New Hampshire
Secretary of State

March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022

GOVERNOR AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL AGENDA
State House, Concord, New Hampshire
March 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

 

CONSENT CALENDAR AGENDA

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

                                     DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
            #A.       Authorize the request of the Division of State Police for one Trooper to travel over 300 miles one way in their own State Police issued unmarked state vehicle in the amount of $5,369.60 to attend the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center Polygraph Institute Polygraph program in Annville, PA from April 6, 2022 through June 24, 2022. 87% General, 13% Agency Income.

                                    DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of the Commissioner
            #B.       Authorize to enter Jody Farwell into an educational tuition agreement with Granite State College Concord, NH to participate in interdisciplinary seminar and Law and Ethics for Health Care and Human Services, during the period of April 4, 2022 through June 24, 2022 and to pay said costs in the amount of $915. Employee Training, 20% Federal, 80% General Funds.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
            #C.       Authorize the Division of Fire Standards and Training and Emergency Medical Services, to pay the annual membership dues of $3,000 to the National Association of State EMS Officials, Falls Church, VA for membership. Effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 100% Revolving Funds.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Office of the Commissioner
            #D.       Authorize the Division of Public Health Services, to pay The Association of Public Health Laboratories, Silver Spring, MD in the amount of $8,820 for annual membership dues. Effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 100% General Funds.

 

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

                                    OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
            #A.       Authorize to accept a gift for travel reimbursement, not to exceed $2,500, from the Department of Defense, through the Council of State Governments, to allow the executive director to participate in a Document Team meeting on April 11-12, 2022, in Washington, D.C. for development of social work interstate compact legislation.

 

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

 

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

                                    DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERAN SERVICES
            #A.       Authorize confirmation of Major Austin S. Westbrook, Spokane, WA, for appointment in the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERAN SERVICES
            #B.       Authorize confirmation of Major Lucas J. Huebener, Fairchild AFB, WA, for appointment in the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERAN SERVICES
            #C.       Authorize confirmation of Major Ryan C. Morrison, La Grange, NC, for appointment in the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERAN SERVICES
            #D.       Authorize confirmation of Mario A. Rey II, Deerfield, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERAN SERVICES
            #E.       Authorize confirmation of Major Jeffrey D. VanGuilder, Hadden Township, NJ for appointment in the rank of Major, NH Air National Guard.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERAN SERVICES
            #F.       Authorize confirmation of Timothy B. Gardner, Hanover, NH, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

                                     DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERAN SERVICES
            #G.       Authorize confirmation of Alexander S. Pagliughi, Hanscom AFB, MA, to the rank of Major, NH Army National Guard.

                                    DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
            #H.       Authorize to appoint Gary A. Prince as a Criminal Investigator at a salary level of $73,528, LG BB, step 5. Effective upon G&C approval or March 25, 2022, whichever is the latter, through a term ending July 1, 2024.

 

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

                                    DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
            #A.       Authorize to exercise a contract amendment with Arcomm Communications Corporation, Hillsborough, NH (originally approved by G&C on 7/14/21, item #53), for Video and Closed Circuit Television Surveillance Systems Maintenance and Repair Services by adding additional language to comply with the Department of Information Technology’s “IP Camera Configuration Guide”.  Effective upon G&C approval. No additional funding.

 

REGULAR AGENDA

                        BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY
#6        Authorize to  hold a Public Hearing with respect to the Resolution entitled “A RESOLUTION UNDER RSA 162-I:9 WITH RESPECT TO THE FINANCING OF A COMMERCIAL FACILITY BY THE BUSINESS FINANCE AUTHORITY FOR SIG SAUER INC. IN THE TOWN OF EPPING, NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE AWARD OF AN UNCONDITIONAL STATE GUARANTEE OF UP TO $16,000,000 OF PRINCIPAL OF THE FINANCING”. The action will authorize a Resolution under RSA 162-I:9 to determine that the project financed will be within the definition of the commercial facility and will create or preserve employment opportunities directly or indirectly within the state.

                        DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
                        Office of the Commissioner
#7        Authorize Health Facilities Administration to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $254,146 from the CARES Act Funds providing funding through CMS for Health Facilities COVID-19 related response for survey and certification activities. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#8        Authorize to enter into a COVID-19 Vaccination Aid Agreements with an unspecified number of First Responder Organizations and to make unencumbered payments to participating First Responder Organizations that provide personnel to assist the State with administering COVID-19 vaccinations, not to exceed a shared price limitation of $6,000,000 across all participating organizations. Effective April 1, 2022 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through June 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

#9        Authorize to place Heather Barto at step 6 for the position of Manager, Contract Quality Management, unclassified salary grade EE, earning $90,298. Effective upon G&C approval.  50% General, 50% Federal Funds.

