GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 

                                                                                                                                                                        State House, Concord, New Hampshire 

                                                                                                                                                                        December 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. 

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - DONATIONS: 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
       A.    Authorize to accept two Christmas trees to be placed at the Bridges House on Mountain Road and the State House in Concord, NH.  The trees are being donated
               by the Rocks Christmas Tree farm from Bethlehem, NH, with a value of $175.
 

 

DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

       B.    Authorize to accept a nonmonetary donation from Children’s Literacy Foundation, Duncan McDouglass, Executive Director, Waterbury Center, VT, consisting
                 of
 870 children’s books, four literacy seminars for inmates; two family story-telling events; postage and mailing materials; and recording equipment for inmate
                 parents
to record themselves reading books to send to their children, with a value of $14,000 by use by the inmates at the NH State Prison of Men in Concord.   

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 

       C.    Authorize to accept donations of computer services, vehicle repair, tree spraying, travel expense, refreshments, used computers, and brick and paver engraving in 
               the amount of $1,997.65 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be sued for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the cemetery.
 

 

#2           CONSENT CALENDAR - TUITION: 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 

       A.    Authorize to enter Christina M. Demers into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled
               Marketing Strategies, for the period of January 7, 2014 through March 30, 2014, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,881.  100% Liquor Funds. 
 

  

OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 

#3           Authorize to enter into a contract with Navigant Consulting Inc., Burlington, MA, to assist with the development of a 10-year State Energy Strategy, in the amount of $198,495.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2014.  100% Other Funds (PUC – Renewable Energy Fund).   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

#4           Authorize to accept and expend $53,503 in State Fiscal Year 2014 of additional other funds available from the Department of Corrections for the procurement of information technology hardware and software.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Other Funds (Agency Class 027) Funds.   

 

                                STATE TREASURY 

#5           Authorize  to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $55,496 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $55,495.64 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 

#6           Authorize to place Mr. Aaron Agarwal at the second step for the position of Multi-Entity Tax Auditor, of the Audit Division, unclassified salary grade CC, earning $60,845.19 annually.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 

#7           Authorize the confirmation of Major Amy L. Emanuel-Bassett, Windham, ME, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#8           Authorize the confirmation of Major Ian S. Tate, Somersworth, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#9           Authorize the confirmation of Major Paula A. Morales, Brentwood, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

 

#10         Authorize the nomination of Major Daniel A. Chacon, La Vista, NE, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been founds to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#11         Authorize the nomination of Major Michael C. Callaghan, Acton, MA, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been founds to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#12         Authorize the nomination of Major Michael J. Blough, Rollinsford, NH, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been founds to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#13         Authorize the nomination of Captian Suzanne L. Lamb, Bedford, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been founds to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#14         Authorize to accept a three acre parcel of land located in Boscawen, NH, from the NH Veterans Cemetery Association Inc.  No Cost. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

#15         Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request to waive classification decisions. Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#16         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Lee F. Carroll, for electrical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 

 

#17         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Colby Company LLC, Portland, ME, for electrical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 

 

#18         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Ackroyd Engineering LLC, Manchester, NH, for electrical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 

 

#19         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Dubois & King Inc., South Burlington, VT, for mechanical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 

 

#20         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Auburn, NH, for mechanical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 

 

#21         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Yeaton Associates Inc., Littleton, NH, for mechanical services required for planning, design and construction of various Public Works’ Projects as necessary and required by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

#22         Authorize to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $22,316.61 from the MtBE settlement funds for the remediation of MtBE contamination in groundwater and drinking water.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Environmental Services (DES) and grant DES $22,316,661 to establish and begin the implementation of an MtBE corrective action plan for cleanup of the contamination of groundwater and drinking water.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds. (MTBE Settlements).  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#23         Authorize to accept and expend a sum not to exceed $900,000 from funds not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of covering projected shortfalls in the general litigation expenses incurred in the defense of the State and the prosecution of criminal law.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

#24         Authorize to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $2,318,181 for FY 2014-15 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of improving the health insurance rate review process, enhancing the quality of data collected on health insurance claims, improving the transparency of information for consumers, and enhancing the HealthCost website as a centralized location for health care price information.  (2)Further authorize to enter into contracts for consulting services with various vendors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 

#25         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Toshiba Business Solutions, Wilmington, MA, for full service maintenance coverage of 9 Toshiba copiers, in the amount not to exceed $18,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

#26         Authorize to make a one-time retroactive payment of salary and benefits to Supervisor I, James Boggis, in the amount of $1,218.31 for the period of December 28, 2012 through June 13, 2013.  100% General Funds.   

