GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
                                                                                                                                                                                                February 25, 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 $47,533 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $47,532.71 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 


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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
               #A.         Authorize Bill (Roger) Poulin, Technical Support Specialist V, to attend the IBM Northeast Users Group Conference to be held March 30, 2015 through April 1, 2015 in Framingham, MA.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary admission in the amount of $575.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

                                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
                #B.          Authorize Margaret Clifford, Chief Compliance Investigator and James Queenan, Compliance Investigator for the NH Board of Pharmacy to attend the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Item Development Workshop to be held March 19-20, 2015 at the NABP Headquarters in Mount Prospect, IL.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary scholarship from NABP including admission not to exceed $1,500 each.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

 

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

                                                OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
                #A.         Authorize the nomination of Major David R. Mattimore, Hampton, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
                #A.         Authorize to amend an existing agreement with Easter Seals of NH Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-15-13, item #40), to conduct Child Care Resource and Referral services in the Manchester catchment area, by adjusting certain budget line items in SFY 2015 in order to meet specified needs.  This is a zero cost amendment with no change to the contract end date of June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Division of Public Health Services 
                #B.          Authorize to amend an agreement with Tara Nelson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, (originally approved by G&C on 3-7-12, item #25), to continue to provide reimbursement for payment of educational loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, by extending the completion date from March 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
               #C.          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with HDR Engineering Inc., Omaha, NE, and Boston, MA (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #230), for the Plaistow Commuter Rail Extension Study, by extending the completion date from March 31, 2015 to July 1, 2015.  No Additional Funding. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
               #D.          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to amend a contract with Flight Line Inc., Salem, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 11-14-12, item #163), to amend the scope of services and extend the completion date from June 30, 2016 to July 15, 2016.  No Additional Funding. 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#5            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing to approve an award of a State Guarantee under RSA 162-A:13 with respect to a loan from Passumpsic Savings Bank to Fort Fairfield BP, LLC located in Colebrook, New Hampshire. 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 Improvement and Integrity 
#6            Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing agreement with Myers and Stauffer LC, (originally approved by G&C on 2-6-13, item #32), to provide audit services for the NH Medicaid Electronic Health Records Post Incentive Payment Audit Program, by increasing the price by $205,665 from $212,190 to $417,855, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  Effective upon G&C approval.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management 
#7            Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing lease with The Maestro Fund III-Bel Canto LLC, Portsmouth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-5-04, item #51B), for the Manchester District Office space, by increasing the price in the amount of $367,506.96 to $7,192,977.24 from $6,825,470.28, and by extending the term to September 14, 2015.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds.   

#8            Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing lease with Riverside Properties of Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-21-09, item #56), for the Southern District Office space, by increasing the price in the amount of $300,042 to $3,300,462 from $3,000,420, and by extending the term to August 31, 2015.  60% General, 40% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#9            Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of Kansas Center for Research Inc., Youngberg Hall, Lawrence, KS, for the use of the Result Oriented Management web-based software product called Results Oriented Management for the provision of data development and reporting, in an amount not to exceed $61,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#10          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, to provide Permanent Housing program services to the chronically homeless, which will facilitate the movement of homeless individuals and families with disabilities to permanent housing and maximum self-sufficiency through the Federal Continuum of Care program in an amount not to exceed $106,687.  Effective retroactive to November 1, 2014 through October 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#11          NOT USED 

#12          NOT USED 

#13          NOT USED   

#14          NOT USED 

#15         NOT USED 

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#16          Authorize to retroactively exercise a renewal option and amend a contract with Stroudwater Associates Inc., Portland, ME (originally approved by G&C on 7-2-14, item #30A), to provide training in Quality Improvements Methods and Tools to an additional 30 employees, by increasing the price by $67,560 from $77,898 to $145,458, and by extending the completion date from January 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#17          NOT USED  

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#18          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $140,000 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 15-26, 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

#19          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 0.45 +/- of an acre parcel of State owned land located on the westerly side of Lamson Road in the Town of Windham to Robert S. Carrier for $45,000 plus a $1,100 Administrative Fee.  (2)Further authorize to compensate Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage from the proceeds of the subject sale in the amount of $2,250 for real estate services.  Effective upon G&C approval.  Originally purchased with 78.9% Federal, 21.1% Highway Funds.   

#20          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Finance & Contracts summary report of Special, Supplemental, and Account Agreements (and their amendments) with utilities, municipalities and railroad entities that result from impacts to the facilities because the Department administered construction projects, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, and prior years 2001 through 2013. 

