GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
                                                                                                                                                                                            State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
                                                                                                                                                                                            April 8, 2015, 10:00 a.m. 

  

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

 

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

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 
                #A.         Authorize to enter Christina M. Demers into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Multinational Corporate Environment, for the period of April 27, 2015 through July 4, 2015, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,881.  100% Liquor Funds.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 
                #B.          Authorize to enter John Pedone into an educational tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in the course entitled Financial Management, for the period of April 27, 2015 through July 5, 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 $162,523 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $162,523.07 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

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

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 
                #A.         Authorize to accept a donation of 25 Freeway Hands-Free headsets from GN Netcom, Nashua, NH, with an estimated value of $2,775.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 
               #B.          Authorize to accept a donation from the Languedoc Sud de France, in the amount of $2,750 for hotel accommodations, meals and transfers in Bordeaux, France for one Liquor Commission employee to attend the 2015 Vinexpo Wine Exhibition in Bordeaux, France from June 13-20, 2015.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE BOARD OF MEDICINE 
                #C.          Authorize Executive Director Sarah Blodgett to attend the Federation of State Medical Boards annual conference to be held April 23-25, 2015 in Ft. Worth, TX.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary scholarship from Federation of State Medical Board including admission to the conference and travel, meals, and accommodations not to exceed $1,800.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

                                                 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
                #D.          Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, Bureau of Career Development, to accept a donation in the amount of $1,000.   

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
                #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Van Ostern with regard to a certain project in participation with University System of New Hampshire, Concord, NH. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
                #A.         Authorize the nomination of Captain Natalie Jean Friedenthal, Concord, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL 
                #B.          Authorize the nomination of Captain Ryan M. Tannian, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified. 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Office of Emergency Services 
#5            Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Olson Group Ltd., Alexandria, VA, to facilitate and coordinate a series of scenario-based public health emergency exercises with a price limitation of $701,275.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 
#6            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2015 Funds to Anthony Mecheau, Mental Health Worker II, NH Hospital, in the amount of $1,259.44 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2015.  100% General Funds.   

#7            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2015 funds to Matthew Moran, Youth Counselor III, Division for Children, Youth and Families in the amount of $4,497.96 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2014.  100% General Funds.   

#8            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2015 funds to Regina Lamprey, Business Administrator III, Division of Family Assistance in the amount of $3,036.67 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2014.  100% General Funds.   

#9            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2015 funds to Ejona Haxhija, Youth Counselor II, at Sununu Youth Services Center in the amount of $3,605.81 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2013/2014.  100% General Funds.   

                                Office of Medicaid Business and Policy 
#10          Authorize to accept and expend Other funds in the amount of $334,000 from the NH Insurance Department, to assist in the funding of the NH Comprehensive Health Information System data consolidation effort.  Effective upon GC approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#11          Authorize to accept and expend additional federal funds from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $2,932,930.  (2)Further authorize to transfer $301,672.86 within federal grants entitled “Adult Medicaid Quality Grant” from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, to re-align appropriated funds for the purpose of executing the mission of the Medicaid Quality Program at the state level.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#12          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), to complete the Adult Medicaid Quality project, by increasing the price by $269,605 from $3,764,395 to $4,034,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Client Services 
#13          Authorize to accept and expend Federal Funds in the amount of $3,935,131 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for the purposes of making changes to the New HEIGHTS eligibility system to comply with federally required guidelines in the area of system security.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#14          Authorize to amend an existing sole source contract with Deloitte Consulting LLP., Harrisburg, PA, (originally approved by G&C on 10-3-12, item #36), to enhance the security of Medicaid data within the integrated eligibility domain, by increasing the price by $4,368,000 from $50,224,543.33 to an amount not to exceed $54,592,543.33.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original completion date of September 30, 2016.  90% Federal, 10% General Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#15          Authorize a renewal option to a contract with Easter Seals NH Inc., Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 4-17-13, item #48), for the provision of after hours information and referral services, by increasing the price by $85,750 from $84,967 in an amount not to exceed $170,717, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to June 390, 2017.  39% Federal, 61% General Funds.   

#16          Authorize a renewal option to a contract with Granite State College, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 12-20-13, item #58), to administer a tuition assistance program for the provision of tuition assistance for Child Care Teachers and Directors of Child Care Programs for Young Children, by increasing the price by $600,000 from $450,000 in an amount not to exceed $1,050,000, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#17          Authorize a renewal option to a contract with Southeastern Regional Educational Service Center, Bedford, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-1-13, item #36), to conduct Afterschool Provider Support services, by increasing the price by $300,000 from $300,000 in an amount not to exceed $600,000, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#18          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation for the State Innovation Models: Round Two of Funding for Design and Test Assistance, in the amount of $1,818,182.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#19          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Statistics and Informatics, Occupational Health Surveillance Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $11,918 from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health to fund the NH Occupational Health Surveillance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.   