 

#27         Authorize to purchase a 48” Omega 100 Series Signmasker in an amount not to exceed $18,700.  Funding will be from the Correctional Industries’ Revolving Account.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#28         Authorize to create a new expenditure class and to transfer $1,032,000 within and among accounts as detailed in letter dated October 15, 2013, to reallocate appropriations and cover budget shortfalls.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#29         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Cincinnati, OH, for technical assistance and training for corrections counselors/case managers and other corrections personnel in offender substance abuse disorder case management and motivational interviewing techniques, in the amount of $26,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2014.  100% Agency Income (federal funds at origin).   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 

#30         Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on October 2, 2013, Zachary Branscom, a Mental Health Worker II at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty and due to 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.   

 

#31         Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on October 30, 2013, Jorge Cruz, a Mental Health Worker II, sustained an injury in the line of duty and due to 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.  

 

#32         Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on October 2, 2013, Jennifer Roy, a Mental Health Worker II at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty and due to 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.   

 

#33         Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on October 2, 2013, Mark Simpson, a Mental Health Worker II at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty and due to 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 Homeless and Housing Services 

#34         Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, to provide Emergency Solutions Grant Program services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $32,512.  Effective January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

 #35        Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide Emergency Solutions Grant-Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $148,542.  Effective December 1, 2013 through May 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#36         Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Center for Life Management, to provide supportive housing services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $513,807.  Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Division of Public Health Services 

#37         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Lynne Dugan, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $33,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

 

#38         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Gayle Spelman, Physician Assistant, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $44,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

 

#39         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Dr. Gregory Fredette, Doctor of Dental Medicine, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $73,500.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

 

#40         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Dr. Ekaterina Hurst, Doctor of Allopathic Medicine, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $37,500.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

 

#41         Authorize to enter into an agreement with GoSignMeUp of California, Irvine, CA, to provide online learning management services, in an amount not to exceed $33,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  92% Federal, 8% General Funds.   

 

#42         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Kathryn Bonafede, Doctor of Allopathic Medicine, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $37,500.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

 

#43         Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the City of Franklin, NH, to provide planning, training, and equipping emergency Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System strike teams in NH to enhance the overall medical surge capability in response to a large-scale health event, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 

#44         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Dr. Michael F. Kalinowski, Durham, NH, to conduct a Child Care Market Rate Survey, in an amount not to exceed $40,159.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#45         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Southeastern Regional Education Service Center Inc., Bedford, NH, to provide a statewide program to support the inclusion of young children with special needs in child care programs, in an amount not to exceed $260,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services 

#46         Authorize to accept and expend Aging and Disabilities Resource Center Options Counseling Enhancement Program Federal Funds from the Administration for Community Living in the amount of $414,964.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

                                New Hampshire Hospital 

#47         Authorize to amend a retroactive sole source agreement with Sodexo Operations LLC, Gaithersburg, MD, (originally approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #195), to continue to provide for the purchase of food and food related products and the lease of services, systems and equipment for NH Hospital’s food and nutrition and environmental services department, by increasing the price by $963,686 from $5,338,418 to $6,302,104 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  57.18% Other, 29.32% General, 13.5% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

#48         Authorize the Office of Workforce Opportunity to amend a contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-14-11, item #54), for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act Grant services, by increasing the amount from $14,627,419.56 to $15,297,212.04, an increase of $669,792.48.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#49         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $60,000 of Mt. Top Tower Fund prior year unexpended revenue.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#50         Authorize the Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-in-Aid Trail Maintenance contracts with the snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated November 13, 2013, for a total amount of $1,595,124.66.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2014.  100% OHRV and Snowmobile Fund.   

 

#51         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a membership with White Mountain Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000 which includes advertisements, brochure distribution, brochure display, public relations and board representations for Cannon Mountain during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Ski Area Fund.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a membership with White Mountain Attractions Association, Woodstock, NH, in the amount of $17,000 which includes the same services as above for the Flume Gorge during the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Park Funds.   

 

#52         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Ski Area to enter into memberships with the companies as detailed in letter dated November 12, 2013, for a total amount of $42,498.32 for the 2013/14 ski season.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Ski Area Funds.   

 

#53         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to accept a Federal grant up to $9,100,000 and assign it directly to Plum Creek Maine Timberlands LLC to pay the purchase price for acquisition of a Conservation Easement on 22,991 +/- acres in the Town of Cambridge, Errol and Wentworth Location in Coos County NH, known as the “Androscoggin Headwaters Forest Legacy Project”.  (2)Further authorize to accept the 22,991 +/- acres Conservation Easement, and enter into a Snowmobile Agreement to protect its natural resource values and insure continued access to the property.  (3)Further authorize to reimburse Plum Creek Maine Timberlands LLC for the cost of a title insurance policy, in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for the property on which the Conservation Easement will be acquired.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#54         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Mount Washington State Park to enter into a sole source Master Equipment Lease Agreement with International Financial Services Corporation of Libertyville, IL, to establish an on-going lease program.  No Cost.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a sole source schedule of the Master Lease agreement with International Financial Services Corporation, Libertyville, IL, for the lease of one new Husky Snow Groomer with Passenger Cabin, in the total amount of $194,670.  Effective December 1, 2013 through May 1, 2017.  100% Revolving Funds.   

