GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
New Hampshire Food Bank, Manchester, New Hampshire 
September 13, 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 Maureen DiTomaso into an educational tuition agreement with College for America at Southern NH University, Manchester, NH, to participate in 24 Completed Projects in the CfA Associate of Arts in General Studies – Business Program, during the period of November 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018, and to pay said costs in an amount of $1,500.  100% General (Employee Training) Funds.   

                                                STATE TREASURY 
                #B.          Authorize the Comptroller to issue a warrant from funds not otherwise appropriated in the amount of $292,041 and the State Treasurer to issue checks in the amount of $292,040.80 to the rightful owners of abandoned or unclaimed funds. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
                                                Office of Finance 
                #C.          Authorize to make a payment for annual membership dues to the New England States Consortium Systems Organization, Shrewsbury, MA, in the amount of $28,500.  Effective January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #D.          Authorize the Division of State Police to pay annual dues of $6,500 to SEARCH Group Inc., the National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, Sacramento, CA.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.  100% Revolving Funds.   

 

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

                                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
                #A.         Authorize to accept a donation from The National Judicial College in the form of payment for tuition-related expense for an NHES employee to attend an online course.  The value of the donation is $629.   

                                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
                #B.          Authorize to accept a donation of used office furniture worth an estimated used retail value of $5,597.50 from Select Demo Services LLC, Salem, NH, for the purpose of providing furniture at various office locations throughout the Department. 

 

#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 Captain Chad E. Lawrence, Pembroke, NH, for promotion to the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.  This officer meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, morally, and professionally qualified.   

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #B.          Authorize the confirmation of Captain Craig B. Stansfield, Wolfeboro, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #C.          Authorize the confirmation of Colonel John J. Brady, Windham, NH, for appointment to the rank of Colonel, NH Army National Guard. 

                                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
                #D.          Authorize to appoint Scott Sakowski as an Assistant Attorney General at a salary level of $66,191.25.  Effective September 16, 2017 through September 16, 2022.   

                                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
                #E.          Authorize the nomination of Colonel David J. Mikolaities, Portsmouth, NH, for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General, NH Army National Guard.  This office meets all prerequisites for this grade, having been found to be physically, mentally, and professionally qualified.   

 

#5            MOP 150, I, B (5): Other Items - NONE 

 

REGULAR AGENDA 

 

                                DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 
#6            Authorize Health Facilities Administration to accept and expend supplemental federal funding in the amount of $14,217 from the centers for Medicaid and Medicaid Services.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Office of Finance 
#7            Authorize to transfer funds in the amount of $7,700,000 for SFY 2018 and $7,700,000 for SFY 2019 for a combined total of $15,400,000.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                Bureau of Developmental Services 
#8            Authorize to accept and expend federal funds from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in the amount of $70,069,998.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#9            Authorize the Special Medical Services, Partners in Health Program to provide training for Department staff, contractors, and others who serve children and families with various special health care needs and complex conditions to implement family support services that will meet the “Standards of Quality for Family Strengthening & Support” on September 27, 2017 at the Audubon Center, Concord, NH, for a total cost not to exceed $4,500.  (2)Further authorize to make a sole source payment to Family Support NH, Concord, NH $4,500 for purchasing the food, venue, logistics, and training materials and for paying the trainers.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2017.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division of Child Support Services 
#10          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the NH Judicial Branch, Administrative Office of the Courts, Office of Mediation and Arbitration, Concord, NH, for the provision of access and visitation services, in an amount not to exceed $73,000.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Glencliff Home 
#11          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with Rymes Heating Oil Inc., Concord, NH, to install heating at the Glencliff Home Recreation Hall, in an amount not to exceed $21,237.67.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

