GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
State House, Concord, New Hampshire 
February 1, 2017, 10:00 a.m. 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

 

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

                                                BANKING DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize permission for one employee or their designee to travel to Austin, TX, for an estimated cost of $2,395, for five days of out of state travel status from February 12-16, 2017, and to receive $1,050 cash advance to cover anticipated expenses while in Austin, TX,.  100% Other Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #B.          Authorize the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $841,280 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $841,280.05 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

 

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

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
                #A.         Authorize to accept the list of non-monetary donations totaling $800 received during the period of October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, as a result of contributions. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS HOME 
                #B.          Authorize to accept the list of monies totaling $48,649.65 received during the period of October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016, as a result of fundraising drives from various organizations and from personal contributions. 

 

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

                                                OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION 
                #A.         Authorize to accept and place on file the Boar of Medicine’s annual report for FY16. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
                #A.         Authorize the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to amend a contract with Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure, formerly d/b/a AMEC Environment & Infrastructure Inc., Beltsville, MD (originally approved by G&C on 10-15-14, item #17), to develop a Statewide Transportation Asset Management Plan and related training, by extending the completion date from March 30, 2017 to September 29, 2017.  No Additional Funding.   

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Office of the Commissioner 
#5            Authorize to accept and expend Federal revenues in the amount of $4,527,442.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017. 

                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 
#6            Authorize to make a retroactive one-time payment from SFY 2017 funds to Carolyn Christilles, Secretary II, Division of Child Support Services, in the amount of $888.75 to compensate for wages that were not paid for SFY 2016.  66% Federal, 34% General Funds.   

#7            Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on December 19, 2016 Lisa Vallee, a Mental Health Worker II at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#8            Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on December 29, 2016 Bianca Duncan, a Registered Nurse I at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#9            Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on December 18, 2016 Jacqueline Harzmovitch, a Mental Health Worker II at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or overt act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

                                Division of Family Assistance 
#10          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with NH Catholic Charities d/b/a NH Food Bank, Manchester, NH, to provide outreach activities and assistance to individuals regarding the Food Stamp Program in an amount not to exceed $19,867.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#11          Authorize to exercise a final renewal option to an existing agreement with Southern NH Services (originally approved by G&C on 5-27-15, item #21), for the provision of statewide Child Care Resource and Referral Services, by increasing the price by $1,980,000 from $1,980,000 to $3,960,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#12          Authorize to amend an existing agreement with the NH Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 5-25-11, item #72), for the provision of a statewide domestic violence prevention program, by increasing the price by $99,396 from $3,169,092 to $3,268,488.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original completion date of June 30, 2017.  58.28% Other, 31.37% Federal, 10.35% General Funds.   

#13          NOT USED   

                                Office of Medicaid Services 
#14          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Matthew Ertas, Freemont, NH to provide independent consulting services regarding technical assistance for establishing business practices in an amount not to exceed $20,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services  
#15          Authorize the Bureau of Population Health and Community Services, Chronic Disease Prevention and Screening Section, Oral Health Program to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $315,295 from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration to fund the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities.  (2)Further authorize the funds to be allocated as detailed in letter dated December 15, 2016.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#16          Authorize the Bureau of Public Health Systems, Policy and Performance, Rural Health and Primary Care to accept and expend Other funds in the amount of $97,000 from the NH Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association to fund the State Loan Repayment Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Other Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#17          Authorize to exercise the renewal option to an existing agreement with Paula Carrier, Somersworth, NH, for the provision of consultation, recruitment, and parent leadership services, by increasing the price by $35,000 from $84,583.33 to $119,583.33, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funding.   

#18          Authorize to retroactively pay a membership fee to the University of Kansas Center for Research Inc., Lawrence, KS, in the amount of $45,000 for an annual subscription to the Results Oriented Management software reporting application.  Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                 Division of Behavioral Health 
#19          Authorize the Bureau of Mental Health Services to amend an existing agreement with NFI North Inc., Contoocook, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-16-15, item #13), to operate the transitional housing program on the NH Hospital campus, by increasing the price by $14,472,000 from $7,236,000 to $21,708,000, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2020.  49.75% Federal, 49.75% General, .5% Other Funds.   

