GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA 
 Pease International Tradeport, Portsmouth, New Hampshire 
 September 16, 2015, 10:00 a.m. 

  

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
                #A.          Authorize to advance $855.46 in cash to Jennifer Kiley, Education Consultant, to cover anticipated expenses while traveling to New Orleans, LA, to attend the ACTE CareerTech Vision 2015 Conference, to be held at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside during the period of November 19-22, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
               #B.          Authorize to enter Marlene Sawicki into an Educational Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, to participate in 24 Completed Projects, during the period of November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,250.  Insurance Department Administrative Assessment Funds.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize to enter Jennifer Goodwin into an Education Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, to participate in 24 Completed Projects, during the period of November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,250.  Insurance Department Administrative Assessment Funds.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #D.          Authorize to enter Robin Perry into an Education Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, to participate in 24 Completed Projects, during the period of November 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,250.  Insurance Department Administrative Assessment Funds.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 
                #E.          Authorize to enter Christina M. Demers, Chief Financial Officer, into an education tuition agreement with Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participated in the course entitled MBA – 700 Strategic Management, during the period of September 28, 2015 through December 6, 2016, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,881.  100% Liquor Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #F.          Authorize to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $54,102 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $54,101.84 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

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

                                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
                #A.          Authorize Robert Elder, Compliance Investigator, to attend the National Association of Board of Pharmacy Sterile Compounding Inspection Training to be held October 6-7, 2015 in Northbrook, IL.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary scholarship including admission to the scheduled forum conference and travel, accommodations not to exceed $1,500.   

                                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
                #B.          Authorize Michael Dupuis, Executive Director, to attend the National Association of Board of Pharmacy New Executive Officer Orientation Program and the Interactive Executive Officer Forum, to be held October 13-14, 2015 in Northbrook, IL.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary scholarship including admission to the scheduled conference and travel, accommodations not to exceed $1,500.   

                                                BOARD OF PHARMACY 
                #C.          Authorize Michelle Ricco Jonas, PDMP Program Manager, to attend the 31st Annual Conference of the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities to be held October 19-24, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ.  (2)Further authorize to accept complimentary scholarship including admission to the scheduled conference and travel, accommodations not to exceed $1,500.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #D.          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept a donation from the Fremont PTA in the amount of $150 for the purpose of purchasing supplies for the State Police K-9’s.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

 

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

                                                BANKING DEPARTMENT 
               #A.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Department’s Annual Report for calendar year ending December 31, 2014. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Biennial Report for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
                #C.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2015. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #D.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
                #E.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Joseph D. Kenney with regard to a certain project in participation with the Littleton Hospital Association, Littleton, NH. 

 

