GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
National Guard Training Center, Center Strafford, New Hampshire 
September 21, 2016, 10:00 a.m. 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
               #A.         Authorize the Division of State Police request for four Troopers to travel over 300 miles one way in a State Police issued unmarked state vehicle in the amount of $1,966.16 to attend the 16th Annual Pennsylvania State Police Reconstruction Seminar in State College, Pennsylvania.  Effective September 26-29, 2016.  81% Highway, 19% Turnpike Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Bureau of Contracts & Procurement 
               #B.          Authorize to enter Philip Burt into an educational tuition agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in 24 Completed Projects in the CFA Bachelor of Arts, Management – Public Administration Program, during the period of November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017, and to pay said costs in an amount of $1,500.  Employee Training Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Bureau of Contracts & Procurement 
               #C.          Authorize to enter Robin Young into an educational tuition agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in 24 Completed Projects in the CFA Applied Associates, Business Program, during the period of November 1, 2016 through April 30, 2017, and to pay said costs in an amount of $1,500.  Employee Training Funds.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
               #D.          Authorize to enter Karen McCallister into an educational tuition agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, to participate in 24 Completed Projects, during the period of October 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,500.  Insurance Department Administrative Assessment Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
               #E.          Authorize the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $49,357 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $49,357.48 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Division of Public Health Services 
                #F.          Authorize to pay the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Washington, DC, $6,600 for the annual membership dues.  Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  63% Federal, 37% General Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Office of Business Operations 
                #G.          Authorize, with the Department of Administrative Services, to pay an annual membership fee to the Federal Funds Information for States, Washington, DC, in the amount of $12,250 of the annual fee of $13,250 to obtain access to the statewide subscription.  Effective October 1, 2016, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2017.  40% Federal, 60% General Funds.   

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
                #A.         Authorize a monetary gift in the amount of $20,587 from Hewes & Sons Trucking, Inc., Claremont, NH, to the State of NH for the General Fund in appreciation of the State’s 2015 reconstruction of the building foundation and retaining wall along the Sugar River at 11 and 17 Water Street, Claremont, NH, which was undertaken in order to repair and fortify said foundation wall along the State parcel at 17 Water Street. 

 

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

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
                #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the Fiscal Year 2016. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #B.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Report for the period of July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
                #C.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Christopher C. Pappas with regard to a certain project in participation with Elliot Hospital of the City of Manchester, Manchester, NH. 

 

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

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize the nomination of Major Kenneth V. Leedberg Jr., Stratham, NH, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade having been found to be physically, mentally, morally and professionally qualified.   

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the confirmation of Major Michael C. Callaghan, Action MA, for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #C.          Authorize to appoint Suzanne Ketteridge as an Attorney at a salary level of $76,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or September 26, 2016, whichever is the latter. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Division for Behavioral Health 
                #A.         Authorize the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services to amend an existing agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-23-16, item #6), by adjusting amounts within the Service and Fee Table items to meet program needs with no increase to the price limitation of $357,600 and no change to the contract completion date of June 30, 2017.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds.   

                                                 INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
               #B.          Authorize to amend a contract, on a sole source basis, with MMcLeod Consulting (originally approved by G&C on 2-12-14, item #22), for consulting services in connection with the initiative to improve 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, 2016 to November 30, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
                #C.          Authorize to amend a sub grant made available through the Swift and Certain Sanctions/Replicating HOPE Project from the NH Department of Justice (originally approved by G&C on 1-14-15, item #16), by extending the end date only, with no increase in funding, from the current end date of September 30, 2016, to a new end date of September 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income (federal funds at origin).   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #D.          Authorize to amend a subgrant in the amount of $79,684 with All “R” Kids (originally approved by G&C On 6-10-15, item #107),to support the supervised visitation and the safe exchange of children at the Monadnock Family Services, All “R” Kids Visitation Center, by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #E.          Authorize to amend subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter dated September 6, 2016 (originally approved by G&C on 3-9-16, item #104), for residential substance abuse treatment programming from the FFY 2014 and FFY 2015 Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant Programs, by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #F.          Authorize to amend subgrants with the agencies as detailed in letter date September 6, 2016 (originally approved by G&C on 12-23-14, item #52), from the 2014 Swift and Certain Sanctions Program awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, US Department of Justice, in the amount of $334,314, by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

   

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Bureau of Human Resources Management 
#6            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2017 funds to Melanie Beauchemin, Registered Nurse II, at the NH Hospital in the amount of $1,293.50 to compensate the employee for wages that were not paid for SFY 2016.  32% General, 29% Federal, 39% Agency Income.   