                                Division of Public Health Services 
#12          Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $144,724 from the Health Resources and Services Administration to further fund the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting grant.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  (2)Further authorize to continue one Full Time Systems Development Specialist III position, utilizing funds from the above grant.  Effective retroactive to July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#13          Authorize  the Bureau of Policy and Performance to enter into an agreement with the Foundation for Healthy Communities, Concord, NH, to serve as the Administrative Lead Organization of a statewide Health Care Coalition of organizations from across the health care sector in order to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies in an amount not to exceed $1,224,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#14          Authorize to amend an existing sole source agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH (originally approved by G&C on 2-6-13, item #39), by modifying the scope of services in order to complete the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Evaluation, by increasing the price by $97,545 from $1,193,160 to $1,290,705, and by extending the completion date from September 30, 2017 to September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Division for Behavioral Health 
#15          Authorize to amend a sole source retroactive agreement with Community Council of Nashua, NH, d/b/a Greater Nashua Mental Health Center at Community council, Nashua, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, late item #A), for the provision of a First Episode Psychosis Pilot Program, by increasing the price by $84,000 from $12,829,412 in the aggregate to an amount not to exceed $12,913,412 in the aggregate.  Effective upon G&C approval through the original end date of June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services 
#16          Authorize to enter into agreement with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 4, 2017, for the provision of drug and alcohol misuse prevention through Student Assistance Programs at the middle and high school levels, in an amount not to exceed $1,057,509.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#17          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 12-14-11, item #117), for the continue support of expanded transit service in the Seacoast region, by increasing the amount by $140,550 from $2,806,736 to $2,947,286, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2018 to June 30, 2020.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#18          Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a sole source contract amendment with Cooperative Alliance for Seacoast Transportation, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 10-17-12, item #87), for the continued support of the Seacoast Commuter Options rideshare initiative in the Seacoast region, by increasing the amount by $50,000 from $136,483 to $186,483, and by extending the completion date from December 31, 2018 to June 30, 2020.  100% Turnpike Funds.   

#19          Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Ray’s Electric and General Contracting Inc., Berlin, NH, for placement of a gateway sign, an interpretive sign, benches, historical district street signs, landscaping, and construction of a playground area in Berlin, on the basis of a single bid of $228,579.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $22,857.90 for payment of latent conditions which may appear during the construction of the project.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 29, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY 
#20          Authorize to award a grant to the County of Cheshire, Keene, NH, in the amount of $417,365 for the purpose of assisting three organizations to provide microenterprise training and technical assistance activities.  Effective September 13, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#21          Authorize to award a grant to the County of Grafton, Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $500,000 on behalf of AHEAD Qtr., Inc., to support construction of the Friendship House Drug Rehabilitation facility in Bethlehem, NH.  Effective upon G&C approval for the period effective August 23, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#22          Authorize to award a grant to the County of Grafton, North Haverhill, NH, in the amount of $332,000 for the purpose of assisting three organizations provide microenterprise training and technical assistance activities.  Effective September 13, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#23          Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Charlestown, NH, in the amount of $499,460 to support the waste water infrastructure and electrical upgrades projects at the Crown Point MHP Cooperative situated at Crown Point Drive, Charlestown, NH.  Effective September 13, 2017 through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES 
#24          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-19-17, item #47), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low income households receiving weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $117,599 from $117,599 to $235,198.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#25          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-19-17, item #44), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low income households receiving weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $212,669 from $212,669 to $425,338.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#26          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-19-17, item #46), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low income households receiving weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $76,266 from $76,266 to $152,532.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#27          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-19-17, item #43), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low income households receiving weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $91,551 from $91,551 to $183,102.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#28          Authorize to amend the sole source contract agreement with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County Inc., Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-19-17, item #45), for the repair or replacement of malfunctioning heating systems in low income households receiving weatherization services, by increasing the amount by $51,915 from $51,915 to $103,830.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#29          Authorize to amend the sole source Building Weatherization Program contract agreement with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #78), for supplementing the Weatherization Assistance Program services in low income households, by increasing the amount by $386,673 from $386,673 to $773,346.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#30          Authorize to amend the sole source Building Weatherization Program contract agreement with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #80), for supplementing the Weatherization Assistance Program services in low income households, by increasing the amount by $138,666 from $138,666 to $277,332.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#31          Authorize to amend the sole source Building Weatherization Program contract agreement with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #79), for supplementing the Weatherization Assistance Program services in low income households, by increasing the amount by $213,816 from $213,816 to $427,632.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#32          Authorize to amend the sole source Building Weatherization Program contract agreement with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Concord, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #82), for supplementing the Weatherization Assistance Program services in low income households, by increasing the amount by $166,455 from $166,455 to $332,910.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#33          Authorize to amend the sole source Building Weatherization Program contract agreement with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-21-17, item #81), for supplementing the Weatherization Assistance Program services in low income households, by increasing the amount by $94,391 from $94,391 to $188,782.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds (US DHHS/LIHEAP).   

