GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                                                                    State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
                                                                                                                                                                                    December 23, 2014, 10:00 a.m. 

  

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

    

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

                                                 THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 
                #A.         Authorize to enter Tiffani Coriaty into an Educational Tuition Agreement with NHTI, Concord’s Community College, to participate in the course entitled Accounting I, for the period of January 20, 2015 through May 11, 2015, and to pay said costs not to exceed $666.  Lottery Funds.   

                                                THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 
                #B.          Authorize to enter John Pedone into an Educational Tuition Agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, to participate in the course entitled Accounting Controllership, for the period of February 9, 2015 through April 19, 2015, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,881.  Lottery Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #C.          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $229,608, and the Commissioner of the Treasury to issue checks in the amount of $229,607.50 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
               #D.          Authorize to pay calendar year 2015 membership dues to the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Arlington, VA, in the amount of $6,900.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #E.          Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to continue membership and participation with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, Washington, DC, by paying annual membership dues in the amount of $29,559 for Calendar Year 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

 

 

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

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize to accept donations of two-way radios, computer router, coffee, computer services and software in the amount of $1,075.87 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the cemetery. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
                #B.          Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, Services for Blind and Visually Impaired, to accept a donation in the amount of $100. 

                                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
               #C.          Authorize Margaret Clifford, Chief Compliance Investigator and Board Member John Genovese to attend the Inspection Blueprint Development Workshop to be held January 14-15, 2015 in Rosemont, IL.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary scholarship from NABP including admission to the workshop and travel, accommodations not to exceed $1,500. 

 

 

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

                                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY 
                #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the Fiscal Year 2014 Financial Statements.  

                                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 
                #B.          Authorize to accept and place on file the 2014 Annual Report. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
                #C.          Authorize to accept and place on file the annual report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. 

                                                UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
                #D.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #E.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Mechanical Services’ Monthly Equipment Acquisition Plan status report for the period ending November 30, 2014. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
                #F.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Department of State’s Annual Report for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. 

 

 

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

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize the nomination of Captain Florangel Merten, Shirley, MA for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the nomination of Captain Eric D. Barricklow, Bedford, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize the nomination of Major Mark J. Curdo, Wilmington, MA, 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 
                #D.          Authorize the nomination of Major Nelson E. Perron, Nottingham, 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 
                #E.          Authorize the nomination of Major Jennifer K. Jusseaume, Stratham, 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 
                #F.          Authorize the nomination of William T. Conway, East Greenwich, RI, for appointment to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #G.          Authorize the confirmation of David A. Stevenson, Manchester, NH, to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #H.          Authorize to appoint Elizabeth A. Lahey as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $63,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 14, 2016. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #I.           Authorize to designate Christen Lavers, as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $52,975.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #J.           Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way’s petition to appoint a commission to hold a public hearing on the proposed rehabilitation of Bridge 054/163, Bridge Street, over the Connecticut River, and, if the necessity if found, to lay out the new highway, with a suggested budget of $1,674.32. 

 

 

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

                                                 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Division of Children, Youth and Families 
               #A.         Authorize to amend an agreement with Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY (originally approved by G&C on 7-2-14, item #27), for the provision of expert review and analysis of the draft NH Early Childhood Learning Standards, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2014 to February 28, 2015, with no change to the price limitation of $99,999.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
                #B.          Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the County of Coos, Stewartstown, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-4-13, item #9, in the amount of $470,000), to allow for the energy and weatherization improvements of Brookside Park Apartments in Berlin, NH, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2015 from December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
                #C.          Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-4-13, item #7, in the amount of $258,000), to allow for completion of the replacement of the water system at the Well Hill Cooperative, by extending the completion date to December 31, 2015 from December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
                #D.          Authorize to amend a contract agreement with GDS Associates Inc., Marietta, GA and Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 9-17-14, item #40), for developing model residential solar photovoltaic permitting and zoning and a guide to PV utility interconnection and related educational residential solar PV installations, by extending the end date from February 27, 2015 to March 30, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS AND FOOD 
                #E.          Authorize to amend a grant with Monadnock Conservancy, (originally approved by G&C on 7-10-13, item #20, in the amount of $20,000), for the California Brook Natural Area Project, by extending the completion date from April 30, 2015 to April 30, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Other Funds – Soil Conservation.   

