GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 

                                                                                                                                                                                        State House, Concord, New Hampshire 

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

 

 

#1            CONSENT CALENDAR - TRAVEL: 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 

#A.         Authorize the Division of State Police to allow for one Trooper to travel over 300 miles one way in a State Police issued unmarked state vehicle in the amount of $5,210.87 to attend the Basic Explosive Detection K-9 Handler Course in Southern Pines, North Carolina from January 2 through February 4, 2014.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#2            CONSENT CALENDAR - TUITION: 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 

               #A.         Authorize to enter Nancy Parry into an Educational Tuition agreement with NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Concord, to participate in the course entitled Accounting II, for the period of January 21 to May 12, 2014, and to pay said costs not to exceed $690.  Lottery Funds.   

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 

                #B.          Authorize to enter Tiffani Coriaty into an Educational Tuition agreement with NHTI, Concord’s Community College, Concord, to participate in the course entitled Algebra I – Part I, for the period of January 21 to May 12, 2014, and to pay said costs not to exceed $920.  Lottery Funds.   

 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 

#3            Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Warner, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-8-12, item #3), in the amount of $350,000, to allow for finalization of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade project by extending the completion date to December 31, 2014 from December 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#4            Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the County of Rockingham, Brentwood, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-8-12, item #5), in the amount of $500,000, to allow for the purchase of equipment in order to finalize the Smuttynose Brewing Company Project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2014 from December 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#5            Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the County of Merrimack, Boscawen, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-30-11, item #3), in the amount of $275,000, to allow for finalization of the road improvement project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2014 from December 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#6            Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Boscawen, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-3-12, item #2), in the amount of $500,000 to allow for finalization of the Forest Lane Drainage project, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2014 from December 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#7            Authorize to amend an agreement with the Town of Farmington, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #3), in the amount of $480,000 to allow for the creation and retention of jobs in connection with the relocation and expansion activities of Winnisquam Wood Products, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2014 from December 31, 2013.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 

#8            Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Earth Systems Research Center, Durham, NH, to continue implementation of the state’s Floodplain/Risk MAP program, as approved by G&C Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, in the amount of $27,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 14, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#9            Authorize to conduct a one-day conference on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa in Whitefield, NH, to provide training to local land use board members in accordance with RSA 673:3-a, for a total cost of the conference not to exceed $15,000.  (2)Further authorize to accept registration and exhibitor fees, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  (3)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with Brothers Property Management Corporation, d/b/a Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa, Whitefield, NH, to provide facility rental, audio/visual equipment, refreshments and meals, at a total cost not to exceed $11,290.  (4)Further authorize to make an advance payment in the amount of $500 to the Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa as a non-refundable security deposit.    Effective upon G&C approval through May 3, 2014.  100% Other Funds (Registration Fees).   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 

#10          Authorize to amend a sole source direct supplier relationship contract with Allen Systems Group, Naples, FL (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-07, item #17), for the purpose of supporting the DHHS, Division of Family Assistance New HEIGHTS Application growth and to increase the MIPS (Million Instructions Per Second) capacity from 392 to 621 for the mainframe computer resources licenses, maintenance, and technical support services, by increasing the amount by $217,738.90 from $940,251.14 to $1,157,990.04, and by extending the expiration date from August 30, 2016 to December 30, 2016.  42% DHHS capital account funds for this amount will be 71% Federal, 29% General.  58% Other (Agency Class 027) funds: the Agency Class 027 used by DHHS to reimburse DoIT for this work will be 58% General, 42% Federal Funds.   

 

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 

#11          Authorize the confirmation of Major Michael J. Blough, Rollinsford, NH, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.   

 

#12          Authorize the confirmation of Major Michael C. Callaghan, Action, MA, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.   

 

#13          Authorize the confirmation of Major Daniel A. Chacon, La Vista, NE, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.   

 

#14          Authorize the confirmation of Captain Suzanne Lamb, Bedford, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.   

 

#15          Authorize the nomination of Major Andrew J. Doerr, Altus AFB, OK, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

#16          Authorize to execute the first of two contract renewals with Tri State Fire Protection LLC, Nashua, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #18), for the purpose of Fire Alarm Testing, Inspection and Maintenance at various NH Army National Guard facilities, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015.  34% General, 66% Federal Funds.   

