GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
December 7, 2016, 10:00 a.m. 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

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

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize to enter Mary Tarbell into an Educational Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, to participate in 24 Completed Projects during the period of January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,500.  100% Other (Insurance Department Administrative Assessment) Funds.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize to enter Maureen Belanger into an Educational Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, to participate in 24 Completed Projects during the period of January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,500.  Insurance Department Administrative Assessment Funds.   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize to enter Robin Perry into an Educational Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, to participate in 12 Completed Projects during the period of January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,500.  Insurance Department Administrative Assessment Funds.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
                #D.          Authorize to enter Eleanor Goodbread into an Educational Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, to participate in 12 Completed Projects during the period of January 17, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,000.  NH Employment Security Training Line Funds.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
               #E.          Authorize to enter Heather Johnson into an Educational Tuition Agreement with College for America at Southern New Hampshire University, to participate in 24 Completed Projects during the period of January 17, 2017 through June 30, 2017, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,000.  NH Employment Security Training Line Funds.   

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LOTTERY COMMISSION 
                #F.          Authorize to enter Leonard Mennino into an Educational Tuition Agreement with College for America, Manchester, NH, to participate in Management – Public Administration online during the period of January 1, 2017 through June 1, 2017, and to pay costs not to exceed $1,500.  Lottery Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #G.          Authorize the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $74,631 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $74,631.48 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #H.          Authorize to pay calendar year 2017 membership dues to the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, Arlington, VA, in the amount of $6,900.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
                #A.         Authorize to accept one brand new car seat donation from Southern NH Medical Center, valued at $109.99, received November 1, 2016. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
               #B.          Authorize to accept donations of a monument, engraving on the walkway, computer printer, computer services and coffee in the amount of $104,528.99 for the NH State Veterans Cemetery to be used for the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the cemetery. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
                #C.          Authorize to accept two Christmas trees to be placed at the Bridges House on Mountain Road and the State House in Concord, NH.  The trees are being donated by NH Christmas Tree Promotion Board.  The value of the donation is approximately $250. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
                #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor Christopher C. Pappas with regard to a certain project in participation with Easter Seals New Hampshire Inc., Nashua, NH. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
               #B.          Authorize to accept and place on file the Report and Findings of Councilor David K. Wheeler with regard to a certain project in participation with St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua, NH. 

 

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

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize the confirmation of Captain Moira A. Cuthbert, Laconia, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the nomination of Captain Darren Maracin, Concord, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, 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 
                #C.          Authorize the nomination of Christopher A. Ewing, Lebanon, 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 
                #D.          Authorize the nomination of Captain Richard J. LaFlame, Concord, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, 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 
                #E.          Authorize the nomination of Captain Samuel R. Weber, Dover, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, 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 
                #F.          Authorize to reappoint Jeffery A. Strelzin as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $102,250.  Effective December 29, 2016 to December 29, 2021. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #A.         Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with Wright-Pierce, Portsmouth, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-11-10, item #39), for on-call historic resource services for projects related to the reconstruction and/or removal of certain dams owned by the State, by extending the end date to December 31, 2019 from December 31, 2016.  100% Dam Maintenance Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #B.          Authorize to amend a grant agreement with the City of Dover (originally approved by G&C on 10-7-15, item #41), to complete a project to better protect drinking water from contamination, by extending the completion date to May 31, 2017 from December 31, 2016.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 
#6            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2017 funds to Angela Fornera, Mental Health Worker II, at NH Hospital, in the amount of $1,223 to compensate for wages that were not paid SFY 2016.  32% General, 29% Federal, 39% Agency Income (provider fees) Funds.   

                                Division for Behavioral Health 
#7            Authorize the New Hampshire Hospital to amend an existing sole source agreement with Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association Inc., Concord, NH, for the provision of Speech Therapy services, to include Foot Care services, by increasing the price in the amount of $7,500 from $9,975 to $17,475.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  29% Federal, 32% General, 39% Other Funds.   

