GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                October 29, 2014, 10:00 a.m. 

  

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

 

#1            MOP 150, I, B (1): Expenditure Approvals 

                                                 DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #A.         Authorize to enter Patrick Bell into an educational tuition agreement with HeatSpring LLC, Ann Arbor, MI, to participate in the course entitled Land Boundary Master Class, for the period of November 3, 2014 through December 19, 2014, and to pay said costs in the amount of $995.  100% Other Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #B.          Authorize to enter Jason Bisson into an educational tuition agreement with Divers Den Dive Shop Inc., Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Open Water Diving, for the period of November 6, 2014 through December 18, 2014, and to pay said costs in the amount of $575.  100% General Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #C.          Authorize to enter Robert W. Gordon Jr into an educational tuition agreement with Divers Den Dive Shop Inc., Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Open Water Diving, for the period of November 6, 2014 through December 18, 2014, and to pay said costs in the amount of $575.  100% General Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
               #D.          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $149,911 and the Commissioner of the Treasury to issue checks in the amount of $149,910.50 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 


#2            MOP 150, I, B (2): Approval of Acceptances
 

                                                 DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #A.         Authorize the Division of State Police to accept the donations of 28 David Clark headsets with a value of approximately $19,311.88 from Banneker Industries to be used by the Division of State Police Special Enforcement Unit.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #B.          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept a donation from Jane Byers in the amount of $1,000 for the purpose of purchasing ballistic vest(s) for the State Police K-9’s. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize to accept donations of plants for walkway, computer services, brick and paver engraving, and a used computer in the amount of $2,127.97 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the cemetery. 

 

#3            MOP 150, I, B (3): Reports and Findings 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending September 30, 2014.  

 

#4            MOP 150, I, B (4): Nominations, Confirmations and Appointments 

                                                 THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize the nomination of Captain Derek S. Brindisi, Worcester, MA, for promotion 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. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the nomination of Major Trevyr C. DuPont, Portsmouth, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize the confirmation of Barry W. Groton, Charlestown, NH, to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #D.          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Ways Petition for a hearing on the proposed improvements to NH Route 123A in the Town of Acworth.  A Commission should be appointed to hold a hearing, and, if the necessity is found, to layout the new highway at this location, with a suggested budget of 1,160. 

 


#5            MOP 150, I, B (5): Other Items
 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #A.         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, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  No Additional Funding. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #B.          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to amend an agreement with Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., Bedford, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-10-11, item #135), for the final design for the reconstruction and widening a 2.7 mile section of NH 12 in the Towns of Walpole and Charlestown, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2014 to December 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding. 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#6            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of five (5) 2.85 mega-watt utility grade wind turbines by the Business Finance Authority for Jericho Power LLC in Berlin, New Hampshire.  Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act.  

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Office of Minority Health & Refugee Affairs 
#7            Authorize to enter into an agreement with Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success, Manchester, to provide social services that lead directly to self-sufficiency for refugees in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#8            Authorize to enter into agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 6, 2014, to provide services which promote the health and wellbeing of newly arrived and vulnerable NH refugees, in an amount not to exceed $225,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#9            Authorize to enter into agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 6, 2014, to provide educational support and school-related social services to NH refugee students in an amount not to exceed $300,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 14, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#10          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Community Action Program of Strafford County, Dover, NH, to provide Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing services to homeless individuals and individuals in danger of becoming homeless in Rockingham and Strafford Counties, in an amount not to exceed $249,822.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Family Assistance 
#11          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Catholic Charities d/b/a NH Food Bank, Manchester, NH, to provide outreach activities and assistance to individuals regarding the Food Stamp Program, in an amount not to exceed $23,725.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families 
#12          Authorize to accept private funds for Spark NH, Early Childhood Advisory Council, per Executive Order 2011-03,  in order to accept and expend private funds from (a) the Endowment for Health in the amount of $62,500 to support general operations, and (b) the Coos Coalition for Young Children and Families in the amount of $2,000 for consultation and advising.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015. 

#13          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators, Braintree, MA, to provide a review of the juvenile justice system in NH, including Juvenile Probation and Parole field services and the Sununu Youth Services Center, in preparation for the return of seventeen year-old youth to the juvenile justice system from the adult corrections system in the State of NH, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 20, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                Division of Client Services 
#14          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source amendment to an agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-12, item #77), for the provision of disability determination services, by increasing the price by $100,000 from $926,750 to $1,026,750, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2014 to October 31, 2014.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds.   