#34          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $10,549,896.  (2)Further authorize to advance $1,038,746.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#35          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $4,237,419.  (2)Further authorize to advance $39,670.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#36          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $2,138,769.  (2)Further authorize to advance $205,751.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#37          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services Inc., Keene, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,100,686.  (2)Further authorize to advance $301,132.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#38          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties Inc., Concord, NH, for the Fuel Assistance Program, in the amount of $3,720,727.  (2)Further authorize to advance $361,180.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
#39          Authorize to enter into a retroactive contract amendment with Systems & Communications Sciences Inc., Londonderry, NH (originally approved by G&C on 6-15-16, item #34), to operate and maintain the Department of Safety’s IBM mainframe computers, related program products and third party operating software, in an amount not to exceed $150,000.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021.  100% Other Funds.  The Agency Class 027 used by the Department of Safety to reimburse DoIT for this service is 100% Agency Income – Cost of Collections.   

                                STATE TREASURY 
#40          Authorize to enter into a contract with Bank of New York Mellon, Boston, MA, for bond paying agent, trustee, and arbitrage rebate compliance services, in an amount anticipated not to exceed $351,000.  Effective November 1, 2017 through October 27, 2027.  Payments under this contract shall be unencumbered with internal accounting control within the Treasury and shall not be drawn from General Funds.   

                                THE ADJUTANT GENERALS DEPARTMENT 
#41          Authorize to enter into a contract with AMEC Foster Wheeler Environmental & Infrastructure Inc., Chelmsford, MA, for the purposes of an Environmental Services contract, in an amount not to exceed $275,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2020.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                INSURANCE DEPARTMENT 
#42          Authorize to enter into a contract with Milliman Inc., Seattle, WA, for consulting services, in the amount of $96,525.  Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#43          Authorize to amend on a sole source basis, a contract with MMcLeod Consulting (originally approved by G&C on 10-26-16, item #52), for the provision of consulting services in connection with the initiative to improve health insurance premium rate review process and transparency related to health insurance premiums and medical care costs in NH, by increasing the amount by $60,000 from $178,900 to $238,900, this increasing the number of contracted hours to an average of 20 hours per week.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 18, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#44          Authorize to enter into a contract with Freedman Healthcare LLC, Newton, MA, for consulting services, in the amount of $91,289.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE EMPLOYMENT SECURITY 
#45          Authorize to extend one Field Agent position #9T2740, in a temporary status for one year.  The estimated fiscal impacts to SFY 2018-2019 to extend this position is $48,160.73.  

                                OFFICE OF CONSUMER ADVOCATE 
#46          Authorize to amend on a retroactive sole source  basis, a contract with Strategen Consulting LLC, Berkeley, CA (originally approved by G&C on 8-24-15, item #42), for expert services to support the OCA’s participation in the Net Energy Metering proceeding, before the NH Public Utilities Commission, by increasing the amount by $90,000 from the most recently approved amount of $97,900 to $187,900, and by extending the end date from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2019.  100% Special Utility Assessment Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE LIQUOR COMMISSION 
#47          Authorize to exercise an option to amend an existing contract with Wedu Inc., Manchester, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7-10-13, item #58), to provide professional advertising and promotional services, by increasing the contract price limitation by $500,000 from $11,307,371 to $11,807,371.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Liquor Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS 
#48          Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to enter into a sole source contract with Granite State Ambassadors Inc., Manchester, NH, for tourism related training and volunteer coordination, in an amount of $136,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.   