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

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #A.          Authorize the confirmation of Colonel Laurie M. Farris, Andover, MA, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the confirmation of Thomas F. Spencer, York, ME, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize the confirmation of Lieutenant Colonel John C. Greenan, Quechee, VT, for promotion to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                 THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #D.          Authorize the confirmation of Captain Matthew D. Valentino, Manchester, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #E.          Authorize the confirmation of Captain Andrew D. Moisan, Hampton, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #F.          Authorize the nomination of Marie-Claude Bettencourt, Charlestown, NH, for appointment to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #G.          Authorize the nomination of Michael E. Terry, Sunapee, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Army National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #H.         Authorize to appoint Sean P. Gill as an Attorney at a salary level of $80,000 upon the availability and continued appropriation of funds in the future operating budget.  Effective October 1, 2015. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #I.           Authorize to reappoint Karin Eckel as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $73,000 for a term effective September 20, 2015 through September 20, 2020. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #J.           Authorize to reappoint Mary E. Maloney as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $80,000 for a term effective September 20, 2015 through September 20, 2020. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #K.          Authorize to reappoint James C. Vara as a Senior Assistant Attorney General at a salary of $73,250 for a term effective September 30, 2015 through September 30, 2020. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services 
                #A.          Authorize to exercise a renewal option to an existing agreement with Lifeline Systems Company, Framingham, MA (originally approved by G&C on 7-2-14, item #31), to continue providing personal emergency response systems that support seniors and disabled individuals to remain in their homes and community, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  36% Federal, 64% General Funds.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize to amend a contract with Louis Karno and Company of Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-16-14, item #14), for the provision of consulting services in connection with the initiative to improve and expand the information available on the Department’s HealthCost website, www.nhhealthcost.org for consumers and employers related to health insurance premiums and medical care costs in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2015 to June 30, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #C.          Authorize to amend an agreement with the NH Rivers Council (originally approved by G&C on 4-17-13, item #78), for the McQuesten Brook and Pond Watershed Restoration Plan – Phase 2 Implementation: Dam Removals, project by changing the completion date to December 31, 2016 from December 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #D.          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with Emergency Communications Network Inc., Ormond Beach, FL (originally approved by G&C on 4-23-14, item #87), by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016 for the purpose of completing the development and testing of the NH Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program utilizing the Justice-One Network Environment for the State of NH. 100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #E.          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency management to amend the memorandum of agreement with the Division of State Police (originally approved by G&C on 1-14-15, item #33), to enhance the cyber terrorism/cyber security and incident response capabilities, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016 and change the Scope of Work to extend the cyber-security training to all State employees.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #F.          Authorize the Division of Homeland security and Emergency Management to amend the grant agreement with the Wentworth School District (originally approved by G&C on 7-22-15, item #113), for installing a generator, by extending the end date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #G.          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend the grant agreement with the Town of Bedford (originally approved by G&C on 5-6-15, item #64), for a generator for the community’s Emergency Operations Center, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #H.         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to amend the grant agreement with the Town of Seabrook (originally approved by G&C on 6-25-15, item #166), for communications upgrades to the community’s Emergency Operations Center, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Division of Public Health Services 
#6           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 $127,089 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH implementation of the National Violent Death Reporting System.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#7           Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Protection, Healthy Homes and Environment Section, Asthma Control Program to accept and expend Asthma funds in the amount of $103,396 received from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Center for Environmental Health to fund the Asthma Control Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#8           Authorize the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $845,719 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and $878,477 from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response for a total of $1,724,196 to fund the NH Ebola Preparedness and Response Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#9           Authorize the Bureau of Laboratory Services to pay the Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD, $4,875 for the annual membership dues.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% General Funds.   

#10         Authorize to pay the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, Arlington, VA, $18,800 for the annual membership dues.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  70% Federal, 30% General Funds.   

#11         Authorize to add to a list of outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling and treatment services, with the ability to expand to include additional professionals and agencies licensed by the NH Board of Medicine, and certified and approved by the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services to provide outpatient mental health and/or substance abuse counseling and medication assisted treatment to 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 $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Other Funds.   

                                Bureau of Facilities and Assets Management 
#11A      Authorize to enter into a retroactive emergency agreement with MII Moving and Storage LLC, d/b/a Ray the Mover, Manchester, NH, to move the Manchester District Office from 195 McGregor Street to its temporary location at 1234 River Road, along with associated distribution to other locations including Concord and Nashua, in the amount of $23,000.  Effective September 1, 2015 through September 30, 2015.  60.70% General, 39.30% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#12         Authorize to retroactively pay a membership fee to the Interstate Commission for Juveniles, Lexington, KY, in the amount of $12,000, to access the Center for State Foster Care and Adoption Data service.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  25% Federal, 75% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#13         Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide a permanent housing program to facilitate the movement of 10 homeless individuals and families to stable housing and maximum self-sufficiency through the Federal Continuum of Care program in an amount not to exceed $99,543.  Effective October 1, 2015 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Behavioral Health 
#14         Authorize retroactive payment of semi-annual membership dues to National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Alexandria, VA, in the amount of $4,489.50.  Effective July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  66% General, 34% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services 
#15         Authorize the Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman to hold a two day educational workshop, “Dementia Beyond Drugs: Changing the Culture of Care”, for long term care facilities and staff on December 10-11, 2015 at the Common Man, Plymouth, NH.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with The Eden Alternative Inc., to provide the two day educational workshop and coordination, for a total cost not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#16         Authorize to enter into agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 10, 2015, to provide dental treatment to adults age 60 and up in need of early or immediate intervention and who lack financial resources.  No maximum client or service volume is guaranteed.  Accordingly, the price limitation among all agreements is $27,886.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#17         Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer funds within Turnpike Fund accounting units in the amount of $84,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#18         Authorize the Division of Operations to transfer $95,000 between Highway Fund accounts and classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#19         Authorize the Bureau of Rail and Transit to budget and expend prior year carry-forward funds in the amount of $750,000 from the Special Railroad Fund for the maintenance and repair of State-owned railroad lines.  (2)Further authorize to expend an amount not to exceed $750,000 from the Special Railroad Fund for maintenance and repair of State-owned railroad lines and bridges.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Other Funds (Special Railroad)  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#20         Authorize the Bureau of Rail and Transit to pay the City of Nashua, NH, an amount not to exceed $35,000 to match Federal Funds for a compressed natural gas retrofit of the City of Nashua’s transit garage.  Effective upon G&C approval and available until expended.  80% Federal, 10% State Capital, 10% Local Funds.   