#10      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $9,109,658 to provide clinical and administrative services to meet the specialized health and related clinical and administrative needs of NH residents, Effective upon G&C approval, through June 30, 2025, with the option to renew for up to four additional years. 28% Federal, 72% General Funds.

#10A     Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Deloittle & Touche, LLP, Concord, NH, for a privacy impact assessment on the Department’s Immunization Information System, in the amount of $84,000. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

                              Division of Medicaid Services
#11      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Coordinated Transportation Solutions, Inc., Trumbull, CT in the amount of $456,000 for statewide non-emergency medical transportation for Medicaid Fee-for-Service members. Effective upon G&C approval, through January 31, 2023, with the option to renew for up to one additional year.  54% Federal, 22% General, and 24% other Funds (Medicaid Enhancement Tax and NH Granite Advantage Health Care Program Trust Fund).

#11A    Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source amendment to an existing contract with Accuity Asset Verification Services, Evanston, IL, (originally approved by G&C on 3/22/17, item #16) to continue electronic asset verification services for applicants and Medicaid recipients, by increasing the price limitation by $139,854 from $1,689,153 to $1,829,007 and by extending the completion date from February 28, 2022 to December 31, 2022. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

                        Financial Services
#12        Authorize office of Medicaid Services to reduce General funds of $4,200,000 and matching Federal funds of $4,204,200. Effective upon approval by G&C through June 30, 2023. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds. (2) Further authorize to transfer General Funds of $4,200,000. Effective upon approval by G&C through June 30, 2023. 100% General Funds. (3) Further authorize to accept and expend additional federal funds in the amount of $7,807,800. Effective upon approval by G&C through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

                        Division of Finance and Procurement
#13      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $3,963,186 from the American Rescue Plan Act to fund a lease for warehouse space storing COVID-19 related supplies and equipment and managing health and human services-related emergency logistics. Effective upon approval by G&C through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

                        Division of Economic & Housing Stability
#14      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $19,544 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#15      Authorize to enter into a grant agreement with NH Catholic Charities d/b/a NH Food Bank, Manchester, NH, in the amount of $150,000 to incentivize the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program recipients residing in NH. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023, with the option to renew for up to 2 additional years. 100% General Funds.

                        Division of Public Health Services
#16      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $2,689,378 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Nursing Home & Long Care Facility Strike Team and Infrastructure Project as mandated by the American Rescue Plan. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#17      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,110,992 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Strengthening Healthcare Associated Infections/Antimicrobial Resistance Program as mandated by the American Rescue Plan. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. (2) Further authorize to continue one full-time temporary position. Effective July 1, 2022 upon approval by G&C through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#18        Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $200,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Travelers Health: Protecting the Health of Travelers and Communities in a Globally Mobile World Project as Mandated by the American Rescue Plan. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#19        Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $449,760 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Detection and Mitigation of COVID-19 in Homeless Service Sites & Other Congregate Settings Project as mandated by the American Rescue Plan. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#20      Authorize to accept and expend federal funds in the amount of $1,000,000 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to fund the Strengthening STD Prevention and Control program as mandated by the American Rescue Plan. (2) Further authorize to continue five full time temporary positions for this program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#21      Authorize to pay the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington, DC, in the amount of $8,256 for annual membership dues. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

#22      Authorize to enter into a contract with Michael Lazarczyk, Au.D. CCC-A, Franconia, NH, in the amount of $28,000 for clinical pediatric audiology and consultation activities. Effective upon G&C approval through February 29, 2024, with the option to renew for up to 2 additional years. 100% Federal Funds.

#23      Authorize to enter into a sole source retroactive amendment to an existing contract with On-Site medical Services, LLC, Charlestown, NH, (informational item #J, G&C 4/21/21) for the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters to individuals across the state, as requested by the Department, by exercising a contract renewal option by increasing the total price limitation by $3,400,000 from $31,882,944 to $35,282,944 and extending the completion dates from March 31, 2022 to June 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

                        Glencliff Home
#24     Authorize to use funds allocated to Glencliff Home based on a $2500 per bed grant to pay a flat rate, time-bound, weekly enhancement for License Nursing Assistants currently paid under the A130 pay scale for recruitment and retention purposes. Flat rate amounts of $257.88 per week for full-time employees and $128.94 per week for part-time employees are being requested to make the program comparable to industry norms. Effective March 25, 2022 or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, for a 16 week period. 100% Federal Funds (American Rescue Plan Act).

                        Division of Long Term Supports and Services
#25      Authorize to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the NH Department of Energy, Concord, NH, in the amount of $82,200 for Senior Energy Assistance Services. Effective October 1, 2022, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through September 30, 2024, with the option to renew for up to six additional years. 50% Federal, 50% General Funds.

