GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                                                                            State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
                                                                                                                                                                                            February 11, 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 $21,079 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $21,078.72 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds.  

                                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
               #B.          Authorize the Bureau of Career Development to pay an annual membership fee to the National Consortium for Health Science Education, in the amount of $2,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   


 


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

                                                 NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize to accept the donation of 150 acres in the Town of Hillsborough, NH, from Loring L. Stephens.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
                #B.          Authorize to accept monies totaling $46,438.83 received during the period of October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014 as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
                #C.          Authorize to accept non-monetary donations totaling $4,191 received during the period of October 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014, as a result of contributions. 

 

 

#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 December 31, 2014. 

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

  

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#4            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing with respect to the financing of a loan to Grafton County Economic Development Council located in Plymouth, 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. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Office of Emergency Services 
#5            Authorize to accept and expend Homeland Security grant funds in the amount of $50,687 from the Department of Safety (originally approved by G&C on 9-17-14, item #72), for the purchase of a Zumro Shelter System.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy 
#6            Authorize to amend an existing agreement with Myers and Stauffer LC, Owings Mills, MD (originally approved by G&C on 9-9-09, item #75), to provide additional funds for certain federally mandated auditing functions, by increasing the price by $34,320 from $1,143,242 to $1,177,562.  Effective upon G&C approval.  50% Federal, 50% Other Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#7            Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $111,692 from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH Environmental Public Health Tracking Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to establish 3 full-time temporary positions, utilizing funds from The US Centers for Disease Control/Maintenance and Enhancement of the Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#8            Authorize the Bureau of Laboratory Services to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $559,432 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH Biomonitoring Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to establish 5 positions, utilizing funds from The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biomonitoring Cooperative Agreement.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#9            Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, and the Division of Community Based Care Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services to amend agreements with 12 vendors by increasing the total price by $288,000 from $5,078,864 to $5,366,864 to provide regional public health emergency preparedness and substance misuse prevention services.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#10          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Barbara Wilson, MD, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $75,000.  Effective April 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#11          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Rebecca Parizo, LICSW, 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.   

#12          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Danielle Speer, APRN, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $20,092.  Effective April 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#13          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into an agreement with Amanda Smith, DMD, to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $27,500.  Effective April 1, 2015, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through March 31, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                New Hampshire Hospital 
#14          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Viking Controls Inc., Nashua, NH, to implement an upgrade to the existing Metasys Energy Management System, in an amount not to exceed $42,950.  Effective upon GT&C approval through April 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                Division of Community Based Care Services 
#15          Authorize the Bureau of Military Community Based Care Services to hold a one-day educational conference for military and civilian providers who serve criminal justice system involved veterans on Friday, June 12, 2015 at the Courtyard Marriott & Grappone Conference Center, Concord, NH, for a total not to exceed $16,480.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#16          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a lease-purchase agreement with Summa Humma d/b/a MB Tractor & Equipment, Concord, NH, for lease-purchase of several pieces of heavy equipment, in the amount of $903,160.80.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a lease-purchase agreement with Chadwick BaRoss, Concord, NH, for lease-purchase of several pieces of heavy equipment, in the amount of $143,423.40.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 1, 2018.  (3)Further authorize to enter into a credit financing agreement with Kansas State Bank of Manhattan, Manhattan, KS, in an amount not to exceed $1,051,952.76 for the credit financing of the agreements above.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2018.  98% Highway, 2% Other Funds.   

#17          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Finance and Contracts’ report of all paid Small Claims in the previous second quarter of FY 2015 totaling $3,107.76 for individuals amounts less than $600.  (2)Further authorize to pay small claims for the next Fiscal Year quarter, January 1, 2015 through March 31, 2015.  100% Highway Funds.   

#18          NOT USED   

#19          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 2.4 +/- acre parcel of State owned land located on the westerly side of NH Route 107 in the Town of Pittsfield to 100 Barnstead Road Inc., for $60,000 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further authorize to compensate Locke Associates Inc., from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $3,600 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Originally purchased with 100% Highway Funds.   

#20          Authorize the Bureau of Environment to enter into an agreement with the Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Auburn, NH, for on-call hazardous materials site assessment for various projects and facilities located throughout the State, for an amount not to exceed $750,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 28, 2018.   

#21          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Construction’s quarterly summary of active projects that may require contingency use, for the period through January 2, 2015.  