#21         Authorize the Bureau of Finance & Contracts to pay retroactive membership dues in the amount of $197,000 to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, Washington, DC, for continued membership in the national transportation organization.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  81% Federal, 19% Highway Funds.  (2)Further authorize to pay retroactive membership dues in the amount of $29,250 to the CONEG Policy Research Center, Washington, DC, for continued membership in the non-partisan association of the Governors of seven northeastern states.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  58% Highway, 40% Federal, 2% Other Funds.   

#22         Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $1,308,033 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from July 30, 2015 through August 19, 2015.   

#23         Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the City of Manchester, for improvements to the terminal area (loop) road and the family restrooms in the terminal building at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $41,051.15.  Effective upon G&C approval.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Local Funds.   

#24         Authorize the Bureau of Materials and Research to enter into a contract amendment with Pathway Services Inc., Tulsa, OK, (originally approved by G&C on 6-30-09, item #229), to extend the vehicle warranty, software licensing, software escrow, Omnistar satellite subscription, and to provide Quality Control data services, by increasing the total amount by $209,386 from $1,450,900 to $1,660,286, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#25         Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with McFarland-Johnson Inc., Concord, NH, for the final design of the superstructure replacement and widening to address the Red List bridges carrying I-89 NB & SB over the Connecticut River between the City of Lebanon, NH and the Town of Hartford, VT.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  76% Federal (NH’s share), 24% Other (VT’s share) Funds.   

#26         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with D.R. Key Corporation, Lebanon, NH, for pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of NH Route 10, Oak Ridge Road and Gould Road in Lebanon, on the basis of a low bid of $169,865.50.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $11,890.59 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 10, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#27         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Delucca Fence Company Inc., Methuen, MA, for replacement of approximately 14,000 linear feet of rail at 8 locations in Dover and Bedford, on the basis of a low bid of $511,891.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 23, 2015.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#28         Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with The Gorman Group LLC, Albany, NY, for resurfacing in the area of the confluence of I-93 & NH 101 in the City of Manchester, on the basis of a low bid of $2,228,185.91.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $155,973.02 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 29, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#29         Authorize to award a grant to the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $300,000 for the purpose of providing funds to the Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to assist TFG Tree-Free Inc., d/b/a/ Tree-Free Greetings with its business expansion project.  Effective September 16, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#30         Authorize to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, in the amount of $500,000 to support acquisition and construction of senior housing units to be known as Westmill Senior Housing Railroad Street, Keene, NH.  Effective September 16, 2015 through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#31         Authorize to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, in the amount of $378,250 for the purpose of assisting three organizations to provide microenterprise training and technical assistance activities.  Effective September 16, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#32         Authorize to award a grant to the County of Grafton, N. Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $370,000 for the purpose of assisting four organizations to provide microenterprise training and technical assistance activities.  Effective September 16, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
#33         Authorize to enter into a contract with Horizon Residential Energy Services NH LLC, Concord, NH, to provide quality assurance inspection services for the federally funded NH Weatherization Assistance Program, in an amount not to exceed $26,493.75.  Effective September 16, 2015 through March 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#34         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $6,141,542.  (2)Further authorize to advance $46,394.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#35         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,750,499.  (2)Further authorize to advance $326,325.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#36         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $2,515,382.  (2)Further authorize to advance $243,944.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#37         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $4,288,735.  (2)Further authorize to advance $419,756.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#38         Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $10,955,842.  (2)Further authorize to advance $1,012,611.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#39         Authorize the Division of Historical Resources to accept and expend a grant from the State of NH Department of Transportation in the amount of $29,456 for the preparation of a National Register Nomination for the Downtown Historic District.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  100% Other Funds.  (2)Further authorize to amend item #29 originally approved by G&C on April 9, 2014, to establish an object class 046 Consultants, by extending the date from June 30, 2015 to December 31, 2015.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#40         Authorize the NH State Library to grant an unpaid leave of absence for Nancy Cristiano for the period of September 26, 2015 through December 26, 2015.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
#41         Authorize to accept and place on file the Informational Item regarding the New Hampshire Medal of Honor.  The New Hampshire Medal of Honor display case will be prominently placed on a wall of the New Hampshire State House.  The display case includes a shadowbox with a New Hampshire Medal of Honor, an explanation of the medal, and the New Hampshire Medal of Honor Roll of those names who have been presented with the distinguished honor. 