#26      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Evident Change, Madison, WI, in the amount of $269,300 to review and revise the Structured Decision Making assessment tools used by the Bureau of Elderly Services serving individuals in the Adult Protective Services Program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023, with the option to renew for up to two additional years. 100% Federal Funds.

#27      Authorize to amend an existing contract with City of Nashua, Nashua, NH, (original contract approved by G&C on 9/23/20, item #16) for transportation services to adults ages 60 years and older in the City of Nashua, by exercising a contract renewal option by increasing the price limitation by $377,874 from $377,874 to $755,748 and by extending the completion date from June 30, 2022 to June 30, 2024. 51% Federal, 49% General Funds.

#28      Authorize to amend an existing contract with the Contractor listed in bold as detailed in letter dated February 9, 2022, (original contract approved by G&C on 5/20/20 item #18) for Aging and Disability Resource Center ServiceLink services, by increasing the total price limitation by $15,000 from $6,491,928.02 to $6,506,928.02 with no change to the contract completion date of June 30, 2022. 57% Federal, 43% General Funds.

#29      Authorize to enter into a retroactive amendment to an existing contract with the Contractor, listed in bold as detailed in letter dated March 3, 2022, for the provision of nutrition services to prevent, prepare for, and to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure older, isolated, and frail adults live as independently as possible, by increasing the total price limitation by $25,170 from $64,778,148 to $64,803,318 with no change to the contract completion date of June 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

                        New Hampshire Hospital
#30      Authorize to enter into a contract with PM Construction Co. Inc., Saco, ME, in the amount of $200,000 for maintenance and to repair firestop systems within the Acute Psychiatric Facility, and other buildings at NH Hospital. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2025, with the option to renew for up to four additional years. 70% General, 30% Other Funds (Provider Fees and Intra-Agency Transfers).

#31      Authorize to enter into a contract with Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $60,821,398 for the provision of psychiatric and medical services at NH Hospital, the planned NH Forensic Hospital, and Glencliff Home. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2026, with the option to renew for up to six additional years. 42% General, 58% Other Funds (Provider fees).

#32      Authorize to enter into a contract with Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Lebanon, NH, in the amount of $442,505 for the provision of Neuropsychology Services at the NH Hospital and the planned NH Forensic Hospital. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023, with the option to renew for up to six additional years. 36% General, 64% Other Funds (Provider Fees).

                        Division of Behavioral Health
#33      Authorize to award a contract with Harbor Home, Inc., d/b/a Harbor Care, Nashua, NH, in the amount of $4,200,000 for Facilitating Organization Services and Program support for Recovery Community Organizations and Recovery Centers. Effective April 1, 2022, or upon G&C approval, whichever is later, through December 31, 2022, with the option to renew for an additional five years and six months. 66.9% Federal, 8.10% General, and 25% Other Funds (Governors Commission).

#34      Authorize the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs, to enter into a contract with University of Massachusetts by and through the Commonwealth Medicine as a part of the UMass Chan Medical School, Shrewsbury, MA, in the amount of $99,997 for research and Development Services for a doula supports and recovery program, including supports for pregnant people affected by perinatal substance use. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022, with the option to renew for up to one additional year. 100% Other Funds (Governors Commission on Alcohol and Other Drugs).

#35      Authorize to amend existing contracts with the Contractors detailed in letter dated March 14, 2022 for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Support Services, by decreasing the total price limitation by $192,012 from $11,665,920 to $11,473,908 with no change to the contract completion dates of September 29, 2023. 54.745% Federal, 11.873% General, and 33.382% Other Funds (Governor’s Commission).

                        Division for Children, Youth, & Families
#35A    Authorize to apply additional positions of the same class title a recently approved fifteen percent base hourly wage enhancement to Child Protective Service Workers and Supervisor IV positions, and an eight percent base hourly wage enhancement to Administrator I and Supervisor VI positions currently paid under Wage Schedule – A000 for recruitment and retention purposes. Effective retroactive to the date of original approval, November 5, 2021 through November 4, 2023, the original expiration. 30% Federal, 70% General Funds

                        DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION 
#36      Authorize the Division of Operations to transfer $500,000 between various classes. (2) Further authorize to transfer $1,800,000 from the Highway Surplus Account to fund winter maintenance activities. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022.  100% Highway Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#37      Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $730,180, awarded under the American Rescue Plan Act and administered via the Federal Aviation Administration, to cover airport concessions expenses at the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport. Effective retroactive to January 20, 2020, through June 30, 2022. (2) Further authorize to retroactively award a grant to the City of Manchester for ARPA funding to offset a decline in revenues arising from diminished airport concessions as a result of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency for the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, in the amount of $730,180. Effective upon G&C approval through February 9, 2026. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#38      Authorize Division of Operations to transfer $1,595,000 between various Accounting Units and classes. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Highway Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#39      Authorize the Bureau of Turnpikes to transfer $1,767,478 between various classes in Turnpike’s Toll Collection. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022. 100% Turnpike Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#40      Authorize the Bureau of Environment to enter into three individual, pre-qualified, low-bid, cost-based contracts, each at $100,000, with the following firms: (1) FB Environmental Associates, Dover, NH, (2) Normandeau Associates, Inc., Bedford, NH; and (3) TRC Environmental Corporation, Manchester, NH to undertake wetland and environmental investigations for various transportation-related activities and projects throughout the State. Effective upon G&C approval through April 30, 2025.