                                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
                #F.          Authorize to amend an award of grant funds to the NH Retail Association (originally approved by G&C on 12-8-10, item #71, in the amount of $2,000,000), for the purpose of partnering with the Jordan Institute to expend its 2009 Energy Efficiency program designed for retail business, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Fund.   

                                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
                #G.          Authorize to amend an award of grant funds to Northwoods Renewables LLC, (originally approved by G&C on 12-20-13, item #67, in the amount of $125,000), to increase the capacity of renewable energy production at the Golden Pond Hydroelectric site in Ashland, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2015 to December 20, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Renewable Energy Fund.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
                #H.          Authorize to amend an existing contract with the Wildlife Management Institute (originally approved by G&C on 2-22-12, item #49), for the restoration and management of Cottontail, by extending the complete date from December 31, 2014 to September 30, 2015.  No Additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #I.           Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the Francestown Land Trust Inc., Francestown, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-6-13, item #92), to provide an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant, by extending the end date to December 30, 2015 from December 30, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #J.           Authorize to amend a memorandum of agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #126), to complete the remaining repairs to Akers Pond Dam in Errol, by extending the completion date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  No Additional Funding.  100% Dam Project Funds.   

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management 
#6            Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive amendment to the lease with DESARN LLC, Bedford, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-16-08, item #62), for office space in Londonderry, NH, by increasing the price of $15,858 to $234,762 from $218,904, and by extending the term to June 19, 2015.  Effective December 20, 2014.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds.   

#6A        Authorize to enter into a retroactive renewal lease with the City of Dover, NH, for office space for the Department’s Juvenile Probation and Parole Officers, in the amount of $116,867.48.  Effective October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2019.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds.   

                                Office of Information Services 
#7            Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing contract with Cognosante LLC, Scottsdale, AZ (originally approved by G&C on 12-1-04, late item E), for continuation of quality assurance services in compliance with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, by increasing the price by $3,213,420 from $15,974,891 to $19,188,311.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  10% General, 90% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#8            Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal & Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $98,721 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Rape Prevention and Education Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#9            Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Dr. Imelyn Fernandez, Family Physician, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective January 1, 2015 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy 
#10          Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Durham, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #86), for the provision of technical and Medicaid administration support by decreasing the price by $60,151 from $3,824,546 to $3,764,395 and changing the scope of services to restructure the service model and rate structure for three current community based services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#11          Authorize to amend existing individual agreements with the health plans as detailed in letter dated December 8, 2014 (originally approved by G&C on 5-9-12, item #54A), to adjust rates to reflect the actuarially certified rate structure for both the current Medicaid population and the new Health Protection Program population, which decreases the SFY 2015 price by $99,543,000 from $752,543,000 to $653,000,000.  Effective January 1, 2015 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through the original end date of June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#12          Authorize to enter into sole source agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated November 13, 2014, to provide Rapid Rehousing services to individuals and families at immediate risk of homelessness, and to facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families to permanent housing and maximum self-sufficiency through the Federal Continuum of Care program in an amount not to exceed $190,518.  Effective January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#13          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Lakes Region Mental Health Center Inc., d/b/a Genesis Behavioral Health, Laconia, NH, to provide Continuum of Care program services to homeless individuals in an amount not to exceed $37,670.  Effective February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#14          Authorize to amend sole source contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated November 13, 2014, (originally approved by G&C on 3-26-14, item #28), to provide homeless shelter operations activities to assist homeless individuals through the Emergency Solutions Grant program, by increasing the price by $53,363 from $106,726 to $160,089, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#15          Authorize to amend sole source contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated November 7, 2014, (originally approved by G&C on 3-26-14, item #28 & on 4-9-14, item #43), to provide homeless shelter operations activities to assist homeless individuals through the Emergency Solutions Grant program, by increasing the price by $174,588.50 from $349,177 to $523,765.50, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2014 to June 30, 2015.  60.95% Federal, 39.05% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 
#16          Authorize to amend existing sole source agreements with two of the fifteen vendors (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-12, item 108 & #102), for a continuum of substance abuse treatment services statewide, by increasing the price by $296,844 from $22,333,404 to $22,630,248 in the aggregate.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  46% Federal, 54% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#17          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $131,356.84 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from November 7, 2014 through December 1, 2014.   

