GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 

                                                                                                                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire 

                                                                                                                                                                                                March 26, 2014, 10:00 a.m. 

 

 

#1           CONSENT CALENDAR - TRAVEL: 

 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 

  1. Authorize a waiver from MOP Section 1102 (k) which requires travel outside a 300 mile radius by tourist class air passage and authorize Andrew Timmins travel to Front Royal, VA, for four days of out of state travel from August 26, 2014 to August 29, 2014 to participate in the 2014 Northeast Black Bear Technical Committee Annual Meeting. 

 

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 

#2           Authorize to award a grant to the County of Grafton, Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $200,000 to support the Better Homes AHEAD statewide manufactured home replacement pilot program.  Effective March 26, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#3           Authorize to award a grant to the City of Concord, NH, in the amount of $190,000 to assist CAP Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., with the installation of a sprinkler system at the Concord Head Start facility in Concord.  Effective March 26, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#4           Authorize to award a grant to the County of Belknap, Laconia, NH, in the amount of $250,000 for the purpose of assisting the Boys and Girls Club of the Lakes Region Inc., with its purchase of permanent space in Laconia.  Effective March 26, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#5           Authorize to award a grant to the City of Berlin, NH, in the amount of $12,000 for the purpose of conducting a feasibility study.  Effective March 26, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#6           Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Hinsdale, NH, in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of assisting Oak Hill Acres Cooperative with the replacement of the water distribution and sewer collection systems at the Oak Hill Acres Cooperative in Hinsdale, NH.  Effective March 26, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                HIGHWAY SAFETY AGENCY 

#7           Authorize to enter into a sole source contractual agreement with the University of NH Survey Center, Durham, NH, to conduct the NHTSA Seat Belt Use Survey, in the amount of $40,583.16.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 

#8           Authorize the confirmation of Matthew J. Piccone, Concord, NH, for appointment to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 

#9           Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $375,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of April.  

 

#10         Authorize the Deferred Compensation Commission to enter into a contract with CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Timonium, MD, in the amount of $160,500 to perform annual financial audits of the State of NH Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan for calendar years 2010,2011,2012,2013, and 2014.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

  

#11         Authorize to enter into a contract with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, Bedford, NH, for fire alarm system testing and maintenance services at several state buildings, in the amount of $19,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 15, 2016.  99.10% Agency Income (AOC and Rental Income), .36% Federal, .54% General Funds.    (2)Further authorize an additional amount of $9,750 for the replacement of defective peripheral devices and emergency repairs, bringing the total amount to $29,250.  100% Agency Income (AOC and Rental Income).   

 

#12         Authorize the Bureau of General Services to make a retroactive payment to Office Interiors, Dover, NH, for an invoice dated February 5, 2014, in the amount of $4,880 for emergency services provided to disassemble and move systems furniture at the John O. Morton Building, Concord, NH.  100% General Funds.   

 

#13         Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions. 

 

                                STATE TREASURY 

#14         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $24,880.39 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

#15         Authorize to pay annual membership and participation costs to the College Savings Foundation, Arlington, VA, in the amount of $2,500 for continued information, communication, and legislative updates to state sponsors: the College Savings Plan Network and the College Savings Foundation from April 2014 through March 2015.  100% Other Funds (Unique Plan management fees).   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 

#16         Authorize to pay a membership participation fee to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, in the amount of $2,800 for technical programming support, along with the establishment and maintenance of web resources for the purposes of the FedState Modernized E-File related to NH Interest and Dividends return filing for individuals.  100% General Funds.   

 

#16A      Authorize to exercise an option to renew a contract with Account Control Technology Inc., Canoga Park, CA, (originally approved by G&C on 3-30-11, item #18), to perform debt collection services for debts accumulated by out-of-state residents, and will retain 18.5% from any funds that are recovered without litigation, 35% with litigation from March 30, 2014 through March 29, 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of one year. 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 

#17         Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $7,200 to the Frost Place, Franconia, 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.   