                                Office of Human Services 
#8            Authorize to amend an existing agreement with Bethany Christian Services of New England, Candia, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-29-14, item #32-A), for the provision of a community and faith based initiative to support resource and adoptive families, by increasing the price by $10,000 from $200,000 to an amount not to exceed $210,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of December 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#8A        Authorize the Division for Children, Youth and Families to exercise a renewal option to an existing sole source agreement with Early Learning NH, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-2-15, item #17), for the continuation of oversight, management, administrative and projects support to NH’s Early Childhood Advisory Council currently known as Spark NH, by increasing the price by $75,000 from $75,000 to $150,000 and extending the completion date from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#9            Authorize the bureau of Public Health Protection, Food Protection Section, to accept and expend funds in the amount of $212,025 from US Food and Drug Administration to fund the Produce Safety Rule program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 
#10          Authorize to accept and expend Treatment Drug Court federal funds from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in the amount of $324,997.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#11          Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Maternal and Child Health Section to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $183,333 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Zika Surveillance, Intervention and Referral Program.  (2)Further authorize to establish a full time temporary (Class 059) Public Health Nurse Coordinator position utilizing funds from the grant above.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#12          Authorize to amend existing sole source agreements with Concord Hospital Inc, Merrimack/Hillsborough, and with White Mountain Community Health Center, Northern Carroll (originally approved by G&C on 6-20-12, item #133 & #127), for the continued provision of primary care services, breast and cervical cancer screening services, and brief intervention and referral to treatment for alcohol and drug misuse, by decreasing the total price limitation by $32,032 from $19,129,212 to $19,097,180.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#12A      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with City of Nashua Health Department, Nashua, NH, to provide Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention and care coordination services, in an amount not to exceed $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  60% Federal, 40% Other (Lead Poisoning Prevention Revolving Fund) Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#13          Authorize to enter into sole source agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated October 31, 2016, to provide permanent housing programs to homeless individuals with disabilities and their families through the Federal Continuum of Care program in an amount not to exceed $361,879.  Effective January 1, 2017 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#14          Authorize the Division of Operations to establish a non-budgeted class in an accounting unit and to transfer $805,100 between various accounts and classes.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#15          Authorize the Division of Aeronautics, Rail and Transit to accept and expend revenue in the amount of $3,096,000 from the Congestion, Mitigation and Air Quality program for the purchase of six state-owned commuter coaches.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#16          Authorize the Project Development Division to accept and expend revenue in the amount of $6,000,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to cover required reimbursement of right of way costs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#17          Authorize the Bureau of Human Resources to enter into a sole source agreement with the Federal Highway Administration Finance Division, National Highway Institute, Arlington, VA, for training, in an amount not to exceed $109,800.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#18          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way’s request to pay property owners $350,000 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from October 7, 2016 through October 27, 2016.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#19          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an Interstate Bridge Agreement with the State of Vermont to allow the Department to bill Vermont for costs associated with the rehabilitation of the bridge in the Town of Piermont (NH Br. No. 032/103) carrying NH Route 25 over the Connecticut River between Piermont, NH, and Bradford, VT.  Effective upon G&C approval and continuing through engineering design, construction, inspection, and final acceptance of the completed project, in accordance with the Department’s 10-year Transportation Improvement Plan.  89% NH, 11% VT Funds.   

#20          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with CLD Consulting Engineering Inc., Manchester, NH, for on-call engineering services for various bridge projects located throughout the State, for a total amount not to exceed $750,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#21          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with GM2 & Associates Inc., Concord, NH, for on-call engineering services for various bridge projects located throughout the State, for a total amount not to exceed $750,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#22          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-24-15, item #89), for the purchase of approved capital equipment, by increasing the amount by $8,000 from $920,818 to $928,818.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#23          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Nashua Airport Authority to conduct an Airport Master Plan Update for Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $422,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2020.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#24          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Laconia Airport to conduct an environmental assessment at the Laconia Municipal Airport, in the amount of $184,456.22.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 9, 2020.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Local Funds.   

#25          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the Nashua Airport Authority, NH, to conduct airport pavement maintenance, rehabilitation and marking of Taxiway H and associated public-access taxilanes and aprons (south end of the airport) at Boire Field, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $1,562,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2020.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#26          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to retroactively provide funding to the Town of Haverhill, NH, to prepare a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan for the Dean Memorial Airport in Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $8,512.  Effective September 20, 2016 through September 30, 2020.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Local Funds.   