                                Division of Family Assistance 
#20          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with NH Employment Security, Concord, NH, for access to eligibility determination data for public assistance programs and for the administration of the On-the-Job training services, in an amount not to exceed $402,100.  Effective July 1, 2017 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2019.  80% Federal, 20% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services 
#20A      Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Area Agency of Greater Nashua Inc., d/b/a Gateways Community Services, Nashua, NH, to provide Financial Management Services which manage the payments for respite and support services that caregivers receive, in the amount of $1,414,765.50.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  50% Federal, 50% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#21          Authorize the Bureau of Finance and Contracts’ report of all paid Small Claims in the previous second quarter of FY 2017 totaling $169.98 for individual amounts less than $600.  (2)Further authorize to pay small claims for the next Fiscal Year quarter, January 1, 2017 through March 31, 2017.  100% Highway Funds.   

#22          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $38,316.68 for the period extending from October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. 

#23          Authorize the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to retroactively amend an agreement with the University of NH, Civil Engineering Department, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 2-25-15, item #22), to deliver a model to effectively inventory, and assess condition of assets for data driven planning and performance management, by extending the completion date from December 31, 2016 to December 31, 2017.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  

#24          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with HDR 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.   

#25          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Berlin, NH, to install a new rotating beacon and wind cone assembly, and to provide a new electrical source to these facilities and the recently installed Jet-A fuel farm at the Berlin Regional Airport, NH, in the amount of $276,450.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2020.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#26          Authorize the Bureau of Highway Design to enter into an agreement with the firm of Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, NH, for preliminary design of improvements to US 202 at its intersection with NH 124 and NH 137 in the Town of Jaffrey, for an amount not to exceed $950,877.12.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#27          Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer funds in the amount of $752,000 from the Turnpike General Reserve Account to budget and expend revenue for the design, development, testing, installation and consultant oversight of the Open Road Tolling System at the Bedford Mainline Plaza and maintenance of the existing ORT lanes at the Hampton Mainline and Hooksett Mainline Plazas for the Division of Operations.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a contract with Kapsch TrafficCom Transportation NA Inc., for design, testing, installation and maintenance services for the ORT System at the Bedford Mainline Plaza and the Maintenance of the existing ORT lanes at the Hampton Mainline and Hooksett Mainline Plazas for the Turnpike System within the Division of Operations, in the amount of $9,170,943.23.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023 with the option to renew for up to 3 additional 3-year optional maintenance period up to, but not beyond June 30, 2032.  (3)Further authorize to exercise an option to install Open Road Tolling at Dover and Rochester Toll Plazas in FY 2021 and FY 2022.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 
#28          Authorize to transfer funds in and among accounting units and classes in the amount of $96,419.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                JUDICIAL COUNCIL 
#29          Authorize to receive an additional appropriation from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $500,000.  Effective July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE MARKETS AND FOOD 
#30          Authorize to accept and expend grant funds from the US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service in the amount of $169,948.66.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#31          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with OptumInsight Inc., Eden Prairie, MN, to provide geo-access software licenses and training in the amount of $188,764.  Effective upon G&C approval through January 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#32          Authorize to enter into a contract with Compass Health Analytics Inc., Portland, ME, to provide consulting services, in the amount of $92,275.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#33          NOT USED   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#34          Authorize to extend a Leave of Absence without pay for Helen Dinsmore for a period through May 3, 2017. 