#18          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with East Coast Signals Inc., Deerfield, NH, for replacing signal cabinets and the associated equipment housed inside the cabinet at four locations throughout the State, on the basis of a low bid of $109,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 26, 2015.  100% Betterment Funds.   

#19          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for 8 miles of pavement rehabilitation on NH 12 between Charlestown and Claremont and the Green Mountain Railroad crossing near the intersection of Bridge Street in Walpole, on the basis of a low bid of $1,594,211.75.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $159,421.18 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 28, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#20          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci Inc., Franklin, NH, for bridge rehabilitation work on Main Street over B&M Railroad, Merrimack River and Riverside Street in the Town of Hooksett, on the basis of a low bid of $1,515,398.20.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $151,539.82 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#21          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation and bridge rehabilitation work along approximately 7 miles of Interstate 89 between Exit 12A and Exit 13 from New London to Grantham, on the basis of a low bid of $6,432,993.45.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $321,649.67 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 16, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#22          Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Coastal Economic Development Corporation located in Hampton, NH.  Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. 

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#23          Authorize to award a grant to the County of Grafton, N. Haverhill, NH, for the purpose of providing capacity funding to the NH Alliance of Regional Development Corporations, in the amount of $200,000.  Effective December 23, 2014 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
#24          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Administrative Services, Concord, NH, to support energy efficiency in state buildings, in the amount of $20,000.  Effective December 23, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds (State Energy Program).   

#25          Authorize to enter into a contract with AECOM Technical Services Inc., Boston, MA, for writing services and graphic design for a statewide Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning Business Plan for the federally funded Federal Emergency Management Agency Cooperative Technical Partners Program, in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective December 23, 2014 through February 25, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#26          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the Community Development Finance Authority, Concord, NH, to operate existing revolving loan funds and loan loss reserves which support a program known as Better Buildings under the terms of an ARRA-Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant’s Retrofit Ramp-up Program award to OEP from the Department of Energy.  Effective January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#27          Authorize the Division of Arts to award a Partnership Initiative Grant in the amount of $23,000 to NH Writers Project for the Poetry Out Loud Project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
#28         Authorize to accept a retroactive donation in the amount of $344.50 for travel expenses for Carolyn J. Protzmann, Deputy Adjutant General, who attended the 2014 Annual Commission Meeting of the Interstate Commission on Educational Opportunity for Military Children which was held November 13-15, 2014 in Nashville, TN.
                        
#29          Authorize to commission the individuals, as detailed in letter dated December 10, 2014, as Aides-de-Camp to the Governor in the ranks as indicated.  Effective January 8, 2015.   
 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD 
#30          Authorize the Division of Regulatory Services to budget and expend carry forward funds from the State Fiscal Year 2014, in the amount of $9,222, for various expenses to fulfill the scope of work related to the Good Agricultural Practices program.  These non-lapsing funds are collected to conduct GAP audits of operations in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds – GAP.   