#7            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2017 funds to Michelle McCarty, Supervisor III, Division of Client Services in the amount of $1,373.89 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2016.  43% Federal, 57% General Funds.   

                                Office of Emergency Services 
#8            Authorize the Emergency Services Unit to hold a one-day educational conference for Mass Care/Emergency Assistance personnel on October 6, 2016.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth & Families 
#9            Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Andrew Smith, Nashua, NH, to provide services as the Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective October 1, 2016 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#10          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, to provide a permanent housing program to chronically homeless individuals with disabilities through the Federal Continuum of Care program, in an amount not to exceed $99,543.  Effective October 1, 2016 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Family Assistance 
#11          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Families in Transition, Manchester, NH, for the provision of substance use disorder treatment services including residential and/or supportive housing, wraparound services to pregnant and/or parenting women who are experiencing substance abuse disorders and have income at or below the 185% Federal Poverty Level and are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless in Strafford County in an amount not to exceed $499,207.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#12          Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Nutrition Services Section, Special Supplemental Program for Women, Infants, and Children to amend an existing agreement with Hero Group Inc., d/b/a Beech-Nut Nutrition, Amsterdam, NY (originally approved by G&C on 4-23-14, item #37), to provide rebates on selected infant food purchased with food instruments issued by the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2018.  The estimated revenue of this agreement is approximately $416,000.  100% Other Revenue Received.   

#13          Authorize the Division of Public Health Services, Bureau of Public Health Protection to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $97,107 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the NH Climate Effects State Health Program.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Environmental Services, to assess the impact of changing climate patterns on the risk of flood and drought, in an amount not to exceed $40,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#14          Authorize to enter into an agreement with North Country Health Consortium, Littleton, NH, for Building Community Health Workers Capacity to Improve Chronic Disease Prevention and Management, in an amount not to exceed $280,000.  Effective September 1, 2016 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Family Assistance 
#15          Authorize to enter into sole source agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 17, 2016, for the provision of community based services and antipoverty programs through the Community Services Block Grant, in an amount not to exceed $4,029,770.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services 
#16          Authorize the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services to exercise a renewal option with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 25, 2016 (originally approved by G&C on 12-20-13, item #62), for the continuation of the ServiceLink Resource Center programs, by increasing the price by $780,177 from $9,803,054 to an amount not to exceed $10,583,231, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016.  61% Federal, 39% General Funds.   

#17          Authorize to exercise a renewal option with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 31, 2016 (originally approved by G&C on 6-18-14, item #110), for the continuation of In Home Care, In Home Health Aide Level of Care, and In Home Nursing Level of Care Services, by increasing the price by $1,603,866.25 from $14,875,233.75 to an amount not to exceed $16,479,100, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016.  45% Federal, 55% General Funds.   

#18          Authorize to exercise a renewal option with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 29, 2016 (originally approved by G&C on 6-18-14, item #109), for the continuation of nutrition and transportation services, by increasing the price by $2,502,411.95 from $22,496,040.25 to an amount not to exceed $24,998,452.20, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016.  54% Federal, 46% General Funds.   

#19          Authorize  to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing agreement with Greater Wakefield Resource Center, Union, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-22-11, item #197), to continue providing congregate meals to individuals age 60 and older that support seniors and disabled individuals to remain in their homes and community, by increasing the price by $4,400 from $84,322.30 to an amount not to exceed $88,722.30, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016.  60% Federal, 40% General Funds.   

#20          Authorize to exercise a renewal option to an existing agreement with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-9-14, item #46), to continue to provide Financial Management Services which manage the payments for respite and support services that caregivers receive, by increasing the price by $224,000 from $2,363,000 to $2,587,000, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016.  48% Federal, 52% General Funds.   

                                Division for Behavioral Health 
#21          Authorize to exercise sole source contract amendments with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 24, 2016 (originally approved by G&C on 12-3-14, item #23; 6-19-13, item #135A; 8-14-13, item #43), for the provision of Student Assistance Programming to address underage drinking among persons aged 12 to 20, and prescription drug misuse and abuse and illicit opioid misuse and abuse among persons aged 12 to 25, in high need, high risk populations in NH, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2016 to June 30, 2018.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds.   