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#42         Authorize to reduce the appropriated funds down by $90,406 to the grant fund balance available (Health Insurance Premium Review Grant) and to realign the remaining appropriation for FY 2016.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  This grant is from the US Department of Health and Human Services to improve health insurance rate filing requirements, enhance consumer protection standards related to health insurance premium rate filings, provide additional IT capacity for processing, to review health insurance premium rate filings, and for reporting to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services on health insurance premium rate increase patterns.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#43         Authorize to amend a sole source contract with the University of NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-12-14, item #18A), to provide website enhancements for the State’s HealthCost website in connection with the initiative to improve the health insurance premium rate review process and transparency related to health insurance premiums and medical care costs in NH, by extending the end date from September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#44         Authorize to purchase a 7,261 square feet +/- residential building and land appurtenant to the building located at 280 North State Street from the City of Concord, NH, for the sum of $1.  100% General Funds.   

#45         Authorize to accept and expend additional funds in the amount of $26,049 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation to support the “NH Safe Streets Task Force” initiative by providing certified Probation/Parole Officer(s) to increase officer presence with the primary focus in the City of Manchester.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS 
#46         Authorize to retroactively amend its lease with ZJBV Properties LLC, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6-23-10, item #56B), for 2,655 square feet of office space located at 2 Channel Drive Unit 2, a single story building in Concord, NH, by increasing the price limitation in the amount of $18,585 from $211,272 to $229,857, and by extending the term from June 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  17% Federal, 83% General Funds.   

#47         Authorize to enter into a new lease with McCarthy Properties, West Wareham, MA, for fit-up and provision of office space comprised of 2,890 square feet to be located on the ground floor of 2 Industrial Drive, Building #1, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $197,520.  Effective September 16, 2015 through October 31, 2020.  17% Federal, 83% General Funds.   

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
#48         Authorize to continue membership and participation in the Clean Energy States Alliance, for the period retroactive to July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016, for an amount of $10,000.  100% Renewable Energy Funds, a non-lapsing special fund continually appropriated to the Commission.   

                                SITE EVALUATION COMMITTEE 
#49         Authorize to establish an entrance salary of $96,149.84, salary grade GG, Maximum, for Pamela Monroe as Administrator.  Effective September 18, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#50         Authorize the Division of Economic Development, Office of International Commerce to accept and expend grant funds in the amount of $319,848 awarded by the US Department of Defense through the Office of Economic Adjustment.  (2)Further authorize to establish a consultant class 046 for the purpose of contracting with a Consortium Manager.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#51         Authorize the Division of Economic Development’s Office of International Commerce to enter into a contract with Firebrand International LLC, Portsmouth, NH, to act as Consortium Manager for the NH Aerospace and Defense Export Consortium, in compliance with a grant awarded by the US Department of Defense through the Office of Economic Adjustment, in the amount of $48,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#52         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with Lakes Region Environmental Contractors Inc., Belmont, NH, for the Cannon Mountain Maintenance Garage Fuel Tank Piping and Pump(s) Upgrade at Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch State Park, in the amount of $91,755.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2015.  100% Capital Funds.   

#53         Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Bureau of Historic Sites to amend a sole source contract with Lionel Cloutier Construction d/b/a LM Cloutier Construction, Groveton, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-1-14, item #31A), for additional repairs to the terraces, buildings, and fire tower at Weeks State Park, by increasing the amount by $120,000 from $80,000 to $200,000, and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2016 from September 30, 2015.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $10,000 to cover any unforeseen issues that may arise.  100% Conservation Plate Funds (Agency Income).   