 

#18         Authorize to award a Conservation Number Plate Grant in the amount of $10,000 to the Town of Nottingham for the conservation and digitization of the Seth Dame diaries.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Other Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD 

#19         Authorize a waiver to increase the fleet by adding one vehicle due to the addition of a new position to transport equipment. 

 

#20         Authorize the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH Office of Sponsored Research, for the advancement of agricultural research and to assist in the promotion of Integrated Pest Management practices in NH, in the amount of $43,677.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2015.  100% Other Funds – Integrated Pest Management Fund.   

  

#21         Authorize the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH Office of Sponsored Research for the advancement of agricultural research and to assist in the promotion of Integrated Pest Management practices in NH, in the amount of $49,295.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 1, 2015.  100% Other Funds – Integrated Pest Management Fund.   

 

#21A      Authorize the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a grant agreement with Informed Green Solutions, for the grant project IPM for New Hampshire Schools, in the amount of $23,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2015.  100% Other Funds – Integrated Pest Management Fund.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 

#22         Authorize to conduct a three-day advanced conference entitled “2014 Partnering for a Future Without Violence” to be held June 4-6, 2014 at Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, at a cost not to exceed $69,914.47 through June 6, 2014.  43% Agency Income, 57% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend registration fees for the conference, in the amount of $100 from each of an estimated 300 attendees, for a total amount not to exceed $30,000 to help defray the cost.  100% Agency Income.  (3)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with Southern NH University for the purpose of providing necessary conference facilities and services, for the three-day advanced training conference, in an amount not to exceed $14,813.97.  54% Agency Income, 46% Federal Funds.  (4)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with Sodexo Operations LLC for the purpose of providing lunches and refreshment breaks for the conference, in the amount not to exceed $36,302.50.  61% Agency Income, 39% Federal Funds.   

 

#23         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 

#24         Authorize to enter into a contract with Diamond Relocation, Methuen, MA, for building content moving services, in the amount not to exceed $46,654.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 

#25         Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from State Fiscal Year 2014 funds to Drew Carson, Child Support Officer, Division of Child Support Services in the amount of $6,034.05 to compensate for wages that were not paid for State Fiscal Year 2012 & 2013.  66% Federal, 29.38% General, 4.62% Other Funds.   

 

                                Office of Information Services 

#25A      Authorize to amend a sole source contract with Cognosante LLC, Scottsdale, AZ (originally approved by G&C on 12-7-05, Late Item C), for continuation of quality assurance services in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, by increasing the price by $2,547,664 from $13,256,875 to an amount not to exceed $15,804,539.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds.   

 

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management 

#26         Authorize to amend a sole source lease with Peak Three Associates LLC, Littleton, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-22-96, late item R), for the Littleton District Office space, by increasing the price in the amount of $132,418.14 to $3,867,671.64 from $3,735,253.50, and by extending the term to September 30, 2014.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy 

#27         Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with David A. Gruette, Center Barnstead, NH, to provide dental consultant services, in an amount not to exceed $187,200.  Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2016.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.   

  

#27A      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Manatt Phelps and Phillips LLP, New York, NY, to provide professional services to assist in the development and implementation of a mandatory Health Insurance Premium Program and a Premium Assistance Program under the NH Health Protection Act, in an amount not to exceed $1,675,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2015.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.  This item is contingent upon the enactment into law of SB 413-FN-A, 2014 Legislative Session”.   

 

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 

#28         Authorize to enter into retroactive agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated March 4, 2014, to provide homeless shelter operations activities to assist homeless individuals through the Emergency Solutions Grant program in an amount not to exceed $270,816.  Effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                Division of Public Health Services 

#29         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Amy Lucas, Physician Assistant, employed at Coos County Family Health Services, Berlin, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $36,600.  Effective April 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

 

#30         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Dr. Andrea Berry, Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, employed at Mid-State Health Center, Bristol, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in the amount not to exceed $37,500.  Effective April 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

 

