GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire 
August 23, 2017, 10:00 a.m. 

 

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 
                #A.         Authorize to enter Denise L. Lee 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 October 1, 2017 through March 31, 2018, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,500.  100% General Funds (Employee Training).   

                                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize to enter Destiny Buffington into an educational tuition agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, to participate in 12 Completed Competencies, during the period of September 1, 2017, and to pay said costs not to exceed $1,500.  100% Other (Insurance Department Administrative Assessment).   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #C.          Authorize to enter Linda Desmond into an educational tuition agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in 24 Completed Competencies, during the period of September 1, 2017 through February 28, 2018, and to pay said costs in the amount of $1,500.  100% General Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #D.          Authorize the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $67,428 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $67,428.20 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES 
                #E.          Authorize to pay the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, Washington, DC, annual dues in the amount of $4,134 due by October 1, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
                #F.          Authorize to pay the 2017-2018 membership dues to EBSCO (Elton B. Stephens Co) Information Services, Dallas, TX, in an amount not to exceed $17,035.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  50% Federal, 50% Agency Income Funds.   

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                New Hampshire Hospital 
                #A.         Authorize to accept donations from contributors in the amount of $5,673.21, during the period of January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                New Hampshire Hospital 
                #B.          Authorize to accept non-monetary donations received from January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017, with a value of $990.75. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
                #C.          Authorize to accept award of ISM (Information System Management) Fellowship in the amount not to exceed $1,633.  The award is an invitation to ISM Annual Conference from October 22-25, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD.  The ISM Annual Conference is partnered with the APHSA (American Public Human Services Association). 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
                #D.          Authorize to accept a donation from US Census Bureau in the form of payment for travel-related expenses for up to two NHES employees to attend a Local Employment Dynamics (LED) Partnership Workshop in Suitland, MD, with an estimated value of the donation being $2,600. 

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
                #E.          Authorize to accept a $338,978.93 donation from the estate of Antimo N. DeFilippo II to be deposited in the Gifts and Donations account.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.   

 

#3            MOP 150, I, B (3): Reports and Findings - NONE 

 

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

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #A.         Authorize the nomination of Colonel John J. Brady, Windham, NH, currently of the Alaska Army National Guard, for appointment to the rank of 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 GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the nomination of Captain Craig B. Stansfield, Wolfeboro, 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 GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize the confirmation of Colonel David A. Stevenson, Manchester, NH, for appointment to the rank of Colonel, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #D.          Authorize the confirmation of Captain James R. Blume, Wilbraham, MA, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #E.          Authorize the confirmation of Major Cynthia J. Dechenes, Brunswick, ME, for the appointment to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #F.          Authorize to appoint Anthony J. Galdieri as an Attorney at a salary level of $75,000.  Effective upon G&C approval or August 25, 2017, whichever is the latter. 

 

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

                                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
                #A.         Authorize to amend an agreement with the Town of Rye, NH (originally approved by G&C on 4-22-15, item #63), for the Implementation of the Parsons Creek Watershed Restoration Plan – Phase 2 project, by changing the language in one task description and reallocating grant funds to a different task, and extending the end date from December 31, 2017 to December 31, 2018.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.   

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#6            Authorize to hold a Public Hearing pursuant to RSA 162-A:10 with regard to the recommendation of the Business Finance Authority of the State of New Hampshire to purchase a loan made by Monadnock Economic Development Corporation to Wizoshan, LLC and TFG Tree Free, Inc. located in Keene, New Hampshire. Action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-A:18 to determine the financing will serve a public use, provide public benefit and is within the policy and authority of the Act. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                Bureau of Human Resource Management 
#7            Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on July 8, 2017 Kimberlee Hebert, a Youth Counselor III at the Sununu Youth Services Center 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 July 2, 2017 John Dugan, a Mental Health Worker II at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or over 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 June 26, 2017 June Garen, a Registered Nurse at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or over act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

#10          Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on June 20, 2017 Nick Metalious, a Mental Health Worker II at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or over act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

#11          Authorize to finalize the determination made by the Commissioner that on July 2, 2017 Sandra Cole, a Registered Nurse at the NH Hospital sustained an injury in the line of duty due to a hostile or over act, or an act caused by another during the performance of duties which are considered dangerous in nature.  Effective upon G&C approval.   