#35          Authorize to enter into a contract with Awesome Service Affordable Pricing Landscaping & Design LLC d/b/a ASAP Landscape & Design LLC, Bow, NH, for rooftop and perimeter snow  removal services at NHES Concord, Laconia, Nashua, Portsmouth and Somersworth offices, in the amount not to exceed $33,270.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#36          Authorize to enter into a contract with Granite State Lawncare LLC, Claremont, NH, for rooftop and perimeter snow removal services at the NHES Claremont office in an amount not to exceed $8,275.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#37          Authorize to extend 2 positions in a temporary status for one year, with an estimated fiscal impact to SFY 2017-2018 of $103,493.03.  Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#38          Authorize to accept and expend funds from the NH Department of Education for the Title I, Part-D, Federal Assistance to Meet the Special Educational Needs of Children in State Institutions for Neglected or Delinquent Children grant, in the amount of $20,459, to enhance educational services and provide the adult learners of the special school district of the NH Department of Corrections educational system the entry level academic skills needed to participate in high school equivalency, diploma and Career and Technical Center programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2017.  100% Agency Income (Federal Funds at origin).   

                                PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION 
#39          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Daymark Energy Advisory Inc., Boston, MA (originally approved by G&C on 8-3-16, item #42), to continue to assist Commission Staff in developing a more extensive and detailed record upon which the Commission may base its final decision in the net metering proceeding, by increasing the amount by $52,000 from $225,000 to $277,000 and by extending the completion date to June 30, 2017 from March 31, 2017.  100% Utility Assessment.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF RESOURCES AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 
#40          Authorize the Division of Economic Development, Office of International Commerce to retroactively amend item #50, approved by G&C on September 16, 2015, by extending the end date from September 30, 2016 to December 31, 2016 to align with a Federal grant extension needed to accommodate longer than expected product development.  No additional Funds.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.    

#41          Authorize to accept and place on file the reports that for calendar year 2016, the 2 existing 3-year mining permits remain in effect and in good standing as detailed in letter dated January 2, 2017. 

#42          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract with Piscataqua Environmental Services LLC, Rochester, NH, for wastewater treatment plant operation, sampling, testing and maintenance services at Wallis Sands State Park, in the amount of $44,763.  Effective May 1, 2017 through October 1, 2018.  100% Agency Income.   

#43          Authorize to accept a retroactive payment from Ragnar RTB LLC, Hopkinton, MA, in the amount of $12,291 per Special Use Permit granted for the 2016 Reach the Beach Relay race series.  Effective September 16, 2016 through September 18, 2016.  Funds will be deposited in the State Parks Fund.   

#44          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a contract amendment with FIAI Inc., d/b/a Ferdinando Insurance Associates Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 1-28-15, item #39), to address an increase in the liability insurance premium due to gross receipts exceeding amounts estimated in the original contract, by increasing the amount by $38,000 from $273,955 to $311,955.  Effective upon G&C approval through February 1, 2018.  100% Agency Income.   

#45          Authorize the Bureau of Historic Sites to accept an in-kind donation of $50,000 from Red Bull North America of New York, NY for restoration construction services at the Nansen Ski Jump.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Knollstone Contracting LLC, Bow, NH, for repairs and re-decking of the Nansen Ski Jump, in the amount of $61,344.06.  Effective November 29, 2016 through February 28, 2017.  100% Agency Income.   

#46          NOT USED   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#47          Authorize the transfer of $33,000 from the NH Fish and Game Fund Reserve to the Fish and Game FY 2017 Operating Budget.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#48          Authorize to accept and expend a grant of $45,000 from the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of NH for the purpose of funding a project to make improvements to Barry Conservation Camp.  Effective upon G&c approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Other (Wildlife Heritage Foundation Grant Funds).   

#49          Authorize to accept and expend $30,962 in federal funds from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and $5,390 in private funds donation by the Great Bay Stewards Inc., for a total amount of $36,352, for the purpose of implementing a summer teacher training program; installing monitoring equipment for water level and geodetic measurements; and to maintain temporary staffing of educational and volunteer staff.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  85% Federal, 15% Private Local Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#50          Authorize to accept and expend $900,000 in Pass-Thru Federal Highway funds from the NH Department of Transportation to complete construction of the Suncook River stabilization Project to protect the US Route 4 Bridge in Epsom, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.  (2)Further authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement with NHDES in the amount of $900,000 to jointly fund the Suncook River Stabilization Project, Epsom, NH.  Effective for 2 years upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Highway Funds.   