#21A      Authorize the Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing agreement with Helping Hands Outreach Ministries Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-26-15, item #12), to amend the scope of work to include respite care services in support of the Safe Stations program, by increasing the price by $138,542 from $120,000 to $258,542 with no change to the contract completion date.  (2)Further authorize to make an advance payment of $25,000 to the Helping Hands Outreach Ministries to be used for program start up and staff readiness activities.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#22          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $120,997 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from August 10, 2016 through August 22, 2016.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

#23          Authorize the Bureau of Transportation Systems Management and Operations to enter into a contract with Green Mountain Communications Inc., Pembroke, NH, for the purpose of providing Statewide Intelligent Transportation Systems field-device repairs, on the basis of a low bid in the amount of $161,390.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  62% Highway, 38% Other Funds.   

#24          Authorize the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source Joint Funding Agreement with the US Geological Survey, Pembroke, NH, for a cooperative investigation on estimating the probability of iron fouling downstream of blasted rock fill sites across NH, for a fee not to exceed $98,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#25          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to pay Manchester Transit Authority, Manchester, NH, to provide a portion of the funds required to match Federal Transit Administration grant funds for the acquisition of two replacement buses and farebox equipment, in an amount not to exceed $37,206.20.  Effective upon G&C approval and available until expended.  100% Capital General Funds.   

#26          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into an agreement with the firm of Steadman Hill Consulting Inc., Montpelier, VT, to develop a comprehensive statewide strategic transit assessment study, in an amount not to exceed $320,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#27          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Greenman-Pedersen Inc., for the preliminary and final design for the preservation efforts associated with the bridges carrying I-293 and NH Route 101 EB & WB over Merrimack River and Pan Am Railway between the Town of Bedford and the City of Manchester, in an amount not to exceed $297,244.08.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#28          Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer funds in the amount of $4,258,900 from the Turnpike General Reserve Account to budget and expend revenue for a professional services agreement for operation of NH E-ZPass Customer Service Center Operations.  (2)Further authorize to amend the contract with Xerox State and Local Solution, Germantown, MD (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-04, late item F), for a professional services agreement for operation of NH E-ZPass Customer Service Center, by increasing the price by $4,258,900 from $67,990,000 to $72,248,900.  (3)Further authorize to amend the contract’s completion date from September 30, 2016 to March 31, 2017.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#29          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Delucca Fence Co Inc., Methuen, MA, for replacement of old wooden post guardrail at 19 locations along NH 16 (Spaulding Turnpike) in Rochester and Milton, on the basis of a low bid of $732,765.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $36,638.25 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#30          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to amend a contract with McFarland Johnson Inc., Concord, NH and Binghamton, NY (originally approved by G&C on 7-10-13, item #115), to prepare the preliminary and final engineering design for the US 3 and NH 25 corridor in Meredith, by increasing the total amount payable by $32,579.71 from $408,923.76 to $441,503.47 for additional design services associated with final design, and by amending the completion date from September 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

#30A      Authorize the Bureau of Materials & Research to amend a sole source Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the US Army Engineer Research and Development Center Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory, Hanover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 11-20-13, item #70), for a total additional fee not to exceed $48,850, for a cooperative investigation to develop a methodology to quantify the structural benefit from in situ fiberglass grid reinforcement to determine layer coefficient values used for reinforced pavement design in NH, by extending the completion date from May 1, 2017 to October 1, 2022.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY 
#31          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $26,181 from the US Department of Education, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation for the Client Assistance Program, to further fund the Client Assistance Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#32          Authorize to host an Open House September 28, 2016 at the Philbrook Building.  The event will mark the 26th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend registration fees in the amount not to exceed $2,500, and further authorize to adjust to budget as detailed in letter dated September 7, 2016.  100% Other (Registration Fees) Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
#33          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 $4,351,765.  (2)Further authorize to advance $425,086.  Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#34          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,877,785.  (2)Further authorize to advance $379,234.  Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#35          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 $5,578,474.  (2)Further authorize to advance $44,446.  Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#36          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $11,669,313.  (2)Further authorize to advance $1,014,480.  Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#37          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 $2,434,662.  (2)Further authorize to advance $235,679.  Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                STATE TREASURY 
#38          Authorize to accept and place on file the quarterly report for the period ended June 30, 2016. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 
#39          Authorize to place Mr. Amir Alic at Step 2 of unclassified salary grade CC, earning $61,138.48 annually, for the position of Multi State Tax Auditor, position #9U585.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD 
#40          Authorize the Division of Animal Industry to accept and expend retroactive grant funds from the US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in the amount of $40,605, to conduct surveillance and response for animal disease and traceability which will support the NHDAMF’s ability to protect human health, the state’s economy, food safety, and animal resources, as well as deliver educational programs to the growing number of livestock and poultry owners in the state.  100% Federal Funds – USDA Animal Health.   