                                Division for Behavioral Health 
#12          Authorize to make a retroactive payment of annual membership dues to the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, Alexandria, VA, in the amount of $8,979.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  66% General, 34% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Children, Youth and Families 
#13          Authorize to accept and expend private funds for Spark NH, Early Childhood Advisory Council, in the amount of $52,790 from the Endowment for Health to fund Community of Practice for Early Childhood Regional Initiatives.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Other (Private Grant) Funds.   

                                Bureau of Homeless and Housing Services 
#14          Authorize to enter into sole source agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated July 17, 2017, to provide permanent housing programs to chronically homeless individuals and families through the Federal Continuum of Care Program in an amount not to exceed $339,433.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#15          Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to exercise a renewal option with the Manchester Health Department, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-22-15, item #24), to continue providing Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention and case management services, by increasing the price by $80,000 from $80,000 to an amount not to exceed $160,000, and by extending the completion date from August 31, 2017 to August 31, 2019.  28% Federal, 72% Other Funds.   

                                Bureau of Population Health and Community Services 
#16          Authorize to enter into a sole source amendment to an existing contract with Manchester Community Health Center, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-29-16, item #37B), to increase early childhood wellness in children ages birth to 8 years old and their families through public health promotion and prevention strategies, by increasing the price by $165,554 from $1,345,559, to an amount not to exceed $1,511,113, and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2018 to September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Glencliff Home 
#17          Authorize to enter into agreement with the vendors as detailed in letter dated June 26, 2017, for the provision of temporary nurse staffing services in an amount not to exceed $180,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  80% Other (Agency), 20% General Funds.   

                                Division for Behavioral Health 
#18          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with Hampstead Hospital, Hampstead, NH, to increase the number of available beds for children and youth for acute psychiatric treatment, with a price of $50,000.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 
#19          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with Manchester Alcoholism Rehabilitation Center, d/b/a Farnum Center, Manchester, NH, for the provision of substance use disorder intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization services, in an amount not to exceed $200,000.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Other Funds.   

#20          Authorize to enter into agreements with the vendors as detailed in letter dated July 14, 2017, for the provision of evidenced informed substance misuse prevention direct services to youth and their parents/caregivers in an amount not to exceed $395,892.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Other Funds.   

#21          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with North Country Health Consortium Inc., Littleton, NH, to provide services to bridge the transition of services from Tri-County Community Action Program, Division of Alcohol and Other Drug Services to the North Country Health Consortium Inc., in an amount not to exceed $250,000.  (2)Further authorize to provide North Country Health Consortium Inc., with an advance payment in an amount not to exceed $250.000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Other Funds, Governor Commission Funds.   

#22          Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with the organizations as detailed in letter dated July 21, 2017, for the provision of substance use disorder crisis respite shelter in an amount not to exceed $400,000.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Other Funds.   

                                Bureau of Developmental Services 
#23          Authorize to enter into a retroactive agreement with the vendors as detailed in letter dated June 15, 2017, to provide comprehensive family support services and community/regional resources to address the needs of children and youth with chronic health conditions and their families, in an amount not to exceed $520,712.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#24          Authorize the Bureau of Human Resources to retroactively pay Teresa Malloy Berry $2,170.12 for compensation due to missed increments on April 23, 2016 to June 8, 2017.  100% Highway Funds.   