#27          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Laconia Airport Authority to perform pavement maintenance, signage and marking (Phase II) at the Laconia Municipal Airport in the amount of $233,630.33.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2020.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Local Funds.   

#28          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with CPM Constructors, Freeport, ME, for bridge rehabilitation work on Bridge Street and River Road over the Connecticut River between the towns of Stewartstown, NH and Canaan, VT, on the basis of a low bid of $4,637,467.45.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $463,746.75 for payment of latent conditions with may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 26, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#29          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Pike Industries Inc., Belmont, NH, for resurfacing NH 16 in Gorham, beginning at the northern intersection with US 2 proceeding north 3.7 miles to the Berlin town line, on the basis of a low bid of $1,837,572.60.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $91,878.63 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#30          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal Inc., Johnson City, NY, for crack sealing on I-93 in two sections, Manchester, Hooksett and Concord, on the basis of a low bid of $423,800.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $29,666 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 28, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#31          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with F.L. Merrill Construction Inc., Loudon, NH, for roadway improvements at the intersection of White Oak Road and Peacham Road in Barnstead, on the basis of a low bid of $3,298,056.75.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $164,902.84 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 21, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#32          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Beck & Bellucci Inc., Franklin, NH, for rehabilitation of the red-listed bridges that carry I-93 northbound and southbound over Winnipesaukee River, NHRR and a recreational trail and also includes the installation of scour countermeasures on the basis of a low bid of $8,504,979.69.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $425,248.99 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.    Effective upon G&C approval through June 28, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#33          Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Exeter, NH, in the amount of $499,000 for the purpose of providing funds to the Rockingham Economic Development Corporation d/b/a Regional Economic Development Center to assist GourmetGiftBaskets.com Inc. with its equipment purchase project.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF ENERGY AND PLANNING 
#34          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the NH Department of Resources and Economic Development, Concord, NH; the NH Department of Transportation, Concord, NH; the NH Fish and Game Department, Concord, NH; and the NH Department of Environmental Services, Concord, NH, to provide $27,500 for the purposes of maintaining and improving the existing GRANIT web site, archiving and distributing agency data through the GRANIT database and providing technical support services for the development of GIS data and applications.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  Funding available in accounts: DRED – Management and Protection Fund; DOT-SPR Planning Funds; F&G - Conservation License Funds, Game Management; DES – Publications Revolving Funds.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a sole source contract amendment with the University of NH, Earth Systems Research Center, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-24-15, item #95), for the GRANIT project, by increasing the amount by $27,500 from $157,500 to $185,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  Funding available in accounts: Municipal/Regional Assistance Funds.   

                                GOVERNOR’S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY 
#34A      Authorize to accept and place on file the Annual Telecommunications Assistance Report for the period ending June 30, 2016. 

                                STATE TREASURY 
#35          Authorize to enter into a contract with Innovative Advocate Group Inc. of Red Bank, NJ, for a contingent fee of 10.25% of the gross amount identified and remitted to the state from audits/examinations of the records of any holder or person to determine compliance with RSA Chapter 471-C, Custody and Escheat of Unclaimed and Abandoned Property from December 7, 2016 to June 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income (Abandoned Property).   

#36          Authorize to enter into a contract with EECS LLC, New York, NY, for a contingent fee of 10.25% of the gross amount identified and remitted to the state from audits/examinations of the records of any holder or person to determine compliance with RSA Chapter 471-C, Custody and Escheat of Unclaimed and Abandoned Property from December 7, 2016 to June 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income (Abandoned Property).   

#37          NOT USED   

                                DEPARTMENT OF LABOR 
#38          Authorize to budget and expend prior year carry-forward funds in the amount of $300,000 from the Workers’ Compensation Fund to fund the implementation of SB 238.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT 
#38A      Authorize the individuals as detailed in letter dated November 23, 2016, to be commissioned as Aides-de-Camp to the Governor. 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#39          Authorize to extend position #9T2673 in a temporary status for one year with an estimated fiscal impact to SFY 2017-2018 of $46,275.83. 