 

#17          Authorize to amend a contract with The Dirt Doctors LLC, Pembroke, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-6-13, item #17), for the purpose of a water line repair/replacement at The State Military Reservation, Concord, NH, by extending the end date from December 30, 2013 to June 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.   

 

#18          Authorize to execute the first of two contract renewals with Securitas Security Services USA Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-7-12, item #12), to provide armed security services at the Pease Air National Guard Facility in Newington, NH, in the amount of $964,254.72.  Effective February 1, 2014 through January 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

#19          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Debora B. Pignatelli with regard to a certain project in participation with Peterborough Retirement Community at Upland Farm Inc., d/b/a RiverMead, Peterborough, NH. 

 

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

 

#21          Authorize that $92,314,106 be lapsed from the Working Capital Warrant for the months of July (14-01), August (14-02), September (14-03), and October (14-04).  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover the expenditures for the month of January, 2014. 

 

#22          Authorize to enter into a contract with Paula Sagerman, Brattleboro, VT, for architectural history consulting services with regard to the State-owned land and buildings located at 84 Iron Works Rd, Concord, NH, for a total amount not to exceed $3,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 20, 2014.  100% General Funds.   

 

#23          Authorize to sell the State-owned land, buildings, and other improvements located at 79 Pleasant Street, Concord, NH, to Tilton Variety Inc., for $100,000 which includes a $1,100 administrative fee.  (2)Further authorize to reserve and retain in favor of the NH Division of Historical Resources as a condition of the foregoing sale, a 7 year term historic preservation easement restricting the alteration of the exterior of each building included within the property.  (3)Further authorize to pay 5% of the gross proceeds from the foregoing sale (amounting to $5,000) to Gallo Realty Group NH LLC, Manchester, NH, as its commission for real estate brokerage and marketing services provided.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Net Proceeds from Sale (General Funds).   

 

#24          Authorize to enter into a contract with Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., Valhalla, NY, to perform a detailed energy conservation feasibility study, in the amount of $60,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 30, 2014.  100% Operating – General Funds.   

 

#25          Authorize to enter into a contract with FIAI Inc., d/b/a Cross Insurance, Manchester, NH, to purchase commercial property, general liability and umbrella insurance coverage for the Franklin, Derry and Jaffrey District Courthouses, for a total cost of $35,007.  Effective January 14, 2014 through January 14, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

 

#26          Authorize the Bureau of Court Facilities to enter into a lease agreement with the City of Claremont, NH, for courtroom, and office space for the Claremont Circuit Court, comprised of approximately 5,110 square feet located in the City Hall, Claremont, NH, in an amount not to exceed $215,434.20.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.  100% Transfer Funds – transfer from AOC, Rent from Other Agencies.   

 

#27          Authorize to enter into a contract with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide an employee shuttle service for state employees who work in the State House complex, in an amount not to exceed $65,531.25.  Effective January 2, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

 

#27A      Authorize the Risk Management Unit to amend a contract with Employee Benefit Management Inc., Freeport, ME (originally approved by G&C on 10-12-11, item #4B), by increasing the price by an amount not to exceed $92,000 from $772,502 to $864,502 in order to pay for additional costs associated with collectively bargained changes to the Health Reimbursement Arrangement benefit.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  (2)Further authorize to pre-fund HRA claims payments, now done solely on a reimbursement basis, by providing the contractor with $100,000 on January 1, 2014 and up to an additional $200,000 during calendar year 2014 if justified and agreed to by DAS and the contractor.  35% General, 31% Enterprise, 19% Federal, 13% Highway, 2% Turnpike Funds.   

  

                                STATE TREASURY 

#28          Authorize to issue a warrant form funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $106,057 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $106,056.19 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 

#29          Authorize to retroactively amend a contract with Robert Half International, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-14-12, item C), for temporary data entry services, by extending the end date from October 15, 2013 through June 30, 2014, and by increasing the amount by $20,000 from $263,000 to $283,000.  100% General Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 

#30          Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $6,000 to Revels North, Hanover, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#31          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of New Hampton for repairs to Grand Theatre Drapes in the amount of $6,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#32          Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $8,000 to Andy’s Inc., Wilton, NH, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#33          Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Grant totaling $2,368 to Elizabeth Charlebois, Warner, NH, 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% General Funds.   