#21          Authorize the Bureau of Traffic to enter into a sole source contract with Delcan Corporation, Atlanta, GA, for the purpose of providing a System Maintenance Contract for the Advanced Transportation Management System, in the amount of $44,075.  (2)Further authorize an advance payment of $21,500 in FY 2015.  (3)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $22,575 for latent or emergency conditions which may appear during the contract.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 3, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#22          Authorize the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Civil Engineering Department, Durham, NH, to provide statewide asset data management, development, technical support and data collection services for the Statewide Asset Data Exchange Service project, for a fee not to exceed $510,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#22A      Authorize the Division of Operations to transfer $8,835,000 from Highway Surplus to fund winter maintenance activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Highway Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval February 19, 2015.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#23          Authorize to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $160,000 for the purpose of providing funds to the Grafton County Economic Development Council to assist FreshAir Sensor Corporation with its business expansion project.  Effective February 25, 2015 through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
#24          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-17-14, item #31), for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $4,475.50 from $133,401.47 to $137,876.97, and by extending the end date from March 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#25          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-17-14, item #33), for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program, by increasing the amount by $39,367.56 from $97,919.39 to $137,286.95, and by extending the end date from March 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#26          Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive contract amendment with Seneca Corporation, Vienna, VA, (originally approved by G&C on 8-9-06, item #3), for additional help desk support services for the Department of Health and Human Services business units, by increasing the amount by $48,590 from $4,197,523.20 to $4,246,113.20, and by extending the end date from March 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015.  Effective retroactive to December 1, 2014.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: the agency Class 27 used by DHHS to reimburse DoIT for this contract is 58% General and 42% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD 
#27          Authorize to retroactively amend a grant with the University of NH Cooperative Extension, Durham, NH,  (originally approved by G&C on 4-17-13, item #35), for the Ipad Technology for Information Delivery and Assistance to Farmers project, by extending the completion date to August 31, 2015 from December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding.   

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#28          Authorize a $3,774.09 increase in the annual salary of P. Richard McCaffrey, Compliance and Enforcement Counsel, from $85,716.91 to $89,491.  Effective March 6, 2015. 

#29          Authorize to enter into a contract with Louis Karno and Company, Concord, NH, for the provision of consulting services in connection with the initiative to improve and expand the information available to consumers on health insurance premium rate review in NH, in the amount of $89,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#30          Authorize to enter into a retroactive no-cost amendment with RWN Property Services, North Conway, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-20-13, item #44), to add a single location to the existing statewide rooftop snow removal services agreement.  Effective February 12, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 
#31          Authorize to continue one Retail Store Supervisor position #8T2879, salary grade 26, in a temporary status until March 24, 2016, with the estimated cost of $80,770.  100% Liquor Funds.   

#32          Authorize to continue one Retail Store Clerk position #8T2871, salary grade 12, in a temporary status until March 25, 2016, with the estimated cost of $59,724.  100% Liquor Funds.   

#33          Authorize to continue one Warehouseman position #8T2873, salary grade 10, in a temporary status until March 26, 2016, with the estimated cost of $48,483.  100% Liquor Funds.   

#34          Authorize to continue one Warehouseman position #8T2874, salary grade 10, in a temporary status until March 25, 2016, with the estimated cost of $48,483.  100% Liquor Funds.   

#35          Authorize to continue one Retail Store Supervisor position #8T2878, salary grade 26, in a temporary status until March 24, 2016, with the estimated cost of $80,770.  100% Liquor Funds.   

#36          Authorize to continue one Warehouseman position #8T2875, salary grade 10, in a temporary status until March 25, 2016, with the estimated cost of $48,483.  100% Liquor Funds.   

#37          Authorize to continue one Retail Store Supervisor position #8T2877, salary grade 26, in a temporary status until March 24, 2016, with the estimated cost of $80,770.  100% Liquor Funds.   

#38          Authorize to continue one Retail Store Supervisor position #8T2876, salary grade 26, in a temporary status until March 24, 2016, with the estimated cost of $80,770.  100% Liquor Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#39          Authorize to enter into a contract amendment with MHM Solutions Inc., Vienna, VA (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-12, item #139), for the provision of Medical-Dental Services, by increasing the amount by $172,268 from $6,067,903 to $6,240,171.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

#40          Authorize to enter into a contract amendment with Strafford County, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #68), for the provision of In-State Incarceration of State Sentenced Female Offenders Services, by increasing the amount by $310,000 from $1,752,900 to $2,062,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

#41          Authorize to enter into a contract amendment with The Doctor’s Office at Salmon Street, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-13-11, item #34), for the provision of Pre-Assignment & Fitness for Duty Exam Services, by increasing the amount by $7,500 from $30,000 to $37,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#42          Authorize the Division of Economic Development to budget and expend $57,270 for the purchase of a new client relationship management system and to create an online site selection website service.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Transfers from Other Agency.   

#43          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $26,349 from the carry forward revenue balance for the Volunteer Fire Assistance program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#44          NOT USED 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#45          Authorize to accept and place on file the 2014 Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund Annual Report. 

#46          Authorize to enter into a contract with Nelson Analytical LLC, Manchester, NH, for laboratory analytical services, in the amount not to exceed $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other Funds (MtBE Remediation Fund).   