#25          Authorize the Bureau of Finance & Contracts report that there were no Small Claims that were paid in the previous fourth quarter of FY 2017 for individual amounts less than $600.  (2)Further authorize the request to revise the process that was approved by G&C on 7-19-95, item #171, to pay claims and reporting of paid claims from quarterly to annually.  (3)Further authorize to retroactively pay small claims for the next fiscal year, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Highway Funds.   

#26          NOT USED 

#27          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to convey a point of access to and from property on the easterly side of NH Route 125 in the town of Plaistow, known as Parcel No. 342, Project 10044B, “Plan of Plaistow-Kingston”.  Effective upon G&C approval. 

#28          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to pay property owners $40,915.76 as documented in the Contemplated Awards List for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from May 26, 2017 through August 1, 2017.   

#29          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way to sell a 2.8 +/- acre portion of State owned Controlled Access Right of Way located on the northerly side of NH Route 102 in the Town of Londonderry to the Town of Londonderry for $360,000 plus a $1,100 administrative fee.  Effective upon G&C approval.  (2)Further authorize to adjust the limits of the NH Route 102 Controlled Access Right of Way for the disposal of the above parcel.  Originally purchased with 80% Federal, 20% Highway Funds.   

#30          Authorize the Bureau of Right of Way’s Contemplated Award List for amounts less than $5,000 for the sum total of $28,167.24 for the period extending from April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. 

#31          Authorize the Bureau of Environment to submit an annual accounting of permit fees and Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund (ARM) payments made during fiscal year 2017, to the Department of Environmental Services for construction projects and maintenance activities requiring fill and dredge in wetlands, as well as other areas, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.  Authority to make payments to DES for fiscal year 2018 was approved at the meeting of the G&C on June 7, 2017, item #44. 

#32          Authorize the Bureau of Mechanical Services to retroactively contract with various private contractors to assist with winter maintenance activities, emergency repair of infrastructure due to flooding or other unexpended natural disasters, along with highway and bridge maintenance efforts.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.   

#33          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, AIP-55, to establish airport fencing approximately 300 feet farther away from Runway 7-25 at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $637,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2021.  95% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#34          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, AIP-61 to conduct a terminal study at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, Portsmouth, NH, in the amount of $373,350.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 18, 2021.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#35          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the City of Lebanon, AIP-54, to correct Americans with Disabilities Act deficiencies at the Lebanon Airport Terminal Building at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $83,315.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2021.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#36          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, AIP-58, to design, permit and bid the reconstruction of Runway 16-24-Phase 1 at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, in the amount of $884,620.05.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 9, 2021.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#37          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to amend a grant to provide additional funding to the City of Lebanon, AIP-52, to grind tree stumps on an additional eight acres of uplands at the Lebanon Municipal Airport, in the amount of $19,874.79.  Effective upon G&C approval.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#38          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to retroactively award a grant to the City of Manchester, AIP-108, to reconstruct portions of Runway 24, Taxiway J and Taxiway J1 at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $2,187,047.  Effective February 1, 2017 through July 6, 2021.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#39          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to award a grant to the Pease Development Authority, AIP-59, to enter into a reimbursable agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration for the design of the reconstruction of Runway 16-34 at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, in the amount of $32,046.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 6, 2021.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#40          Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to retroactively award a grant to the City of Manchester, AIP-109, to relocate Taxiway B; mill and overlay a portion of Taxiway H and to repair pavement at the Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting building at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $3,748,320.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 26, 2021.  90% Federal, 5% General, 5% Other Funds.   

#41          Authorize the Bureau of Traffic to enter into a contract with Hi-Way Safety Systems Inc., Rockland, MA, for providing Stenciled Pavement Markings, on the basis of a low bid of $99,348.60.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Other Funds (Betterment).   

#42          Authorize the Bureau of Materials & Research to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Pathway Services Inc., Tulsa, OK, to extend the vehicle warranty, software licensing, software escrow, Omnistar satellite subscription, and to provide Quality Control services related to the road condition data, by increasing the total by $159,300 from $1,660,286 to $1,819,586, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2019.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

#43          Authorize to accept and place on file the Bureau of Constructions quarterly basis summary of active projects that may require contingency use, for the period through July 3, 2017. 