#40          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract amendment with SymbioSys Solutions Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-22-11, item #60), increasing the amount by $1,250,000 from $14,909,130 to $16,159,130 to extend the maintenance and support of the NH Unemployment Insurance System for one additional year period beginning January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.  Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#41          Authorize to enter into a contract amendment to exercise the second renewal option of the contract, agreement, with Academy Computer Services Inc., Stoneham, MA (originally approved by G&C on 8-5-14, item #48), for the provision of Correctional Law Library Services, to increase the price by $30,492 from $95,953 in the amount not to exceed $126,445, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017.  100% Offender Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#42          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to budget and expend $575,000 from the Parks Fund.  This amount is for half of the cost of a total amount of $1,150,000 for the purchase of a 396.4 acre parcel of land known as the Lafayette Brook Tract abutting Franconia Notch State Park from Thomas G. Nonis, Trustee for the J and T Land Trust.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Revolving Funds.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend $578,395 from the Department of the Interior Land and Water Conservation Fund Lafayette Brook Tract Project.  $575,000 will be for the cost of half of the purchase of a 396.4 acre parcel of land known as the Lafayette Brook Tract abutting Franconia Notch State Park from Thomas G. Nonis, Trustee for the J and T Land Trust and $3,395 will be for Indirect costs and Audit Fund Set Aside costs for this federal program.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#43          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain Ski Area to select as sole source , a new Prinoth Bison Park Tier 4 Snow Groomer to be used for mountain ski operations financed through an equipment lease agreement with Signature Public Funding Corp.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a Tax Exempt Equipment Lease Financing Agreement with Signature Public Funding Corp., Greenwich, CT, for a 4-year annual lease schedule for the new Prinoth Bison Park Tier 4 Snow Groomer, in the total amount of $369,009.87.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 8, 2020, with the option to seek yearly equipment lease financing with SPFC for subsequent equipment lease schedules over the next 4 years.  100% Agency Income.   

#44          Authorize the Division of Economic Development, Office of International Commerce to accept and expend grant funds from the US Small Business Administration – State Trade and Export Promotion Grant Program, in the amount of $213,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#45          Authorize the Bureau of Trails to award Recreational Trails Program grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated November 15, 2016, in the amount of $890,598.98 for the development and maintenance of recreational trails and trail related safety and educational projects from December 7, 2016 through November 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#46          Authorize the Bureau of Trails to enter into Grant-In-Aid Trail Maintenance Agreements with the snowmobile clubs as detailed in letter dated November 8, 2016, in the total amount of $1,639,555.56.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2017.  100% Snowmobile Funds.   

#47          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a retroactive lease agreement with Centra-Larm Monitoring Inc., Headquartered in Manchester, NH, for equipment and antenna space in designated areas at the summit of Mount Washington in Mount Washington State Park, Sargents Purchase, NH.  (2)Further authorize to accept an initial annual rental payment of $10,667.71 and 4 additional equal annual increases by $1,443.07, resulting in a final rental payment of $16,439.99.  The annual rent increase for subsequent years is subject to a Consumer Price Index adjustment.  Effective October 4, 2016 through June 30, 2021, with the option to renew for 3 additional 5-year periods. 

#47A      Authorize the Bureau of Trails to amend and reinstate a Land Use Agreement with Bayroot LLC, Lyme, NH (originally approved by G&C on 2-10-16, item #40A), to expand access to a certain system of groomed snowmobile and off highway recreational vehicle trails for recreational purposes.  (2)Further authorize to increase the yearly payments by $1,600 from $7,400 to $9,000 for a total increase of $6,400.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2020.  100% Transfers from Fish and Game.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#48          Authorize, with funding support from the NH Department of Environmental Services, to acquire an interest in a conservation easement to 1,110 +/- acres in Epping and Nottingham, NH, from the Law Office of H. Alfred Casassa on behalf of Applehurst Farm, LLC, in the amount of $1,384,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#49          Authorize to enter into a wildlife habitat improvement agreement with Arend Tensen of Lyme, NH, for the management of 7 acres of agricultural land in the Town of Lyme.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2026.  Funding, in the amount of $7,770 over ten years ($777.00 annually), will be deposited into the unrestricted Fish and Game Fund. 