#41      Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Brox Industries, Inc. of Dracut, MA, for Eastern Turnpike Resurfacing, Project No. 42264, on I-95 and the Spaulding Turnpike in North Hampton, Greenland, Portsmouth and Seabrook on the basis of a single bid of $6,215,741.45. (2) Further authorize that a contingency in the amount of $310,787.07 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction of the project. Effective upon G&C approval through September 23, 2022. 100% Turnpike Funds.

#42      Authorize the Bureau of Construction to enter into a contract with Annseal, Inc. of Johnson City, NY, for the Statewide Crack Seal Tier 2 S, Project No. 43527 involving crack seal of various Tier 2 roads in the southern portion of the state (Wolfeboro, Belmont, Laconia, Gilford, Tilton, Peterborough, Hancock, Bennington, Antrim, Marlborough, Keene, Surry, Westmoreland, Hopkinton, Amherst, Bedford, Somersworth and Rochester), on the basis of a low bid of $583,760.91. (2) Further authorize that a contingency in the amount of $58,376.09 be approved for payment of latent conditions, which may appear during the construction project. Effective upon G&C approval through August 19, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

#43      Authorize the Bureau of Right-of-Way to sell 0.65+/- acres of state-owned land located on the corner of NH Route 4 and Black Hall Road, in the Town of Epsom. The sale will be directly to Thomas LeClair for $51,100 which includes a $1,100 Administrative Fee. Effective upon G&C approval. The parcel was originally purchased with 20% Highway Funds and 80% Federal Funds.

#44      Authorize the Bureau of Right-of-Way to pay the tenant of an acquired property $71,199.25 as documented in the Contemplated Awards list, for amounts greater than $5,000 for the period extending from January 23, 2022, through February 28, 2022. Effective upon G&C approval.

#45      Authorize the Bureau of Right-of-Way to sell 0.37 +/- acres of state-owned land located on the southeasterly side of Central Street in the Town of Hudson. The sale will be directly to Nottingham Square Corporation and Central Hudson LLC for $83,090, which includes an $1,100 Administrative fee. Effective upon G&C approval. The parcel was originally purchased with 100% Highway Funds.

#46      Authorize the Bureau of Right-of-Way to sell .54 +/- acres of state-owned land, with improvements, located at 8 Valeska Lane, in the Town of Salem. The sale will be to Jose, Robely, and Ignacio R. Cespedes, for $325,000 plus an $1,100 administrative fee. (2) Further authorize to compensate NAI Norwood Group for real estate services, in the amount of $19,500. Effective upon G&C approval. The parcel was originally purchased with 90% Federal, 10% Highway Funds.

#47      Authorize the Bureau of Planning & Community Assistance to enter into project agreements with sub-recipients to provide funding and services within available state and federal funding programs for various transportation projects located throughout the state. These projects have been identified and selected and are part of the State’s Ten Year Plan and will be administered through the Department’s local project administration process. (2) Further authorize to annually report an informational item, within 90 days of the end of the Federal Fiscal Year, on the status of all active state and federally funded locally administered projects.

#48      Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C  6/15/21, item #90) for public transportation services in the Belknap County and Merrimack County regions by increasing the contract amount by $116,000 from $2,304,884 to $2,420,884. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#49      Authorize the Bureau of Aeronautics to provide funding to the City of Claremont, NH, to acquire easements for the approaches to Runway 11-29 (phase 1) at the Claremont Municipal Airport in Claremont, NH in the amount of $334,800. Effective upon G&C approval through July 28, 2025. 100% Federal Funds.

