GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                                                                            State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
                                                                                                                                                                                            January 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m. 

  

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

   

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

                                                STATE TREASURY 
               #A.         Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $336,024 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $336,023.24 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to renew a 1-year membership with the US Travel Association, Washington, DC, in the amount of $11,700 for the 2015 calendar year.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

 


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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                New Hampshire Hospital 
                #A.         Authorize to accept donations in the amount of $1,282.90 for the period of October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                New Hampshire Hospital 
               #B.          Authorize to accept non-monetary donations with a value of $765 for the period of October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Glencliff Home 
                #C.          Authorize to accept monetary donations totaling $775 for the period of September 2, 2014 through December 24, 2014. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #D.          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept the donation of two canine ballistic vests with a total value of approximately $4,400 from Kathy Hinds, President of Massachusetts Vest-a-Dog Inc.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

 

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

                                                 NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE 
                #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the annual report for FY14. 

 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #A.         Authorize to designate James C. Vara as an Assistant Attorney General at an annual salary level of $73,250.  Effective February 6, 2015 through September 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #B.          Authorize to designate Benjamin J. Agati, as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $77,000.  Effective February 6, 2015 through October 14, 2019. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE  
                #C.          Authorize to appoint Thomas J. Donovan as the Director of Charitable Trusts and as Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $92,000.  Effective January 30, 2015 through March 22, 2019. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #D.          Authorize to transfer Assistant Attorney General Lisa M. English to position #9U047.  Effective January 30, 2015 through December 11, 2017.  (2)Further authorize to increase the annual salary of Ms. English to $80,000.  Effective February 6, 2015. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #E.          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way’s request to appoint a Commission for a hearing on the proposed improvements to US 4 bridge replacement over Bunker Creek, and if the necessity if found, to lay out the new highway and purchase land as necessary, with a suggested budget of $1,319.10. 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                                
Office of the Commissioner 
#5            Authorize to transfer general funds in the amount of $44,233,213 and to accept and expend Federal Funds in the amount of $15,990,040 and other Funds in the amount of $8,169,802.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 23, 2015. 

                                 Bureau of Human Resource Management 
#6            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2015 funds to Ronald LaFlamme, Plant Maintenance Engineer I, Sununu Youth Services Center, in the amount of $909.65 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2014.  100% General Funds.   

#7            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2015 funds to Kelly McLaughlin, Youth Counselor III, Sununu Youth Services Center, in the amount of $1,066.73 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2014.  100% General Funds.   

                                Division of Family Assistance 
#8            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, for the provision of nutrition education and obesity prevention services for Food Stamp recipients and other low-income individuals who are eligible to receive Supplement Nutrition Assistance Program or benefits from other means-tested Federal assistance programs, in an amount not to exceed $1,036,856.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families 
#9            Authorize to accept private funds for Spark NH, Early Childhood Advisory Council, in order to accept and expend private funds from the NH Charitable Foundation in the amount of $25,000 to support general operations.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015. 

#10          Authorize to amend an agreement with NH Legal Assistance Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-29-14, item #27), to provide civil legal advocacy services to juveniles up to age 18 in Laconia, Nashua, Manchester, Farmington, Conway, Concord, and Rochester areas who are at risk for, or are involved with, the juvenile justice system by providing services through the Youth Law Project, by extending the end date from February 1, 2015 to February 1, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#11          Authorize the Bureau of Population and Community Health Services, Maternal & Child Health Section, Injury Prevention Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $124,608 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH implementation of the National Violent Death Reporting System.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015, and the funds are to be allocated as detailed in letter dated December 10, 2014.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Justice, Concord, NH, for the purpose of collecting, linking and analyzing data from various sources regarding violent deaths including homicides, suicides, and firearm deaths of all intents, for a total of $630,855.  Effective retroactive to September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2019.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 23, 2015. 

#12          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $641,559 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015, and the funds are to be allocated as detailed in letter dated December 19, 2014.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 23, 2015. 