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
#41          Authorize to retroactively execute the first of two contract renewals with Securitas Services USA Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-4-14, item #5), for the purpose of providing security services at the State Military Reservation in Concord, NH, in the amount of $1,022,904.  (2)Further authorize a general contingency in the amount of $2,500, bringing the total to $1,025,404.  (3)Further authorize a contingency for the purposes of drill weekend coverage in the amount of $7,500, bringing the total contract to $1,032,904.  Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#42          Authorize to enter into an agreement with LinguaLinx, Troy, NY, for document translation services, in an amount not to exceed $27,493.72.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#43          Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $74,440 from the NH Department of Justice, to implement a NH Department of Corrections Canine Unit as part of the Department’s effort in combating the substance abuse problem that results from the introduction of drugs into the NH Department of Corrections’ facilities.  (2)Further authorize to increase the fleet by two vehicles.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#44          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a retroactive memorandum of agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department for equipment and antenna space in designated areas at the summit of Mount Washington, Mount Washington State Park, Sargent’s Purchase, NH.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend rental payment of $6,960 for each year of the 5-year effective period.  Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021. 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#45          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Transportation and the United States Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, for the purpose of permitting, construction and installation of a seasonal dock at NHFG’s existing boat access ramp to Lake Umbagog in Cambridge, NH, through the Eastern Federal Land Access Program administered by the FHWA, in the amount of $53,103.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Transportation relative to the administration of grant funds received by NH Department of Transportation from the Federal Highway Administration through the Eastern Federal Land Access Program for the purpose of permitting, construction and installation of a seasonal dock at NHFG’s existing boat access ramp to Lake Umbagog in Cambridge, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018. 

#46          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Daniel and Melissa Hayward d/b/a TERNS LLC, Sunapee, NH, to produce a comprehensive operations manual to support ongoing endangered seabird restoration on the Isles of Shoals for a total of $18,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2016.  65% Federal, 35% Conservation License Plate.   

#47          Authorize to amend an existing On-call Engineering Services contract with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Bedford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-22-15, item #80), for engineering services for the statewide public access program, by increasing the amount by $19,500 to $69,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  80% Federal, 20% State Boat Access Funds.   

#47A      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Sabourn and Tower Surveying LLC, Woodstock, NH, to undertake on-the-ground electronic survey of the Church Hill WMA in Ashland.  Effective upon G&C approval. Through January 31, 2017.  75% Federal, 25% Other (Wildlife Habitat) Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#48          Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Dover, in the amount of $1,050,000 to finance the Sewer Portion of the Keating and Birchwood Neighborhood Reconstruction Project.  (2)Further authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Dover, in the amount of $1,000,000 to finance the Stormwater Portion of the Keating and Birchwood Neighborhood Reconstruction Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Account Funds.   

#49          Authorize to amend a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Lebanon (originally approved by G&C on 7-16-14, item #64), to increase funding by $6,224,835 from $400,000 to $6,624,835.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Account Funds.   

#50          Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Newport, in an amount not to exceed $100,000 to finance the wastewater and stormwater portions of Newport’s First, Second, Third, and Fourth Street Infrastructure Improvements Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  83% Federal, 17% Capital (Other) Funds.   

#51          Authorize to amend a sole source contract with ALS Group USA Corp., Houston, TX (originally approved by G&C on 5-4-16, item #68A), to continue to provide analysis of drinking water and groundwater samples for perfluorooctanoic acid and related perfluorinated compounds to assist DES in evaluating the presence of PFOA and related compounds in drinking water sources, by extending the end date to December 31, 2016 from September 30, 2016. No Additional Funding.  100% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund.   

#52          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH – Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, for the UNH Sustainability Institute Fellowship Program for $3,500.  Effective July 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

#53          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, to provide comprehensive estuarine monitoring services, in the amount of $250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Capital (General) Funds.   

#54          Authorize to award grant aid funds to the entities as detailed in letter dated September 1, 2016, in the aggregate amount of up to $5,106,440 for wastewater facility projects.  Effective upon G&C approval.  16% Other, 84% General Funds.   

#55          Authorize to award a sole source agreement to the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, Rochester, NH, to provide technical assistance to municipalities on the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission’s final recommendations, in the amount of $41,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#56          Authorize a loan agreement with the Town of Newport, NH, in the amount not to exceed $83,500 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRF) Repayment Funds.   

#57          Authorize Carl A. Crupi’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Moultonborough. 

#58          Authorize Elaine A. Sarsynski Revocable Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Gilford. 

#59          Authorize Susan Klaubert’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton.   