#22          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Delucca Fence Company Inc., Methuen, MA, for replacement of substandard cable guardrail and “F” terminal end units on US 302 in the Town of Lisbon, on the basis of a low bid of $318,518.75.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $31,851.88 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 26, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#23          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Busby Construction Co Inc., Atkinson, NH, for repairs to outlet/inlet pipes, culvert headwalls and scour protection at 13 culvert and slope pipes, located on the F. E. Everett Turnpike in Nashua, Merrimack, Manchester, Hooksett, Bow and Concord, on the basis of a low bid of $494,335.50.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $24,716.78 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 25, 2015.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#24          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Evroks Corporation, Winnisquam, NH, for bridge rehabilitation work on three bridges in the Towns of Candia and Raymond, on the basis of a low bid of $1,096,489.90.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $109,648.99 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.   

#25          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for pavement rehabilitation of 1.4 miles of NH 120 from Hanover Street north to Etna Road in Lebanon, on the basis of a single bid of $1,924,332.10.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $96,216.11 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 18, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#26          Authorize to transfer funds in the amount of $312,103 in SFY 2015 in Other (Class 027) funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#27          Authorize to accept and expend $60,000 in State Fiscal Year 2015 of additional other funds available from the Department of Education for additional overtime.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds (Agency Class 027); the agency class 027 used by DOE to reimburse DoIT is 100% Federal Funds.   

#28          Authorize, for the benefit of the Department of Safety, to exercise a sole source contract amendment with NIIT Technologies, Atlanta, GA, for technical support services for the Municipal Agent Automation Program, in the amount of $348,000 from $3,002,630 to $3,350,630.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency class 27 used by DOS to reimburse DoIT for this contract is 100% Highway Funds.   

                                STATE TREASURY 
#29          Authorize to proceed with the sale and issuance of up to $20 million of general obligation bonds through a private placement with the NH Municipal Bond Bank should the NH Municipal Bond Bank choose to proceed.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2015. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#30          Authorize the Division of Historical Resources to retroactively renew membership with the National Conference of State Historic Preservation Officers, Washington, DC, in the amount of $5,027.  Effective upon G&C approval for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL 
#31          Authorize to receive an additional appropriation from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $270,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#32          Authorize the State Conservation Committee to budget and expend carry forward funds from State Fiscal Year 2014, in the amount of $230,000; for Grants non-federal, to fulfill the scope of work to award grants for the NHDAMF Number Plate grant program.  These non-lapsing funds are fees collected for moose plate registrations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  97.7% Other – Soil Conservation, 2.3% General Funds (classes 020, 070 & 103 only).  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#33          Authorize to accept and expend grant funds from the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, in the amount of $273,101.12.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#34          Authorize to retroactively pay an invoice in the amount of $3,555 to the Association of State Correctional Administrators, Hagerstown, MD, for annual membership dues for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF CONSUMER ADVOCATE 
#35          Authorize to enter into a contract for professional services with Ben Johnson Associates Inc., Tallahassee, FL, to provide expert services to support participation in the Liberty Utility rate case before the Public Utilities Commission, in an amount not to exceed $29,675.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Utility Assessment Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#36          Authorize the Office of Work Opportunity to enter into a contract for services with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the delivery of Workforce Investment Act Adult and Dislocated Worker Program services, in the amount of $16,000,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#37          Authorize the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a contract for services with the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., for the delivery of Senior Community Service Employment Program services, in the amount of $1,840,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#38          Authorize to enter into a contract with Wildlife Management Institute, Cabot, VT, for consulting services related to Hunter and Angler recruitment, retention and reactivation, in the amount of $4,050.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#39          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $20,000,000 for wastewater treatment system low interest loans to municipalities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Clean Water State Revolving Fund (Federal).  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#40          Authorize the Oil Fund Disbursement Board to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $600,000 for purposes of fuel oil discharge cleanup.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Fuel Oil Discharge Cleanup Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#41          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $369,000 from the US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service to help complete safety assessments of 18 dams and a supplemental watershed plan/environmental evaluation for one dam.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#42          Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the NH Rivers Council in the amount of $65,400 to conduct stream and wetland restoration work through removal of two dams within McQuesten Brook on a parcel of land in Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