#50      Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Tri-County Community Action Program Inc., Berlin, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6/15/2021, item #71) for public transportation services in the Coos, Grafton, and Carroll County regions by increasing the contract amount by $75,000 from $1,260,484 to $1,335,484. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#51      Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Southern NH Planning Commission, Manchester, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6/30/2021, item #70) for coordinated transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities by increasing the contract amount by $110,000 from $918,800 to $1,028,800,  Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#52      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 6/30/2021, item #65)  for coordinated transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities by increasing the contract amount by $110,000 from $850,364 to $960,364. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#53      Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with VNA at HCS, Inc., Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6/15/2021, item #61)  for public transportation services in the City of Keene by increasing the contract amount by $57,600 from $651,592 to $709,192. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#54      Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Advance Transit, Inc., Wilder, VT, (originally approved by G&C on 6/15/2021, item #66)  for public transportation services in the Hanover-Lebanon area by increasing the contract amount by $360,300 from $6,193,964 to $6,554,264. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#55      Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, Merrimack, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6/30/2021, item #62) for coordinated transportation services for seniors and individuals with disabilities by increasing the contract amount by $140,000 from $404,000 to $544,000. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

#56      Authorize the Bureau of Rail & Transit to enter into a contract amendment with Southwestern Community Services, Inc., Keene, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 6/15/2021, item #69)  for public transportation services in the Sullivan County region by increasing the contract amount by $49,200 from $1,113,892 to $1,163,092. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Federal Funds.

                        DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
#57      Authorize to accept and expend $6,744,385 of American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to implement a Cyber Insurance/Protection Program to replace and enhance current cyber insurance solutions. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

                        OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATION
#58      Authorize to enter into an agreement with Gerald P. Koocher, Ph.D., ABPP, of Chestnut Hill, MA, for psychology consulting services for an amount not to exceed $30,000. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2023, with the option to extend for two one-year periods. 100% Agency Funds.

#59      Authorize to enter into an agreement with Shannon Edward Mills, DDS, FAGD, ABFD, FICD, FACD, of Concord, NH, for dental investigative services for an amount not to exceed $12,600. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2023, with the option to extend for 2 one-year periods. 100% Agency Funds.

                        JUDICIAL COUNCIL
#60      Authorize to receive an additional appropriation from funds not otherwise appropriated in the total amount of $2,302,141, to provide a temporary salary increase to Public Defender Program staff. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% General Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

                        DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS AND VETERANS SERVICES
#61      Authorize to enter into a Cooperative Service Agreement with the United States Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Wildlife Services, to initiate a woodchuck control program on property located at the State Military Reservation located in Concord, NH. For a price not to exceed $2,485. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

                        DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, MARKETS & FOOD
#62      Authorize the Division of Agriculture Development to enter into a grant with the Cheshire County Conservation District, Walpole, NH, in the amount of $46,000 to develop a business energy technical assistance program for NH specialty crop farms. Effective upon G&C approval through September 15, 2024. 100% Federal Funds.

#63      Authorize the Division of Agriculture Development to enter into a grant with the NH Vegetable & Berry Growers Association, So. Hampton, NH in the amount of $40,000 to develop an online marketing campaign featuring NH vegetables and berries. Effective upon G&C approval through May 1, 2024. 100% Federal Funds.

#64      Authorize the Division of Agriculture Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Merrimack County Conservation District, Concord, NH in the amount of $15,510 to provide technical assistance in developing a farmers’ market incentive program for food insecure families to purchase NH specialty crop products. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2024. 100% Federal Funds.

#65      Authorize the Division of Agriculture Development to enter into a grant with the NH Maple Producers Association Hampstead, NH in the amount of $62,076 to develop and implement a marketing program for the NH maple industry. Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2024. 100% Federal Funds.

#66      Authorize the Division of Agriculture Development to amend an existing agreement with the University of NH, Durham, NH, (original contract approved 2/19/20, item #33) for identifying cold-hardy hydrangea cultivars for cut-flower production and sales in NH under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Project by increasing the price by $2,926 from $42,990 to $45,916 with no change to the contract completion date of September 29, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

#67      Authorize the Division of Agriculture Development to enter into a grant with the NH Fruit Growers Association Londonderry, NH, in the amount of $32,000 to develop and conduct a marking campaign featuring NH vegetables and berries. Effective upon G&C approval through September 29, 2024. 100% Federal Funds.

                        COMMISSION FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
#68      Authorize to accept and expend federal revenues, received from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, in the amount of $41,170. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

                        DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
#69      Authorize to continue its membership and participation in the National Association of State Energy Officials for an amount of $4,106.76. Effective retroactive to October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022 100% Federal Funds.

#70      Authorize to amend the contract with The Brattle Group, Inc., (originally approved by G&C 8/4/21, item #43) for providing consulting services to the Department regarding electric vehicle rate design and related electric vehicle rate issues by increasing the contract price by $20,000, from $292,950 not to exceed $312,950. Effective upon G&C approval through February 4, 2023. 100% Other Funds (Special utility Assessment).

#71      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southern NH Services, Manchester, NH, to supplement the Agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $300,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds (LIHEAP-US-DHHS).

#72      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Southwestern Community Services, Keene, NH, to supplement the Agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $50,000. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds (LIHEAP-US-DHHS).

#73      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties, Inc., Concord, NH, to supplement the Agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $493,520. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds (LIHEAP-US-DHHS).