#31         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Kelly Bishop-Bartolomei, Doctor of Medicine, specializing in General Surgery, employed at Memorial Hospital, North Conway, NH, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $37,500.  Effective April 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

 

#32         Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with Justin Johnson, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-10-13), to perform additional covert compliance buys at NH Women, Infants, and Children authorized grocery stores, by increasing the price by $6,000 from $6,500 to $12,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#33         Authorize to exercise a sole source contract renew and amend option with Biotage LLC, Charlotte, NC (originally approved by G&C on 3-30-11, item #70), to provide repair and service, by increasing the price by $51,471 from $50,975 to $102,446, and by extending the completion date from March 30, 2014 to March 30, 2017.  85.45% Federal, 14.55% General Funds.   

 

#34         Authorize to amend sole source agreement with Early Learning NH, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C On 9-4-13, item #52), to provide services to prevent and mitigate Toxic Stress in children from birth to age three, by increasing the price by $210,000 from $283,335 to $493,335.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#35         Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Early Learning NH, Concord, NH to provide oversight, management, administrative and project support to NH’s Early Childhood Advisory Council now known as Spark NH, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#35A      Authorize a renewal option to an agreement with Ludmila Anderson, MD, MPH, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-22-12, item #38), to provide epidemiological and health data analysis expertise for the Oral health program, by increasing the price by $10,022 from $238,257 to $248,279.  Effective July 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through August 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

  

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

#36         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Historic Sites to amend a contract with Brian J. Barrett, Henniker, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-4-13, item #67), for additional repairs not covered in the original contract’s scope of services for emergency repairs and exterior restoration of the 1790 Sawyer House, Daniel Webster Birthplace Historic Site, by increasing the amount by $57,500 from $90,000 to $147,500.  100% Other Funds (Agency Income).   

 

#37         Authorize the Bureau of Trails to accept a snowmobile trail easement from Lowe’s Companies, Littleton, NH.  (No State Funds).   

 

#38         Authorize to enter into a contraction with Rowell’s Sewer & Drain LLC, Franklin, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at 8 state park facilities and 2 welcome information centers in the amount of $27,186.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $5,437 to cover any unforeseen septic issues.  Effective April 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014.  81% Park, 19% Highway Funds.   

 

#39         Authorize to enter into a contract with Felix Septic Inc., Bow, NH, for septic pumping and disposal at 8 state park facilities, 3 welcome information centers, 1 historic site, and 1 DRED facility, in the amount of $22,660.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $4,532 to cover any unforeseen septic issues.  Effective April 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014.  79% Park, 20% Highway, I % Bureau of Historic Sites, 1% DRED Administration Funds.   

 

#40         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Jutras Signs Inc., Bedford, NH, to fabricate 11 banners and provide seasonal maintenance for the banners and sunfish structures at Hampton Beach State Park, in the amount of $23,120.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2016.  100% Park Funds.   

 

#41         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Cale America Inc., Tampa, FL, for the wireless parking pay station program at various locations along the seacoast, in the amount of $235,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Agency Income (Hampton Meters).   

 

#41A      Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $36,277 from the Stone Property Trust Fund Control Account for the purpose of funding property maintenance and equipment purchase.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Trust Funds.   

 

#41B      Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to amend a contract with SilverTech Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-14-11, item #61), for web site hosting, maintenance, support and enhancements, in an amount not to exceed $304,500, increasing the amount from $88,000 to $392,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  94% General, 3% Federal, 3% Other Funds.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 

#42         Authorize to accept and expend $19,933 from the State of NH, Department of Safety, Homeland Security Grant Funds, for the purchase of Homeland Security First Responder Equipment, reimbursement of Overtime and Mileage costs associated with Operation Stonegarden activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income (DOS-EMM).   

 

#43         Authorize to lease a 1+/- acre lot located on Greenough Pond in Wentworth’s Location to Donald Couture with the terms and conditions of the approval of the Long Range and Capital Planning and Utilization Committee.  (2)Further authorize to lease a 3+/- acre lot located on Greenough Pond in Wentworth’s Location to Elmer Lang of the North Country Outing Club with the terms and conditions of the approval of the Long Range and Capital Planning and Utilization Committee.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.   