#50          Authorize to acquire a conservation easement on 38.49 acres in Randolph, NH, from the Robert C. Potter Trust, Robert C. Potter and Roberta C. Arbree, Trustees, at the bargain sale cost of $4,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Other (Wildlife Habitat) Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#51          Authorize to accept and expend $1,496,886 in federal funds from the Environmental Protection Agency for purposes of funding remediation efforts at Superfund sites.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#52          Authorize to accept and expend $1,000,000 in federal funds from the US Fish and Wildlife Service for the purpose of acquiring a conservation easement on 1,110 acres in Epping and Nottingham, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#53          Authorize to retroactively pay 2017 membership dues to the NH Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, Lowell, MA, in the amount of $14,094.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  18% Federal, 82% Clean Water Revolving Administration Funds.   

#54          Authorize to accept and place on file the 2016 Hazardous Waste Cleanup Fund Annual Report. 

#55          Authorize to enter into a contract with Nelson Analytical LLC, Manchester, NH, for laboratory analytical services, in the amount not to exceed $450,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  89% MtBE Remediation, 11% Hazardous Waste Cleanup Funds.   

#56          Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, in the amount of $87,615 for the purpose of restoring floodplain forest on property owned by Mary and James Ballou on Matthews Road in Swanzey.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2021.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

#57          Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the Cities of Rochester and Portsmouth, totaling $19,024 to fund Household Hazardous Waste collection projects.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Hazardous Waste Funds.   

#58          Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to The Monadnock Conservancy, Keene, NH, in the amount of $60,000 for the purpose of acquiring land owned by Mary and James Ballou on Matthews Road in Swanzey.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

#59          Authorize a loan agreement with the Acorn Terrace Cooperative Inc., Rochester, NH, in the amount not to exceed $880,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

#60          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve through fiscal agent Great Bay Stewards Inc., Greenland, NH, to provide outreach to coastal communities on the recommendations from the Coastal Risk and Hazards Commission and conduct a state agency inventory of vulnerable state assets in NH, in the amount of $10,000.75.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#61          Authorize to amend a sole source 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: Dame Removals project by: a) changing the completion date from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017; b) increasing the limitation by $10,000 to $99,000 from $89,000; c)increasing non-federal matching funds required by $6,670 to $66,033 from $59,363; and d) changing Exhibit B to revise the Task payment amounts.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

#62          Authorize to amend an agreement with the City of Rochester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-6-15, item #53), for the Stormwater Management Assessment Opportunities for the Willow Brook Watershed Plan Implementation Phase 3: Franklin Street/Western Avenue/Adams Avenue BMPs by changing the Completion Date to December 31, 2017 from December 31, 2016.  No additional funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

#63          Authorize to amend an agreement with the City of Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #135), for the Berry Brook/Cocheco River Watershed Management Plan Implementation Phase II Project by changing the completion date to June 30, 2017 from December 31, 2016.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

#64          Authorize to amend a sole source agreement with the NH Rivers Council, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 3-9-16, item #82), for the Development of a Watershed Management Plan for the Winnicut River project, by increasing the limitation by $5,810 to $102,810 from $97,000, and by increasing the non-federal matching funds required to $18,549 from $14,674, and increase of $3,875.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#65          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Newfound Lake Region Association, Bristol, NH, to complete the Newfound Lake Watershed Plan Implementation Phase III: Watershed Best Management Practices and Stewardship Capacity, in the amount of $110,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  

#66          Authorize Donald and Marjorie Bates Family Res. Trust 2015’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton. 

#67          Authorize John and Jacqueline Remington’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Laconia. 