#44          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Premier Fence LLC, Avon, MA, for the repair of damaged beam guardrail and fencing on the Central and Eastern Turnpike system, on the basis of a low bid of $214,283.56.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#45          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Stantec Consulting Services Inc., Auburn, NH, for on-call engineering services for various bridge projects located throughout the State, for a total not to exceed $750,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 30, 2020.   

#46          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Vanasse Hangen Brustlin Inc., Bedford, 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, 2020.   

#47          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with McFarland-Johnson 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, 2020. 

#48          Authorize the Bureau of Bridge Design to enter into an agreement with Hoyle, Tanner & Associates 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, 2020. 

#49          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Amstar of Western New York Inc., Cheektowaga, NY, for painting of the steel beam bridge carrying NH Route 16 over the Peabody River in Pinkham’s Grant, on the basis of a low bid of $379,000.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $18,950 for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 15, 2018.  100% Betterment Funds.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#50          Authorize to award a grant to the County of Strafford, Dover, NH, in the amount of $166,000, on behalf of the Community Action Program of Strafford County, to develop and implement an early childhood education employment training program.  Effective August 23, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#51          Authorize to award a grant to the City of Keene, NH, in the amount of $500,000 on behalf of the Community Kitchen Inc., to support building improvements at its building situated at 37 Mechanic Street, Keene, NH.  Effective August 23, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#51A      Authorize to enter into a contract with Presidio Networked Solutions LLC, Woburn, MA, to procure project management services for a Data Center move, in an amount not to exceed $41,428.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Other Funds (The agency Class 027 used to reimburse DoIT is 46% General, 54% Other Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION 
#52          Authorize the Board of Pharmacy to retroactively amend item #36, originally approved by G&C on February 28, 2014, to accept and expend a grant from the Department of Justice in the amount of $222,821 to maintain the implementation of the Controlled Drug Prescription Health and Safety Program.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2018.  100% Other Funds (Transfer from DOJ-Federal Funds).  (2)Further authorize the Board of Pharmacy to budget and expend $100,000 appropriated for the controlled drug prescription health and safety program.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.  (3)Further authorize the Board of Pharmacy to retroactively amend item #26, originally approved by G&C on February 28, 2014, by extending the temporary full-time positions, Class 059, Administrator I, from the current end date of June 30, 2017, to March 31, 2018.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Other Funds (Transfer from DOJ-Federal Funds).  (4)Further authorize the Board of Pharmacy to retroactively amend item #33, originally approved by G&C on March 23, 2016, by extending the temporary full-time position, Class 059, Administrative Assistant I, from the current end date of June 30, 2017 to March 31, 2018.  100% Other Funds (Transfer from DOJ-Federal Funds).  (5)Further authorize the Board of Pharmacy to retroactively amend item #36, originally approved by G&C on February 28, 2014, to establish a Consultant, class 046.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2018.  100% Other Funds (Transfer from DOJ-Federal Funds).  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#53          Authorize to retroactively renew membership with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, Nashville, TN, in the amount of $5,300.  Effective August 1, 2017 through July 31, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

                                STATE TREASURY 
#54          Authorize to accept and place on file the quarterly report of the New Hampshire State Treasury for the period ended June 30, 2017. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE ADMINISTRATION 
#55          Authorize to place Attorney Peter C. L. Roth at the maximum step for the position of Revenue Counsel, unclassified salary grade FF, earning $92,649.44 annually, effective September 22, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

#56          Authorize to retroactively pay a membership fee to the Multistate Tax Commission, Washington, DC, for membership in the Nexus Program as an Associate Member in the amount of $12,355.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#57          Authorize to retroactively pay a membership fee to the Federation of Tax Administrators, Washington, DC, for annual organizational dues in the amount of $8,845.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#58          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with BerryDunn, Portland, ME, to provide procurement services to assist the DRA with the vendor selection process for the next generation Revenue Information Management System, in an amount not to exceed $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#59          Authorize to enter into a contract with Robert Half International, Manchester, NH, for temporary data entry services, in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018, with the option to renew for additional periods not to exceed two years.  100% General Funds.    