 

#34          Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,800 to the Winnisquam PlayHouse, Meredith, NH, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#35          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Chichester for window repair at the Grange Hall, in the amount of $7,250.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#36          Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant to the Town of Nelson for window restoration at the Nelson Town Hall, in the amount of $10,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#37          Authorize the NH State Library to renew membership with the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lexington, KY, in the amount of $3,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

#38          Authorize to appoint Peter Favreau as a Criminal Investigator at a salary level of $68,200 (LG BB, Max).  Effective January 3, 2014 through June 30, 2017. 

 

#39          Authorize to appoint Calice Couchman-Ducey as a Criminal Investigator at a salary level of $68,200 (LG BB, Max).  Effective January 2, 2014 through July 1, 2018.   

 

#40          Authorize to retroactively pay annual dues to the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units in the amount of $5,000 for the Medicaid Fraud Annual Dues.  Effective July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds.   

 

#41          Authorize to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 3, 2013, totaling $761,625 from the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purpose of providing services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to enter into sub grants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 3, 2013 from the Federal Fiscal Year 2012 Violence Against Women Formula Grant, for the purposes of providing services for women in NH who are victims of violent crimes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#42          Authorize to enter into a sub grant with the NH Coalition Against and Domestic and Sexual Violence in the amount of $231,381 from the US Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, Sexual Assault Support Program, for the purpose of providing services for victims of sexual assault in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#42A      Authorize to accept and expend $25,000 from the Consumer Fund Escrow for the purpose of purchasing a vehicle to be used for investigations in the Consumer Protection Bureau, Mortgage (Financial) Fraud Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 

#43          Authorize to accept and place on file the 60th Biennial Report reflecting the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2013. 

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 

#44          Authorize to enter into a contract with RWN Property Services, North Conway, NH, for rooftop snow removal services at NHES’s offices statewide, in the amount not to exceed $90,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#45          Authorize to enter into a contract with Scott Brochu d/b/a Scott Brochu’s Roofing of New England, Rochester, NH, for rooftop snow removal services at NHES’s Portsmouth and Somersworth offices, in the amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#46          Authorize to amend a contract with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #60), for modifications to the NH Unemployment Insurance System, by increasing the amount by $2,143,400 from $9,645,644 to $11,789,044.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 

#47          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with MMcLeod Consulting (originally approved by G&C on 5-9-12, item #25A), for the provision of consulting services in connection with the initiative to improve the health insurance premium rate review process and transparency related to health insurance premiums and medical care costs in NH, by increasing the amount by $200,840 from $267,040 to $467,880, and by extending the end date from September 30, 2014 to September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 

#48          Authorize to accept and place on file, the annual report for the State fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

                                Office of Information Services 

#49          Authorize to enter into a participation agreement with the NH Health Information Organization Corporation, Concord, NH, to provide Health Information Exchange capability across the department, in the amount of $107,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal ARRA Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 

#50          Authorize to enter into retroactive agreements with Bridge House Shelter, Plymouth, NH, to provide Emergency Solutions and State Grant-in-Aid services to homeless individuals, in an amount not to exceed $185,074.  Effective January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2015.  84% General, 16% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs 

#51          Authorize to enter into a contract with Lutheran Community Services of NH Inc., Concord, NH, to provide employment-related, direct services to NH refugees, in the amount of $435,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#52          Authorize to enter into a contract with International Institute of Boston Inc., Boston, MA, to provide employment-related, direct services to NH refugees, in the amount of $90,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Division of Public Health Services 

#53          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, to identify the needs, and provide implementation and evaluation of tasks to assist NH’s 13 small rural hospitals with the transition to the International Classification of Disease ICD-10 code system, in an amount not to exceed $222,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Division of Family Assistance 

#54          Authorize to make a one-time payment to renew agency membership in the American Public Human Services Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $14,242.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  37% Federal, 63% General Funds.   

 

                                Division of Public Health Services 

#55          Authorize the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Warren, NH, under which the Division of Public Health Services will provide two portable ventilators and necessary accessories valued at $13,980, 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.   

