.  Effective October 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  65% General, 35% Interagency Funds.   

 

#55          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with the University of NH – Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH, to provide Wetlands Assessment Training to wetland professionals and the public, in the amount of $15,074.  Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#56          Authorize to award a sole source grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to conduct marine debris cleanups, monitoring and education in the NH seacoast, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#57          Authorize to retroactively amend an agreement with Aquatic Control Technology LLC, Sutton, MA (originally approved by G&C on 5-1-13, item #70), for costs related to a second treatment of variable milfoil in Otter Pond in Greenland, by increasing the amount by $1,375 from $26,010 to $27,385.  Effective August 15, 2013 through December 31, 2013.  100% Lake Restoration Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 

#58          Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training, and Emergency Medical Services, to pay sole source annual licensing fees to the International Association of Firefighters, Washington, DC, for a one year licensing agreement, to continue to provide the Candidate Physical Ability Test, for an amount not to exceed $5,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income (fees charged to candidates to take the CPAT exam).   

 

#59          Authorize the Division of State Police to pay annual membership dues of $5,300 to the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, Greenbelt, MD.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.   

 

#60          Authorize the Division of Fire Safety to retroactively enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Division of Fire Standards and Training and EMS, for the continued statewide hazardous material required training, in the amount of $47,000.  Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#61          Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Transportation to reimburse for a portion of the operating expenses at the Nashua DMC-EZ-Pass office, in an amount not to exceed $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.  100% Highway Funds.   

 

#62          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services, for the State Homeland Security Program portion of the 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program, in the amount of $16,642.13.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#63          Authorize to accept and expend Disaster FEMA funds in the amount of $15,875 from the State of NH, Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, for cost incurred during the declared event of February 2013 snowstorm.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#64          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with School Administrative Unit #42/Nashua School District, for emergency preparedness capabilities and enhancements for a total amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#65          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with School Administrative Unit #59/Winnisquam Regional School District, for emergency preparedness capabilities and enhancements for a total amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

#66          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $10,500 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 16, 2013 through October 29, 2013.   

 

#67          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Ways petition for a hearing on replacement of US 2 (Bridge Street) bridge (Rogers Randers Bridge) over the Connecticut River between the Town of Lancaster NH and the Town of Guildhall, VT, and to appoint a commission to hold the hearing, and if the necessity is found, to layout the new highway, with a suggested budget of $944. 

 

#68          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Boston Express Bus Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-17-13, item #106), to complete the overhaul of 3 State-owned MCI motor coaches that are leased to Boston Express Bus Inc., which provides intercity bus services for the general public along the I-93 and Route 3 corridors to Boston, MA, by extending the overall contract completion date from December 31, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding. 

 

#69          Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into an agreement with North Country Council Inc., to provide funding and services under the National Scenic Byways Program through a local project administration process, totaling $54,156.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#70          Authorize the Bureau of Materials and Research to execute a sole source Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH, for a cooperative investigation to assess the performance of reinforcement grids in base course and asphalt concrete pavements in NH, for a total fee not to exceed $148,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#71          Authorize the Bureau of Environment to pay the Department of Environmental Services Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund $105,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#72          Authorize the Bureau of Traffic to enter into a sole source retroactive memorandum of agreement with Iowa Department of Transportation, Ames, Iowa to provide the State’s share of the operational costs totaling $142,750 for the 511 Travel Information web services.  Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#73          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority, to conduct a Wildlife Hazard Assessment to update the Storm Water Pollution prevention plan and to conduct Section 106 Historical Assessment at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $141,375.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2017.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.   

 

#74          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Nashua Airport Authority, to purchase snow removal equipment at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $549,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2016.  97.44% Federal, 2.56% General Funds.   

 

#75          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with E.D. Swett Inc., Concord, NH, for replacing the Maplewood Avenue Bridge over the US Route 1 Bypass in Portsmouth, on the basis of a low bid of $3,880,746.30.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $232,844.78 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 23, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#76          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for the installation of median barrier on NH Route 101, I-293 and I-93 in Bedford and Manchester, on the basis of a low bid of $1,903,950.50.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $95,197.53 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#77          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Continental Paving Inc., Londonderry, NH, for pavement rehabilitation along 5.3 miles on NH Route 125 in the Towns of Kingston and Brentwood, on the basis of a low bid of $2,039,030.29.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $101,951.51 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

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TABLED ITEMS 

 

BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY (Tabled at G&C Meeting 11-6-13) 

#3            TABLED - The Governor and Executive Council on motion of Councilor Pappas, seconded by Councilor Sununu and further on a roll call vote as follows: Councilor Burton – absent, Councilor Van Ostern – abstained, Councilor Sununu – yes, Councilor Pappas – yes, and Councilor Pignatelli – no, failed to authorize this item.  After discussion, The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Sununu voted to reconsider the item.  Then, The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pignatelli, seconded by Councilor Pappas voted to table the request to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from First Colebrook Bank to The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts, Inc. and Thomas More Foundation located in Merrimack, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Tabled at G&C Meeting 11-6-13) 

#122        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Van Ostern, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli voted to table the request of the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., for the In-depth Structural Inspection and Bridge Load Rating of the General Sullivan Bridge carrying pedestrian and recreational traffic over Little Bay between the city of Dover and the Town of Newington, for a total not to exceed $819,724.54.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2016.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Tabled at G&C Meeting 11-6-13) 

#123        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pappas, seconded by Councilor Van Ostern voted to table the request of the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, to prepare the second phase of the preliminary engineering design for the section of Interstate 93 passing through Bow and Concord from I-89 through I-393, in an amount not to exceed $1,660,885.66.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Turnpike Funds.