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
#60          Authorize to accept and expend additional Federal Funds in the amount of $839,412 from the National Guard Bureau as part of the five-year Federal-State Master Cooperative agreement to cover the cost of a new building: a third Engagement Skills Training Building at the NH Army National Guard Training Site, in Center Strafford, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD 
#61          Authorize the Division of Pesticide Control to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Health and Human Services, to purchase lab equipment necessary for analyzing pesticide samples, in the amount of $41,600.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#62          Authorize to accept and expend federal grant funds in the amount of $536,561 for FY 2018 and FY 2019 from the US Department of Health and Human Services for the purpose of enhancing the States’ ability to effectively enforce the consumer protections under Part A of title XXVII of the PHS Act.  The primary focus of the Department’s efforts will be to expand its review of parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, as well as some work to ensure that health insurance issuers do not include discriminatory benefit designs that discourage people with potentially high-cost medical conditions from enrolling in those plans to enhance review of issuer form filings to ensure coverage of preventive health services without cost sharing.  (2)Further authorize to establish a Class 046 (Consultants) to enter into contracts for consulting services with various vendors.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#63          Authorize to retroactively amend item #35, originally approved by G&C on March 8, 2017, by extending the end date of the Federal Grant Award PRPPR170093 from the US Department of Health and Human Services From June 30, 2017 to October 30, 2018 to align with the Federal Grant end date, with no increase in funding, for the purpose of enhancing the States’ ability to effectively enforce the consumer protections under Part A of title XXVII of the PHS Act.  The primary focus of the Department’s efforts will be to expand its review of parity in mental health and substance use disorder benefits, as well as some work to ensure that health insurance issuers do not include discriminatory benefit designs that discourage people with potentially high-cost medical conditions from enrolling in those plans to enhance review of issuer form filings to ensure coverage of preventive health services without cost sharing.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively amend item #35, originally approved by G&C on March 8, 2017, by extending the end date from June 30, 2017 to October 30, 2018 for the purpose of retaining a class 046 consultant position.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#64          Authorize to enter into a contract with Freedman Healthcare LLC, Newton, MA, for consulting services, in the amount of $109,752.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

#65          Authorize to enter into a contract with Regulatory Insurance Advisors LLC, Lincoln, ME, for consulting services, in the amount of $169,750.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS 
#66          Authorize to exercise a retroactive sole source lease renewal option amendment with Hillsborough County, Goffstown, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-25-08, item #97B), for the continued provision of leasing building and grounds to house women inmates of the NH Correctional Facility/Women, Goffstown, NH, by increasing the amount $256,016.91 from $2,240,676.35 to $2,496,693.26, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#67          Authorize to retroactively extend one temporary part-time Victim Witness Specialist, Labor Grade 26, in class 050, for the purpose of the Victim Offender Dialogue Coordinator/Trainer for the NH Department of Corrections Victim Services Division in support of the Victims of Crime Act sub grant.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively accept and expend funds made available through a Victims of Crime Act sub grant from the NH Department of Justice in the amount of $17,995 for assistance to crime victims and their families.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Agency Income (Federal funds at origin).  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS 
#68          Authorize the Division of Economic Development to enter into a retroactive sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the University of NH, Small Business Development Center, Durham, NH, for continued support of a statewide Small Business Development Center program, in the amount of $630,000.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#69          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with Drive Brand Studio Inc., North Conway, NH, for marketing and advertising services, in the amount of $841,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2020, with the option to renew for an additional two-year period.  100% Agency Income.   