#74      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Community Action Partnership of Strafford County, Dover, NH, to supplement the Agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $268,460. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds (LIHEAP-US-DHHS).

#75      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with Tri-County Community Action Program, Berlin, NH, to supplement the Agency’s Weatherization Assistance Program in the amount of $566,060. Effective upon G&C approval through September 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds (LIHEAP-US-DHHS).

                        NEW HAMPSHIRE FISH AND GAME DEPARTMENT
#76      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract with the National Opinion research Center, Chicago, IL, to conduct a survey of NH residents’ participation in fishing, hunting and wildlife associated recreation in the amount of $100,000. Effective retroactive to January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023. 75% Federal, 25% Other Funds.

                        GOVERNOR’S OFFICE FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF AND RECOVERY
#77      Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $23,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act State Fiscal Recovery Funds for the Camp NH project, a Veterans campus providing mixed housing, supportive services, and a retreat for Veterans and their families. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#78      Authorize to accept and expend funds in the amount of $963,463 in American Rescue Plan Act State Fiscal Recovery Funds for the Judicial Branch to provide temporary relief to address emergent guardianship needs to an unusually high number of indigent patients in need of guardian appointment before they are discharged from a hospital. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

                        DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
#79      Authorize the Division of Economic Development to accept and expend $1,496,000 in American Rescue Plan Act, State Fiscal Recovery Fund for the administration of the Housing Investment Fund. (2) Further authorize to establish 3 full time temporary positions using ARPA funds for the purpose of administrating the Housing Investment Fund program. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#80      Authorize to amend item #47B approved by G&C on August 4, 2022 by reallocating $132,633 for better utilization of funds. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

                        DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL AND CULTURAL RESOURCES
#81      Authorize the Division of the Arts to award Public Value Partnership grants to the Nonprofit Arts Organizations as detailed in letter dated February 24, 2022, in the total amount of $41,500 to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022. 100% General Funds.

#82      Authorize the Division of the Arts to award Public Value Partnership grants to the Nonprofit Arts Organizations as detailed in letter dated February 24, 2022, in the total amount of $30,250 to strengthen their capacity for affordable diverse arts programs to NH residents and visitors. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

                        DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
#83      Authorize to amend item #101 approved by G&C on June 16, 2021 by transferring funds in the amount of $10,000,000 between class lines. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#84      Authorize to enter into a sole source contract for services with the Great Bay Stewards, Inc., Greenland, NH, for the Great Bay Stewards Coastal Neighbors Technical Assistance Program project in the amount of $4,925. Effective upon G&C approval through August 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#85      Authorize to enter into a sole source agreement with the university of NH, Sponsored program Administration, Durham, NH to support the Piscataqua Region Monitoring Collaborative project in the amount of $113,355. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2023. 11% Federal, 53% Other, and 36% General Funds.

#86      Authorize to enter into a contract with New England Water Distribution Services, LLC, Windham, NH in the amount of $84,513 in order to conduct leak detection surveys at 30 NH community water systems. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

#87      Authorize to enter into a contract with American Leak Detection, Inc., New Haven, CT, in the amount of $135,692 in order to conduct leak detection surveys at 54 NH community water systems. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2022. 100% Federal Funds.

#88      Authorize to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the NH Fish and Game Department Concord, NH, in an amount not to exceed $9,407 to improve wetland connectivity for semi-aquatic wildlife vulnerable to wetland loss. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#89      Authorize to amend an agreement with the University of NH, Sponsored Programs Administration, Durham, NH, (original agreement approved by G&C on 3/3/21 item #49) by extending the end date to December 31, 2022 from April 30, 2022 to allow additional time for completion of work tasks. This is a no-cost time extension. 100% Drinking Water Groundwater Trust Funds.

#90      Authorize to amend an agreement with The Nature Conservancy, Concord, NH, (original agreement approved 4/7/21, item #52) for the Resilient Tidal Crossings Project by extending the completion date to March 31, 2023, from March 31, 2022. Effective upon G&C approval through March 31, 2023. This is a no cost amendment. 100% Federal Funds.

#91      Authorize to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the City of Dover in the amount of $20,652 to complete a project to protect public drinking water supplies. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#92      Authorize to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Lake Winnipesaukee Association in the amount of $20,500 to complete a project to protect public drinking supplies. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#93      Authorize to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Laconia Water Works in the amount of $1,250 to complete a project to protect public drinking supplies. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#94      Authorize to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Rockingham Planning Commission in the amount of $24,989 to complete a project to protect public drinking supplies. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#95      Authorize to award a Local Source Water Protection grant to the Strafford Regional Planning Commission in the amount of $23,320 to complete a project to protect public drinking supplies. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#96      Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the entities detailed in the letter dated February 25, 2022, for a total of $114,055 to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022. 100% Fee Funds.