 

#44         Authorize to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH to conduct a research project in support of deer management in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#45         Authorize to hold a Let’s Go Fishing Volunteer Instructor Training and Recognition event on April 5, 2014, in the amount of $4,279.30.  (2)Further authorize to purchase volunteer recognition awards for a cost not to exceed $250 to be presented to volunteer instructors at this event.  (3)Further authorize to pay SAFCO Management Inc., d/b/a Steele Hill Resorts, The Summit Resort, The Hilltop Restaurant, Sanbornton, NH, to provide facilities and buffet dinner for the Let’s Go Fishing Volunteer Recognition and Training Seminar at the Steele Hill Resort on April 5, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 

#46         Authorize to accept and expend $56,113 from the Office of Energy and Planning for purposes of funding work relative to development of an energy efficiency resource standard and the operation of the Granite State Clean Cities Coalition.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.   

 

#47         Authorize to enter into an agreement with Judith A. Pescinski d/b/a Pescinski Industrial Painting, Hill, NH, for industrial painting services to recoat two gravity thickeners, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% WRBP Funds.   

 

#48         Authorize to enter into a lease agreement with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, Wareham, MA, for space for the storage and repair of boats, outboard engines, boat trailers and limnological equipment.  100% Lake Restoration Funds.   

 

#49         Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Swanzey, to finance Swanzey’s portion of the ongoing upgrades to the Keene Wastewater Treatment Facilities in the amount of $855,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  25% Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund, 5% Capital (General), 70% CWSFR Repayment Funds.   

 

#50         Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Farmington, NH, to complete the Mad River Restoration Project Phase 2: Implementation of the Mad River Restoration Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#51         Authorize to award a sole source grant to the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, in the amount of $2,000 to acquire Light Detection and Ranging data for Star, White and Lunging Islands at the Isles of Shoals.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#52         Authorize to award an Aquatic Resources Mitigation Fund grant to the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $277,707 to restore approximately one acre of wetlands and re-direct a section of a stream that is a tributary to Beaver Brook to improve flood storage, wildlife habitat, and nutrient retention.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

 

#53         Authorize to award grant aid funds to the City and Towns as detailed in letter dated March 12, 2014, in the aggregate amount of $6,881,561 for wastewater facility projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

 

#54         Authorize to award grant aid funds to the Cities as detailed in letter dated March 12, 2014, in the aggregate amount of $2,708,484 for wastewater facility projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

 

#55         Authorize to award grant aid funds to the City of Lebanon, NH, totaling $165,150 for the closure of the Lebanon Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

 

#56         Authorize to award an Asset Management grant to the Town of Belmont, NH, in the amount of $15,000 to improve public water system management.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#57         Authorize to enter into a retroactive grant agreement with the City of Portsmouth, NH, totaling $4,521 to fund a Household Hazardous Waste Collection project.  Effective October 19, 2013 through June 30, 2014.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds.   

 

#58         Authorize to accept and place on file the Waste Management Council’s 2012 annual report.  

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 

#59         Authorize to retroactively pay Cindy Ferland, Registered Nurse II (RN II) $55,426.55 for prior year third shift differential wages with current fiscal years funds that were not processed January 20, 2006 to June 14, 2012 inclusive of holiday pay.  33% Federal, 34% Other, 33% General Funds.   

 

#60         Authorize to retroactively pay Trili Timm, Nurse Specialist $1,846.68 for prior year incremental wages with current fiscal years funds that were not processed from August 11, 2012 to June 27, 2013.  33% Federal, 34% Other, 33% General Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 

#61         Authorize to retroactively amend a grant (originally approved by G&C on 7-28-10, item #50), by extending the end date from January 31, 2014 to September 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal ARRA School Improvement Grants.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 21, 2014. 