#20          Authorize to establish a list of dentists, with the ability to expand said list to include additional interested dental contractors to provide necessary dental treatment for clients enrolled in the NH Ryan White CARE Program.  No maximum client or service volume is guaranteed.  Accordingly, the price limitation among all agreements is $100,000 each State Fiscal Year for a total of $200,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other Funds.   

#21          Authorize a renewal option and amend a contract with Community Action Program of Belknap and Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-14-13, item #37), to provide nutritious fruits and vegetables benefits to low-income seniors participating in the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, by increasing the price by $273,984 from $173,810 to $447,794, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#22          Authorize a renewal option and amend a contract with Mary Jane Sullivan, Hampton, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-17-13, item #43), to provide technical expertise and monitor the quality improvement activities of the NH Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Program, by increasing the price by $50,000 from $50,000 to $100,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#23          Authorize a renewal option and amend an agreement with the Trustees of Dartmouth College, (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #94), to continue to provide an administration center for the provision of breast and cervical cancer screening, by increasing the price by $576,000 from $576,000 to $1,152,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  59% General, 41% Federal Funds.   

#24          Authorize a renewal option and to amend an agreement with Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #93), to continue to provide a comprehensive screening program for the early detection of breast and cervical cancer in greater Manchester, by increasing the price by $184,000 from $184,000 to $368,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#25          Authorize a renewal option and to amend four contracts with vendors as detailed in letter dated February 17, 2015, (originally approved by G&C on 5-15-13, item #’s 47, 48, and 49), to provide statewide Women, Infants and Children, Commodity Supplemental Food Program, and Breastfeeding Peer Counseling program services to low income women, children, and seniors, by increasing the price by $6,555,737 from $6,649,815 to $13,205,552, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2015 to June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#26          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy & Performance, to enter into agreements with five vendors as detailed in letter dated February 27, 2015, to provide reimbursement for payment of education loans through the State Loan Repayment Program, in an amount not to exceed $177,435 for Corinne Sullivan, MD.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Development Services 
#27          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the Brain Injury Association of NH, Concord, NH, to develop and implement a Traumatic Brain Injury Playbook for students that return to academics after experiencing mild Traumatic Brain Injury or concussion, in the amount of $959,552.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Community Based Military Programs 
#28          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Dare Mighty Things LLC, Portsmouth, NH, to provide Outreach, Education and Training services that will benefit NH veterans, service members and their families, in an amount not to exceed $232,146.19.  Effective upon &C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#29          Authorize the Division of Operations to transfer $968,444 between various accounts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#30          Authorize the Project Development Division to accept and expend revenue in the amount of $2,080,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to cover required reimbursement of preliminary engineering and right of way costs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#31          Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer $127,000 within Turnpike Fund accounting units and classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#32          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Finance and Contracts’ summary of contracts with various private contractors to assist with winter maintenance activities, emergency repair of infrastructure due to flooding or other unexpected natural disasters, along with highway and bridge maintenance efforts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. 

#33          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $433,930 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 27, 2015 through March 10, 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#34          Authorize the Bureau of Rail and Transit to amend the deed for a 0.12 +/- acre parcel of former State owned railroad land by removing the provision that states, “Should the Grantee wish to dispose of the property, it must first be offered to the Grantor.  80% of any proceeds from such sale shall be returned to the Grantor”. 

#35          Authorize the Bureau of Environment to enter into two pre-qualified, low bid, cost-based contracts for a combined total of $450,000 with the firms: (1)Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC, Stoddard, NH, for $240,000 and (2)Northeast Archaeology Research Center Inc., for $210,000 to undertake certain cultural resource investigations involving Pre-Contact, Native American archaeological studies for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2018. 

#36          Authorize the Bureau of Environment to enter into two pre-qualified, low bid, cost-based contracts for a combined total of $450,000 with the firms: (1)Monadnock Archaeological Consulting LLC, Stoddard, NH, for $240,000 and (2)Hartgen Archaeological Associates Inc., Rensselaer, NY., for $210,000 to undertake certain cultural resource investigations involving Pre-Contact, Native American archaeological studies for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2018. 

#37          Authorize the Bureau of Environment to enter into four pre-qualified, low bid, cost-based agreements for a combined total of $750,000 with the firms: (1)Lisa Mausolf Preservation Consultant, Reading, MA, for $232,500;  (2)Hunter Research Inc., Trenton, NJ, for $202,500; (3) Preservation Company, Kensington, NH, for $172,500; and (4)Historic Documentation Company Inc., Portsmouth, RI, for $142,500 to undertake certain architectural history investigations for transportation purposes.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2018. 