#97      Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the entities detailed in the letter dated February 25, 2022, for a total of $100,860 to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022. 100% Fee Funds.

#98      Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the entities detailed in the letter dated February 25, 2022, for a total of $158,035 to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022. 100% Fee Funds.

#99      Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the entities detailed in the letter dated February 25, 2022, for a total of $21,258 to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022. 100% Fee Funds.

#100    Authorize to enter into grant agreements with the entities detailed in the letter dated February 25, 2022, for a total of $88,071 to fund exotic aquatic plant control activities. Effective upon G&C approval through December 31, 2022.

#101    Authorize to award an Aquatic Resource Mitigation Fund grant to the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH in the amount of $110,000 for the purposes of conserving a 122-acre parcel of land in Rochester. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% ARM Funds.

#102    Authorize to transfer Wetlands Permit #2019-03651, to the new owners of the subject property, Laura M. and Lawrence F. Morris to perform work on Fresh Creek in Dover. The permit was originally issued to Timothy and Linda Gorman, and approved by G&C on April 8, 2020, item #57.

#102A Authorize to award a grant to the Town of Charlestown, NH, in the amount not to exceed $1,286,700 for water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval through December 1, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. (2) Further authorize to approve a loan agreement with the Town of Charlestown, NH, in the amount not to exceed $3,002,300 to finance water system improvements. Effective upon G&C approval. 100% Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund Repayment Funds.

            DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
#103    Authorize the Division of Workforce Innovation, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation to transfer Federal grant funds, in the amount of $69,700 in FY22 and $81,700 in FY23 for the support of facilitating client services. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#104    Authorize to accept and expend Child Nutrition Supply Chain Assistance funds in the amount of $2,794,943 from the United States Department of Agriculture. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#105    Authorize to enter into contract amendment with the Children’s Scholarship Fund, Concord, NH, (originally approved by G&C on 8/4/21, item #62) to continue to administrate Educational Freedom Accounts for eligible students by extending the end date from June 30, 2022 to September 30, 2023, with no increase to the contract price. 100% Education Trust Fund.

#106    Authorize to pay the 2022 National Council of School Facilities membership dues to the National Council on School Facilities, Washington, DC, in an amount not to exceed $5,000. Effective July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. 100% General Funds.  

#107    Authorize to enter Katelyn Komisarek into an educational tuition agreement with Granite State College Concord, NH to participate in an online course entitled Leading Teams, during the period of April 4, 2022 through June 24, 2022 and pay said costs in the amount of $854.40. 100% Other Agency Income.

#108    Authorize to enter Katherine Page into an educational tuition agreement with Granite State College Concord, NH to participate in an online course entitled Change Management and Communication, during the period of April 4, 2022 through June 24, 2022 and pay said costs in the amount of $417. 100% General Funds.

                         NEW HAMPSHIRE POLICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL
#109    Authorize to transfer $245,895 between various accounting units and classes. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022. 100% General Fund. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

                         DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
#110    Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend an existing grant agreement with the Town of Langdon, NH, increasing the grant limitation by $1,541.40, from $9,794 to $11,335.40 and by extending the completion date from December 26, 2012 to January 26, 2023. 100% Federal Funds.

#111    Authorize the Division of State Police to pay overtime in the amount of $350,000 for permanent personnel via a transfer from class 10 appropriations for positions that are vacant due to illness, extended leaves of absence, or pending recruitment at Enforcement. The $350,000 represents the estimate of additional funds needed for the remainder of SFY 2022. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2022. 82% General, 18% Highway Funds.

#112    Authorize the Division of State Police to pay overtime in the amount of $135,000 for permanent personnel form class 10 appropriations for positions that are vacant due to illness, extended leaves of absence, or pending recruitment at State Police Communications. The $135,000 represents the estimate of additional funds needed for the remainder of SFY 2022. 4% General, 24% Highway, 24% Turnpike Funds and 48% Agency Income.

#113    Authorize the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management to retroactively amend an existing grant agreement with the City of Concord (informational item #F, G&C 2/17/21). The amendment will extend the completion date only from December 26, 2021 to January 26, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.

                         DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
#114    Authorize to accept and expend a grant in the amount of $375,000, from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crime, Transforming America’s Response to Elder Abuse: Enhanced Multidisciplinary Teams, for the purpose of creating a temporary Program Specialist IV position, for the Department of Justice Elder Abuse Unit, and for the purpose of coordinating a statewide system to review and triage cases involving elder financial exploitation. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023. 100% Federal Funds. Contingent upon fiscal committee approval on March 18, 2022.