#48A      Authorize the Division of Travel and Tourism Development to award grants to the organizations as detailed in letter dated August 2, 2017, for marketing projects under the Joint Promotional Program, in the total amount not to exceed $420,249.61.  Effective upon G&C approval.  100% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES 
#49          Authorize the State Library’s request for retroactive renewal of a membership with the American Library Association, Chicago, IL, in the amount of $2,728.  Effective September 1, 2017 through August 31, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#50          Authorize to enter into a memorandum of agreement for certain office space in Concord occupied by the Office of Workforce Opportunity.  Effective October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. 

#51          Authorize to enter into a sole source lease amendment with Gerald P. McCarthy Properties, West Wareham, MA (originally approved by G&C on 9-22-10, item #114B), for 29,564 square feet of building space in Concord NH, by extending the end date to September 30, 2018 from September 30, 2017, and by increasing the payment by $310,441.92 from $2,162,499.75 to $2,472,941.67.  86% General, 14% Federal Funds.   

#52          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation to enter into a sole source cooperative project agreement with the University of NH, for the purpose of completing the Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan, in the amount of $28,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2019.  75% Federal, 25% Agency Income.   

#53          Authorize the Division of Parks and Recreation, Cannon Mountain to enter into a contract with Royal Trail Works Inc., Royalton, VT, to complete snowmaking pipe installation for the Skylight and Fleitman trails at Cannon Mountain and Franconia Notch State Park, in the amount of $163,276.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 6, 2017.  100% Cannon Mountain Capital Improvement Funds.   

#54          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to retroactively extend the end date of a Federal Grant Award (originally approved by G&C on 3-8-17, item #42) in an amount up to $5,715,000 for the acquisition of Conservation Easement son 23,728 +/- acres in the Unincorporated Township of Success in Coos County, NH, known as the “Mahoosuc Gateway Forest Legacy Project” from June 30, 2017 to June 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#55          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to budget and expend $34,500 from the Forest Management and Protection Fund for maintaining and enhancing the Forest Management Bureau programs.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% Agency Income.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#56          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a lease agreement with Townsquare Media Portland LLC of Maine headquartered in Greenwich, CT, for equipment and antenna space in designated areas on Mount Washington on Sargent’s Purchase, NH.  (2)Further authorize to accept an initial annual rental payment of $34,098.71.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of 5 years. 

#57          Authorize the Division of Forests and Lands to enter into a lease agreement with Townsquare Media Portsmouth LLC d/b/a Townsquare Media NH, headquartered in Greenwich, CT, for equipment and antenna space in designated areas on Mount Washington on Sargent’s Purchase, NH.  (2)Further authorize to accept an initial annual rental payment of $29,990.10.  Effective upon G&C approval through a period of 5 years. 

                                NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT 
#58          Authorize to hold a Let’s Go Fishing Volunteer Instructor Training and Recognition event on September 24, 2017, in the amount of $4,035.  (2)Further authorize to pay Woodstock Inn Again Ltd, Woodstock, NH, $4,035 to provide facilities and buffet dinner for the Let’s Go Fishing Volunteer Recognition and Training Seminar at Woodstock Inn, Station and Brewery, Woodstock, NH.  100% Federal Funds.   

#59          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with The Audubon Society of NH, Concord, NH, for the continuation of an urban wildlife education outreach program through Amoskeag Fishways, in the amount of $24,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Other Funds (Conservation License Plate).   