 

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families 

#56          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Diamond Pharmacy Services, Indiana, PA, to provide Pharmaceuticals and related Pharmacy Services for the John H. Sununu Youth Services Center, in an amount not to exceed $318,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

 

#57          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, for the provision of an education and training partnership that provides training and education opportunities to resource families, residential care providers, certain post-adoptive families and Division for Children, Youth and Families staff, in an amount not to exceed $862,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#58          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Granite State College, Concord, NH, to administer a tuition assistance program for the provision of tuition assistance for Child Care Teachers and Directors of Child Care Programs for Young Children, in an amount not to exceed $450,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 

#59          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Interscholastic Athletic Association Inc., Concord, NH, to implement the Life of an Athlete program, in an amount not to exceed $460,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health 

#60          Authorize to amend an agreement with H.E.A.R.T.S. Peer Support Center of Greater Nashua Region VI, Nashua, NH, to provide a peer-operated crisis respite program in an amount not to exceed $75,195.  Effective January 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#61          Authorize to exercise a renewal option to an agreement with Old Dominion University Research Foundation, Norfolk, VA (originally approved by G&C on 12-19-12, item #30), to conduct two public mental health consumer surveys as required by the Mental Health Block Grant program, by increasing the price by $121,114 from $59,820 to an amount not to exceed $180,934, and by extending the completion date to December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services 

#62          Authorize to enter into agreements with vendors to have ServiceLink Resource Centers in designated communities serving as highly visible and trusted places where people of all incomes and ages can access information on the full range of long-term support options and ServiceLink Resource Centers also function as a single point of entry for access to Medicaid long-term support programs and benefits, with a price limitation of $4,334,595.  Effective January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  54% Federal, 46% General Funds.   

 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 

#63          Authorize to pay a straight 30% salary enhancement for position #22008, Compliance Investigator, Salary Grade 27.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 13, 2014.  100% General Funds.   

 

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 

#64          Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for the period ending June 30, 2013. 

 

#65          Authorize to award grant funds in the amount of $200,000 to Xylogen LLC, to install a central biomass heating plant at High Mowing School in Wilton, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

 

#66          Authorize to award grant funds to Plymouth Area Renewable Energy Initiative, in the amount of $317,980, to install a solar photovoltaic system at Plymouth Village Water and Sewer District’s wastewater treatment plant.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

 

#67          Authorize to award grant funds to Northwoods Renewables LLC, in the amount of $125,000, to increase the capacity of renewable energy production at the Golden Pond Hydroelectric site in Ashland, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

 

#68          Authorize to award grant funds to Jericho Power LLC, in the amount of $1,000,000, to install and operate a wind energy project on Jericho Mountain in Berlin, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

 

#69          Authorize to award grant funds to Holderness School, in the amount of $300,000 , to install and operate a biomass plant and heating system.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

 

#70          Authorize to award grant funds to Pierce Solar LLC, to award grant funds in the amount of $175,000, to install, operate and monitor a solar photovoltaic system at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

 

#71          Authorize to award grant funds to Historic Harrisville Inc., in the amount of $150,000, to install and operate a central biomass heating system at Cheshire Mills in Harrisville, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

 

                                OFFICE OF THE CONSUMER ADVOCATE 

#72          Authorize to continue membership and participation in the National Association of State Utility Consumer Advocates, in the amount of $3,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  100% Other Funds (Utilities Assessments).   

  

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

#73          Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to amend a sole source contract with Lou Hammond & Associates, New York, NY, (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-12, Item #161), to add public relations outreach efforts in Canada to our current agreement, by increasing the amount by $55,000 from $300,000 to $355,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% General Funds.   

 

#74          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $72,530 of Fuelwood funds for forestry operation planning.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 

#75          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service to maintain the NH State Permit Bank in accordance with the conditions agreed to by the two parties.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 2016. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 

#76          Authorize to accept and place on file the 2013 annual report. 

 

#77          Authorize to retroactively pay the 2014 membership dues to the Northeast Waste Management Official’s Association, Interstate Mercury Education & Reduction Clearinghouse, Boston, MA, in the amount of $5,000.  Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.  100% Hazardous Waste Clean-up Funds.   

 

#78          Authorize to amend a contract with GEI Consultants, Portland, ME, (originally approved by G&C on 11-14-12, item #114), to provide hydrologic and hydraulic studies of the Alton Power Dam and Milton Three Ponds Dame watersheds, inundation mapping of the downstream reach resulting from dam failure, geotechnical investigations, an engineering analysis of overtopping considerations and protection design/construction recommendations, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding.   