 

#55         Authorize the Bureau of Trails and the Department of Administrative Services, Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with FIAI Inc., d/b/a Cross Insurance, Manchester, NH, to purchase general liability insurance coverage for the Off Highway Recreational Vehicle Trails Program, Snowmobile, and NH Heritage Trails, for a total cost not to exceed $120,645.  Effective January 1, 2014 through January 1, 2017.  100% OHRV and Snowmobile Funds.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 

#56         Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $53,800 from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH for the purpose of funding two grant projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Other Funds (Wildlife Heritage Foundation).   

 

#57         Authorize to pay the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, Washington, DC, $23,627 annual membership dues.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Fish and Game Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 

#58         Authorize to accept and expend $22,316,661 in MTBE settlement funds from the Department of Justice to implement an MTBE corrective action plan.  (2)Further authorize to establish five full-time, temporary positions.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% MTBE Settlement Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#59         Authorize the Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $1,250,000 for purposes of oil discharge cleanup.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Oil Discharge & Disposal Cleanup Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#60         Authorize to accept and expend $182,262 in Federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for implementation of a web-based tool to advance hazard resilience and adaptation planning in coastal communities.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#61         Authorize to award a sole source grant to the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, to coordinate the development and implementation of local adaptation action plans by two coastal communities, and provide outreach to NH businesses, in the amount of $70,999.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#62         Authorize to pay calendar year 2014 membership dues to the Association of State Dam Safety Officials, Lexington, KY, in the amount of $2,730.  Effective upon G&C approval.  26.7% Dam Safety, 73.3% General Funds.   

 

#63         Authorize to amend an agreement with John Turner Consulting, Dover, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-9-11, item #85), by changing the source of funds to the Maintenance of Dams account, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2015 from December 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Maintenance of Dams Funds.   

 

#64         Authorize to award a sole source grant to the Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH, to conduct an on-board environmental education series at locations in the seacoast region, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#65         Carol/Dennis Colameta’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. 

 

#66         Authorize Carol Kuusisto’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

#67         Authorize to enter into a contract with North Country Education Services, Gorham, NH, to provide support and training to school and district educators on the use of data analysis tools and resources made available to them by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $107,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#68         Authorize to enter into a contract with Rebecca Gagnon, Laconia, NH, to provide support and training to school and district educators on the use of data analysis tools and resources made available to them by the Department, in an amount not to exceed $48,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#69         Authorize to enter into a contract with Jessica E. Phillips, as a Regional Master Educational Surrogate Parent, who will be responsible for (1) providing management and support for trained and certified volunteer educational surrogate parents and (2) accepting temporary educational surrogate parent appointments for students in specific situations that require her special education expertise or require immediate appointment, in an amount not to exceed $10,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#70         Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with RKM Research and Communications Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to conduct a statewide customer satisfaction survey of its primary customers, in an amount not to exceed $104,550.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#71         Authorize to enter into a contract with Gibson Consulting Group of Austin, TX, to annually collect parent involvement surveys from approximately 33,000 parents of students with disabilities and post school outcome surveys from approximately 3,000 special education students one year after they have exited high school, for required reporting in the NH Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education Annual Performance Report, in the amount not to exceed $276,981.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#72         Authorize to hold an awards banquet to recognize the NH Teacher of the Year, the NH Teacher of the Year Semi-Finalists and Finalists, they NH Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipients, and the NH National Blue Ribbon Schools, in an amount not to exceed $3,961.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a contract with The Holiday Inn Inc., Concord, NH, to provide the necessary conference facilities, and food service for the banquet for up to 150 attendees on December 11, 2013 in an amount not to exceed $3,961 which is the total cost above.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#73         Authorize to retroactively secure the membership to The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Washington, DC, in the amount of $4,291.81.  Effective upon G&C approval for a period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#74         Authorize to retroactively pay membership dues to the State Consortium on Educator Effectiveness of the Council of Chief State School Officers, in the amount of $18,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#75         Authorize to enter into a contract with the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ, to provide high school equivalency testing services to NH residents, in an amount not to exceed $375,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2016, with the option to exercise annual negotiated renewals.  50% General, 50% Other Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 