#60          Authorize the triennial memorandum of agreement with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries Service, to maintain the NH State Permit Bank in accordance with conditions agreed upon by the two parties which is submitted for review by the Governor and Council. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES 
#61          Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to The Trust for Public Land, Montpelier, VT, in the amount of $107,500 for the purpose of acquiring a parcel of land owned by Winn Mountain Corporation.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

#62          Authorize to award a sole source grant to the NH Lakes Association, in the amount of $10,000 to contribute to the preparation of a report on the economic importance of water and water services in NH.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2018.  The dollar amount of this item is below the $25,000 G&C threshold for FY 2018 but the vendor has received payments of $81,000 which causes them to exceed the threshold.  100% Federal Funds.   

#63          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, to support the Piscataqua Region Monitoring Collaborative project, in the amount of $70,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2018.  21% Federal, 79% Clean Water State Revolving Fund.   

#64          Authorize to enter into an agreement with the Squam Lakes Association, Holderness, NH, to complete the Squam Lakes Watershed Plan Development – Phase I, in the amount of $50,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2019.  100% Federal Funds   

#65          Authorize to enter into an agreement with F.L. Merrill Construction Inc., Loudon, NH, for construction services on the Suncook River Mitigation Project, in the amount of $2,292,545.  61% Capital (General) and 39% Transfer from DOT Funds.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $343,882 to cover unforeseen conditions and work that may occur during construction of the Suncook River Mitigation Project, bringing the total to $2,636,427.  Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2018.  100% Capital (General) Funds.   

#66          Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Southeast Land Trust of NH, Exeter, NH, in the amount of $85,000 for the purpose of acquiring land owned by Daniel Horsburgh and Elizabeth Mari in Fremont.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2018.  100% Aquatic Resource Mitigation Funds.   

#67          Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the University of NH, Office of Sponsored Research, Durham, NH, to perform laboratory analysis of shellfish samples for Vibrio parahaemolyticus presence and genetic characteristics, in the amount of $12,628.  Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2017.  62% General (DES), 38% Federal Funds (DHHS).   

#68          Authorize James Dugan’s request to perform work on Lake Winnipesaukee in Tuftonboro. 

#69          Authorize Ann M. Laporte’s request to perform work on Squam Lake in Center Harbor. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 
#70          Authorize to transfer funds in and among accounting units in the amount of $425,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% General Funds.  Fiscal Committee approved.   

#71          Authorize to enter into a contract with Adrienne Shoemaker, Concord, NH, to provide technical assistance, resources and training to school personnel responsible for providing services to NH students with visual impairments, in an amount not to exceed $44,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#72          Authorize the Bureau of Adult Education to enter into contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 24, 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 $222,277.07.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018, with an option to renew for two additional one year terms.  30% Federal, 70% State Funds.   

#73          Authorize the Bureau of Adult Education to enter into contracts with the vendors as detailed in letter dated August 28, 2017, to provide Postsecondary Transition services, in an amount not to exceed $73,011.83.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018, with an option to renew for two additional one year terms.  100% General Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY 
#74          Authorize the Division of State Police to enter into grant agreements with the counties and municipalities as detailed in letter dated August 25, 2017, for a total amount of $1,200,000 for the investigation and apprehension of individuals or organizations that are involved in opioid related drug use and trafficking.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#75          Authorize the Division of State Police to accept and expend $10,584 of federal pass-through funds from the NH Department of Justice to purchase a Cellebrite Universal Forensic Extraction Device for the Detective Bureau.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 27, 2017.  100% Agency Income.   

#76          Authorize the Division of State Police to retroactively accept and expend $35,224 from the Department of Safety, Office of Highway Safety, titled NHSP Distracted Driving Patrols, for the purpose of encouraging all motor vehicle operators to focus on the task of driving.  Effective July 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017.  100% Agency Income.   

#77          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management to retroactively pay SFY 2018 annual membership dues to the National Emergency Management Association, Lexington, KY, in an amount not to exceed $4,500.  Effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% General Funds.   

#78          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a contract with iHeartMedia Entertainment Inc., San Antonio, TX, for radio advertisements on emergency management and preparedness for an amount of $35,857.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2018.  40% Private and Local, 32% Federal, 28% General Funds.   