#15          Authorize to execute a sole source contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Pittsburgh, PA, to provide enhancements to the New HEIGHTS public assistance eligibility system and NH EASY, the client portal for DHHS to support key DHHS client service objectives including expansion of the “No Wrong Door” principle, automation and process efficiencies and infrastructure that supports client-centric service delivery in an amount not to exceed $15,457,321.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  88% Federal, 12% Capital – General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health 
#16          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with Harbor Homes Inc., Nashua, NH, to administer the Housing Bridge Subsidy Program which provides housing services and subsidies for rent for persons with mental illness who are at risk of becoming homeless in an amount not to exceed $9,948,020.  Effective October 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#17          Authorize the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to enter into a sole source agreement with Scientific Technologies Corporation, Tucson, AZ, for the purpose of development of the NH Electronic Disease Surveillance System and the Patient Reporting Investigating Surveillance Manager System, in an amount not to exceed $87,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#18          Authorize to establish a list of Home Health Care Agencies, with the ability to expend to include additional agencies licensed by the NH Board of Nursing to provide skilled nursing visits and homemaking services for clients enrolled in the NH Ryan White CARE Program, in the amount of $20,000 each State Fiscal year for a total of $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other (Pharmaceutical Rebates).   

                                Bureau of Developmental Services 
#19          Authorize to enter into agreements with Laura Sheppard, Amherst, NH and Paul Woodmansee, Bedford, NH, to provide complaint investigator services, by conducting investigations of abuse, neglect, exploitations, and rights violations, by increasing the amount by $56,000 from $187,250 to an amount not to exceed $243,250 in the aggregate.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

                                 Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services 
#19A      Authorize to accept and expend Senior Medicare Patrol Capacity Building Grant federal funds from the Administration for Community Living in the amount of $32,832.  Effective upon G&C aprpova through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#20          Authorize the Bureau of Finance & Contracts to accept and place on file the report of all paid Small Claims in the previous first quarter of FY 2015 totaling $3,796.28 for individual amounts less than $600.  (2)Further authorize to pay small claims for the next Fiscal Year quarter, October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.  100% Highway Funds.   

#21          Authorize the Bureau of Operations to retroactively pay prior year invoices to Fairpoint Communications, Lewiston, ME, for telephone bills in the amount of $905.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively pay prior year invoices to Motion Industries, Boston, MA, for miscellaneous sockets and wrenches in the amount of $895.06.  Effective upon G&C approval.  98% Highway, 2% Agency Income Funds.   

#22          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $89,789.95 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from September 23, 2014 through October 6, 2014.   

#23          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with the Town of Hanover, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-18-12, item #141), for improvements to a joint-use transit stop on Wheelock Street in Hanover, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2014 to September 30, 2015.  No Additional Funding.   

#24          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a sole source contract amendment with North Country Council Inc., Bethlehem, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #236), for coordinated transportation services for elderly persons and persons with disabilities, by increasing the amount by $10,166 from $330,271 to $340,437.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#25          Authorize the Bureau of Planning and Community Assistance to enter into agreement with the Towns of Sanbornton, Northfield, Tilton and Chichester under the State Aid Highway Program through a local project administration process to reconstruct and reclassify Lower Bay Road in Sanbornton, Sandogardy Pond Road in Northfield, Calef Hill Road in Tilton, and Canterbury Road in Chichester.  (2)Further authorize to increase the state share of the project costs from $66.67% to 80%, increasing the state share from $4,833,575 to $5,800,000, an increase of $966,425.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Highway Funds.   

#26          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Roadsafe Traffic Systems Inc., Avon, MA, for sign replacement along Turnpike facilities in Merrimack, Hooksett, Greenland, and Dover, on the basis of a single bid of $467,333.71.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $23,366.68 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2015.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#27          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Laconia Airport Authority to purchase snow-removal equipment for the Laconia Municipal Airport, in the amount of $302,088.46.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.  94.74% Federal, 5.26% General Funds.   

#28          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Pease Development Authority to design and permit the removal of on-airport obstructions (trees) at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, in the amount of $316,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2018.  94.74% Federal, 5.26% General Funds.   

#28A      Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an Interstate Bridge Agreement with the State of Maine to allow the Department of reimburse Maine for half of the costs totaling $173,000,000 associated with the replacement of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge carrying US 1 Bypass over the Piscataqua River between Portsmouth, NH and Kittery, ME.  Effective upon G&C approval through construction, inspection, and final acceptance of the complete project.  (50% NH, 50% ME).   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
#29          Authorize to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $54,212 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the Cooperating Technical Partners Program/Map Modernization Support.  Effective October 29, 2014 through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds (FEMA MMMS).   

#29A      Authorize to conduct a one-day conference on May 2, 2015 at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH, to provide training to local land use board members, for a total cost not to exceed $21,000.  (2)Further authorize to accept registration fees in an amount not to exceed $21,000.  Effective October 29, 2014 through May 2, 2015.  100% Other Funds (Registration Fees).   

                                JOINT BOARD OF LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION 
#30          Authorize to renew membership with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, Fairfax, VA, in the amount of $5,485.  Effective October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                STATE TREASURY 
#31          Authorize the State Treasurer, or Commissioner of the Treasury, as Trustee of the NH Higher Education Savings Plan Trust to amend the document relating to the NH College Tuition Savings Plan as detailed in letter dated October 16, 2014.  Effective October 29, 2014. 