#38          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Maintenance to enter into a contract with Interstate Electrical Services Corporation, North Billerica, MA, for electrical services for facilities maintained by the Bureau of Highway Maintenance Districts 4, 5, and 6, in the amount not to exceed $145,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Highway Funds.   

#39          Authorize the Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into two agreements with Sanborn, Head & Associates Inc., Concord, NH, and GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Bedford, NH, for on-call geotechnical engineering and related technical services statewide, in the amount of $300,000 each, $600,000 combined total.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#39A      Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for roadway resurfacing on approximately 6 miles of NH 101 between Candia and Epping, on the basis of a low bid of $5,749,637.20.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $574,963.72 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 25, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#40          Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Littleton, NH, in the amount of $169,000 for the purpose of providing funds to the Northern Community Investment Corporation.  Effective April 22, 2015 through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
#41          Authorize to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $36,000 from the US Department of Energy for the State Energy Programs formula grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#42          Authorize to transfer funds in the amount of $568,152 in SFY 2015 in Other (Class 027) funds.  This transfer will have no impact on General Funds or State Revenue.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds; the agency class 027 used by the Department of Safety to reimburse DoIT is 100% Highway Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#43          Authorize to enter into a finance agreement with Banc of America Public Capital Corp, Chicago, IL, in the amount of $533,527.04 for the purpose of procuring Cisco routers and other networking equipment supplied by ePlus Technology Inc., to support NH State Liquor Commission retail store and headquarters operations.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 13, 2019.  100% Other (Agency Class 27) Funds: The Agency Class 27 funds used by NHSLC to reimburse DoIT for this work are 100% Liquor Enterprise Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS AND FOOD 
#44          Authorize to budget and expend carry forward revenue funds totaling $1,743 received from previous fiscal years for the period from G&C approval to June 30, 2015.  These funds are needed for class 069 Promotional Marketing to fulfill the scope of work.  These funds are to assist NHDAMF in the farm risk management and crop insurance, along with other marketing activities and improvements, coordinating/sponsoring risk management workshops for NH producers, and New Alerts in the Weekly Market Bulletin.  100% Other Funds – UNH Risk Management.   

#45          Authorize to enter into a grant with Cheshire County Conservation District, Walpole, NH, in the amount of $16,340 for the Falls Brook Restoration Project, in the town of Swanzey, Cheshire County.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2017.  100% Other Funds – State Conservation Committee.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#46          Authorize to extend multiple positions in a temporary status for one year.  The estimated fiscal impact to extend these positions is $37,450.88 for SFY 2015, $389,446.95 for SFY 2016, and $11,863.01 for SFY 2017.  These positions will be funded through existing federal funds. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#47          Authorize the Office of Workforce Opportunity to enter into a sole source memorandum of Understanding with the Community College System of NH, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #42), for the implementation and delivery of a Job Readiness Certificate program for unemployed NH citizens, in an amount not to exceed $3,600,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2019.  100% Other Funds – Job Training Program.   

#48          Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into contracts with four distribution companies as detailed in letter dated March 3, 2015, to provide distribution of brochure program participant’s publications to the Welcome and Information Centers.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016. 

#49          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $23,000 excess funds from the Forest Management and Protection Fund for maintaining and enhancing the programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#50          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Safety for the purpose of providing Operation Stonegarden Detail Patrols.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend $12,879 from the NHDOS to offset the personnel expenditures plus the purchase of one ATV and two helmets for providing Operation Stonegarden Detail Patrols.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Other Funds.   

#50A      Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism to enter into a contract with Project Resource Group LLC, Francestown, NH, for repairs to the vending housing building at the Salem Welcome and Information Center, in the amount of $44,444.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 20, 2015.  100% Revolving Fund.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#51          Authorize to accept and expend $6,000 from Project Learning Tree to pay for printing and distribution of the spring editions of the “Wild Times’ kids newspaper.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#52          Authorize to enter into an agreement with Judith A. Pescinski d/b/a Pescinski Industrial Painting, Hill, NH, for industrial painting services to recoat two clarifiers, in the amount of $35,900.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% WRBP Funds.   