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#31          Authorize to enter into a contract with Gorman Actuarial LLC, Marlborough, MA, to assist in preparing data for and producing an annual supplemental report on the health insurance market in NH, provide consulting services in connection with the annual public hearings concerning health insurance premium rates and to develop a strategic plan for the data collection efforts of the Department, in the amount of $499,470.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  50% Federal, 50% Other Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#32          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Geographic Solutions Inc., Palm Harbor, FL (originally approved by G&C on 9-17-08, item #36), for an additional year of maintenance and support of the Job Match & Labor Exchange System from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, and to extend maintenance on the Spanish language version of JMS, by increasing the amount by $217,002 from $1,484,084 to $1,701,086. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#33          Authorize to open bank accounts with TD Bank to hold the personal funds of inmates and residents under the care and custody of the Department. 

#34          Authorize a salary increase for Joanne Fortier, Warden, NH State Prison for Women, from grade FF maximum, to grade GG step 4, in the amount of $2,298.27 from $87,091.71 to $89,389.98.  

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#34A      Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into four retroactive lease agreements with NH Electric Cooperative Inc., Plymouth, NH, to lease space of certain areas at Mount Kearsarge, Mount Sunapee, Mount Belknap, and Mount Washington.  Effective January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2016 for leases at Mount Kearsarge and Mount Sunapee, and effective October 1, 2012 through September 30, 2017 for leases at Mount Belknap and Mount Washington, with the option to renew for three additional 5-year periods.  (2)Further authorize to set annual fees to be collected in monthly payments to be deposited in the Tower Fund. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#35          Authorize to accept and place on file the annual report of the Oil Fund Disbursement Board. 

#36          Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the City of Portsmouth, and the Town of Wolfeboro, totaling $8,987 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds.   

#37          Authorize to enter into a contract with Arthur Pyburn & Sons Incorporated of Lynnfield, MA, to conduct leak detection surveys at twenty-six NH community water systems, in an amount not to exceed $77,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#38          Authorize to accept and expend $99,179 in Pass-Thru Federal FEMA funds from the Department of Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the purposes of continuing Fluvial Erosion Hazard assessments and technical support of community hazard mitigation plan upgrades.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Other (Interagency Federal Pass-Thru) Funds.   

#39          Authorize the City of Portsmouth’s request to perform work on North Mill Pond in Portsmouth.   

#40          Authorize Daniel and Paula Marston’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro. 

#41          Authorize Melvin Prostkoff’s request to perform work on the Lamprey River in Newmarket. 

#42          Authorize Nancy M. Bulkley’s request to perform work on Great Bay in Durham. 

#43          Authorize the City of Portsmouth’s request to perform work on the Atlantic Ocean in Portsmouth.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#44          Authorize the Division of State Police to retroactively pay Ryan Short for military leave hours not paid in SFY 2013 and SFY 2014 with SFY 2015 funds for a total of $4,145.49.  Effective upon G&C approval.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds.   

#45          Authorize to retroactively pay Anna Griffin the amount of $1,007.78 for accumulated annual leave during SFY 2014 with SFY 2015 funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

#46          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Campton, for the purchase and installation of audio and video equipment, furnishings, and a base radio for the new Emergency Operations Center as well as three portable radios and charger for Emergency Management use for a total amount of $52,355.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#47          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Lempster, in the amount of $34,032 for the purchase and installation of a generator, audio-video system, weather station, and other equipment and supplies for the community’s Emergency Operations Center.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#48          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Chichester, for a total amount of $135,000 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 29, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#49          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend funds in the amount of $16,770, from Fred Fuller Oil & Propane Co. Inc., for the purpose of reimbursing HSEM for costs incurred while providing assistance during the company’s delivery backlog in January 2014.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income. 