#47          Authorize to retroactively amend a Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-9-14, item #58), to complete the Support for PREP Monitoring Plan Project, by changing the completion date to June 30, 2015 from December 31, 2014.  No Additional Funding.  72% Federal, 28% General Funds.   

#48          Authorize to award a grant to the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, in the amount of $73,656 to build natural resilience to coastal hazards through the restoration of dune habitat in the Hampton-Seabrook Estuary.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#49          Authorize to award a grant to The Nature Conservancy, NH Chapter, Concord, NH, in the amount of $56,650 to design and permit a culvert replacement as well as develop a tidal culvert field assessment protocol.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#50          Authorize a loan agreement with Tagro Homes Inc., d/b/a Pineland Park, Exeter, NH, in the amount not to exceed $262,500 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

#51          Authorize Elizabeth and Kevin Koon’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. 

#52          Authorize Jeffrey and Vicki Kaufman’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. 

                                BOARD OF ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG ABUSE PROFESSIONALS 
#53          Authorize to expend examination fees not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $1,710.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% General Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
#54          Authorize to amend a contract with Technical Gas Products Inc., North Haven, CT (originally approved by G&C on 5-15-13, item #79), for the purpose of providing Oxygen and Respiratory services to the Home, by increasing the amount by $61,668 from $119,340 to $181,008.  Effective  upon G&C approval through January 31, 2016.  33% Federal, 34% Agency Income, 33% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#55          Authorize to retroactively amend a contract with RMC Research Corporation, Portsmouth, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-18-14, item #156), to assist the Department in facilitation, communication and community engagement support, by extending the end date from January 1, 2015 to May 15, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Other Funds.   

#56          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Kansas Center for Research Inc., Lawrence, KS, to administer the Dynamic Learning Maps alternate assessment in English language arts and mathematics, in an amount not to exceed $27,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015, with the option to renew for up to two additional one-year terms.  100% Federal Funds.   

#57          NOT USED 

#58         NOT USED 

#59          NOT USED 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#60          Authorize the Division of State Police, Division of Administration and Division of Motor Vehicles, to transfer funds within various accounting units in the amount of $310,000 for anticipated shortages in current expense, equipment, and telecommunications, for the Fiscal Year 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  92.2% Highway, 7.8% Turnpike Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval February 19, 2015.   

#61          NOT USED 

#62          NOT USED 

#63          Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to exercise an option to extend the original contract with MorphoTrust USA Inc., Billerica, MA (originally approved by G&C on 1-27-10, item #91), for the purpose of providing continued maintenance and support for the automated Driver’s License Testing and Scheduler system, by increasing the amount by $85,640 from $480,262 to $565,902, and by extending the end date from February 28, 2015 to February 28, 2017.  100% Highway Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#64          Authorize to enter into a subgrant totaling $6,079 with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence utilizing funds from the Federal Fiscal Year 2014 Violence Against Women Formula Grant for the purpose of providing a one day training for prosecutors and law enforcement officers regarding campus sexual assaults.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

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

#66          Authorize to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $364,575 and to create one new expenditure class.  The Transfers are made up of $66,500 in general funds, $293,200 in transfer from other agencies, and $4,875 in other funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  18.24% General, 80.42% Transfer, 1.34% Other Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval February 19, 2015.   

#67          Authorize the Risk Management Unit to enter into a contract with Secova Inc., Newport Beach, CA, for the performance of a dependent eligibility verification project in the amount of $160,695.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  32% General, 18% Federal, 3% Enterprise, 12% Highway, 1% Turnpike, and 34% Other Funds.   

#68          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to retroactively enter into a contract with D.L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH, for the Walk-in Freezer Replacement – Surplus Distribution Facility, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $169,900.  Effective February 6, 2015 through June 30, 2015.  55% Federal, 45% Capital – General Funds.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $7,640 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, Capital Clerk for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $177,540.  100% Capital – General Funds.   

#69          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc., Conway, NH, for the North Hampton Beach Access Ramp, for a total price not to exceed $156,950.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 12, 2015.  100% Capital – General Funds.   

#70          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Turnstone Corporation, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-12-14, item #63), for the Main Building Kitchen Demolition, by increasing the amount by $22,625 from $111,650 to $134,275.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 15, 2015.  100% Capital – General Funds.   

#71          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Charters Brothers Construction LLC, Danville, NH for the NH Liquor Commission Headquarters Renovation, for a total price not to exceed $788,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2015.  83% Capital (Store Operations), 17% Other Funds (Store Operations Funds).  (2)Further authorize the amount of $50,300 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $838,700.  100% Other Funds (Store Operations Funds).   

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 TABLED ITEMS 

  

                            DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Tabled at 2/11/15 G&C Meeting) 
#16          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Van Ostern, seconded by Councilor Pappas, voted to table the request of 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 authorized 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 authorized 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.   

 

                            DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD (Tabled at 2/11/15 G&C Meeting) 
#33          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, voted to table the request 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.