#60          Authorize the NH Department of Transportation’s request to perform work on Taylor, Hampton Falls and Drakes Rivers and Landing Brook, in Hampton. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#61          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 $227,736.  Effective October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017.  85% Federal, 15% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#62          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of New Boston, to purchased and install communications equipment for a total amount of $100,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#63          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend and reallocate Fiscal Items #FIS 15-242 (originally approved by G&C on 12-16-15, item #73), by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016 and to reallocate funds for the SAVIN Grant (originally approved by G&C on 4-9-14, item #66).  (2)Further authorize the Division of State Police to amend Fiscal Item #FIS 15-242 (originally approved by G&C on 12-16-15, item #73), by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016 for the purpose of retaining class 046 consultants (originally approved by G&C on 4-9-14, item #66).  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 16, 2016.   

#64          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend two grants for a total of $172,400 of Federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency, one entitled NH State Police Robotic Total Stations in the amount of $135,000 for the NH State Police C.A.R. (Collision Analysis & Reconstruction) Unit and one entitled NH State Police C.A.R. Equipment in the amount of $37,400 to purchase equipment to effectively investigate serious and fatal motor vehicle crashes.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on September 16, 2016.   

#65          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with Emergency Communications Network (originally approved by G&C on 4-23-14, item #87), for the purpose of building additional needed functionality for the NH Statewide Automated Victim Information and Notification program, by increasing the amount by $29,580 from $742,065 to $771,645.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  100% Agency Income.   

#66          Authorize the Division of State Police to enter into a sole source contract amendment with NIIT Technologies, Atlanta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 12-16-15, item #86), for technical services for the replacement of the Criminal History Registry and Sex Offender Registry Systems, by increasing the price by $200,000 from $474,000 to $674,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#67          Authorize to enter into a subgrant agreement in the amount of $74,440 with the NH Department of Corrections, utilizing funds from the US Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice, Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program for the purpose of purchasing and training drug detecting dogs and for purchasing and refitting two automobiles for the sole purpose of transporting the dogs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#67A      Authorize to enter into a sole source License for Use Premises renewal agreement with Capital Region Health Care Development Corporation (Concord Hospital), Concord, NH, for the Medical Examiner’s use of 2,150 square feet of morgue autopsy lab space, for an amount not to exceed $959,043.50.  Effective upon G&C approval or October 1, 2016, whichever is later, through September 30, 2021.  100% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#68          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction (DPW) to retroactively increase the DPW fees amount by $11,530 from $212,823 to $224,353, for additional engineering services for the Regional Training Institute in Pembroke, NH that the Division of Public Works Design and Construction provided (originally approved by G&C on 6-16-14, item #39).  100% Capital – Federal Funds.   

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

#70          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with T. Buck Construction Inc., Turner, ME, for the NH Army National Guard Building, Building “G”CSMS Annex Renovations located in Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $711,333.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $40,000 for unanticipated structural expenses or owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $751,333.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $35,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $786,333.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 1, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#71          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Harvey Construction Corp, Bedford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 9-3-14), for the Department of Safety Marine Patrol Headquarters, Gilford, by increasing the base amount by $21,283.25 from $7,998,717 to $8,020,000.25.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2016.  100% Other Funds (Navigation Safety Fund).   

#72          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Kevin W. Smith & Son Inc., Standish, ME, for the Brown Building and Howard Recreation Building Roof Replacements, State Office Park South, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $800,250.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $5,496 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, Capital Clerk for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $805,746.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 15, 2016.  100% Capital – General Funds.   

#73          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Project Resource Group LLC, Francestown, NH, for the Exterior Building Improvements at the APS NH Hospital, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $491,634.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $45,000 for unanticipated expenses, bringing the total to $536,634.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $11,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, Capital Clerk for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $547,634.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 4.  100% Capital - General Funds.   

 

TABLED ITEMS 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting 5/18/16) 
                                Division of Family Assistance 
#9            TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Kenney, voted to table the request to amend an existing agreement with Good News Garage LSS Inc., a subsidiary of Ascentria Care Alliance, Worcester, MA (originally approved by G&C on 5-1-13, item #37A), to provide affordable car ownership opportunities to low income individuals, by increasing the price by $275,000 from $1,794,700 to $2,069,700.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

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CONFIRMATION TABLED (Tabled at G&C Meeting 6/15/16) 

The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Sununu, and with Councilors Van Ostern and Pappas voting no, voted to table the following confirmation: 

Executive Branch Ethics Committee - RSA 21-G:29 
(Nominated by the State Treasurer) 
Gregory L. Silverman (d), Concord                                                                                    Effective: June 30, 2016 
Reappointment                                                                                                                     Term: June 30, 2019