#13          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Community Health Access Network Inc., Newmarket, NH, to coordinate and implement Asthma, Diabetes and Cardiovascular, and Tobacco prevention health care interventions to improve prevention and management of chronic diseases, in an amount not to exceed $628,843.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#14          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Kristin Schmidt, PA-C, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $45,000.  Effective April 1, 2015 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#15          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Carolyn Brown, APRN, in an amount not to exceed $22,500 to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program.  Effective April 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#16          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Gregory Englund, APRN, in an amount not to exceed $5,235 to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program.  Effective April 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#17          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Brittany Horrigan, PA-C, in an amount not to exceed $45,000 to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program.  Effective April 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#18          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Jayne Tarkleson Berube, DO, in an amount not to exceed $51,000 to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program.  Effective April 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 
#19          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $2,187,927.93 for Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Bloc Grant federal Funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on January 23, 2015. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#20          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $169,600 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from December 18, 2014 through January 8, 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

#21          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Awards List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $39,727.89 for the period extending from October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 

#22          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $5,000 as documented in the Damage Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from December 2, 2014 through December 30, 2014.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#23          Authorize the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source agreement with the Northern New England Concrete Promotion Association, Falmouth, ME, for a fee not to exceed $12,000 to participate in the training and certification program.  Effective  upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#24          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to retroactively pay prior year invoices to Unitil, Boston, MA, for electric bills in the amount of $786.19 dated 3/28/12.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively pay a prior invoice to Queen City Paint & Wallpaper, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $79.97 for an invoice dated 1/10/13.  Effective upon G&C approval.  98% Highway, 1% Agency Income, 1% Intra-Agency Transfer Funds.   

#25          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Kenneth Kiper, Newfields, NH, in the amount of $20,975.  Effective upon GC approval through November 6, 2015.  100% Highway Funds.   

#26          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Well Section, to enter into a contract with Skillings & Sons Inc., Amherst, NH, for a 6-inch drilled well and pump on the property of Ray Breton, Gilmanton, NH, in the amount of $21,210.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 6, 2015.  100% Highway Funds.   

#27          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with Cardno TBE, Clearwater, FL, for on-call services to identify subsurface utility facilities statewide, for an amount not to exceed $500,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2018.   

#28          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with American Excavating Inc., Derry, NH, for signalizing the intersection of NH Route 106, Staniels Road and Josiah Bartlett Road in the Town of Loudon, on the basis of a low bid of $1,166,727.54.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $116,672.75 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 11, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#29          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with J.P. Sicard Inc., Belmont, NH, for rehabilitation of the Guildhall Road bridge over the Connecticut River between Guildhall, VT and Northumberland, NH, on the basis of a low bid of $646,290. (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $64,629 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.   

#30          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci Inc., Franklin, NH, for the rapid bridge deck replacement of the US Route 3/NH 11 bypass over NH Route 11A in Gilford, on the basis of a low bid of $1,572,551.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $157,255.10 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 5, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#31          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Weaver Bros Construction Co Inc., Concord, NH, for safety improvements at the US 3/Bow Lane/Pembroke Hill Road intersection in Pembroke, on the basis of a low bid of $1,170,307.60.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $81,921.53 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.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#32          Authorize to award a grant to the City of Claremont, NH, in the amount of $300,000 to support replacement of the drinking water distribution system at the Pleasant Valley Estates Cooperative manufactured housing park.  Effective January 28, 2015 through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                STATE TREASURY 
#33          Authorize to accept and place on file the quarterly reports for the periods ended June 30, 2014 and September 30, 2014. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 
#34          Authorize an annual salary step increase for Mr. Stephan W. Hamilton, Director of the Division of Municipal and Property, unclassified salary grade HH, earning $104,729.36 annually.  Effective January 29, 2104. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#35          Authorize to amend the execution date on a deed transferring a historic preservation easement from February 8, 2012 to February 15, 2012, a Perpetual Historic Preservation Easement consisting of the real property and structure known as the Laconia Federal Building, Laconia, NH, and no appraised value, originally approved by G&C on December 14, 2011, late item D, from US Department of Health and Human Services.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 
#36          Authorize to enter into a lease agreement with NTC Concord Holdings LLC, Concord, NH, for lease of new office space comprised of 2,120 square feet to be located on the ground floor, in an amount not to exceed $170,274.  Effective February 1, 2015 with thirty days delay thereafter providing time for completion of renovations resulting in a rental and occupancy term of March 1, 2015 through February 28, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
#37          Authorize to purchase 19.66 acres of land located in Hooksett, NH, from Hecht Hooksett LLC, for the purpose of constructing a Field Maintenance Shop for the NH Army National Guard, in the amount of $731,864.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds – Capital.   

#38          Authorize to execute the second of two contract renewals with Securitas Security Services USA Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 3-7-12, item #12), to provide armed security services at the Pease Air National Guard Facility in Newington, NH, in the amount of $964,254.72.  Effective February 1, 2015 through January 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#39          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with FIAI Inc., d/b/a Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., Manchester, NH, for liability insurance coverage for Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway and Ski Area (Cannon Mountain), for a total cost not to exceed $273,955.  Effective February 1, 2015 through February 1, 2018.  100% Ski Area Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#40          Authorize to enter into a no-cost contract with Parks by Nature Network LLC, for the purpose of developing, maintaining and providing a free electronic mobile guide.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2017.   