#115    Authorize to enter into sub grants with programs detailed in the letter dated March 4, 2022, for the total amount of $395,744, to support municipalities and state agencies with activities related to relaxed COVID-19 restrictions. Effective upon G&C approval through June 30, 2023.  100% Federal Funds.

#116    Authorize a salary increase to Jennifer Ramsey, as an Assistant Attorney General, from a salary level of $97,000 to a salary level of $100,000. Effective upon G&C approval for March 25, 2022, whichever is later.

#117    Authorize a salary increase to Bryan J. Townsend II, as an Assistant Attorney General, from a salary level of $89,000 to a salary level of $92,000. Effective upon G&C approval for March 25, 2022, whichever is later.

#118    Authorize a salary increase to Jesse J. O’Neill, as an Assistant Attorney General, from a salary level of $88,000 to a salary level of $91,000. Effective upon G&C approval for March 25, 2022, whichever is later.

#119    Authorize a salary increase to Jennifer Foley, as an Assistant Attorney General, from a salary level of $98,000 to a salary level of $101,000. Effective upon G&C approval for March 25, 2022, whichever is later.

#120    NOT USED

#121    Authorize the reappointment of Jennifer Schirmer to serve on the NH Victims’ Assistance Commission. Ms. Schirmer’s term will be for three years, from April 20, 2022 to April 20, 2025. Effective upon G&C approval.

#122    Authorize to enter into a retroactive sole source contract, with Dr. Jeremy Stuelpnagel, as a substitute medical examiner to aid the office of the Chief Medical Examiner for a total not to exceed $10,000.  For the period March 3, 2022 to March 7, 2022. Effective upon G&C approval through May 31, 2022. 100% General Funds. 

#123    Authorize consideration of whether the petition of Theresa Marie Pepin (age 31) requesting a pardon hearing for the offense of Attempted Murder should be granted.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

#124    Authorize consideration of whether the petition of Pamela Smart (age 54) requesting a commutation hearing for the offense of Accomplice to First Degree Murder should be granted.  The petitioner is not eligible for an annulment.

                        DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
#125    Authorize the request of the Division of Personnel for waiver of classification decisions.  Effective upon G&C approval.

#126    Authorize to enter into a contract with RTH Mechanical Contractors Inc., Dover, NH, for steam distribution system inspection, preventative maintenance and repair service, in the amount of $243,632. The term of the contract will begin on March 23, 2022 or upon G&C approval whichever is later through March 22, 2024, with an option to renew for an additional year subject to G&C approval. 66% General Funds, 34% Transfer from Other Agencies.

#127    Authorize the Division of Public Works Design and Construction to enter into a contract with Integrated Facilities Construction Corp. Medford, MA, for a total price not to exceed $2,923,700 for the Addition and Renovation of Manchester 527 Patrol Shed, Manchester, NH. Effective upon G&C approval through October 31, 2022. 96% Highway Funds, 4% Capital-General. (2) Further authorize the amount of $63,000 be approved for payment to the Department of Administrative Services, Division of Public Works Design and Construction for engineering services provided, bringing the total to $2,986,700. 100% Highway Funds.

 

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TABLED ITEMS

 

                        OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR (Tabled at G&C Meeting 1/12/22)
#34A    TABLED  - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Kenney, seconded by Councilor Gatsas, and with Councilors Warmington and Stevens voting no, voted to table the request to accept and place on file the fact finder report for NH Department of Transportation, State Employees Association of NH, Service Employee International Union, Local 1984, pursuant to an order of the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, which is currently on appeal before the NH Supreme Court.

                         OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR (Tabled at G&C Meeting 1/12/22)
#34B    TABLED  - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Kenney, seconded by Councilor Gatsas, and with Councilors Warmington and Stevens voting no, voted to table the request to accept and place on file the fact finder report for NH Department of Health and Human Services, NH State Hospital, State Employees Association of NH, Service Employee International Union, Local 1984, pursuant to an order of the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, which is currently on appeal before the NH Supreme Court.

                        OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR (Tabled at G&C Meeting 1/12/22)
#34C    TABLED  - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Kenney, seconded by Councilor Gatsas, and with Councilors Warmington and Stevens voting no, voted to table the request to accept and place on file the fact finder report for NH Liquor Commission, Retail Division, State Employees Association of NH, Service Employee International Union, Local 1984, pursuant to an order of the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, which is currently on appeal before the NH Supreme Court.

                        OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR (Tabled at G&C Meeting 1/12/22)
#34D    TABLED  - The Governor and Council on motion of Councilor Kenney, seconded by Councilor Gatsas, and with Councilors Warmington and Stevens voting no, voted to table the request to accept and place on file the fact finder report for NH Department of Safety, Marine Patrol, State Employees Association of NH, Service Employee International Union, Local 1984, pursuant to an order of the Public Employee Labor Relations Board, which is currently on appeal before the NH Supreme Court.

 

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