#51          Authorize to execute a sole source amendment to contract with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Bedford, NH (originally approved by G&C on 8-26-15, item #61), for additional cleanup activities at two Superfund sites, by increasing the amount by $775,000 from $2,555,000 to $3,330,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#52          Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the Town of Milford, in an amount not to exceed $142,800 to finance the Stormwater Asset Management Program Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Funds.   

#53          Authorize a Clean Water State Revolving Fund loan agreement with the City of Nashua, in an amount not to exceed $8,500,000 to finance the Pump Stations Upgrade Project.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% CWSRF Repayment Funds.   

#54          Authorize a loan agreement with the Nordic Village Condominium Association, Bartlett, NH, in the amount not to exceed $192,000 to finance water system improvements.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.   

#55          Authorize George W. Cook IV Trust and Ann Mariah Cook Trust’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#56          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend an additional $238,312 from the Office of Highway Safety, entitled DWI Patrols for the purpose of combating the DWI problem statewide.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#57          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $127,497 of federal funds from the Office of Highway Safety, entitled Department of Safety Forensic Lab Preliminary Breath Testing (PBT) to purchase PBT devices to distribute to law enforcement officers.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#58          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $1,143,205 of pass-through federal funds from the Office of Highway Safety, entitled Department of Safety Forensic Lab Intoxilyzers, to purchase a new type of intoxilyzer for use by the NH State Police Forensic Lab, NH State Troopers, and local law enforcement agencies.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#59          Authorize the Division of State Police to enter into a sole source amendment with NIIT Technologies Inc., Atlanta, GA (originally approved by G&C on 12-16-15, item #86), for technical support services for the replacement of the Criminal History Registry and Sex Offender Registry System, in the amount of $27,200, increasing the total from $674,000 to $701,200.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#60          Authorize the Division of State Police to restore 39.6 hours of sick leave to Trooper Sean McCarthy who suffered a line of duty injury and was unable to perform his normal or routine duties from October 19, 2016 through November 3, 2016. 

#61          Authorize the Office of Highway Safety to enter into a sole source contractual agreement with the University of NH Survey Center, Durham, NH, to conduct the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Seat Belt Use Survey, in the amount of $49,882.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#62          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $100,000 of federal pass-through funds from the NH Department of Justice, to purchase an additional gas chromatograph/mass spectrometer instrument.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#63          Authorize to retroactively pay annual dues to the National Association of Medicaid Fraud Control Units in the amount of $6,488 for the Medicaid Fraud Annual Dues for the period of July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017.  75% Federal, 25% General Funds.   

#64          Authorize to accept and expend a $2,000 stipend from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA, for students interning in the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#65          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $625,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of March 2017. 

#66          Authorize to accept and place on file the list of Executive Branch classified employees that have received retroactive payments relating to prior fiscal year payroll events for the period of October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. 

#67          Authorize to accept and place on file the list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of October 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016. 

#68          Authorize to enter into a contract with Merrimack County, Boscawen, NH, to acquire a new superior courthouse and land located at 163 North Main Street in Concord, for a total price not to exceed $15,046,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through no later than July 1, 2020.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $200,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for two full time clerk of the works and one on call architect for oversight and engineering services provided, bringing the total to $15,246,000.  (3)Further authorize the amount of $25,000 for payment to the original architect, SMRT, Portland, ME, for their work on the project, bringing the total to $15,271,500.  (4)Further authorize the transfer of $78,500 to the State Art Fund within the Department of Cultural Resources, to purchase art for the new Merrimack Superior Court house.  100% General – Capital – General Funds.   

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

#70          Authorize the Bureau of Purchase and Property to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $42,450 earned from the recent and future transfers of federal surplus property that will be used to pay for expenses related to the acquisition of surplus federal assets.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $1,018 to cover utility expenses.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Other Funds.