#41          Authorize to enter into a Lease Agreement with the City of Dover, for the purpose of managing and maintaining the City owned public access site on Barbadoes Pond.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019.  No Funding. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#42          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, to assess long term MtBE contamination trends in NH, in the amount of $140,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2016.  100% MTBE Settlement Funds.   

#43          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Alstead, NH, to complete the Lower Warren Brook Restoration Project, in the amount of $87,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#44          Authorize to retroactively amend an agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-11-12, item #43), for the Nutt Pond Watershed Management Plan Implementation Phase 2: West Inlet & Jewett Street School Best Management Practices project by changing the completion date to December 31, 2015 from December 31, 2014.  No additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

#45          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, to implement an outreach and education program to reduce wood smoke emissions in the Greater Keene Area, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment to the Southwest Region Planning Commission, Keene, NH, in an amount not to exceed $20,000 within fifteen days of receiving G&C approval.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% AEP Settlement Funds.   

#46          Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Winnipesaukee River Basin Program to finance the Electrical Switchgear Replacement Project, in the amount not to exceed $935,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% State Funds.   

#47          Authorize a loan agreement with the Berlin Water Works, Berlin, NH, to finance water system improvements, in the amount not to exceed $2,000,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

#48          Authorize a loan agreement with the City of Manchester, NH, to finance water system improvements, in the amount not to exceed $1,200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

#49          Authorize Angel Partners of New Hampshire LLC’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro. 

#50          Authorize Michael C. McDonough’s request to perform work on Little Bay in Dover. 

#51          Authorize Karen G. Walsh Realty Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. 

#52          Authorize 87 Rocky Shore Road Revocable Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro. 

#53          Authorize Terry Daley’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. 

#54          Authorize Dianna Durling McNabb Trust of 1999’s request for a five year permit time extension to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#55          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to provide School-wide Integrated Framework for Transportation, in an amount not to exceed $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016, with the option to renew for up to one additional fiscal year.  100% Other Funds.   

#56          Authorize the Division of Educational Improvement to contract with the American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC, in an amount not to exceed $2,108,551.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015, with the option to renew for up to two additional one-year terms.  66% State, 34% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#57          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $15,468 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, 2015 through June 15, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#58          Authorize to enter into a subgrant totaling $20,000 with the YWCA New Hampshire, utilizing funds from the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Violence Against Women Formula Grant for the purpose of providing a culturally specific advocate at the YWCA New Hampshire.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100%  Federal Funds.   

#59          Authorize to retroactively pay annual dues to the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units in the amount of $5,513 for the Medicaid Fraud Annual Dues for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#60          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $350,000,000 to cover expenditures for the month of February 2015. 

#61          Authorize to accept and place on file the report containing a list of Executive Branch classified employees that have received retroactive payments relating to prior fiscal year payroll events for the period of October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 

#62          Authorize to accept and place on file a report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014. 

#63          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 to allow time for cut-over, and expiring on June 30, 2020.   

 

TABLED ITEMS  

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS (Tabled at 1-14-15 G&C Meeting) 
#17          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to table the request to accept and expend a sub-grant from the Manchester Police Department in the amount of $8,760 to support the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative by providing certified Probation/Parole Officer(s) as part of a dual-agency approach to reduce gun and gang violence in the City of Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT (Tabled at 1-14-15 G&C Meeting) 
#26          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Kenney, voted to table the request to acquire conservation easements on 1321 +/- acres in Conway from The Nature Conservancy, in the amount of $234,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to deposit $22,000 in the NH Land Conservation Endowment held by the Department of Treasury for conservation easement monitoring and stewardship by the Office of Energy and Planning, Conservation Stewardship Program on behalf of Fish and Game and enabled by an MOA approved by G&C on 7-24-13, item #37.  100% Other (Wildlife Habitat) Funds.   

 

                                 DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (Tabled at 1-14-15 G&C Meeting) 
#37          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Sununu, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, voted to table the request of the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a Construction Management contract with Harvey Construction Corp., Bedford, NH, for the Department of Safety Marine Patrol Headquarters, Gilford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $7,998,717.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $225,000 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $8,223,717.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $234,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $8,457,717.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2016.  100% Other (Navigation Safety) Funds.