#70          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source contract with Doppelmayr USA Inc., Salk Lake City, UT, to complete repairs to the Eagle Cliff Bullwheel at Cannon Mountain Ski Area in Franconia, NH, in the amount of $29,268.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 1, 2017.  100% Cannon Mountain Capital Improvement Funds.   

#71          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Office of Strategic Initiatives, to provide monitoring and stewardship services of the State’s interests in privately owned conservation lands held by the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, in the amount of $68,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Other Funds (Agency Income).   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#72          Authorize to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds in the amount of $20,000,000 for the issuance of low interest loans for wastewater system upgrades.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Clean Water Revolving Loan Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#73          Authorize to retroactively amend item #50, originally approved by G&C on February 1, 2017, by extending the end date to December 31, 2018 from June 30, 2017 for the purpose of completing construction of the Suncook River stabilization project to protect the US Route 4 Bridge in Epsom, NH.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#74          Authorize to retroactively amend item #74, originally approved by G&C on June 1, 2016, by extending the end date to December 31, 2018 from June 30, 2017 for the purpose of helping municipalities reduce the wastewater treatment facility energy costs.  100% Pass-Thru Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#75          Authorize the NH Connecticut River Valley Resource Commission to enter into a retroactive sole source agreement with the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, Lebanon, NH, to provide administration, management, and program assistance, in the amount of $60,000.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 309, 2019.  100% General Funds.   

#76          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Town of Wolfeboro, NH, to complete the Lake Wentworth/Crescent Lake Watershed Management Plan Implementation Phase 3: Route 109 Roadside and Camp Bernadette Shoreline BMPs.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#77          Authorize to retroactively pay calendar year 2017 membership dues to the Ground Water Protection Council, Oklahoma City, OK, in the amount of $9,500.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% Federal Funds.   

#78          Authorize The David F. Mahoney Marital QTIP Trust’s request to perform work on the Piscataqua River, in Portsmouth. 

#79          Authorize John P. Emery’s request to perform work on Great Bay, in Newington. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#80          Authorize the Bureau of Special Education to retroactively pay the FY 2018 membership renewal fee to the National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA, in the amount of $10,386.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#81          Authorize the Division of Educational Improvements to enter into a contract with the American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Washington, DC, in the amount of $9,550,030.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2021, with an option to renew for up to one addition three year period.  50% State, 50% Federal Funds.   

#82          Authorize the Bureau of Special Education, Office of Student Wellness to enter into a sole source contract with Antioch University New England, Keene, NH, to work in partnership with the NHDOE in developing and implementing a comprehensive evaluation plan for the System of Care in reporting data as required by Performance Measures and the Government Performance and Results Act, in the amount of $413,637.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#83          Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a contract with Second Start, Concord, NH, to provide Statewide Professional Development Services, in an amount not to exceed $283,911.17.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018, with the option to renew for two additional one-year terms.  30% Federal, 70% General Funds.   

#84          Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to grant funds to Belknap County Department of Corrections, Laconia, NH, to provide funding for career and technical programs, in the amount of $79,136.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 18, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#85          Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning to enter into a sole source Cooperative Project Agreement with the Community College System of NH, to improve Career and Technical Education programs, in an amount not to exceed $2,453,042.68.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 15, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#86          Authorize the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation to enter into an agreement with the Governor’s Commission on Disability, Concord, NH, to house the Statewide Independent Living Council, in an amount not to exceed $110,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#87          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the University of Kansas Center for Research Inc., Lawrence, KS, to administer the Dynamic Learning Maps alternate assessment in English language arts, mathematics, and science, in the amount of $950,300.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018, with the option to renew for up to three additional one-year terms.  100% Federal Funds.   