#31A      Authorize the Commissioner of the Treasury to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $100 million of general obligation bonds through a competitive process, negotiated sale or private placement.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2015. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#32          Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Public Value Partnership Grant in the amount of $13,000 to Arts Alliance of Northern NH, to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 
#33          Authorize to pay the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Washington, DC, annual dues in the amount of $3,846.  Effective retroactive to October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#34          Authorize to accept funds from the University of NH, Durham, NH, for their participation in a series of project meetings associated with the Disability Community Planning Group of the UNH Institute on Disability, Disability and Public Health Project, in State Fiscal Year 2015.  100% Other (UNH grant) Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#35          Authorize to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $20,622 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the New England High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area to support the “NH Safe Streets Task Force” initiative by providing certified Probation/Parole Officer(s) to increase officer presence with the primary focus in the City of Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#36          Authorize a retroactive contract renewal option with Grevior Funiture Inc., Franklin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-12, item #143), for the provision of retail store space, sales staff, potential advertising, and transit services for inmate made crafts/products.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.   

#37          Authorize to exercise a retroactive inter-agency memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Safety which will establish reimbursement cost rates for the NH Department of Corrections, Correctional Industries Plate Shop’s manufacture of motor vehicle number plates.  Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
#38          Authorize to budget and expend the prior year balance forward funds in the safety Division’s Gas Pipeline Carriers accounting unit, in the amount of $21,650 which will be used to fund travel and training required by the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#39          Authorize to accept and place on file the Division of Travel and Tourism Development’s report of funds for the period ending June 30, 2014. 

#40          Authorize to accept and place on file the Division of Travel and Tourism Development’s report on activity within the Division’s Revolving Fund for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. 

#41          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 Adult and Dislocated Worker services, by increasing the amount from $15,307,212.04 to $15,433,963, an increase of $126,750.96.  100% Federal Funds.   

#42          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Rockingham County Conservation District, Brentwood, NH, for base funding to continue with existing management objectives and move forward with new restoration initiatives at Odiorne Point State Park, in the amount of $11,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Park Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#43          Authorize to acquire fee title to 65 +/- acres in Springfield, NH from the Law Office of Mark R. Dunn on behalf of Hollister and David Petraeus and William A. and Sandra S. Knowlton, in the amount of $149,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 27, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#44          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Mark Damian Duda & Associates Inc., d/b/a Responsive Management, Harrisonburg, VA, for the purpose of implementing a Game Population Preference Survey as part of a comprehensive planning in order to quantify resident opinions, concerns and desires regarding bear, moose, turkey, deer and select furbearer and small game species and their management in NH, in an amount not to exceed $18,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  75% Federal, 25% Other (Game Management) Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#45          Authorize to retroactively pay 2015 membership dues to The Environmental Council of the States, Washington, DC, in the amount of $11,000 for the period of October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#46          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the Department of Resources and Economic Development, to provide Wetlands Condition training to wetland professionals and the public, in the amount of $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#47          Authorize to award a sole source grant agreement to the NH Association of Conservation Districts, Concord, NH, in the amount of $10,000 for Natural Resource Conservation Service Technical Service Provider Certification for Developing Nutrient Management Plans.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#48          Authorize the name change to Lauren Olitski Poster and the request to perform work on Wentworth Lake in Wolfeboro. 

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
#49          Authorize to continue to pay a straight 30% salary enhancement (originally approved by G&C on 7-11-12, item #76), for another two-year period effective retroactive to August 14, 2014 and expiring on August 13, 2016 for the Board’s 4 pharmacist positions for retention/recruitment purposes. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#50          Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract with NH Project Learning Tree, Concord, NH, to implement the Mathematics and Science Partnership Project entitled Building Vertical Science Literacy Through Environmental Themes and Field Investigations, in an amount not to exceed $106,250.  Effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, with the option to renew for up to two additional fiscal years.  100% Federal Funds.   

#51          Authorize to enter into a contract with Audrey Ald, Hopkinton, NH, to provide training to Institutions of Higher Education on federal reporting requirements, in the amount not to exceed $15,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#52          Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services for sub-grantees to administer the Metropolitan Medical Response System portion of the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security Grant Program, in the total amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#53          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $39,000 of federal funds from the NH Department of Justice entitled Crime Data on the Internet for the purpose of purchasing a new National Incident Based Reporting System Repository.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

#54          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $88,880 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled DWI Patrols for the purpose of combating the DWI problem statewide.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#55          Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions. 

#56          Authorize that $160,600,549 be lapsed from the Working Capital Warrant for the months of November 2013 (14-05) through July (15-01).  (2)Further authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $400,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of November 2014. 

#57          Authorize to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. 

#58          Authorize to accept and place on file the list of Executive Branch classified employees that have received retroactive payments relating to prior fiscal year payroll events for the period of July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2014. 

#59          Authorize a new chapter of the Manual of Procedures, Chapter DAS MOP 1300 (“Reimbursement of Travel, Meal and Lodging Expenses”) and amendment of the existing Manual of Procedures, Section 1100, Reimbursement of Travel, Meals and Lodging Expense.  Effective upon G&C approval.