#54         Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a contract with The Aulson Company LLC, Methuen, MA, for a new Exposed Fastener Metal Roof on the Pole Barn at the State Forest Nursery in Boscawen, in the amount of $22,100.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2015.  100% Capital Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#55         Authorize to amend an existing sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-24-13, item #38), to conduct a research project in support of moose management, by increasing the amount by $497,773 from $695,000 to $1,192,773, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2017 to December 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#56         Authorize to enter into a contract with XI Northeast Fisheries Sector Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to purchase a federal Northeast Multispecies permit for use by the enrolled members of NH Commercial Ground Fish fleet, in the amount of $180,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 20, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#57         Authorize to enter into a contract with Concord Hospital Inc., Concord, NH, for personnel medical monitoring services, in the amount of $164,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  18% Federal, 11% General, 71% Other Funds (Oil Pollution Control Fund, Oil Fund Board, LUST Cost Recovery, Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund, Asbestos Program, MtBE, and Title V Permit Fee Program).   

#58         Authorize to enter into a single bid agreement with Marlin Environmental Inc., Middlesex, VT, for grease removal and disposal services, in the amount of $105,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% WRBP Funds.   

#59         Authorize to enter into a sole bid contract with Keymont Construction Inc., Laconia, NH, for Maintenance and Repair of #1 Primary Clarifier Turntable Drive Assembly, in the amount of $49,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% WRBP Funds.   

#60         Authorize to enter into a sole source memorandum of agreement with the Business Finance Authority, Concord, NH, to assist the DES Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund Program with underwriting and legal services for loans to private borrowers for the cleanup of brownfield sites, in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#61         Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Dover, totaling $6,986 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds.   

#62         Authorize to award a sole source grant to the Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation Inc., Portsmouth, NH, to conduct marine debris cleanups and monitoring and education in the NH seacoast, in the amount of $25,000.  Effective January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#63         Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the lakes Region Conservation Trust, in the amount of $184,080 to acquire a Conservation Trust on a parcel of land totaling 87.57 acres in Gilmanton.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

#64         Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Jaffrey, in the amount not to exceed $100,000 to finance wastewater facility planning studies.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% Capital (Other) Funds.   

#65         Authorize a loan agreement with the Beebe River Community Association c/o Town of Campton, NH, in the amount not to exceed $50,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

#66         Authorize a loan agreement with the Braemar Woods Condominium Association, Windham, NH, in the amount not to exceed $210,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

#67         Authorize to amend a loan agreement with the City of Rochester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-4-13, item #78), by increasing the loan by $200,000 from $2,070,000 to $2,270,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#68         Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to retroactively grant funds to the International Institute of Boston Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide English as a Second Language and English Language/Civics Education at the International Institute of Boston Inc., Manchester, NH, in an amount not to exceed $92,115.67.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  35% Federal, 65% General Funds.   

#69         Authorize to enter into a contract with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services Inc., Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $59,778.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#70         Authorize to enter into a contract with Pingora Consulting LLC, Lander, WY, as an Independent Organization for Program Evaluation and Quality Assurance, in an amount not to exceed $78,480.  Effective October 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#71         Authorize the Bureau of Special Education, Office of Student Wellness, to enter into a sole source contract with Evergreen Evaluation and Consulting Inc., Jericho, VT, to conduct the evaluation of the New Is The Time Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience in Education State Education Agency grant in an amount not to exceed $169,648.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2016, with the option to renewal for up to two additional fiscal years..  100% Federal Funds.   

#72         Authorize the Bureau of Special Education, Office of Student Wellness to exercise a contract renewal option with Evergreen Evaluation and Consulting Inc., Jericho, VT (originally approved by G&C on 8-5-14, item #79), to conduct the evaluation of the NH Safe Schools and Healthy Students Grant, in an amount not to exceed $224,960.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#73         Authorize the Bureau of Special Education to enter into a Cooperative Project Agreement on a sole source basis, with the Institute on Disability, University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, to provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities and their families to develop leadership skills, in an amount not to exceed $30,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#74         Authorize the Division of Educational Improvement to retroactively amend a contract with Community College System of NH, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-12-14, item #46, in the amount of $119,000), to continue to improve mathematical and financial literacy of students and increase student and teacher content knowledge in mathematics through the Mathematics and Science Partnership, by extending the end date from June 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

#75         Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to retroactively grant funds to the Fuller Public Library, Hillsboro, NH, to provide training for volunteers to work one-on-one with undereducated adults in Hillsborough County, in an amount not to exceed $64,972.16.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  35% Federal, 65% General Funds.   