#88          Authorize the Bureau of Adult Education to enter into contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 9, 2017, to provide adult education and literacy programs as defined under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, in an amount not to exceed $2,792,964.69.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  30% Federal, 70% State Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#89          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency management to enter into a grant agreement with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission to update Local Hazard Mitigation Plans for several communities for a total amount of $35,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#90          Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to pay annual membership dues for two years to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Arlington, VA, in an amount not to exceed $14,000.  (2)Further authorize to pay fees for two years to the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, Arlington, VA, for Commercial Driver License Information System transactions, including Programs & Technology and Network Services, and for National Motor Vehicle Title Information System annual service and support, in an amount not to exceed $296,577.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019.  100% Agency Income.   

#91          Authorize the Division of State Police to retroactively accept and expend $165,087 of pass-through federal funds from the Department of Safety, Office of Highway Safety, entitled Department of Safety Forensic Lab Intoxilyzers, to purchase new Intoxilyzers for the NH State Police Lab.  Effective July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#92          Authorize the Bureau of Hearings to retroactively accept and expend funds in the amount of $136,153 from the Department of Safety, Office of Highway Safety, to continue to provide two grant-funded prosecutors to support the NH State Police for the prosecution of DWI/DUI cases statewide.  (2)Further authorize the Bureau of Hearings to retroactively continue two temporary full-time Department of Safety Hearings Examiner Prosecutor (LG 31) positions for continued prosecution of DWI/DUI cases for NH State Police in circuit courts statewide.  Effective July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#93          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively accept and expend grant funds from the Department of Safety, Office of Highway Safety, in an amount not to exceed $221,474 for the purpose of producing public safety messages.  (2)Further authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively continue one class 50 position temporary part-time Informational Representative II (LG 21) to assist the Department of Safety Public Information Officer.  Effective July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#94          Authorize the Division of Fire Safety to retroactively accept and expend federal funds from the US Department of Homeland Security entitled Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Fire Prevention and Safety Grant in the amount of $320,398 to protect the health and safety of the public and firefighting personnel against fire and fire-related hazards.  (2)Further authorize to retroactively continue one temporary part-time, class 050 position to support and educate members of the fire service community with their public outreach of fire prevention education and to provide them with the tools to effectively teach their local residents.  Effective July 1, 2017 through September 5, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#95          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to accept and expend major Disaster Assistance funds in the amount of $838,550 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.  These funds are related to Tropical Storm Irene.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#96          Authorize Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services to transfer $36,635 within accounting units to re-align appropriated funds with the awarded budget for the Assistance for Firefighters grant.  (2)Further authorize to accept and expend funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, entitled Assistance for Firefighters in the amount of $106,788 for the purpose of personal protective equipment, teleconferencing equipment, fire hose, personal protective equipment washer and dryer, emergency medical services training equipment, and technical rescue equipment.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 6, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#97          Authorize salary increases for attorneys.  Effective September 1, 2017, as authorized by 2001 Laws of NH Chapter 158 and 2015 Session Laws, Ch. 274, sec. 10. 

#98          Authorize the Office of the Medical Examiner to enter into a retroactive sole source contract with Dr. Elizabeth A. Bundock, M.D., Ph.D. to assist the Chief Medical Examiner with autopsies specific to neuropathology examinations, including consultations, trials and depositions when required, in the amount not to exceed $65,000.  Effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.   

#99          Authorize to enter into a subgrant with the Portsmouth Police Department in the amount of $500,000 for the purpose of enhancing and sustaining the NH Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017, of a spending plan as specified by Chapter 156:89, Laws of 2017. 

#100        Authorize to retroactively amend the acceptance and expenditure of a grant (originally approved by G&C on 1-13-16, item #62), by extending the end date from June 30, 2017 to September 30, 2018, in the amount of $142,145, from the US Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime, to provide trainings and resources to public and non-profit agencies providing victims services.  No Additional Funding.  100% Federal Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

#101        Authorize the Division of Legal Counsel, Charitable Trust Unit, to budget and expend prior year carry forward funds from the Charitable Trust Escrow Account in the amount of $137,925 for the purpose of providing funds to contract with a technology company for the development of a web based electronic application which will allow electronic submittals of trust funds and common investment reports for municipal trustees of trust funds.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Charitable Trust Revolving Funds.  Contingent upon Fiscal Committee approval on August 25, 2017. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#102        Authorize the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.   