#68          Authorize Mark A. Fecteau Revocable Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Alton. 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
#69          Authorize to retroactively exercise a contract renewal & amend a previously authorized contract with Daniels Equipment Co Inc., Auburn, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #163), for the purpose of providing Ozone Laundry Washing System and Preventative Maintenance for the NH Veterans Home, by increasing the amount by $33,600 from $50,400 to $84,000.  Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#69A      Authorize to retroactively exercise a contract renewal & amend a previously authorized contract with Silver Birch Geriatrics, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-5-13, item #164), for the purpose of providing on-site Gero-psychiatric services for the NH Veterans Home, by increasing the amount by $85,860 from $85,860 to $171,720.  Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018.  33% Federal, 34% Agency Income, 33% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#70          Authorize to amend item #53, originally approved by G&C on January 13, 2016, by reallocating grant funds for the purpose of awarding to program participants and Local Education Agencies.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#71          Authorize to hold a meeting entitled “New Hampshire Leadership in Education Awards Ceremony”, on December 15, 2016 at the Holiday Inn, Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $3,889.66.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds (Hannaford Brothers Grant).   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#72          Authorize Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to transfer $6,701 within accounting units to re-align appropriated funds for the purpose of executing the mission of the Federal Emergency Management Agency funding at the local and state level.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, entitled Assistance for Firefighters, in the amount of $326,994 for the purchase of equipment for training firefighters and emergency medical personnel throughout the state.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#73          Authorize the Division of State Police to retroactively accept $123,000 of federal funds from the Office of Highway Safety entitled NH State Police Captain Position for the purpose of maintaining a State Police Captain.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #52, originally approved by GC on November 4, 2015, by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to June 30, 2017, to continue one temporary full-time State Police Captain (LG 29, S416E), assigned in the Office of Highway Safety, in an effort to assist and effectively plan, manage, and provide oversight of Highway Safety projects and activities.  Effective September 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#74          Authorize the Bureau of Hearings to retroactively accept and expend funds in the amount of $210,497 from the Office of Highway Safety, for the purpose of extending grant contracts for 2 additional prosecutors to support the NH State Police for the prosecution of DWI/DUI cases statewide for another year.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively extend 2 temporary full-time Hearings Examiner Prosecutor (LG 31) positions for the purpose of continuing to prosecute DWI/DUI and impaired driving cases for NH State Police statewide in circuit courts.  Effective October 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#75          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $164,079 of federal funds from the NH Highway Safety Agency entitled NH State Police Virtual Private Network Installation to provide assistance to departments in designing, configuring, and deploying a VPN solution.  (2)Further authorize to establish class 046 consultant positions for the purpose of providing assistance to departments in designing, configuring, and deploying a VPN solution.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#76          Authorize the Office of the Commissioner to retroactively continue one temporary full-time position (LG 19) assigned to the Ignition Interlock Program within the Division of Motor Vehicles and to create one temporary part-time class 050 position (LG 11) to assist with the detection of ignition interlock requirement violations by working closely with the interlock providers.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively accept and expend Interlock Ignition grant funds from the Office of Highway Safety, in the amount of $56,916 to allow for the continuation of training on interlock devices and for maintaining communications with associated division and agencies involved with the Ignition Interlock Program, by funding the positions above.  Effective October 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#77          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend grant funds from the Office of Highway Safety, in an amount not to exceed $260,250 for the purpose of producing public safety messages by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  (2)Further authorize to establish one class 50 temporary part-time Informational Representative II (LG 21) to assist the Public Information Officer.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#78          Authorize the Division of Emergency Services and Communications to budget and expend $153,985 from Prior Year Carry Forward Balance of the enhanced E-911 System Fund.  (2)Further authorize to create one temporary Agency Staff Auditor (LG 22) position, to audit for accuracy of reporting and submission of prepaid surcharge fees.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#79          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Milton to purchase and install a generator to support emergency management capabilities at the community’s Emergency Operations Center for a total amount of $56,827.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#80          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Milton to purchase and install equipment and furnishings to support emergency management capabilities at the community’s Emergency Operations Center for a total amount of $99,530.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#81          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Town of Durham for a total amount of $612,458 for implementation of projects identified through the evaluation of natural hazards.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 2, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#82          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the grant agreement with the Southwest Region Planning Commission (originally approved by G&C on 6-10-15, item #113), to update Hazard Mitigation Plans for the communities of Antrim, Chesterfield, Richmond, Sharon, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey, Windsor and Westmoreland, by extending the completion date from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#83          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend the grant agreement with the Central NH Regional Planning Commission (originally approved by G&C on 6-10-15, item #115), to update local community Hazard Mitigation Plans by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#84          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend a contract with Peak Scientific Inc., Billerica, MA, in the amount of $18,009.24, increasing the amount from $23,577 to a total amount of $41,586.24 for maintenance and repair for the second Peak nitrogen generator for the Forensic Laboratory.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 28, 2020.  100% Agency Income (PBM).   