#79          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Environmental Services to support the Flood Hazards Program, which provides support for two full-time personnel and associated benefits necessary to support the program for the identification of river-induced public safety hazards in NH, for a total amount of $236,973.  Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#80          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Lakes Region Planning Commission to update Local Hazard Mitigation Plans for several communities for a total amount of $31,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#81          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Nashua Regional Planning Commission to update Local Hazard Mitigation Plans for several communities for a total amount of $25,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

#82          Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to enter into a grant agreement with the Rockingham Planning Commission to update Local Hazard Mitigation Plans for several communities for a total amount of $28,500.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 30, 2019.  100% Federal Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE 
#83          Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive contract with Dr. Carolyn Kappen as a substitute medical examiner, to aid the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner during the period of September 3-7, 2017, for a total not to exceed $9,999.  Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2017.  100% General Funds.   

#84          Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Dr. Priya Banerjee as a substitute medical examiner to aid the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the period of September 23-27, 2017, for a total not to exceed $19,998.  Effective upon G&C approval through November 30, 2017.  100% General Funds.     

#84A      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Axiomatic LLC, Portsmouth, NH, for the purpose of developing a web application that will electronically capture and manage trust funds and common investment reports submitted annually by municipal trustees.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  100% Agency Income, Charitable Trust Fees.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES 
#85          Authorize a Working Capital Warrant in the amount of $575,000,000 to cover the payment of expenditures for the month of October 2017. 

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

#87          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a sole source negotiated bid construction contract with Brookstone Builders Inc., Manchester, NH, for the Adjutant General Department’s NH Army National Guard State Military Reserve Renovations, Concord, NH, for a price not to exceed $3,023,723.  (2)Further authorize the amount of $48,743 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $3,072,466.  Effective upon G&C approval through August 2, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#88          Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a sole source negotiated bid construction contract with Meridian Construction Corp., Gilford, NH, for a NH Department’s NH Army National Guard a Third Training Skills Building, located in Center Strafford, NH, for a total price not to exceed $939,102.  (2)Further authorize a contingency in the amount of $15,000 for unanticipated expense, bringing the total to $954,102.  (3) Further authorize the amount of $28,000 for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction, for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $982,102.  Effective upon G&C approval through July 27, 2018.  100% Federal Funds.   

#89          Authorize to enter into a contract with IntelliTime Systems Corporation, Santa Ana, CA, for provision of scheduling and time/attendance software as a service, timeclocks, and professional services in an amount not to exceed $10,250,000.  Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2027, with the option to renew for two additional terms of five years each.  100% Capital Funds.   

#90          NOT USED   

#91          Authorize to enter into an In-Building License and Agreement with NH #1 Rural Cellular Inc., to design, install, and operate in-building wireless telecommunications network systems in three State office buildings located on Hazen Drive.  The Licensee is not charged for the License but is solely responsible for providing and installing all necessary equipment and other network components at its own expense and for operating and maintaining the in-building network infrastructure.  The initial License term is for five years, effective upon G&C approval through September 12, 2022, with options to extend the agreement for up to three additional terms of five years each, upon G&C approval.   

 

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TABLED ITEMS 

  

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting on 8/2/17) 
#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. 

                                DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION (Tabled at G&C Meeting on 8/23/17) 
#25          The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Papas voted to approve requested action #1, 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)TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Kenney voted to table requested action #2, 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)The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Pappas, seconded by Councilor Volinsky, and with Councilor Wheeler voting no, approved requested action #3, to retroactively pay small claims for the next fiscal year, July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.  100% Highway Funds.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (Tabled at G&C Meeting on 8/23/17) 
#81          TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Volinsky, seconded by Councilor Pappas, voted to table the request of 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.   

                                DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (Tabled at G&C Meeting on 8/23/17) 
#105        TABLED – The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Wheeler, seconded by Councilor Kenney, and with Councilor Pappas voting no, voted to table the request 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.