#43          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the Town of Exeter, NH, for the engineering, design and permitting of the Great Dam removal project on the Exeter River, in the amount of $75,060.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#44          Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with Sawyer Mill Associates Inc., Dover, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 1-29-14, item #44), for feasibility and cultural resource studies, engineering, and permitting associated with the removal of the Sawyer Mills Upper and Lower Dams, by increasing the amount by $95,000 from $10,000 to $105,000, and by extending the end date to December 15, 2016 from December 15, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#45          Authorize to amend the state aid grant awards for wastewater facility projects, for the eight entities as detailed in letter dated January 23, 2015, in the aggregate amount of $2,483,607.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

#46          Authorize to amend a CWSRF loan agreement with the Town of New London (originally approved by G&C on 11-30-11, item #51), by increasing the amount by $124,000 from $5,461,000 to $5,585,000.  83% Federal Clean Water State Revolving Fund, 17% Capital (General) Funds.   

#47          Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust, in the amount of $66,000 to conduct river restoration work on a parcel of land in Lisbon.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#48          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $143,881 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency, entitled NH State Police Virtual Private Network Installation to provide assistance to departments in designing, configuring, and deploying a VPN solution.  (2)Further authorize to establish class 046 consultant positions for the purpose of providing assistance to departments in designing, configuring, and deploying a VPN solution.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#49          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $1,107,723 for the implementation of cost effective mitigation projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#50          Authorize to establish one part-time temporary Program Specialist IV, LG 24 position to provide NH’s Colleges and Universities with information and support to develop best practices for responding to sexual violence on campus in accordance with state and federal mandates, assist colleges and universities with developing first responder training, and promote cross training among crisis centers, law enforcement, and colleges and universities.  (2)Further authorize the Office of Victim Witness to accept a sub-grant from the Department of Justice in the amount of $72,216 for the purposes of providing NH’s Colleges and Universities with information and support to develop best practices for responding to sexual violence on campus in accordance with state and federal mandates, assist colleges and universities with developing first responder trainings, and promote cross training among crisis centers, law enforcement, and colleges and universities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  10% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#51          Authorize to enter into two sub-grants totaling $6,000 with the Child Advocacy Center of Coos County, and with Granite State Children’s Alliance/Monadnock Region Child Advocacy Center, utilizing funds from the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Children’s Justice Act Grant for the purpose of providing funds to apply for accreditation through the National Children’s Alliance.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#52          Authorize to accept and expend a grant from the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal & Child Health Section in the amount of $9,681, to monitor the activities regarding the Sudden Death in the Young project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Transfer from Other Agency.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#53          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $525,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of March.   

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

#55          Authorize the Office of the State Treasurer, acting on behalf of the Department of Administrative Services to enter into an Equipment Lease/Purchase Agreement with Banc of America Public Capital Corp, in an amount not to exceed $12,691,282 and to enter into an Escrow and Account Control Agreement as of February 11, 2015 by and among the State, Banc of America Public Capital Corp and Bank of America, National Association, as escrow agent.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further authorize the Department of Administrative Services to encumber funds for repayment to Banc of America Public Capital Corp for the payment of construction financing of a contract with Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., to install energy and fossil fuel energy conservation measures at four state owned buildings located on Hazen Drive in Concord, as detailed in letter dated January 30, 2015.   

#56          Authorize to enter into a contract with Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., Valhalla, NY, to install energy and fossil fuel energy conservation measures at four state owned buildings located on Hazen Drive in Concord, in the amount of $12,691,282.  (2)Further authorize to install and pay for additional energy and fossil fuel energy conservation measures with the use of any rebates or grants that may be obtained during the life of the project for a not to exceed cost of $971,991.  Contingent upon receipt of any rebates and or grants.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2021.   

 

TABLED ITEMS 


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

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE (Tabled at 1-28-15 G&C Meeting) 
               #A.         TABLED – Councilor Kenney requested that this item be removed from the consent calendar for discussion.  Following discussion, the Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Kenney, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to table the request to accept and place on file the annual report for FY14. 


                                               
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Tabled at 1-28-15 G&C Meeting)
 
                                                Division for Children, Youth & Families 
#9            TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Kenney, seconded by Councilor Wheeler, and with Councilor Van Ostern voting no, voted to table the request 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. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT (Tabled at 1-28-15 G&C Meeting) 
#37          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pappas, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to table the request 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.