#50          Authorize the Division of State Police, Bureau of Marine Patrol, to purchase the property, consisting of land, buildings, and fixtures, Gilford, NH from Lakeside Realty LLC, Glendale Marine LTD, in the amount of $1,345,000 for the construction of a new Marine Patrol headquarters to maximize operations.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  73% Capital, 27% Revolving (both Navigational Safety) Funds.  (2)Further authorize the Division of State Police, Bureau of Marine Patrol, to pay associated closing costs related to the purchase of the property above, in an amount not to exceed $3,000 to Olde Patriot Title Company, bringing the total amount to $1,348,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2014.  100% Revolving (Navigational Safety) Funds.   

#51          Authorize the Division of Emergency Management and Communications to enter into a contract with Red River Computer Co Inc., Claremont, NH, for the purpose of providing professional services to install Cisco Voice over Internet Protocol applications, hardware, and software, in an amount not to exceed $125,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2016.  100% Revolving Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#52          Authorize to enter into subgrants totaling $334,314 utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, Swift and Certain Sanctions/Replicating HOPE Project program for the purpose of funding intensive supervision, drug and alcohol and mental health counseling and pro-social services for probationers.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#53          Authorize to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 3, 2014, for the total amount of $60,000 from the 2015 Regional Drug Task Force appropriations, to support drug task force program operations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

#54          Authorize to accept and expend prior year funds in the amount of $3,716 from the Prosecute Provider Fraud Program for the purpose of allowing the DOJ to provide investigative and litigation support for the Medicaid Fraud Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#55          Authorize to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 3, 2014, totaling $637,500 from the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 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, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to enter into subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated December 3, 2014, totaling $140,000 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.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#56          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $500,000,000 to cover payment of expenditures for the month of January. 

#57          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Friends of Bridges House Inc., Concord, regarding the official premises of the Governor of NH, the Bridges House located in Concord, NH.  The term of the memorandum of agreement will endure until one or both parties decide to terminate the agreement.   

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

#59          Authorize, on behalf of the NH Deferred Compensation Commission, to enter into a sole source contract with Segal Advisors Inc., New York, NY, to develop a RFP and assist the State/NH Deferred Compensation Commission in the evaluation and award of a contract for a third party administrator for the State of NH Public Employees Deferred Compensation Plan, at a cost not to exceed $45,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2016.  100% Agency Income.   

#60          Authorize to enter into a contract with Northern New England Telephone Operations LLC & Enhanced Communications of Northern New England Inc., (Fairpoint Communications), Manchester, NH, for telephone and data communications services, for a total price not to exceed $13,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval, with actual services starting July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2020.   

#61          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corporation, Gilford, NH, for the Welcome and Information Center Improvements, Statewide, for a total price not to exceed $393,587.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $23,615 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $417,202.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2015.  100% Capital – Highway Funds.   

#62          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Morello Construction, Peterborough, NH, for the Sidewalk and Stairs Project – Administrative Office of the Courts, Concord, for a total price not to exceed $39,760.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Operating – General Funds.   

#63          Authorize the Risk Management Unit to amend an existing contract with Anthem Health Plans of NH Inc., d/b/a Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-5-12, item #18C), for the administration of the medical benefit provided to state employees and retirees, in the approximate amount of $406,100, decreasing the total amount of the contract from $20,526,000 to an amount not to exceed $20,119,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  (2)Further authorize the option to extend the existing contract with Anthem, for the administration of the medical benefit provided to state employees and retirees, in an amount not to exceed $13,250,000, increasing the total from $20,119,900 to $33,369,900.  32% General, 18% Federal, 3% Enterprise, 12% Highway, 34% Other, 1% Turnpike Funds.   

#64          Authorize to accept and place on file the report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of September 17, 2014 through September 30, 2014. 

 

TABLED ITEMS 

 

                                        NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT (Tabled at G&C Meeting 12/3/14) 
#56          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pappas, seconded by Councilor Pignatelli, voted to table the request to accept certain rights of enforcement as the beneficiary of the Restated and Amended Declaration of Restrictive Covenants with the Pointe at Riverfront Unit Owners’ Association in Manchester, NH.  There is no cost nor obligation associated with the acceptance of this instrument.