 

#79          Authorize to enter into a contract with NH Water Works Association Inc., Concord, NH, to provide training classes for certified drinking water operations and contract services for NH’s Drinking Water Week Festival, totaling $74,800.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a contract with NH Water Works Association Inc., Holliston, MA, to provide training classes for certified drinking water operators and staff registrations for water works operations conferences, totaling $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Drinking Water Loan Management Funds.   

 

#80          Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Newmarket in the amount of $14,100 to finance the Wastewater Facilities upgrade Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  17.7% Clean Water State Revolving Loan, 3.6% Capital (General), 78.7% CWSRF Repayment Funds.   

 

#81          Authorize to award a sole source grant to the Great Bay Stewards Inc., Greenland, NH, in the amount of $13,965 to develop outputs and summary documents for the Sea Level Affecting Marsh Migration model.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#82          Authorize to award a sole source grant to the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, to evaluate accretion and subsidence of tidal marshes by measuring Sediment Elevation Tables in the Hampton-Seabrook and Great Bay estuaries, in the amount of $21,885.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#83          Authorize to award a sole source grant to the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, in the amount of $41,862 to develop a Coastal Viewer web-based toolbox with new coastal resiliency data visualization and query tools.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#84          Authorize YMCA of Greater Boston’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Mirror Lake. 

 

#85          Authorize Jeppesen Family LLC’s request to perform work on Little Bay/Welch Cove in Newington. 

 

#86          Authorize Sprague Operating Resources LLC’s request to perform work on the Piscataqua River in Newington. 

 

#87          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, to carry out activities to implement portions of the Piscataqua Region Estuaries Partnership Management Plan, in the amount of $160,000.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 

#88          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, for a total amount of $10,000, to provide technical assistance to the Town of Bennington and the Town of Temple for the update of their hazard mitigation plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#89          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $61,626 of federal pass-through funds from the NH Department of Justice for the purpose of supporting the operation of the Sex Offender Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#90          Authorize to retroactively pay annual membership dues in the amount of $6,000 to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Inc., Lexington, KY.  Effective October 1, 2013 through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#91          Authorize the Division of State Police to exercise the final renewal option under the contract with Intellectual Technology Inc, Carlsbad, CA (originally approved by G&C on 2-18-09, item #59D), for the purpose of producing and mailing Boater Education cards for completion of the required education course, by extending the end date from December 31, 2013 to December 31, 2014.  100% General Funds.   

 

#92          Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to enter into a contract with Tech Mahindra, for the purpose of implementing a new software solution to replace the remaining Division of Motor Vehicle subsystems from the existing legacy environment, for a total amount of $7,819,440.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019, with the option to request additional services for up to three years.  96% Capital, 4% Revolving Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

#93          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $34,030.40 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from November 13, 2013 through November 30, 2013.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#94          Authorize the Bureau of Environment to enter into a sole source memorandum of understanding with the Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Historical Resources, for preparation of a National Register Nomination for the Portsmouth Downtown Historic District, in an amount not to exceed $175,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds (NH’s share).   

 

#95          Authorize the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into an agreement with R.W. Gillespie & Assoc., Inc., Portsmouth, NH, for the purposes of providing materials testing and construction inspection services, in an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  60% Federal, 40% Turnpike Funds.   

 

#96          Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into a sole source project agreement with the University of NH, Civil Engineering Department, Durham, NH, to administer the Local Technical Assistance Program, for a fee not to exceed $745,502.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

  

#97          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with American Flagging and Traffic Control Inc., Salem, NH, for installation of warning and intersection signs and upgrading existing  warning signs located throughout District V to improve safety, on the basis of a low bid of $230,993.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#98          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with East Coast Signals Inc., Deerfield, NH, for replacing traffic signal hardware at the South Willow Street intersection with the I-293 Exit 1 ramps in Manchester, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $93,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 27, 2014.  100% State Betterment Funds.   

 

#99          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to enter into contracts with nine appraisal firms to prepare appraisals for property needed for transportation projects for a total cost not to exceed $3,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 4, 2019.  91.7% Federal, 7.5% Turnpikes, 0.8% Highway Funds.