#103        Authorize to enter into a Water Tower License Agreement with the City of Laconia, to allow the City to enter the main Lakes Regional Facility parcel for the following purposes: to use and operate one of the two existing water towers and the existing water supply and sewer lines to and from the adjacent Robbie Mills Park and all related infrastructure; and to install and operate any additional valves, connections, or other supporting infrastructure as may be necessary.  The City is not charged for the License by is responsible for the maintenance and repair of all infrastructure to be used and for the coast of all electricity consumed.  Effective retroactive to June 21, 2017 through a period of 5 years. 

#104        Authorize to enter into a Field License agreement with the City of Laconia, to utilize the Hank Risley Field in Laconia for youth and adult sport practices and as a car parking lot for sporting events at the adjacent Robbie Mills Park, which is home to the Winnipesaukee Muskrats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League.  The City is not charged for the use of the field.  Effective retroactive to June 21, 2017 through a period of 5 years. 

#105        Authorize to accept and place on file the report containing a list of vendors that agencies have contracted with for the period of April 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017. 

#106        Authorize to exercise a contract renewal option with Community Acton Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-1-14, item #60), for the coordination and statewide distribution of USDA commodity foods for The Emergency Food Assistance Program, by increasing the contract by $377,759 from $668,043 to $1,045,802, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#107        Authorize to enter into a sole source service agreement with James R. St. Jean Auctioneers of Epping, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  There is no charge to the State of NH for the auctioneer services and the auctioneer’s revenue will be achieved with an 8% Buyers fee.  The auctioneer will reimburse the State of NH 3% of the selling price of municipal and other property. 

#108        Authorize to make transfers from the Salary Adjustment Fund to agency permanent personnel service accounts after approval by the Director of the Division of Personnel, during the period of August 23, 2017 to July 20, 2018 (anticipated extended year end closing date) for transfers related to fiscal year 2017 and to report transfers made as soon as practical after each quarter of the year end closing date.  (2)Further authorize to make transfers from the Benefit Adjustment Fund to agency benefit accounts, during the period of August 23, 2017 to July 20, 2018 (anticipated extended year end closing date) for transfers related to fiscal year 2017 and to report transfers made as soon as practical after each quarter of the year end closing date. 

#109        Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a sole source contract amendment with D.L. King & Associates Inc., Nashua, NH (originally approved by G& Con 1-18-17, item #66), for the NH State House Improvements – Exterior Painting, Concord, NH, by increasing the amount by $107,371.02 from $198,500 to $305,871.02.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of September 28, 2018.  100% Capital-General Funds.   

#110        Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, NH, for the NH State Library Moisture Intrusion Remediation, Concord, NH, for a total price not to exceed $740,803.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $20,696 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $761,499.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 15, 2018.  100% Capital-General Funds.   

#111        Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Berkeley Building Company Inc., Reading, MA, for phase II renovations of the Adjutant General Department’s NH Army National Guard Raymond Bisson Renovation Facility, located in Rochester, NH, for a total price not to exceed $1,532,000.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $30,000 to provide for additional unanticipated expenses or owner initiated changes, bringing the total to $1,562,000.  (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 $1,597,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 24, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#112        Authorize to enter into a contract with The Rowley Agency, for Data Security and Privacy Cyber Liability insurance for NH state government, in an amount not to exceed $241,915.  Effective August 23, 2017 through August 23, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

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 TABLED ITEM 

  

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#41          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Prescott, seconded by Councilor Wheeler voted to TABLE Position #40153 from the Department of Environmental Services. The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Prescott, seconded by Councilor Pappas authorized the remainder of item #41, the Division of Personnel’s request for waiver of classification decisions.