#76         Authorize the Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation to enter into a contract with Granite State Independent Living, Concord, NH, to provide independent living services in an amount not to exceed $183,983.  Effective October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016.  83% Federal, 17% General Funds.   

#77         Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to retroactively grant funds to Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, to provide English as a Second Language classes at the Latin American Center, Manchester, NH; English for New Americans at the First Congregational Church, Manchester, NH; and to provide Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language classes in the Seacoast area, in an amount not to exceed $308,329.75.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  35% Federal, 65% General Funds.   

#78         Authorize the Division of Educational Improvement to retroactively exercise its contract renewal option with Rose Colby, Epping, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8-5-14, item #74), to continue assisting the Department in providing technical assistance and professional learning opportunities on competency education best practices, as well as measures to assess those competencies and provide technical assistance to Title 1 Priority and Focus schools, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#79         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to establish 4 temporary part-time class 050 positions for the purpose of providing training and technical assistance directly to NH school districts and their stakeholders in support of the NH Department of Education’s grant entitled “Developing Capacity to Improve Emergency Operations Plans in NH”.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend a sub-grant from the NH Department of Education in an amount not to exceed $85,000 for the purpose of assisting in completing the scope of the US Department of Education grant above.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.      

#80         Authorize to accept and expend State and Local Implementation Grant Program funds in the amount of $870,841 from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, US Department of Commerce.  (2)Further authorize to establish class 046 consultant positions for the purpose of providing program required, communications-related data collection, surveying, outreach to local communities, documentation, technical guidance, education, assessment and reporting out to NTIA and class 050, part-time personnel to provide administrative support as well as database creation and maintenance.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#81         Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to accept and expend funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $554,499 for the purpose of purchasing vehicles and equipment required for training local volunteer firefighters.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#82         Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $54,629 of federal pass-through funds from the NH Department of Justice for the purpose of supporting the operations of the Sex Offender Unit.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2016.  100% Agency Income.   

#83         Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to accept and expend an additional $3,204 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled School Bus Enforcement in the effort to combat the problems being experienced with motor vehicle violations in the vicinity of school buses.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

#84         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services, to support the Flood Hazard Program, which provides support for two full-time personnel and associated benefits necessary to support the program of conducting assessments and providing technical assistance to communities for the identification of river-induced public safety hazards in NH, in the amount of $224,936.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#85         Authorize an annual salary increase for William Joseph, Deputy Director of the Division of Motor Vehicles, in the amount of $4,395.45 from a current salary of $80,261.96 to a new annual salary of $84,657.41.  Effective October 7, 2015. 

#86         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the City of Laconia Water Works for the purchase and installation of an approved generator for a total amount of $72,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#87         Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Whitefield for the purchase and installation of equipment and a transfer switch for an existing generator to support the community’s Emergency Operations Center, for a total amount of $39,325.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#88         Authorize to enter into 3 sub-grants totaling $27,100 with the subgrantees as detailed in letter dated August 27, 2015, utilizing funds from the Federal Fiscal Year 2013 Children’s Justice Act Grant for the purpose of providing funds for accreditations through the National Children’s Alliance, the purchasing of equipment to improve victim interviews and to enhance training opportunities for professionals handling child abuse and exploitation cases.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#89         Authorize to conduct a two-day advanced training conference for victim advocates scheduled for November 16-17, 2015 entitled “2015 Tri-State Advanced Victim Assistance Academy” to be held at the Executive Court Banquet Facility in Manchester, NH, at a cost not to exceed $6,750.  74% Agency Income, 26% Federal Funds.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend registration fees for the victim advocate training conference in the amount of $50 from each of the estimated 100 attendees for a total of $5,000 to help defray the cost of this conference and facility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2015.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#90         Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $625,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of October 2015. 