#53          Authorize to execute a sole source amendment to a contract with Voyager Systems Incorporated, Bedford, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 7-16-14, item #61), to enhance a web-based application and add additional functionality, by increasing the amount by $39,605 from $42,629 to $82,234 and by extending the end date to November 10, 2015 from June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#54          Authorize a loan agreement with Brandywine Owners Association Inc., East Kingston, NH, in the amount not to exceed $87,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
#55          Authorize to retroactively amend item #36, originally approved by G&C on February 28, 2014, by extending the end dates from March 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015 to complete the implementation of the Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program.  No Additional Funds.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend the request to establish a temporary full-time position, Class 059, Administrator I, Labor Grade 27 (originally approved by G&C on 2-28-14, item #36), by extending the end date from March 31, 2015 to June 30, 2015.  (3)Further authorize to retroactively further amend the request to extend the temporary part-time position, Class 50, Administrator I, Labor Grade 27, (originally approved by G&C on 2-28-14, item #36) from March 31, 2015 through June 30, 2015.  100% Transfer from other State agency.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#56          NOT USED 

#57          Authorize to accept and expend the NH “Now Is The Time” Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education Grant funds in the amount of $1,949,991 from the US Department of Health and Human Services.  The balance of the $9,749,959 grant which is $7,799,968 will be incorporated into the next two biennial budgets.  (2)Further authorize to establish full-time positions as detailed in letter dated January 12, 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.    100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#58          Authorize the Division of Higher Education to enter into a sole source contract with the NH College & University Council, Concord, NH, to promote student participation in a rigorous high school curriculum; enhance the quality and number of tools available for schools that encourage postsecondary education; expand professional development opportunities for middle and high school guidance personnel regarding academic rigor, in the amount of $62,878.67.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 1, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#59          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend a grant from the NH Highway Safety Agency, entitled NH State Police Crash Records Management System, in the amount of $149,518 for the continued development of software for the Crash Records Management System.  (2)Further authorize to establish class 046 consultant positions for the purpose of enhancing the previously developed crash records management system to add to the existing J-one system.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#60          Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to transfer $9,692 within the account entitled Nat’l Fire Academy Grant, to re-align available funds that will be used to purchase personal protective gear for fire training classes offered through the NH Fire Academy.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, entitled Assistance for Firefighters, in the amount of $190,845 for the purchase of a mini-pumper fire truck and personal protective equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 19, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#61          Authorize the Division of Administration to transfer $54,000 within the account entitled CVISN Grant, to re-align available funds that will be used to develop a Commercial Vehicle Information System and Networks Program and top level design.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#62          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Laconia for equipment to support the community’s new Emergency Operations Center for a total amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#63          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Lempster for the purchase of a base station radio for the Emergency Operations Center for a total amount of $3,714.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#64          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a contract with JPA III Management Co. Inc., d/b/a the Radisson Hotel Manchester, Manchester, NH, for the purpose of providing conference facilities and food service, and authorization for HSEM to conduct the 11th Annual Emergency preparedness Training Conference on June 10, 2015, for an amount not to exceed $44,442.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $4,444.20 to cover expenses associated with more people attending the conference than originally anticipated bringing the total to $48,886.20.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 10, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#65          Authorize to conduct a three-day advanced conference entitled “2015 Partnering for a Future Without Violence”, to be held June 3-5, 2015 at Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, at a cost not to exceed $54,577.99.  66% Agency Income, 34% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend registration fees for the conference in the amount of $125 from each of an estimated 250 attendees, and at a reduced rate of $25 from each of an estimated 200 scholarship recipients, for a total of $36,250 to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2015.  100% Agency Income.  (3)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with Southern NH University, for the purpose of providing necessary conference facilities and services for the three-day advanced training conference, in an amount not to exceed $13,703.99.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 5, 2015.  78% Agency Income, 22% Federal Funds.  (4)Further authorize to enter into an agreement with Sodexo Operations LLC, for the purpose of providing lunches and refreshment breaks for the three-day advanced training conference, in an amount not to exceed $29,375.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 5, 2015.  87% Agency Income, 13% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#66          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $425,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of May 2015. 

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

#68          Authorize to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $326,730 and to create one new expenditure class line.  The transfers are made up of $195,400 in general funds, $117,830 in transfer from other agencies, and $13,500 in other funds.  Effective upon G&C approval.  59.81% General, 36.06% Transfer, 4.13% Other Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on April 3, 2015.   

#69          Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Royal Electric Co. Inc., Woodsville, NH, for electrical work in the Old Boiler Room at Glencliff Home, Benton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $58,954.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2015.  100% Operating – General Funds.   

 

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TABLED ITEMS 

 
                                            DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting 3-25-15) 
#40          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Pappas, voted to table the request to enter into a lease agreement with Steels Pond Hydro Inc., for the operation of a hydroelectric power production facility at the state-owned Steels Pond Dam in Antrim, with an estimated revenue from rent of $900,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of 50 years.