 

#62         Authorize to accept and expend NH Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Program (grant) funds in the amount of $4,222,476 for FY14/15 from United States Department of Health and Human Services.  (2)Further authorize to establish 3 full time positions as detailed in letter dated February 3, 2014.  (3)Further authorized to establish one part time Program Specialist III, labor grade 23, salary $35,742 - $37,306, not to exceed 29.5 hours/week.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 21, 2014. 

 

#63         Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to amend an agreement with NH Jobs for America’s Graduates, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-19-13, item #200), to provide an additional number of students with employment and training services, by increasing the price by $63,806 from $1,159,202 to $1,223,008.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

 

#64         Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with Alliance Enterprises Inc., Lacey, WA, to provide a hosted Vocational Rehabilitation Case Management System, provision of technical support to assist in the adaptation of the current data, implementation of the system, training, upgrades and maintenance in an amount not to exceed $2,986,539.  Effective April 1, 2014 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2019 with the option to renew for an additional five years.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 

#65         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Rumney, NH, for implementation of project identified through the evaluation of natural hazards, for a total amount of $,284,093.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 25, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

#66         Authorize to transfer $986 within the account titled Department of Safety Disasters, (originally approved by G&C on 11-20-13), to re-align appropriated funds for the purpose of reimbursing costs incurred during the declared event of the February 2013 snowstorm to the Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#67         Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $35,672 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled NH State Police Sobriety Checkpoints for the purpose of combating the DWI problem throughout the State.  Effective April 1, 2014 through September 15, 2014.  100% Agency Income.   

 

#68         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services for the purchase of two cardiac monitors/defibrillators and accessories, in the amount of $57,676.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.   

  

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 

#69         Authorize the Division of Operations to transfer $7,768,000 from Highway Surplus to fund winter maintenance activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Highway Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on March 21, 2014. 

 

#70         Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer funds in the amount of $200,000 from the Turnpike General Reserve Account to budget and expend revenue for operating expenditure that have exceeded budget expectations due the severity of the 2013-2014 winter season and with regard to adjustments needed in staffing operations for toll collection.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2014.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

 

#71         Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $9,640,000 as documented on the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from February 19, 2014 through March 3, 2014.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

#72         Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.22 +/- of an acre parcel of State owned land improved with a single-family residence located at 4014 Brown Avenue in the City of Manchester to Marshall Johnson and Michelle Johnson for $130,900 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  The Department has also agreed s part of the sale to contribute to the buyer $3,900 towards their closing costs.  (2)Further authorize to compensate Prudential Verani Realty from the proceeds of the sale in the amount of $6,545 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.  The net proceeds are $120,455 ($130,900 - $6,545 - $3,900).  It has been determined by the Division of Finance that this parcel was originally purchased with 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.   

 

#73         Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Mechanical Services’ Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending February 28, 2014. 

 

#74         Authorize to amend a sole source retroactive contract with Assetworks Inc., Wayne, PA, (originally approved by G&C on 5-26-10, item #109), to provide continued software maintenance as well as expanding functionalities to the Fleet Management System, by increasing the amount by $227,945.30 from $286,221.61 to $514,166.91, and exercise an option to extend the completion date from January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016.  100% Highway Funds.   

 

#75         Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of James Strickland, Marlow, NH, in the amount of $20,640.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 25, 2014.  100% Highway Funds.   

 

#76         Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into two individual agreements with the firms of McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, and Hoyle, Tanner & Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for on-call engineering services for various bridge projects located throughout the State, for an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 each ($2,000,000 total).  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2017. 

 

#77         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with R.S. Audley Inc., Bow, NH, for replacement of median box beam guardrail with concrete median barrier and other related work along NH 16 (Spaulding Turnpike) in Portsmouth, on the basis of a low bid of $696,482.10.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $34,824.11 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 22, 2014.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

 

#78         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with SUR Construction Inc., Rochester, NH, for upgrading the existing signal system and roadway work at the intersection of NH Route 28 and NH Route 107 in Pittsfield, on the basis of a low bid of $319,499.35.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $15,974.97 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.