#91         Authorize the Bureau of Purchase and Property, Surplus Distribution Section to accept and expend FFY2015 State Administrative Expense funds in the amount of $96,552 approved by the US Department of Agriculture.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#92         Authorize the Bureau of Purchase and Property, Surplus Distribution Section to accept and expend the Emergency Feeding Assistance Program funds available from the US Department of Agriculture, in the amount of $65,000 for funding of the warehousing and distribution of USDA commodity foods.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2015.  100% Federal Funds.   

#93         Authorize the State Suggestion and Extraordinary Service Award Evaluation Committee to award non-monetary recognition to Robert Kelley and William Armstrong, of the Department of Administrative Services, Tara Albert and Robert Minucucci for the Department of Environmental Services, Jillian Schenck, of the Department of Health and Human Services, Theresa Pare-Curtis of the Department of Information Technology, Stanley Freeda of the Department of Education, Christopher Kench of the Department of Corrections and Christopher Rousseau of the Department of Safety effective upon G&C approval. 

#94         Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions. 

#95         Authorize, acting on behalf of the Liquor Commission, to sell the former State Liquor store property located at 417 South Broadway, Salem, to South Broadway Development LLC for $3,900,000 plus a $1,100 administrative fee.  (2)Further authorize to pay $78,000 to Nautilus Realty Group LLC, North Hampton, NH, as its commission for real estate brokerage and marketing services provided.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Net Proceeds from Sale (General Funds).   

#96         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with North Branch Construction Inc., Concord, NH, for the Highway Maintenance Facility, Derry, NH, for a total price not to exceed $2,394,000.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $105,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,499,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 29, 2016.  100% Capital-Highway Funds.   

#97         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Busby Construction Co Inc., Atkinson, NH, for the State Military Reservation Site Improvements, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $855,000.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $20,000 for unanticipated site expenses, bringing the total to $875,000.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $25,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $900,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 27, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#98         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Ray’s Electric Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Jericho Mountain Bathhouse Replacement, Berlin, for a total price not to exceed $572,000.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $22,500 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 $594,500.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $22,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $617,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 20, 2016.  50% General – Capital, 50% Federal Funds.   

#99         Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Meridian Construction Corp., Gilford, NH for the Littleton Readiness Center Addition and Alteration, Littleton, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,649,061.  100% Federal Funds – Capital Budget.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $48,328 unanticipated structural expenses, latent conditions, or owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $1,697,389.  The contingency funding, totaling $48,328 is subject to the availability of federal funds as requested, through project change orders, which must be made by the NH Army National Guard to the National Guard Bureau.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $70,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,767,389.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 17, 2016.  100% Federal Funds – Capital Budget.   

#100       Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Pine Brook Corporation, Kittery, ME, for the Raymond Bisson Renovations, Rochester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,050,319.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $40,000 for unanticipated structural expenses, latent conditions, or owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $1,090,319,000.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $45,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,135,319.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 18, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#101       Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement with Colby Company LLC, Portland, ME, for Professional Services for the Seacoast Field Maintenance Shop, Rochester, for a total price not to exceed $970,207.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $182,367 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,152,574.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#102       Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Kevin W. Smith & Son Inc., Gorham, ME, for the Berlin Readiness Center Roof Replacement, Berlin, NH, for a total price not to exceed $509,500.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $10,000 for unanticipated structural expenses, latent conditions, or owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $519,500.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $24,500 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $544,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 18, 2015.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.   

#103       Authorize to amend a contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-1-14, item #60), to provide statewide Surplus Food Distribution for the Emergency Food Assistance Program, by increasing the price by $65,000 from $475,317 to $540,317.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 17, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#104       Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Kevin W. Smith & Son Inc., Gorham, ME, for the Building “M” Roof Replacement, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $645,000.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $10,000 for unanticipated structural expenses, latent conditions, or owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $655,000.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $15,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $670,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 18, 2015.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.   

#105       Authorize the Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into an agreement Smith-Alvarez-Sienkiewycz Architects PC, Burlington, VT, for professional services for the South Central Field Maintenance Shop, Hooksett, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,203,200.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $205,105 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Bureau of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $1,408,305.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

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TABLED ITEMS 

                                         DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (Tabled at 8/26/15 G&C Meeting) 
#83         TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and with Councilor Pappas voting no, voted to table the request to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2015 through June 30, 2015.