#76         Authorize to transfer $1,440,319 within federal grants entitled “FY 2010 Homeland Security Grant Program”, “FY 2011 Homeland Security Gran program” and “FY 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program” from the US Department of Homeland Security/FEMA, Preparedness Directorate, to re-align appropriated funds for the purpose of executing the mission of the Homeland Security Grant funding at the local and state level.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#77         Authorize the Bureau of Hearings to enter into a sole source personal services contract with the Law Office of Mark P. Hodgdon PLLC, Concord, NH, for the purpose of conducting a hearing concerning the denial of a private detective/armed security guard license, in the amount of $3,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#78         Authorize the Division of State Police to retroactively amend federal pass-through funds from the NH Department of Justice (originally approved by G&C on 3-6-13, item #29), for the purpose of supporting the operation of the Sex Offender Unit, by changing the end date from September 30, 2013 to July 31, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#79         Authorize the Division of Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to amend a sole source agreement with Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, NJ (originally approved by G& Con 9-12-13), to provide mechanical maintenance/air filter services, by increasing the amount by $9,607 from $9,607 to $19,214, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  100% Revolving Funds.   

 

#80         Authorize the Division of Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to retroactively amend a contract with Miracle Mile Realty LLC, Wilmington, MA, for office space for Emergency Medical Services’ regional office, in the amount of $19,144.32.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  100% Fire and EMS Funds.   

 

#81         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Piermont, NH for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $230,828.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 1, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

#82         Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way petition for a hearing on an alteration to the NH 106 Intersection with Seavey Road in the Town of Belmont, and to appoint a Commission to hold the hearing, and, if the necessity if found, to layout the new highway at this location, with a suggested budget of $1,714.44.   

 

#83         Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $22,900 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 30, 2013 through November 12, 2013. 

 

#84         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section to enter into a contract with Capital Well Company Inc., Dunbarton, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Susan Perkins, Milan, NH, in the amount of $25,850.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 14, 2014.  100% Highway Funds.   

 

#85         Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to continue membership and participation with the E-ZPass Interagency Group, New York, NY, by paying annual membership dues in the amount of $17,500 for Calendar Year 2014.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

 

#86         Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to exercise the motor service patrol expansion option allowed in the original contract with Travelers Marketing LLC, Wellesley, MA (originally approved by G&C on 11-14-12, item #164), for expanding sponsorship of the Bureau of Turnpikes Motor Service Patrol along the F.E. Everett Turnpike for a fee to be paid to the Bureau of Turnpikes, by increasing the amount by $82,290 from $145,500 to $227,790.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend Sponsorship Fees from Travelers Marketing LLC, in the amount of $82,290 for sponsorship of the Bureau of Turnpikes Expanded Motor Service Patrol along the F.E. Everett Turnpike.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds – Sponsorship Fees.   

 

#87         Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to amend a contract with the Lakes Region Planning Commission, Meredith, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #210), to undertake approved transportation related planning activities, by increasing the amount by $80,001.20 from $320,004.80 to $400,006.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#88         Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreements with the Sub-recipients as detailed in letter dated November 18, 2013, to provide funding and services under the Federal Safe Routes to School Program through a local project administration process, totaling $1,566,905.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#89         Authorize the Bureau of Materials & Research to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the UNH Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-14-10, item #92), for research related to the performance of high-percentage mixtures of recycled asphalt pavement sections in NH, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2013 to September 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  (2)Further authorize to amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the UNH Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, for research related to the evaluation of plant-produced, high-percentage recycled asphalt pavement mixtures in the Northeast, by reducing the total project funding by $50,000 from $781,706 to $731,706 and modify the scope of remaining work, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014.  (Originally approved by G&C on 8-11-10, item #65, with a funding allocation of $225,000/year for FYs 2011, 2012 and 2013, and $106,706 for FY 2014).  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#90         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH, and Watertown, MA (originally approved by G&C on 12-18-08, item #77), for the final design for the widening of the Spaulding Turnpike in the Town of Newington and City of Dover, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding.   

 

#91         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Binghamton, NY, (originally approved by G&C on 3-24-10, item #123), for the final design for the replacement or removal of six red list bridges over the US Rte 1 Bypass in the City of Portsmouth, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2013 to September 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.   

 

#92         Authorize the Division of Operations to transfer $260,450 between Highway Fund accounts and classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

 

#93         Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for the final design efforts for the replacement of the Red List bridges carrying US Route 202 and NH Route 101 over the Contoocook River in the Town of Peterborough, for a total amount not to exceed $284,764.76.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#94         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Visi-Flash Rentals Eastern Inc., West Bridgewater, MA, for installation of warning and intersection signs and upgrading existing warning signs located throughout District IV to improve safety, on the basis of a low bid of $699,189.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 26, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#95         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Brothers Construction Co., Inc., Bow, NH, for roadway rehabilitation and widening on I-93 northbound mainline through the Exit 3 area in the towns of Windham and Salem, on the basis of a low bid of $32,237,736.54.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $967,132.10 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 28, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.