#85          Authorize the Division of State Police to amend a sole source contract with TriTech Software Systems Inc., Marlborough, MA, (originally approved by G&C on 4-22-15, item #75), for the purpose of developing software to enable the TriTech Records Management System to interface with the State of NH J-ONE System for criminal complaints, dispositions, and citations and for developing an electronic crash system and electronic protective orders in support of the J-ONE project, in the amount of $144,045, increasing the amount from $323,026 to $467,071.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  72% Federal, 28% Agency Income Funds.   

#86          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, in the amount of $50,000, increasing the amount from $771,645 to a total of $821,645.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  100% Agency Income.   

#86A      Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with the Department of Fish and Game for the Operation Stonegarden portion of the 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program, in the amount of $41,843.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#87          Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $6,966,979 from the Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime to be utilized to support programs for victims of crime.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#88          Authorize to grant an annual salary increment to Kathleen B. Carr, Director of Administration, from salary group GG, Step 5, $93,229.76 to salary group GG, Step 6, $98,073.56.  Effective upon G&C approval or December 12, 2016, whichever is the latter. 

#89          Authorize to enter into a subgrant with the NH Department of Safety, in the amount of $100,000 from Fiscal Year 2017 State Drug Forfeiture funds for the purchase of a Gas Chromatograph/Mass Spectrometer for the NH State Police Forensic Crime Lab.  Effective upon G&C approval to June 30, 2017.  100% State Drug Forfeiture Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#90          Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for wavier of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

#91          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract amendment with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-3-16, item #79), to increase the price by $27,100 from $1,586,000 to $1,613,100 to establish a contingency line for site related improvements and unanticipated site conditions at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#92          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Turnstone Corporation, Milford, NH, for the Hills Avenue and Department of Justice Roof Replacements, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $951,000.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $50,000 for unanticipated structural expenses, bringing the total to $1,001,000.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $25,000 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 $1,026,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 26, 2017.  100% General – Capital Funds.   

#93          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $500,000,000 to cover payment of expenditures for the month of January 2017. 

#94          Authorize the Risk Management Unit to exercise the option to extend the contract with Application Software Inc., d/b/a ASIFlex (originally approved by G&C on 10-15-14, item #60), to administer the Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Reimbursement Arrangements programs for state employees, in an amount not to exceed $410,200, increasing the total from $635,000 to $1,045,200, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2019.  63% General, 12% Federal, 3% Enterprise, 6% Highway, 1% Turnpike, 15% Other Funds.   

#95          Authorize the Risk Management Unit to exercise the option to extend the contract with Delta Dental Plan of NH Inc., (originally approved by G&C on 10-1-14, item #59), to administer the self-funded dental coverage for the state employees and eligible dependents, in an amount not to exceed $720,000, increasing the total from $1,061,504 to $1,781,504, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2019.  38 General, 20% Federal, 5% Enterprise, 11% Highway, 2% Turnpike, 24% Other Funds.   

#96          Authorize the Risk Management Unit to exercise the option to extend the existing contract with The Segal Company, Boston, MA (originally approved by G&C on 10-1-14, item #62), for actuarial, claim audit, procurement and general health benefits consulting services, in an amount not to exceed $1,660,100, increasing the contract from $1,893,150 to $3,553,250, and by extending the end date from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2019.  36% General, 15% Federal, 4% Enterprise, 11% Highway, 2% Turnpike, 32% Other Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
#97          Authorize to accept and place on file the return of votes cast at the biennial election held on November 8, 2016 in the several towns and wards of the State for Presidential Electors, United States Senator, and Representatives in Congress from the First and Second Districts. 

 

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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